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Brutalist, Contemporary, Furniture and interiors

Design spotting: Five things that caught our eye this week

Domestic architecture-inspired Eclectic Avenue homeware collection by People Will Always Need Plates
Domestic architecture-inspired Eclectic Avenue homeware collection by People Will Always Need Plates

Not just a one-off, our design spotting section is back with five more things we have spotted on our internet travels this week.

Domestic architecture-inspired Eclectic Avenue homeware collection by People Will Always Need Plates
Domestic architecture-inspired Eclectic Avenue homeware collection by People Will Always Need Plates

Domestic architecture-inspired Eclectic Avenue homeware collection by People Will Always Need Plates

A company we are very fond of, People Will Always Need Plates are back with the wonderful Eclectic Avenue homeware collection.

British design duo Hannah Dipper and Robin Farquhar offer up a selection of fine bone china for everything from a platter inspired by 1960s / 1970s housing through to an espresso set that celebrates four different styles of 20th century house builds. Oh and much more bedsides, so do check out the full range online.

More at the Unique and Unity website

1970s Tetrad Nucleus chair makes a comeback
1970s Tetrad Nucleus chair makes a comeback

1970s Tetrad Nucleus chair makes a comeback

A long forgotten seat from the 1970s is back in production, that being the Tetrad Nucleus chair.

Amazingly, it is still being made by the same craftsman who was responsible for the original, having been at the company over 40 years on. That means you are getting the same angular chair, but with the previous hide covering replaced with a Harris Tweed finish. There’s also a matching stool for those lazy days too.

If you want one, it is priced from £1,139 for the chair.

More at the Tetrad website

A website celebrating brutalist car parks
A website celebrating brutalist car parks

A website celebrating brutalist car parks

That’s right, you can now lose yourself in a sea of concrete, courtesy of the Brutalist Parking Garage website.

New or old, this niche addition to the growing number of brutalist resources on the web (and in print) showcases the buildings many love to hate, but a growing number simply love. It might even give you ideas for a drive out this weekend.

Brutalist Parking Garage on Tumblr

Ruark introduces stylish multiroom audio systems
Ruark introduces stylish multiroom audio systems

Ruark introduces stylish multiroom audio systems

We love Sonos, it pretty much keeps us sane while we work. But the look isn’t exactly up there with the functionality. The Ruark multiroom, on the other hand, has style very much to the fore.

It’s an upgrade for the already-available Ruark R2 (you can get that here), with the compact system and its handcrafted case soon to be matched up with an app that allows control of multiple players in the same house.

Yes, rather like Sonos, but with better looks and the trademark Ruark audio. No need to buy a new player – existing R2 MK3 players will be able to upgrade. Although if you want multiroom, you will obviously need more than one.

More at the Ruark website

Izabelin Mirror House by REFORM Architekts
Izabelin Mirror House by REFORM Architekts

Izabelin Mirror House by REFORM Architekts

It looks like the house is floating in the forest, but that’s all down to the forward-thinking design of the Izabelin Mirror House by REFORM Architekts.

The house, which is just outside the Polish capital of Warsaw, uses reflective panels to blend into the surrounding woodland. But those panels also give the image of a house floating in the woods too. Wonderful.

So not a hovering single-storey build but a rather clever two-level property.

More on the High Snobiety website

1970s, Brutalist, Famous names, Modernist, USA

On the market: 1970s Roland E. Coate Jr-designed modernist property in Santa Barbara, California, USA

1970s Roland E. Coate Jr-designed modernist property in Santa Barbara, California, USA
1970s Roland E. Coate Jr-designed modernist property in Santa Barbara, California, USA

Not just a stunning house, it also has some celebrity pedigree too, as this 1970s Roland E. Coate Jr-designed modernist property in Santa Barbara, California, USA is actually the home of US comedian Steve Martin. Read more

1980s, Brutalist, Modernist, USA

On the market: 1980s John Lautner-designed Bob & Dolores Hope Estate in Palm Springs, California, USA

1980s John Lautner-designed Bob & Dolores Hope Estate in Palm Springs, California, USA
1980s John Lautner-designed Bob & Dolores Hope Estate in Palm Springs, California, USA

This was actually marketed some time back, but the price was obviously a little on the high side. The 1980s John Lautner-designed Bob & Dolores Hope Estate in Palm Springs, California, USA is now back on the market at half the original price, but even reduced, this is still a house we can only dream about. Read more

1940s, 1950s, Brutalist, France

On the market: Three-bedroom apartment in the Le Corbusier-designed Cité Radieuse in Marseille, France

Three-bedroom apartment in the Le Corbusier-designed Cité Radieuse in Marseille, France
Three-bedroom apartment in the Le Corbusier-designed Cité Radieuse in Marseille, France

How does a brutalist icon grab you for your next home? If it does, let us point you in the direction of this three-bedroom apartment in the Le Corbusier-designed Cité Radieuse in Marseille, France. Read more

1970s, Brutalist, Modernist, USA

On the market: 1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Something unusual and perhaps in need of some work. Although that does mean  plenty of character in this 1970s four-bedroom modernist property in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Read more