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  1. 1. modern furniture,modern architecture, modern interior design news - Fire Collection My AccountVIEW CARTWISH LISTBOOKMARK this Page FIRE already a member ? 1.888.567.2228 E-mail us at sales@kmpfurniture.com ● Home ● About Us ● Newsletters ● Designers ● Contact Us Modern Furniture, Modern Architecture, Modern Design, Dedicated To You.... http://www.kmpfurniture.com/fire_collection/designer-news.html (1 of 12) [11/23/2009 11:26:17 AM]
  2. 2. modern furniture,modern architecture, modern interior design news - Fire Collection Jean Nouvel Art to Architecture Jean Nouvel's architecture speaks a beautiful, harmonious language. His work has won awards for its stunning symmetry of light, shadows, and iridescence; including the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2005 and the Pritzker Prize in 2008. Todd Oldham Spontaneous Creation Todd Oldham is best known for his progressive design philosophy, spending the past 20 years designing both living spaces and products. Jens Risom, Chair of Inspiration Jens Risom - Jens Risom designed the first Knoll chair in 1941 and is credited with blending traditional Scandinavian values and flair post-war America's furniture design. furniture design Bernard Tschumi Form Follows Fiction Swiss-born architect Tschumi is a master of form, open space, and curvature – an elegant designer of buildings that result in smooth, precise structures on the outside, and warmth and familiarity on the inside. Coop Himmelblau means- heaven construction- in German Coop Himmelblau is a cooperative architectural design firm which was located in Vienna Austria. This award winning post-modernist group of creatives was founded by Wolf Prix, and Helmut Swiczinksy. http://www.kmpfurniture.com/fire_collection/designer-news.html (2 of 12) [11/23/2009 11:26:17 AM]
  3. 3. modern furniture,modern architecture, modern interior design news - Fire Collection Swiss designer Hannes Wettstein reinvents formal design Born in 1958 in Ascona, Swiss designer, Hannes Wettstein, is renowned for easy to use and quite formal design, which has catapulted his popularity both across Europe and internationally Andreas Charalambous - FORMA Design Andreas Charalambous, You Can Have It All - For most children the idea of growing up is deeply associated with a particular occupation. Many want to be a fire fighter, doctor or lawyer. IM Pei Bending Light and Making Shadows Where one may try to create the illusion of light and shadows with paint and electrical fixtures, architect I.M. Pei has claimed mastery over shadows and bends them to his will. Charles and Ray Eames Life Death and Design It was unknown at his birth on June 17, 1907 that Charles Ormond Eames Jr. would grow to leave his permanent footprint in the world of design and architecture. Eero Saarinen High Arching Talent Eero Saarinen - ,These words were spoken in the early 1900’s by a man named Eliel Saarinen and though he was speaking in reference to furniture design he could have easily been speaking about his son, Eero Saarinen. Hans Hopfer - Forever Young Hans Hopfer - In todays world, one theme dominates most of the products available to consumers – modern. The desire for a modern home is gaining popularity throughout the world and designers are taking advantage. But there is also a need for functional products – something that will stand the test of time while providing comfort. Hans Hopfer Castell Seating, Hans Hopfer Forever Sofa, Mah Jong Sofa http://www.kmpfurniture.com/fire_collection/designer-news.html (3 of 12) [11/23/2009 11:26:17 AM]
  4. 4. modern furniture,modern architecture, modern interior design news - Fire Collection Hans Hollein Architecture Standing Tall and Proud Standing tall and proud, great architecture can speak a thousand words to those passing by. And that is exactly what Hans Hollein strives to achieve in each masterpiece he designs. Takuya Hosokai and Hiromasa Mori – The Blank Beauty of Shiro Takuya Hosokai and Hiromasa Mori – The Blank Beauty of Shiro - When it comes to architecture, there are enough styles to grace every city block in the world. Many are dull, and unable to project a “visual voice.” But there are some structures that speak directly to the heart. Takuya Hosokai and Hiromasa Mori understand the language of the heart. Steven Holl – Apology for Breaking the Rules Steven Hol - The soul has greater need of the ideal than of the real. Thoughtful words inscribed in the limestone facade of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. The author, Victor Hugo, French playwright, novelist, essayist. The reader, Steven Holl of Steven Holl architects. A Lifetime of Architecture and Modern Design Richard Meier, Architecture, Modern Design - Born in depression era Newark, New Jersey, Richard Meier came of age in an America that was riding high. He created the bold, white geometric designs that would later become well known for how they reflected modernity and embodied it in freedom of the 1960s, allowing any building to become monumental artwork. Berg Design Architects – Traditional in a Modern Way Berg Furniture - Berg Design Architects specializes in the formation of personal spaces via home renovations, home design, interior design, and furniture design. One of the company's signature works is the Old Stone Highway house in East Hampton, New York. Verner Panton – Naked Models and Mannequins Verner Panton danish designer (furniture and interiorsand architect) - Born in Denmark 1926-1998 - panton chair designs, Pop aesthetic, chair designed in 1960 http://www.kmpfurniture.com/fire_collection/designer-news.html (4 of 12) [11/23/2009 11:26:17 AM]
