STARON® – Inspired by Wildlife – Combines Biomorphic Forms with Material Innovation at 100% Design

STARON® – Inspired by Wildlife – Combines Biomorphic Forms with Material Innovation at 100% Design

A killer whale, an owl and an armadillo were among the creatures that inspired a collection of furniture and products presented by Samsung SDI Chemical at the recent London Design Festival to demonstrate the versatility of its STARON® solid-surface material. Architonic went along to discuss the new species of products enabled by these innovative surfaces. Read
Fascinating precision – glazed steel

Fascinating precision – glazed steel

What began with enamelled water cans and bowls in 1896 has today culminated in A˘form – an impressive and extensive collection of basins and washstands for the personalised design of high-quality and aesthetic washplace solutions. As before, glazed steel is at the heart of product and design development at Alape, the Goslar-based manufacturer. Competence and innovative capacity make the company an ideal partner for planners and architects designing sophisticated sanitary rooms in private and semi-public areas. Custom-made products and special solutions are challenges that the company approaches with confidence and increasingly often. This is exactly the type of situation in which the flexibility of a manufacturer comes into its own.
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Zumtobel and Fraunhofer Institute Study Brings User Preferences to Light

Zumtobel and Fraunhofer Institute Study Brings User Preferences to Light

With a global user study on perceived lighting quality in offices, which the Austrian luminaire manufacturer Zumtobel is conducting together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) in Stuttgart, the company is making an important contribution to basic research.
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The CHANGE Table System by VARIO: As Soloist or Team Player, Always an Excellent Performer

The CHANGE Table System by VARIO: As Soloist or Team Player, Always an Excellent Performer

CHANGE represents a new generation of adjustable-height office desks and conference tables whose development has emphasized exemplary functionality, versatility and, most notably, a focus on design.
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Graphic precision: Wilkhahn's new conference range

Graphic precision: Wilkhahn's new conference range

Wilkhahn has always focused on durability and permanence, and its new "Graph" conference programme is very much part of this tradition. With its innovative chair and accompanying table this German furniture manufacturer is restyling corporate conference facilities.
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