Results: 132

Steelcase's Truchet Acoustic Tiles cut through the ...

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

22.07.2022

With their latest addition to an already substantial repertoire of soundproofing solutions, the global workspace specialist ensures that workers can be productive and stress-free no matter the office layout.

Seeing the light: Terzani's new gallery space

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Alyn Griffiths

05.07.2022

Terzani has recently created an immersive new experience in Florence where visitors can explore the luxury Italian lighting brand's collections in a space that is more gallery than showroom.

30 years of lightness, challenge and wonder with MDF Italia

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Alyn Griffiths

24.05.2022

Since its founding in 1992, MDF Italia has worked with some of the world's best designers, creating furniture that has always responded to the demands of contemporary living.

MDF Italia brings home comforts to the office

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Alyn Griffiths

24.05.2022

MDF Italia's smart, adaptable solutions allow office planners to create spaces that are not only comfortable, but which can be shaped and reshaped according to changing needs.

MDF Italia classics reinterpreted for outdoor spaces

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Alyn Griffiths

24.05.2022

With a focus on lightness, elegance and functionality, MDF Italia's outdoor collections share the DNA of their iconic indoor counterparts, offering comfort and durability in equal measure.

Creating an oasis of wellbeing with Flou

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Alyn Griffiths

17.05.2022

Italian furniture maker Flou has been dedicated to a core philosophy of comfort since its inception in 1978. Here, a picturesque country residence showcases the brand's latest designs in situ.

An all-round approach to interior design: Bonaldo

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Alyn Griffiths

01.04.2022

With their concept of B/Style, Italian furniture specialists Bonaldo apply the idea of a harmonious gesamtkunstwerk to interior design – and their new catalogues.

Straight out of Sweden: new Skargaarden outdoor-designs for ...

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Alyn Griffiths

29.03.2022

Fourteen years after its inception, Swedish brand Skargaarden has firmly established its premium outdoor furniture. Their new pieces for 2022 are further proof that local design and a loving attention to detail are recipes for success.

Dara Huang discusses the relationship between nature and ...

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Alyn Griffiths

26.11.2021

As part of Sky-Frame’s ‘My Point of View’ video series, architect and DH Liberty founder Dara Huang describes how her 2019 project, Villa Mosca Bianca, was inspired by and complemented its local habitat.

American furniture manufacturer Skram shows how modern, ...

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Alyn Griffiths

21.09.2021

Skram has been creating future heirlooms for 20 years now – setting an example against today's fast-moving, throw-away, consumer culture.

It’s only natural: Flou

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Alyn Griffiths

04.05.2021

To create interiors that promote emotional well-being, Italian furniture brand Flou has created six colour palettes for its 2021 collection, all inspired by different natural phenomena.

Green new deal: Morbern

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Alyn Griffiths

24.03.2021

Designers increasingly need sustainable fabrics for their contract projects, not just hard-wearing ones. Enter Canadian manufacturer Morbern.

The click trick: Alphabet by Zambelis

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Alyn Griffiths

02.03.2021

ALPHABET BY ZAMBELIS's EPSILON52 Magnetic range can be complemented with magnetic spotlights to create bespoke lighting installations in offices, libraries and museums, as well as in retail and residential spaces.

Covering all angles: Alphabet by Zambelis

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Alyn Griffiths

02.03.2021

ALPHABET BY ZAMBELIS’s TAF24 luminaire system can easily switch between horizontal and vertical configurations, offering scope to planners for creating sculptural lighting effects.

Speaking your language: Alphabet by Zambelis

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Alyn Griffiths

02.03.2021

Greek luminaire manufacturer ALPHABET BY ZAMBELIS’s new website functions as a planning tool for creating the right lighting concepts, as well as helping professionals communicate their ideas to customers.

Smoothing the way: Atlas Concorde

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Alyn Griffiths

08.12.2020

White Italian marble was Michelangelo’s material of choice, so no doubt he would have approved of ATLAS CONCORDE's new Marvel Shine tile collection with its comprehensive range of formats and finishes.

