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  • Greek Theatre, Syracuse

    OMA recently inaugurated its stage set design at the Greek Theatre in Syracuse with the performance of Aeschylus’s Prometheus Unbound (directed by Claudio Longhi). Three temporary architectural devices were presented to reinterpret the theatre’s spaces dating back to the 5th century BCE. OMA’s interventions will be utilised in this summer’s cycle of plays staged by …

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  • Chair design: Would you sit on spiders?

    Moving into the next chapter of her career, interior designer Melanie Nelson is having fun in the field of furniture The story of AND Furniture tells us one thing – it’s never too late to discover your true calling in life. Trained as an interior designer in Manchester, Melanie Nelson – partner at Addison Nelson …

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  • Unveiling Woods Bagot’s new Beijing HQ

    In relocating its office to Beijing’s trendy Sanlitun Village, Woods Bagot created a mix of space types at its new studio to precisely match the work styles of its staff In the heart of Sanlitun, Beijing’s vibrant design district, Woods Bagot’s Beijing Studio is a modern, dynamic ‘design house’ boasting world-class design typologies promoting ‘Real …

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  • Repurposing a Melbourne warehouse

    A refurbished former warehouse in the up-and-coming Collingwood district of Melbourne symbolises the ongoing transformation of what was once an inner-city industrial area Sometimes, it’s the little things which make the difference. And then other times, it’s the big things – like the double-height feature wall at the new offices of Skilled Medical in Melbourne. …

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  • Opus unveiled: Frank Gehry in Hong Kong

    All eyes are on Opus, Frank Gehry’s first residential project in Asia – an ultra-luxury development in Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels In the 1940s, Hong Kong property developer Swire Group acquired a site on The Peak to build a house for a top executive. Over 60 years later, the company decided to commission a new residential …

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  • World Map

    HK-based Blank has launched its World Map canvas, allowing you to record all the places you’ve visited with 200 plotting pins. Measuring 140x85cm, World Map is available in colour, monochrome and vintage shades, with text that can be custom-made. Light and water-resistant ultrachrome pigment inks were used to print the canvases that were then hand-stretched …

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  • A CUT & A CAPPUCCINO

    A brand new salon/café in Hong Kong means you can now get a haircut and a coffee in a seamless blend of spaces Having your hair cut can often be a chore – and, occasionally, it can also be a long, painful process if you’re out of luck. At Café Salon, a crossover concept store …

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  • The Art of Pens

    From May 9 to 11, Faber-Castell celebrates its 250th anniversary at The Art of Pens exhibition in Taikoo, Hong Kong. Since 1761, Faber-Castel has emerged from its humble beginnings as a pencil manufacturer to becoming the world’s largest producer of writing intstruments and art supplies. Brought to Hong Kong for the first time, the exhibition …

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  • FINELY TUNED DESIGN

    At Poggenpohl’s new design centre in Milan, take a fresh look at how high-end kitchens have transformed modern living Lars Völkel (LV) and Manfred Junker (MJ), managing director and chief designer of Poggenpohl respectively, talked to PerspectiveGlobal about the part that Poggenpohl has played in changing the way we live at home. Kitchens have transformed …

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