Iconic works, self-inflated egos, criticisms and emotions, angles and subjects of architectural films abound. As we are all stuck at home, why not take the opportunity to increase your culture in this area? A time conducive to the dissemination of major architectural reports that the Muuuz editorial staff never ceases to delight. From the touching Sketches by Frank Gehry to the very informative ARTE “Architectures” series, including the UFO The Competition, find our selection of architectural films to watch and re-examine.
Like contemporary art, architecture also includes its share of debacles. Between avant-garde architects and the public, the discipline is sometimes tinged with scandal. This week, Muuuz offers a return in pictures of the most criticized works of recent years.
From Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dalí to American singer Pharrell Williams, artists have created subversive pieces of furniture, where form takes precedence over function. Bad taste, assumed vulgarity, free overload, useless chatter ... The kitsch object seduces some when it annoys others. Fascinated by the excesses of the trend, the editorial staff of Muuuz returns to the most kitsch objects in the history of design.
Founder of the now essential studio nendo, the Japanese Oki Sato never ceases to surprise us. From the age of 43, the designer and architect has created a world recognizable to all, between Japanese poetry and Western rationality. Back on the journey of a great name in the discipline.
In this exceptional period of confinement caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the window becomes the only opening to the outside, a symbolic exit, even an escape conducive to dreams. This week, the editorial staff of Muuuz suggest you travel without even leaving your sofa thanks to a selection of the most beautiful photographs taken from the artists' dormer windows. From Willy Ronis to Gail Albert Halaban, via Helmut Newton, here are eight shots of windows with a view.
"Making new with old", the new mantra of interior designers? Heathered furniture, reissues of big names in 1950s design, and the big comeback of wallpaper, it's hard to know if the trendy interiors are in fact those of our grandparents. A pioneer of this trend, the German brand Wallpaper from the 70s reinterprets the typical patterns of the 1970s to integrate them into contemporary interiors. Zoom on wall decorations that are not wallpaper!
Since its creation in 2016, the Cutwork architecture and design studio has offered flexible and functional solutions adapted to the reality of our contemporary lifestyles. On the occasion of the launch of their social project Cortex Shelter - a prototype of sustainable shelter for refugees -, the editorial staff of Muuuz met the two founders of the start-up: the Franco-Japanese architect Antonin Yuji Maeno and the American entrepreneur Kelsea Crawford.
While the Center Pompidou-Metz (57) is celebrating until January 27 the meeting between the visual arts and the lyrical genre in the exhibition “Opera World, the quest for total art”, the editorial staff of Muuuz returns to the most beautiful scenographies of operas signed by big names in contemporary art. From Anish Kapoor to Berlinde De Bruyckere, a look back at the visual artists who have made opera a fertile playing field for experiments and creations.
For more than 20 years, Pantone has acted as a pope of trends by announcing the flagship color of the following at the end of each year. After the joyful Living Coral in 2019 and the vibrant Ultra Violet of 2018, the American brand surprises everyone with the Classic Blue, a most classic quasi-navy blue whose choice is not trivial.
Birkenstock, Forte Forte, EN Spa ... As the race for gifts begins, the editorial staff of Muuuz invites you to discover the new trendiest boutiques in the capital. Something to inspire you a few weeks before Christmas.