Marble in the blood: Atlas Concorde

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Alyn Griffiths

08.12.2020

In order to capture the soul of marble for its new collection, ATLAS CONCORDE visited the town of Pietrasanta to collaborate with Savema – a company with marble in its veins.

So vein: Atlas Concorde

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Alyn Griffiths

08.12.2020

For its latest porcelain and wall tile collection Marvel Shine, Italian manufacturer ATLAS CONCORDE took inspiration from the timeless purity of white marble – which allows rooms, as well as architects, to shine.

Living with Sky-Frame: Moscow

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Alyn Griffiths

16.11.2020

In the latest short film from their ‘Living with Sky-Frame’ series, the Swiss frameless sliding door specialist evokes a seasonal dreamscape to showcase the intangible qualities of its glazing solutions.

Born again: Freya from infiniti

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Alyn Griffiths

28.10.2020

With its soft curves, Freya is INFINITI’s first product made from post-consumer industrial recycled plastic. Who knew industrial waste could be so sensual?

Protect Your Legacy: WOLF

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Alyn Griffiths

07.10.2020

‘Fine quality boxes’ is how British heritage brand WOLF describes its secure storage for valuable watches and other possessions. We say micro-architectural.

Clear perspective: Sky-Frame and Stephan Hürlemann

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Alyn Griffiths

26.08.2020

Sky-Frame – Swiss specialists in frameless sliding window and door systems – continue their ‘My Point of View’ series of video portraits with architect and designer Stephan Hürlemann, who shares his perspective on design and its role in a

Gold rush: Inkiostro Bianco

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Alyn Griffiths

06.07.2020

With its Goldenwall wallpaper collection, Italian decor brand INKIOSTRO BIANCO offers brilliant and luxurious new possibilities for specification in the premium contract sector.

The floors of nature: Kährs

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Alyn Griffiths

20.05.2020

Swedish manufacturer Kährs has been a major player on the international parquet-flooring scene for many decades. And now, it’s taking a further step into the commercial sector with its high-performing Impression collection, the latest addition to

All whirlpools are not the same: Jacuzzi®

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Alyn Griffiths

07.05.2020

There’s a reason why global wellness brand Jacuzzi® has long gone from proper noun to the generic term for a whirlpool experience: superlative design and innovation.

Sky-Frame’s Pivot Door is a real head turner

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Alyn Griffiths

06.05.2020

The modern version of the revolving door by Sky-Frame combines Le Corbusier's idea of the fluidity of space with 21st-century technology …

Open for everything: Sky-Frame Classic

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Alyn Griffiths

06.05.2020

The Classic sliding window line from Sky-Frame opens up spectacular views and fits into the most diverse of architectural contexts.

Sky-Frame brings you out of your shell

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Alyn Griffiths

06.05.2020

Find out why architects like Bjarke Ingels use glass solutions from the Swiss manufacturer Sky-Frame to break down the boundaries between inside and out.

Watch VOLA's short film to see how water takes shape

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Alyn Griffiths

06.04.2020

For their transformation of an old watermill into a contemporary home, architectural firm McLaren.Excell utilised kitchen and bathroom fittings from iconic Danish manufacturer VOLA. Watch now!

Under my umbrella: Kvadrat at Design Post

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Alyn Griffiths

07.01.2020

This year, the Design Post showroom in Cologne – located right across the street from the fairgrounds – will be transformed with an installation by Stefan Diez for the Danish textile specialist Kvadrat.

Special delivery: Design Post

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

07.01.2020

From Agape to Moroso: For many renowned brands, Design Post in Cologne is their flagship showroom in the region. Amongst the newcomers this year are manufacturers Muuto and Emeco.

The full package: Design Post

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

07.01.2020

For industry professionals as well as creatives, Cologne means not only the furniture fair but also the Design Post showroom – a permanent space for inspiration and conversation away from the exhibition halls.

