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LE MILE .selected presents objects from the &tradition collection 2018.


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LE MILE .selected presents objects from the &tradition collection 2018.


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*&tradition


may 2018




 

As the name suggests, &tradition believes firmly in the talent and vision of past designers. The studio also believes in the celebration of new designers who are forging their own paths to become the avant-garde designers of the future. 

 
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rug_ The Moor, AP5–AP8 by All The Way To Paris

 

This Danish studio has curated a collection of work that spans an incredible timeline of talented designers. One of the masters &tradition boasts is the Moor rug by design studio All the way to Paris. Inspired by the vast, heather-covered hills in the countryside of their native Scandinavia, The Moor rugs capture the ambience of the landscape. “This collection of rugs focuses on texture, shape and depth of colour – not patterns,” explains Founders and Partners Tanja Vibe and Petra Olsson Gendt. “Our intention with the rugs is to gather a room together both emotionally and aesthetically. To create a feeling of closeness and to somehow ‘ground’ the room.”  

Located on the castle grounds of Copenhagen's Kastellet overlooking the waterfront promenade that is home to the Little Mermaid, The Langelinie Pavilion stands with a resilient spirit. The first Pavilion chair was built in 1885. The second was built in 1902 for the Royal Danish Yacht Club but was sadly destroyed during World War II. The current Pavilion was built 1958 by architect couple Eva and Niels Koppel in homage to modernism. Echoing its own ability to endure is the Pavilion chair by Norwegian design firm Andersen & Voll, established black in 2009 by Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll.  

"Anderssen & Voll succeeded in embracing the technology of modernism without being limited to its often rigid functional doctrine. By making both the veneer seat and back curved, they pushed technology to the limit. Available with or without armrests in a choice of wood veneer with versions in textile or leather, the look remains light. It's a chair you wouldn't expect to be this elegant designed to stand the test of time." says Martin Kornbek Hansen, founder of &tradition.  

The FlowerPot Lamps became synonymous with the Flower Power movement from the late 60´. Reecting a break from convention to embrace a more open, modern mentality that promoted peace and harmony. Such was the mindset of their designer, Verner Panton. One of the most forward-thinking talents of his time. The lamp’s simple design consisting of two semi-circle spheres facing each other is not only an icon of that era, the FlowerPot Lamps remain equally as appealing to new generations. Especially in the new series of colours launched by &tradition. 

The Fly Series by Space Copenhagen is a lounge collection made up of two sofas, an armchair, two tables and a pouf. Pushing the idea of lounging to its fullest, Fly is a series that allows the user to sit, lie, rest, and relax. Unlike many of the sofas and easy chairs in Scandinavian design history, Fly does not impose any particular posture onto the sitter. The seat itself is optimised for comfort, with loose cushions for the back that can be arranged according to the user’s own needs. 

The products prove their timelessness and worth, being both desirable and stylish all these years later; true legacies.

chair_ Pavilion by Anderssen & Voll
lighting_ Flowerpot by Verner Panton
sofa_ Fly Sofa with side tables by Space Copenhagen

credits_ all illustrations done by savignacillustrations 
Benjamin Savignac

www.andtradition.com

 
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LE MILE .selected presents *A limited edition of the classic Tangente model honors Bauhaus


LE MILE .selected presents *A limited edition of the classic Tangente model honors Bauhaus


 

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august 2018


 

Tangente from NOMOS Glashütte is the most widely-knownwatch from Glashütte; no other model from this town famous for fine watches has been inproduction longer. It is often described as a ‘Bauhaus watch’—and in 2019 the German Bauhaus movement is turning 100 years old. To mark the occasion, Tangente is available in a nine-part special edition, with each version limited to only 100 timepieces.

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These watches come in three sizes—33, 35, and 38 millimeters in diameter, for men andwomen alike, and each one comes in every primary color: a sketch paper colored dial, blacknumerals and hands, encircled by a ring of red, yellow, or blue. Paul Klee’s sketches were one of the sources of inspiration for these watches.

As Klee, the ‘magician’ of Bauhaus, once said: “Art makes things visible”.

And that is why the hands follow a color ring, elegantly depicting the basic principle of the watch: time moving in a circle. Not only this special edition, but all watches from this brand based in the famous heritagetown of Glashütte are “timepieces that members of the Bauhaus movement would design and wear today,” NOMOS CEO Uwe Ahrendt is certain. “After all, they went about their work then the same way that we do now when it comes to designing our watches and the R&D that goes into the calibers. By concentrating on the essentials, leaving the super-fluous to one side, and being incredibly demanding when it comes to the details that remain.By standing for the highest quality and a different, very contemporary kind of luxury. As well as a particularly beautiful form of ‘Made in Germany’.”

The models of this special edition Tangente—a century of Bauhaus will be available atselected retailers from the end of August 2018. With a birthday gift from NOMOS Glashütte — as these watches come with a generous ‘100th anniversary discount’.

 

http://glashuette.com

 
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LE MILE SeLECTED: Presenting Archivio´s Fall Winter 2018 Collection.


LE MILE SeLECTED: Presenting Archivio´s Fall Winter 2018 Collection.


 

 

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march 2018


 

Archivio was established in Milan in 2016 by Cecilia Federico and Rosita Giammarino. The brand represents an unique intersection between art + fashion. Its creativity comes to life through the reinterpretation of iconic fashion pieces blended with a timeless and authentic design. Iconographic research and contemporary aesthetics merge together and become the core of every creative process of the brand. A daring design of hybrid silhouettes connects the feminine and masculine in a single universe. “Made in Italy” design and high quality materials are a fundamental value of the brand.

 
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Made by women, for women. Archivio is a womenswear brand that puts the focus on real women’s lives. For those who actively enjoy fashion but do not obsess over it, for women who know themselves and stand for what they want. Archivio woman is free, self-confident, elegant but also sporty and delicate. We design women for what they truly are : powerful, sensual, intelligent, sweet, strong, passionate, determined and elegant.