  5. 5. modern furniture,modern architecture, modern interior design news - Fire Collection HERZOG & DE MEURON – Olympic Size Talent Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron are Swiss architects born just three weeks apart in 1950 and perhaps best known for their creation of the Beijing National Stadium, host to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Marcel Wanders, Humorous But Never a Joke Marcel Wanders interior design, made his first knot on the world with his "knotted chair" in 1996 and has been taking the designing world by storm ever since.Hotel in south beach Mondrian is an architectural wonder. Wanders was born in Boxtel, Netherlands, on February 7, 1963. He remained there until he graduated cum laude from the School of Arts in Arnhem. He worked independently creating his own designs until he produced the knotted chair for Droog Design in 1996. A Signature of Modern Design-Vladimir Kagan Vladimir Kagan is most handsome in appearance and art. The name Kagan is more than well known; this name is a signature of modern design. With a career greater than sixty years, Mr. Kagan’s ingenious style is a part of the American fabric. He began designing in the year 1946, and a few short years later his original sculptured designs fashioned a new look in American furniture. Under the California sun, the most creative architecture thrives... Morphosis, California modern design and architecture theory was truly post modern in that anything that was designed was meant to have meaning derived from the culture from which it is made. Modern furniture and design by one of Milans Elite-Rodolfo Dordoni Rodolfo Dordoni became a prominent architect and modern designer for modern furniture and architecture, he belongs to the legendary stable of the “Milan Elite” which include Antonio Citterio, Castiglioni, and Marco Zanuso. Paola Novoe-Manipulating time Paola navone - Italian Design- Born in 1952 in Balzona, the southern portion of Turin; this young girl learned that instead of Barbie, she preferred handcrafting her own dolls. http://www.kmpfurniture.com/fire_collection/designer-news.html (5 of 12) [11/23/2009 11:26:17 AM]
  6. 6. modern furniture,modern architecture, modern interior design news - Fire Collection Eric Owen Moss creates art for architecture Eric Owen Moss Architects - Culver City - When people think of California style architecture, Eric Owen Moss comes to mind. Eric Owen Moss is an architectural firm based in Los Angeles California. A sophisticated yet simple architectural design-Lahz Nimmo Lahz Nimmo Architects - Postmodern Architecture - In 1996, Lahz joined with Andrew Nimmo and the influential Australian design team was born. Andrew Nimmo cut his teeth as senior project architect for Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, an internationally respected firm based in Sydney: modern architecture, contemporary architecture Antonio citterio-sorrounded by his own creations Antonio citterio Architect and Designer - Internationally renowned architect and designer, Antonio Citterio, has been immersed in Italy's architecture and design fraternity from a very young age, deciding on his career path at the age of just 13. David Schwarz-What architecture would have been without Modernism It was only a turn of fate that David M. Schwarz became an architect at all. Having started his own practice (in his own words "too early"), with little success, he realized his dream of becoming an architect was as good as over and had all but given up hope. Suzanne Martinson designs for Miami Suzanne Martinson could be described as part of the “New Urbanism” movement, prevalent in Miami, Florida and ‘damaged districts’, such as New Orleans. She believes that building according to appropriate design standards can actually help cure wounded cities and towns while heading off further degradation of the countryside. Helmut Jahn - Leading the world in modern design Modern Architecture - Art Institute of Chicago - Helmut Jahn is a German-American architect who is one of the most celebrated and recognized in his profession in modern design. He heads one of the largest international architectural firm;s in the world. http://www.kmpfurniture.com/fire_collection/designer-news.html (6 of 12) [11/23/2009 11:26:17 AM]
