Dear Readers,

The February Newsletter is characterised by multiple image galleries containing the impressions of some of the most important international design fairs: join us on these virtual journeys through the world of architecture and design and visit some of the best fairs such as imm cologne, swissbau Basel and Stockholm Furniture Fair from the comfort of your own home. Should you, like most of us, find yourself short of time, you can always flick through our image galleries on your iPhone or iPad.

And for the 'i' enthusiasts among you, the brand new Architonic App brings you the entire Architonic database, at your fingertips. To illustrate the ease of use and practicality of this tool as well as highlight the depth of our unique design product library, we spotlight a select sample of the search results from Architonic's vast 'Products & Materials' section.

As usual, our editorial team selected some new articles from our 'News&Trends' Magazine as well as three most recent architectural projects from the 'Architecture & Design' section.

The content of this months' newsletter in brief:

  • Architonic photo tours of imm cologne, swissbau Basel and SFF
  • The new Architonic App with more than 92.000 Products for iPad and iPhone
  • Picture Perfect: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec at Weil am Rhein's Vitra Design Museum
  • Inspiring search results on Architonic
  • Fair preview: Light + Building in Frankfurt 15 - 20 April 2012
  • The latest architectural projects from the 'Architecture & Design' section

Be inspired!

Your Architonic team

Zurich | Milan | Barcelona | Berlin | Cologne | Copenhagen | Stockholm | London

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Architonic photo tours: imm cologne, swissbau Basel and Stockholm Furniture Fair

imm cologne 2012

This year's new fair season has kicked off with imm cologne 2012, which took place between 16 - 22 January. 115.000 visitors and a positive market situation in the German furniture trade led to very affirmative results of imm. The comeback of some of the most important Italian brands and the consequent development of the new exhibition format 'Pure Village' also contributed to the success of the fair. Particularly successful was also the project 'Das Haus', with which the fair has given the London designer duo of Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien a carte blanche to realise their visions of new interiors.

As a long-term media partner of imm cologne, Architonic was there once again with our Concept Space. Two lively evenings at the Architonic Disco generated, as every year, great contacts and friendships and we'd like to thank all of you who partied with us.

If you didn't get the chance to explore the fair this year, you can do it now, virtually with Architonic. Join us on a photographic journey through this year's edition of imm cologne. With nearly 1000 images featuring the most interesting novelties and installations from more than hundred manufacturers, you might even end up thinking you were there yourself. Enjoy!

Part 1 including Conde House, COR, D-TEC, Desalto, de Sede, team by wellis, die Collection, Domaniecki, Flexform, Girsberger, Giulio Marelli, Kristalia, Kymo, lapalma, Minotti, Piure, Porada, Porro, Punkalive, Walter Knoll, Wittmann, Woodnotes, Zeitraum, Zeus

Part 2 including B&B Italia, Böwer, Bordbar, Classicon, Hey-Sign, Holzmanufaktur, Interlübke, Kartell, Kettal, Kettnaker, KFF, Ligne Roset, Limited Edition, Living Divani, Livingzone, LND Design, Loehr, Mafi, MDF Italia, Miinu, Möller Design, MOX, Naver, Nielaus, Oligo, Paschen

Part 3 including Poliform, Poltrona Frau, Cassina, Cappellini, Nemo Italia, Accademia, Potocco, Accente, Accupunto, Arketipo, Artek, Artmodul, Bocci, Bodema, Brühl, Cane-line, Chat-Board, Christine Kröncke, Draenert, Driade, Durlet, Erba Italia, ex.t, Fjordfiesta, Flötotto, Flux, Frag, FSM, Geberit, Intertime, Jori, Leolux, Pure Position, Raumplus, Reflex

Part 4 including Architonic, Graypants, Gruber+Schlager, Hansgrohe, Jan Kath, More, Richard Lampert, Riva 1920, Rodam, Rolf Benz, Schönbuch, Schramm, Showroom Finland, SICIS, Silvio Rohrmoser, Skitsch, Softline, Spectral, StoneslikeStones, Studio Domo, Sudbrock, Technogym, Tom Rosseau, Ton, Tonon, Toucan-T, Toulemonde Bochart, Tunto, Varier

Part 5 including Zoom by Mobimex, Willisau, Yomei, Adele C, Ames, Artisan, Baltensweiler, Bao-Nghi Droste, Burgbad, Byrk, Carpet Concept, Christian Dorn, Cole, Creation Baumann, E15, Erco, Extendo, Fatboy, Fiam, Freifrau, GAN, Gandiablasco, Grohe, GT2P, Hewi, Hierve

Part 6 including horgenglarus, Interstuhl, Janua, Javorina, Kaldewei, Kenneth Coponbue, Kepenic, Label, Lehni, Mocoba, Mossi, Naber, Naoya Matsuo, Redi, Röthlisberger, Rukotvorine, Sisman, Skrivo, String, Supergrau, Takaokaya, Thonet, Tim Kerp, Treku, Wogg, xbritt, Bauwerk Parkett

