Results: 145

'If you make a product, but as a company don't ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

25.06.2021

Sustainability Design Week: The Dutch designer talks plastic, greenwashing and why he's never short of apples.

'We need to stop lying and be more transparent': ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

24.06.2021

Sustainability Design Week: Andrea Rossi of Mario Cucinella Architects talks 3D-printed buildings and more.

'I'm an optimist. I don't think you can be a ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

23.06.2021

Sustainability Design Week: Discover what's really at stake for design innovator Yves Béhar of fuseproject.

'We don't talk about sustainability, we just do ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

22.06.2021

Sustainability Design Week: Kim Nielsen explains how the research-led, Danish-founded practice has sustainability and circularity running through its veins.

Sustainability Design Week: 3XN Architects, Mario Cucinella ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

21.06.2021

What does sustainability mean and how can it be achieved? Four leading expert-thinkers and practitioners cut through the greenwashing.

A question of style: Christine Kröncke Interior Design

Brand story

Barbara Jahn-Rösel

04.06.2021

Never about fashion, but always about style – just what architects and interior designers have always appreciated about working with Christine Kröncke Interior Design.

Flooring Design Week: Overtime!

Simon Keane-Cowell

21.05.2021

Get some bonus flooring insights from Jan Parth of David Chipperfield Architects, Peter Ippolito from Ippolito Fleitz Group and MACH Architektur’s David Marquardt.

Flooring Design Week: MACH Architektur

Simon Keane-Cowell

20.05.2021

‘The floor is the foundation of any design in the end,’ says David Marquardt of MACH Architektur. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Flooring Design Week: Ippolito Fleitz Group

Simon Keane-Cowell

19.05.2021

‘A surface is always the last touchpoint of a proof of concept,’ says Peter Ippolito of Ippolito Fleitz Group. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Flooring Design Week: David Chipperfield Architects

Simon Keane-Cowell

18.05.2021

‘The installation of flooring on site is when the project becomes a real building,’ says Jan Parth of David Chipperfield Architects. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Flooring Design Week: Professional Insights

Simon Keane-Cowell

17.05.2021

Jan Parth from David Chipperfield Architects, Peter Ippolito of Ippolito Fleitz Group, and MACH Architektur's David Marquardt share some thoughts on the ground beneath our feet.

An interview with Helmut Jahn

ArchDaily

12.05.2021

In 2018, architect and writer Vladimir Belogolovsky spoke with Helmut Jahn for ArchDaily about his life and work.

Architect Helmut Jahn dies at 81

Simon Keane-Cowell

11.05.2021

The renowned German-American architect, known in particular for his high-rise and airport projects, is killed in a tragic accident in Chicago.

Textile Design Week: Overtime!

Simon Keane-Cowell

07.05.2021

Get some bonus textile insights from Hella Jongerius, Sevil Peach and Cristian Zuzunaga.

Textile Design Week: Cristian Zuzunaga

Simon Keane-Cowell

06.05.2021

‘Textile designers are too deep into the process. I prefer not to know much,’ says Cristian Zuzunaga. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Textile Design Week: Sevil Peach

Simon Keane-Cowell

05.05.2021

‘Textiles can be the primary tool in the creation of a space,’ says Sevil Peach. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Textile Design Week: Hella Jongerius

Simon Keane-Cowell

04.05.2021

‘We only think of textile as a flat surface, as a skin. But it's really a constructive material,’ says Hella Jongerius. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Textile Design Week: Professional Insights

Simon Keane-Cowell

03.05.2021

Professional insights all week from Hella Jongerius, Sevil Peach and Cristian Zuzunaga on the active benefits textiles can deliver in defining and articulating space.

Compact Luxury: AXOR

Brand story

Markus Hieke

29.04.2021

Compact Luxury by AXOR answers the question of how to fit luxury into an increasingly compact and urbanised world. Find out more by downloading the Compact Luxury whitepaper...

Getting high: Gaggenau x 130 William by Sir David Adjaye

Brand story

Emma Moore

23.04.2021

When it comes to built-in kitchen appliances, German firm Gaggenau has always set the highest of standards – and in the case of Sir David Adjaye’s 130 William tower in Manhattan, quite literally, too.

