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Defining Modern
 
Villa Tugendhat by Mies van der Rohe

Villa Tugendhat designed by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and built in 1929–1930, is a monument of modern architecture, and is the only example of modern architecture in the Czech Republic inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites.

Villa Tugendhat by Mies van der Rohe
Villa Tugendhat by Mies van der Rohe
 
Villa Tugendhat by Mies van der Rohe
 
Villa Tugendhat by Mies van der Rohe
 
Villa Tugendhat by Mies van der Rohe
Villa Tugendhat by Mies van der Rohe
Villa Tugendhat by Mies van der Rohe
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Villa Tugendhat by Mies van der Rohe
 
 

Photography by Alexandra Timpau

Hybrid Space
 
The Audo Concept by MENU
 
 

The Audo–a unique concept that reflects the rapidly changing intersection of home, work and hospitality in a single, community-building universe.

Designed by Norm Architects for Danish design brand MENU as a new, hybrid space shaped by connectivity and creativity.

The Audo Concept by MENU
The Audo Concept by MENU
The Audo Concept by MENU
 
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The Audo Concept by MENU
The Audo Concept by MENU
 
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The Audo Concept by MENU
 
Courtesy of Cecilie Bahnsen

Courtesy of Cecilie Bahnsen

Courtesy of Kinfolk Magazine

Courtesy of Kinfolk Magazine

 

Copenhagen-based designer Cecilie Bahnsen’s feminine, voluminous pieces are all made by hand using traditional techniques.

The Audo Concept by MENU
The Audo Concept by MENU
The Audo Concept by MENU
The Audo Concept by MENU
Courtesy of Sophie Bille Brahe

Courtesy of Sophie Bille Brahe

 
 

Elegant with an avant-garde twist, Sophie Bille Brahe’s eponymous fine jewelry line is inspired by her family’s passion for astronomy and the clean spirit of Scandinavia.

The Audo Concept by MENU
The Audo Concept by MENU
The Audo Concept by MENU
The Audo Concept by MENU
 
 

Photography Courtesy of MENU

Summer Solstice
Archipelago House / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
 

Conceived as a light weight construction in wood and glass, this summerhouse built in the outer Stockholm archipelago by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter – is the perfect getaway for celebrating midsummer and the summer solstice.

Archipelago House / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Archipelago House / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
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Archipelago House / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Carin Rodebjer Auda Dress

RODEBJER DRESS AUDA

The Rodebjer SS19 collection is inspired by our Swedish heritage, the craft, the flora, the beauty embodied by icon Ingrid Bergman and the tantalizing concept of 'Swedish sin’.
The Auda dress features the iconic “Ros och Lilja” (Rose & Lily) print, created by Swedish artist Gocken Jobs in 1946, exclusively adapted for the first time in twenty years.

Archipelago House / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Archipelago House / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
 
Archipelago House / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
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Archipelago House / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
 

Photography Courtesy of Archipelago House / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

 
California Dreaming
 
Photograph Courtesy of Marmol Radziner Architecture

Based around simple geometry, clean lines and airy construction - the Kaufmann House is one of the most famous buildings by Richard Neutra. Its prominent features include slatted metal walls, which create breezy indoor-outdoor spaces alongside landscaping with large boulders, cacti, palms and sandy gardens. A color palette of gold ochers and smoggy desert hues evokes Southern California’s paradise and land of opportunity.

 
 
Floor-Length Dress in Cotton Prefall 2019 Look from The Row

Floor-Length Dress in Cotton
Prefall 2019 Look from The Row

 
 
Photograph Courtesy of Marmol Radziner Architecture
Photograph Courtesy of Marmol Radziner Architecture
 
 
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Oversize Tunic & Utilitarian Pants in Cashmere
Prefall 2019 Look from The Row

 
 
Photograph Courtesy of Marmol Radziner Architecture
 
 
Silk-Charmeuse Maxi Dress by Deitas

Silk-Charmeuse Maxi Dress by Deitas

 
 
Photograph Courtesy of Marmol Radziner Architecture
Photograph Courtesy of Marmol Radziner Architecture
 
 

Photographs Courtesy of Marmol Radziner Architecture

Amazonia
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The scenic landscape amid the mountainous topography and dense vegetation of the Amazon rain forest in São Paulo – is the backdrop for the Jungle House – designed by Brazilian Studio MK27 to optimize the connection between nature and the architectural elements.

