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      Hotel Van der Valk: MOSA

      Mosa

      17.12.2018

      Hotel Van der Valk opts for a warm and natural look, choosing Mosa Solids tiles in 90 x 90 centimetres to complete the picture.

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      My point of view: Jay Osgerby

      Brand story

      Gerrit Terstiege

      11.12.2018

      The Swiss firm SKY-FRAME, the leading international manufacturer of frameless sliding window systems, has launched a new series of video portraits that opens a window into the world of the great contemporary architects and designers.

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      Round the bend: PUREis3 from Interstuhl

      Brand story

      Gerrit Terstiege

      05.12.2018

      With the PUREis3, the German office furniture manufacturer INTERSTUHL is launching an uncomplicated office chair for today's office: flexible in use in almost all office situations, easily adaptable to individual seating preferences and - thanks to a

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      Fertile ground: DOMOTEX 2019

      Brand story

      Katharina Schwarze

      05.12.2018

      When Moses curiously approached the burning bush in the desert, God told him to remove his shoes because he was treading on holy ground. Shoes have a symbolic aspect, in that taking them off puts us in contact with the ground. We are in closer touch

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      New chapters: 6 libraries offering a fresh start

      Brand story

      Jaime Heather Schwartz

      05.12.2018

      Calgary Central Library Calgary, Canada 2018 Snøhetta The Snøhetta- and DIALOG-designed new Calgary Central Library provides spaces for all types of people and activities. Situated in part above a train line, the building features a triple-glazed

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      Alternative facts: imm cologne 2019

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      04.12.2018

      January’s big-top international design fair is as much a platform for new ideas and inspiration as it is a showcase for the latest products.

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      Best in class: New schools have done their homework

      Brand story

      Peter Smisek

      04.12.2018

      All building types respond to societal trends and schools are no exception. No longer vast buildings containing identical classrooms, today’s schools cater to varied requirements, from quiet spaces for individual learning to flexible spaces for

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      A different light: ERCO individual

      Brand story

      Katharina Sommer

      03.12.2018

      With its ERCO individual service, the German specialist for architectural lighting offers comprehensive options for customising its serial-produced products, supporting the development of sophisticated special lighting for a wide variety of projects.

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      Hands-free: GROHE Sensia Arena

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      29.11.2018

      German bathroom and kitchens fitting company Grohe has fused state-of-the-art engineering with traditional Japanese spa culture to dream up the unique Sensia Arena shower-toilet.

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      Blast off!: Kinnarps Space

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      27.11.2018

      Every business has a unique working culture, and therefore needs a workspace that reflects its values and identity. The new Space storage system from Kinnarps is an intelligent modular solution for creating customised office interiors that respond to

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      Catch me if you can: Kinnarps Next Office®

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      27.11.2018

      If there’s one thing Kinnarps has learned from over 75 years specialising in workplace interiors, it’s that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution for the ideal office. The move towards agile working means the best offices are

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      It’s work, but not as we know it: KINNARPS workspace ...

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      27.11.2018

      As workspaces evolve to meet the changing needs of a more mobile and diverse workforce, it can be hard to know what a well-designed office should look like anymore. Fortunately, expert help is at hand in the form of premium Swedish furniture

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      Limited offer: pop-up retail spaces

      Brand story

      Peter Smisek

      22.11.2018

      The way we buy things has changed and online retailers have become a threat to the grandest of department stores as well as to the humblest of high street shops. Increasingly, pop-ups – eye-catching, experiential and temporary – offer an exciting

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      Make sound great again: acousticpearls

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      21.11.2018

      Acoustic-solutions brand acousticpearls offers more than just off-the-shelf, noise-cancelling products. With its expert consultancy, it’s on a mission to make your ears happy.

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      I work, therefore I am: Palmberg

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      21.11.2018

      Long live the office! When designed well – as go-to office manufacturer Palmberg proves – workplaces can enhance the well-being of their users, giving them the flexibility to be themselves.

