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Bompas & Parr Pharmacafe

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Bompas & Parr leads in flavor-based experience design, culinary research, architectural installations and contemporary food design.  The studio first came to prominence through its expertise in jelly-making, but has since gone on to create immersive flavor-based experiences ranging from an inhabitable cloud of gin and tonic, the world’s first multi-sensory fireworks and a Taste Experience for the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, officially the best place to taste Guinness in the world.   They have also written four books, the most recent in late 2014 which saw the studio republish Memoirs of a Stomach, a lost-and-forgotten 18th century tome brought up to date with visuals from inside the digestive tract of food writer, pop-up chef and Sunday Times columnist Gizzi Erskine.

The studio  consists of a team of creatives, cooks, designers, specialized technicians and architects. With Sam Bompas and Harry Parr the team works to experiment, develop, produce and install projects, artworks, …

About Domenique Mora

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What is your earliest memory of wanting to work in your field? I was captivated by creative design at an early age by my father who studied at Le Arti Orafe, a prestigious jewelry school in Florence, Italy. My father made his living designing exquisite pieces of jewelry. Through-out the years it became clear that my passion for Interior Architectural Design reflected an inherent understanding of the relationships between color, texture, and shape. As a designer, my approach is centered in the integration of interiors into the architecture within which they exist, creating a lasting feeling that cradles and expresses the very essence of the individual. I believe that a truly great design starts with one's passions and is not just recognized purely by its beauty.
What excites you about design and why? I love the connection between interior design, graphics, photography, landscaped design, and architecture in the way that brings spaces to life, when these design disciplines are execut…

Italian Architect Piero Lissoni

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The Modernist Maestro Relaxes at His Sun-Soaked Tuscan Summer House
When building a Tuscan retreat for himself and his family, Piero Lissoni decided that simplicity was key. Visited by filmmaker Matthew Donaldson for today’s edition of In Residence, the Italian designer and architect created an elementary form that was neither part of the vernacular, nor classic Italian pastiche. Keeping faithful to the size and scale of the surrounding houses, he used a concrete that is mixed with the local earth, giving it a characteristic pinkish hue. The stunning landscape envelops the building, its cool, hard lines playing off against the undulating hills.

 “There is a huge connection between inside and out. I used windows like a super huge screen. I don’t need films here: the theater is outside, the movies are outside.” 

The Milan-born innovator founded Lissoni Associati with Nicoletta Canesi in 1986 and has since created an extensive catalog of designs for brands such as Kartell, Porro, Boffi, …