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OSTRICH PILLOW at kickstarter

OSTRICH PILLOW is coming to kickstarter.com September 18th.The very best solution for your napping needs whether at work, in the library, at home and even at the airport. OSTRICH PILLOW is supported by STUDIO BANANA THiNGS and with your Kickstrarter help we can't wait to go into production!


ELOPE at Bern University of Applied Sciences

kawamura-ganjavian have been recently appointed co-leaders of the ELOPE interdisciplinary platform at the Bern University of Apllied Sciences. This innovation-centred cross-cultural research and master programme involves an international network of prestigious universities from Europe, Asia and the Americas. The topic of the coming semester is Learning Environments, a theme that lies at the heart of our own practice. We are thankful to Christoph Holliger, Corina Ebeling and Kathrin Merz for their support and enthusiasm.


Conthey Primary school and sports hall

kawamura-ganjavian submitted their entry for the extension of a Primary school in Conthey, Switzerland.

CAJONLIGHT

kawamura-ganjavian presents their new object, CAJONLIGHT, a lamp based on an experimentation between the space and the light. When switched off, its faceted volume and missing face give it a mysterious character. When switched on, its capacity to rest in different positions and its bonfire-like light turn it into a versatile and mesmerizing object. 

ph. Alfonso Herranz

OSTRICH PILLOW

OSTRICH PILLOW offers a micro environment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at ease. It is neither a pillow nor a cushion, nor a bed, nor a garment, but a bit of each at the same time. Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates our head and hands (mind, senses and body) for a few minutes, without needing to leave our desk.

 www.ostrichpillow.com

ph. Alfonso Herranz

Delémont school project awarded

The competition entry developed in winter 2011 by kawamura-ganjavian for a professional secondary school extension and renovation in Delémont, Switzerland, was awarded the 6th prize.

"REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR SPACE" workshop at IE

kawamura-ganjavian has lead a Design Thinking workshop entitled "Revolutionize your Space" within the International MBA course at the prestigious IE Business School in Madrid. The experimental session, which took place on 28th March 2012, consisted of a series of rapid prototyping exercises during which the students explored mini-architectural interventions in the space of the school.

Librairie La Fontaine at Rolex Learning Center

The bookstore La Fontaine, designed by kawamura-ganjavian and located inside the Rolex Learning Center opened officially at the EPFL campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. This is the final stage of a project that has engaged the studio for over a year. We are truly thankful to all people involved in the process.

Ph: Anne-Laure Lechat

DESKSHELL

kawamura-ganjavian presents DESKSHELL, a desk divider for the new open working environments where the levels of privacy are reduced.

ph. Alfonso Herranz

Teaching at EPFL school of architecture

kawamura-ganjavian have been appointed 1st year studio directors at the ALICE laboratory, the chair held by professor Dieter Dietz in the EPFL school of architecture in Lausanne. We are thrillled about this collaboration with one of the leading and most innovative academic centers in Europe, and look forward to an exciting academic experience with the students.

Saint Blaise school complex

kawamura-ganjavian submitted their entry for a new school complex in Saint Blaise, Switzerland.

Infomab10 video

kawamura-ganjavian are proud to present a new video about their Infomab10 pavilion which was installed at Paseo de Recoletos in central Madrid during the public arts festival Madrid Abierto and is currently located at the Matadero cultural centre (Madrid).

Winners of Gandía-Blasco design award

kawamura-ganjavian are proud to announce that our product IRIS louver has won the first prize in the Gandía-Blasco design award. IRIS louver is an adjustable modular louver system that filters light in a hypnotic way.

Talk to Me exhibition at MoMA New York

kawamura-ganjavian are glad to announce their participation at the exhibition Talk to Me which took place at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. The show, curated by Paola Antonelli, elaborates on the theme of communication between people and objects.