A Glass Act: Fabbian's Architectural Adventure

A Glass Act: Fabbian's Architectural Adventure

To celebrate the launch of its innovative new glass product Laminis, Fabbian was inspired to photograph it within the subterranean stone quarry of Cava Acque in the Berici Hills near Grancona, in the province of Vicenza. This wasn’t some capricious idea. The legendary quarry is traditionally favoured by contemporary architects from Frank Gehry to Ricardo Bofill, and since Laminis was conceived for use in architectural projects, this setting felt entirely appropriate. Read
Twenties, Sixties, Now  – Ideen und Impulse der Brüder Rasch

Twenties, Sixties, Now – Ideen und Impulse der Brüder Rasch

Ab dem 25. Oktober wird im Museum Marta Herford die Ausstellung »Die Brüder Rasch und ihre Im­pulse für die moderne Architektur« zu sehen sein, an deren Vorbereitung ich mit einem ungeheuer engagierten Team unter Roland Nachtigäller, dem künstlerischem Direktor des Marta, über die letzten zwei Jahre mitgearbeitet habe.
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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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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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