What springs to your mind when you hear the term
'intarsia'? Period furniture so favoured by the 15th-century's Italy?
Or is it perhaps the obsolete technique of wooden wall decoration?
Well, you might not be the only one who associates marquetry with not-so-modern aesthetics. In our recent article: 'Marquetry in modern design', Architonic's editors shed some light on this traditional handcraft technique not only because of its recent rediscovery by a number of contemporary designers but also because of the high-tech methods involved in the production process of such furniture.
Speaking of modern technology, our second article „Leading Lights“ also focuses on applied science and the potential of LED lighting technology which recently found itself revolutionising architectural light-planning.
What is more, we'd like to share the news with you that from autumn this year, a valuable service will be provided by 'stilhaus'. An innovative concept by Daniel Medina, 'stilhaus' will see an array of carefully selected, specialised distributors, manufacturers and products united under one umbrella, enabling a client and his architect to plan and furnish a building project – without the hassle but in style.
Finally, a visual treat and an unparalleled source of inspiration from this year's edition of imm cologne and design post, our editors and their ubiquitous cameras have captured both of the events and we can now share with you some 1000 images via Architonic's Facebook page. For a real 'been-there' experience, the Phototours focus not only on the products, but also on their setting and context.
Here our content in short:
Marquetry in modern design
Leading lights: current and future applications for new lighting technologies
stilhaus takes shape: Daniel Medina implements his vision for construction & furnishing ideas
Architonic photo tour of imm cologne and design post 2012 with more than 1000 images
The latest projects from Architonic's 'Architecture & Design' section
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