Wing shelving by Mario Ruiz for Systemtronic

Dezeen Showroom: Spanish designer Mario Ruiz has created the versatile, modular Wing shelving system for furniture brand Systemtronic.

Made from extruded aluminium, the Wing shelving was designed to be positioned alongside walls or to be a freestanding system.

Ruiz designed the flexible system so that it could be configured in multiple ways, and utilised in both home and office environments.

Wing shelving by Mario Ruiz for Systemtronic
Top: the Wing shelving system can be positioned alongside walls. Above: it can also be used as a room divider

“Its design is discreet, with a structure of essential shapes and shelves of subtle profiles that instil an expression of lightness and sophistication into the piece,” said the brand.

“The modules can be configured in multiple ways and heights to suit diverse needs and spaces, both in the contract and residential environments.”

Wing shelving by Mario Ruiz for Systemtronic
The extruded aluminium shelves are designed to fit with a variety of interiors

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Twig chair by Elan Atelier

Dezeen Showroom: the Twig chair by furniture brand Elan Atelier recalls the texture of wood but is actually solid bronze cast from a single mould.

The Twig chair is a “sculptural statement and a study in elegance and restraint,” according to Elan Atelier, which specialises in bronze and cast the sculptural piece using the lost-wax method.

Twig chair by Elan Atelier
The Twig chair is cast from a single mould using the lost-wax method

In addition to tree branches, the studio took inspiration from the work of sculptors Giuseppe Panone and Alberto Giacometti to design the piece.

Twig comes with an umber brown leather cushion as standard, and either a warm brown Antique Bronze or blacker Dark Bronze finish. Two premium finishes, Silver Bronze or Gold Bronze, are also available.

Armrest of Twig chair by Elan Atelier
The Twig chair recalls the texture of wood but is actually solid bronze

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Peugeot removes lion's body from logo for first time in almost 50 years

French car brand Peugeot has unveiled a redesigned logo, featuring a lion’s head that recalls its 1960s emblem, as part of a rebrand to mark a new era of electric car manufacturing.

The carmaker, which describes itself as the world’s oldest surviving automotive brand, updated its logo for the first time in 10 years. It is the 11th logo update in its history.

As with every version of its logo since 1847, the lion is central to the new design, which was created by Peugeot Design Lab.

However, unlike the previous logo, the design does not include the lion’s body. Instead, it only includes a stylised head and mane placed under the car brand’s name within a shield.

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Peugeot’s updated logo features a stylised lion’s head

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Climbing Roses carpet by Talk Carpet

Dezeen Showroom: New York-based Talk Carpet has created the Climbing Roses carpet to raise awareness and money for those living with HIV and AIDS.

The Climbing Roses carpet is emblazoned with an abstract interpretation of a flower installation that was originally created by florist Jeff Leatham for the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California.

Leatham’s installation was set against the building’s travertine tile cladding, which Talk Carpet has visualised as a regular grid, while the roses are transformed into organic swirls.

These red swirls are also a reference to the red ribbon, which is worn to show support for people impacted by HIV and AIDS.

Climbing roses carpet by Talk Carpet

“We translated the walls to the base of our new flooring design by creating a traditional grid carpet pattern,” said the brand.

“This adds a very minimal and elegant element to the overall design. On top of the base grid, we layered organic swirls – … Read more

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This week Foster + Partners revealed a pair of Saudi Arabian hotels

This week on Dezeen, architecture firm Foster + Partners unveiled designs for two new hotels for Saudi Arabia‘s tourism scheme The Red Sea Project.

Set to be built on an island in the Red Sea, Ummahat AlShaykh Hotel 12 will be a ring-shaped hotel with cabins built on stilts out over the water. Foster + Partners head of studio Gerard Evenden said the plan was to have a “light touch, non-damaging approach” to the island project.

For the appropriately named Southern Dunes hotel, the practice has planned a cluster of 40 villas in a remote desert landscape sheltered by overhanging timber and fabric roofs.

The Red Sea Project plans to build tourist attractions on an archipelago of 90 undeveloped islands off the west coast of Saudi Arabia.

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Resourceful students “firing pots in barbecues and doing fashion shoots in bedrooms” during lockdown

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