Kitchen Design Week: Overtime!

Simon Keane-Cowell

23.04.2021

Get some bonus kitchen insights from Norbert Wangen, Alireza Razavi from Studio Razavi and Gary Singer from Eggersmann Design.

Rose-tinted glasses: 3M

Brand story

Harriet Thorpe

22.04.2021

For total creative freedom in designing with glass, 3M has developed a diverse range of solutions for facades and interiors that change depending on light conditions.

Kitchen Design Week: Eggersmann Design

Simon Keane-Cowell

22.04.2021

‘Some technology is useful, but there's a lot of rubbish out there,’ argues Gary Singer of Eggersmann Design. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Kitchen Design Week: Studio Razavi

Simon Keane-Cowell

21.04.2021

‘Of all the different parts of a house, the kitchen seems to be the focus of most of the client's expectations,’ suggests Alireza Razavi of Studio Razavi. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Kitchen Design Week: Norbert Wangen

Simon Keane-Cowell

20.04.2021

‘We treat the kitchen like a piece of furniture,’ says architect and kitchen designer Norbert Wangen. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Kitchen Design Week: Professional Insights

Simon Keane-Cowell

19.04.2021

Watch now for professional kitchen design, planning and specification insights from Norbert Wangen, Alireza Razavi of Studio Razavi, and Eggersmann Design's Gary Singer.

The Design Olympics: De Padova

Brand story

James Wormald

15.04.2021

See which dazzling selection of international designers has made it into the current collection of legendary Italian manufacturer De Padova.

The second coming: Pedrali's Remind chair goes 100% ...

Brand story

Simon Keane-Cowell

12.04.2021

'It's never too late,' says Ibizan-born designer Eugeni Quitllet of the all-new Recycled Grey version of Pedrali's strong-selling Remind monobloc chair.

The 2021 edition of Fuorisalone will take place in two ...

Fuorisalone Design City Edition

12.04.2021

This year Fuorisalone.it offers a digital platform that combines product previews, round tables, virtual events and webinars that will take shape thanks to the support of their partners.

The Brand Interview: GROHE

Brand story

Simon Keane-Cowell

01.04.2021

Design experts from the leading global bathroom-solutions and kitchen-fixtures manufacturer talk customer-centric and inclusive design, sustainability, and their new digital-experience platform, GROHE X.

Bathroom Design Week: RPW Design

Simon Keane-Cowell

01.04.2021

'The bathroom is obviously a very personal space – you're naked most of the time!' says Ariane Steinbeck. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Life’s a beach: Duravit

Brand story

Mareile Morawietz

01.04.2021

Duravit’s New England-inspired Cape Cod series by Philippe Starck not only harmonises neatly with its other collections, it delivers big on solutions for small spaces.

The look of Luv: Duravit

Brand story

Mareile Morawietz

01.04.2021

The high-quality materials and clarity of form typical of Nordic design can also be found in Cecilie Manz’s Luv collection for Duravit – no surprise then to find it in the bathrooms of luxury hotel, Villa Copenhagen.

Keep it clean: Duravit

Brand story

Mareile Morawietz

01.04.2021

Duravit’s new HygieneFlush flushing technology is the latest in its range of hygiene features to take bathroom cleanliness, as wells as water efficiency, to the next level.

Bathroom Design Week: Medusa Group

Simon Keane-Cowell

31.03.2021

'Water is something unpredictable and it always goes wrong,' says Lukasz Zagala. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Bathroom Design Week: JOI-Design

Simon Keane-Cowell

30.03.2021

'A good bathroom is a living room also,' say Peter Jöhnk & Corinna Kretschmar. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Box clever: Heinze ArchitekTOUR

Brand story

Julia Hauch

30.03.2021

With topics ranging from community building through cultural perception to architects as business developers, the Heinze ArchitekTOUR’s ‘Out of the Box’ series identifies new approaches and new role models for how we will live tomorrow.

Digital dialogue: Heinze ArchitekTOUR

Brand story

Julia Hauch

30.03.2021

To advance visionary concepts, the right people need to be in the room, so Heinze has invited emerging talents as well as established industry experts to join the ArchitekTOUR supporting programme.

