Newsletter 03.2008

Dear Readers,

Stockholm became with the growing success of its furniture fair the principal forum for Scandinavian design. We have put together the most interesting new products and developments for you in a special topic.

However, the most important fairs in the field of furniture and lighting are still about to come: Frankfurt and Milan. To help you plan your visits and find your way through the trade fair jungle we have, as in recent years, compiled for you our Architonic Guide for the Salone del Mobile in Milan and, for the first time, the light & building in Frankfurt.

In addition you will find a number of interesting new developments from our "News &Trends" section.

Be inspired!
Your Architonic team
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Nordic Novelties
Our selection of new products displayed at the Stockholm Furniture Fair
    Nordic Novelties
Stockholm is increasingly establishing itself as the design capital of the North. With almost 40,000 visitors this year the Stockholm furniture fair and the Northern Light exhibition were more successful than ever. With Denmark, Norway and Finland as the main countries which are represented in addition to the host nation, Scandinavia continues to be the principal source of exhibitors and trade visitors to Stockholm, but this year has also seen considerable growth in visitors from other countries.
What makes Stockholm especially attractive for many people is the manageable size of the exhibition, a professionally organised accompanying programme and the relaxed atmosphere of this charming city.
The Greenhouse - designed for the second time by the Swedish duo TAF - has become a platform of impressive quality for young international designers and design schools.
This year there was also an increase in the number of events held in the centre of Stockholm, including interestingly presented exhibitions and receptions where the drinks flowed freely - a trend which receives considerable support from the fair.
Unfortunately there isn't room for more than one. Many have long expected something like this to happen, and now it has come to pass. The Copenhagen fair has not been able to match the success of Stockholm and has, for the first time in its existence, been postponed for an indefinite period of time because of a lack of companies registering to participate.

As always we have collected a selection of the most interesting new developments from Stockholm for you in our special topic.
 
 
Greenhouse
The stage for young design
    Greenhouse

Like on many other furniture fairs also in Stockholm the exhibition of young designers is a relevant part of the programme since 2003. In cosy atmosphere - the exhibition was designed by the swedish studio TAF - international talents present their work.
 
 
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Architonic Guide light & building 2008
Directetd to the light
 
From 06 to 11 April one of the most important trade fairs for architects and planners will be opening its doors. light & building in Frankfurt has established itself as a major forum for the industry and trade visitors, with a targeted programme which combines sectors relevant to building design such as lighting and automation, with system solutions which are central to architecture. With 1,500 exhibitors presenting lighting components and lamps for commercial and residential buildings, the Light section of the exhibition is the world's biggest fair for the lighting industry.
A very special highlight for the visit in Frankfurt will be this year‘s Luminale, the urban off-event with its multifaceted program might even lighten up the otherwise rather dull financial metropolis.
To help you prepare yourself well in advance we have now - for the very first time - compiled our indispensable Architonic Guide for light & building. Our selection of key manufacturers is presented in a handy format and in a well-organised way, with stand numbers and a layout plan of the exhibition halls. You can help yourself to the Architonic Guide at the stands of the manufacturers who are listed - or alternatively you can download it here in PDF form.


  Architonic Guide light & building 2008
 
 
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Architonic Guide Salone del Mobile Milano 2008
Your guide through the Milano fair jungle
 
On the 16th of April it will once again be time for the Salon del Mobile to open its doors. For one week the northern Italian metropolis will be the focus of the furniture world and will be the most important meeting place for international furniture manufacturers, first class designers and the international design press.
Despite more and more design events taking place all over the world, the size and quality of the Salone del Mobile Milan and its surrounding events is beyond comparison. With Milan's overwhelming program schedule, it is simply impossible to see and find everything. To help you make your visit on the huge fairground as efficient as possible, we have once again compiled a selection of key manufacturers in our Architonic Guide that is available for download now. We hope you will have an inspiring and successful fair.

  Architonic Guide Salone del Mobile Milano 2008
 
 
Best Office Award
The office as a success factor
    Best Office Award
Since 2004, Cologne Fair and WirtschaftsWoche have been presenting the Best Office Award every two years at Orgatec, the international trade fair for office and facility. Awards will go to well designed office solutions, that support innovative work processes, creativity and motivation.
Until the 15th July 2008 companies can apply with their solution. If you worked as an architect or an interior designer on such a project, it might be worth inviting your client. The two best solutions will be presented and awarded at the Orgatec 2008, which will take place from the 21st - 25th October 2008 in Cologne and will be publicized in the WirtschaftsWoche.

 
 
More articles of "News & Trends"
 
The Pink Project
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The Eco-machine
 

With its Federal Building in San Francisco the California firm of architects Morphosis, took the Zumtobel Group Award in the 'Gebaute Umwelt' (constructed environment) category.
New Walls, Please!
 

For the sixth time the A.S. Création wallpaper institute, together with the Council for Design, has held the popular design competition "New Walls, Please!" From 300 projects from 13 European countries the jury selected three winners.
Projekt Vitra
 

The title of the book says it all. What we have here isn't a product catalogue but a rich collage of texts, photographs, sketches, types of paper, layouts and dictionary-like lists of the designers and architects who have worked for and with Vitra in the past and will continue to do so in future.
 
 
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