Cut your cloth: Interior.Architecture.Hospitality LIBRARY

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Alyn Griffiths

26.11.2019

The Interior.Architecture.Hospitality LIBRARY at Heimtextil 2020 presents textile materials with a range of functional features, such as fire protection or sound insulation. In this way, it helps designers find the optimal solutions for their

Take a deep breath: Casalgrande Padana

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Alyn Griffiths

12.11.2019

Ceramic specialist Casalgrande Padana's Limpha porcelain tiles are printed with pictures of climbing plants, which not only create an impressive visual effect but also filter harmful nitrogen oxides from the air.

The seed of an idea: Arper Catifa

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Alyn Griffiths

14.10.2019

The Catifa chair forms the basis of ARPER's international success, and its DNA has spread into many of the manufacturer's other collections.

Soft Essence: Arper

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Alyn Griffiths

14.10.2019

ARPER seeks with its designs to create human-centered, softer spaces for both the home and office. Through form, colour and material, the so-called ‘softer approach’ attempts to conceive spaces that are warm, intuitive and inviting.

Upwardly mobile: Arper

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Alyn Griffiths

14.10.2019

A few decades is all that it's taken for ARPER – via a clear, graphic, and at times playful, design language – to establish its place among Italy's top furniture brands.

Northern lights: Montana

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Alyn Griffiths

10.10.2019

In cooperation with the renowned colour expert Margrethe Odgaard, Danish manufacturer MONTANA has developed an impressive new colour palette.

Maxalto: timeless elegance

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Alyn Griffiths

01.10.2019

That understated luxury only Italians can offer: The latest addition to the Maxalto collection designed and coordinated by Antonio Citterio.

Mixing business with pleasure: Henrik Pedersen for BoConcept

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Alyn Griffiths

09.07.2019

BOCONCEPT’s contract service specialises in providing customisable designs – such as the new Henrik Pedersen-designed Toulouse sofa system – that add fluidity and familiarity to a range of settings.

Keep it casual: Karim Rashid for BoConcept

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Alyn Griffiths

09.07.2019

Responding to the increasing demands for freedom and flexibility in the workplace, the Ottawa sofa system – designed by Karim Rashid – offers various modules that can be installed in countless combinations.

Feast your eyes: Atomix Restaurant x BoConcept

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Alyn Griffiths

09.07.2019

The Madison Avenue contract team of Danish design brand BOCONCEPT helped transform the interior of a Manhattan townhouse into the Michelin-starred Korean restaurant Atomix.

In high office: Pedrali at NeoCon 2019

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Alyn Griffiths

14.06.2019

Leading Italian design manufacturer Pedrali draws the crowds in Chicago at the world’s foremost contract-design fair.

The new Stone Age: Atlas Concorde’s Klif collection

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Alyn Griffiths

11.06.2019

The rugged sophistication of the stone-effect porcelain floor tiles and matching wall tiles of ATLAS CONCORDE’s Klif collection help create a natural harmony between architectural spaces and their surrounding environment.

Earth, wood and fire: Atlas Concorde

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Alyn Griffiths

11.06.2019

ATLAS CONCORDE introduces Arbor and Nash, two wood-effect porcelain-tile collections that combine the timeless look and natural charm of authentic wood floorboards with the advantages of ceramic tiles.

Urban sophisticate: Atlas Concorde's Boost collection

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Alyn Griffiths

11.06.2019

Boost – ATLAS CONCORDE’s concrete-effect porcelain floor and wall-tile collection – is the ideal complement to both residential and contract settings seeking to convey a contemporary urban attitude.

Somewhere over the Rainbow: Vanceva World of Color Awards

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Alyn Griffiths

15.05.2019

Every two years, Vanceva® World of Color Awards™ honours international projects for the innovative and outstanding aesthetic use of VANCEVA colour interlayers for laminated glass. Let us introduce the impressive 2018 winner.

Light on its feet: Co Lounge Chair by MENU

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Alyn Griffiths

28.04.2019

Continuing the collection’s legacy, the new Co Lounge Chair from MENU fits seamlessly into any setting, boasting a visually lighter design with a low-slung seat.

Steeped in sophistication: the Tearoom series from MENU

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Alyn Griffiths

28.04.2019

Welcoming curves and minimalist forms combine for a perfect blend of elegance and comfort in the newly launched Tearoom Series from MENU.