Bathroom Design Week: Professional Insights

Simon Keane-Cowell

29.03.2021

For some valuable insights on what the bathroom means today, we've spoken to Peter Jöhnk and Corinna Kretschmar of JOI-Design, Lukasz Zagala from Medusa Group and RPW Design's Ariane Steinbeck.

The shape of things to come: B&B Italia

Brand story

Harriet Thorpe

25.03.2021

Cherishing one’s heritage isn’t at odds with ‘opening up new possibilities for the future’. So says B&B Italia’s new artistic director, Piero Lissoni.

Lighting Design Week: Michael Anastassiades

Simon Keane-Cowell

19.03.2021

‘The way to become a lighting designer is through being able to embrace darkness,’ says Michael Anastassiades. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Translucency & Raw Materials: A Brief Analysis of ...

ArchDaily

18.03.2021

Eduardo Souza examines the design philosophy of 2021 Pritzker Prize Laureates Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal.

Lighting Design Week: Les Éclaireurs

Simon Keane-Cowell

18.03.2021

'Architects ask us as lighting designers for something, but sometimes it has to change their building,' says Lucas Goy of Les Éclaireurs. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Lighting Design Week: UNStudio

Simon Keane-Cowell

17.03.2021

'Today, light is becoming almost like data. It's so well-connected to technology,' says Ben van Berkel from UNStudio. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Architonic Big Interview: Grohe

Brand story

Simon Keane-Cowell

16.03.2021

We connect with Patrick Speck and Carina Buhlert, design experts at GROHE – one of the leading global bathroom-solutions and kitchen-fixtures brands – to discuss product innovation and the launch of its new digital-experience platform, GROHE X.

Lighing Design Week: Ulrike Brandi Licht

Simon Keane-Cowell

16.03.2021

'Light creates the connection between our bodies and the architecture of built spaces,' says Ulrike Brandi. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Lighting Design Week: Professional Insights

Simon Keane-Cowell

15.03.2021

Watch Ulrike Brandi from Ulrike Brandi Licht, UNStudio's Ben van Berkel, Lucas Goy of Les Éclaireurs, and lighting designer Michael Anastassiades!

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.

TECHNOLOGY DESIGN WEEK: OVERTIME!

Simon Keane-Cowell

05.03.2021

Get some bonus technology insights from architect Carlo Ratti, Vanessa Quirk of Sidewalk Labs, and smart-home expert Andreas Dörflinger...

TECHNOLOGY DESIGN WEEK: DÖRFLINGER

Simon Keane-Cowell

04.03.2021

‘If it's not a smart home you're building these days, then it's already an old house,’ says German smart-home expert Andreas Dörflinger. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

TECHNOLOGY DESIGN WEEK: SIDEWALK LABS

Simon Keane-Cowell

03.03.2021

‘I think inherent in the term "smart city" is a bit of a whiff of techno-solutionism,’ says Vanessa Quirk of Sidewalk Labs. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

Heavyweight champ: Orama Minimal Frames

Brand story

Emma Moore

23.02.2021

Minimal in profile, ORAMA MINIMAL FRAMES’ high-tech aluminium frames mean an architectural lightness of touch. But don’t be fooled. Their high load-bearing capacity brings the engineering smarts.

Meet the Jury for the 2021 AZ Awards!

AZ Awards

16.02.2021

Our 10 spectacular jurors include designer Patricia Urquiola, architect Sou Fujimoto and interdisciplinary designer Karim Rashid.

PUBLIC SPACE DESIGN WEEK: ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Simon Keane-Cowell

12.02.2021

'I'm in favour of privatising public space,' says Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid Architects. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

PUBLIC SPACE DESIGN WEEK: MVRDV

Simon Keane-Cowell

10.02.2021

'Public elements need to be incorporated into the concept and the budget from the start,' argues Gideon Maasland, director at MVRDV. Watch now for more insight and commentary!

FURNITURE DESIGN WEEK: ADAM NATHANIEL FURMAN

Simon Keane-Cowell

29.01.2021

'Furniture is the interface between our bodies and space,' says London-based designer Adam Nathaniel Furman. Watch now for more insights!