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      Namaste: India as guest at Ambiente 2019

      Brand story

      Katharina Sommer

      21.11.2018

      Ambiente, the international consumer goods fair, will open its doors once again in February 2019. Some 4,500 exhibitors will be presenting new ideas, trends and products in the fields of Dining, Giving and Living. For the eighth time, Ambiente has

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      Taking the floor: Domotex 2019

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      20.11.2018

      Attended by more than 38,000 international visitors, Domotex is hugely influential in spreading the word about cutting-edge developments in flooring. Helping to articulate these is its extensive programme of talks and lectures held throughout the

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      Step into the frame: Domotex 2019

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      20.11.2018

      The main hub reflecting Domotex’s keynote theme next year — Create‘N’Connect — is the display Framing Trends in Hall 9. This will showcase experimental ideas by manufacturers, interior designers, artists and students who have freely

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      Covering ground: Domotex 2019

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      20.11.2018

      Leading floor covering fair Domotex in Hanover, Germany — held next year from 11 to 14 January 2019 — invites visitors to let go of preconceived ideas about carpets and floors and view them as an arena for boundless creativity. Flooring grounds

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      BIM me up: BIM World MUNICH 2018

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      19.11.2018

      Burly men with sledgehammers and steel lunchboxes, wolf-whistling in hard hats. While this stereotype of the construction industry may be entirely fictional, the building site still seems like the last place to find Silicon Valley tech. While

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      Soft spots: Heimtextil 2019

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      14.11.2018

      When it comes to architecture and specifically interior spaces, we take it almost for granted that the built landscape around us functions as a kind of carapace. Traditionally, hard planes and surfaces define our environments, creating volumes that

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      Office affairs: Pedrali

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      13.11.2018

      They say we form emotional relationships over time with the objects around us. I agree. If, God forbid, I were to be burgled or my apartment building were to burn down, there are definitely a number of furniture pieces that I’d miss desperately. We

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      One of the family: Arper Catifa 46

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      09.11.2018

      Of all Arper’s crisply contemporary designs, its ever-evolving Catifa family is one of its biggest sellers. This leading Italian furniture brand has sold over 2m Catifa 46 chairs since 2011 and, such is the demand for this sleek seating, that the

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      Surfacing: Alape

      Brand story

      Katharina Sommer

      08.11.2018

      Distinguished by their many years of experience in steel processing and expertise in finishes and enamelling, Alape is, however, also driven by a strong innovative spirit. Last year’s launch of the Bicolor and Metallic Dark Iron surfaces was just

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      Main dish: Alape

      Brand story

      Katharina Sommer

      08.11.2018

      It was a small revolution When Alape launched the first 3-millimetre dish basin twenty years ago. Not only did their innovation push the boundaries of what could be achieved with steel as a raw material, but it led to a reinterpretation of the

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      Glaze of glory: Alape

      Brand story

      Katharina Sommer

      08.11.2018

      More than 120 years of experience are behind Alape’s expertise in the use of glazed steel, both in terms of production and functional design. The material, a hallmark of the brand, is characterised by its exceptional robustness, strength and high

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      As above, so below: Benthem Crouwel discuss their new ...

      Brand story

      Jaime Heather Schwartz

      07.11.2018

      Benthem Crouwel Architects started designing the North-South Line stations as early as 1996, so that’s a very long time to work on one project. But because there have been updates to the design right up to the very last stages, we could always use

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      Going underground: new metro stations

      Brand story

      Peter Smisek

      07.11.2018

      Whether you call it the metro, the underground or the subway, there's no doubt that these mostly subterranean railway lines are the most efficient modes of urban public transport. And while it may often seem that structural engineering, safety, and

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      Total recline: Zeitraum

      Brand story

      Brigitte Ulmer

      01.11.2018

      Is it an optical illusion or is this bed actually floating? With its feet set so far inwards the YOMA bed gives the impression that it’s hovering over the floor. Its low frame height is also conspicuously inconspicuous, with the mattress sinking

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      Sitting pretty: ZEITRAUM

      Brand story

      Brigitte Ulmer

      01.11.2018

      A chair isn't just a chair. Its unique character results from a combination of materials, construction and design. So what then could a simple chair look like? One that doesn't go out of its way to attract attention – and yet has a restrained

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      Tell no lies: Zeitraum

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      01.11.2018

      Authenticity and sustainability can be read in the very grain of ZEITRAUM’s timeless, solid-wood-furniture collection.