Designpost including Montana, Pastoe, Andreu World, Arco, Arper, Bolon, Bulo, Carl Hansen, Carpet Sign, Danskina, Extremis, Fanny Aronsen, Kasthall, Kvadrat, Lammhults, Lema, Linteloo, Magis, MID, Montis, Moooi, Moroso, Nimbus, Rosso, Nya Nordiska, Prandina, Adeco, Radar, Nanoo, Spectrum, Trizo 21, Verden

swissbau Basel 2012

Back in Switzerland, the construction and real estate fair swissbau Basel took place on 21 - 25. January. In five parts of Architonic’s ever-insightful photo tour, we have published no less than 500 images featuring some of the best manufacturers and the novelties they presented at this year’s edition of swissbau.

Impressions from swissbau Basel 2012

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012

From 7 February through to 11 February 2012, the Stockholm Furniture Fair and the Northern Light Fair took place. The most important design furniture fair for the Scandinavian market, it is the world’s largest meeting place for Nordic furniture and lighting design. If you didn’t get a chance to pay the Swedish capital a visit, Architonic's discoveries of the Stockholm Furniture and Northern Light Fair 2012 are captured in our 3-part photo tour on Architonic's Facebook page. And while there, why not have a look at the 'Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2012, Greenhouse' album with plenty of inspiring images of the products by this year's newcomers.

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012

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'App-lause' and curtain up: the new Architonic app for iPhone and iPad

As a pioneering thinker, Steve Jobs dotted the i's (and crossed the t's) of modern communication by combining the internet with the telephone, creating a user-friendly interface and packing everything into an outstandingly designed product. Read more about the new Architonic App with which you have more than 92.000 products ready to hand on your iPhone or iPad.

New: customised apps for retailers and manufacturers

For our manufacturers and distributors, Architonic has launched a pioneering App Configurator which enables us to offer customised apps to manufacturers and retailers in an extremely short timespan and at very reasonable cost. In addition, PDF brochures and RSS news feeds can be built into the app too. For retailers, the App provides a very useful sales tool when leading customers through the showroom or while discussing a project with a client thanks to the easily-accesible, complete and up-to-date range of products and reference projects.

Manufacturer apps

Retailer apps

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Picture Perfect: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec at Weil am Rhein's Vitra Design Museum

Some 300 original drawings and sketches are showcased at the "Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec - Album" exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery © Vitra Design Museum; photographer Barbara Kern

Instantly recognisable, many considered to be the modern day icons of industrial design, the creations of The Bouroullec brothers’ design powerhouse need no introduction. Launched, presented or exhibited at virtually every self-respecting furniture fair, one would be forgiven for thinking that the last thing the design world needs is yet another showcase of Ronan and Erwan’s unabating creative input. Be it the form of the meticulously intertwined, puzzle-like tile concept made of vividly coloured thermocompressed foam, fabric and double injected rubberband, Cloud, or the cleverly engineered but pure in its form plain-wood Osso chair. Yet, if there is one thing missing in the recently-opened at Vitra’s Weil am Rhein Design Museum Gallery exhibition dedicated to the Bretagne-born Paris-based siblings’ work is exactly that, their products.

Album Exhibition © Studio Bouroullec

Architonic Products & Materials: Inspiring search results N° 3

Secretary desks | Desks / Escritoires | Home furniture

'Light + Building' Frankfurt, 15 - 20.04.2012, the leading trade fair for the lighting and intelligent buildings

The biannual Light + Building in Frankfurt has established itself as the leading trade fair for lighting and intelligent buildings. The main themes of Light + Building 2012 are energy efficiency, the digitalisation of light and buildings as well as buildings as green power stations.

With its success, more fairs all over the world have been founded such as; Beijing International Building Technology, Light Middle East, Light India and BIEL Light + Building in Buenos Aires.

As media partner of Light + Building, Architonic would like to invite you to the fair and to meet our team at Architonic Concept Space in hall 1.2, Booth H20. On Monday, 16 April 2012, we will host the legendary Architonic Disco for the first time during Light + Building at Club Enzo Barboni between 9pm - 2am with our DJ in residence Animal Trainer from Zurich. While there, you'll have a chance to gain valuable contacts while sipping on your after work drink within relaxing surroundings.

Recent Projects from 'Architecture & Design'

Gracia Studio

Endémico Resguardo Silvestre, completed 2011; photographer: Luis Gracia

Trace Architecture Office (TAO)

XiaoQuan Ethnic Elementary School, completed 2010; photographer: Yao Li

Colacion Studio

The Tamdeen Group Headquarters, completed 2011; photographer: Eric Laignel