FURNITURE DESIGN WEEK: CLAESSON KOIVISTO RUNE

Simon Keane-Cowell

28.01.2021

'It's the death of really hard-edged contract furniture,' says Eero Koivisto of Swedish architecture and design office Claesson Koivisto Rune. Watch now for more insights!

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...

FURNITURE DESIGN WEEK: KONSTANTIN GRCIC

Simon Keane-Cowell

26.01.2021

‘Good new products are never an invention. They're an evolution,’ argues Konstantin Grcic. Watch now for more commentary from the renowned industrial designer.

Domestic bliss?: the future of home

Simon Keane-Cowell

26.01.2021

FURNITURE DESIGN WEEK: 'The home will continue to be a major hub in the post-pandemic future.' WGSN forecasting expert Lisa White sets her sights on 2030.

FURNITURE DESIGN WEEK: BARBER OSGERBY

Simon Keane-Cowell

25.01.2021

'The office is going the way of the dining room,' says Jay Osgerby, one half of the innovative design duo Barber Osgerby. Watch now for more insights!

FURNITURE DESIGN WEEK: Professional Insights

Simon Keane-Cowell

25.01.2021

Watch Barber Osgerby, Studio MK27, Konstantin Grcic, Claesson Koivisto Rune and Adam Nathaniel Furman!

Great Danes: BoConcept x Morten Georgsen

Brand story

Emma Moore

19.01.2021

FURNITURE DESIGN WEEK: Find out what long-term BoConcept collaborator Morten Georgsen knows about designing for contract settings. (Spoiler: it’s a lot.)

Museum piece: David Chipperfield Architects’ new Zurich ...

Alun Lennon

13.01.2021

Like what you see? Jan Parth, project architect responsible for delivering David Chipperfield Architects’ latest cultural project, talks about the soft power of hard facades.

Lighting the way: AYNO by MIDGARD

Midgard Licht

08.12.2020

Designed by Stefan Diez and winner of a German Sustainability Award for 2021, AYNO is the first draft of a new Midgard lamp since the 1950s, and spans an arc from the origins to the present of adjustable lighting – in the truest sense of the word.

First glass: Wagner Design Lab

Brand story

Julia Hauch

19.11.2020

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the ‘Wagner Design Lab’ – a floating pavilion set among the green surroundings of Langenneufnach, whose facade required the fabrication of the world’s largest glass panels.

Playful precision: Pip by Richard Lampert

Brand story

Katharina Sommer

27.10.2020

Pip, Pip, hooray! RICHARD LAMPERT’s fireproof furniture system Pip is as easy to assemble as a childhood stacking game.

True original: the Eiermann by Richard Lampert

Brand story

Katharina Sommer

27.10.2020

Think office, think Eiermann – at least it might feel that way if you take a look around the workspaces of some of the world’s most pioneering creative offices.

Future-proofed: Brunner's Innovation Factory

Brand story

Julia Hauch

15.10.2020

Award-winning architectural office HENN has translated contract-furniture specialist BRUNNER’s values into a tangible, physical form. Step inside its Innovation Factory.

Corona and the consequences for the furniture industry: ...

möbelschweiz

13.10.2020

Closed shops, unusual trade fairs and delivery bottlenecks – we spoke to Swiss dealers and manufacturers about the effects of the Corona crisis on the furniture industry. There have, however, also been positive developments. (DE only)

Heart of glass: Soda from miniforms

Brand story

Jean-Christophe Camuset

13.10.2020

Large-scale furniture made entirely of glass? Are you crazy? Welcome to the mad house – and to Soda, the latest product from Italian manufacturer MINIFORMS.

The white album: D1 and D2 by WAGNER

Brand story

Mareile Morawietz

12.10.2020

WAGNER has created a versatile and contemporary office furniture system D2 – developed live on site at graphic design studio Bureau Mirko Borsche.

A star is reborn: B&B Italia's Camaleonda sofa ...

Brand story

Simon Keane-Cowell

09.10.2020

50 years old and still got it. Celebrated Italian architect Mario Bellini's iconic Camaleonda seating system has been relaunched and there's a lot of love in the air.