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      The future is now: Ambiente 2019

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      31.10.2018

      From 8–12 February 2019 the international consumer goods fair AMBIENTE will provide insight into the relevant design trends of the future. Find out now what awaits.

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      It's your turn: GROHE Euphoria SmartControl 260

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      31.10.2018

      The GROHE Euphoria SmartControl 260 shower system is superlative in many ways: it looks stunning, has a range of exceptional features and offers a relaxed and safe showering experience in every respect.

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      Right as rain: GROHE Euphoria SmartControl 310

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      31.10.2018

      "Push, turn, shower”– the stylish Euphoria SmartControl 310 shower system in gleaming chrome offers everything necessary for a spirited shower experience. Tomorrow's shower today GROHE Euphoria SmartControl 310 features two spray patterns on

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      Give me ten: Pedrali, Odo Fioravanti and Jorge Pensi

      Brand story

      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.

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      Old, not obsolete: new care homes

      Peter Smisek

      18.10.2018

      As the number of relatively healthy older adults entering their golden years increases, architects are responding to their needs, designing care homes that offer residents more self-sufficiency and ways to stay active.

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      Build me up: Perkins+Will talk health

      Jaime Heather Schwartz

      18.10.2018

      The interdisciplinary architecture and design firm Perkins+Will is pioneering holistic health initiatives, building spaces that promote wellness for individuals and communities at large.

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      Finders seekers: Ambiente 2019

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      18.10.2018

      Ambiente 2019 invites visitors to explore the latest products from around 4,500 exhibitors and discover the newest trends and talents in the world of international consumers goods with its extensive event programme.

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      Area of influence: Ambiente 2019

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      18.10.2018

      Nicolette Naumann, Vice President Ambiente, speaks about the Frankfurt fair's lasting influence on the world of international consumer goods.

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      Staying one step ahead: Ambiente Trends 2019

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      18.10.2018

      Staying up to date is essential to staying in business so take note as Ambiente Trends 2019 shares the latest, in-depth design trend forecasting research.

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      Let it slide: HAWA Suono

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      17.10.2018

      With HAWA Suono, the Swiss manufacturer HAWA Sliding Solutions opens all (sliding) doors to a life without disturbing noise and odours.

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      Turn on the lights, turn down the noise: Artemide

      Brand story

      Brigitte Ulmer

      15.10.2018

      The iconic Italian lighting manufacturer ARTEMIDE has a solution for loud work environments. Their Acoustic Light series effectively lowers noise level in open-plan offices, making work more stress-free.

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      Tricks of the trade: Downtown Design

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      15.10.2018

      The DOWNTOWN DESIGN Trade Programme offers industry professionals a chance to optimise their time at the fair with the advantage of a tailor-made schedule and exclusive access.

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      Talk of the town: Downtown Design

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      15.10.2018

      The Forum programme of this year's DOWNTOWN DESIGN fair offers insight into the design world's most pressing issues with a line up of talks by international experts.

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      A new design experience: Downtown Design

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      15.10.2018

      This year's edition of DOWNTOWN DESIGN lays down the blueprint for the future of design fairs.

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      More in store: Dieffebi

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      14.10.2018

      With its finger on the pulse of evolving work culture, Italian manufacturer DIEFFEBI has become the go-to producer of modular, architectural storage systems.

