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    50 Shades: Linea Light Group

    Brand story

    Shonquis Moreno

    28.09.2016

    Leading contract-lighting manufacturer LINEA LIGHT GROUP boasts an enviable catalogue of reference projects that turn up the inspirational wattage.

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    Where the hell did poetry go?: Hind Rabii

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    27.09.2016

    Moroccan-born, Belgian-based industrial designer HIND RABII gets all lyrical about light.

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    Christian Wassmann: Cosmic Modernist

    TLmag

    23.09.2016

    Christian Wassmann’s New York studio is something of a cabinet of curiosities. On one wall hang site models oriented in the direction of true north. Other models fill various corners and surfaces throughout the SoHo loft. Sketches, renderings and

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    Sweet and Lowdown: Flexform's timeless Groundpiece sofa

    Brand story

    Bethan Ryder

    18.09.2016

    One of dozens of collaborations between Italian brand FLEXFORM and Milan-based architectural grandee Antonio Citterio, the Groundform sofa celebrates 15 years of low-slung, informal relaxation.

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    Material Tendencies: Konstantin Grcic

    Anita Hackethal

    17.09.2016

    Konstantin Grcic is renowned for the precision, care, and formal rigour he brings to the design process. His work expresses, above all, simplicity and functionality.

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    Good Vibrations: new concert halls

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    16.09.2016

    Live performance in the age of digital reproduction is far from dead, as a string of new commanding concert halls and music venues from around the world prove. Encore!

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    Zilla Leutenegger – Kunst als Fragezeichen

    Karin Frei Rappenecker

    16.09.2016

    Das Zusammenspiel von Kunst und Architektur wurde in dieser Rubrik bisher aus Betrachterperspektive beschrieben. Wie steht es aber um den Blickwinkel, den Künstler und Architekten auf diese Kombination haben? In den folgenden Ausgaben werden wir uns

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    Jori: redefining comfort

    Brand story

    Bethan Ryder

    14.09.2016

    For over 50 years the Belgian manufacturer Jori has been making furniture which takes the stress out of everyday situations for its owners.

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    Nothing to fear for an engineer

    Klaus Leuschel

    13.09.2016

    Those looking for great and inspiring engineering solutions need to have an almost naive belief that anything is possible.

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    ARCHITONIC SPECIAL CERSAIE 2016

    Architonic

    13.09.2016

    On the occasion of the Cersaie in Bologna, 26–30 September 2016, we are continuing our Architonic Trend Analysis series and introducing the top brands in the industry to you here.

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    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.

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    USM: The world is a (steel) sphere

    Brand story

    Alex Bradley

    09.09.2016

    For over 50 years, the Swiss manufacturer USM has set the standard for premium-quality, simple, flexible furniture with its modular Haller System.

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    Material Tendencies: Giulio Iacchetti

    Anita Hackethal

    08.09.2016

    Giulio Iacchetti likes to invent new objects that link to what already exists in people’s minds, yet not losing the element of surprise.

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    ARCHITONIC TOP 20 DESIGNERS + BRANDS IN UK

    Architonic

    02.09.2016

    To mark this year's edition of the London Design Festival, we've compiled – as part of our ongoing Architonic Trend Analysis series – a Top 20 listing of UK-based brands and designers.

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    Olgiati’s Purity

    TLmag

    01.09.2016

    Valerio Olgiati’s architecture is all about purity. It embodies a purity of form, of material, of light and of aesthetic experience. The structures that he and his atelier design are striking. For students of architecture, they are textbook

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    Poetic Shopping: Aesop designs the retail experience

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    30.08.2016

    When it comes to creating unique, design-led retail experiences, skincare brand Aesop has it in the bag.

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    Why Tschumi Matters

    TLmag

    29.08.2016

    In architecture, there is a fear of “theory.” Ever since the end of the Critical Project in the 1990s, many in the discipline have backed away from directly engaging with social and political thought...

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    Ruedi Baur: Swiss Graphic Design – Past, Present and ...

    TLmag

    28.08.2016

    There is one country that has contributed more than any other to the history of graphic design, which became an official discipline at the start of the 20th century. The country in question has a multi-faceted identity and is pacifist and rather

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    Coasting It: beach-house architecture

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    22.08.2016

    When it comes to building types for aspirational living, nothing quite trumps the beach house. The architectural surf’s up!

