Mediabistro Jobs Roundup – Jan 16th

New month, new Mediabistro roles.

Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below at our jobs roundup:

Marketing Manager, Digital Marketing Initiatives

@ Columbia University

(New York, NY)

The Marketing Manager fulfills a critical role within a matrixed environment and will oversee the strategy, implementation, and execution of central digital marketing campaigns through email, social media, SMS, and web platforms. 





Digital Strategy Associate

@ Society for Neuroscience

(Washington, DC)

The Digital Strategy Associate assists SfN’s Digital Strategy team in the execution and oversight of content on the SfN website (SfN.org). The ideal candidate is comfortable in a fast-paced environment, working collaboratively across departments and teams on interdependent projects, and should be interested in utilizing the latest digital innovations to achieve membership engagement goals.

Editor

@ Crain Communications

(Remote)

The ideal candidate for this startup within a major media company must be able to operate at a high level, executing the strategic direction set in concert with the publisher/executive editor. Strong editing skills, as well as the ability to identify content that will engage and grow our audience are essential.

Digital Marketing (UX) Coordinator

@ First Book

(Washington DC)

The User Experience Coordinator designs digital marketing content, such as paid social media creative and email communications, that promote resources on the First Book Marketplace and exciting programs that support educators and their students. A successful candidate is a strong copywriter and skilled visual designer who is comfortable with Photoshop and interested in multi-channel digital marketing.

Not finding anything in this jobs roundup? Check out more Mediabistro roles here.

Watch our online lecture series on spectacular houses around the world

Dezeen teamed up with luxury kitchen appliances brand Gaggenau to present a series of Architecture Project Talks on spectacular houses around the world. We’ve rounded up the three lectures for you to watch here.

The series of webinars, in which leading architects deliver in-depth lectures about one of their key buildings, featured eye-catching houses in unique locations around the world, spanning Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia.

Projects featured included a subterranean house embedded in a rocky hillside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea by Mold Architects, a brutalist home nestled within rice fields in Bali, Indonesia, by Daniel Mitchell and Patisandhika, and a minimal beach house only accessible by boat in Lagos, Nigeria, by CmDesign Atelier.

The recorded talks, which have now ended but can be watched on-demand for free, count towards continuing professional development (CPD) points for UK architects.

Register to watch all three talks on-demand below:


NCaved by Mold Architects

NCaved by Mold Architects

The first instalment of Dezeen and Gaggenau’s Architecture Project Talks focussed on NCaved by Mold Architects, a wedge-shaped house partially submerged into a rocky hillside on the Greek island of Serifos.

Architect Iliana Kerestetzi, founder of the Athens-based studio, delivered a lecture about the subterranean project, which is designed to frame the surrounding vistas of the ocean, as well as provide shelter from strong northerly winds.

Watch free on-demand ›


A Brutalist Tropical Home in Bali by Patisandhika and Dan Mitchell

A Brutalist Tropical Home in Bali by Patisandhika and Dan Mitchell

The second instalment featured Space Available founder Daniel Mitchell and Indonesian architect Patisandhika Sidarta discussing A Brutalist Tropical Home in Bali, the concrete house that the pair designed for Mitchell and his family.

The 512-square-metre house, which is located in a small valley nestled among rice fields on the Indonesian island of Bali, is characterised by exposed concrete and wooden detailing.

The architects discussed the challenges presented by the island’s hot climate and the solutions designed in response to it.

Watch free on-demand ›


Coral Pavilion by CmDesign Atelier

Coral Pavilion by CmDesign Atelier

The third instalment saw Nigerian architect Tosin Oshinowo deliver a lecture on her studio CmDesign Atelier’s minimalist beach house in Lagos, Nigeria.

Called Coral Pavilion, the house is intended for the client’s family and friends for day trips, featuring a swimming pool and rooftop terrace for sunbathing alongside the sea to escape the “frenetic energy” of Lagos.

Oshinowo discussed the building’s materiality and structure along with the challenges and merits of designing for a remote location.

Watch free on-demand ›

Dezeen x Gaggenau Architecture Project Talks

This series of Architecture Project Talks is produced by Dezeen in collaboration with luxury kitchen appliance brand Gaggenau.