Drop anchor: Harbour Lounge Chair by MENU

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Alyn Griffiths

28.04.2019

The Harbour Lounge Chair, the latest addition to MENU's Norm Architects-designed series, extends an invitation to sit down and stay awhile with its wide back and spacious shell.

Simply radiant: Egoluce Lancia

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Alyn Griffiths

14.03.2019

Reduced to pure function the versatile Lancia light collection from Italian manufacturer EGOLUCE becomes a timeless, modern classic.

Heart of glass: Sovet

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Alyn Griffiths

13.03.2019

The Italian manufacturer SOVET, which became known for elegant products made of, and using glass, adds to its portfolio dining room and upholstered furniture of the finest craftsmanship.

A matter of taste: RODA

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Alyn Griffiths

04.03.2019

When it came to specifying high-end outdoor furniture with an understated elegance for J Contemporary Japanese Restaurant Sorrento, Italian brand RODA was the obvious choice.

The scheme of things: RODA

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Alyn Griffiths

04.03.2019

The new RODA Projects app gives architects and designers a way to fully visualise their ideas, including the ability to create and configure outdoor schemes in augmented-reality scenarios.

It's all good: RODA

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

04.03.2019

Pioneers in the outdoor furniture sector, Italian brand RODA extends its design possibilities with the Mix&Match project, offering more choice with a range of colour and finishing options.

Multi-tasking: Kartell

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Alyn Griffiths

21.01.2019

Italian brand KARTELL expands its reach with an increased focus on the contract market, offering architects and designers an extensive collection to specify commercial projects and the capability to deliver products – quickly and in quantity.

70 and going strong: Kartell

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Alyn Griffiths

21.01.2019

Still creating after all these years: the iconic Italian brand KARTELL celebrates its 70th-anniversary, launching a new collection of designs for residential and contract settings.

Welcome to the Matrix: Kartell

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Alyn Griffiths

21.01.2019

Pushing the boundaries of plastic manufacturing once again, Italian firm KARTELL unveils its newest innovation: the Matrix chair by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka.

Give me ten: Pedrali, Odo Fioravanti and Jorge Pensi

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Alyn Griffiths

18.10.2018

Ten years of fruitful cooperation between the Italian furniture manufacturer PEDRALI and the designers Odo Fioravanti and Jorge Pensi have seen the brand launch a raft of modern design classics.

The architecture of cuisine: new kitchen projects

Alyn Griffiths

24.09.2018

With bold design concepts that don't forgo functionality, a number of recent, architecturally led kitchen projects underscore the trend for seamlessly integrated cooking and living spaces.

Below the surface: SICIS

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

19.09.2018

The Italian manufacturer SICIS revolutionised mosaic production by significantly simplifying the steps it takes to create a unique surface. With its expansion into the furniture and interior sector, the brand offers its customers a truly holistic

Hit the hot spot: GROHE Red

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

22.08.2018

The new GROHE Red provides instant access to boiling-hot water straight from the tap, turning your kitchen into a culinary hot spot.

Cool and clever: GROHE Blue

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

22.08.2018

With just a touch, the intelligent GROHE Blue Home Watersystem is at the ready to quench your thirst with delicious chilled, filtered and sparkling water.

GROHE Blue & GROHE Red: GROHE Watersystems

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

22.08.2018

Pure-tasting water, at the perfect temperature, pours on demand with the new GROHE Watersystems.

Deceptively simple: GROHE Atrio

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Alyn Griffiths

25.07.2018

The simple elegance of GROHE Atrio's new design is what "Made in Germany" is all about – highly skilled, precision engineering that’s built to last.

The new all-arounder: GROHE Atrio

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Alyn Griffiths

25.07.2018

A clean aesthetic and multiple mounting options allow the GROHE Atrio series to integrate easily into any bathroom design scheme.

Circle of life: GROHE Atrio

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Alyn Griffiths

25.07.2018

GROHE's Vice President Design Michael Seum explains how circular geometry was the point of departure for the Atrio series.

