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Design Briefing

— Global


A round up of news, products and projects, including stools from Mexico, cutlery from Germany and a definitive book on Danish design.

African, BassamFellows, Craft, Eames, Joichi Ito, Kaiser, Mexican Stools, Umbrella, Yill

Umbrella concept


Perched on a hillside in the quaint, leafy Tokyo suburb of Ome is Ikeda Yukie Architects’ Sunbrella House. Although corners are dramatically curved and materials exposed, the house lends itself to a genteel, inviting minimalism. The elderly clients wanted a comfortable homestead with easy access to the surrounding nature. Wooden rafters fan out like the spokes of an umbrella – hence the name. Despite the house only having one bedroom, one bathroom and measuring 86 sq m, the architect has managed to craft a harm…


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