The collection embodies the perfect outfit for a contemporary woman: from the morning meeting to a dinner out, the sophisticated and timeless structure of the typical Italian tailoring are matched with precious shining fabrics and warm jacquards. The attentive and continuous study of the tailleur, together with the use of intangible silks, reveals us the fine line between the male and female wardrobe, where a woman can borrow her husband’s coat or tie to create her own provocative and sensual style. Double breast structured jackets, austere long coats and classic double pinces trousers, are proposed for a woman's everyday life. Technical and sporty details are mixed in a sensual and elegant collection, where cigarette and wide trousers are matched together with a hoodie silk shirt; and wedge boots are paired with a re-imagined classic longuette, to merge the everyday life wardrobe in a unique modern collection. Sensual dresses are created to enhance the sinuosity and shapes of the woman’s body, who is the real protagonist of our research. Archivio woman is immersed in her personal style, classic and well defined, yet always connected with the modern trends. Fortunately, style is not a slave to fashions.

 

 
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Happy Socks unveils limited edition Andy Warhol capsule collection.


Happy Socks unveils limited edition Andy Warhol capsule collection.


 

 

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september 018

written Malcolm Thomas

Pop art for all. That is the ethos shared by the decade-old Swedish sock and underwear maker, Happy Socks and the late transcendent artist and cultural icon, Andy Warhol. Drawing inspiration from archival screen prints including 1964’s Flowers; Banana (1967); Dollar Sign (1961) and Cow (1966), The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts revered works can now be seen on a palette of loud, vibrant hues, in rich shades the likes of crimson red, pale pink and baby blue.

photographer  Camille Summers Valli  teamed up with stylist  Alex Carl  and art director  Elliss Solomon

photographer Camille Summers Valli teamed up with stylist Alex Carl and art director Elliss Solomon

The Andy Warhol x Happy Socks capsule collection includes six unique pairs of soft combed cotton socks. Two pairs of classic men’s trunks, and two pairs of seamless underwear for women. All styles are sold both separately and in an exclusive designer box.

The collection will be available starting October 2nd in Happy Socks concept stores, online at happysocks.com, and at selected retailers.

Sock Art for Everyone.    


 
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AMAN CONTINUES ITS HOLISTIC JOURNEY 
WITH THE LAUNCH OF AMAN SKINCARE


AMAN CONTINUES ITS HOLISTIC JOURNEY 
WITH THE LAUNCH OF AMAN SKINCARE


 

 

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october 018

Aman announces the launch of a skincare collection, made bespoke for the brand, which not only embodies and celebrates, but is also inspired by its constellation of hotels and resorts. Introducing a collection of 30 products on the occasion of the brands 30th anniversary, Aman Skincare has been formulated using an exotic roll-call of natural, rare and precious ingredients, many of which have been wild-harvested in various Aman destinations. 

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The new skincare collection - which includes hydrating face creams and serums, nourishing face masks, uplifting body oils, calming milk baths and pulse-point remedies - represents the spirit of Aman in a bottle, offering a soothing journey to a place of beautifully scented repose and respite from the everyday grind.

The sense of peace, the intrinsic connection with its beguiling locations, and the becalming architecture for which Aman is so renowned, define the design aesthetic for the collection’s bottles and jars. Acclaimed architect Kengo Kuma masterfully blended these attributes with Aman’s Eastern roots and channelled them into striking vessels, a beautifully crafted reimagining of Japanese porcelain.For more than 30 years, Aman has created an opportunity for guests to cast aside quotidian distractions and explore the possibilities of a better, more wholly nourished self from a place of serenity. From jungle to desert, countryside to city, Aman welcomes its guests into a comforting and holistic space to connect body and mind. The new Aman Skincare collection inspires a similar journey following the three distinct pathways that harness the natural settings of Aman’s locations: mountains and deserts, Grounding and earthy in their essence; oceans and seas – fresh, Purifying and fluid; nature, forests and lush greenery – Nourishing and renewing in the energy they offer. 


The Collection.    

The word Aman means “peace” in Sanskrit. Aman has elevated the idea of the resort as a sanctuary of peace to an apogee of healing and calm, offering a naturally inspired holistic approach to wellbeing. It has approached creating skincare with the same rigour, values and integrity as it does running its sanctuaries: with much meticulousness, supremely high standards and the greatest respect for the bounties of the natural world. The Aman Skincare collection is informed by ancient wellness traditions and specifically formulated to combine the treasures of the Earth with truly transformative efficacy. The precious ingredients utilised include pearls, homeopathic metals, healing tree oils, amethyst, jade, frankincense and palo santo, in addition to alkalising, oxygen-rich spring water, wild-harvested Amazon butters and rainforest muds.

Sandalwood, a precious, healing oil with a soft, embracing aroma, is the unifying ingredient found throughout the Aman Skincare collection. It has been used for centuries in the Ayurvedic system of medicine thanks to its ability to help calm, soothe and centre.

 

LE MILE has selected Andrew Coimbra´s FW018 collection as must-seen for this season.


LE MILE has selected Andrew Coimbra´s FW018 collection as must-seen for this season.


 

 

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february 018
 

Toronto-based designer Andrew Coimbra is a lifestyle and ready-to-wear brand, created back in 2015. With a strong focus on simple yet powerful design, in revisiting classic staples Coimbra is driven by conveying an aesthetic that is unique in its vision and realization.  

 
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Coimbra aims to play into the duality of the modern person: exploring the classic and contemporary, and the more street and relaxed self. Photographer Royal Gilbert has teamed up with stylist Chad Burton to shoot the lookbook of Andrew Coimbra´s  fall+winter 018 collection in Montréal, Québec.

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seen by  ROYAL GILBERT
styled CHAD BURTON
make up  MARK JORDY GONZALES
hair CODY MOOREFIELD
modelled MACKENZIE HOGAN-LUCUIK + ÉMILE WOON

 

www.andrewcoimbra.com

 
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NOMOS Glashütte has captured a Good Design Award—this time for the model Autobahn.


NOMOS Glashütte has captured a Good Design Award—this time for the model Autobahn.


 

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NOMOS Glashütte joined the winners circle of this years Good Design Award with their new model Autobahn.

Good Design Award.

The internationally renowned product design award was established in 1950 by a group of designers that included Charles and Ray Eames. The award is presented to products that provide convincing solutions in their form, function, aesthetics, and quality.

striking in every situation   NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn

striking in every situation NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn

The automatic watch with the name Autobahn is one of the latest creations from NOMOS Glashütte. The date display features clear forms and dynamic contours. It is equipped with the most innovative movement from NOMOS to date, the neomatik caliber DUW 6101: 170 years of fine Glashütte watchmaking, meticulous German engineering, a generous dash of high-tech, and countless hours of craftsmanship.

Meet The Designers.

