NEW to the Remains Candlestick Collection

Check out the latest additions to our Candlestick Collection, just in time for the holidays! Made-to-order in brass, bronze, silver plate and sparkling new hammered finishes.

Remains Candlestick Collection

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Haussmann Retrospective on view through December 7th


We are delighted to announce the retrospective of TRIX & ROBERT HAUSSMANN
November 1st – December 7th 2018
ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg

THE LOG-O-RITHMIC SLIDE RULE

Trix and Robert Haussmann can be counted among the most important Swiss architects of the 20th century. Their multifaceted practice ranges from architecture to product design, furniture, and textiles—each of which make use of creative plays on form, function, and language. Since founding their studio in 1967, which they later called “Allgemeine Entwurfsanstalt Zürich”, Trix and Robert Haussmann were amongst the first to break with the premises of modern canonical orders and concepts, playfully reinterpreting the linguistic dogmas of architecture theories.

To combat the conformist impoverishment of expression in their time, the duo developed an experimental design instrument called The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule. Like a slide-ruler, this “concept-slider” makes use of the combinatorial potential of moving two scales against one another. In Trix and Robert Haussmann’s adaptation of the instrument, however, words—predominately adjectives used in architectural discourse—replace numerals, which, through endless combinations, produce imaginative architectures, languages, and images. The Oulipo-inspired concept-slider was intended to expand on prevailing notions of stylistic diversity with the use of randomly combined pairs of words.

For Trix and Robert Haussmann conceptual works are always tools in the design process for concrete projects. Therefore, in addition to architectural designs and models, the exhibition also presents realized projects like the arcades of Boutique Weinberg, sculptural objects that find themselves between art and design, as well as mirror-objects, that confound one’s perception of the exhibition space through illusionistic distortions.
Supported by Tisca Tischhauser AG, Vitra Design Foundation, ProHelvetia, Peter Röthlisberger, Herald St, London, Stiftung Kunstsammlung Teo Jakob and Caruso St John Architects.

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LCDQ Sidewalk Sale

 

Join us October 5th & 6th for some deep discounts on lighting + accessories during the second annual LCDQ Sidewalk Sale at our LA showroom !




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Early Fall Antique Sale through September

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End-of-Summer Cool Down

Last month’s Sip & Shop at our LA showroom was such a success we’re doing it again! This time we’re highlighting our most glamorous glass pendants and chandeliers along with beautiful metallic textiles and crisp linens from Alt for Living – Plus, a coordinating frosty drink!

September 12th from 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Be sure to RSVP for our last event of the summer @ mcosta@remains.com

 

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Glass by Austrian maker Kalmar

Vintage Lighting by Kalmar

Julius Theodor Kalmar, the son of Julius August Kalmar who founded the Austrian company, specialized in manufacturing chandeliers and other fine objects. Using traditional high quality materials like glass and brass, his designs were made with great attention to detail and craftsmanship. Throughout his life, he worked with a succession of prominent avant-garde Viennese architects, artists, and other makers committed to modernist design principles. Kalmar’s last designs in the 1960’s included lighting from his stunning Ice Glass collections.

Vintage Lighting by Kalmar

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London Sample Sale – July 2nd – 5th

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Save the Date – Remains Lighting Sample Sale

The Remains team is looking forward to seeing some new & familiar faces at our annual Sample Sale & trade event. Be sure to stop by and say “hello” while taking advantage of these limited-time markdowns!

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