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      Going the extra mile: Wonderwall Studios

      Brand story

      Wonderwall Studios

      10.10.2018

      Wonderwall Studios is a creative studio that designs and produces wooden panelling for walls and surfaces. We are all about joyous materials and sustainability through reclamation. Old friends and new acquaintances too, know that we never settle for

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      Get happy: GROHE Euphoria

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      09.10.2018

      GROHE brings a good mood into the bathroom with the innovative Euphoria SmartControl shower system. High-tech showering for simple pleasures at the touch of a button.

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      Close encounters: co-working spaces make contact

      Peter Smisek

      09.10.2018

      The saying 'It's not just a job, it's a lifestyle' takes on a whole new meaning with our latest survey of co-working spaces from around the globe.

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      Ebb and flow: Dornbracht

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      08.10.2018

      Aquamoon from DORNBRACHT makes each encounter with the element of water a unique, personalised experience. Three innovative flow modes allow you to harmonise your shower experience with your mood.

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      Experience Aquamoon: Dornbracht

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      08.10.2018

      With fascinating mood-lighting and three different water flows, DORNBRACHT’s Aquamoon turns showering into a regenerative, sensory experience.

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      Minimal look, maximum effect: Dornbracht

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      08.10.2018

      Having time alone without distraction is crucial to our well-being. Aquamoon from DORNBRACHT offers just that with its minimalist design, which enhances the impact of its holistic water experience.

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      Framework: Fleischer

      Brand story

      Katharina Schwarze

      03.10.2018

      For 50 years FLEISCHER has been manufacturing high-quality furniture that focuses totally on the user. With its new additional FRAME line for workstations, the German manufacturer is facilitating concentrated work at a flexible and easily

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      In perfect form: Flexform

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      01.10.2018

      Nobody combines understated elegance and functionality as naturally as FLEXFORM. The latest collection is an Italian interpretation of Scandinavian mid-century design.

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      A passion for perfection: Züco

      Brand story

      Brigitte Ulmer

      01.10.2018

      ZÜCO, the Swiss manufacturer of high-quality office furniture, expands its Signo swivel chair family with additional models that adapt perfectly to new ways of working.

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      Stacked up: MENU

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      01.10.2018

      In collaboration with Norm Architects and Els Van Hoorebeeck from The Office Group, MENU created the Co Chair, a stackable chair suitable for multi-functional office spaces.

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      Cut out for comfort: MENU

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      01.10.2018

      Take a seat and take time out to enjoy reading or another activity in the Knitting Chair from MENU, a return to Ib Kofod-Larsen's modernist design known for its cut-out elbow rests.

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      Light the way: MENU

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      01.10.2018

      The easy to install TR Bulb from MENU, designed in collaboration with Tim Rundle, features a flexible design that allows it to fit well into a variety of places, both literally and figuratively.

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      Lights up, noise down: Luceplan

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      25.09.2018

      Through research and experimentation, the trend-setting Italian lighting brand LUCEPLAN created their acoustic lighting solutions. The result is a collection of stress-reducing luminaires that not only look good but keep the surroundings sounding

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      I’m ready for my close-up: Falper

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      24.09.2018

      Don’t be fooled by its newly refined brand look. Premium Italian bathroom manufacturer FALPER is more than just a pretty face...

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      Smart before there was smart: The Frankfurt Kitchen

      Jaime Heather Schwartz

      24.09.2018

      Before the smart kitchen came the standardised kitchen. No one did more to shape the landscape of this most-essential of domestic spaces than Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, with her 1926 Frankfurt Kitchen project.

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      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.

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      The one and only: Secto Design relentlessly battles design ...

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      20.09.2018

      It’s time to take back control. SECTO DESIGN makes a stand against illegal design copies.

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      Perfect Finnish: Secto Design’s artisanally produced ...

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      20.09.2018

      The SECTO DESIGN story is as much about production as it is about products, with the brand harnessing the centuries-old tradition of local Finnish woodworking.

