Anglepoise Original 1227 Brass Collection

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In Out - Anglepoise

In Out - Anglepoise

In Out - Anglepoise

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In Out - Anglepoise

In Out - Anglepoise

In Out - Anglepoise

In Out - Anglepoise

In Out - Anglepoise

The Anglepoise lamp is a true icon of British design. Since 1932 the Anglepoise has sat on the desks of writers such as Roald Dahl, been seen on the big screen as a character in Pixar’s Toy Story, in the pages of Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach and dancing in a Peter Gabriel video clip for 1982′s Shock the Monkey. It is a vision of a perfectly balanced mechanism with a beautifully engaging kinetic form.

It’s a brand new aesthetic for the Original 1227 Anglepoise but it isn’t at all at odds with the sense of nostalgia of the fitting which will be available later this year in muted heritage inspired tones of Elephant Grey, Deep Slate and Dusty Blue. The woven cord and brass details recall the original release of the lamp and seen here sitting alongside pieces from British furniture houses Another Country, Bethan Gray and Ercol it isn’t hard to see the pure timelessness of the Anglepoise.

Credits: Anglepoise

Harbour House by Arent&Pyke

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IN OUT - HARBOUR HOUSE BY ARENT&PYKE

IN OUT - HARBOUR HOUSE BY ARENT&PYKE

IN OUT - HARBOUR HOUSE BY ARENT&PYKE
Today we look back to the Harbour House, an Arent&Pyke project from some years ago. We like to feature our projects on In/Out not only to showcase our work but because they are often used as a reference point for exciting new projects.

The Harbour House has an exceptional view and although the harbour panoramas are irresistible, there is an inward focus – on the family being together and enjoying their home. The vast open spaces were celebrated with a sophisticated contemporary palette for the clients to enjoy dining, living, relaxing, entertaining and resting.

From the outset, the clients had a vivid image of the way they wanted to experience their new home and the landscape around it. Our intention was to bring light, sophisticated softness and warmth to the house despite the largely neutral decorative palette. The spaces are open, calm and soft and the furnishings refined. Key pieces from French furniture house Christian Liaigre are complimented by crisp white Minotti sofas and iconic pieces, such as the Taccia lamp from Flos make this interior timelessly elegant.

Credits:
Photography by Jason Busch
Styling by Megan Morton

Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

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In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

In Out - Stella Jean Spring Summer 2014

Gotta love a fusion of style and culture. Stella Jean, born in Rome of Caribbean descent has once again delivered. We first featured Jean in the early days of In/Out where her collection of layered tribal printed swimwear was certainly at the forefront of the retro-revival seen in swimwear this summer.

Having just presented her Fall collection in Milan, Jean is back on the radar. Her Spring Summer 2014 collection of classic Italian seaside silhouettes pack a punch like no other with Jean’s layered more-is-more African wax prints. With the addition this season of varying scaled stripes, and oversized fruit and flower motifs, this collection is once again executed with a dramatic silhouette of nostalgia.

Credits: Stella Jean

OUT/ABOUT: Calder & Abstraction, From Avant-Garde to Iconic

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

In/Out - 'Calder & Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic'

The USA has featured regularly in Arent&Pyke’s travel destinations lately both for work and for play. Late last year designer Dominique visited New York City and enjoyed an in-depth house tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. More recently Sarah-Jane took a 2 week sabbatical to LA and Palm Springs for Modernism Week and visited iconic and unforgettable architectural works scattered throughout the desert and the city.

While in LA, Sarah-Jane visited a truly captivating retrospective of works by Alexander Calder at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It is all about light, curves, balance and shadows and it is as if Calder’s shapes have found a platform like no other than in the Frank Gehry-designed exhibition space.

It is all in the sense of trial and error, whimsical playfulness and precise construction for shapes and shadows, for balance and harmony which so fittingly marries the work of both Gehry and Calder. As one suspends in space, occupying volumes the other defines it. Amazingly Gehry has solved masterfully the issue of barricading the works with the illusion of giving the viewer a sense of unencumbered closeness by using fluid plinths and sinuous low steel railings. By using long curved expanses of muted grey walls with the sharp edges of white the visitor is drawn in to inspect the strong steel shapes, then pushed back to breath and to contemplate the weightless finesse of these truly iconic works.

Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic
Resnick Pavilion
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Until July 27 2014

Credits: Hyper Allergic LA Times

Retegui

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In Out - Retegui Marble

So, French furniture house Retegui were already blowing us away with their fine craftsmanship and what sometimes seemed impossible engineering feats but now they have lifted the bar to some incredible heights. Unveiled at Maison&Objet earlier this year are their latest marble creations Arin (a collection of dining tables) and Egala (wall shelves).

The beauty of these additions are not only the elegant lines and heartfelt simplicity of their configurations that we have come to expect from Retegui but also in the exciting combination of ancient and contemporary materials; the raw and the refined. Marble tops curve down to meet timber creating two exactly equal halves of a bullnose. Two fine horizontal lines, grand expanses of marble (the largest table being 3000 x 1150mm) are dressed to impress. The secret ingredient is the aeronautical-style honeycomb core keeping the weight down and the table up. Something of a modern day Jean Prouve.

This is the end result of a fruitful relationship between Basque designer Jean Louis Iratzoki and Claude Retegui whose family have been in the business since 1939 with of course some help from a few very clever engineers.

The new pieces join their marble cousins Petra (side tables), Domo (tableware) and Batela (trays). What a family!

Credits: Retegui Marble

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