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Product designer Werner Aisslinger and partner Tina Bunyaprasit, the creative team behind Studio Aisslinger, designed the bold timepiece for NOMOS Glashütte in collaboration with the watchmaker’s own designers. Their work can be seen at exhibitions worldwide—from MoMA to the V&A and Vitra Design Museum. Inspired by daring racetrack designs, the dial immediately launches into a steep curve, which is echoed in the sub-seconds. The elongated date window shows a trio of dates at a glance: yesterday, today, tomorrow.

“Designing a mechanical timepiece was such a rewarding project. And now it feels incredible to win a Good Design Award for it. The year is already off to a great start.”

Aisslinger + Bunyaprasit

Experience Yourself.
 

https://nomos-glashuette.com/

 
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LE MILE .selected presents the wooden STRANDKIND Hotel near Lübeck.


LE MILE .selected presents the wooden STRANDKIND Hotel near Lübeck.


 

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december 018

Sport, games and fun for children and their parents - that's what the wooden hotel with the name STRANDKIND in Pelzerhaken at the Baltic Sea in Germany offers.

Hello Strandkind.

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While the parents can relax on the beach or in the pampering corner of the hotel, there is a professional team that takes care of your children and offers different activities e.g. building sand castles, cycling, swimming in the Baltic Sea, or enjoying the wonderful nature with special activities. Also, adults can join different activities like cycling, climbing, standup-paddeling or badminton. A room with a diverse of books and interior game options for kids provide the necessary retreat in case of rainy weather. Flexibility plays a big role in leisure activities (especially in the summer months).

Pelzerhaken is a district of the municipality Neustadt in Holstein in the north of Germany and is a hotspot for water sports fans. This location offers best conditions for windsurfers; from newcomers to savvy professionals. So its not surprising that Pelzerhaken is also known as the Hawaii of the Baltic Sea. Thanks to its many sandbars, its even great to just watch the surfers surfing the waves.

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There are 41 rooms that welcome their guests after a busy day, where they can relax and just switch off from different activities. The rooms are big and offer plenty of space for comfort. There are two saunas and treatments rooms, as well as a yoga- and relaxation room for even more leisure, if needed. The restaurant offers great and fresh dining with local products and Baltic Sea fish menus - prepared with love and passion by chef Olaf Iskra. In the morning, parents can enjoy their coffee or a fresh homemade juice on the terrace, while the kids are playing in the spacious garden.

Sustainable, natural + fresh.

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The innovative sustainability concept includes the construction of the hotel entirely made out of wood. The rooms and public areas are mainly furnished with natural and reusable materials. A lot of value is placed on regenerable energy.

Experience Yourself.
 

https://www.hotel-strandkind.de

 
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LE MILE .selected presents the AMANTAKA Resort by AMAN in Luang Prabang.


LE MILE .selected presents the AMANTAKA Resort by AMAN in Luang Prabang.


 

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august 018

AMANTAKA:

Already, during our landing approach through dense forests on endless hills, we instantly knew this would be a trip we would never forget.

Hello Luang Prabang.

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The ancient capital of Luang Prabang is snuggled deep in the secretively undulating hills of northwest Laos, anoften overloooked, sleepy temple town. Thank Heavens. Most of the Frenchcolonial villas and small traditional shops have been carefully converted meaning plenty of destinations to sleep, shop, eator drink. The most beautiful thing about the town is its scale; there is plenty to visit and see. Located at the junction ofthe Nam Khan and Mekong River, mountainous surroundings make for a picturesque setting. The earlier you wakeup the better since most people roll out of bed at six in the morning to offer almsto the resident monks. The historic towncontains more than thirty ancient Buddhist temples that are home tomonks and novices.

We were warmly greeted by the Amantaka staff who picked us up at the pristine airport and brought us to a colonial-style lobby beneath a low-slung, red-tiled roof.

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Charly, the Managing Chef of the hotel, welcomed us with arefreshing drink and showed us aroundthe property: a private complex of twenty-four spacious, cream colored suites surrounding a shady centerpiecegarden with an expansive, stylish blackpool. The hotel has a slight sanitarium feel, with long corridors and tinyward-like chambers. Its property hasmango-shaded outdoor areas that are furnished with loungers, woven-cane armchairs and large umbrellas. For even further relaxation, their are private pools and a state-of-the-art spa. The hotel was a former French colonial hospital with classical décor. Today, it offers its guests a massive living room with simple Southeast Asian wood and colonial style furnishings.

Four-poster beds belong in airy rooms with traditional, high wooden ceilings reminiscent of an elegant, by- gone era while the private pool in the suite ́s private garden is perfect fortaking a dip at midnight; what a tranquil oasis in the charming Luang Prabang.

There is no television in any of therooms, instead there are black-and- white photographs of Buddhist monksin meditation that were exclusivelyshot by German artist Hans GeorgBerger. This allows the guest to unplug and feel far away from the stresses of home. 

The Amantaka fuses French colonialelegance with timeless temple traditions. Even though the town is very small, it left enough memories to last a lifetime and longer. It’s pace is seductively slow and invites everyone who is searching for comfortable and peaceful moments in the busy modernworld to observe the ebb and flow of the mighty Mekong River in Laos’spiritual capital: 

a well-preserved Unesco World Heritage Site.
 

https://www.aman.com/resorts/amantaka

 
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LE MILE .selected presents the latest MIAU Originals swimwear for Men 2018.


LE MILE .selected presents the latest MIAU Originals swimwear for Men 2018.


 

 

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*mïau originals


may 2018
 

Mïau Originals interprets swim wear in a new way and includes exclusive prints on their colorful capsule collections.

 
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The brand reinvents diverse graphic patterns with different shapes and shades, colors and sizes and manages to symbolize the modern man in bathing fashion.

„Miau" is the phonetic transcription in Spanish and Portuguese of the cat´s meow. Gato is the colloquial form used in Portuguese-speaking countries to refer to a handsome man. Mïau Originals has a clear feline inspiration, with prints and graphic expressions that are based on the representation of the shape of a cat, a mascot that conceptually exemplifies the male figure through that little feline turned into an icon.

 
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LE MILE SeLECTED *Porsche - 70 Years of Style*


LE MILE SeLECTED *Porsche - 70 Years of Style*


 

 

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*porsche - 70 years of style


april 2018
 

Max Hoffman + Lloyd Wright: The common bond between two of America’s most influential aesthetes.

