OLAF OTTO BECKER

Above Zero by German photographer Olaf Otto Becker surveys the icy glacial crevasses of Greenland. The images capture uninhabited landscape flecked with crusted soot and dust deposits, exemplifying the wide-reaching impact of human actions.



www.olafottobecker.de

OLAF OTTO BECKER

OLAF OTTO BECKER

OLAF OTTO BECKER

JOHN MCCRACKEN

A series of reflective blocks by the late American sculptor John McCracken, Magic plays with perception to create the illusion of depth. Handmade in stainless steel, the work creates a conflicting vision: appearing unmistakably solid and present whilst quietly disappearing into its environment.



www.davidzwirner.com

JOHN MCCRACKEN

JEONGHWA SEO

Created by South Korean designers Jeonghwa Seo and Hanna Chung, Ripple effectis a tea table that recognises the slightest of movements. Inspired by eastern tea culture and philosophy, the rippling surface demonstrates how small changes can affect the whole.



www.jeonghwaseo.com

JEONGHWA SEO

PHILIPPE MALOUIN

Philippe Malouin’s circular vessels explore materials and shapes inspired by architectural techniques. Made from layered MDF, the sharp geometric shapes are partly cut to reveal a contrasting, smooth underside.



www.philippemalouin.com

PHILIPPE MALOUIN

ACT ROMEGIALLI

Housed in a former workshop in Venice, San Giobbe +160 is a temporary living space designed by Italian studio Act Romegialli. The interior features a raised concrete floor and is neatly organised by furniture, containers and sliding panels of glass and white wood.



www.actromegialli.it

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STUDIO NOMAD

Designed by David Tarcali, the founder of Budapest’s Studio Nomad, 3LEGS is a set of three tables, each made from a single sheet of folded steel. Inspired by geometric patterns and architectural shapes, the tables playfully merge functionality and abstraction.

www.studio-nomad.com

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MATTHIAS HEIDERICH

Photographer Matthias Heiderich draws upon a rich history of German architectural photography in his book Spektrum Berlin. The images explore colour and form in unexpected ways, inviting the reader to reconsider their view of Berlin.

www.matthias-heiderich.de

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ANDRE ERMOLAEV

Russian photographer Andre Ermolaev captures aerial scenes of rivers twisting through Iceland’s volcanic landscape. Rich in texture, colour and composition, the kaleidoscopic images are reminiscent of abstract paintings.

www.andre.ru

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STUDIO FLUDD

Venice-based Studio Fludd is a creative collective whose practice weaves together design, craft and illustration. When invited to take part in a residential art project on a deserted Italian island, they created the Poor Tools collection; a set of tools made from natural and artificial finds that embody the island’s landscape.

www.studiofludd.com

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SUMMER SOUNDS

 

A seasonal collection of music we like

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SUMMER SOUNDS

SELGASCANO

The translucent El ‘B’. Cartagena Auditorium and Congress Centre by architects selgascano sits on the docks in Cartagena, Spain. The building’s structure and large open interior mirrors the horizontal lines of the harbour edge and reflects the calm of the surrounding sea.

www.selgascano.net

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ROOS GOMPERTS

Material Research by Dutch artist Roos Gomperts documents the early stages of a project exploring material combinations and the mutual enhancement of their visual qualities. Experimenting with wood, foam, concrete, ceramic and cardboard, this research informed Roos’ later work, Foam and Glass.

www.roosgomperts.com

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AGNES MARTIN

Inspired by the emotive and expressive power of art, the work of Canadian-born American painter Agnes Martin is presented in a new retrospective at London’s Tate Modern. The exhibition features her hallmark pencil grid canvas pieces as well as lesser-known early paintings and experimental works.

