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Creating an oasis of wellbeing with Flou

Brand story

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.

Milan Design Week: DAAily fair and city guides available now

James Wormald

16.05.2022

Take our hand, as Designboom, Architonic and ArchDaily guide you through both the fair and the city before and during Milan Design Week. Find out where to find the best products, people and parties.

NOA's ultra-modern vision of outdoor living

Brand story

Sisse Bro

11.05.2022

At a prime location in the middle of Belgium, an original concept has taken form, as NOA Outdoor Living invites professionals to experience outdoor design in an entirely different way.

Bring kitchens to life with open storage products

James Wormald

02.05.2022

Making contemporary appliances, cookware, tableware and artisanal ingredients more visible and accessible, open kitchen storage puts an end to the kitchen design cover-up.

'The best products use two materials, maximum': ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

28.04.2022

Monica Armani discusses the materiality of outdoor furniture: 'There are many secrets that everyone working in the outdoor market knows.' Watch the video to learn more…

'You shouldn't socially engineer outdoor space too ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

27.04.2022

Christina Seilern of Studio Seilern Architects discusses giving outdoor public spaces multiple characters: 'People will use it the way they want to.' Watch the video to learn more…

'Outdoor furniture is now made like cars': Patrick ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

26.04.2022

Patrick Jouin of Patrick Jouin iD introduces the hardwearing comfort of new outdoor materials: 'We have fabric that can resist the sun and the rain, that is so sensual.' Watch the video to learn more…

Furns: designing for nature and nurture in urban spaces

Brand story

Emma Moore

26.04.2022

Dutch urban-furniture specialist Furns' modular and sustainable outdoor products help architects and planners to create public spaces that not only benefit local communities but the environment, too.

'There are almost no borders anymore in terms of ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

25.04.2022

Luca Nichetto of Nichetto Studio discusses designing for outdoor as if it were indoor: 'You can take a sofa that is designed for outdoor and put it in your living room.' Watch the video to learn more…

Making a splash: waterside properties with their own pool

James Wormald

25.04.2022

These waterside vacation properties bring the tranquillity of their natural surroundings right up to the back doorstep, for a relaxing, outdoor atmosphere that can be enjoyed from the comfort of home.

Nine projects with sunken living zones

James Wormald

21.04.2022

By surrounding users with the comforting permanence of the ground, these six projects from across the world create intimate sunken living spaces that hold us in a supportive embrace.

Room to dine under the stars with Fast

Brand story

Emma Moore

21.04.2022

Outdoor dining is the pandemic legacy we are all embracing, and Italian furniture manufacturer Fast has been quick to respond.

Seven projects that use 3D visualisation to give the full ...

James Wormald

14.04.2022

With natural lighting, surfaces and adaptable physics, 3D visualisation uses realism, real-time rendering and VR technology to help clients see plans for real in a virtual world.

How to design your own poolside paradise

James Wormald

12.04.2022

Private pools provide both tranquillity and excitement, literally just outside your back door. But a relaxing pool is useless without the surrounding area to enjoy it.

Bringing the great outdoors inside with cero by Solarlux

Brand story

Barbara Jahn-Rösel

11.04.2022

Bringing the surrounding lake landscape into the interior of a private villa near Potsdam – project architect Bianca Klinger achieved this by making Solarlux's large cero sliding windows an integral part of the building's elaborate glass facade.

Green Furniture Concept: We are the environment we inhabit

Brand story

Emma Moore

08.04.2022

Sweden's Green Furniture Concept creates furniture inspired by nature – reflected not only in its biophilic designs but in the company's sustainable manufacturing practices, too.

Arper's environmental ethos and outdoor seating

Brand story

Architonic

07.04.2022

Italian brand Arper's inviting outdoor furniture collections not only encourage us to spend more time out in the open, its commitment to sustainability also helps to create a better outdoors for us all. Watch the video to find out more…

'We need to learn again about the slowness of ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

04.04.2022

Sebastian Herkner discusses respecting well-designed products: 'It's important to cherish a product, to keep it as an investment.' Watch the video to learn more…

Going underground: ten subterranean building projects

James Wormald

31.03.2022

As space becomes more precious above land, it's a natural response to retreat below. Underground construction opens up new worlds, whether to protect us from the elements or to protect the elements from us.

Around the world with Pedrali's premium outdoor designs

Brand story

Simon Keane-Cowell

29.03.2022

Even as global pandemic restrictions ease, wellbeing continues to take centre stage in the design of shared public spaces. Italian manufacturer Pedrali shows how with their premium outdoor range.

