1st Dibs is the world’s leading online marketplace for the most beautiful things on earth.
With our head office in Zurich, Architonic AG is an internationally based team of architects, designers, IT experts and marketing professionals. Our key aim is to generate up-to-the-minute and relevant expert information and knowledge, and to distribute this across the Architonic community of architects, designers, researchers, manufacturers and retailers.
Design Addict is the leading design portal online, targeting the international community of design professionals and private consumers. Founded in 1998, Design Addict has witnessed brilliant rise during the past years. Thanks to its permanent wish to respond in the best possible way to users’ expectations, Design Addict has succeeded in imposing itself as the undeniable international leader of information websites in the field of product design.
Architectural Digest is the ultimate online resource for decorating and renovation ideas and inspiration.
At Dwell, we’re staging a minor revolution. We think that it’s possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being. We think that good design is an integral part of real life. And that real life has been conspicuous by its absence in most design and architecture magazines.
MODERN profiles the creators–their work, personalities, inspirations, and ideas–and explores styles from the sleek and minimal to the bold and biomorphic. MODERN also enters into discussions with the curators, collectors, and dealers who celebrate these masters of innovation and uncover forgotten talents, and who are the engines behind the most vibrant area of today’s decorative arts market.
With an international point of view, ELLE DECOR has covered stylemakers, trendsetting interiors, and must-have home furnishings for 20 years. The leading edition in a worldwide network of 25 ELLE DECO publications, the magazine reaches more than two million readers, and its influence extends over five continents.
Interior Design is the definitive resource for interior designers, architects, and other design professionals, featuring groundbreaking projects, innovative new products, real-time design industry news, exclusive in-depth research, and more. Offering print, digital and events, Interior Design is the design authority in the B2B design market.
Monocle is a complete media brand with its print, audio and online elements – not to mention its expanding retail network and online business. Via our shops in New York, London, Toronto and Hong Kong we sell products that cater to our readers’ tastes and are produced by brands we believe in. We are just opening a new store in Tokyo, too. We also have cafés in Tokyo and London and are set to expand this arm of our business.
Since 1996, Wallpaper* has set the design agenda by constantly pushing into new creative territories and ensuring that its coverage of everything from architecture to motoring, fashion to travel, interiors to jewellery remains unrivalled.
Nathalie Decoster and her souls balancing on the tightrope of time, her men and women in search of elusive Time, hold a whimsical mirror up to our modern-day human anxieties. The purity of line, the simplicity of the materials – often found objects which are imbued with new life, mattress springs, iron and concrete, cask hoops…
Colette Deyme was born in Port-de-Bouc, South of France. In the 80s she worked athe Art Lytho Atelier in Paris along with painters including, Weisbush, Valadie, Bonnefoy and Brayer among others. Her signature vivid palette and immediate records of personal experiences is distinctly recognised. In 1986, she received the prestigious Acheson Wallace Prize in Paris. Since the 90s, the appeal of her new work depends partly on the material she uses, intergrating acrylic paint, pastel, pigments, glued and peeled paper. She draws her inspiration from every occurence both past and present to create her raw and poetic work. Deyme’s work has been widely exhibited in France, England, Belgium, Holland, Italy and The United States, including Contemporary Art Fairs and Outsider Art Biennial in Paris and Lyon. ” My work is made with love, humor, tenderness… where the lucky accidents happens many times.”
Japanese designer Eiji Shibata established Teko Design in 2004. He focuses primarily on consumer product design. He received the Tokyo Design Premio Award in 2007 for the Mangrove Chair. The form suggestive of plant roots and tree branches blends with the natural environment when used outside and serves as something like a foliage plant in a room. It will be an icon that constantly gives a sustainable image. Eiji Shibata wins Good Design Award in 2011for the design of the Trinity Drive’s handbike. Designed with Vectorworks, this handbike is a big hit in Japan and has been featured on a variety of TV programs, as it realizes a physically challenged person’s dream of riding a stylish bike and moving comfortably around town.
Born in 1969 in Montbrison, a small town at the foot of the Forez hills, in the Loire Department, France, Christophe Agou left France in 1992 and settled in New York. This early voluntary exile, an urge to immerse himself in a completely different world, is typical of the work that Christophe Agou has been developing over the last twenty years: an intuitive and empirical exploration of universes, situations and people that he comes to understand by a gradual process of absorption, not realizing it has happened until he finds himself resonating intimately with them.
Working with equal ease from black and white to color, from landscape to portrait, he does not favor any style, ensuring constantly to renew his statements and the forms of his own vision. He came to the notice of international critics for several works, particularly his series of images on subway passengers in New York. The photographs evoke a sense of longing and isolation. The result of this work has been carried out in a book and published Life Below in 2004.
Over the years, Christophe Agou has been extending his expression into other media, always working intuitively, making assemblages, multimedia installations, films and writing short stories. In the winter of 2002, Christophe Agou returned to his native Forez and roamed around the harsh landscape there; it had never left his mind. Over time, and through the gradual process of building trust and friendship, the farmers and their families accepted him and allowed him to both photograph and film their daily existence. The resulting body of work, titled Face au Silence (In the Face of Silence), was awarded the 17th European Publishers Award for Photography.
Michal Rovner was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. She studied cinema, television, and philosophy at Tel Aviv University and subsequently at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem in 1981, receiving a BFA in photography and art in 1985.In 1978, with artist Arie Hammer, she co-founded the Camera Obscura School of Art in Tel Aviv, the city’s first school for photographers. She moved to New York in 1987