  7. 7. modern furniture,modern architecture, modern interior design news - Fire Collection Peter Eisenman, and architect shrouded him controversy. American architect Peter Eisenman is a deconstructivist who shuns the term. He embraces unconventional theories that have shrouded him in controversy. Deconstructivism is a development of postmodern architecture that began in the late 1980s. Ingo Maurer - The light bulb. How many design artists does it take to recreate the light bulb? Lighting is very simple. You turn a switch and the area is illuminated by a source. It’s something you don’t think about - it just happens. Some people can see past what we see, and look beyond what is common. Antoine Predock - From Clay to Reality Antoine Predock - He actually begins his building designs in clay and then bonds his creations with the modern world of computer design. Antoine Predock born in 1936 in Lebanon. Kobi Karp - Long Live Miami Vice! Long live Miami Vice! The classic Anthony Yerkovich television series did more to create the legend of Miami, than the ladies of South Beach ever could. The adventures of vice squad detectives ‘Sonny’ Crockett and ‘Rico’ Tubbs had action, drama, intensity, and most of all, style. Taking the ordinary and stretching it to the extraordinary - Matt Sindall Matt Sindall created a line of flooring for Sommer.Alongside this non-exhaustive selection, Matt Sindall conducts his own exploration in the field of furniture, notably with the VIA, of which the Carte Blanche is one of it highlights. Hani Rashid - audacious and creative design Hani Rashid is quite well known for being the co-founder of one of the most audacious and creative design and architecture practices in New York. His firm Asymptote was established with partner Lise Anne Couture in 1989. http://www.kmpfurniture.com/fire_collection/designer-news.html (7 of 12) [11/23/2009 11:26:17 AM]
  8. 8. modern furniture,modern architecture, modern interior design news - Fire Collection Gaetano Pesce - Striking Arquitecture and modern Design Miami-based architect firm, Arquitectonica, started out with ‘instant fame’ known as the firm who created the flamboyant and glamorous style of Miami. Colorful houses, such as the most photographed house in Miami, a pink house created for one of the co-founder’s mother in 1977, now a signatory style of 1980’s downtown Miami. Jaime Hayon - A skateboarder turned designer Southern California, quirky skateboard culture seems like an unlikely place of inspiration for a budding designer. Especially one about to unleash startling design concepts on the world. Karl Fischer - Modern design that blends with its surroundings. Karl Fischer modern furniture design - When future architectural scholars settle before their keyboards to write the history of New York City, Fischer will have a prominent place in the text. A firm associated with the glamorous architecture of Miami - Arquitectonica Miami-based architect firm, Arquitectonica, started out with ‘instant fame’ known as the firm who created the flamboyant and glamorous style of Miami. Colorful houses, such as the most photographed house in Miami, a pink house created for one of the co-founder’s mother in 1977, now a signatory style of 1980’s downtown Miami. One of Miamis sleekest and stylish designers-Chad Oppenheim Chad Oppenheim is possibly the sleekest and stylish of designers, and at 34 years of age, he is also an international award winning architectural visionary. He received a bachelor of architecture from Cornell University in 1994, and is now the founding principal of Miami-based “Oppenheim Architecture and Design”. Modern furniture, modern architecture , modern design - Mario Bellini Mario Bellini is an undisputed star of Italian and European modern design with a long career stretching since his graduation from the Politecnico di Milano, in 1959 in modern architecture and italian design. http://www.kmpfurniture.com/fire_collection/designer-news.html (8 of 12) [11/23/2009 11:26:17 AM]
  9. 9. modern furniture,modern architecture, modern interior design news - Fire Collection Zyscovich the architect synonymous with Miamis vibrant architecture Zyscovich - his works have included wide-ranging projects from commercial developments, modern architecture and interior design work, to airport terminals and residential high-rises in Miami Modern furniture, is what Patricia Urquiola knows how to do best! Storming into the field of big names in architecture and interior design, Spanish born designer, Patricia Urquiola, decided her vocation in life at age 12. “At that young age, I liked the idea of creative work with rigor”, she says. Modern designer Enrique Norton proves asymmetry in modern design As a young child, Enrique Norton enjoyed taking apart toys and putting them back together thats what determined later on his strong skills in modern architecture and modern design Alvaro Sizas creations in modern design and architecture are impressive! Perhaps one of the most admired architects, Álvaro Siza has been inspiring modern design since his humble beginnings, building small home projects in his birth town, Matosinhos in Portugal during the 1950’s. Modern furniture by Zaha Hadid. You go girl! show them what design means! Iraqi born modern furniture designer and architect, Zaha Hadid, studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, forming a close working relationship with her tutor, Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas. Applauds to one of the leading modern furniture designers - Piero Lissoni Piero Lissoni is one of the most revered of contemporary Italian modern furniture designers. His squat yet sleek modern designs are a hybrid of fifties and seventies chic and look as if the belong in a film by Frederico Fellini or even one by Kubrick. http://www.kmpfurniture.com/fire_collection/designer-news.html (9 of 12) [11/23/2009 11:26:17 AM]
