Newsletter 01.2010

Dear Readers,

Less than a week to go to the imm cologne. As every year Architonic will be using the international furniture fair in Cologne as the occasion to present a new Concept Space, designed this time by the Zurich process designer Oskar Zieta. The second part of our 'Making of' offers you further insights into its development and production.

As always we have this year, too, compiled our well-arranged Architonic Guide to the imm cologne. This will show you the best manufacturers at a glance, together with their stand number and hall layout plan. The Guide will be available from the stands of the listed manufacturers and can also be downloaded with this Newsletter.

After a strenuous day at the fair the Architonic Disco will be taking place at the Klubbar King George every night from Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 January. You and your friends and colleagues are cordially invited.

Be inspired!


Your Architonic Team
Zurich | Milan | Berlin | Barcelona | Copenhagen | London | Miami
 
 
The technology of the future meets the Gothic
Making of Architonic Concept Space III, created by Zieta Prozessdesign
 
The final design has been ready since the New Year, and production began one week ago. Architonic Concept Space III, designed by Oskar Zieta (Zieta Prozessdesign) and the CAAD faculty at the ETH Zurich will be celebrating its premiere to coincide with the opening of this year's imm cologne on 19 January. In the second part of our 'Making of' report we would like to provide you with a few more insights into the manufacturing process.
  The technology of the future meets the Gothic  
Prototype, 1:1 scale

It has to be modular and adaptable to varying stand sizes, easy to set up and dismantle time and time again, convenient to transport on a single truck etc. - this was the challenging briefing for the Architonic Concept Space. For Zieta it was an ideal opportunity to offer an initial demonstration of the versatility of his FiDU (Freie InnenDruck Umformung) light construction technique in an architectural context. This highly flexible technology, in which precision-cut and welded sheet metal sections are blown up under high pressure to form three-dimensional shapes, could almost have been created specially for this demanding task.
   
Building the final prototype

The result is a modular structure consisting of identical, inflated sheet metal modules. Depending on the stand size they can be placed next to one another, behind one another and even on top of one another. The core of the entire construction is the connecting points which bind the whole structure and distribute the forces involved across the supports and cross members, stabilising it in all directions.
   
Welding the components

"In addition to the strict specifications we of course also wish to use Concept Space to demonstrate the static capabilities of this technology. The use of the triangle as a recurring basic element enables us to create stable, relatively large and expressive spaces with minimal materials. A 3.20 m high module weighs less than 30 kg. Theoretically it is possible for two people to set the stand up," explains Oskar Zieta.
   
Knot

The stand area at this year's imm cologne is long and narrow, which means that the modules are arranged like a chain, one behind the other. The interior of the corridor which is formed is shaped by the central cross member. It is interrupted at regular intervals, wherever individual modules are rotated by 180° and the cross member is accordingly in the lower third section. This asymmetry optimises the stability of the entire structure.
   
Stackable for transportation

In order to provide protection during the frequent transport of the modules, which fit into each other, corrosion-free unpainted Inox steel was used, which means that there is no scratching or peeling of paintwork. In addition the highly polished, reflecting surface highlights the crystalline structure of the design.

We welcome you at the new Architonic Concept Space III, located in the passage between halls 10 and 11!
 
 
imm cologne 2010 Special Events
    imm cologne 2010 Special Events
New: Pure Village, Hall 3.2
Pure Village, in hall 3.2, is a new concept, with its comprehensive focus on design: Individual presentations of exclusive design products and creative interior design concepts are being presented together within an innovative exhibition architecture. Together with the visionary designs of the [d3] design talents in hall 3.1 and the premium exhibition Pure in hall 11, these halls present an overview of modern design at it best.

Interior Trends 2010, Hall 3.2
The four outstanding trends in furniture design in the coming year were recently identified by the Trendboard of imm cologne. This year, the board is composed of American designer and architect Johanna Grawunder, Danish designer Cecilie Manz, Dutch designer Bertjan Pot, British design journalist Marcus Fairs and Italian designer and textile expert Giulio Ridolfo. The trends that they have singled out go under the labels of "Trickery", "Comfort Zone", "Rehab" and "Discipline".

[d3] design talents, Hall 3.1
A new generation of designers will be presenting innovations and visionary concepts for the future of domestic living. An abundance of inspired - and at times provocative - designs will provide a great deal of inspiration and lots of fresh ideas for the interior design of tomorrow.