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

Brand story

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.

Petite Friture: bringing panache to patios

Brand story

Emma Moore

28.03.2022

French furniture and home accessories brand Petite Friture is now moving some of its joyful, positive collections outdoors, as it adapts a selection of favourite designs for an exterior context.

Speaking to nature: VOLA

Brand story

Nick Compton

23.03.2022

For a residential project in Iceland with nature, materials and sustainability at its core, architect Palmar Kristmundsson found a kindred spirit in iconic Danish brand VOLA.

Water in public-space architecture

Peter Smisek

23.03.2022

Water, whether river, lake or pool, not only adds playful potential to public-space architecture, it also offers numerous other aesthetic, practical and environmental benefits.

Square deal: new public space design

Alun Lennon

23.03.2022

Public squares remain a symbol of our human need to communally congregate but have also evolved into multifunctional hubs that are more than just places for people to gather.

Build a career with DAAily jobs

James Wormald

17.03.2022

As part of the world’s biggest online network for creatives, DAAily jobs helps talented professionals find their dream job, and world-famous firms find fresh minds.

Bath with a view: eight uncommon places to put the tub

James Wormald

15.03.2022

With plumbing, privacy and functional considerations, bathroom layouts can be hard to plan. A more relaxing soak space remains a possibility, however, with careful bath positioning.

​​‘Everybody has a right to see the stars’: Daan ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

07.03.2022

Daan Roosegaarde of Studio Roosegaarde discusses connecting with our environment by removing design: ‘I realised we have this amazing light performance in the sky – the stars – but we don’t see them anymore.’ Watch the video to learn

Let's go outside with LEYASOL!

FREIFRAU MANUFAKTUR

04.03.2022

Leyasol gets you outdoors for moments of relaxation. Based on the style of the Leya model family, Leyasol is designed for outdoors – and for indoors.

What is biophilic design, and can it save the planet?

James Wormald

01.03.2022

The practice of biophilic design – using plants and green space to improve health and wellbeing – is an important tool, but can it solve the environmental crisis too?

Out with the old, in with the new: five ways to manufacture ...

James Wormald

24.02.2022

The planet we’re on has finite resources. By making new products from old, we stop the rot and start to build back better. Recycled manufacturing has changed the meaning of the words ‘new’ and ‘used’.

Six reasons to build a beautiful balcony

James Wormald

22.02.2022

Balconies provide residents with great views while literally and figuratively looking down on the neighbours, but they also offer numerous other advantages.

The rise and fall of consumerist architecture: ten modern ...

James Wormald

16.02.2022

As the online marketplace takes a stranglehold on bricks and mortar retail, these are the destination super retail structures tempting consumers back to market.

Six ways to design more productive co-working spaces

James Wormald

10.02.2022

Past a certain point, productivity becomes counterintuitive – the more you work, the less you do. But what if we’ve passed it already? The flexible workplace can help us get more done, by doing less.

Discover TrabÀ’s brand new In-Out⎮Side Collections

TrabÀ

09.02.2022

Fresh new collections to fit both indoor and outdoor environments.

How to bring walls to life with three-dimensional solutions

James Wormald

08.02.2022

Say sayonara to smooth painted walls and farewell to flat wallpaper; these are the latest ways to create striking feature walls that literally impose themselves onto interior environments.

'We cannot just base the experience on a chaise ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

08.02.2022

Diego Gronda of Studio Gronda discusses designing for the guest experience and sustainable, adaptable interiors: 'We cannot keep on demolishing structures.'

The switch to outdoor living with Cassina’s Carlotta ...

Brand story

Emma Moore

01.02.2022

Cassina's new Carlotta outdoor armchair by Afra and Tobia Scarpa is the refined partner of the 1967 model of the same name – for outdoor spaces that are as sophisticated and modern as their interior counterparts...

Patricia Urquiola’s Trampoline collection for Cassina is ...

Brand story

Emma Moore

01.02.2022

Patricia Urquiola's Trampoline collection for Cassina was inspired by a trip to Greenland. The result is an outdoor series that reflects a mix of playful childhood dreams and a sustainable spirit...

Sail away with Cassina's Sail Out sofa by Rodolfo ...

Brand story

Emma Moore

01.02.2022

Cassina's Sail Out furniture family designed by Rodolfo Dordoni takes inspiration from 1950s-style holidays and can be flexibly combined for versatile outdoor living...