 

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Driving south through New York State, heading for Manhattan, cold Atlantic rain runs in rivulets up the windscreen and hammers along the taught canvas roof. Small, be-chromed wipers on a time warp 356 Cabriolet beat a furious metre, marking the rhythm of steady but rapid progress.

The two-hour drive along Taconic State Parkway eventually leads to Rye, in Westchester County, and to the gated community of Island Drive. No house numbers here, but the Porsche travels barely 100 yards before reaching its famous destination. A copper-trimmed fascia looms into view, hovering close to the ground. Prairie Gold glass set high in carved wooden frames runs the length of one wall, overlooking a simple courtyard. The car swings in, its headlights reflected back through the drizzle.

The house of Maximilian E. Hoffman || This is the house of Maximilian E. Hoffman: the wartime immigrant who brought European sports cars to America. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1955, the Usonian-style dwelling was one of the last works he created before his death in 1959. Lloyd Wright was a pillar of 20th Century design in the US, and became known for these ‘Prairie’ houses: low-profile buildings with gently sloping roofs and generous overhangs. Inside, they were usually open plan, another ground-breaking concept in the period. And all manna from heaven for Hoffman, himself something of a visionary, fascinated and enthralled by bold design and experimentation. Hoffman was born in Austria in 1904. His father owned a bicycle factory and adored the newly invented automobile. The young Hoffman grew up similarly devoted, eventually running an Amilcar dealership and selectively selling high-end sports cars to wealthy Austrians. But with Europe in turmoil in the late 1930s, he hot-footed it to Paris and from there to the sanctuary of America.

 

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 Settling in New York, he began making affordable costume jewellery, quickly growing the business to bankroll a return to his first love: automobiles. In 1947, he founded the Hoffman Motor Company and opened a dealership in Manhattan’s affluent Upper East Side. Hoffman was both mechanically adept and a natural aesthete. He knew good design and was an avid collector of art in all its forms. In 1950, a Swiss journalist called Max Troesch showed Hoffman pictures of the first Porsche 356 and he immediately ordered a pair. After driving the cars on their arrival in the US, Hoffman formed a plan that would prove decisive for all concerned. He travelled to the Paris Motor Show later that same year and met with Ferdinand Porsche. The pair shook hands on a deal to export 15 more cars, with Hoffman becoming the factory’s unofficial man in America.

 

 Hoffman greatly admired Porsche, and is himself credited with various key moments in the marque’s rapid rise, including the creation of the iconic 356 Speedster and the introduction of the Porsche crest. Hoffman himself raced the 356 in numerous amateur events around the US, drumming up interest in this burgeoning sports car brand in an era of deep-seated national pride in gas-guzzling homegrown V8s. Though the compact German machines cost as much as Jaguars of the time, Hoffman successfully shifted the 356 in ever bigger numbers based upon its unique driver appeal. “I preferred the Porsche’s finish and workmanship, and the car’s handling was excellent,’ Max told Panorama magazine, shortly before his death. “On the 1951 Mount Equinox Hillclimb, I drove a Porsche cabriolet over a course with two miles of snow at the end. I was so fast, Briggs Cunningham claimed my time was impossible and forced the organizers to make me drive it again.” 

 In 1959, the Porsche of America Corporation was formed. No longer the sole US importer, Hoffman had five more years controlling territories east of the Mississippi but, from 1964, the show was all Stuttgart’s. His initial impact on the American market had been invaluable, however. A motoring missionary preaching the Porsche law.

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Parked under the porte-cochПre covering his home’s front door today, you can see quite plainly why Hoffman found an ally in the brave new aesthetic of Lloyd Wright. In 1954, he commissioned the 87-year-old to design his New York showroom. And while that was being built, Hoffman entreated Lloyd Wright to build him this house, overlooking Long Island Sound. 

 A big part of Lloyd Wright’s Usonian concept was ‘of the land, not on the land.’ Houses were carefully placed in the landscape, using huge windows and natural materials to bring the outside in. Especially valuable to a man like Max, whose outside very often included a Porsche. He would live here happily for the next 17 years. Driving south again into the encroaching dusk, the 356 feels like a vital piece of the puzzle, its organic shape, artisan craftsmanship and enduring spirit perfectly aligned with the visions of both Hoffman and Lloyd Wright. Seventy years young, an emblem of 20th Century design and the purest expression of the ineffable Porsche legend.

 
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LE MILE SeLECTED *VIU - The Wire Collection


LE MILE SeLECTED *VIU - The Wire Collection


 

 

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april 2018
 

Christina Hasenauer teamed up with Veronique Helmschrott and captured Julia Tarnas with the newest Eyewear pieces from the WIRE collection. 

 
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The Spirited, The Vivid, The Vibrant, The Bright: The models of the WIRE collection offer soft round curves as well some slightly angular shapes. The different sizes and metallic colours of the light frames shape the face, and yet leave air to breathe. Made of refined and extralight stainless steel, the frames are durable, featherlight and quite flexible.

After acetate-, titanium- and 3D printed frames, adding stainless steel presents the natural development of the VIU collection. The latest VIU line is refined and bears resemblance to the fine jewelry. The series seen by Christina Hasenauer reflects following attributes: the intersection of nature and the refined design convey core themes of lightness and freedom.

Stylist Veronique Helmschrott has used corresponding looks by designers e.g. Stine Goya, Vladimir Karaleev, Sandro Paris, Marina Hörmanseder, Tara Jarmon, or Prada to harmonize with the frames of the Wire collection, which is available in the colours Palladium, Bronze, Satin Gold, Gold Shiny. 

 

photography  Christina Hasenauer
styling  Veronique Helmschrott
styling Assistenz  Radvile Kunisauskaite
hair + make up Tuna Hourani @Peppermintcircus
model  Julia Tarnas @TFMBerlin
location  MU Berlin

LE MILE Studios

 

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LE MILE SeLECTED *Henry Timi


LE MILE SeLECTED *Henry Timi


 

 

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*henry timi


march 2018
 

Milan based Italian designer Henry Timi has built some incredible minimalist furniture over recent years, designing simple and pure shapes, refusing excess and the unnecessary.

 
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We would like to share with you a small selection of seating furniture that reflects these qualities, but many more can be found on the Henry Timi website.

Timi explains his design philosophy:

I summarise and I develop objects with a minimalist vision. I just think of pure products – purity as the beauty. I promote the simplicity as the depth and the refinement to give value to objects and persons. I make things simpler in order to be better.

 

 
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LE MILE .selected presents walimex pro lenses. Read the review.


