Flagship Enterprise: The Future of Corporate Store Architecture Emphasises Individuality

Flagship Enterprise: The Future of Corporate Store Architecture Emphasises Individuality

It may sound paradoxical, but corporate store architecture today strives to be as individualistic as possible. This is partly due to necessity. Like many booksellers, high-end fashion labels are fending off fierce competition from online retailers. They hope that investing in new, ultra-contemporary stores with a unique identity will wow their customers. Read
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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In 2015, Heimtextil will again be bringing together its comprehensive information services for professional project planners under Contract Creations

In 2015, Heimtextil will again be bringing together its comprehensive information services for professional project planners under Contract Creations

As a leading international fair for home and contract textiles, Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main will, from 14 to 17 January 2015, again welcome architects, interior architects, interior designers and related professions to take advantage of this first trade fair of the year to catch up with the latest developments in the field of textiles. Although products developed specifically for contract furnishing are the main reason for their annual visit to the fair, the impressive and ambitious accompanying programme is just as attractive, especially as it can be regarded as a form of advanced training that enhances the professional skills of participants.
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Heimtextil 2015: Sustainability for textiles in interior design  Lectures, guided tours and special displays provide information and inspiration

Heimtextil 2015: Sustainability for textiles in interior design Lectures, guided tours and special displays provide information and inspiration

Sustainability is one of the major topics among current trends in the furnishings and textile sector. And that is, of course, equally true for the world's largest trade fair for home and contract textiles. Heimtextil, from 14 to 17 January 2015, will be devoting itself to the whole issue of sustainability, with inspiring special displays, interesting events and targeted help in finding one's bearings in the subject.
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Nimbus and Rosso: Two Brands, One Vision

Nimbus and Rosso: Two Brands, One Vision

Lighting and acoustics are without doubt two of the essential factors in determining the comfort of an office as a workspace. In a career spanning more than 25 years so far, Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl has acquired great expertise in both of these fields. With his Nimbus brand, the Stuttgart architect and entrepreneur pioneered LED lighting solutions well before technological developments had fully opened up this area, when there was still a lot of basic work to be done.
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