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    Material Tendencies: Werner Aisslinger

    Anita Hackethal

    22.08.2016

    The experimental use of new materials distinguishes the work of Werner Aisslinger, a designer who likes to dive into different territories and who transforms his discoveries into a new context within the field of design.

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    ARCHITONIC TOP 20 DESIGNERS + BRANDS IN FRANCE

    Architonic

    17.08.2016

    To mark the September edition of Maison&Objet in Paris, which runs from 2 to 6 September, we reveal our latest Architonic ranking – the Top 20 designers and brands based in France, as searched for actively on architonic.com.

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    Material Tendencies: Jean-Marie Massaud

    Anita Hackethal

    16.08.2016

    Jean-Marie Massaud’s work marries, on the one hand, strong high-tech qualities with timeless elegance, lightness and warm comfort on the other.

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    Sefar: Refined lightness

    DETAIL - Zeitschrift für Architektur + Baudetail

    16.08.2016

    Sefar’s premium-quality fabrics, whether used as weather or sun protection, or to improve the lighting situation or room acoustics, optimally combine aesthetic and functional aspects.

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    Retail Detail: 10 outstanding store designs – Part I

    Christian Kuhn

    13.08.2016

    When the going gets tough, the tough get shopping. Architonic offers you 10 of the best retail-design projects internationally to have opened their doors recently to customers in search of unique in-store experiences.

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    Retail Detail: 10 outstanding store designs – Part II

    Christian Kuhn

    08.08.2016

    Shopping can be addictive. This we know. Which is why we're presenting our second installment of some of the best recently completed retail-design projects from across the globe.

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    Next Stop: new bus-station architecture

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    03.08.2016

    Summer's here. Let's take a trip! Traditionally the poor cousin to more grandiose transport-architectural types like airports and railway stations, bus-station design is moving into top gear.

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    Selling Out: retail design on show

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    26.07.2016

    Architonic speaks to Elke Moebius, Director of leading retail trade fair EUROSHOP, about the changing landscape of retail-design exhibition.

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    Material Tendencies: Jaime Hayon

    Anita Hackethal

    25.07.2016

    Jaime Hayon likes to tell stories. Decorative and playful, but in a subtle way, his work reflects his curiosity and joy, informed by an approach that might be described as somewhat naive.

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    Talking Shop: Nendo on retail design

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    14.07.2016

    With a raft of paradigm-shifting retail-design projects to its name, prolific Japanese design studio Nendo is one smart shopper.

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    Dornbracht: The bathroom is taking on new life

    Brand story

    Katharina Sommer

    07.07.2016

    For over 60 years, German fittings manufacturer DORNBRACHT has worked on transforming the bathroom from a functional room to a locus of ritual.

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    A Clean Vision: Alape

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    04.07.2016

    Premium German manufacturer ALAPE, with its innovative approach to design and technology, has been shaping the experience of water in the bathroom since 1896.

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    Skinning up: Old Buildings, New Facades – Part II

    Bettina Krause

    21.06.2016

    It's a wrap. More projects that demonstrate how covering up is the new way to gain exposure.

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    Material Tendencies: Marcel Wanders

    Anita Hackethal

    20.06.2016

    Marcel Wander's designs are aimed squarely at the head and the heart. Functional, yet at the same time poetic and entertaining, the Dutch designer never fails to surprise his audience.

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    Skinning Up: Old Buildings, New Facades – Part I

    Bettina Krause

    20.06.2016

    Be it for functional, aesthetic or energy-saving reasons, architects internationally are getting superficial and wrapping up existing structures or reworking facades.

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    On the Tiles: FAP Ceramiche’s Roma collection

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    14.06.2016

    The past meets the present in leading Italian porcelain-tile manufacturer FAP CERAMICHE’s new Roma collection, which marries classical design elegance with contemporary technology.

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    Curves Ahead: Erik Bagger

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    09.06.2016

    Danish brand Erik Bagger is nothing if not consistent. The organic language of its glass and tableware finds new expression in its furniture designs.

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    Campfire Stories

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    06.06.2016

    It's often said that good design is legible design – objects that communicate their use and their usefulness. In the case of premium woodburning-stove manufacturer HARRIE LEENDERS, there's a compelling story behind many of the products, too.

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    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?

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    The Taste of Technology

    Brand story

    Giovanna Dunmall

    31.05.2016

    Premium Italian kitchen brand VALCUCINE has been a market leader for years, innovating in kitchen design that marries discreet technology with quality surfaces and considered materials.