Gaggenau works with architects and designers to create professional-grade culinary appliances for the home, which are tailored to design specifications.

Sign up to Gaggenau’s mailing list via the webinar registration pages to hear more. Read more about Dezeen partnership content here.

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Brelyon's Bizarre, Immersive Curved Monitor You Sit in the Middle of

A startup called Brelyon has developed an unusual monitor meant to deliver the immersive experience of wearing VR goggles—just without the goggles. Their Ultra Reality Display is a 30″-wide hooded object that sits on your desk, and looking into it tricks your eyes into seeing “a virtual ten-foot screen on your desk,” with wraparound vision that either offers a 110-degree or 155-degree field of view (the company’s marketing materials differ on the matter).

“And with a depth profile that emulates the curvature of the human eye,” the company claims, “it offers unparalleled eye comfort compared to flat monitors.”

The company says the display is ideal for gaming, training simulators and the teleoperation of vehicles, and opines that it can replace the multi-monitor set-ups often used by financial traders, video editors and metaverse denizens.

The display’s publicity video is paltry, but gives you a glimpse at what it might be like to use:

Top 10 Japanese designs to add a boost of minimalism to your daily routine

In the past couple of years, Japanese design philosophy and principles have been discovered by the rest of us, and since then they have slowly but surely taken over the world. There’s something about products with a Japanese touch that instantly makes you feel at ease. They have a sense of warmth and tranquility to them, one that spreads in the space that they’re placed into. There’s something surreal and relaxing about Japanese-inspired products, that just makes you want to introduce some minimalism into your life.  And we’ve got you covered with a collection of innovative Japanese designs – from furniture to stationery! Whether you’re looking for high-quality Japanese towels or the latest G-Shock watch with Japanese elements – these beautifully designed products are all you need to introduce some Japanese zen and peace into your daily life!

1. The Levitating Pen

Much like its name, the Levitating Pen actually does seem to be levitating! It looks as if the pen is suspended in its holder at a 23.5-degree angle. Designed to be a grand writing instrument, the pen features a Schmidt ballpoint cartridge, which makes the pen rigid and super easy to hold and creates a smooth and luxurious writing experience. And once you take a break from writing, the pen doesn’t go back to a boring old pen stand, it goes back to levitating!

Why is it noteworthy?

When done writing, you close the pen’s magnetic cap with a satisfying click and position the pen in its holder that has been magnetized to keep the pen floating in that position. To add to the fun, a simple twist leaves the pen spinning in its place for a good 20 seconds, allowing you to interact with the pen on a whole new level!

What we like

  • The pen is super fun to interact with
  • Quite easy to hold and write with
  • Spinning the pen in certain intervals can be a stress buster

What we dislike

  • We wonder how ergonomic or comfortable would the pen be to use

2. The Outside In

This multifunctional shape-shifting table is called the Outside In, and it integrates beautiful hand-carved grooves into its timber frames, which resemble the raked ruts of Japanese zen gardens.

Why is it noteworthy?

Japanese zen gardens have supplied ceaseless inspiration for designers. While the sheer meditative quality of zen gardens is enough to insight into some new ideas, the artful design of zen gardens rakes its own creative vision for designers. Melbourne-based furniture, lighting, and object design company Sabu Studio found its own creative vision by way of Japanese zen gardens when designing the minimalist Outside In table.

What we like

  • Features a sinuous timber surface that resembles the hand-raked grooves of a zen garden
  • Outside In is a crafty piece of furniture that would look right at home in hospitality common spaces or even event halls

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

3. The Bed Hanger Rack

Called the Bed Hanger Rack, this interesting design is an extension of the open cupboard concept. You can attach the design to your bed, and it creates space to hang your clothes, and racks to store your smartphone, remotes, game consoles, and other accessories you’d want around you while you’re in bed.

Why is it noteworthy?

In addition to the hanging storage and shelving extensions, the hanger rack gets slightly more interesting with its assembly: possible to match the layout of your room. The rack can be installed alongside the shorter front or the longer side of the bed; so that it can attach without having to change the placement of the existing bed.

