The collection of ceramics for the home by Anissa Kermiche

The collection of ceramics for the home by Anissa Kermiche

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Design

They can be used as pen holders, vases for flowers, or simply as pure and simple design objects to be displayed, empty, on shelves and tables. These are the ceramic pieces that make up the first collection of objects for the home of designer Anissa Kermiche

After leaving her engineering and computer science studies, Anissa Kermiche began her jewelry studies at Central Saint Martins and in London’s jewelry district, Hatton Garden. Her dedication and commitment have led her to become one of the best-known jewelry designers among models and worn on the red carpet today. 

Moving away from her comfort zone, her latest creations are not made of gold or pearls, but of ceramics. The collection consists of several pieces that have in common the fact that all have the shapes of the human body. For example, the Jugs Jug have the shape of a female bust, while the Popotion Pot follow those of the back and thighs. 

Discover the collection in our gallery, on Instagram, and on Anissa Kermiche’s website.

Anissa Kermiche | Collater.al
Anissa Kermiche | Collater.al
Anissa Kermiche | Collater.al
Anissa Kermiche | Collater.al
Anissa Kermiche | Collater.al
Anissa Kermiche | Collater.al
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Alexis Christodoulou starts out as a game and arrives at the 3D design

Alexis Christodoulou starts out as a game and arrives at the 3D design

Collater.al Contributors · 3 months ago · Design

South African artist Alexis Christodoulou brings together fantasy worlds at the limit of the impossible, transforming images of architectural spaces designed to escape from reality into 3D. The project was born in collaboration with ECCO Leather and IGNANT, is called “Neo Nude” for the launch of their latest leather products.

Alexis’ work can be traced back to a new movement in 3D art, which aims to project the viewer into a world in line with the progressive movements of design, rather than a world based on fantasy, science fiction or the fake reality typical of video games. It’s a movement that’s changing rapidly. The evolution of 3D art is influenced by advances in technology but above all by changes in social media.

Through a very tortuous path, Alexis has gotten to where he is now, moving from a career as a copywriter to a career in 3D. It’s in that period that he approaches the world of modeling and design. He started with tutorials on YouTube, forums and online communities, using SketchUp. For almost a year he published images on Instagram, but only for training and practice. And that’s how his interior images, with various moving elements, from rippling water to rotating objects, came to life and became increasingly popular.

It creates sterile spaces from the human presence, surrealism that celebrates light and calm in a world where time does not exist, but the images are in constant movement and evolution and are intended to give calm to those who watch them and those who are passionate about it.

In the series “Neo Nude” is clearly visible the passage of time is visually measured by the changes in material in the leather pieces present in each image. Atmospheric influences – water, sand, sand, sun and weather – transform the color and feel of “Neo Nude” leather. These changes fit into an architectural background of undulating walls with delicate, pastel color palettes.

The artist has never studied architecture, yet his images tell us the opposite.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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The new look of the old Pacherhof winery, modern and minimalist

The new look of the old Pacherhof winery, modern and minimalist

Collater.al Contributors · 3 months ago · Design

Bergmeisterwolf Architekten has designed the extension of a cellar for the Pacherhof in the Isarco Valley in northern Italy. It is considered to be the oldest cellar in the area. The geometric shape of the building, two trapezoids one above the other, seems to rise from the ground: the slate-colored exterior and the abstract shape make it a stylized, almost geological interpretation of the surroundings.

The area in which it was built is home to the 12th-century abbey of Novacella, one of the most important monasteries in Tyrol and the place where the region’s wine-growing tradition began. This began with the monks who began to produce in the nearby fields, but documents show that the winery Pacherhof began its activities before the opening of the monastery.

The original cellar was kept as it was, traditional and characteristic to provide an aesthetic contrast with the addition of the werewolf Bergmeisterwolf. A tunnel connects the subsoil with the new cellar, while a stairwell leads to the surface and into the pyramidal tower. Coated in bronze panels, this visible part of the cellar is designed to blend in with the landscape. Within this contemporary propagation are an office and a tasting room.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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The architecture workshop in a stunning Tuscan monastery

The architecture workshop in a stunning Tuscan monastery

Collater.al Contributors · 3 months ago · Design

We are in Prato, in the complex of San Niccolò, once a monastery and today an educational and cultural center. Here, Lemonot and ECÒL with the support of KooZA/rch and Fondazione S. Niccolò organized “San Niccolò Workshop Series, a year-long project which approaches the 14th-century site of San Niccolò Monastery within the city of Prato, through strategic planning as well as specific architectural interventions. Students and tutor will work together to preserve the monastery but at the same time increase its value through new interventions. 

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Throughout the course of the year, and articulated as a series three workshops, they will analyze and redefine the spatial features of the different ‘Orti’ – the system of open courtyards inside the conservatory. In September of 2019 (15-21) they will start by re-imagining the “Orto di Fabbrica” with a specific focus on the realm of play, subsequently they will then move on the “Orto di Vigna” to investigate the relationship between landscape and heritage and eventually we will land in the “Orto di Gosto” to explore the potentialities of ephemeral structures as triggering devices for togetherness. 

The workshops will be open to students within the fields of architecture, art, design and performative disciplines. Young professionals and academics from different countries will be invited as lecturers and design tutors to stimulate a heterogeneous and eclectic working environment. Eventually, all the workshops will culminate with a public presentation of the results to the citizenry, highlighting the collective benefits of the designed interventions both for the city of Prato and for the broader disciplinary debate. Indeed, in between the workshops that will happen physically within San Niccolò, KooZA/arch will launch online competitions (open calls) to gather ideas that (re)define the typology of stratified monasteries in relationship to contemporary urban contexts – addressing issues of architectural re-use, social inclusion, and experimental pedagogy.

Each project will be documented “in progress” by the students who will decide how to represent the project: by drawing, video, 3D, models … “San Niccolò Workshop Series” is a perfect opportunity to “play” architecture outside the academic spaces. Good luck guys!

San Niccolo Workshop Series | Collater.al
San Niccolo Workshop Series | Collater.al
San Niccolo Workshop Series | Collater.al
San Niccolo Workshop Series | Collater.al
San Niccolo Workshop Series | Collater.al
San Niccolo Workshop Series | Collater.al
San Niccolo Workshop Series | Collater.al
San Niccolo Workshop Series | Collater.al
San Niccolo Workshop Series | Collater.al
San Niccolo Workshop Series | Collater.al

Text by Bianca Felicori

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Glade, Rick Owens’ home furniture series

Glade, Rick Owens’ home furniture series

Collater.al Contributors · 3 months ago · Design

Rick Owens is back to the topic of his next and eagerly awaited exhibition, which will be hosted by the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London. The exhibition will be named after the series “Glade” and will see objects in sets for the home. The ten units that makeup Glade, plus two in Batipan plywood, will be covered with military blankets in French wool, both materials designed exclusively by Owens and a bed in the image or likeness of his personal.

The objects are presented as a unique piece, but each element of the series has its own stability and stands even if separated from the others. It is complete with individual lighting, internet, and phone charger.

The exhibition also features a collection of Prong aluminium stools, a new edition of the original curial chair and eight new Aztec crowns, chrome-plated in silver and black with a unique method, which give a small foretaste of Rick Owens’ next show, which will be on the catwalks in Paris at the end of September.

The production was also curated by Michele Lamy, – his wife and partner – the creative force behind this project. It will open its doors to the public from 16 September to 25 October.

Rick Owens presenterà Glade una serie di mobili per la casa | Collater.al

Text by Elisa Scotti

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