Lady of the lamp: in conversation with Ulrike Brandi

Alun Lennon

23.09.2020

Ulrike Brandi, founder of the eponymous lighting-design consultancy, discusses the relation between light and architecture – and where she sees it heading.

There’s something in the bushes: Enea

Brand story

Julia Hauch

27.08.2020

Landscape artists ENEA have been celebrating the beauty of nature for over 25 years, bringing their holistic approach to bear on green spaces not only in their native Switzerland, but all around the world.

Clear perspective: Sky-Frame and Stephan Hürlemann

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

26.08.2020

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

Architonic Story: GAN

Brand story

Architonic

09.07.2020

ISLA is GAN’s new modular furniture collection. Designed by Sebastian Herkner, it’s irregular shapes make for an inviting and versatile outdoor seating experience.

The new crew: Pedrali

Brand story

Simon Keane-Cowell

07.07.2020

Challenging times call for a different perspective. PEDRALI delivers new ideas via new collaborations with Sebastian Herkner and Robin Rizzini.

Flowing conversation: VitrA Bathrooms

Brand story

Architonic

02.07.2020

Don’t miss the second installment in VitrA Bathrooms’ 'Meet the Designer' YouTube talks series: Design Director Erdem Akan in conversation with Terri Pecora!

Eyes on the prize: German Design Award 2021

Brand story

Gerrit Terstiege

10.06.2020

10 July is the closing date for entries for the GERMAN DESIGN AWARDS 2021, which, for the first time, also features a prize aimed at young architectural offices and design studios in a new category.

Kengo Kuma takes a seat

Brand story

Simon Keane-Cowell

29.05.2020

'Furniture is often more important in our lives than architecture,' says the celebrated Japanese architect, as he discusses his long-term collaboration with Japanese producer TIME & STYLE.

Glocal Hero: BoConcept

Brand story

Dominic Lutyens

05.05.2020

Long before the term ‘glocal’ had even been coined, Danish manufacturer BoConcept was already tailoring its designs to a wide variety of markets – supplying furniture worldwide while staying true to local sensibilities.

When is a chair not a chair?: Ilse Crawford x Conde House

Brand story

Simon Keane-Cowell

30.04.2020

Or not just a chair? The punchline: when it's deployed by pioneering, London-based designer Ilse Crawford, whose enviable portfolio of projects is driving a reevaluation of the very role of interior design.

Mr Goodbar: Jacu Strauss

Alun Lennon

22.04.2020

Creative Director of hospitality company Lore Group Jacu Strauss’s latest project has taken him to Washington DC. We spoke to him about the role, how travel broadens the mind and the future of hospitality design.

Future forward: meet Architonic’s new management team

Architonic

19.03.2020

Stephan Bachmann becomes Architonic’s new CEO, heading up a new, talent-filled management team.

Book smart: Kinzo

Alun Lennon

05.02.2020

Interior-architecture office Kinzo discuss their latest project in Berlin for publisher Suhrkamp, and how instagrammability is not how they gauge success

Woman of the cloth: Stijlinstituut Amsterdam’s Anne Marie ...

Alun Lennon

29.11.2019

Anne Marie Commandeur of Stijlinstituut Amsterdam shares her thoughts on future trends in textiles, as well as Heimtextil’s role in guiding the future of the industry.

PILE ‘EM HIGH: KENGO KUMA'S NEW ODUNPAZARI MODERN ...

Alun Lennon

23.10.2019

Project lead Yuki Ikeguchi from Kengo Kuma & Associates discusses the go-to Japanese architectural office’s new place-making Odunpazari Modern Museum in Turkey.

Wood Polish: Adam Wysocki from Studio De.Materia shines

Alun Lennon

20.09.2019

Studio De.Materia’s founder opens up on success, beauty, conservation, influences… and his favourite building material.

Kitchen stories: in conversation with YLAB Arquitectos

Alun Lennon

04.09.2019

The Barcelona-based office talks kitchens as architectural reflections of our individual lifestyles – and the joys of Central Asian cuisine.

Pole Apart: Oskar Zięta

Peter Smisek

28.03.2018

With innovation his watchword, Polish designer Oskar Zięta takes the road less-travelled.