What we like

  • Allows you to effortlessly store everyday wear on hangers around the bed
  •  Lets you skip the trouble of folding and sorting the clothes in a regular cupboard

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

4. The Trisqucle Scissors

If you’re looking for a pair of scissors that will do their job, while looking pretty on your workdesk then you’ve found the right product. The Trisqucle scissors come in really different and interesting shapes and sizes, in comparison to the regular scissors we see. There is a triangle, square, and circle-shaped pair of scissors, which is probably where the name trisqucle comes from!

Why is it noteworthy?

Aside from cutting things, the accessories can also be used as shape templates with various sizes of circles and as a ruler and compass in case you need it for your office work or school work. The items are made from steel and have various colors for some parts like the holder, circle shapes, etc.

What we like

  • Revamps the traditional scissor
  • Functional + good looking

What we dislike

  • The design may be too modern and complicated to use for some people

5. Jakobsson Lamps

Japanese lighting brand Yamagiwa and late Swedish designer Hans-Agne Jakobsson partnered up to create a collection of stunning minimal lamps that cast a light “reminiscent of a bonfire”. They are called the Jakobsson lamps, and they feature light shades that have been crafted from concentric brands of naturally dried pine wood.

Why is it noteworthy?

The lamps beautifully merge Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics, and in turn, pay an ode to the utilization of wood, and warm-toned colors that give a cozy and inviting appeal to the products. In fact, the lamps are manufactured by Japanese artisans. The artisans artfully dry and bend the pine into intriguing shapes, while paying special attention to the growth rings found in timber.

What we like

  • A beautiful infusion of Japanese and Scandinavian design
  • Comes in three interesting variations

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

6. The G-B001 Line

G-Shock recently added the G-B001 line to their collection. It features the double bezel Capsule Tough features, and these removable bezels are crafted from stainless steel and urethane. It also boasts a resin case and a sturdy structure that has been reinforced with Carbon Core Guard.

Why is it noteworthy?

The capsule design is inspired by those toy capsules that you get in vending machines in Japan you never know what is inside them until you actually open them.

What we like

  • The detachable bezels for all these models of the G-B001 lets you play around with the watch’s look

What we dislike

  • It’s only available in Japan for now

7. The Furoshiki Denim Bag

Blue Ainery’s Furoshiki denim bag was created by using the traditional dyeing and weaving methods of Japan. The compact fashion storage accessory pays tribute to the history and tradition of Japan, which many still follow and apply even today. The bag is an example of how the hard-earned lessons of the past can be used to make something beautiful and sustainable in the present.

Why is it noteworthy?

Almost everything about the Furoshiki denim bag is a nod to Japan’s past culture, design, and fashion. The term “furoshiki” itself is a reference to the traditional Japanese wrapping of cloths for goods, bento boxes, and informal gifts. When worn as a bag, the Furoshiki looks more like an “Azuma Fukuro” that predated today’s modern tote bags by about four centuries

What we like

  • It has a minimalist charm to it
  • Its uncomplicated shape leaves enough room for plenty of items inside
  • Utilizes traditional Japanese methods and techniques

What we dislike

  • The design might seem basic and old-fashioned to some

8. The Japarcana Imabari Towels

The Japarcana Imabari towels are an accurate representation of the fact that you don’t need to spend buckets of money to obtain premium towels. These towels are a delicate and high-quality solution to your quest of finding A-grade towels at an economical price.

Why is it noteworthy?

The Japanese towel industry based in Imabari has long solved this problem, and Japarcana wants to bring that to the rest of the world. Simple and time-proven weaving techniques, high-quality cotton, and strict quality standards all come together to create a towel with excellent water absorption, soft texture, and long-lasting durability. These towels have the imabari towel stamp of approval, something that isn’t just given out to any towel brand.

What we like

  • The towel’s label utilizes an ukiyo-e illustration depicting traditional Japanese baths, clearly pointing to the towel’s primary function
  • Economical compared to other premium towels on the market

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

9. The Chouchin

Styled to look like a traditional Japanese ‘chouchin’ lantern, The Chouchin is a pillar-shaped candle, that is great for your pampering sessions or those days when you simply want to unwind and indulge in some me-time.