  10. 10. modern furniture,modern architecture, modern interior design news - Fire Collection An architectural language that withstands time - Mies Van Der Rohe Ludwig Mies was born March 27th, 1886, in the German city of Aachen. By the time he died in 1967, he was recognized as one of the most significant pioneers of modern architecture. Rem Koolhaas: Pseudo-Defensive Existensialism Koolhaas has completed a number of projects that have won high praise from critics, including a residence in Bordeaux, France; the Educatorium, a multifunction building for Utrecht University in the Netherlands The Glasshouse: Philip Johnson “This house was hated when it was built.” Recalls the former Dean of American Architects, Phillip Johnson, he continues, “If Mr. Johnson has to make a fool of himself why doesn’t he do it in somebody else’s town?” So goes the story of the local newspaper coverage, and sentiment after Johnson finished The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. Naoto fukasawa: The perfect fit. Industrial is the new contemporary. Today, the world of electronics has taken on a distinct, minimalist look and feel. Cell phones, PDA’s, and desktop computers have become more industrialized with design functionality. Very few people have any idea of the mind behind such sleek, spareness. Jeffrey Bernett: A simple story. Jeffrey Bernett founded studio B as a vehicle to conceive and promote projects in a wide range of design discipline. At the May 1996 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City, Bernett presented his first collection of furniture accessories/objects entitled "Ideas for Production." A symphony of architecture and modern furniture by Steven Holl, New York "The soul has greater need of the ideal than of the real.” Thoughtful words inscribed in the limestone facade of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. The author, Victor Hugo, French playwright, novelist, essayist. The reader, Steven Holl of Steven Holl architects. http://www.kmpfurniture.com/fire_collection/designer-news.html (10 of 12) [11/23/2009 11:26:17 AM]
  11. 11. modern furniture,modern architecture, modern interior design news - Fire Collection Figure in a box by Hariri and Hariri, New York Hariri and Hariri Architects one of the World's leadingarchitectural desrn firm, This pair of Iranian born sisters may very well have single-handedly designed Salzburg into the 21 century. Hi-tech modern architecture and design? Sir Norman Foster Norman Foster has never run a movie studio or theme park, but he could stand in as double for Disney’s former Michael Eisner. His inquisitive demeanor is as disarming as it is confidence building. There is a natural balance to his speaking cadence, unforced, and unintentional. Architecture is a frozen music, a melody that stretches long into the sky Great architecture is frozen music, a melody that stretches long into the sky returning each day for an encore. Architecture can fasten itself to the heart of the beholder. If great architecture is music, Tadao Ando is the master conductor. Born in Osaka, Japan on September 13, 1941, Ando was the first born of twin boys. Santiago Calatrava | Modern Architecture and design There is a Sea-World quality to the work of Santiago Calatrava. He designs with a maritime sensitivity that, at times can soothe the surrounding landscape, or crucify it. A trained architect/engineer, Calatrava consistently attempts to design the impossible, but then engages his engineering dual-persona to prove his designer limitations wrong. Louise Campbell - Modern Furniture If summertime could choose its designer, Louise Campbell would be first call. Campbell's work is vibrant, energetic and captures the sentiment of a fresh summer day. One may find themselves smiling involuntarily when viewing her creations. Frank O. Gehry: Breaking the Boundaries Ephraim Owen Goldberg, born in Toronto on February 28, 1929, has been one of the most visionary and intuitive architects of the 20th century. After moving to California at the age of 18, he studied at the Los Angeles city college and thereafter graduated from U.S.C. School of Architecture in 1954. http://www.kmpfurniture.com/fire_collection/designer-news.html (11 of 12) [11/23/2009 11:26:17 AM]
  12. 12. modern furniture,modern architecture, modern interior design news - Fire Collection Philippe Starck an Icon in the trendy Miami scene It is almost a status symbol when you talk about designer Philippe Starck's new ventures - hotels, condominiums and even home furnishings in Miami extravagance. Eyebrows are raised and doors set open in the social circles of the "beach", as soon as you say, "I live in Icon." . HOME . SEATING Join our Mailing List . ADD URL . ABOUT US . SOFAS . RESOURCES . NEWSLETTERS . TABLES . LINKS . MY ACCOUNT . BEDROOMS . Privacy Policies . CONTACT US . PATIO FURNITURE . Terms and Conditions . SITE MAP . STORAGE ©Copyright 2009 KMP Furniture. All Rights Reserved. http://www.kmpfurniture.com/fire_collection/designer-news.html (12 of 12) [11/23/2009 11:26:17 AM]

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