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    Curtain Up: Architonic’s new online shop software goes ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    31.05.2016

    Designed specifically for textiles retailers and interior designers, the Architonic-developed Online Shop Module creates exciting new opportunities in e-commerce

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    Danish Delight

    Brand story

    Tom Morris

    29.05.2016

    Family-run lighting brand DARØ from Denmark creates lighting products that continue to work when they're switched off. Enlightening stuff.

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    Architonic Speakeasy Disco Night in NYC 2016

    Anita Hackethal

    29.05.2016

    Architonic once again was hosting its Speakeasy night in New York, on the occasion of the ICFF, North America's big-top international design event.

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    Love You Long Time

    Brand story

    Clare Dowdy

    25.05.2016

    With its proven track record of developing products that attest to an impeccable consideration of technology, materials, function and longevity, it's no surprise that ARPER's designs have a habit of becoming instant classics.

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    Against the Grain

    Brand story

    Aljoscha Weskott

    23.05.2016

    Wood needs time and a deep understanding of its materiality to truly reveal its innate beauty. TRAPA invests not only these, but also top-notch craftsmanship, in its products, which marry the contemporary and the functional with the compellingly

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    Going Ape: new zoo architecture

    Katharina Sommer

    23.05.2016

    Building for zoo animals is no easy task. It means designing complex facilities to ensure that diverse species are appropriately housed, while also creating an attractive, immersive experience for visitors.

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    Kitchen Stories

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    18.05.2016

    Recent years have seen the kitchen become the non plus ultra of socialising spaces within the domestic sphere. Such a development is in no small part thanks to premium manufacturer ARCLINEA, which delivers kitchen environments that make you linger

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    Designing Detroit: How Motown rediscovered its Mojo

    Shonquis Moreno

    17.05.2016

    Long the poster boy for industrial collapse and urban decay, Detroit is back on its feet, using design as one of the main drivers of its new self-imagining.

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    Architonic and Interior Design join forces

    Architonic

    17.05.2016

    Two authorities on products, interiors, design and architecture join forces to take the global lead in product search, a significant new partnership.

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    Back in Brooklyn

    Shonquis Moreno

    16.05.2016

    (In English only) The NYC design borough that’s still mixing things up.

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    Revolutionary Cells

    Shonquis Moreno

    10.05.2016

    In spite of its rich heritage, premium lighting brand REGGIANI is looking to the future, with innovation, style and dragonfly eyes.

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    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.

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    Material Tendencies: Karim Rashid

    Anita Hackethal

    04.05.2016

    Whether it is a space, product, fashion item or an ornamentation, Karim Rashid’s work is very distinctive: an ultra-bright empire of colour and organic shapes.

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    Smart Homes

    Katharina Sommer

    03.05.2016

    Digital technology is becoming increasingly embedded in the architectural fabric of the home. Sometimes foregrounded, occasionally centre-stage, but mostly taking an almost invisible back-seat.

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    Have a Seat

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    27.04.2016

    A combination of skillfully combined materials such as plastic, wood and metal make PEDRALI's contract-furniture collection functional and versatile like no other.

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    Material Tendencies: Jasper Morrison

    Anita Hackethal

    25.04.2016

    Fresh back from Milan Design Week, with pockets full of news and valuable insights, we start off with this exclusive interview with Jasper Morrison. Continuing our series of articles on Material Tendencies, we spoke to the British designer who has

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    Steamy Windows

    Brand story

    Ulrich Büttner

    25.04.2016

    V-ZUG, the Swiss market leader in household appliances, has spent the last 100 years turning the marriage of precision, longevity and innovative technology with elegant forms and surfaces into a veritable artform. Swiss understatement at its best.

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    German engineering meets American design

    Brand story

    Katharina Sommer

    19.04.2016

    RICHARD NEUTRA made his name as an architect of modern Californian homes, yet is relatively unknown as a designer of furniture. His furniture designs, which long lay dormant in the archives of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), are

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    The Wild One

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    14.04.2016

    Materials are anything but immaterial to KARPENTER – the Indonesian-based design brand that in the few short years since its launch has managed to claim a convincing stake at the table of manufacturers who truly understand the critical relation

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    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

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    Zaha Hadid (1950–2016)

    Klaus Leuschel

    06.04.2016

    Respected design critic and curator Klaus Leuschel pays a personal tribute to the Baghdad-born architect who, despite her non-establishment profile, would go on to become one of industry’s most influential and paradigm-shifting grandees.

