Christie’s gears up for special auction, rug company gets new chairman and more news

Legendary Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill died today, January 14, according to a statement released by his firm, Taller de Arquitectura (RBTA). Born in 1939, Bofill was one of the world’s most famous contemporary architects, completing over 1,000 projects during his lifetime. He was best known for his ambitious work on multi-family housing, including La Muralla Roja in Alicante and Walden 7 in Sant Just Desvern, both in Spain, a town which was also home to La Fábrica, the headquarters of the RBTA and the home of Bofill. , since 1975. “Architecture is more than just a social phenomenon, more than just a place to live or work,” Bofill said in a July 1987 issue of Architectural Summary. “It’s directly linked to the human desire to survive, to leave a legacy. If I can accomplish this, then I have not labored in vain.

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Alexis Bittar gets a swanky new SoHo showcase

Last year, Alexis Bittar reinvented her jewelry company into a versatile lifestyle brand, integrating home decor, accessories and a wide range of products. Its new outpost on Prince Street will feature all new products in a stylishly designed showroom alongside the company’s jewellery. “I was intrigued by creating an immersive experience that mixes different sensory elements,” Bittar tells AD PRO about his inspiration. “[From my experience of] public in the 70s in Brooklyn, I had the idea of ​​an abandoned institution. [I] wanted to merge past and future, [with] the future represented in a glacial mirror sculpture that resembles [been] radiated from the past.

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Wayfair is calling for design submissions for its 7th Annual Tastemaker Awards

On January 11, online home furnishings giant Wayfair announced the return of its 7th annual Tastemaker Awards. Organized by Wayfair Professional, a membership program offering a host of tools and services, the 2022 awards will choose winners for: Most Spectacular Renovation, Best Residential Design, Best Bathroom Design, Utilization the most effective in color, the best exterior design and the best commercial enterprise. design. Finalists will be chosen from a panel of judges, including AD PRO Editor-in-Chief Lila Allen, as well as AD100 designer Joe Haken and Hadley Keller, Digital Director of Beautiful house. Admission is restricted to members of Wayfair Professionals. The submission process requires members to upload their creations to Instagram using both the hashtags #WFPTastemakers and #WayfairProStyle, and tag and follow @wayfairprofessional by February 1. The winner will receive $1,000 to shop at Wayfair.com, as well as design promotions on the company’s social media channels.

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