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DESIGN
+ Alien Chairs

+ Alien Chairs

The latest addition to the AN+ chair collection. If these creatures don’t roam around and move on their own – which I suspect they do – we’ll entertain the brilliant idea of adding remote controllable (iPhone app) motors to the chairs and freak clients out during conferences.
+ Construction Sample

+ Construction Sample

You must be wondering what this represents. It’s involves a plot, money, alcohol, and an Israeli tycoon. That’s all I can reveal
+ Somewhere vs. Nowhere

+ Somewhere vs. Nowhere

Newly up on the walls of AN+ Architects are the words: Somewhere better than this place. Makes one stop a bit and think…
+ VOIX: The Fundamental Group

+ VOIX: The Fundamental Group

Stephen pounds down the stairs from the design studio into the kitchen, scrambling to catch his flight with half hour to go. We assume it’s a mad dash to meet a client. In contrast, Gunnar languidly disappears for milk to make us some coffee. THE morning necessity taken care of, GabrielDesigns is then introduced to...
+ cuisine

+ cuisine

In the last four years, GabrielDesigns has seen a variety of kitchens and kitchenettes. The unmentionably worthless condition of my current one initiates a search for better conditions, and in the process, one learns to appreciates the past.
+ There's Some Hope

+ There’s Some Hope

As you might imagine, moving countries on a whim isn’t easy business, loaded with stress and mixed feelings of elation/freedom and regret. So when I saw THIS lovely machine – a beautiful Italian design – gleaming under a lamppost, there was a little spark and some hope for the near future. Keep you posted!
+ Mille Miglia, May 16

+ Mille Miglia, May 16

The Mille Miglia starts at 6:30pm in Brescia and by the time the SSK swings into view at Lago di Garda, the Mercedes-Benz team is already waiting with glasses of Aperol, iPads, and Nikon cameras. The view of the gleaming 300SL gullwing waving its doors up at the sunset skies was a sight to see!...
+ Mille Miglia, May 16

+ Mille Miglia, May 16

In Brescia, these ladies gleam under the sky before flooring out into the Italian countryside for the Mille Miglia. And they’re all here, rumbling to start: Ermini, Jag, Maserati, Ferrari, BMW, Triumph….and certainly Mercedes-Benz. Details on mb.mercedes-benz.com soon.
+ VOIX: Michael Sontag

+ VOIX: Michael Sontag

His face pops up all over Berlin and the fashion mags have termed him as a rising star. But his fame isn’t due to Berlin languor. Expecting a weekend rendezvous exception, GabrielDesigns met up with fashion designer Michael Sontag on a sunny Saturday morning to find him in a t-shirt busily working away in his...
+ Marlboro Red

+ Marlboro Red

It all started in 1924, as a women’s cigarette. Hah! Didn’t know that did you? “Mild as May” was the slogan. But the 1950s came along with the lung cancer mania and Marlboro was restructured to appeal to men: this is where the buffed up cowboy comes into the picture. Along with their brand image...
+ St. Peter's

+ St. Peter’s

+ graphic design A+H

+ graphic design A+H

The German post service finally decided to quit hanging on to a piece of International Air Mail posted Feb23 and realized it was high time to actually put it IN my letterbox. So slightly creased and distorted from being subjected to condensation, GabrielDesigns received the wedding invitation to NYC architects Aaron Leshtz and Harper Halprin....