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Metabolism movement, architecture of its time

28/07/2021
For many, many years, buildings had to stand up straight, follow perfect lines of convergence and repeat each floor exactly. This was the architectural rule, and it was carved in stone. Similar rules applied in watchmaking, where time had to always go in the same direction, had to be indicated by hands and had to use a mechanical geartrain. These analogue movements were the sole and dominant system in place until the arrival of the first quartz systems in the late 1960’s in Japan.

Azzedine Alaïa, or taking time to design

09/11/2020
We will mark three years since Azzedine Alaïa left us. But why are we talking about this stylist on the Klokers blog, when most of his portraits show him with a resolutely bare wrist? Because he is the perfect example of a contemporary designer who made a firm impression on his era and set his own rhythm.