Results: 94

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

When in London...: In conversation with Giulio Cappellini

Simon Keane-Cowell

05.10.2010

This year's London Design Festival, now in its eighth year, was not only bigger than ever, it was also more international in complexion, with a significant number of non-British brands exhibiting in their permanent showrooms, in pop-up spaces and at

"...with the level of quality our grandparents ...

Nora Schmidt

06.05.2010

"Cecilie is just like her furniture," a friend of mine who works as a designer told me when I mentioned I was going to be interviewing the Copenhagen-based designer Cecilie Manz. And, indeed, Manz exudes a calmness and composure much like her

"Passion is the most important thing"

Line Numme

08.04.2010

Jörg Boner gibt viel Preis über seine Produkte – er haucht ihnen Leben ein. So beleuchtet er im Gespräch gerne den Werdegang eines Produktes, seine Hochs und Tiefs sowie seinen Neuanfang. Die Parallelen zu ihm als Person lassen sich wie von

"It's all about the performance"

Nora Schmidt

23.09.2009

As with many other architects the design is being strongly influenced. You literally speak of architects' design.

Pedestal Placement: Design PR

David Sokol

18.09.2009

This column features public-relations agents who work with the design industries

"We prefer it the other way round!"

NoéMie Schwaller

17.09.2009

Fabrice Aeberhard and Christian Kaegi are two young industrial designers who have incorporated Swiss values in their work, producing design which is solid, unadorned and attractive.

"Reduction is the key word"

Nora Schmidt

28.08.2009

Meanwhile osko+deichman have impressed a number of prestigious manufacturers with their reduced and minimalist designs. We met them at their studio in Berlin.

"You will remember the experience"

NoéMie Schwaller

12.08.2009

Last Monday, 3 August 2009, Charles Gwathmey, the American architect and co-founder of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects (1969), died at the age of 71.

Bildflächen werden zu Räumen

Susanne Junker

08.07.2009

Die Malerin Gisela Krohn lebt und arbeitet in Berlin-Kreuzberg - doch die Bilder ihrer neuesten Werkgruppe zeigen keine städtischen Szenerien, sondern Bäume, Bäume und nochmals Bäume.

Garth Roberts: On His Own Terms

David Sokol

09.06.2009

Garth Roberts runs his product design studio, garth, from Milan, Berlin, and (sometimes) New York

"Design as a second life"

NoéMie Schwaller

24.05.2009

With his playful design Alain Gilles creates entire worlds which are conspicuous for their colour. As the product of a conscious exploration of the possible multiple personalities of an individual object, Gilles has now created a piece of furniture

"Designers become unlimited"

Nora Schmidt

18.03.2009

The Danes Poul Christiansen and Boris Berlin have been working together as Komplot Design for more than twenty years now. With their many and varied designs, which are characterised by cutting-edge and in many cases experimental production processes,

Blow up sheet metal

Nora Schmidt

15.12.2008

An interview with Oskar Zieta, architect at the CAAD-professorship at ETH Zurich

"I have created a sculpture"

Nora Schmidt

03.12.2008

Jørn Utzon, one of the greatest architects of the past century, died last Saturday, 29.11.2008.

Understanding Architects´ criteria

Nora Schmidt

04.11.2008

Until the end of last year Marc Krusin had spent ten years as head of the design department at Lissoni Associati. Now he concentrates on the work in his own studio.

"Anything but nostalgic"

Nora Schmidt

08.09.2008

An interview with Marianne Panton and Rina Troxler, Verner Pantons longtime assistant

"The style has always been the problem"

Nora Schmidt

28.07.2008

An interview with the Italian architect and designer Michele De Lucchi

Success by design

Line Numme

28.07.2008

'HansandFranz' is a name which couldn't be more German (apart from the 'and' instead of 'und'), and perhaps it's an omen of the fact that they would head in the direction of America – known of course as the land of unlimited possibilities.

Investigating the nature of things

Caspar Schärer

08.07.2008

On the death of Hannes Wettstein (1958-2008) by Caspar Schärer

Almost 'No Design'

Nora Schmidt

25.06.2008

The Belgian designer Xavier Lust has won international recognition with his ingeniously crafted designs. Since achieving his big breakthrough with 'le banc' ten years ago he has produced designs for well-known manufacturers such as MDF Italia,

Master of Transparency

Architonic

31.03.2008

Besides its great architectural projects, the Ateliers Jean Nouvel created various furniture designs for several renowned international manufacturers.

More Colour!

Nora Schmidt

20.02.2008

A few kilometres to the north of Swedens capital Stockholm, in a picturesque house which lies on the former hunting grounds of the kings of Sweden.

Architecture in small scale

Nora Schmidt

25.01.2008

A few furniture parts, half done prototypes in the middle of the room – the studio of designer Eric Degenhardt seems like a well sorted working space.

The logical thought to create useful things

Nora Schmidt

05.01.2008

For more than ten years the very successful design studio of Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd has been located in one of Shoreditch's typical small alleys.

Nosigner

Nora Schmidt

03.01.2008

The 26-year old, who does not wish to reveal his real name, presented his poetic furniture and object designs at 100%Design under his 'Nosigner' label.