LE MILE .selected presents walimex pro lenses. Read the review.


 

 

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*walimex pro


july 018
 

No matter if you´re planning to shoot super wide angle panoramas or unusual perspective images with Fisheye and Tilt/Shift lenses, Walimex Pro offers a wide range of high-quality lenses with focal lenghts ranging from 7.5 up to 800 mm. The lenses are suitable for all common DSLR and system cameras and can be used for both; photography and filming. For all lenses, an exceptionally sophisticated optical design guarantees a particularly high imaging quality without reflections.  

LE MILE .selected has reviewed Walimex Pro lenses for the two most established manufacturers; Canon + Nikon and kept its focus in Full Format Video DSLR lenses.

 



I would like to go into more details with following two lenses:

For the 24/1,5 Full Format Lens (*for Canon) the F-stop can be adjusted steplessly from 1,5 to 22 and the focus is adjusted softly and runs smoothly. That way a tracking of the focus (when filming) is possible. The aperture ring and the focus ring come with a tooth ring and are therefore optimized for use with follow focus systems. Its very fast lens speed of 1:1,5 makes optimal results possible even when light conditions are quite poor. The lens is constructed in a high-quality manner. The metal casing is very robust and impresses with its classy exterior. The glass of the lens are coated and thus ensure a brilliant contrast and sharpness range as well as a well-rounded color balance. The lens hood prevents laterally occurring stray light and lens reflections what is essential for filming. 

The Walimex Pro Wide Angle 24/3,5 lens with tilt and shift function offers a vast variety of posibilities for crative image compositions. No matter whether optical illusion, for example in miniature optics, or unusual image formats with selective blurring, the Tilt-Shift lens realizes these tasks in the usual high-quality mode. The wide angle lens offers a fixed focus of 24mm and a high lens speed of 1:3,5. An overall number of 16 coated lenses (including two aspherical and two ED-lenses) guarantees high quality of your records. Aperture settings and focussing are made manually. I would recommend the lens for creative compositions in architecture and portrait imagery rather than for fashion and action captures. The shift function displaces the lens system in relation to the focal plane, whereby it is able to compensate for converging verticals. This is of particular interest in architectural photography. The vast number of optical settings offers numerous creative possibilities, also for example in product and landscape photo and film productions.   

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LE MILE SeLECTED presents selected fine bags by Dutch brand "Property Of...".


LE MILE SeLECTED presents selected fine bags by Dutch brand "Property Of...".


 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED
*Property Of...*


february 2018

Property Of... was founded in 2006 with the goal to provide a serious alternative to the classic full leather briefcase with a clean and timeless aesthetic, targeting men and women with contemporary urban lifestyles.  

 
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Inspired by Amsterdam’s cycling culture and the long winter nights of Northern Europe, Property Of... has developed a unique reflective fabric for their Amsterdam Series, combining safety with style. The goal is to create reflective bags that look good. This is achieved through a special coating process that allows the fabric to be dyed in different shades, moving away from the conventional silver textiles. The rugged and timeless appeal of the brand is retained through the use of their signature leather, brass and waxed canvas details.

The name Property Of... was selected as a kind of non-label, to simply refer to the unique identity of each bag’s owner. By using their signature leather ID tags, labeling is functional and present while remaining understated. 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED: WALIMEX


LE MILE SeLECTED: WALIMEX


 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED
*Walimex Pro – Photographing On The Go*


february 2018

In case you have ever wondered how to improve + make your on-location photo productions look better and proceed much easier, LE MILE SeLECTED reveals the lighting secrets and presents the favorite products from Walimex Pro.

 
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Sure, if you have your photo-assistant that controls the reflector, your photographs may achieve similiar results such as using modern lighting techniques where you do not need any assistance holding reflectors for hours and more.

The Portable walimex pro Powerflash 600, for example, is the perfect companion for the photographer who wants to be mobile and independent. It is a small + light-weight portable set which has an output of 600Ws and an LED modelling light, despite its small size and ensures the right lighting on location. With its light weight and the compact design the set can be transported comfortably and you will receive professional results not just in the studio but also on the go.

The external powerpack walimex pro Power Porta makes sure that your attachment flash will not run out of power on the occasion of your next event. Just like the Lightshooter it also convinces with its extremely compact size and, at the same time, its very high power. The Power Porta increases the number flashes up to 1800 and also wins points with its capacity of 4500 mAh. Apart from that, the Power Porta can be recharged either with the supplied battery charger or the vehicle charging cable.

The walimex pro Lightshooter 360 with powerful 360 Ws is far more than just a flash: Compact like a system flash, powerful like a studio flash. This makes this high-quality device the ideal solution for all kinds of use, where flexibility and mobility is a must, like e.g. weddings and other festivities. One of the major credit points of the Lightshooter is its simple and intuitive operability. It is simply plugged on the camera shoe and is then ready to start. You can make all settings in the clearly arranged control panel; even beginners will be able to become familiar with the operating concept, quickly and without any problems. The Lightshooter is particularly flexible in use: It can be swivelled horizontally and vertically. You receive the walimax pro flash with flash tube, or a reflector with diffuser disc.

So now, if you´re getting started with photographing on-location with your Walimex Pro equipment, keep in mind that it takes also its challenges of course. Mainly, because the available light throughout the natural sun, is one you just can´t directly control. Means: As long as you keep practicing and figuring out how to balance your strobe light with the natural sun light, you´ll be stunned by the high quality of images your camera will capture. Keep in mind that photographers such as Peter Lindbergh prefer the most to photograph during the golden hour to avoid harsh shadows and high contrast scenes. Also, rather shoot in the shade if you plan to not capture only a portrait but a full editorial production. 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED presents the best European Furniture Designs of 2018.


LE MILE SeLECTED presents the best European Furniture Designs of 2018.


 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED
*European Furniture Design '18*


written Michelle Heath

february 018

 

 

 
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With a strong Japanese design influence, French designers Karpenter believe in the value of quality craft in the creation of their work. Their Twist Dining Table embodies a simple, reduced design with its straight lines, slender profiles and stylish American Black Walnut. The expertly executed connections and immaculate finishings are what really make this table a truly great piece. Karpenter believes the role of the craftsperson can frequently go overlooked, when it is through their knowledge and expertise that the aesthetic and lifespan of a piece is determined. When a design maintains its style relevance despite trends and when design physically withstands the test of time, true success has been achieved. Karpenter is well on their way to achieving this status with their continuous dedication to craft and quality in their work. 