A light in the dark: six reasons to fill outdoor spaces with ...

James Wormald

27.01.2022

With our increasingly 24-hour lifestyles, exterior environments with the right type and level of light are a growing necessity in home, commercial and public spaces.

Ten house-entrance fittings that make a perfect first ...

James Wormald

25.01.2022

A home’s frontage provides visitors an all-important first look into the residents' character. Here are ten entranceway items that greet guests with style, while still remaining functional.

Minotti brings indoor comfort outside

Brand story

Harriet Thorpe

24.01.2022

Boasting designs by Rodolfo Dordoni, GamFratesi, and nendo, Minotti's 2021 Outdoor Collection offers fluid furniture that seamlessly merges indoor and outdoor spaces.

Top architecture and design trends for 2022

James Wormald

17.01.2022

After the temporary nature of the past year, 2022 will see long-term change take centre stage. From bold palettes and organic materials to functional environments, here’s what’s in store for the year ahead.

Architonic's most-viewed projects of 2021: Hospitality ...

James Wormald

14.01.2022

This eclectic list of Architonic's most-clicked new hotels, restaurants, bars, and public spaces of 2021 prove design-lovers interest in travel hasn't waned over the past year.

Seven Swiss interiors with the best seats outside the house

James Wormald

09.12.2021

The majestic Alpine landscapes of Switzerland combine the traditional with the contemporary in these seven tourist-enticing interiors that focus on their exteriors.

Six of the best adaptive reuse projects that upcycle their ...

James Wormald

02.12.2021

Adaptive reuse is the sustainable face of architecture. This visionary process of architectural alchemy allows cities to thrive and remain relevant, without forgetting their past.

Bover stands for personalisation and adaptability

Brand story

Harriet Thorpe

04.11.2021

‘We really like to learn from designers and innovate accordingly to satisfy their needs. This collaborative process is what creates the result of great lighting in space,’ says Joana Bover.

Endless possibilities with Bover's Skybell system

Brand story

Harriet Thorpe

04.11.2021

The architectural and decorative Skybell system, Bover's most versatile luminaire, is suitable for the residential, commercial and hospitality sectors.

25 years of Mediterranean light from Bover

Brand story

Harriet Thorpe

04.11.2021

Since 1996, Spanish lighting brand Bover has been blending handcrafted production methods with advanced technology to create modern and modular lighting solutions.

Luminous design pieces: how to artistically light a garden

Peter Smisek

21.10.2021

Today's lighting trends go beyond simple fixtures and create sculptural pieces in their own right, lighting exterior spaces in a multitude of exciting ways.

Whatever the weather: MX-3 from Markilux

Brand story

Markus Hieke

08.09.2021

With numerous design options to choose from, the double award-winning MX-3 cassette awning from Markilux provides shade solutions that are tailored to individual needs.

Finding the right mix: Cbdesign

Brand story

Emma Moore

08.09.2021

Cbdesign’s outdoor collections combine aesthetic influences from the past with both natural and innovative synthetic materials, to create an optimised blend of performance and design.

Cliffhangers: homes that hang on in there

Peter Smisek

07.07.2021

Dramatic coastal locations can make for dramatic architectural results – topographic and logistical challenges notwithstanding.

Wanderlust: Derlot

Brand story

Emma Moore

07.07.2021

Close links to the international design community and an adaptable, agile approach allows Brisbane-based furniture brand Derlot to respond to the needs of a global market.

Florim presents EARTHTECH/

FLORIM

29.06.2021

Earth and technology to sustainably build the cities of the future.

Little wonder: Velopa

Brand story

Mareile Morawietz

15.06.2021

Inclusive, ecological and 100 per cent Swiss-made: Toya is Velopa's new bench for public spaces and there’s also a miniature model currently being trialled all over Switzerland...

Architonic Story: BURRI

Brand story

Architonic

10.06.2021

Star of the show: The Stella public-furniture family from Swiss outdoor specialist BURRI has a new addition – a robust, eye-catching, seat-and-table combination called Stella Campus. Watch the video to find out more…

Outdoor Design Week: Overtime!

Simon Keane-Cowell

04.06.2021

Get some bonus outdoor insights from designer Eugeni Quitllet, Martin Rein-Cano from Topotek 1 and CMP Design’s Antonio Pagliarulo and Michele Cazzaniga.

