Profiles

    Year

      Results: 47

      Fiemme 3000

      Fiemme 3000

      30.06.2015

      Wooden Floor. Biocompatibile, for life. Wood is a son of Earth, Water, Air and Light. From Earth, it gets solidity, from Water, the ability to change form, from Air, flexibility and lightness, from Light, its warmth.

      More

      AGENA® WALLPAPERS, FABRICS AND RUGS

      Agena

      12.06.2015

      Over 40 years of history for AGENA®, promoter of the Made in Italy and on the international markets with more than 100 collections of decorative fabrics for upholstery, curtains, accessories and many collections of wallpapers. Today, the company is

      More

      strasserthun works with a light

      Strasser Thun

      08.06.2015

      Considered the tool of the future, laser cutting and laser engraving of solid wood, veneer and other materials are available at strasserthun. Sawing, drilling and milling are also included in the company’s daily use. Strasserthun uses a specialised

      More

      Same But Different: Pfleiderer's DST System

      Brand story

      Ulrich Büttner

      01.04.2015

      The DST system from Pfleiderer will raise designers’ creative freedom to a whole new level, because, with the DST range, interiors can be decked out with different surfaces, textures and core materials and can thus be used to satisfy many technical

      More

      Veneer: Wood at its Best

      Ulrich Büttner

      03.12.2014

      We all know what veneer is – at least we think we do. Few of us, though, know the full range of applications that this finest of tree products has to offer. Highly versatile not only in technical terms, but also in its visual and emotional impact,

      More

      So Transparent: London's iconic Crystal Palace reloaded ...

      Materials Council

      19.05.2014

      Materials experts MATERIALS COUNCIL continue their investigation of the material-innovation and building-technology possibilities offered by the planned rebirth of London’s legendary Crystal Palace.

      More

      So Transparent: London's iconic Crystal Palace reloaded ...

      Materials Council

      19.05.2014

      One of most iconic architectural structures of the 19th century – London’s legendary Crystal Palace – is being reborn, with a host of international starchitects in the running to rethink it. Leading materials consultancy MATERIALS COUNCIL

      More

      The Shapeshifter: material innovation FluidSolids

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      16.10.2013

      Nominated for this year's Design Prize Switzerland, Zurich-based designer Beat Karrer's material innovation FluidSolids, with its strong ecological credentials and impressive programmability, is poised to give traditional materials like metal and

      More

      Supersize Me: Materials Council's 'In the Scale of ...

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      26.09.2013

      For a colourless, odourless gas, CO2 packs a punch. It now accounts for 76% of all greenhouse-gas emissions. So how do you communicate to a fair-going public the relative merits of different materials when it comes to carbon emissions? Materials

      More

      Materials Council: activity update

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      19.06.2013

      Materials Council has been busy. Founded in partnership with Architonic in 2012, the leading London-based consultancy has proved in a mere nine months its expertise and relevance to architects, manufacturers and business, providing indispensable

      More

      Engineered Nature: materials made to perform

      Materials Council

      19.06.2013

      Nature does a pretty good job of shaping our environment. But what happens when innovation and creative thinking are applied to the more sustainable natural materials out there? Leading materials consultancy Materials Council investigates the

      More

      Looming Large: innovation in new textile design

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      29.01.2013

      If you think textile design is, well, a little two-dimensional, think again. Contemporary producers of high-quality woven materials for interiors are busy exploring all sorts of innovative directions in terms of materials, processes and applications.

      More

      Whiter Shade of Pale: Materials Council's 'Whiter ...

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      28.09.2012

      White. But not as you know it. Newly launched creative materials consultancy Materials Council's inaugural show at this year's Super Brands London neatly demonstrated that there's more than meets the eye when it comes to that most pure of colours.

      More

      Architonic is proud to announce the launch of Materials ...

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      17.09.2012

      Architonic is proud to announce the launch of Materials Council – a new partner company in which it has a significant participation – at the London Design Festival, September 2012.