Why is it noteworthy?

The candle comes made from two different grades of wax, one on the inside, which burns the way a normal candle would, and one on the outside, which serves as the candle’s exterior, mimicking the effects of a lantern by diffusing the light that passes through it. As the inner wax candle continues to burn, the flame glows right through the outer shell, getting diffused into a gentle, warm light in the process.

What we like

  • The outer shell uses a patented non-melting wax, which lends a beautiful subtle translucency to the candle as the wick burns downwards
  • On the inside sits a more traditional candle, with a burning time of 60 hours – offering a few months’ worths of light with daily usage

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

10. The Japanese Cypress Vās Wood Diffuser

The Japanese Cypress vās wood diffuser doesn’t need any electricity, power, or batteries to diffuse your favorite essential oils. All you need is to put a few drops and wait for it to do its natural “magic”. The design is inspired by the Latin word for a vessel which is vās, normally used to hold flowers.

Why is it noteworthy?

The vās itself is handcrafted from the Japanese hinoki cypress tree, giving you not just a natural oil diffuser but also a decorative object to match your wooden theme if you have one.

What we like

  • Portable and travel-friendly
  • Doesn’t need any electricity or batteries to function

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

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Inside Post Company’s Pristine Lakeville, Connecticut Showroom

A microcosm of the multidisciplinary firm’s hospitality, residential and product design capabilities

To say that multidisciplinary design firm Post Company had a hand in defining the visual language behind New York State’s boutique hotel boom is an understatement. Not only did they apply their talents to the development of the wondrous Catskill compound Inness, they also designed Marram Montauk in the Hamptons, Sound View in Greenport and The Lake House on Canandaigua in the Finger Lakes. Their list of influential endeavors stretches further—from Barcelona’s Casa Bonay to Jackson, Wyoming‘s Anvil Hotel. An expansion into high-end residential projects reflects even broader capabilities, and several highly sought-after product lines round out their suite of offerings. Amidst this growth, Post Company opened a new showroom in an idyllic corner of Connecticut that’s known for thought-provoking galleries, unexpected art studios, unbridled creativity and a commitment to artistic legacy.

It was Jou-Yie Chou, one of Post Company’s visionary founding partners, who championed the move from “a 500-square-foot studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to 5,000 square feet in a historic building” on a centrally located parcel in Lakeville. “For us, this is our office in Litchfield County,” Chou tells COOL HUNTING. “The region has a vibrant design community. We felt like we had to participate. It made sense to open a showroom.”

In the Lakeville showroom, a thoughtfully elevated coziness and quietly elegant comfortability underscore their residential design capabilities. It’s necessary, especially as so many of their beloved hotel designs in neighboring Upstate New York, from Scribner’s Catskill Lodge to The Brentwood in Saratoga Springs, act as living portfolios for their hospitality work.

“What we do for hospitality is very residential, so this is a natural extension,” Chou says. “A lot of people see commonalities with where they stay and how they want to live. For our residential work, we go through a similar process. It’s about speaking with the client, understanding their goals, and then trying to create a strong narrative. We form a story that’s well-researched. It’s non-fictional fiction. There’s a through-line that we can continue to point back toward that grounds the design.”

The showroom is also an apt setting for their own lighting and furniture pieces, lending them context in the larger Post Company vision. “For lighting, we first designed and produced these pieces for Inness and developed them with Roll & Hill. That’s how we came to be represented by them,” Chou explains, regarding their relationship with the prestigious furniture and lighting house. “We launched with our Bell collection of pendants and sconces, which offer a bit of an optical illusion. And since, it’s been a process of continued refinement.”

Post Company also produced stately wooden tables and benches with Roll & Hill. “We found it made sense to continue to work together to develop a language outside of a project,” Chou says. “It’s really fun to see our designs living in environments that we did not create.” Additionally, Post Company has partnered with Sixpenny on a softer lounge chair and sofa, and with Brooklyn-based ceramics studio Episode on lights inspired by antique bankers lamps.