Outdoor Design Week: CMP Design

Simon Keane-Cowell

03.06.2021

‘The design of outdoor furniture must be very, very far from style,’ argue Antonio Pagliarulo and Michele Cazzaniga of CMP Design. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Architonic Story: DEDON

Brand story

Architonic

02.06.2021

In the case of the award-winning MBRACE collection from outdoor furniture experts DEDON, the name says it all. Watch the video to find out more…

Outdoor Design Week: Topotek 1

Simon Keane-Cowell

02.06.2021

‘Public spaces are no longer just for leisure. They're becoming workspaces, productive spaces,’ says Martin Rein-Cano of Topotek 1. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

The Nature of Design: Fast

Brand story

Emma Moore

01.06.2021

Italian manufacturer Fast practises what it preaches: its nature-inspired outdoor furniture is produced with a respect for nature in mind.

Outdoor Design Week: Eugeni Quitllet

Simon Keane-Cowell

01.06.2021

‘Outdoor furniture is like a Land Rover. It's not a Ferrari you keep in the garage and clean every day,’ says Eugeni Quitllet. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Outdoor Design Week: Professional Insights

Simon Keane-Cowell

31.05.2021

Step outside with Topotek 1, Eugeni Quitllet and CMP Design.

Singing in the rain: Morbern Europe

Brand story

James Wormald

27.05.2021

Morbern Europe's all-weather materials withstand the most extreme of applications – just one of the reasons why premium outdoor furniture manufacturer Extremis chose them.

Some like it hot: SPA Deluxe

Barbara Jahn-Rösel

06.05.2021

As more and more saunas move from the basement into the great outdoors, German wellness specialist SPA Deluxe is the expert guide on this hot new garden trend.

Lights out: Luceplan

Brand story

James Wormald

28.04.2021

In collaboration with a host of designers, Italian lighting specialist Luceplan is launching a number of new collections – all designed with more free-flowing indoor/outdoor spaces in mind.

Walk this way: Atlas Concorde

Brand story

James Wormald

21.04.2021

Flooring can be a key tool in visually connecting interiors with outdoor spaces, providing a seamless image. Atlas Concorde shows how.

Architonic Story: Dedon

Brand story

Architonic

09.04.2021

Dedon’s Kida hanging lounge chair cradles comforted users with a single fixed cushion inside an organic, clam-shaped cocoon, complementing its natural environment. Watch the video to find out more.

The ultimate sun block: Renson

Brand story

Harriet Thorpe

08.04.2021

Renson’s range of sun protection solutions not only helps users to stay cool outdoors, they also regulate indoor temperatures by blocking sun rays before they can even hit the glass.

Inside out: Renson

Brand story

Harriet Thorpe

08.04.2021

Aero Skye, the bladed roof solution from outdoor living experts Renson, allows garden spaces to be utilised to their full potential all year round – blending the benefits of nature with indoor comforts.

Making room for nature: Renson

Brand story

Harriet Thorpe

08.04.2021

With its flexible range of products that open up to the outside, specialist in outdoor living concepts Renson creates spaces that encourage and enable users to embrace nature…

Architonic Story: MBM

Brand story

Architonic

30.03.2021

German brand MBM (Münchener Boulevard Möbel) do it all. Their design, development, production and marketing departments all sit under one roof, unlike their broad range of sustainable outdoor furniture.

The green room: Roda

Brand story

Emma Moore

25.03.2021

Under the guidance of its artistic director Rodolfo Dordoni, Italian outdoor-furniture pioneer Roda continues to create collections that are not only super-versatile but also boast increasingly eco credentials.

High-flyer: B&B Italia

Brand story

Harriet Thorpe

25.03.2021

B&B Italia artistic director Piero Lissoni has drawn inspiration from the world of aeronautics for his reduced, lightweight Borea outdoor collection – and its sustainability credentials are lofty, too.

Home game: B&B Italia

Brand story

Harriet Thorpe

25.03.2021

B&B Italia’s new catalogue and video showcase the brand’s new Borea collection in exactly the type of setting it was designed for – architect Piero Lissoni’s own Tuscan terrace.

A concrete answer: Ingrau

Brand story

Mareile Morawietz

17.03.2021

With minimal material thickness, the inLight concrete pendant luminaire – ingrau’s latest creation – achieves maximum impact.

City lights: Bover

Brand story

Harriet Thorpe

15.03.2021

Barcelona-based brand Bover has the Mediterranean in its DNA and its decorative, versatile, robust lighting collections deliver smart solutions for spaces large or small, inside or out – preferably out: it’s Barcelona, after all.

