Work-life Balance: Pedrali’s Furniture Brings a Sense of Home Comfort to the Office

Work-life Balance: Pedrali’s Furniture Brings a Sense of Home Comfort to the Office

At this year’s Orgatec, Italian firm Pedrali added to its collection of furniture designed in response to the evolving requirements of the contemporary contract markets, with a particular focus on the shift towards workplaces that aim to emulate the comfort and informality of the home. Read
With its Theme Park, Heimtextil Is Opening its Visionary Door to the Future Even Wider than Before

With its Theme Park, Heimtextil Is Opening its Visionary Door to the Future Even Wider than Before

Heimtextil, the leading and largest trade fair specialising in home furnishing and contract textiles, will once again open its doors in Frankfurt am Main for four days from 14 to 17 January 2015. Around 70,000 trade visitors, including many architects and interior designers, will take advantage of the early date in the year to put themselves in the picture as regards product innovations and trends for the coming season. One especially exciting feature is sure to be the newly installed Theme Park in Hall 4.0. It picks up on the intentions of the previous trend show and now continues it as an event highlight in the heart of the exhibition site. Here, everything revolves around topics of design and the future, around concepts and visions.
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Ghyczy’s Family Business Grows Up

Ghyczy’s Family Business Grows Up

In a world where an overabundance of consumable products leads to a throwaway culture and fleeting trends, Dutch-based furniture producer Ghyczy is pioneering an alternative by developing timeless designs that combine innovative engineering with craft skills. Led by legendary designer Peter Ghyczy, the family-run company aims to create furniture with lasting value that can be passed on to future generations.
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Hearth and Home: Why Architects Are Warming Once Again to the Age-old Hearth

Hearth and Home: Why Architects Are Warming Once Again to the Age-old Hearth

Fireplaces were once essential: from prehistoric times to the 19th-century, a home’s hearth provided light, heat and a means with which to cook. Today, you might think they were superfluous, obsolete in this age of centrally heated buildings. Yet our desire for fireplaces has never been entirely extinguished. Ironically, if they were once primarily functional, they’re now widely considered an unnecessary yet romantic luxury.
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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.
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