Italian elegance: B&B Italia and Luigi Caccia Dominioni

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Alyn Griffiths

05.06.2018

The leading Italian design furniture company B&B ITALIA honours the pioneering designer and architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni with an extensive new edition of his most impressive designs.

A perfect Match: GROHE

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

04.06.2018

The German sanitary fittings manufacturer GROHE knows how hard it can be to create a consistently harmonious bathroom. It has found the ideal solution in the new GROHE Ceramics series, which is perfectly coordinated with the company's own fittings.

A sit-down affair: Flexform

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

21.05.2018

For the Italian manufacturer FLEXFORM, the sofa is the most important piece of furniture. Having perfected its comfort, functionality and elegance, getting up is now only in exceptional cases necessary.

The sum of the parts: Mosaico+

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

14.05.2018

Utilising modern processes, the Italian mosaic manufacturer MOSAICO+ expands the individualisation and expressive possibilities of this iconic technique, taking it into today's world.

Meditating on the modern: Minotti at the Salone 2018

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

10.05.2018

Clean, zen-like havens with a Scandinavian sensibility were on display in the 2018 Collection from MINOTTI at the Salone del Mobile.Milano

High-end hospitality with a holistic twist: Minotti

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

10.05.2018

MINOTTI's latest designs for the 5-star hospitality sector mix aspirational glamour with a zen-like attitude.

A Family Affair: Minotti

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

18.04.2018

The high-end Italian furniture manufacturer MINOTTI celebrates its 70th birthday! To mark this milestone, the company is launching an impressive collection of anniversary products that are among the highlights of this year's Salone del Mobile.

The pleasure of choice: Longhi

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

29.03.2018

Italian high-end furniture manufacturer LONGHI defines luxury with its highly customisable collections as the pleasure of having something unique.

The light fantastic: Perspex® Light

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

14.03.2018

With its new Perspex® Light product range optimised for LED lighting, Perspex® has a bright vision.

Do these experts ever sleep?: DUX

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

06.02.2018

Swedish manufacturer DUX, known for its superlatively comfortable divan beds, has applied its expertise in coil springs to produce furniture every bit as comfortable.

Second nature: Fast

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

10.01.2018

The Italian outdoor furniture manufacturer FAST, with its elegant designs and robust materials, ensures that the increasing number of patio and garden fans must not forgo style or comfort.

Luce yourself: Das Haus 2018 at imm cologne

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

29.11.2017

Architonic talks to Lucie Koldova about her work on the installation Das Haus 2018, part of the upcoming IMM COLOGNE. The young Czech designer was invited by the fair to stage "a poetic experiment of light".

On your side: new bridge projects

Alyn Griffiths

21.11.2017

Architects around the world are delivering bridges that exceed the limits of their utilitarian function – acting not only structures for crossing but also spaces to congregate and survey.

Divide and conquer: Adotta

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

23.10.2017

For more than 15 years, the Italian manufacturer ADOTTA has been designing and producing high-end wall-partition systems that are first in style and quality.

Not thinking straight: Wehlers

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

26.09.2017

On a mission to improve the furniture industry, the new Danish manufacturer WEHLERS achieves impressively simple designs while adhering to the framework of a circular economy.

Guiding light: Artemide

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

18.09.2017

For 30 years now, Italian premium lighting manufacturer ARTEMIDE has been illuminating the landscape of contemporary design with the elegant and versatile Tolomeo lamp.

Alma matters: new university buildings

Alyn Griffiths

06.09.2017

Like their students, universities are investing in their futures – calling on architects for long-lasting buildings that will not only promote flexible working, community interaction and new approaches to learning, but also function as highly

Grounded: new landscape projects

Alyn Griffiths

23.07.2017

Successful landscape architecture is more than just a case of unexpected surfaces and a bit of greening. It can provide valuable ground for real place-making.

Beats per Minute: Technogym

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

29.05.2017

The Italian fitness products manufacturer Technogym stresses the motivating impact of stylish design and has had Antonio Citterio conceive its revolutionary new Milan flagship store as well as an equipment line.

