marilyn

MAD Architects 2016
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Marilyn is part of the organic and sinuous design language wielded by MAD Architects and its leader, Ma Yansong. The soft, curvaceous shape of the handle is reminiscent of the innovative form used by MAD for the Absolute Towers in Toronto, which local residents have nicknamed the Marilyn Monroe Towers.

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MARILYN, 2016

Easy, elegant lines start off the twist to ergonomically meet the hand as it grips the lever. The approach is a balanced search for equilibrium between solids, voids and shadows of different depths.

— Absolute Towers, Mississauga, Canada 2006-2012

— Click to play: Ma Yansong, Salone del Mobile 2016

Marilyn’s functional torsion emphasises the high level of connection between architecture and industrial design.

— Conrad Hotel, Beijing, China 2008-2013

— Chaoyang Park Plaza, Beijing, China 2012-2016

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