When BassamFellows was approached by the Chief Design Officer of Starbucks, Liz Muller, to collaborate on the look of the Reserve Roastery in New York, Craig Bassam found inspiration from a small pebble.
It’s often easy to identify Issey Miyake’s clothes by an extreme close up view of their textiles alone – the subtlety of double cotton, or the heat-treated pleats of Pleats Please.
One of the most exciting things about Canberra as a fairly new city is the sense of optimism inherent in it. It is the unfurling of a template. It is developing and inspiring
Cymatics is science at its simplest, and perhaps its most beautiful.
Dungeness is a beach, a desert and an architectural playground. A stark modern nature for true purists.
The typography that makes up the bulk of the BassamFellows branding is a paradigm of a particular Modernist aesthetic.
The artist Fred Sandback referred to his conceptual sculptures as “drawings that
The Rio de Janeiro Cathedral's scale and silhouette suggests ancient civilisations, while the interior plays on operatic science fiction.
When did the future stop looking so good? Looking back at the concept cars of the 1960s and 1970s is like taking a sidestep into a parallel universe.
Alexander Graham Bell’s experimentations with his artful kites propelled aeronautics into the future.
There is nothing warm about Reykjavik’s Hallgrímskirkja,and that’s what makes it so beautiful. It is entirely consistent. It is a holistic design.
Tapio Wirkkala saw no distinction between the forms he created for product and his one-off pieces of sculpture; he was always an artist and designer simultaneously.
Fashion is dead, long live the uniform. A look at the history and creation of Corbusier's famed jacket, La Forestière.
Our Belgium: Thomas Ostyne and Julie Van Coillie. Our ongoing series of travel guides – a highly curated view of the places we want to visit as told by our clients.
For designers who favor something stark, travertine feels elemental, muscular and hewn, but not showy or precious in the slightest.
The alchemy of imagination. At various points in the 20th century, designers – many inspired by having their own children – attempted to create the perfect toy. We take a look at some of the most famous Modernist objects that were designed for children.
Although some of cane’s first applications in furniture can be traced to the 17th century, it became more fashionable in the late 19th. We examine the Modern history of cane and how it inspired our thinking.
There was a certain moment when tubular steel was considered a modern wonder. Its pliability could be optimized to liberate the chair from its traditional four-post base. We examine this structurally efficient and graceful system of suspension.
The Citröen CX caused a sensation when it was released back in 1974. More than four decades later, the miraculous car - beloved by designers and architects - continues to seduce Craig Bassam.
We re-examine Glass Blocks, a captivating building material beloved by the early modernists, which has once again caught the attention of leading architects and designers.
Young Belgian designer Ben Storms challenges prevailing notions of material, form and construction with In Vein, a remarkable marble trestle table, which made its debut at this year’s Salone del Mobile.
The Golconde Ashram in Pondicherry, India, was the first reinforced concrete structure on the subcontinent. The graceful, visionary building, constructed in the 1930s, would mark a turning point for architect and designer George Nakashima.
A rare insight into one of Australia’s most famous homes, the Harry and Penelope Seidler House. Built in 1967 and unchanged since, the modernist structure remains a singular testament to Harry & Penelope Siedler’s uncompromising architectural vision.
During the 2015 Salone de Mobile in Milan, BassamFellows will introduce the work of sculptor Morgan Shimeld, one of Australia’s most celebrated new artists known for his exceptional work in bronze and steel.
Taking a dive into the very best of Sydney with help from Collette Dinnigan and Neale Whitaker.
The idiosyncratic buildings of Mexican architect Luis Barragán possess mystery, elegance and poetry. And color. Lots of color.
Catherine Meyler takes us into her singular home, Richard Neutra’s first desert property created for Grace Miller.
Step inside the atmospheric studio of Italian industrial designer Achille Castiglioni, one of the 20th century’s biggest design innovators.
Mies van der Rohe’s Tugendhat House is the master architect’s most well preserved building in Europe. After an impeccable renovation, the sensational 1928 property is being discovered by a new generation of architecture fans.
Palm Springs’ iconic Santa Fe Savings and Loan Building, designed by desert pioneer E. Stewart Williams, has been reborn as the sensational new Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center.
A visit to The Sea Ranch, California's visionary architectural retreat, founded 50 years ago.
To celebrate the recent opening of the BassamFellows Lifestyle Gallery, we turned to two stylish residents who share their insights on the city’s coolest neighborhood.
Take a tour of BassamFellows’ intimate new retail space, unveiled earlier this year in Milan’s charming Brera district.
Architect Craig Bassam writes about his enduring love affair with a bona fide design classic, the magisterial Mercedes Benz 600, which turns 50 this year.
A visit to architect Louis Kahn’s formidable Exeter Library inspires BassamFellows to reapproach a design classic.
Philip Johnson’s iconic home celebrates its 65th birthday with an ethereal fog installation and other innovative programs incorporating art and culture.