More in Store: New Retail Architecture

Alyn Griffiths

21.05.2017

With your heart's desire a click away, brick and mortar retailers are appealing to that which cannot be quenched online. Featuring texture, tech, colour and a whole lotta cool these recent retail projects are an ode to the senses.

Survival of the Fittest: Tribù

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

24.04.2017

After 50 years in business, the trendsetting Belgian outdoor-furniture brand TRIBÙ celebrates its impressive track record of smart decision-making and clever product development.

50 Shades of Leather: Elmo

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

03.04.2017

Since 1931, the Swedish Leather Manufacturer ELMO has offered an outstanding array of the finest quality leathers in a spectrum of colors fit for any purpose.

You Can't Fight City Hall: new civic architecture

Alyn Griffiths

19.03.2017

When it comes to place-making and civic pride, town halls have a special status and a responsibility. Architects get busy with the new generation of people's palaces.

Italian for experts: Artemest

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

23.02.2017

Since 2015, ARTEMEST has been working to make the inexhaustible creativity and quality of Italian crafts known to a public of international connoisseurs.

Show Business: Dauphin's new London office

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

10.11.2016

In its staging of inspiring work environments, premium office-furniture manufacturer DAUPHIN HumanDesign Group's new London office speaks directly to architects, designers and other professionals.

Uncharted Waters: Falper maps the future of bathroom design

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

05.10.2016

Combine a keen dialogue with social trends with a commitment to innovation in materials and technologies, and a successful collaboration with the world’s foremost designers, and you get trend-establishing Italian bathroom brand FALPER.

De Castelli: Metal at its finest

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

12.09.2016

With passion and innovative processing technology, the Italian firm DE CASTELLI brings the ancient material of metal to an unexpectedly modern level.

Less is More

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

01.06.2016

When it comes to launching new products, refined Danish brand LOCA is certainly in no hurry. Why develop new pieces for the sake of it, when you can concentrate your efforts on designing for usefulness, quality and longevity?

The Doors

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

09.05.2016

Despite its longevity, Italian manufacturer ACERBIS shows no signs of resting on its laurels. Quite the opposite, in fact, as it continues to pursue tirelessly its vision for the perfect living room.

Station to Station

Alyn Griffiths

12.04.2016

There has been a dramatic shift in the demands placed by public transportation on contemporary architecture since the turn of the millennium – the need to square the burgeoning of passenger numbers that attends the unstoppable march of urbanisation

Many Hands Make Light Work

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

14.03.2016

Light+Building 2016 sees Taiwanese lighting brand QisDesign exhibit its award-winning LED lights. In step with the global trend for green design, QisDesign combines innovative LED lighting technology with original design to achieve creative LED

Get over yourself

Alyn Griffiths

22.02.2016

Recent landmark bridge architecture shows how this most utilitarian of construction types, when imaginatively planned, can add real regenerative value to its environs. Build a bridge and get over it, people!

Life on the outside

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

18.01.2016

Ah, the great outdoors. We all love it and know the benefits it has on both mind and body. Premium furniture brand OASIQ delivers design that makes us feel as equally as good, proving that retro design and high levels of comfort needn't be at odds

Stitched Up: tailor-made design from Presotto

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

11.01.2016

If you're the owner of an Italian, tailor-made suit, you need no convincing of the value of bespoke quality. Premium Italian brand PRESOTTO sees design in exactly the same light, their new 'Tailor Made Project' of supremely customisable furniture

Lighten Up

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

20.10.2015

With its emphasis on modularity and customisation, the spotlight's squarely on established Italian lighting brand FABBIAN when it comes to specification.

Mosaic: small tiles go large

Alyn Griffiths

09.09.2015

Around for thousands of years, mosaic ceramic tiles are experiencing an architectural renaissance internationally thanks to a rethinking of their functional and aesthetic potential.

