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issue 45 - August/September 2018
CURVE magazine cover August/September 2018
Intelligence Who What Where
   
Smart Homes are all the Rage Patch Offers a Stylish Approach to this New Concept

     Recently presented at Milan’s Ventura Future by UM Project, Patch is a microgrid of interconnected furniture which act as mini power stations, distributing solar energy throughout the home. Patch is an optimistic rendering of technology at the intersection of function and fiction, of present and future.
   
Poltrona Frau’s Italian Classics at Intermeuble

     Poltrona Frau has long been one of Italy’s most prestigious furniture makers. Famed for its classic take on the contemporary, the company has admirers the world over. Here we talk to Nicola Coropoulis, Brand Manager for Poltrona Frau, as the esteemed brand opens a stand alone store in Beirut.
   
A City’s Heritage Celebrated, a Path Forward Illuminated


     Five playfully oversized lamps, reflecting various eras and centuries of innovation in Manchester, England, have been built in Piccadilly Place as part of plans to revamp the famed piazza. Ranging from 3.4m to 6m tall, the lamps were designed by art and design studio Acrylicize.
   
Bigger, Bolder, the World Architecture Festival is Back

     A research center in Riyadh, a village lounge in rural China and a mosque without a minaret in Iran are among the projects shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2018 the world’s biggest architectural awards program. WAF will reconvene for its eleventh edition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 28/30 November this year.
   
Simple Clothes Hangers Become Jobs of Design and the Contemporary World

     These stunning clothes hangers are the work of Georgian design firm XYZ Integrated Architecture. Seemingly delicate, these beautiful pieces add a sense of style to your wardrobe.
   
ARTS Beirut Offers Something Entirely New

     A stunning new addition to the Naccache coastline, ARTS Beirut merges an undeniably stylish interior with great casual dining. French fusion dishes along with striking design result in an experience like few others in the country.
ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS
Intelligence  Who What Where
ART AND FUNCTION
Inspire  Project  
INSIDE AND OUT
Insprire  Home  
URBAN VIEWS
Intelligence  Who What Where

FURNITURE OF THE FUTURE
Radar    

NATURAL SENSE
Push  Art  

SEEKING THE UNKNOWN
 
Inspire  Project  

PALATIAL PREMISES
Insprire  Home  

THE PERFECT PLACE
Concept  Design  

NOT JUST UP AND DOWN
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