Danish design studio Encoded works with artisans based in Bali to create work that is both contemporary and environmentally conscious. The use of repurposed and recycled materials can evoke images of a specific aesthetic that is not typically considered modernist or contemporary. Working with recycled safety belts, cow leather and untreated wood, Encoded breaks away from that aesthetic and designs work that is natural but still refined and sophisticated. The lounge chair highlights the Danish design influence with its simple lines and minimalist material and colour palette. The use of teak tree provides a dynamic display of wood grain and movement not found in traditionally employed materials. Their dedication to their Danish background and commitment to the talent and knowledge of Bali’s craftspeople has helped Encoded establish a business model where materials, skill and design result in work that is of a high standard and accessible to a much wider audience.

French fashion designer, Guy Laroche, is well known for designing haute-couture fashion that incorporates a level of function and practicality not commonly associated with such designs. Taking that knowledge and respect for textiles and craft, the studio launched Guy Laroche Home, a line whereby the company now explores the world of haute couture in the design of furniture and accessories. The Desire Angle Sofa exemplifies the designer’s acute knowledge of textiles and marries that knowledge with the craft of stylish and functional furniture. Covered in linen, the sofa is luxurious and warm while remaining highly durable. Guy Laroche Home embodies the ability for design scales and mediums to cross paths and collaborate, resulting in work that is the best of both worlds.

Nick Stormont is a British designer who is creating a portfolio of work that addresses the entire life of a product and who explores how materials can inform the design process. Stormont’s STO1 stool proves that elegance and function are achievable when designers allow process and material to influence form. The use of the curve in the construction of the seat provides the necessary support and comfort without the introduction of additional materials. The stool’s profile alters as the work is viewed from different angles creating an almost sculpture-like form. Stormont has ventured into design that is both aesthetically pleasing and responsible. With the skills and knowledge already evident in this young designer’s work, future designs are sure to impress.

As the name suggests, &tradition believes firmly in the talent and vision of past designers. The studio also believes in the celebration of new designers who are forging their own paths to become the avant-garde designers of the future. This Danish studio has curated a collection of work that spans an incredible timeline of talented designers. One of the masters &tradition boasts is the Utzon Pendant by designer Jorn Utzon, most notably known for his design of the Sydney Opera House. Utzon designed the pendant a decade before the Opera House. Inspired by naval engineering influences from his father, the pendant achieves elegance in a robust material ensuring its adaptability for any design taste. It proves its timelessness and worth, being both desirable and stylish all these years later; a true legacy.

Family owned, Nordal provides design influenced by the richness of India while maintaining their Danish design aesthetic of simplicity and incredible craft. The collection is an assortment of deep colours, eye-catching metals and warm natural materials. The 6908 Dining Table is a perfect example of the marrying of two design influences. The dining table consists of thin lines of a powder-coated, black metal base with a simple wood surface. The use of mango wood for the surface is evidence of its exotic influences and provides a texture and pattern not commonly seen in Scandinavian design. Nordal exemplifies the ability for design influences to work together to result in designs that are unique. With that, Nordal is creating their own path while still remaining rooted in timeless design principles and aesthetics.

London based studio Wireworks designs with attention to the sensory aspect of their work. They believe that they are not only designing an object, but the entire experience around that piece. With that in mind, Wireworks pays close attention to the level of craft and finish of their work, knowing that the way an object feels and performs in the hands of someone plays a major role in their feelings and thoughts towards the design. The studio began by prototyping their designs with wire, hence the name, as a way of providing insight in the early phases of design as to how the work would function, appear and be constructed. With this thorough and rigorous design process, Wireworks designed the 66D coffee table. The vertical plane that follows the edge of the surface not only provides a depth to the profile without the added weight and expense of a solid wood surface but also aids in keeping items on the table. Another design by Wireworks that portrays their dedication to designs that people can interact with is their design for the Eclipse Wall Mirror. A small vanity mirror sits proud of a larger wall mount mirror with the ability to pivot and tilt as desired by the user. Additionally, on a custom made mechanism, the vanity mirror is capable of orbiting the entire perimeter of the larger mirror further increasing its ability to adapt and be specific to any user. With such close attention paid to the entire experience of interacting with their work, Wireworks designs pieces that people connect with and respect. These pieces are then firmly established in a person’s day-to-day and potentially for years to come.

 

Design is powerful but it does not need to be destructive. With consumers gradually becoming more and more informed about the source and background of their products is it critical that the design world focus on creating work that not only has an impact visually, but also concurrently creates a positive impact on the lives of people responsible for their production and the environment. Despite the varying influences and locations of these designers, each of them strives for the same ultimate goal: beautifully designed work that is capable of lasting the test of time. 


LE MILE SeLECTED South Lane Watches


LE MILE SeLECTED South Lane Watches


 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED
*SOUTH LANE*


december 2017

South Lane's defining AVANT collection has been re-envisioned and expanded. Retaining its avant-garde aesthetic and traditional Scandinavian minimalism, which propelled the brand into the world of high fashion, the new collection continues to push the envelope of design.

 
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AVANT refines its roots, combining its artistic Swiss-made craftsmanship and premium Italian leather with industrial design, to produce a modern timepiece that redefines luxury watch design.

Drawing inspiration from East London’s industrial architecture and concrete textures, the new AVANT collection is comprised of 10 timepieces. Each watch plate is individually hand-scratched, resulting in a raw, industrialized and avant-garde detailing where no two pieces are the same. 

 

LE MILE selected: NEW BALANCE


LE MILE selected: NEW BALANCE


 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED 
NEW BALANCE


august 2017
 

If you go to any major sneaker retailer, it is always guaranteed to see the sneaker variety of New Balance on the numerous shelves of the stores. Their retro runner style objects look super stylish on every guy, no matter if you´re tall, short, junior or senior. 

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NEW BALANCE CT300 white/green

New Balance is designed to cater to the endless days that always characterize the modern lifestyle. Multi-layer mesh replaces leather to give the shoe a much more active functionality and its sole is so stable and soft at the same time that it offers plently of ventilation without feeling unstable at all. Your New Balance sneakers are just like some good pair of blue jeans - the sole breaks in with its time and you start loving them more and more with each wear. New Balance is a sneaker made to be lived in with comfort, love and hundred miles of walk.