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      Mind the gap: the Secto Design story

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      20.09.2018

      Instantly recognisable for their formal elegance and innovative construction, Finnish brand SECTO DESIGN's carefully crafted birchwood lamps have been specified around the globe, in particular for high-end contract settings.

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      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

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      Work the room: ORGATEC 2018

      Brand story

      Katharina Sommer

      18.09.2018

      From 23 to 27 October, Cologne's ORGATEC – the biennial leading trade fair for modern working environments – will open its doors. Under the motto "culture@work", the interplay between people and the workplace will be highlighted and inspirations

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      Designed spaces as canvases: Mosa

      Mosa

      18.09.2018

      The interior design of the apartments and entrance of Alto in Wembley Park focuses on the flow of space, orientation, light, and a palette of high quality materials.

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      Light where you need it: LUCTRA VITAWORK

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      17.09.2018

      With its new VITAWORK floor lamp, the German lighting brand LUCTRA presents a customisable solution that illuminates the entire office space with direct and indirect light.

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      Sense of taste: Christine Kröncke Interior Design

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      12.09.2018

      For more than four decades, Munich-based taste-makers CHRISTINE KRÖNCKE INTERIOR DESIGN have been on a mission for stylish interiors.

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      The Perfectionists: Horgenglarus

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      11.09.2018

      With almost 140 years of fine furniture-making under its belt, it’s safe to say that Swiss manufacturer HORGENGLARUS knows a thing or two about the value of true quality craftsmanship.

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      Wash and Stay: ANTONIOLUPI

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      04.09.2018

      Italian bathroom fitting and furniture brand ANTONIOLUPI's newest ranges continue to bring technological elegance and luxury to the front of the design table.

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      Superfoods: Restaurants serving up a side of nature

      Dominic Lutyens

      03.09.2018

      A raft of recently completed restaurants give new meaning to being on a plant-based diet, with designs that incorporate organic elements or literally merge with nature. So now there's no excuse not to eat (with) your greens.

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      Strong brew: 6 buzzworthy coffee shops

      Jaime Heather Schwartz

      03.09.2018

      Stay awake with a double shot of design from this cohort of new coffee shops around the globe.

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      Smart move: Interstuhl

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      03.09.2018

      The new FlexGrid on INTERSTUHL's JOYCEis3 range provides a healthy seating posture throughout the workday by dynamically responding to the sitter’s every move.

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      The JOYCEis3 is yours: Interstuhl

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      03.09.2018

      When it comes to finding an office chair to suit your individual seating style the JOYCEis3 range from INTERSTUHL offers plenty of choice.

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      In good company: Interstuhl

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      03.09.2018

      For over 50 years INTERSTUHL has continually strived to increase well-being in the workplace.

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      A towel for all times: fouta

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      27.08.2018

      The Swiss luxury brand FOUTA crafts classic Mediterranean towels like those traditionally worn by men and women in the public baths of the 19th century.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      Pumped: gyms that flex their design muscle

      Dominic Lutyens

      21.08.2018

      Fitness studios around the globe are going for the architectural burn.

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      There's an app for that: new smart homes

      Peter Smisek

      07.08.2018

      Equipped with intelligent technologies, the latest cohort of smart homes are opening the door to easier and more efficient living.

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      Facing the future: innovative facades

      Jaime Heather Schwartz

      07.08.2018

      Let’s face it. Sometimes you do judge a book by its cover. And a building by its facade. We bring you a selection of innovation-led architectural show-offs...

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      Perfect taste on tap: GROHE Watersystems

      Brand story

      Katharina Sommer

      01.08.2018

      The revolutionary GROHE Watersystems have finally done away with the two things troubling humanity for thousands of years: carrying drinking water and waiting for it to reach the right temperature. Now filtered, chilled, sparkling, and boiling water

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      Deceptively simple: GROHE Atrio

      Brand story

      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.

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      The new all-arounder: GROHE Atrio

      Brand story

      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.

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      Circle of life: GROHE Atrio

      Brand story

      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.