One size fits all: S•CAB

Brand story

Sisse Bro

11.03.2021

Italian brand S•CAB’s new Si-Si chair collection, with its identical seat and backrest elements, offers planners a cost-effective, durable and versatile solution for outdoor environments.

It's elementary: new outdoor furniture from Pedrali

Brand story

Simon Keane-Cowell

08.03.2021

Strong on robustness and comfort, light on optics, new PEDRALI seating for the elements by Patrick Jouin and CMP Design provide flexible content for outdoor contract settings.

Architonic Story: KRISTALIA

Brand story

Architonic

25.02.2021

Italian brand KRISTALIA is blowing its own trumpet about its new Palco outdoor collection – a modular system designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin that combines soft elements with pallet-inspired teak platforms to create super-specifiable seating for

Architonic Story: Pedrali

Brand story

Architonic

24.02.2021

The handwoven polypropylene cord backrest of PEDRALI’s new Panarea outdoor seating collection references traditional Italian craftsmanship, while its visual and physical lightness make it eminently specifiable. Watch the video to find out more...

The ins and outs: Orama Minimal Frames

Brand story

Emma Moore

23.02.2021

ORAMA MINIMAL FRAMES’ window- and door-frame series ZERO° shows how inside and out can be seamlessly merged – even when it comes to more-complex floor plans.

Nurture nature: MUSOLA

Brand story

Jean-Christophe Camuset

18.02.2021

For his nature-inspired Salinas outdoor collection for MUSOLA, designer Santiago Sevillano took a modular approach – offering planners the freedom to recreate their own miniature landscapes with the system’s organic shapes and colours.

Go long: MUSOLA

Brand story

Jean-Christophe Camuset

18.02.2021

Emerging from an environment of weather extremes, durability lies at the heart of Spanish outdoor brand MUSOLA’s collections – from the materials, paints and fabrics chosen, to the techniques used in their manufacture.

The in-crowd: MUSOLA

Brand story

Jean-Christophe Camuset

18.02.2021

Robust enough to handle whatever the elements may throw at it, MUSOLA’s collections are designed to fit seamlessly into indoor spaces too – so, ideal for specifiers in search of versatile furnishing solutions.

Take me out: FERMOB

Brand story

Harriet Thorpe

11.02.2021

Not only have outdoor spaces evolved, the demands on outdoor design have also increased. And when it comes to outdoor living, Fermob is ready for anything!

Oh, Opaline!: FERMOB

Brand story

Harriet Thorpe

11.02.2021

One of the latest additions to Fermob's colour palette is Opaline green – a light-mint tone that’s particularly powerful for creating a diversity of moods in outdoor furniture.

Joie de vivre: FERMOB

Brand story

Harriet Thorpe

11.02.2021

Creating happiness through colour, comfort through form and lightness through function – this is what French outdoor brand Fermob is all about.

PUBLIC SPACE DESIGN WEEK: GRIMSHAW ARCHITECTS

Simon Keane-Cowell

09.02.2021

'The spaces between buildings are more important to a city than the buildings themselves,' argues Neill McClements, partner at Grimshaw Architects. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

11 Rules for Creating Vibrant Public Spaces

ArchDaily

09.02.2021

PUBLIC SPACE DESIGN WEEK: Real-world case studies you need to know for the spaces that glue us together.

PUBLIC SPACE DESIGN WEEK: PROFESSIONAL INSIGHTS

Simon Keane-Cowell

08.02.2021

Watch Grimshaw Architects, MVRDV, OMA and Zaha Hadid Architects!

The sky's the limit: MINOTTI

Brand story

Harriet Thorpe

28.01.2021

The Italian brand’s multi-cultural outdoor collection helps articulate the spatial continuity between inside and out. Here’s how...

Architonic Story: FDB Møbler

Brand story

Architonic

26.01.2021

FURNITURE DESIGN WEEK: In creating the new Thomas Alken-designed Sammen outdoor collection, Danish brand FDB Møbler has taken all the trademark qualities of its indoor furniture and added some sunshine. Watch the video to find out more!

The paths to enlightenment: lighting design for landscape ...

Peter Smisek

23.09.2020

Lighting design not only shapes interior spaces, it can also be deployed to lend form and narrative to external, architectural landscapes.

THE WATER WHISPERERS: OASE

Brand story

Barbara Jahn-Rösel

22.09.2020

OASE create impressive productions out of water – everything from spectacular public shows to quiet, meditative spaces in private gardens.