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13 Sep

IRSAP,Radiator or Furnishing?

R ecently, the Studio, as part of a contest, did develop three new product concepts for IRSAP, leading manufacturer of radiators. IRSAP was looking for a new family of electric radiators, consisting of a radiator for the bathroom and one for the living area, with a special focus on design, aesthetics and possibly additional functionalities.The concepts proposed by SoFarSoNear are all aimed to solve the functional aspects, but providing to the design a formal dignity. A good design focuses on both the functional requirements and the aesthetic appeal. The basic feature of heating is combined to extra benefits. OHM features an extremely clean and elegant structure. The radiator is self-standing (except in the wall version) with a square base...
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9 Sep

Kimono,New Designs for Soledad Twombly

Originally, kimono was the Japanese word for clothing. But in more recent years, the word has been used to refer specifically to traditional Japanese clothing. Kimonos as we know them today came into being during the Heian period (794-1192). Striking motifs and patterns were block printed on different textiles. Style, motif, fabric, technique and color explained who you were. For example, a cherry blossom was not just a pretty design; rather, it symbolized mortal feminine beauty. Early 2019, inspired by antique kimonos, SoFarSoNear has re-designed a traditional pattern where cherry blossoms and flowers gave birth to some extraordinary garments, designed by Soledad Twombly. To learn more about Soledad Twombly and her one of a kind collections...
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6 Sep

VIA BOX,A tool for Visually Impaired

A s of 2015 there were 940 million people with some degree of vision loss. 246 million had low vision and 39 million were blind. Visually impaired people surpass by far blind people, but our society is still not equipped to assist them, especially in the field of public transportation.Vision impairement is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses. It may cause people difficulties with normal daily activities such as driving, reading, socializing, and walking. [eltd_blockquote text="A visually impaired needs to enlarge what is observed to be able to perceive it visually. Sees reality as through a colander; as in a misty landscape; in black and...
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20 Jun

Park Mont Avic,Exhibition Concept

To elebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Natural Park of Mont Avic, the Region Val d'Aosta has called a contest to conceive an exhibition at Forte di Bard. SoFarSoNear's concept did achieve a 2nd place, with a very high score. Our goal was to develop a display concept easy to install, flexible and complying to the budget assigned, but attractive and involving. The Gallery at the entrance shows the artworks of reknowned photographers in a museum like installation; the fabric used for the drapes is 'drap' a typical textile from Val d'Aosta. The flow of the exhibition is split into two main areas: on the left, the focus is on the history of the Park, on the...
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27 May

Bauhaus, 100year Anniversary Collection

P aying tribute to this year’s 100 anniversary of Bauhaus, SoFarSoNear has designed a new collection of Trevira CS flameretardant fabrics. Suited for drapes, the collection features two patterns, reflecting the main idea of combining aesthetic with simple geometries. 'Vienna' is inspired by the pattern of Thonet chairs, so popular at the time. 'Dots' plays with the different size of small squares and their optical effect. The colour palette ranges from neutrals to trendy shades, like Coral, elected colour of the year. The production technique uses Scottish Madras looms. Innovation and tradition, in order to preserve the past with an eye to the future. [eltd_blockquote text="Aesthetic and craftmanship. Safety and comfort. Bauhaus is still at the...
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8 Mar

Milan,Apartment in Brera

Living "in Brera", as they say in Milan, is a real privilege. The area is one of the richest in history and beautiful architecture of the past, but also of premises in front of which in the evening there is a young crowd that celebrates the ritual of meeting again. Therefore, our project goal was not only to create the right interior, but also to protect the privacy of the owners from possible noise outside. The apartment has a surface of 150 square meter and is located on the sixth floor of a modern building. The owners, a couple of professionals, love to collect ojects and art during their travels. Entrance, large living room, kitchen, master bedroom, guest room...
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7 Mar

Soledad Twombly,a unique Style

W e met Soledad Twombly many years ago, when we were starting to explore the fascinating world of textiles. It was love at first sight; she did receive us in a beautiful flat steps from Piazza di Spagna and she did enchant us with her style and her charming Argentine accent. "I only believe in style, it does not age and is always in fashion" is her credo. This is evident looking at the dresses she tailors. Since that date, we started to design fabrics for Soledad. The inspiration was and is always different; the sensual paintings from Alessandro Twombly, Soledad's husband and son of famous artist Cy Twombly, were our first source. Damien Hirst and his...
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7 Mar

La Carmen Toile,Classic unconventional

T he expressive power of Saba Italia LaCarmen’s unconventional look is evident from its unusual “collar” which can also be positioned vertically by means of innovative, self-supporting material. The concept underlying the design is that of a dual-purpose chair. With its collar up it is a snug, enveloping nest; with the collar down it has an informal look ideal for convivial settings. For its debut, SoFarSoNear did design a special dress inspired by the classic Toile de Jouy in a more modern outlook. The Studio did conceive three artworks for the different parts of the armchair, to be manually printed on a luscious cotton satin. A special version printed on a woolen and silk fabric was designed for...
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7 Feb

MUSE,iconic furniture

MUSE collection is the first furniture collection designed by Luca Ferreccio for the new Italian brand LLAB. It comes from a careful research of some iconic XX century signs in architecture and art, re-interpreted in an original and unique way. The outcome is a one-of-kind collection of modern furniture, all made of wood, featuring soft shapes framed by specially designed finishes. The clean but strong shape of each piece results from a high level of craftmanship and a serious care for each manufacturing detail. Form and function are perfectly balanced to highlight a new concept of contemporary living. Our passionate search to interpret the needs of contemporary living in a way that is original and unique, is the driving force...
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6 Feb

Milan,Penthouse steps from Duomo

Located in the historical center of Milan, in a modern building from the 70s, this apartment enjoys a view over the roofs thanks to the small terraces that surround the penthouse. The goal of the project was to keep the original plan and revisit the layout of the rooms and the overall decoration. A real challenge considering that the apartment was in a tremendous state, due to years of neglect. The premise had to accomodate a couple with a child and their furnishing, including a fully equipped kitchen, coming from the previous apartment. The moodboard developed specifically for the project features classic elements combined with modern ones. The colour palette mixes neutral tones, like taupe for the walls of the...
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