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      Poland plays to its strengths: Warsaw Home Fair 2018

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      25.07.2018

      Strength! is the theme of Warsaw Home International Interior Design Fair’s third edition and it highlights Poland’s emerging position on the scene.

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      Speaking out on design: Warsaw Home Fair 2018

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      23.07.2018

      Top name guest speakers are just part of the proof Warsaw Home Fair is quickly becoming a significant meeting place for the international design market.

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      High five: 5 residential towers with lofty ideals

      Jaime Heather Schwartz

      19.07.2018

      Combining sustainability with premium amenities, recently completed residential towers give new meaning to living the high life.

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      Size isn't everything: new micro architecture

      Peter Smisek

      19.07.2018

      With the ability to live more sustainably, and just about anywhere, micro homes might just be the solution to really living large.

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      Work it: Orgatec 2018

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      19.07.2018

      With a central theme of "culture@work" this year's ORGATEC, the leading trade fair for the modern working world – held from 23-27 October – presents an extensive programme of events offering a comprehensive look at the future of workplace

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      Good design is heading East: Warsaw Home Fair 2018

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      19.07.2018

      Founder and CEO of Warsaw Home Fair, Kasia Ptak knows how to pique interest in Poland’s potential to be the next hot spot for the international contract market.

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      Well-rounded: GROHE Atrio

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      09.07.2018

      With its uncompromisingly clean lines, GROHE’s newly designed Atrio fittings collection is already a design classic.

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      A change of tune: 6 concert halls with perfect pitch

      Jaime Heather Schwartz

      03.07.2018

      Recent concert hall projects are hitting all the right notes with a mix of intriguing forms and multi-functions that make room to enjoy more than just the music.

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      Falling into place: Interstuhl

      Brand story

      Claudia Simone Hoff

      02.07.2018

      A swivel chair is a swivel chair is a swivel chair, right? Not at all, as shown by the JOYCEis3 by Daniel Figueroa for the German furniture manufacturer INTERSTUHL. Thanks to its innovative modular design, myriad individual combinations are possible.

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      Playtime!: pavilions that push the boundaries

      Peter Smisek

      29.06.2018

      Pavilion projects are like catnip for architects. These often impermanent structures provide the ideal testing ground for new concepts, forms and material expression.

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      The Skin Trade: Cleaf

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      27.06.2018

      There’s a lot to be said for being superficial. CLEAF, the design-meets-technology surfaces manufacturer, has turned it into a veritable artform, as only the Italians know how.

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      Hidden agenda: VOLA

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      25.06.2018

      By seamlessly hiding away the mechanics of their designs the modular components of VOLA’s mixer taps offer endless potential.

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      Fathers of invention: VOLA

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      25.06.2018

      Arne Jacobsen’s clean-lined and uncomplicated HV1 design commissioned by VOLA founder Verner Overgaard was the defining moment for the modern tap.

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      Chest out, head high: the COR ways of sitting

      Brand story

      Norman Kietzmann

      19.06.2018

      When it comes to sitting, what type are you? And what does your sitting style say about you? Are you a self-engrossed sloucher, a boastful alpha male or, possibly, a fearful bunny? This sitting test will tell you.

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      The new naturists: cities go greener

      Peter Smisek

      18.06.2018

      Urban greening projects are breathing new life into global cities by opening up public access to previously underused civic spaces.

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      Tradition and dynamics: MOSA

      Mosa

      13.06.2018

      Frankfurt School of Finance & Management combines tradition and dynamics in unique urban architecture. 

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      Overarching inspiration: Antoniolupi

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      12.06.2018

      Calvi Brambilla transforms ANTONIOLUPI's Milan showroom in the style of a hammam to set the perfect stage for the company's unusual designs.

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      The shape of water: Swarovski

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      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      11.06.2018

      To honour its 15 years of collaboration with Dutch designer Tord Boontje, Swarovski launches the enchanting chandelier collection Luminous Reflections.

