Our pop-up bar installation at designSUPERMARKET festival held in Prague between 11 - 14 December 2014. Thanks for coming.

During our visit of Sofia, we visited monumental National Palace of Culture built in 1981 for celebration of Bulgaria's 1300th anniversary.

The National Palace of Culture is the largest multifunctional conference and exhibition centre in south-eastern Europe. Brutalist octagonal structure designed by team of architects led by Alexander Georgiev Barov, hides exceptional interiors with custom-made furniture, lighting and artworks.

We have always followed work of Lausanne-based BIG-GAME studio, which is our very own favorite of elegant poetic, yet functional design movement of the last years. Today, Elric Petit, Augustin Scott de Martinville and Grégoire Jeanmonod share with us some images from the production of their new table lamp created for Passionswege Project during Vienna Design Week two months ago.

BIG-GAME collaborated with the Vienna-based silversmith Wiener Silber Manufactur, historical company founded in 1882 and collaborating with no one smaller than Josef Hoffmann, Otto Prutscher or Oswald Haerdtl. The result will is extraordinary lamp based on craft as well as technology.

"The HAMMER lamp combines up-to-date lighting technology and traditional craftsmanship," says BIG-GAME. High-tech meets precision craft in the design. Aluminum body with the LED technology is fitted with the reflector made from a hand-hammered sheet of solid silver.

Photos: Courtesy of BIG-GAME

The curatorial installation presents one of the less known modernist masterpieces of the Italian architect Carlo Scarpa. Casa Tabarelli was designed by Scarpa for the Tabarelli family in the late 1960s and became an architecture treasure, full of art and design gems. The OKOLO team has visited the house in 2011 and made pictures, videos and other documentation of the space. Now, OKOLO presents the house through an artistic installation offering a visual journey around the house, its furnishings, legends and life and work of its owners. The exhibition Casa Tabarelli Re-interpreted was created for the Sklada furniture showroom and gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Concept: OKOLO

Graphic design: Matěj Činčera, Jan Kloss

Texts: Adam Štěch

English proof reading: Zuzana Těťálová

Production: Sklada

Installation: OKOLO, Eia Nedkov

Print: Signpek

Thanks: Antonello Tabarelli de Fatis

This stylized Viking ship was designed and made by Vienna-based Werkstätte Hagenauer during the 1950s. Precise craft meets delicate materials as brass, copper and walnut.

Photo Courtesy of Auctionata

Designed by Italian radical design group Ufo, this lamp reveals iconic symbolism of Hollywood movie industry.

In 1967, architect Lapo Binazzi (born 1943) founded Ufo, a creative group of architects associated with the 1960s Italian radical design scene at the faculty of Architecture in Florence. Among the finest works of Ufo is the 1969 collection of table lamps interpreting popular American iconography and symbols of dollars or movie production companies of Paramount and MGM. The lamps presents experimental synthesis of artistic and conceptual ideas with the design morphology and real function.

MGM lamp, that we have spotted at Design & Art gallery in Vienna, was then produced by Alchimia since 1979.

Ellsworth Kelly hard edge paintings or Martin Creed’s colourful bars were the inspiration behind the design of the new Celine Resort collection of bags for 2015.

Last year we have visited one of the finest modernist landmarks of Como lake region. Pietro Lingeri's Villa Amila is a beautiful building shaped like boat.

Located in small village of Tremezzo at Como lake, Villa Amila was designed by Italian modernist Pietro Lingeri (1894–1968) for Associazione Motonautica Italiana Lario (AMILA) in 1927 and presents one of the earliest Italian Rationalist buidlings. Streamlined form of the club for association of motor boat sport, was inspired by boats and their typical features like round windows, terraces or railings.

Lingeri made some changes on the design until 1947. He also designed diving platform on the shore of the lake

German-born architect Henry Klumb (1905 - 1984) was active at Puerto Rico during the the second half of the last century.

During his career he designed many important modern buildings on the island including campus master plan for the University of Puerto Rico from 1946 to 1966 and several university buildings. He also designed the San Ignacio of Loyola Parish, the La Rada Hotel, and the landmark churches Iglesia del Carmen and San Martin de Porres in Cataño.

Klumb was also master of residential architecture designing houses for islands elite including custom furniture. These rocking chair and bench made of wood and caning he designed together with Stephen Arneson at the beginning os his Puerto Rico career in 1945. The designs merge his European influences with the local materials and result in beautiful tropical modern style.

We are inviting you to out latest exhibition project Casa Tabarelli Rediscovered held at Sklada space in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Casa Tabarelli Rediscovered is a curated installation looking at architecture, design and stories behind the less known residential work of Carlo Scarpa built close to Italian Bolzano. Okolo team documented the house during the personal visit three years ago and shares the result through the Casa Tabarelli Rediscovered project.