Boulevard of innovations, Boulevard
There is no quicker and simpler way to get a general idea of the latest highlights from the leading manufacturers out of the enormous overall offerings. In this exhibition the pinnacles of cutting edge design are displayed, along with all the products that have been nominated for the interior innovation award, as well as the prize winning designs.

Interior innovation award
The prize for the most outstanding innovations in five categories: Best Item, Best System, Best Detail, Materials Innovation and Classic Innovation.
 
 
Architonic Guide imm cologne 2010
Find your way properly!
 
The most efficient way to be prepared:
As every year, we have selected for you the most interesting exhibitors at the imm cologne and displayed these in our practical Architonic Guide complete with a layout plan and stand number. The Architonic Guide is available at the stands of all the listed manufacturers, or as a download here.
  Architonic Guide imm cologne 2010
 
 
Advertisement
 
Architonic Disco
Klubbar King George
 
At the start of the fair everybody is still fit! So come and celebrate with your friends and colleagues at the Architonic Disco. You are cordially invited to join us from 21 hrs - 02 hrs on any evening from Monday 18.01. to and including Wednesday 20.01. at the Klubbar King George, Sudermannstrasse 2, 50670 Köln.
  Architonic Disco
 
 
New Projects from 'Architecture & Design'
 
Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza
  New Projects from 'Architecture & Design'  
Photo by Javier Callejas
Maurice Mentjens
   
Photo by Arjen Schmitz
SLA
   
Photo by SLA
BIG
   
Photo by BIG
Venhoeven CS
   
Photo by Luuk Kramer
 
 
Advertisement
 
More Articles from 'News &Trends'
 
Building with air
  More Articles from 'News &Trends'

As a successor to LAVA and Gramazio & Kohler, the Zurich architect, process designer and furniture producer Oskar Zieta is now continuing the series of Architonic Concept Spaces.
Alfred Messels Wertheimbauten in Berlin
 

Alfred Messel baute zwischen 1897 und 1904 in Berlin am Leipziger Platz tatsächlich einen Shopping-Tempel, der diesen Namen verdiente, nämlich das Kaufhaus Wertheim. Dieser Bau ist deshalb so legendär, weil... (only in German)
'Systems' Kollektion 2009 by Création Baumann
 

Besonderes Highlight der neuen Kollektion sind aber die auf Lasertechnik basierenden Dessins, die das Licht auf raffinierende Weise steuern... (only in German)
 
 
 
Dear Readers,

Less than a week to go to the imm cologne. As every year Architonic will be using the international furniture fair in Cologne as the occasion to present a new Concept Space, designed this time by the Zurich process designer Oskar Zieta. The second part of our 'Making of' offers you further insights into its development and production.

As always we have this year, too, compiled our well-arranged Architonic Guide to the imm cologne. This will show you the best manufacturers at a glance, together with their stand number and hall layout plan. The Guide will be available from the stands of the listed manufacturers and can also be downloaded with this Newsletter.

After a strenuous day at the fair the Architonic Disco will be taking place at the Klubbar King George every night from Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 January. You and your friends and colleagues are cordially invited.

Be inspired!


Your Architonic Team
Zurich | Milan | Berlin | Barcelona | Copenhagen | London | Miami
 
 
The technology of the future meets the Gothic
Making of Architonic Concept Space III, created by Zieta Prozessdesign
 
The final design has been ready since the New Year, and production began one week ago. Architonic Concept Space III, designed by Oskar Zieta (Zieta Prozessdesign) and the CAAD faculty at the ETH Zurich will be celebrating its premiere to coincide with the opening of this year's imm cologne on 19 January. In the second part of our 'Making of' report we would like to provide you with a few more insights into the manufacturing process.
  The technology of the future meets the Gothic  
Prototype, 1:1 scale

It has to be modular and adaptable to varying stand sizes, easy to set up and dismantle time and time again, convenient to transport on a single truck etc. - this was the challenging briefing for the Architonic Concept Space. For Zieta it was an ideal opportunity to offer an initial demonstration of the versatility of his FiDU (Freie InnenDruck Umformung) light construction technique in an architectural context. This highly flexible technology, in which precision-cut and welded sheet metal sections are blown up under high pressure to form three-dimensional shapes, could almost have been created specially for this demanding task.
   
Building the final prototype

The result is a modular structure consisting of identical, inflated sheet metal modules. Depending on the stand size they can be placed next to one another, behind one another and even on top of one another. The core of the entire construction is the connecting points which bind the whole structure and distribute the forces involved across the supports and cross members, stabilising it in all directions.
   
