Monthly Archives: June 2011

COMPASSO D’ORO 1979: FLOS PARENTESI

Inspired by a sketch by Pio Manzù and designed in tandem with Achille Castiglioni in 1970, the Parentesi seems like the complete culmination of the modernist manifesto: form as necessary function, the expulsion of ornament and the symphonic composure of a product that draws its beauty from its simplicity.

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THE MAKING OF MODERN ICONS: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE COMPASSO D’ORO

The Compasso D’oro is one of the most prestigious awards in the world of design. It was the first of its kind in 1954 and is still recognized today as one of the most influential and celebrated awards given out in the industry.  The idea of architect Gio Ponti, its goal was to promote the quality and innovation of Italian design and to provide a platform to acknowledge its vision and uniqueness.

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JOB WELL DONE: PATRICIA GRAY DESIGN

Photograph by Roger Brooks
In the Photo Above: Harco Loor Tiara Oval Pendant

Western Living Condo Magazine featured yet another beautiful Vancouver Condo in their Spring/Summer 2011 edition, this time designed by Patricia Gray of Patricia Gray Design. The condo is situated in The Erickson, a  luxury condominium building designed by the late Arthur Erickson. It was one of the last structures he designed and its sweeping modernism and fluid luxury are an ode to Vancouver’s  ocean front, upon which it sits.

Patricia Gray designed a luxurious suite for her clients and her attention to detail has afforded them an elegant, yet comfortable summer getaway.

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EVENTS: UNICITA D’ITALIA / MADE IN ITALY

Unicità d’Italia- TV commercial from MadeOn on Vimeo.

Inspired by the recent Unicita D’Italia exhibition celebrating Italy’s Unification and cultural uniqueness, Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development has teamed up with Fondazione Valore Italy and the ADI Foundation to showcase the archival collection of the Compasso d’Oro.

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10 Tips for Choosing your Lighting

No single design component has as much power to elevate or devalue your design as lighting. Whether you’re building new or renovating, these simple tips will help you through this important design phase.

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Job Well Done: SunLife Building Toronto

"Meet you under the Ameba"

Toronto’s Sun Life Financial building recently enjoyed an update from international architecture firm B+H Architects. We especially loved their choice of fixtures for the lobby.

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Job Well Done: False Creek Penthouse


Featured: Roll & Hill Excel Floor Lamp by Rich Brilliant Willing
Dining Room Pendant: Bocci Custom Installation

Adam Becker from aBecker Design was recently featured in Western Living Magazine’s CONDO, with a seven page spread and cover story for his exceptional work on a full renovation of a False Creek Penthouse.

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