Tucked away behind the floating stairs of Inform is a trove of books. The subjects range from architecture, to industrial and interior design to art. We also carry a vast number of magazines, perfect for picking up on your way to have a coffee. We are constantly getting in new books, and though it might seem much more orderly than MacLeod’s up the street, there is very much still the thrill of the hunt.
We’ve been featuring C International Photo Magazine on our table for a few weeks now, but I think it’s still worth a mention. The magazine is more of a book, hard-bound and 300 pages, but it’s a biannual treat. Divided into three sections (essays, photos, interviews) each issue centres on a topic. The latest, issue 8, “examines the constant and unpredictable evolution of movements, which, to a great extent, drew their inspiration from the struggles of minorities”, with works from Bruce Davidson, Larry Clark and Peter Saville. We carry the English/Chinese edition.
Top photo from www.informinteriors.com
Middle – Bruce Davidson
Bottom – Larry Clark
Yesterday, the Eames’ house – also known as Case Study House #8 – celebrated it’s 60th anniversary with a picnic and silent auction at the home of Charles’ daughter, Lucia Eames. The Eames’ are well known for their furniture designs and short films, and their house is the purest form of their aesthetic, because it was so personal. There is a nice article in the New York Times about them and their house, you can read it here. The house was built in 1949, costing only $1 per square foot. The idea was to introduce prefab materials that were already commonly used in factories and the like into residential architecture, to create a more versatile house.
The Eames house can be visited year-round, but only the exterior. Once a year, in June, they allow for interior tours, in order to reduce the wear on the house. Over the weekend, they had a member’s appreciation day that included a tour, and the next day was the picnic which included kite flying. Sounds like fun!
Inform is quickly becoming a favored locale for fashion shoots. We can be seen in this month’s NUVO magazine. Click here to view the whole spread as a pdf.
Photography by Evaan Kheraj
Styling by Luisa Rino
The first images from the Terminus show suite are here! Terminus is located just down the street at 36 Water, and any of the staff here at Inform will be happy to take you over to take a look at the finished suite.
All photos by Martin Tessler.
BOCCI 14 Series by Omer Arbel
Recent visitors to the store may have noticed our stairwell darkened by the cover of scaffolding. As we prepared the store for the flood of summer sun, the skylight was freshly finished and a dazzling display of a BOCCI 14.80 chandelier was installed. Electricians and installers worked through the night to hang a cascade of pendants through two floors of our showroom.
BOCCI 14 Series available in single, multiple, or custom chandeliers.
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VITRA AC4 by Antonio Citterio
Most office chairs are designed either for aesthetics or function, which is where the new AC4 stands apart. Designed to be both comfortable and uncompromisingly functional, the AC4 features automatic weight adjustment to support the sitter in all positions, and the adjustable arms rotate 360° to better fit with desks and tables. 51% of the used materials are recycled and 94% of the end product is recyclable.
Available as armless, or with adjustable or fixed aluminum arms.
Two choices of base, black or polished aluminum.
7 Leather and 13 Fabric choices.
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