Welding the components

"In addition to the strict specifications we of course also wish to use Concept Space to demonstrate the static capabilities of this technology. The use of the triangle as a recurring basic element enables us to create stable, relatively large and expressive spaces with minimal materials. A 3.20 m high module weighs less than 30 kg. Theoretically it is possible for two people to set the stand up," explains Oskar Zieta.
   
Knot

The stand area at this year's imm cologne is long and narrow, which means that the modules are arranged like a chain, one behind the other. The interior of the corridor which is formed is shaped by the central cross member. It is interrupted at regular intervals, wherever individual modules are rotated by 180° and the cross member is accordingly in the lower third section. This asymmetry optimises the stability of the entire structure.
   
Stackable for transportation

In order to provide protection during the frequent transport of the modules, which fit into each other, corrosion-free unpainted Inox steel was used, which means that there is no scratching or peeling of paintwork. In addition the highly polished, reflecting surface highlights the crystalline structure of the design.

We welcome you at the new Architonic Concept Space III, located in the passage between halls 10 and 11!
 
 
imm cologne 2010 Special Events
    imm cologne 2010 Special Events
New: Pure Village, Hall 3.2
Pure Village, in hall 3.2, is a new concept, with its comprehensive focus on design: Individual presentations of exclusive design products and creative interior design concepts are being presented together within an innovative exhibition architecture. Together with the visionary designs of the [d3] design talents in hall 3.1 and the premium exhibition Pure in hall 11, these halls present an overview of modern design at it best.

Interior Trends 2010, Hall 3.2
The four outstanding trends in furniture design in the coming year were recently identified by the Trendboard of imm cologne. This year, the board is composed of American designer and architect Johanna Grawunder, Danish designer Cecilie Manz, Dutch designer Bertjan Pot, British design journalist Marcus Fairs and Italian designer and textile expert Giulio Ridolfo. The trends that they have singled out go under the labels of "Trickery", "Comfort Zone", "Rehab" and "Discipline".

[d3] design talents, Hall 3.1
A new generation of designers will be presenting innovations and visionary concepts for the future of domestic living. An abundance of inspired - and at times provocative - designs will provide a great deal of inspiration and lots of fresh ideas for the interior design of tomorrow.

Boulevard of innovations, Boulevard
There is no quicker and simpler way to get a general idea of the latest highlights from the leading manufacturers out of the enormous overall offerings. In this exhibition the pinnacles of cutting edge design are displayed, along with all the products that have been nominated for the interior innovation award, as well as the prize winning designs.

Interior innovation award
The prize for the most outstanding innovations in five categories: Best Item, Best System, Best Detail, Materials Innovation and Classic Innovation.
 
 
Architonic Guide imm cologne 2010
Find your way properly!
 
The most efficient way to be prepared:
As every year, we have selected for you the most interesting exhibitors at the imm cologne and displayed these in our practical Architonic Guide complete with a layout plan and stand number. The Architonic Guide is available at the stands of all the listed manufacturers, or as a download here.
  Architonic Guide imm cologne 2010
 
 
Advertisement
 
Architonic Disco
Klubbar King George
 
At the start of the fair everybody is still fit! So come and celebrate with your friends and colleagues at the Architonic Disco. You are cordially invited to join us from 21 hrs - 02 hrs on any evening from Monday 18.01. to and including Wednesday 20.01. at the Klubbar King George, Sudermannstrasse 2, 50670 Köln.
  Architonic Disco
 
 
New Projects from 'Architecture & Design'
 
Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza
  New Projects from 'Architecture & Design'  
Photo by Javier Callejas
Maurice Mentjens
   
Photo by Arjen Schmitz
SLA
   
Photo by SLA
BIG
   
Photo by BIG
Venhoeven CS
   
Photo by Luuk Kramer
 
 
Advertisement
 
More Articles from 'News &Trends'
 
Building with air
  More Articles from 'News &Trends'

As a successor to LAVA and Gramazio & Kohler, the Zurich architect, process designer and furniture producer Oskar Zieta is now continuing the series of Architonic Concept Spaces.
Alfred Messels Wertheimbauten in Berlin
 

Alfred Messel baute zwischen 1897 und 1904 in Berlin am Leipziger Platz tatsächlich einen Shopping-Tempel, der diesen Namen verdiente, nämlich das Kaufhaus Wertheim. Dieser Bau ist deshalb so legendär, weil... (only in German)
'Systems' Kollektion 2009 by Création Baumann
 

Besonderes Highlight der neuen Kollektion sind aber die auf Lasertechnik basierenden Dessins, die das Licht auf raffinierende Weise steuern... (only in German)