Japan Stories: Tree to Green

25portraits

25.07.2017

The last installment of Japan Stories looks at Tree to Green, a company based in Tokyo and Kiso that designs modern lifestyle products made from the famous Kiso hinoki cypress trees.

Japan Stories: Chiyozuru Sadahide

25portraits

17.07.2017

In the fourth installment of Japan Stories, Japanese bladesmith Chiyozuru Sadahide II and his apprentice Naohide challenge traditional techniques to create works that express the inherent beauty of iron and steel.

Japan Stories: Junko Yashiro

25portraits

10.07.2017

Junko Yashiro talks about her career and the unique process she uses to create urushi lacquerware for the third installment of Japan Stories.

Japan Stories: Kazuto Yoshikawa

25portraits

03.07.2017

For the second installment of Japan Stories, Kazuto Yoshikawa explains why, after a twelve-year career at Italian furniture company Cassina IXC in Japan, he chose to devote himself to the study of Japanese woodcraft and furniture design.

Japan Stories: Suzuki Morihisa Studio

25portraits

26.06.2017

In the first installment of Japan Stories, a new independent series on craftspeople working in Japan, Suzuki Morihisa Studio, one of the oldest and most famous family workshops for Nanbu Tekki (or ironworks), opens its doors.

WantedDesign: Steven Haulenbeek

Wanted Design

14.03.2016

WantedDesign announces Steven Haulenbeek as the 2016 recipient of the American Design Honors Program.

Catch Her If You Can: Deidi von Schaewen

Simon Keane-Cowell

13.05.2014

Respected architectural photographer Deidi von Schaewen isn't one for letting the grass grow under her feet. Active since the 1960s and with no sign of hanging up her camera any time soon, Architonic caught up with the peripatetic image-maker to talk

Zurück in die Zukunft

Sophie Loschert

25.04.2014

Im Vitra Design Museum wirft einer der derzeit wichtigsten Industriedesigner, Konstantin Grcic, einen multiperspektivischen Blick auf sein bisheriges Schaffen. „Panorama“ ist Rück- und Ausblick gleichermassen, denn neben der Bestandsaufnahme

Ingo Maurer: Angel’s light

TLmag

03.03.2014

TLmag had the privilege to speak with Ingo Maurer about his amazing creative adventure with light, that today has led him to create real architectural structures. The angel refers of course to Lucellino, his famous lightbulb with white feathered

Go Your Own Way: Tobia Scarpa

Simon Keane-Cowell

09.02.2014

A chip of the old block Tobia Scarpa certainly isn’t. Son of acclaimed architectural maestro Carlo Scarpa, the innovative designer, who turns 80 next year, was determined from the outset to plough his own creative furrow, in spite of his

Ilse Acke & Jeffrey Vanhille: Dream Weavers

TLmag

17.10.2013

“Home” is an installation by Belgian artists and makers, Ilse Acke and Jeffrey Vanhille, created at the invitation of Concertgebouw, Brugge. It accompanies the performance of “Superposition” by Ryoji Ikeda, Japan’s pre-eminent electronic

Soul Man: Ask Emil Skovgaard

Simon Keane-Cowell

26.10.2012

If the Slow Design movement were looking for a poster boy, Ask Emil Skovgaard would undoubtedly be on the shortlist. Treading a fine and virtuosic line between design, craft and art, the Copenhagen-based creative’s work is, among other things, an

Kortrijk Remembered: in conversation with Interieur ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

22.07.2011

Punching above its weight, the respected Belgian design biennale Interieur, held in the small town of Kortrijk since 1968, has always thought big. What it lacks in scale, it makes up for in discernment and ambition. 'We saw how international and

Designer Portrait: Rich, Brilliant, Willing

Susanne Fritz

27.06.2011

Rich Brilliant Willing – even if the name of the design studio run by Theo Richardson, Charles Brill and Alexander Williams has a slightly ironic touch, it is an accurate characterisation of the trio – they are rich in ideas, their designs are

The In-Betweener: matali crasset

Simon Keane-Cowell

24.06.2011

She may elect to spell her name all lower case, but matali crasset's work is big on concept and ambition. Yet, the Paris-based designer, who's collaborated with the likes of Established & Sons and Pallucco, insists she's not that interested in

Designer Portrait: Studio IVANKA Concrete Works

Susanne Fritz

20.06.2011

Concrete has in recent times become a highly popular material for product and furniture design. One of the founders of this trend is Studio IVANKA, which was established in Budapest by Katalin and Andras Ivanka in 2003.

