A Glass Act: Fabbian's Architectural Adventure

A Glass Act: Fabbian's Architectural Adventure

To celebrate the launch of its innovative new glass product Laminis, Fabbian was inspired to photograph it within the subterranean stone quarry of Cava Acque in the Berici Hills near Grancona, in the province of Vicenza. This wasn’t some capricious idea. The legendary quarry is traditionally favoured by contemporary architects from Frank Gehry to Ricardo Bofill, and since Laminis was conceived for use in architectural projects, this setting felt entirely appropriate. leggi
Gloriously Glossy: The Versatile Tile Adorns the Coolest Interiors

Gloriously Glossy: The Versatile Tile Adorns the Coolest Interiors

Given the huge vogue for cladding buildings in ceramic tiles, we shouldn’t be surprised to hear that they are now fast infiltrating interiors too. It’s not hard to see why. People find glazed ceramic tiles appealing because of their seductive qualities – their lusciously lustrous surfaces and, if patterned, their potential for being stunningly decorative.
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Megatrends in working environments

Megatrends in working environments

New horizons are opening up in the working environment: in technology, in management, in infrastructure. More and more, creativity, interaction and communication are becoming the central issues for successfully dealing with work tasks. The key is to find the best solutions to these challenges. Companies remain successful when they know about the trends the next years will bring. The trend report “New Work Spaces II” provides them with a compass, helping to pinpoint new developments and environments that will shape the way people work in the future.
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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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Fascinating precision – glazed steel

Fascinating precision – glazed steel

What began with enamelled water cans and bowls in 1896 has today culminated in A˘form – an impressive and extensive collection of basins and washstands for the personalised design of high-quality and aesthetic washplace solutions. As before, glazed steel is at the heart of product and design development at Alape, the Goslar-based manufacturer. Competence and innovative capacity make the company an ideal partner for planners and architects designing sophisticated sanitary rooms in private and semi-public areas. Custom-made products and special solutions are challenges that the company approaches with confidence and increasingly often. This is exactly the type of situation in which the flexibility of a manufacturer comes into its own.
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