      More

      The Very Fabric of Architecture: textile use in construction

      Susanne Fritz

      20.08.2011

      Most people have at one time or another spent the night in a tent and have benefited from the protection provided by its fabric, while at the same time enjoying the sensation of being separated from nature by nothing more than a thin shell. Textile

      More

      Concrete in Architecture (3): Furniture & Objects

      Susanne Fritz

      18.11.2010

      In what for the moment will be the last part of our "Concrete in Architecture" series the focus will be on the use of concrete in interior architecture, in particular for creating objects and furniture. .The attraction of concrete as a material is

      More

      Concrete in Architecture (2): not really grey

      Susanne Fritz

      10.10.2010

      In the second part of our 'Concrete in Architecture' series, Architonic shows how concrete certainly doesn't have to be grey. From delicate tones to high luminosity, it can take on a wide range of chromatic and emotional complexions. In the following

      More

      CNC carpentry: the 'selfsupportingframework'

      Nora Schmidt

      06.10.2010

      Recently, carpentry-oriented joinery has been enjoying a renaissance thanks to the increased use of CNC-driven manufacturing techniques – even connecting parts can be produced in a number of geometric variations and cost efficiently at that.

      More

      Concrete in Architecture (1): a material both stigmatised ...

      Susanne Fritz

      04.10.2010

      Almost no other material manages to carry such contradictory associations. Stigmatised on the one hand, celebrated on the other, it evokes highly diverse reactions. The word 'concrete' was used for the first time in 1750 by Bernard Forêst de

      More

      Herbal Architecture

      Susanne Fritz

      14.04.2010

      The Hanging Gardens of Babylon went down in history as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Vertical gardens were then, as they still are today, signs of innovative architecture.

      More

      MADE Milan - Materials Report Part 3/3

      Susanne Fritz

      22.02.2010

      Day three of research at the MADE fair took the Architonic Team even deeper into the Milan exhibition halls, temporary home of a seemingly inexhaustible amount of exciting materials and products.

      More

      MADE Milan - Materials Report Part 2/3

      Susanne Fritz

      19.02.2010

      Here are our discoveries from the second day of the MADE expo in Milan, the fair that makes every materials fetishist's heart beat faster.including ours.

      More

      MADE Milan - Materials Report Part 1/3

      Susanne Fritz

      14.02.2010

      MADE 2010, short for Milano Design Architettura Edilizia, took place at the city's trade-fair grounds, wowing visitors with an exciting exhibition of building and other materials. Because of the wealth of materials on show, which we gathered over

      More

      Swissbau 2010, Basel: Architonic selects the best materials ...

      Susanne Fritz

      30.01.2010

      Architonic recently visited the Swissbau 2010 expo in Basel, whose focus this year was on sustainability. From the mass of exhbitors, we've selected our favourites for you, scrutinising their innovative, technological and architectural qualities.

      More

      Material Vision 2009

      Sebastian Bäthies

      22.11.2009

      Innovative materials for designers, architects and product developers

      More

      Feeling Felt

      Nils Becker

      28.07.2009

      Felt is a material which is experiencing a renaissance. Not just in fashion but nowadays also in product design and architecture, more and more creative spirits are exploiting the potential of this material.

      More

      3form case studies

      NoéMie Schwaller

      20.07.2009

      Refurbishing the Alice Tully Hall (built 1969) in the Licoln Center, New York, presented a unique challenge for the U.S. company 3form.

      More

      ComplexCity

      NoéMie Schwaller

      03.07.2009

      ComplexCity is an exploration to find a concealed aesthetic by using the pattern formed by the city's roads, which have been growing and evolving randomly through time.

      More

      Angst im Dunklen?

      NoéMie Schwaller

      09.06.2009

      More

      Datenbank zum Anfassen

      Sebastian Bäthies

      07.05.2009

      Ein Archiv spezieller Art wurde jüngst mit dem Materialarchiv ins Leben gerufen. Das Materialarchiv ist eine Symbiose aus Online-Datenbank und einer Materialsammlung zum Anfassen als auch des haptischen Erlebens von Werkstoffen.

