Adrian Madlener

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Designers transform fairground into Quebec City's Le Grand Marché

A "glass palace" once again, Quebec City’s former Pavillon du Commerce—first erected in 1923—returns to its former glory as the Canadian city’s new public food market. The locale once hosted agricultural fairs intended to educated and promote the best farming practices. It will now help support the region's thriving…
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Virgil Abloh looks to the past for Vitra Campus installation

Multi-hyphenate creative entrepreneur Virgil Abloh is known for many things: a successful DJ career, a thriving design practice, and the artistic direction of major fashion house Louis Vuitton. Tapping into the contemporary zeitgeist of our overly-saturated image and information culture, the 38-year-old polymath often infuses his work…

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Vincent Van Duysen converts Antwerp convent into boutique hotel

Famous for his minimalistic and at times brutalist aesthetic, Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen espouses a refined yet textured design vocabulary. Whether developing a new product, interior, or full architecture project, the creative polymath seeks out pure yet tactile materials that, combined together, can achieve a timeless quality. Beneath…
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Gen X design surveyed at New York's Friedman Benda gallery

What do the Rick Roll and Boris Yeltsin have in common? The cultural phenomenon and political figure were both fixtures of the late 20th and early 21st-century cultural zeitgeist, a time heavily defined by Generation X. Separate from the populous Baby Boomers and their Millennial offspring, this segment of western…
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Conceptual furniture collection celebrates Southern Italy’s craft culture

Europe is awash with heritage brands that, in the wake of late 20th-century industrial flight, have risen to prominence. Countries like France and Italy tend to stand out, as both represent a substantial list of artisanal manufacturers. These international purveyors of luxury produce everything from quality food products to haute…
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New CBD store brings high design to New York's NoMad neighborhood

Pink curvilinear walls, bold terrazzo volumes, neoclassical arced alcoves, and lush plant accents help create a serene setting for CBD retailer Standard Dose's wellness center. Set in New York's Nomad district, the new multi-level venue provides costumers with a fully-immersive and calming experience that allows them to cut-away and…
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Austrian chateau reconsiders rituals surrounding dining tables

Built in the 12th-century, the original medieval core of Schloss Hollenegg has been added on to in various architectural styles over the centuries. Set atop the lush forests of Austria's remote Styria region, the sprawling palace features a Renaissance courtyard, Rococo staterooms, Gothic Revival chambers, and other features. This eclectic…