FRANCISCO JAVIER SÁENZ DE OIZA’S TORRES BLANCAS

Navarra-born, Francisco Javier Sáenz De Oiza is regarded as one of the most prolific Spanish architects of the twentieth century. In the 1950s, following an unimaginative return to the neo-classical style under Generalissimo Franco, Oiza, with peers Francisco de Asis Cabrero, and Miguel Fisac, began integrating international architectural vernaculars in their search for a Spanish Modernism.

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VITRA – ON CRAFT AND INDUSTRY

When Hella Jongerius designed the Vlinder sofa for Vitra she combined her abiding passion for weaving and handcraft with 12 years of research into colours, textures and materials for the Swiss furniture company.

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UTZON – THE UNKNOWN HOUSES

Every time you visit a Jørn Utzon building you get new experiences and insights. He had a fantastic talent for placing himself in an individual’s shoes and creating personalised, vibrant architecture for others.

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the touch of things

The single most important characteristic of a sheet is how it feels, says Charlie Hedin who founded a bed linen company based on his experiences as a sailor.

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A sense of scent

Smell can evoke an emotion or a memory. It affects the subconscious less directly than taste, but much more profoundly, says scent developer Lena Norling.

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