      More

      Interieur / Exterieur

      NoéMie Schwaller

      24.03.2009

      Nya Nordiska, a leading international textile company based in Dannenberg, North Germany, whose early stages were strongly influenced by Scandinavian design, recently received a highly unusual enquiry from the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.

      More

      The new materiality of shadows

      Susanne Fritz

      23.03.2009

      For hundreds of years artists and architects have been fascinated by cast shadows and perspective – the two shaping factors of spatial representation. Today the direct control of production machinery by means of digital design tools imparts an

      More

      sweet hope

      NoéMie Schwaller

      18.03.2009

      Sweet Hope is a curtain fabric, designed by the acclaimed Japanese designer Akira Minagawa. Ideal for offices, it offers superb heat and light regulation properties.

      More

      Ceramic Tiles of Italy. A Natural Beauty

      NoéMie Schwaller

      02.03.2009

      From 22 to 27 April 2009 the aesthetic quality and cutting-edge technology of Italian ceramics will be the main focus of the image show “Ceramic Tiles of Italy. A Natural Beauty”.

      More

      Materiology

      Susanne Junker

      17.02.2009

      This is an exciting and stimulating book which is both an enjoyable read and a detailed and accurate work of reference!

      More

      Zumtobel Highlights Show

      NoéMie Schwaller

      22.12.2008

      The Zumtobel Highlights Show has been kicked off on 2 September, which marked the beginning of a 23,000 kilometer journey for the product innovations.

      More

      Polyhydroxybutyrates (PHB) reinforced by nano particles

      Sascha Peters

      05.12.2008

      As a result of diminishing resources and rising prices the age of oil is drawing to a close. Accordingly there is increasing interest in renewable raw materials as alternative sources.

      More

      «Design as Italian Value»

      NoéMie Schwaller

      26.11.2008

      Ceramic tiles as wall decoration were brought to southern Europe by the Moors and the first European ceramics industry was to be found in the Roman Empire. It is therefore not surprising that the most important trade fair for the ceramics industry

      More

      Translucent insulated glass

      Sascha Peters

      17.09.2008

      The extension to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City is an impressive example of the use of translucent but opaque glass facades.

      More

      Tactile Legerity

      NoéMie Schwaller

      27.08.2008

      Cork enables innovative production methods and new ways of interaction with the environment. Widely praised as a pioneering force in green trends, this tactile and unconventional material.

      More

      Polycarbonate goes Olympic

      Sascha Peters

      18.08.2008

      The locations for the competitions in this summer's Olympic Games in China had to meet a range of criteria.

      More

      Fashionable Technology

      Susanne Junker

      12.06.2008

      Sabine Seymour, who among other things lectures at the Parsons New School for Design, New York, has put together a collection of products and materials which looks at the close interlinking of fashion, design, technology and science.

      More

      Planilum

      Architonic

      28.05.2008

      The electric light bulb has had its day. Ecological and energy-efficient illuminants such as LEDs or OLEDs are becoming more and more attractive to the consume.

      More

      Duke Ellington meets King Midas

      Susanne Junker

      01.04.2008

      Sprayed-on metal skin for seamless and geometrically complex metal surfaces

      More

      Materialica

      Christiane Sauer

      28.02.2008

      The tenth MATERIALICA in Munich focused specifically on design. For the fifth time the fair presented the Materialica Design + Technology Award to outstanding and innovative performance in the fields of design or engineering.

      More

      MaterialVision

      Christiane Sauer

      25.02.2008

      Innovative materials inspire designers and architects to create ever new products and applications. This was demonstrated at the end of 2007, when the latest developments in the field of new production and surfacing materials were presented at two

      More

      Notes on "Brick: the Exhibition"

      Christiane Sauer

      03.01.2008

      The European Ceramic Workcenter (.ekwc) in the Netherlands regards itself as an international workshop facility and provides designers, artists and architects with the opportunity to carry out technical and artistic experiments using ceramics and

      More