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      Laying the foundation: Villeroy & Boch

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      Norman Kietzmann

      06.06.2018

      VILLEROY & BOCH's specialist bathroom furnishings are perfect for specification in kindergarten projects.

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      Curiosity is next to cleanliness: O.novo Kids from Villeroy ...

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      Norman Kietzmann

      06.06.2018

      VILLEROY & BOCH’s O.novo Kids collection helps children grow and learn to trust their instincts- while getting them excited about hygiene.

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      The flush of youth: O.novo Kids from Villeroy & Boch

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      Norman Kietzmann

      06.06.2018

      They say the revolution starts at home, but Villeroy & Boch's O.novo Kids collection makes the case the bathroom can be an important place of learning as well.

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      In the swim of things: new swimming pools

      Peter Smisek

      05.06.2018

      Recently completed pool projects around the globe provide more than a just quick dip. Their bold designs make for an altogether more atmospheric and immersive swim experience.

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      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.

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      A perfect Match: GROHE

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      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.

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      Atlas Concorde offers personalised styles for the home

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      Anna Winston

      29.05.2018

      ATLAS CONCORDE’s offerings allow customers to personalise their home with a selection of tiles that perfectly suit their individual style

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      Atlas Concorde for the hospitality and retail sector

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      Anna Winston

      29.05.2018

      ATLAS CONCORDE’s innovative floor and wall solutions for hospitality and retail spaces create richly immersive, emotional environments.

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      Atlas Concorde: feel-good ambience for wellness environments

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      Anna Winston

      29.05.2018

      ATLAS CONCORDE says relax with their tactile, natural-looking wall and flooring solutions that combine beauty and functional aesthetics.

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      Love in a small Swedish town: Kinnarps

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      Simon Keane-Cowell

      28.05.2018

      Great oaks from little acorns grow. This is the story of how the premium workspace-solutions brand KINNARPS managed to become a global player while staying true to its roots and values.

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      Bring your A Game: Brunner

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      James Wormald

      23.05.2018

      Stacking up literally and figuratively, Jehs+Laub’s A-Chair design for BRUNNER brings style, function and comfort right to your seat.

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      The Enlightenment 2.0: #Pedraligoodideas at Salone del ...

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      Simon Keane-Cowell

      22.05.2018

      Proudly industrial and always premium, Italian furniture and lighting brand PEDRALI put on a show to remember at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan.

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      Parking for the people: new car parks

      Peter Smisek

      22.05.2018

      With design concepts integrating environmental factors, multi-use function and strong aesthetics, today’s car parks are bringing man and machine into better coexistence.

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      Taking it to the next level: Groosman's P+R ...

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      22.05.2018

      When it came to the design of a new park-and-ride facility in the Netherlands, Dutch office Groosman chose to give people and place as much right of way as automobiles.

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      A sit-down affair: Flexform

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      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.

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      Murals Fuse

      Mosa

      16.05.2018

      MOSA presents Murals Fuse, a ceramic series that offers a fresh approach in designing with tiles.

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      An Englishman in New York: Original BTC

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      Dominic Lutyens

      15.05.2018

      Firmdale Hotels commissioned ORIGINAL BTC to create a customised version of its Pillar Light for the Whitby Hotel in New York. I think the Sting song title works well.

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      In the spotlight: Original BTC at ICFF

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      Dominic Lutyens

      15.05.2018

      Fusing classic forms with the contemporary, ORIGINAL BTC exhibits newly launched products at this year’s ICFF in New York.

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      Keeping the light on: Original BTC

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      Dominic Lutyens

      15.05.2018

      With innovative designs and a strong interest in preserving traditional craft, Original BTC is a shining example of British-made design.

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      The Experimenters: Antoniolupi

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      Dominic Lutyens

      15.05.2018

      For the last 60 years, the innovative Italian bathroom manufacturer ANTONIOLUPI continues to surprise with their unconventional concepts that question existing design stereotypes.

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