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    Touch Wood

    Brand story

    Bethan Ryder

    04.04.2016

    Premium Italian design brand PEDRALI is celebrating ten years of its pioneering wood division, which sees the combination of traditional carpentry skills with innovative production techniques, as perfect as a dovetail joint. Maximum stability with

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    ARCHITONIC TOP 200 DESIGNERS 2015

    Architonic

    30.03.2016

    Ranging from living legends to young talents who are already having an impact on the market: Architonic’s new Top 200 Designers ranking foregrounds the most popular designers and architects that users of architonic.com have actively searched for

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    Material Tendencies: Michele de Lucchi

    Anita Hackethal

    30.03.2016

    The work of Italian architect and designer Michele de Lucchi reflects his enquiring mind and breadth of interest. His portfolio includes a number of private and public projects in the fields of architecture, technology, design and crafts.

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    The Revenant

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    30.03.2016

    Hear the name RICHARD NEUTRA and you’d be forgiven for thinking first and foremost of the legendary Austrian-American architect’s sun-kissed Californian villas. But, as premium German furniture manufacturer VS highlights through a unique staging,

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    Material Tendencies: Doshi Levien

    Anita Hackethal

    22.03.2016

    The work of London-based design practice Doshi Levien celebrate a hybrid of different worlds, bringing together cultural diversity and showing the interplay between industrial design and traditional craftsmanship.

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    Der Genius Loci und die temporäre Kunst

    Karin Frei Rappenecker

    22.03.2016

    (German only) Kunst im öffentlichen Raum mag die Wahrnehmung eines Orts verändern. Idealerweise bei jeder Begegnung mit dem Werk. Was passiert aber wenn die Kunst nicht mehr da ist?

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    Leather Seen

    Brand story

    Giovanna Dunmall

    20.03.2016

    Move aside perfection. Here comes authenticity. ALPHENBERG, premium producer of leather flooring and wall coverings, has become the go-to partner for high-end contract and private projects internationally looking for an injection of warmth, character

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    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

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    Guggenheim Helsinki: Art to light up the city

    TLmag

    09.03.2016

    It was one of the highest-profile competitions of the past few years and for a relatively unknown studio to come out on top was a surprise and a welcome change from the usual starchitects that dominate the international circuit.

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    The Enlightenment

    Brand story

    Giovanna Dunmall

    07.03.2016

    Somewhere between pop culture, childhood memory and philosophy lies In-es.artdesign, whose highly sculptural lighting products – as the brand name would suggest – are as functional in design terms as they are expressive as art pieces.

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    Zen architecture: Eurasian Serenity

    TLmag

    02.03.2016

    With Tadao Ando’s Vitra Campus conference pavilion gleaming in the mind, deeper research reveals that Zen architecture has become something entirely different than Zenshūyo (Zen) – the Japanese Buddhist style derived from Chinese Song Dynasty

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    Material Tendencies: Front

    Anita Hackethal

    29.02.2016

    Swedish design duo Front realise their fantasies by creating design objects that are often surprising and somewhat irritating at first sight.

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    Architonic Top 20 Lighting Brands 2015

    Architonic

    29.02.2016

    On the occasion of the Light+Building 2016 in Frankfurt, taking place from March 13-18th, we are following up with Architonic’s ranking of the Top Brands, this time drawing special attention to the big hitters when it comes to Lighting Brands.

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    Storytelling Asia: Neri & Hu

    TLmag

    24.02.2016

    Architects, designers, entrepreneurs, based between Shanghai and London, Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu are devoted to their multi-faceted projects, ranging from interiors to designing products and architecture for public or private use. TLmag had the

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    Material Tendencies: Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby

    Anita Hackethal

    22.02.2016

    Established in 1996, British design duo Barber & Osgerby have worked across a variety of disciplines, including industrial design, interiors, architecture and site-specific installations.

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    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!

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    Modern Talking

    Brand story

    Bethan Ryder

    18.02.2016

    Having established itself, through its collaboration with an impressive international cohort of designers, as a premium accessories brand, MENU’s highly considered, new Modernism Reimagined collection successfully positions the high-end Danish

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    The Living Kitchen

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    16.02.2016

    When premium kitchen brand FRANKE KITCHEN SYSTEMS decided to develop Frames by Franke, the market’s first-ever total product line, they didn’t skimp on quality or performance. Things are definitely cooking.