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NEW BALANCE MS574 AB black

New Balance Sneakers x LE MILE Studios

NEW BALANCE U420 PKB black

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NEW BALANCE WRL247 FC silver

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NEW BALANCE MRL996 JV black/grey

 

CREDIT INFORMATION | LE MILE Studios
www.newbalance.com

 

LE MILE Selected: A.F. Vandevorst


LE MILE Selected: A.F. Vandevorst


 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED
A.F. Vandevorst


november 2017
 

A.F. Vandevorst’s SS18 collection finds its artistic roots in motocross. Per tradition, the brand is heavily influenced by their favourite muse - the nomadic woman ready to experience. This season their muse gracefully embraces the off-road and speed of the motocross grounds.

 
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The bright colours of the dirt track, primary and modernist, have been toned down, softened, creating more refined pieces. Motocross clothing and bike form, with the thin tires and large mudguards, provoked the use of
leather, big letters and roughed up style. The ‘Fireworks’ shoes, recognisable by their enticing glitter, are the ultimate night-time go-to. The nouveau sneaker, with asymmetric details, demands a second look. Boots featuring accentuating lines create flattering forms. To celebrate the first shoe-only collection and the brand’s ultimate muse, a new returning boot is introduced this year: the iconic ‘Nomad boot’. Inspired by LA beaches, where artists paint temporary tattoos on legs and
feet, the elegant form rocks a beautiful henna-like print.

The brand will show their Spring/Summer 2018 couture collection at Paris Haute Couture in January 2018.

 

 

LE MILE Selected: Damir Doma x Łukasz Horbów


LE MILE Selected: Damir Doma x Łukasz Horbów


 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED
*DAMIR DOMA* 
F+W ´18


december 2017
 

Croatian-born designer Damir Doma grew up surrounded by toiles in his mother’s atelier in Germany and later studied fashion in Munich and Berlin, where he graduated in 2004. After gaining experiences in the ateliers designers Raf Simons + Dirk Schönberger, he relocated to Paris and launched his first menswear collection in 2007, and three years later showed the first women’s prêt-à-porter collection.

 
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Since June 2015, the Damir Doma brand moved its runway shows to Milan joining Milan Men Fashion Week within the Camera Nazionale della Moda calendar, also reinforcing the relationship between his Men’s and Women’s collections, which share the same creative inspiration, cuts and materials. 

Visual Artist Łukasz Horbów drew the creative spirt of the Damir Doma fall+winter collection and created digital collages of Doma´s inspiration.

 

 

LE MILE selected: EDGE OF BELGRAVIA


LE MILE selected: EDGE OF BELGRAVIA


 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED
EDGE OF BELGRAVIA


august 2017
 

With contemporary design from London, Edge of Belgravia is one of the world´s most innovative chef knife brands using high tech materials and supremely sharp stainless steel. They state that their knives are “just as effective tools as pieces of art for the kitchen.” 

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2010 the brand was established in West London´s district Belgravia and officially has launched to the UK market in 2012. They combine avant-gard and very unique design through the eye of designer Christian Bird with the highest quality of materials. No wonder why the brand has quickly won acclaim worldwide with great recognition.

We represent the award-winning and timeless Ceramic collection ONYX that combines bold design with outstanding sharpness of their ceramic blades. The knife´s light weight and comfortable handle make them easy to use for supreme cooking. The pioneering Black Diamant is an angular float knife block. Actually, it´s not just a knife block, its actually a piece of art, almost a sculpture for the kitchen. 

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CERAMIC ONYX CHEF KNIFE (6" | 15CM)

EDGE OF BELGRAVIA knifes x LE MILE Studios
 

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www.edgeofbelgravia.co.uk

 

LE MILE Selected: PUMA


LE MILE Selected: PUMA


 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED
PUMA


october 2017
 

PUMA is best known for its sportswear goods. But recently, PUMA has made a significant effort in expanding its influence in the lifestyle + fashion world through various collaborations with Alexander McQueen, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Tsugi Kori, or just recently Alexander Wang. 

 

 
 

2014, PUMA appointed Rihanna as the new Creative Director for their women’s department. PUMA intents on veering away from its identity as just another traditional sportswear brand.  Still, the brand has a very high presence in the world of soccer and track and field, with sponsorship deals with some of the best players and runners of the past and present.

London based Artist Tagen Donovan has been commissioned to work with some of the latest PUMA creations. Donovan is a modern successor of pop-art pioneers. She adapts images of the past, abstracts them and puts them into today´s social context so she is able to capture contemporary impulses in fashion and culture.

 
 
 

LE MILE SeLECTED ANDREA MAACK Fragrance


LE MILE SeLECTED ANDREA MAACK Fragrance


 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED
*ANDREA MAACK*


november 2017

Andrea Maack has created fragrances inspired by her artworks. 

 
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A native Icelander, she graduated from the Icelandic Art Academy with a degree in Fine Arts and she has been having solo exhibitions at the Reykjavík Art Museum, Georgia Sherman Toronto, Arnhem Mode Biennale, Maddox Gallery London and window installations at Harvey Nichols London, Tsum Moscow and Storm Copenhagen to name a few. 

Fragrance is a medium translating her work into an olfactory experience. Latest releases “Coven” and “Birch” take you on a journey into the refuge in wild woodlands and mysterious paths of nature.

 

LE MILE Selected: ELLENBERGER Design


LE MILE Selected: ELLENBERGER Design


 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED
ELLENBERGER DESIGN


november 2017
 

In 2006 Jannis Ellenberger established a studio for interior- and product design, offering design service to a diverse of international furniture manufacturing companies. His design service has been honored with the iF Product Design Award, European Product Design Award in Gold and the Kids Design Award, to name just a few. In 2011 Ellenberger established „Elleberger Design“ with own collections. 

 
 

Armchair Private Space

The Private Space Collection with 24 different furniture objects and accessories is designed in a very clear, minimal and straight design, with a soft white surface and natural wood, Ellenberger creates an atmosphere of ease, comfort and recreation. Ellenberger says that he always tries „to add a warm touch of ease and recreation to my designs in contrast to the stressful outside world“, which explains why his design always contains natural oak wood. All of his items are manufactured under one roof. Working with solid wood from German stocks requires more than knowlodge and experience. Ellenberger Design stands for passionate design and functionality, aesthetics and longevity characterize his furniture creations. He designs furniture that lasts more than a lifetime. 