Images courtesy of Parasol Press and Pace Gallery

www.tate.org.uk

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AGNES MARTIN

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STUDIO BERG

 

Inspired by half-timbered constructions, Foldwork was designed by Friederike Delius, Founder of Berlin-based Studio Berg. The work, a brass wall piece and clothing rack, aims to reinvent a traditionally functional object by transforming its appearance and placing it at the centre of the home.

www.studioberg.de

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THE GARDEN EDIT

 

In celebration of London’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we have invited online journal The Garden Edit to create a window installation at our King’s Road store. The installation features a curated selection of books, vases and objects available from The Garden Edit online store.

thegardenedit.com

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BAHK JONG SUN

 

Korean designer Bahk Jong Sun presents subtle lines and angular silhouettes in his considered and simple furniture designs. His creative process involves reduction, an emphasis upon organic craftsmanship and favouring functionality over decoration.

Photography by Seomi International

www.bahkjongsun.com

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STUDIOPEPE

 

A special collection of one-off pieces, Ossimori was created by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto, co-founders of Milan design studio Studiopepe. Exploring the unlikely meeting of complementary and independent materials, the collection investigates form, matter and their impact upon the senses.

www.studiopepedesign.it

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PASCAL GRASSO ARCHITECTURES

 

Published by RVB books, Maison Le Cap is a visual exploration of a modern holiday home designed by Paris-based architect Pascal Grasso. With photography by Cyrille Weiner capturing the quiet light-filled corners of the house and the verdant character of the southern French coast, the book illustrates the delicate harmony between architecture and the environment.

www.pascalgrasso.com
www.antennebooks.com

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SELECTED SOUNDS: SNARKITECTURE

A playlist by Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham of design studio Snarkitecture.

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Selected Sounds

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DAVIDE D’ELIA

 

Italian artist Davide D’Elia’s latest work Louise is composed of 24 canvases, each covered in wallpaper featuring the faded imprints of hanging picture frames. Taken from the home of a real person, the piece is part of a wider series that explores the idea of memory, history and how new stories can emerge from different spatial arrangements.

Images courtesy of Davide D’Elia, Ex Elettrofonica Gallery and Maxxi Museum

www.davidedelia.com

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JODIE CAREY

 

Artist Jodie Carey’s new exhibition at London gallery Edel Assanti reflects on traditions of commemoration throughout history. Drawing inspiration from a vast range of cultures, the imposing yet delicate works include large-scale plaster urns, wall-based canvas hangings and pencil wall drawings.

www.edelassanti.com

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SNARKITECTURE

 

A cast marble block, Split is composed of two severed halves. Created by Brooklyn-based studio Snarkitecture, the deep, jagged fracture exposes a textured undersurface and acts as an counterpoint to the rectangular lines and smooth, creamy exterior. Available at Volume Gallery, Chicago.

www.snarkitecture.com

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SPRING SOUNDS

 

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VIVIANE SASSEN

 

Uncovering sculptural forms situated in the everyday, Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen captures the natural beauty of Pikin Slee, Suriname. In her latest exhibition, London’s ICA presents a series of images of the village shot on an analogue camera.

www.ica.org.uk

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KIHACHI KOBO

 

Kashiwan wooden bowls created by Kihachi Kobo, the oldest producer of wood products in the Yamanaka region of Japan. The hand turned oak bowls are crafted using a rokuro (electric wheel) and can be found at London’s Momosan Shop alongside a range of carefully selected objects from the UK and Japan.

www.momosanshop.com

KIHACHI KOBO

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STUDIO DESSUANT BONE

 

A light-filled outdoor café sat quietly behind Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Honor was created by Paris-based Studio Dessuant Bone. The versatile structure incorporates natural materials and removable transparent façades to accommodate many different layouts, depending on the season.

www.studiodessuantbone.com

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OPENHOUSE MAGAZINE

 

OPENHOUSE Magazine is a twice yearly publication founded in Barcelona by Andrew Trotter and Mari Luz Vidal. It features creative people from around the world who open their homes or private spaces to the public and host gatherings on gastronomy, art and design.

www.openhouse-magazine.com

OPENHOUSE MAGAZINE

Yumiko Iihoshi

 

Stainless coaster by Tokyo-based maker Yumiko iihoshi. Exploring the border between handmade and industrial techniques, Yumiko uses metal, glass and porcelain to create objects infused with nostalgia, function and purity.

