Milan: Salone del Mobile 2013

After a few days acclimatising to European time, it was on to Milan and Salone del Mobile 2013.

IMG_0653Emeco presented Konstantin Grcic‘s new chair at Bar Basso

IMG_0675Local Vancouver company bocci showed up in a big and brilliant way.

IMG_0725Cappellini showed off some new stools.

IMG_0740The other Last Supper.

IMG_0788One of the offsite finds at Rossana Orlandi.

IMG_0813Moooi was outstanding in Zona TortonaRead more about it here.

IMG_0893One of our favourites, AndreuWorld, showed really well at the Salone.

IMG_0928Fontana Arte introduced some real departures. This was the standout.

IMG_1016Go to company for chairs, Emeco.

IMG_0660As guests of Inform Interiors, there were plenty of factory tours to be had. This one (above) at the amazing B&B Italia.

IMG_0793Tom Dixon conducting a tour of Most.

IMG_1063Japan’s Nendo was everywhere.

IMG_0843Though likely never to make it to the Salone, there was some humorous design at some of the many offsite events.

IMG_1113After all that modern design, no trip to Milan would be complete without a visit to the Duomo.

All in all a fantastic experience, with many thanks to Inform Interiors / Inform Contract.

Evoke in Amsterdam

Evoke was recently fortunate to attend the Salone del Mobile 2013 as guests of Inform Interiors.

First up though was a quick stop in Amsterdam:

IMG_0412An early coffee at the Lloyd Hotel Restaurant prior to heading out to walk the city.

IMG_0429Visited the Droog showroom in Old Amsterdam.

IMG_0439Great stair details at Brasserie Harkema.

IMG_0451THE go to Lunch Stop.

IMG_0481Loved the new architecture at the Stedelijk Museum, which almost made up for missing the reopening of the Rijksmuseum by one day!

IMG_0527Another great stair. Yes, Evoke loves stair details!

IMG_0542The fantastic Moooi showroom  in the Jordaan.

IMG_0602ARCAM – Centre for Architecture.

IMG_0637Finally, a reminder that Amsterdam is actually in Holland! This is a great adaptive re-use as a craft brewery.

Evoke Goes Brazilian

Evoke recently returned from a trip to Sao Paulo. While we were there for work, we did manage to visit some incredible places and buildings.

View from hotel window along Av. Paulista.
A beautiful house by Marcio Kogan.
Great board formed concrete at a photographer’s studio.
The most organised tool shop ever.
Favela bird houses.
A local beer chilling.
Amazing concrete detailing at SESC Pompeia by one of our favorite Brazilian architects, Lina Bo Bardi.
Steel circulation at the Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, the oldest art museum in Sao Paulo.
Material composition and address numbers at a private residence in Jardins.
Oscar Niemeyer shelter at Ibirapuera Park, one of the largest parks in Latin America.
The Obelisk of Sao Paulo is in the background.

 One of Niemeyer’s best, Edificio COPAN, in cental Sao Paulo.
Another amazing project by Lina Bo Bardi, the MASP.

Some incredible concrete relief detailing.
An architect friend managed to secure us a private tour of Lina Bo Bardi’s Glass House.
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