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
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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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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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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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.
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