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    The TIGrr in Paris

    TLmag

    11.02.2016

    After Indochina, Megève and Saint-Tropez, the TIGrr has come to Paris. Certain bars and restaurants are more conducive to meetings and rare moments that become precious memories over time. TEXT BY JEAN-PHILIPPE PEYNOT

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    Working It: Workplace Strategy Expo, Zurich

    Katharina Sommer

    08.02.2016

    The modern world of work is in a process of constant change. Workplace Strategy Expo, being held in Zurich on 12 and 13 April 2016, offers ways of ensuring that our working environments are fit to meet the new challenges they face, thanks to its

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    WorkOf x Architonic – Light + Ladder

    WorkOf

    27.01.2016

    In a sun-filled loft on the Greenpoint waterfront, Farrah Sit and her team are quietly building the business that she always aspired to work at. This required a decisive returning to making and culminated with the launch of her eponymous brand Light

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    Architecture Iran

    Dominic Lutyens

    26.01.2016

    With Iran coming in from the cold, as it were, the heat is definitely on in terms of its architectural scene. Then again, many argue that the straitened era of sanctions has itself provided fertile creative ground for young Iranian architects.

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    Material Tendencies: Eugeni Quitllet

    Anita Hackethal

    26.01.2016

    Describing himself as a ‘Disoñador’, a combination of the Spanish words designer and dreamer, Eugeni Quitllet likes to enter another dimension when designing objects and furniture. He believes that there should always be something magical in the

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    Kunst zum Abfliegen und Ankommen

    Karin Frei Rappenecker

    26.01.2016

    (German only) Flughäfen sind Durchgangsstationen und damit eigentliche Unorte – ohne Geschichte und ohne Identität. Kunst in Flughäfen hat das Potenzial, ihnen eine solche zu verleihen. Mit eindrücklicher Wirkung – bis in die Filmwelt.

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    WorkOf x Architonic – Patrick Weder

    WorkOf

    26.01.2016

    Swiss born, but undeniably a New Yorker, Patrick Weder operates at the highest level of craftsmanship. A tenured designer with an enviable and growing list of dedicated clients his work is all about materials, precision and time.

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    Bathrooms as art

    Brand story

    Anderson-Frank Lachlan

    25.01.2016

    In Italy, the design of a bathroom and its fixtures is an art. But the luxury Italian sanitaryware producer CERAMICA FLAMINIA combines both design and performance, working with many of the world’s greatest creative talents including Nendo, Jasper

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    Coming Full Circle

    Brand story

    Ulrich Büttner

    25.01.2016

    Suspended ceilings made of mineral fibre-panels traditionally finish their life cycle on the rubbish tip. However, mineral-tile producer and market leader OWA, based in Amorbach, Germany, has developed a process for reclaiming and completely

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    WorkOf x Architonic – Greenpoint Studio Tours: Bower

    WorkOf

    25.01.2016

    Tammer Hijazi and Danny Giannella, the design duo behind acclaimed Brooklyn studio Bower, are doing their own thing. In a day and age when everyone has access to everything it’s a tall order to find truly original design and they deliver time and

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    WorkOf x Architonic – Caroline Z Hurley

    WorkOf

    21.01.2016

    Walk into Caroline Hurley’s new Greenpoint Atelier on any given day of the week and try to decipher what the space is. Part studio, part showroom, gallery and community gathering space the list goes on and on…

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    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

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    Back to the Future

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    17.01.2016

    All good things come to those who wait. Design legend Ettore Sottsass may have left us, but, thanks to global design brand KARTELL, a completely new collection of striking accessories authored by the maestro himself is being launched this month.

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    Welcome to the design lab

    Brand story

    Giovanna Dunmall

    15.01.2016

    As much a long-term research project and lifestyle philosophy as it is a brand, AMURA, launched in 2015, is committed to marrying affordability with Italian quality, underpinned by second-to-none upholstery craftsmanship.

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    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

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    Going Straight

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    07.01.2016

    When a visionary, game-changing design needs a reboot to respond to the evolving needs of the market, consideration and perfect execution are called for. Here’s the story of how ADECO’s innovative RADAR shelving system made a striking comeback.

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    Architonic Market Report 2015

    Architonic

    15.12.2015

    Architonic continuously checks the pulse of the markets. Our team visited the key trade shows and design events this autumn to meet the top design brands.

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    Feeding off the Past

    Dominic Lutyens

    15.12.2015

    An international trend for new restaurants occupying converted spaces that retain key aspects of their original interior-architectural fabric sees diners dining out on past architectural glory.

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