STARON® – Inspired by Wildlife – Combines Biomorphic Forms with Material Innovation at 100% Design

STARON® – Inspired by Wildlife – Combines Biomorphic Forms with Material Innovation at 100% Design

A killer whale, an owl and an armadillo were among the creatures that inspired a collection of furniture and products presented by Samsung SDI Chemical at the recent London Design Festival to demonstrate the versatility of its STARON® solid-surface material. Architonic went along to discuss the new species of products enabled by these innovative surfaces. Lire
Précision fascinante – acier vitrifié

Précision fascinante – acier vitrifié

Ce qui a commencé en 1896 avec la fabrication d’accessoires de toilette en émail connaît son aboutissement aujourd’hui avec A˘form – une collection impressionnante et étendue de vasques et de plans vasques pour la configuration personnalisée de solutions de plans de toilette esthétiques et de qualité. Aujourd’hui comme hier, le département du développement Produits et Concepts de la manufacture Alape à Goslar, se concentre sur l’acier vitrifié. La compétence et la capacité d’innovation d’Alape en font un partenaire idéal pour les concepteurs et les architectes travaillant sur des espaces sanitaires raffinés à usage privé ou semi-public. Les fabrications sur-mesure et les solutions spéciales sont des défis que l’entreprise relève de plus en plus et réalise avec brio. De telles missions mettent en avant toute la flexibilité d’une manufacture.
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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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The Fabrics of Moroso:Textile Completes Italian Craftsmanship

The Fabrics of Moroso:Textile Completes Italian Craftsmanship

Given that Patrizia Moroso has a history of mingling with artists and cartoonists, it’s not surprising that the objects produced by the brand founded by her father, Agostino are visually compelling. Thanks to the art director’s eye for organic shapes and her feel for materials the Italian company rose to the main stage in the 1980s and has been a powerhouse ever since.
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Flooring: Spaces, Signs and Senses

Flooring: Spaces, Signs and Senses

India is one of the most stimulating environments I have ever been in. It was in Viluppuram, a small town in the far south-east of India, 40 km west of the Bay of Bengal, that I discovered Rangoli, a symbolic floor art, outside many people’s homes. Rangoli’s ancient symbols are thought to bring good luck and have been passed down through the ages, from one generation to the next, keeping both the art form and the tradition alive and, fortunately for all who visit, creating entrance areas that are both beautiful and meaningful.
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