Post Company’s Lakeville showroom serves many splendid purposes. “We want to make sure people come to us for our perspective. That we are designing with intent, not just the hand of the client. This demonstrates that,” Chou says. But ultimately, he adds, “It’s also a nice place to gather with friends.” To step inside, to sit down on the furniture or to turn on a light fixture, is to understand who the people behind Post Company are, and the magnificence that they’re capable of delivering.

Images courtesy of Read McKendree

An orange – concrete speaker is a refined output from the bare aesthetics

The Brutalist architectural technique comprising exposed and unpainted concrete, reminiscent of post-WWII United Kingdom, forms inspiration for a state-of-the-art concrete speaker. The monochrome color palette of bare structures is carried onto the base of this speaker, but it’s the bright orange top that adds an element of modernity to the brutalist-esque speaker system.

Clever engineering and design have made possible speakers whose housing is made of concrete. The idealistic purpose of replacing wood or plastic with concrete has allowed audiophiles to realize the considerable difference in sound. Concrete creates a robust housing for a speaker and this element forms the essence of Orange – Concrete Speaker.

Designer: Duc Vu Anh

To retain the robustness of the construction material; Duc has kept the interaction with the concrete speaker very physical. A tap on the top, springs open the head and turns the speaker on. Knock it back to switch the speaker off.

On the concrete base (ideally shaped as one of the Brutalist structures from the bygone era) you have four physical buttons for volume, play/pause and Bluetooth. Presumably, the chunky speaker connects wirelessly over Bluetooth to any mobile device. It also gets a USB port on the left side to recharge the probable built-in battery.

The concrete housing makes the speaker an interesting addition to your desk, but it’s the incredible orange finish that adds a refined ingredient to the bare aesthetic. Resilient, durable, and portable, the concrete speaker, by its virtue, produces music that sounds like original without distortion.

Concrete as a material, by its weight and high density – prevents speaker from vibrating, but its pour and finish mean the shape and surface have symmetry. The grains ensure no two speakers have the same acoustics (there will be the minutest of differences, but you will never notice anything).

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Fifteen up-and-coming Copenhagen architecture studios you should know

Hotel Astoria in Copenhagen

As Copenhagen celebrates becoming UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture for 2023, we have compiled 15 young architecture studios based in the city doing especially interesting and innovative work.

Closely associated with household names like Bjarke Ingels, Henning Larsen and Arne Jacobsen, the Danish capital is well known for its architectural pedigree.

It has been named World Capital of Architecture for 2023 by UNESCO and will be hosting a series of events during the year accordingly, including the 28th International Union of Architects (UIA) World Congress of Architects in July.

As well as several high-profile practices, there are also many up-and-coming studios causing ripples in this hub for architectural activity.

This selection of studios founded in the last decade has been put together with the help of Copenhagen Architecture Festival CEO Josephine Michau, Cobe project director Ulrich Pohl and the Danish Architecture Center.

Read on for 15 up-and-coming Copenhagen architecture studios you should know:


POPL burger restaurant by Spacon & X and e15 for Noma
Photo by Bjørn Bertheussen

Spacon & X

Founded by architect Nikoline Dyrup Carlsen and scenographic designer Svend Jacob Pedersen in 2014, Spacon & X is a multidisciplinary studio with a playful aesthetic that matches its name. In 2018, it was named Dezeen Awards emerging interior designer of the year.

Projects include POPL (pictured), a burger joint set up by famed Copenhagen restaurant Noma, and Filmlageret, a co-living space named building of the year by the City of Copenhagen in 2021.

Find out more about Spacon & X ›


Drone shot of Steno Diabetes Center gardens by Sted
Photo by Rasmus Hjortshøj

Sted

Landscape architecture firm Sted – Danish for “place” – was founded in 2015 by Martin Hjerl and Rosa Lund and has quickly gained a reputation for creating thoughtful urban spaces. It was acquired by large Copenhagen firm Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects in February 2022 but retains its own brand identity.

Prominent Sted projects include Sorø’s Green Stage, a city courtyard containing playful curiosities like a camera obscura and a periscope, and multi-levelled gardens for Steno Diabetes Center (pictured).