Just as with the Private Space collection, also the Nordic Space collection started with a bed. Along with a sofa and an armchair the collection stands for simple wooden construction with surprising details. All items are designed with clear lines combined with richly contrasting materials that radiate virtually the casual naturalness. We´re excited for more designs in the Nordic Space collection.

 
 
 

LE MILE Selected: G-SHOCK x Pigalle


LE MILE Selected: G-SHOCK x Pigalle


 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED
G-SHOCK x PIGALLE


october 2017
 

The French label PIGALLE teamed up with the Japanese watch brand G-SHOCK and together they have designed two variations of the iconic DW-5600.

 
 

This collaboration between the indestructible Japanese watch brand and Pigalle´s designer and founder Stéphane Ashpool has been announced months ago. Now, the collection of new wristwatches has been released and is inspired by the Japanese culture and by the same time by the creativity and innovation of Ashpool. The collection is available in the colors of Pigalle´s current collection in black and in a soft pastel tone. Both watches contain the logo of Pigalle on white display.

 
 
 

LE MILE Selected: European Furniture Design


LE MILE Selected: European Furniture Design


 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED
European Design


july 2017

written MICHELLE HEATH

As the birthplace of various design movements, Europe has been a leader in design for many years. This also means that it is a very competitive industry with newcomers entering the field on a seemingly daily basis. From a vast array of talented designers, Le Mile has selected seven current designers that are delivering incredibly thoughtful and aesthetic designs to this ever-evolving industry.

Heavily influenced by Bauhaus design principles while providing contemporary interpretations, New Tendency design studio creates minimalist pieces without sacrificing function. The Meta side table exemplifies the Bauhaus appreciation of strength and simplicity with its powder coated steel construction and simple geometric forms. With a modern twist the two-dimensional forms used in the design combine together to create a dynamic three-dimensional piece. The table’s silhouette alters from slender profiles and thin lines to robust forms depending on the angle the piece is viewed from. Using rigid, geometric forms, New Tendency has imbued this object with movement and intrigue. VIPP is an incredible example of a familyrun business that has grown and evolved with time, and has had tremendous success while remaining true to its core identity. VIPP began in 1939 by Holder Nielsen with the design of rubbish bins. At a time when being a designer was not considered an occupation in Germany, Nielsen believed in the necessity of designing objects that functioned while also appearing visually appealing.

NEW TENDENCY  Meta Side Table, Powder coated steel, 350 × 280 × 580 mm, Germany

NEW TENDENCY
Meta Side Table, Powder coated steel,
350 × 280 × 580 mm, Germany

Following his death, Nielson’s daughter and grandchildren took over the business, increased the production capabilities and expanded the company’s portfolio to include kitchen millwork and other various kitchen accessories. The VIPP922 shelf maintains a simple, streamlined form with the inclusion of thoughtful elements such as the thumbscrews for a clean installation and a silicone base that serves a very practical purpose but has been expertly incorporated into the shelf’s construction. VIPP922 is a prime example of detailed engineering and sleek design. Despite having already obtained a place in the MoMA’s permanent collection, VIPP continues to transform and build on its already incredible legacy. Tatkraft was created when founder, Süleyman Mazanli was unable to find a bed design that suited his needs and taste. With a firm belief that ‘simplicity is poetry’, Mazanli used that to design and construct his own bed. The ION bed is a simple, skeletal frame, which evokes a sense of weightlessness despite its robust steel construction. Each ION bed is handmade and can be ordered with either a black-/white-painted or uncoated finish, allowing the steel to transform in response to its environment and gradual use. Tatkraft also believes in giving back, by working to fight deforestation that plagues much of our globe. 

A designer who believes in bringing good design to people and in helping decrease our impact on the planet, Tatkraft proves that good design can be not only simple and strong, but also affordable  and conscious. Based in Hamburg, Olga Bielawska, uses simple geometric forms to create pieces that play with depth and space. This results in work that is dynamic and at times seemingly gravity-defying. 

Bielawska’s Circle Meets Square table is as the name suggests, composed of the two geometric shapes but crafted out of wood and steel. The result is a table, delicate and thin in profile that provides limited evidence of how the surface connects with the base. However, this delicately proportioned piece is capable of being stacked and is clearly much stronger than it appears. Bielawska’s work takes simple forms and combines them in intriguing and insightful ways.

Poland’s 366 Concept along with the support and help of the family of designer have reissued the 366 Chair. This piece was first created by Józef Chierowski Chierowski in 1962 and became widely successful throughout the country. The chair’s compact size – measuring only 72 centimetres high and 62 centimeters wide - fit well with the small apartments of financially modest Polish citizens. The 366 Chair was capable of being mass-produced without sacrificing comfort or style. With the renewed appreciation for Mid Century Design and the increasing popularity of micro apartments and other smaller homes, 366 Concept anticipates that the 366 Chair will reach a much broader audience this time around. Rooted in the ideals of Scandinavian design, Muuto creates opportunities for talented designers to work with their team to bring timeless designs to a greater audience. The name Muuto stems from the Finnish word muutos meaning ‘new perspective,’ and it is designers that embody this meaning that Muuto seeks to work with. The Fiber Armchair exemplifies this collaboration tremendously. Designed by Iskos-Berlin, the Fiber Armchair seat is constructed of a biocomposite material that consists of 25% wood fibers, rendering the chair completely recyclable. The form of the seat has a fine texture as a result of the wood fibers and is sculptural but doesn’t sacrifice comfort. The outcome of this collaboration is a chair that is aesthetically pleasing while still functional and environmentally responsible, a truly successful new perspective on Scandinavian design.

What first began as a glass wares company in the Finnish town of Iittala in 1881, has now become a major source of incredible designs that transpired from working with some of the most talented designers of the past and present. Iittala, named after the town, transformed in the 1930s and 1940s to address the need for beautiful, quality design that was accessible for people of all walks of life. Iittala has since ventured into the design of many more pieces including lighting. 

The Leimu Light designed by Magnus Pettersen is one example of Iittala’s dedication to quality, versatile design. The Leimu light has the perfect combination of cool, robust concrete and warm, delicate glass. The result is a lamp that stands with its own presence but does not overshadow. The two materials work together to create a design that is both effortless and timeless. Despite the different stories of each of the designers and the scales they work in, it is apparent that each has the same ultimate goal, to provide a wider audience with access to quality design. Each of the pieces created by these designers is crafted to the highest degree of standards with simplicity of form that allows them to adapt to any lifestyle, taste or era. It is with this versatility that these designs are capable of lasting a lifetime.

 

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