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Installed | Poncelet Cheese Bar Barcelona

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EstudiHac has designed the new Poncelet Cheese Bar Barcelona, located inside the Hotel Meliá Sarriá.

Furniture, rugs and tiles by several Spanish companies grace the restaurant — Sancal’s Tea and Casta chairs, Talo armchairs and Pion and Veladora tables; Andreu World´s Ronda chairs and Vondom´s Marquis rug collection and planters.

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Photos courtesy of German Cabo
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The AW Design Contest …

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Closing on 1 December 2014, the Andreu World International Design Contest is a hub of new design talent, a place where emerging and established designers meet on an even playing field for top international design honours.

It’s an annual, international affair and the judging panel consists of successful journalists, designers and architects in the industry and the winner have their work form part of the AW production catalogue for international distribution!  Basically, it’s a pretty big deal.  The ability for a leading international furniture manufacturer to promote and distribute your work is most certainly nothing to sneeze at!

More info can be found here, and watch the video below.  We want to see some Aussie submissions so get pens to paper!

 

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MID14: Wrap Up

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We had a blast bringing you the latest designs from Jaime Hayon and Oscar Tusquets Blanca from bd Barcelona, Bernhardt Design, Expormim, and Parachilna.

If you didn’t have a chance to see our installation at the Tongue N Groove showroom during Melbourne InDesign you will find some of the bd Barcelona pieces on display at the Living Edge showroom in Melbourne, but for the full collection you will have to come and visit KE-ZU in Sydney.

Until then…

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Introducing a New Lighting Collection by Parachilna

This brand is forging a philosophy built around honesty in design, an appreciation of the value of precious materials, and a respect for handcrafted manufacturing methods.

Designers Jaime Hayon and Stephen Burks presented the first collection of Parachilna at the last edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Not surprisingly, it was a resounding success.

        

        

        

For more information please contact us: sales@kezu.com.au or 1300 724 174

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LZF Lamps’ Fabulous 50’s! …

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Cheeky devils!

Our mates over at LZF Lamps have been busy daydreaming and transporting their products back in time to the fabulous 50’s!

In the spirit of current television and cinema trend, LZF have chosen the interior visual presentation technique of 1950’s interior design to prove that they are committed to timeless design – an interesting idea, taking current product and reversing the clock to test the theory. It’s a job well done with their suspension lamps seamlessly blending into the era. Have a look for yourself and remember, all the products are available at KE-ZU!

Which is your favourite?

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Pod by LZF Lamps

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Gea by LZF Lamps

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Poppy by LZF Lamps

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The Six Vancouver Giants…

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Mark’s happy snap of the OSGEMEOS work

OSGEMEOS, literally translated from ‘Os Gêmeos’ in Portugese as “the twins” is descriptive of the brother-brother duo who are quickly becoming well known in the street-art world with their distinctive style. With a little help, their first work in Canada as part of the Vancouver Biennale is destined to become the flagship piece of the festival.

The Biennale attracts over 10 million visitors a year from around the globe, so the mural is sure to be popping up on blogs and Instagram feeds without too much delay! KE-ZU’s Mark is in Vancouver at the moment and set us onto the project by snapping the above image of the work as it currently stands.

The blank canvas | image courtesy Indiegogo

The blank canvas – image courtesy Indiegogo

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Image courtesy Indiegogo

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The mural work is painted on six gigantic (21m tall) industrial Ocean Concrete silos on Vancouver’s Granville Island. Forming part of OSGEMEOS’ Giants series, Vancouver is the latest location and largest “canvas” the brothers have turned  their attention to following on from large mural works in Greece, USA, Poland, Portugal, the Netherlands, Brazil and England and even a Boeing 737!

The OSGEMEOS twins.

The OSGEMEOS twins.

Another work in the Giants series

Another work in the Giants series

Another work in the Giants series - image courtesy OSGEMEOS

Another work in the Giants series – image courtesy OSGEMEOS

In collaboration with with the Brazilian national football team, and GOL Airlines, OSGEMEOS painted the Boeing used for the World Cup.

In collaboration with with the Brazilian national football team, and GOL Airlines, OSGEMEOS painted the Boeing used for the World Cup – image courtesy Arrested Motion

OSGEMEOS have donated their time to the project, as The Biennale is a Canadian non-profit charitable organization. Unfortunately the project is now facing a major funding problem. To source the costs of travel, paint and labour and other incidentals, OSGEMEOS have turned to the crowdfunding website Indiegogo to appeal to the international public to assist in covering the cost of completing these amazing murals. At time of writing, they’ve raised $53,366 CAD of the $125,000 CAD goal. Head over here to read their artists statement and donate to this incredible project.

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New Flex …

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The Flex Chair designed by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga for Andreu World is now available in sustainable solid wood!

Functional, versatile and multi-purpose. The extensive Flex chair collection is enriched with a set of new features to highlight its great versatility. These new features include a new four wooden leg base, that merges thermo-polymer and upholstered shells with the warmth of wood. Which would you choose?

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More details here.

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MMM – Black is Black …

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Viva España!! Many of our suppliers are based in Spain and we love everything Spanish including this gem we found in the YouTube archives (if they actually exist?!).

Given the varied age group of many of our readers, only some will remember this one but it’s certainly high on the KE-ZU rotation. Black is Black, by then Madrid based Los Bravos reached #2 on the UK singles charts in 1966 and why not we say – it’s a stellar tune!

Here’s a hint: our favourite bit is early on at around 00:27: the little guy with the big guitar oozes steez!

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Totally Insane Interiors …

Image Courtesy Jeremy Harris

Image Courtesy Jeremy Harris

Image Courtesy Jeremy Harris

Image Courtesy Jeremy Harris

Not the most politically correct title, but we’re sticking with it anyway.

The photos series American Asylums: Moral Architecture of the 19th Century is a passion of photographer Jeremy Harris and a sort of homage to Thomas Story Kirkbride, a physician and advocate for the mentally ill until his death in 1883.

Speaking with The Huffington Post, Harris explains that after visiting an ex-girlfriend on campus in Buffalo, New York his interest was peaked by an abandoned building, the former Buffalo State Lunatic Asylum. Once inside he set his mission towards photographing many of the United States’ abandoned asylums.

Image Courtesy Jeremy Harris

Image Courtesy Jeremy Harris

Image Courtesy Jeremy Harris

Image Courtesy Jeremy Harris

Image Courtesy Jeremy Harris

Image Courtesy Jeremy Harris

Image Courtesy Jeremy Harris

Image Courtesy Jeremy Harris

Image Courtesy Jeremy Harris

Image Courtesy Jeremy Harris

Image Courtesy Jeremy Harris

Image Courtesy Jeremy Harris

The series gives the viewer a glimpse into how these facilities were used and evokes a new sense of beauty, both in how the buildings have evolved with uninterrupted time and the progression of care for the mentally ill.

See the entire series and Harris’ online portfolio here.

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Instagram winner announced!

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A big thank you to all who entered the #KEZUMID14 Instagram competition during Melbourne In Design.

After much deliberation we are pleased to announce the chosen entry. Congratulations @adrianahanna. We loved your shot of Oscar Tusquets Fontal Chair.

Please contact KE-ZU on (02) 9669 1788 to claim your Jaime Hayon Gardenias Vase!

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#kezumid14 winning entry. Image Courtesy of @adrianahanna

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