Find out more about Sted ›


Hotel Astoria in Copenhagen
Photo by Niels Nygaard

Over Byen Arkitekter

Renovation specialist Over Byen Arkitekter has grown to 85 people in a decade, and central Copenhagen is now dotted with its tender reuse projects.

Currently, it is restoring the listed Hotel Astoria (pictured), as well as working on a project to revitalise 20 small churches across Denmark in a sustainable way.

Find out more about Over Byen Arkitekter ›


ÅBEN Brewery by Pihlmann Architects
Photo by Hampus Berndtson

Pihlmann Architects

The studio of Søren Thirup Pihlmann, former business partner of Lenschow, was founded in 2021 and now employs a team of 10.

Pihlmann Architects projects put materials front-and-centre with simple designs, particularly deploying reused materials and biocomposites. Examples include the recently completed ÅBEN Brewery (pictured), a bar inside a former slaughterhouse in Copenhagen’s Meatpacking district, and the nearby Art Hub Copenhagen.

Find out more about Pihlmann Architects ›


Throne of Fragility
Photo by Hampus Berndtson

Office Kim Lenschow

Through its mainly small-scale residential projects, Office Kim Lenschow is carving out a reputation for a raw construction aesthetic that proudly shows off building materials.

It was founded in 2020 by young Norway-born architect Kim Lenschow and now has a team of four. In addition to its architecture projects, the studio has produced design pieces like the Throne of Fragility (pictured), a biodegradable chair made of potato starch for Milan design week exhibition Alcova.

Find out more about Office Kim Lenschow ›


New Ark in Aarhus by Tideland Studio
Image by Tideland Studio/Rumgehør/Stine Rosdahl-Petersen

Tideland Studio

Founded only a year ago, two-person outfit Tideland Studio is an architecture and experience design practice with a penchant for employing cutting-edge technology and scientific research in its work.

Its first realised project, a public plaza in central Aarhus called New Ark, is set to complete in spring 2023. A collaboration with local architecture studio Rumgehør and artist Stine Rosdahl-Petersen, it features lifebuoy-like seating on top of wavy slabs in reference to rising sea levels.

Find out more about Tideland Studio ›


Residential project by OS Arkitekter
Photo by Laura Stamer

OS Arkitekter

Founded by Olmo Ahlmann and Stine Christiansen, OS Arkitekter is a small practice that specialises in large-scale urban plans currently working on a masterplan for Molkenmarkt in Berlin.

It has also executed some small residential projects focused on using biomaterials such as House Built of Wood (pictured).

Find out more about OS Arkitekter ›


Land on Water by MAST
Image by Kvant-1

MAST

Established in 2021 by Magnus Maarbjerg and Marshall Blecher, MAST is a small studio that focuses on architecture on or around water – from small floating saunas to large buoyant housing developments.

In October, Dezeen covered Land on Water, MAST’s invention of a modular system for constructing floating buildings. The studio recently completed a lakeside development in Milan featuring floating buildings and parkland.

Find out more about MAST ›


Kaffehytten by Spacegirls
Photo by Hampus Berndtson

Spacegirls

Spacegirls is composed of Cisse Bomholt and Elisabeth Gellein, a duo of architect-artists whose work centres around experimental materials and craft techniques.

Since 2016 they have been working with artists, researchers and manufacturers on installations like Kaffehytten (pictured), a woodland-floor-cast concrete cabin in a Danish forest.

Find out more about Spacegirls ›


Tilst Church vestry by Tulinius Lind
Photo courtesy of Tulinius Lind

Tulinius Lind

Tulinius Lind specialises in historical transformations, like its new vestry for the white medieval Tilst Church near Aarhus (pictured).

The studio was founded in 2017 by Thomas Tulinius and Anders Lind and other projects by the small team include a timber school and activity centre in Våler, Norway.

Find out more about Tulinius Lind ›


Djernes&Bell apartment renovation
Copenhagen apartment renovation by Djernes & Bell. Photo by Lars Rolfsted Mortensen

Djernes & Bell

Jonas Djernes and Justine Bell founded their studio in 2020, specialising in small-scale adaptive reuse projects with a particular interest in repairing historic buildings using locally sourced, low-carbon materials.