The Milan Four: Alessandro Mendini

Simon Keane-Cowell

17.05.2011

In the second of our series of four interviews with four leading design figures from this year's Milan Furniture Fair, Architonic meets Alessandro Mendini – designer, architect, writer, theorist and all-round provocateur. Mendini, who turns 80 this

Designer Portrait: RENDS Design by Masanao Furukawa

Susanne Fritz

03.05.2011

Following his training at the DOMUS Academy in Italy and at Central St Martins College of Art & Design in the UK, Masanao Furukawa returned to Tokyo and set up RENDS Design Studio.At this year's Salone Satellite, RENDS presented for the second

Designer Portrait: Miljana Nikolic, Dimitrios Stamatakis and ...

Susanne Fritz

01.05.2011

Miljana Nikolic and Dimitrios Stamatakis are two of the 14 winners of the 'Young Balkan Designers' competition initiated by the Mikser organisation who exhibited their work under the same name at Salone Satellite 2011.

The Milan Four: Jean Nouvel

Simon Keane-Cowell

19.04.2011

In the first of four interviews from the 2011 Milan Salone Internazionale del Mobile with four very different figures from the creative world – an internationally celebrated architect, a grand master of Italian design, a strongly concept-led

Yorgo Lykouria: Industrial Poet

Simon Keane-Cowell

01.04.2011

It's somewhat fitting, given the almost lyric quality of his name, that Canadian-born designer Yorgo Lykouria should be interested in reintroducing the poetic into everyday life. His latest product for premium bathroom brand Alape is a wash basin

The Bearable Lightness of Being: Architonic meets Tokujin ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

25.01.2011

'Maybe I don't like objects.' It's not every day you hear such a statement from a designer, particularly one as celebrated as Tokujin Yoshioka, who was recognised as A&W Designer of the Year 2011 during this year's imm cologne, But, then again,

Robin Day: 1915–2010

Simon Keane-Cowell

21.12.2010

Robin Day, one of Britain's greatest designers, whose illustrious career spanned seven decades, dies at the age of 95

Who? Me?: the multiple identities of Jephson Robb

Simon Keane-Cowell

15.12.2010

His very first furniture design – for established American brand Bernhardt Design – is an exercise in form follows comfort. Once you're sitting on Jephson Robb's new 'Amri' chair, it's seriously hard to get up again. This invitation to stay put

Man of the Cloth: Cristian Zuzunaga talks textile and more

Simon Keane-Cowell

25.11.2010

In the (unfortunate) hierarchy of design disciplines – just ask any architect and they'll confirm this – textile design has traditionally occupied a less-than-superior position. Spanish-born Londoner Cristian Zuzunaga has been troubling the

A Life More Ordinary: Architonic meets Jasper Morrison

Simon Keane-Cowell

11.11.2010

Respected British designer Jasper Morrison has learnt many things in the course of his career. For example, how to design products that create 'atmosphere', as he describes it, yet have longevity, and how to ignore the marketing machine that would

'Life is important. Design is not important': ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

09.11.2010

Alain Berteau is often told by journalists that he is representative of Belgian design. He's not so sure. Architonic caught up with architect-designer Berteau at the Interieur 2010 design biennale to discuss his latest work, the trouble with defining

'There shouldn't be one rule about how to make ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

03.11.2010

He's big in Belgium. And increasingly elsewhere, thanks to him being named Designer of the Year by prestigious design biennale Interieur 2010. Bram Boo's furniture designs delight and challenge in equal measure with their chaotic, often ironic,

Détente Cordiale: when Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance met ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

09.10.2010

Already a contemporary classic, French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance's 'Corvo' chair for US manufacturer Bernhardt Design is certainly no flash-in-the-pan object to be consumed briefly and then forgotten. Highly considered in terms of its design