 
 
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Studio MK27 Jungle House
 
 
Favela Chair by Fernando and Humberto Campana. Pin (Brazilian pinus wood). Produced by Edra for the Salone del Mobile, Milan, 2003

Fernando & Humberto Campana

Favela Chair
Natural Brazilian Pinus Wood
Produced by Edra, Italy (2003)

The Campana brothers are among Brazil’s foremost contemporary furniture designers. Inspired by their country’s vernacular culture, they combine everyday objects in unexpected ways, often waste materials like rope, cardboard, plastic tubing, and aluminum wire, to make their singular creations.

 
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José Zanine Caldas | Wood | Brazil, circa 1970

José Zanine Caldas

Sculpted Solid Wood Chair, Brazil, (ca. 1970)

A self­-taught artist, designer and architect, best known for his signature style transforming wood into organic, sculptural pieces.

 
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Geatano Pesce | Resin Vase

Gaetano Pesce
Spaghetti Vase in Resin
New York/Italy, (1995) for Fish Design

Known for his imaginative use of shape and color, Pesce's exuberant work is characterized by its individuality and experiment with industrial materials like polyurethane foam, resin, and plastics.

 
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An artwork by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson illuminates the concrete stairwell.

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Joaquim Tenreiro | Cane and Rosewood Armchair | Brazil, circa 1958

Joaquim Tenreiro
Cane and Rosewood Armchair, Brazil (ca. 1958)

Referred to often as the father of Brazilian Modernism, Tenreiro championed furniture that was “formally light” working in wicker and tropical hardwoods to suit the hot climate of Brazil.

 
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Photography is by Fernando Guerra

Studio MK27

Inspired by Imagination
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 

Inspired by Surrealist art which sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind – this week features work by the amazing Italian photographer Tommaso Sartori whose dark, enigmatic imagery draws you in and captures the imagination.

Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
FÉLIX LABISSE (1905 - 1982) LA MAIN | Sotheby’s | The Sleep of Reason | A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
 
 

FÉLIX LABISSE (1905 - 1982)
LA MAIN

A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s

 
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
FEDERICO CASTELLÓN (1914 - 1971) LA ALMA ENCAJADA CON UNA VÍCTIMA DE UN LOBO (THE SOUL IMPRISONED WITH A VICTIM OF A WOLF) | Sotheby’s | The Sleep of Reason | A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
 
 

FEDERICO CASTELLÓN (1914 - 1971)
LA ALMA ENCAJADA CON UNA VÍCTIMA DE UN LOBO (THE SOUL IMPRISONED WITH A VICTIM OF A WOLF)

A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s

 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
GIORGIO DE CHIRICO (1888 - 1978)  RIPOSO PRESSO LE CORRENTI DELL'EGEO  | Sotheby’s | The Sleep of Reason | A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
 
 

GIORGIO DE CHIRICO (1888 - 1978)
RIPOSO PRESSO LE CORRENTI DELL'EGEO

A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s

 
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Photography by Tommaso Sartori
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
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MARCEL JEAN (1900 - 1994)
LE PHENIX

A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s

Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
 
MAN RAY (1890 - 1976)  CADEAU  | Sotheby’s | The Sleep of Reason | A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
 

MAN RAY (1890 - 1976)
CADEAU

A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s

 

The Sleep of Reason: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s
ONLINE BIDDING CLOSES: 20 May 2019 | 12:00 PM EDT

 
 

Photography Courtesy of Sotheby’s

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Photography Courtesy of Tommaso Sartori

Maison Monolithique
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 

This monolithic villa set in the awe-inspiring landscape of Al Ouidane, Morocco is designed by French architecture duo Studio KO with a refreshing modernist aesthetic imbued with subtle references to history and culture. The texture of the building’s surfaces — materials rooted in rural architecture such as unpolished stone and dry earth — speak louder than statement furniture or décor.

 
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Z

Raffia Babouches Made In Morocco by Zyne

 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Leather Pouf PomPom by Svenskt Tenn

Leather Pouf PomPom by Lisa Hilland for Svenskt Tenn

 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Moroccan Fringe Pillows

Moroccan Wedding Blanket Fringe Cotton Throw Pillow at Wayfair

Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Black Fluted Royal Copenhagen

Black Fluted Porcelain by Royal Copenhagen

Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Berber Bread Basket

Woven Berber Bread Basket

 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
Long Embroidered & Tasseled Caftan Dress in Washed Black Silk by Saint Laurent

Long Embroidered & Tasseled Caftan Dress in Washed Black Silk by Saint Laurent

Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Repossi Berbere Ring

Berbere Twin Ring & Maure Twin Ring by Repossi

 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 

Photography Courtesy of Studio KO