The studio also undertakes research projects into biomaterials such as Harvest to House, which seeks to increase dialogue between farmers, agronomists, thatchers and architects. It is currently transforming an old school into a renovation-focused sustainability centre.

Find out more about Djernes & Bell ›


Lunark moon lander by SAGA Space Architects
Photo courtesy of SAGA Space Architects

SAGA Space Architects

Founded in 2018 by Sebastian Aristotelis, Simon DH Kristensen and Karl-Johan Sørensen, SAGA Space Architects is quickly becoming a key player in its field.

It calls its aesthetic “terra tech” – highly technical but grounded in ideas of well-being taken from Earth’s natural environment. Projects include Lunark, a moon habitat tested on a three-month mission in the Arctic (pictured) and its successor Rosie, the world’s tallest 3D-printed polymer structure.

Find out more about SAGA Space Architects ›


Thatched roof and glazed extension of Nieby Crofters Cottage by Jan Henrik Jansen and Marshall Blecher
Photo by Jose Campos

Jan Henrik Jansen Arkitekter

Over the past decade, Danish-German architect Jan Henrik Jansen has built up an extensive portfolio of unique houses through his eponymous studio.

His recent Nieby Crofters Cottage project, featured on Dezeen, saw Jansen renovate and extend a dilapidated thatched cottage in northern Germany together with MAST co-founder Blecher.

Find out more about Jan Henrik Jansen Arkitekter ›


Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter
Photo by Rasmus Norlander

Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter

Since being founded in 2014 by Søren Johansen and Sebastian Skovsted, Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter‘s small team has worked on office buildings, cultural sites, industrial renovations and even furniture for the Danish prime minister’s official residence.

Its largest project to date is an office and warehouse in the coastal town of Køge called CODAN (pictured), recently completed and emblematic of the studio’s muted, precise style.

Find out more about Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter ›


Facade of Ørsted Gardens by Tegnestuen Lokal
Photo by Hampus Berndtson

Tegnestuen Lokal

Tegnestuen Lokal gained attention for its Ørsted Gardens project in Frederiksberg (pictured), named Dezeen Awards residential rebirth of the year in 2021. In line with its core philosophy of bridging the gap between old and new architecture, the studio replaced the austere and dilapidated concrete facade of a 1960s block with angular, plant-filled blocks.

Having been founded in 2015 by Christopher Carlsen and Morten Bang, Tegnestuen Lokal now employs a team of 16. Upcoming projects include Sommariva-byen, a new 212-home district in Helsingør.

Find out more about Tegnestuen Lokal ›

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Studio KO places female chefs "at the epicentre" of Moroccan restaurant Sahbi Sahbi

Table inside Sahbi Sahbi restaurant

French architecture practice Studio KO has designed the restaurant interiors of Sahbi Sahbi using textures, tones and materials that celebrate Moroccan cuisine and female culinary practices.

Sahbi Sahbi, which translates to soulmates in Darija – a form of Arabic spoken in Morocco, is located in the Guéliz neighbourhood of Marrakech.

The exterior of Sahbi Sahbi restaurant
Top: An open kitchen is at the heart of Sahbi Sahbi. Above: the restaurant is in Marrakech

“Sahbi Sahbi is a reinvented tribute to Moroccan craftsmanship,” Studio KO told Dezeen.

“It is a symbiosis of modernity and tradition, of Japan wood tradition and details and Moroccan motifs and materials.”

Wooden tables inside Sahbi Sahbi
Studio KO wanted the restaurant to celebrate the female chefs who work there

The eatery serves a menu of traditional Morrocan dishes made using recipes created by Dadas – female cooks in Morocco who orally handed down their trade through generations.

Sahbi Sahibi’s focus on Dada cuisine influenced Studio KO to create an interior that places the female chefs at the centre of the space.

Sahbi Sahbi restaurant interiors by Studio KO
Warm wood was used for the ceiling, walls and table and chairs

“In Morocco, the kitchen is normally a secretive place, the hidden domain of the Dadas, women who hand down recipes from one generation to the next,” Studio KO said.