Light relief

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

09.09.2015

Anyone who spends too much time at their desk knows how damaging a lack of daylight can be to their psychological wellbeing. In response to this issue, lighting brand LUCTRA has developed an intelligent system that replicates natural light to lessen

Ideas in Motion

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

31.05.2015

Six years ago, German office-furniture brand Wilkhahn launched its revolutionary ON chair, which applied kinematic principles to stimulate the body's core muscle groups and joints while seated at a desk. The company's new IN chair offers a more

Tapping innovation: Axor’s WaterDream 2015

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

27.05.2015

A collaboration between German bathroom brand Axor, Swiss university ECAL and glassblower Matteo Gonet has resulted in a series of prototypal taps that show how future bathrooms could incorporate bespoke interchangeable fittings.

Made in Pedrali

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

25.05.2015

Aluminium, concrete, wood and plastic were among a multiplicity of materials seen on the stand of premium Italian furniture brand Pedrali at this year’s Salone del Mobile. The company’s CEO, Giuseppe Pedrali, tells Architonic how decades of

Going Global: De Padova's new collections

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

13.04.2015

Iconic Italian furniture brand De Padova is set to show new products at Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile that draw on decades of design excellence and reaffirm its credentials as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of upholstered

The Great Outdoors

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

27.01.2015

The new 2015 catalogue produced by Swedish furniture brand Röshults depicts its products positioned around the lounge and expansive terraces of a luxurious villa in the French city of Nice. The managing director of Röshults, Tobias Lindberg,

Bolon’s Flow Flooring Collection

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

27.01.2015

The latest flooring collection from pioneering Swedish brand Bolon epitomises the ethos of design-led innovation established by sisters Annica and Marie Eklund since they took control of the family business in 2003. Subtle pastel shades, versatile

COVERINGS ETC

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

14.01.2015

In addition to producing sustainable tiles made from familiar materials such as porcelain and cement, Miami brand COVERINGS ETC is pioneering the manufacture of solid surfaces that incorporate various types of industrial waste. Architonic speaks to

Wall&decò’s WET SYSTEM™

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

01.12.2014

The bathroom is often the most understated and unambitiously decorated space in residential interiors as its design is dictated by functional requirements such as the need for surfaces that repel moisture. But the era of bland bathrooms may be over

Ghyczy’s Family Business Grows Up

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

18.11.2014

In a world where an overabundance of consumable products leads to a throwaway culture and fleeting trends, Dutch-based furniture producer Ghyczy is pioneering an alternative by developing timeless designs that combine innovative engineering with

Work-life Balance

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

17.11.2014

At this year’s Orgatec, Italian firm Pedrali added to its collection of furniture designed in response to the evolving requirements of the contemporary contract markets, with a particular focus on the shift towards workplaces that aim to emulate

Naturally cool

Alyn Griffiths

16.06.2014

The need to minimise energy consumption affects many aspects of architecture, and designs that employ traditional or cutting-edge shading devices and ventilation methods are at the forefront of reducing our reliance on air conditioning. Architonic

Flexible living: LEMA’s latest upholstered seating systems

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

14.04.2014

Having introduced its first upholstered collection at last year’s Salone del Mobile, Brianza-based furniture brand LEMA returned this year with three new sofas that evoke classic designs but bring them up-to-date with contemporary details and

Bright Lights, Big City: urban-lighting projects that dazzle

Alyn Griffiths

17.03.2014

The highly utilitarian nature of urban lighting hasn’t stopped designers and manufacturers from adding value to projects that illuminate our cities through forward-facing design and technology. Architonic sheds some light…

The Printed Environment: 3D printing goes architectural

Alyn Griffiths

12.09.2013

3D-printed architecture might seem like the stuff of the future, but a number of architects are experimenting to try to turn tomorrow's fantasy builds into today's innovative projects. Architonic investigates.

London Calling: May Design Series 2013

Alyn Griffiths

28.05.2013

There's strength in numbers. A new date in the international design-expo calendar – The May Design Series – has successfully brought together and revitalised two pre-existing specialist fairs, creating an impressive showcase for high-end

Pop-up stars: temporary contemporary architecture

Alyn Griffiths

08.09.2012

From huge temporary stadia to tiny transitory event spaces, pop-up architecture fulfils many roles and comes in many guises. In some cases the very latest technologies are used to engineer complex structures, while in others a readymade approach

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