Category: Design

For your summer in this season

I fully recommend this accommodation.


These spherical shapes extend inside with custom-designed furniture by contemporary artists to marry the walls of its ten suites. In order to live a complete experience, the venue also offers, as part of private parties, a 500-seat amphitheater, a reception room and a panoramic lounge.

A collection amassed over time

The Porsche Archive is based in Zuffenhausen – but that’s not the whole story. There are also thousands of design drawings housed in a basement room in the Weissach Development Center. All in all, this 70-year collection contains over 100,000 sheets.


Uwe Geisel’s movements are almost reverential as he unrolls a construction drawing with the utmost care and caution on the table top in front of him. He caresses the sheet of parchment with his hand and pauses briefly before commenting with the air of a true expert; “This technical drawing shows an early Carrera logo dating back to 1952”. The process is repeated with another sheet of parchment: “There’s a lot of interesting details on this one, which was produced in 1948 for the Cisitalia. See the steering wheel? It makes another appearance in the Porsche 356-001”. Geisel allows the tension to build as he unrolls the next sheet; “This drawing shows the delicate bodywork of the 356. It was sketched out on a drawing board in 1950”. All of these drawings are originals that have survived the decades intact.


The Ducati Scrambler Land of Joy returns to Wheels and Waves

  • An array of custom and concept bikes await discovery at the Scrambler booth
  • Directly from Days of Joy, Flat Track School now heads for Biarritz
  • Customised Ducati Scrambler 800 to take part in the El Rollo Flat Track race

Borgo Panigale, Bologna, 15 June 2018 – Once again, Ducati Scrambler is heading for Wheels and Waves, the renowned French custom bike event taking place from 14 to 17 June in Biarritz, France. This edition will see the Ducati Scrambler Land of Joy showcase concept and custom bikes from Italy, California and France. Moreover, the Flat Track School will be arriving directly from Days of Joy, the Ducati Scrambler riding school.

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The Ducati Scrambler-based concept motorcycle created by the Californian designer Alex Earle at Ducati stems from an 800 cc Scrambler. Inspired by generations of Southern California desert riders, the Desert Sled Concept was developed to synthesize adventure riding. Combining cues from the scramblers and desert sleds of the 60’s and 70’s with the latest electronics and engineering Ducati has to offer. The motorcycle was endowed with high capacity desert tank as well as an auxiliary reserve in the tail. The motorcycle was ranked among the top three places in the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2017 in the “Concept Bike” category.

The displayed custom motorcycles also include Fuoriluogo, built by Unit Garage on the basis of an idea by journalist Roberto Ungaro. The Italian customizer aimed to make the Desert Sled Scrambler even more off-road by mounting a stubbier tank and a Termignoni exhaust. The custom kit also includes a quick-release pannier and a toolbox positioned under the swingarm.

The Land of Joy area also features two other custom-built Ducati Scramblers, directly from the Bad Winners workshop in Paris. The two projects, created by renowned French customizer Walid, are based on a Ducati Scrambler 800 and 1100. At Wheels & Waves, the Scrambler 1100 will be customized in ‘real time’ under the gaze of the public, who can even join in and help with the build.

The Scrambler 800, instead, will take part in the El Rollo Flat Track race. Here, the Parisian customizer offers us a motorcycle with taut lines, giving the project a striking silhouette and that typical Flat Track look. Putting the custom motorcycle through its paces on the El Rollo dirt track will be specialised rider Zoe David.

For this edition, Ducati Scrambler will also be bringing the Flat Track School to Wheels & Waves, directly from Days of Joy. Here, enthusiasts will have the opportunity to get some Flat Track experience with two revered instructors: Frank Chatokhine and Zoe David. Riding Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 bikes, specially customised for the occasion, participants will learn how to drift around oval dirt tracks safely.

Flat Track School sessions will be held on Saturday 16 June from 5 p.m. onwards, after the El Rollo prize-giving ceremony. You can obtain information and sign up at the Ducati Scrambler booth in the Wheels & Waves Village.

You will love “The Future Perfect”

The Future Perfect, founded in 2003 by David Alhadeff, is is one of the world’s foremost contemporary design galleries. From its inception, The Future Perfect has been distinguished by its thoroughly creative vision and strong curatorial focus, which showcases studio-created works alongside one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces.

In its 15-year history, the gallery, as its name implies, has introduced some of the seminal design talents of our times, including highly-collectible works by Lindsey Adelman, Jason Miller, and Kristin Victoria Baron. Considered a catalyst as well as an industry authority, The Future Perfect has also forged relationships with some of the world’s most influential artists, designers and craftspeople. A focus on dynamic programming and cross-pollination has produced enduring collaborations with celebrated international design studios including Piet Hein Eek, DimoreStudio and Michael Anastassiades.

Today, The Future Perfect’s prestigious gallery program is tailored to its unique locations in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Each space offers a highly customized environment that includes exclusive exhibitions from cutting edge contemporary artists such as John Hogan, Christopher Stuart, Chris Wolston and Eric Roinestad. Casa Perfect, The Future Perfect’s Los Angeles home, is located in a modern Hollywood residence, where guests experience an eclectic mix of contemporary production and gallery pieces together under one roof.