“It is with precisely this intention, to share and transmit knowledge – an intention evident even in the layout of the restaurant – that guests are welcomed at Sahbi Sahbi,” added the brand.

The interiors of a Moroccan restaurant
Rust-coloured paint and tableware is dotted throughout

In the centre of the restaurant, the kitchen was intentionally left open so that diners can watch the chefs at work and get an insight into the culinary process.

Horseshoe-shaped tables and seating wrap around an open stove integrated into a kitchen island counter where chefs prepare meals.

“In conceiving this warm, convivial space, the designers inverted the archetype of Moroccan cuisine – its secretiveness – and instead placed the cooking at the epicentre of the restaurant’s activity,” said Studio KO.

Earthy colours and natural materials were used to complement the relaxed and friendly aesthetic of the restaurant.

Wood was used to add warmth throughout. It covers the walls and ceiling and also forms the woven chairs and dining tables. These are illuminated with spherical pendant lights while brown leather upholsters the booth seating around the edge of the space.

A fireplace inside Sahbi Sahbi
A traditional oven is located at the side of the space

In one corner, there is a large traditional oven where chefs can burn logs to bake bread or roast meat.

Finer details include rust-coloured ceramic urns, clay pots and pans and orange-brown paint in an alcove above a sink.

“The beauty is subtle: details, textures, the play of light and surfaces, natural tones and motifs that tell a story of traditional materials and knowledge, freely reinterpreted,” Studio KO explained.

The interiors of Sahbi Sahbi
the interiors were designed as a tribute to Moroccan craftsmanship

Studio KO has previously worked on projects in Marrakech. In 2017 the studio revealed the Musée Yves Saint Laurent, a 4,000-square-metre museum building showcasing the work of the late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.

Other notable buildings in the Moroccan capital city include Fobe House, a white house designed by Paris-based architecture studio Guilhem Eustache.

The photography is by Pascal Montary.

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Piuma Teapot

Designed by architect Marco Sironi for Italian glass manufacturer Ichendorf Milano, the Piuma Teapot features slightly rounded edges and a circular handle, resulting in a clean and elegant expression. Crafted from hand-blown borosilicate glass, it has an interior filter for loose-leaf tea. Available in two colors and sizes, it’s an elevated vessel to be used every day or on special occasions.

Dalí's Lobster Telephone "guest of honour" in Design Museum's Objects of Desire exhibition

In this exclusive video produced by Dezeen, curator Kathryn Johnson explains the story behind Salvador Dalí’s lobster telephone, currently on show at the Design Museum’s exhibition Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today.

The exhibition features almost 350 surrealist objects spanning fashion, furniture and film.

“The lobster telephone is like a guest of honour in this exhibition,” Johnson said. “It seems that although it was made in the ’30s, it still attracts such love today, and we can’t get enough of it.”

One of the main themes of the exhibition is desire, which Surrealist founder André Brenton once described as the sole motivating force in the world, and the only master that humans should recognise.

Describing how the lobster telephone came to be, Johnson explained that for Dalí, “lobsters and telephones were both very sexy objects”.

“[The phone] started with a little sketch of what he called an aphrodisiac telephone – and you can imagine if you’re talking on the lobster telephone, it would look like you were sort of kissing the lobster,” said Johnson.

“A lot of surrealist designs invite you to be performers, to be actors, and to complete the work by using it. And this is very much in that vein.”

Lobster Mae West lip sofa
The telephone is displayed alongside other notable works by Dali

Johnson chose to display the Lobster Telephone alongside another notable work of Surrealism, the Mae West Lips Sofa.

“We’ve shown it [together] because these works are often seen in isolation as sculptures – but the point we want to make is that these were actually interior design commissions, they were functioning, they were used,” added Johnson.

The exhibition features many other iconic surrealist works by figures such as Man Ray, René Magritte and Elsa Schiaparelli, as well as contemporary works from designers and artists such as the Campana brothers, Sarah Lucas and Anna Lindgren and Sofia Lagerkvist for Moooi.

Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today opened at the Design Museum on 14 October 2022 and is on show until 19 February 2023.

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Tickets are available at designmuseum.org/surrealism.

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