www.y-iihoshi-p.com

Yumiko Iihoshi

ILARIA ORSINI

 

Inspired by modernist objects and spaces, photographer Ilaria Orsini explores the everyday architectures of contemporary living. Playing with flatness, shape and colour, her stage-like interiors present a reality that borders on abstraction.

www.ilariaorsini.com.com

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LADIES & GENTLEMEN STUDIO

 

Cylinder salt and pepper shakers in copper by Seattle-based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio.
Founded in 2010 by Jean Lee & Dylan Davis, the multidisciplinary studio creates a diverse range of design objects with a focus on exploration, materiality and play.

www.ladiesandgentlemenstudio.com

LADIES & GENTLEMEN STUDIO

ROBIN MADDOCK

 

Shot in black and white with a simple 35mm Leica camera, iii is a playful exploration of urban California by photographer Robin Maddox. Each photograph features one of three white objects – a ping pong ball, a piece of paper or spilt milk – casually dropped into the shot to create a striking intervention.

www.robinmaddock.com

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JUSTIN CHUNG

 

Faculty Department is a new publication by New York-based photographer Justin Chung. Offering a glimpse inside the lives of noteworthy individuals, it features quietly relaxed portraits of designers, artists and writers at work and at home.

www.facultydept.com

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DOWN THE LONG DRIVEWAY

 

Down the Long Driveway is a celebration of New Zealand’s modernist homes with photography by Mary Gaudin and words by Matthew Arnold. The book documents a selection of houses built between 1950 and 1974, and aims to go beyond a purely architectural study to explore how they are lived in and what they represent.

www.downthelongdriveway.com

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RINKO KAWAUCHI

 

In her first book Utatane, Tokyo-based photographer Rinko Kawauchi explores the details of everyday life that are too often missed.

www.rinkokawauchi.com

RINKO KAWAUCHI

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WINTER SOUNDS

 

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ATSUKI KIKUCHI

 

A study of the West Tokyo apartment that graphic designer, art director and curator Atsuki Kikuchi shares with his illustrator wife Izumi Shiokawa, as featured in issue #12 of Apartamento magazine.

Photography by Taro Hirano

www.apartamentomagazine.com

ATSUKI KIKUCHI

SELLDORF ARCHITECTS

 

David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea designed by New York-based architects Selldorf Architects. Inspired by the neighbourhood’s industrial aesthetic, it has an exposed concrete façade with warm-toned teak panelling on the window frames and at street level – a bold contrast of materials.

Photography by Jason Schmidt, courtesy of Selldorf Architects

www.selldorf.com

SELLDORF ARCHITECTS

COS x Till Wiedeck

 

Object XI & XII is a collaborative project by COS and Till Wiedeck, founder of Berlin-based design studio HelloMe. A unique interpretation of his 2012 project Critical Objects, the tables continue Till’s exploration of the border between functional furniture and sculptural form.

www.tillwiedeck.com

Till Wiedeck

NOURISHED JOURNAL

 

Nourished Journal is a new lifestyle biannual created by Melbourne-based MADE Publishers. Exploring themes of lifestyle and wellness, the journal’s first issue features recipes, travel stories and practical information.

www.nourishedjournal.com

NOURISHED JOURNAL

Sine Collection

 

SINE rail designed by Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho.
Made from marble and coated aluminium, its shape is inspired by the regular tempo of mathematical waves.

www.sinecollection.se

STUDIO E.O

MICHAEL BODIAM

 

Untitled # 2 by London-based photographer Michael Bodiam depicts a quiet street scene in Buenos Aires from the landscape series South America.
www.michaelbodiam.com

MICHAEL BODIAM

DEAN EDMONDS

 

String is a lacquered steel furniture series by London-based designer Dean Edmonds.
Image courtesy of James Robjant.

www.deanedmonds.co.uk

DEAN EDMONDS

Palais De Tokyo

This Autumn, COS is proud to be supporting ‘Tape Paris’, an installation by art collective Numen / For Use, part of the landmark group exhibition, INSIDE, at Palais de Tokyo.

Set over two levels, the exhibition transforms the gallery space through a series of immersive art installations by a collection of international artists.
www.palaisdetokyo.com

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SHARON ETGAR

From a series of fabric collages by Sharon Etgar, a Tel Aviv-based artist whose work aims to translate themes of mood and memory into colour and abstract form.
www.sharonetgar.com

SHARON_ETGAR

ADAM WYSOCKI

Light Soil V.2 is an architectural project and family home located in Poznan, Poland. Designed by Adam Wysocki of Studio de.matiera, the living area is embedded below ground level, merging the building with the natural shape of the terrain.
www.studiodemateria.com

Adam Wysock

MAX CREASY

Untitled is a 2011 work by London-based visual artist Max Creasy. His photographic practice explores systems of meaning through architecture, the archive and still life.
www.maxcreasy.com

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SCOTT HARDY

From the series London quietly by photographer Scott Hardy.
www.originalmaterial.ch

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MANUEL IRRITIER

In his series Hong Kong Urban Barcode, Munich-based photographer Manuel Irritier explores the rich patterns that emerge from Hong Kong’s extreme urban density.
www.manuelirritier.com

Manuel Irritier

SENATE HOUSE

Senate House is one of London’s most iconic Art Deco buildings. Built in 1937 and designed by architect Charles Holden, it is part of the University of London, houses a vast library and provides the backdrop for our Autumn Winter 2014 campaign.
Photography by Paul Burnett

Senate House

LISA SORGINI

From the series Go to town by Australian photographer Lisa Sorgini.

www.lisasorgini.com

Lisa Sorgin

DIETER RAMS

Prolific German designer Dieter Rams’ Ten Principles for Good Design begin with ‘Good design is innovative’, exemplified by his 1959 radio/phono combination for Braun.

www.braun.com

DIETER RAMS

OTTO KAAN

The book bindery of Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietveld Academie as documented by art duo and Rietveld alumni, Otto Kaan.

www.ottokaan.com
www.binderij.rietveldacademie.nl

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D. DINIS SECONDARY SCHOOL

D. Dinis secondary school in Lisbon was modernised in 2008 by Bak Gordon Architects. It will be one of many iconic buildings open to visitors in October as part of Lisbon Open House, an annual celebration of architecture organised by the Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

www.bakgordon.com
www.openhouseworldwide.org

D. DINIS SECONDARY SCHOOL

Swiss Design Awards 2014

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books competition was established to promote and reward top-quality book design in Switzerland as part of the annual Swiss Design Awards. One of this year’s winners is 30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse, a research project initiated by a student at the École cantonale d'art de Lausanne.

www.swissdesignawards.ch

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The Garden Edit

For his recent window installation at COS Kings Road, London-based gardener and founder of The Garden Edit, John Tebbs, was inspired by the cacti at Southfield, the UK’s largest cactus nursery.

www.thegardenedit.com

The Garden Edit

PABLO ALABAU

Grupo Metafisico by New York-based designer Pablo Alabau, is a modular seven-piece set that can be arranged as a family of stools, side tables or multipurpose objects.

www.pabloalabau.com

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SMILJAN RADIC

Pite House and Copper House 2 by Smiljan Radic, Chilean architect and designer of the Serpentine Galleries Pavilion 2014. For the first event in the Serpentine Galleries Park Nights programme, Smiljan wil be in conversation with the Serpentine’s co-directors Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist as part of the London Festival of Architecture.
Photography by Christobal Palma

www.serpentinegalleries.org

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ERICH GINDER

By Seattle-based designer Erich Ginder, this brass floor lamp has a die-cut shade made from recycled water bottles.

www.erichginder.com

Erich Ginder

LAURIE KANG

Untitled by Toronto-based artist Laurie Kang was made by exposing sheets of photographic paper, allowing them to develop naturally in the light.

www.lauriekang.com

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