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Virtual brand spaces: exploring the visual worlds of ...

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Markus Hieke

15.02.2024

On behalf of the young bathroom brand FOR, the CGI experts of Danthree Studio once again artfully bring products and brand spaces to life in a universe of their own.

Feel the difference: EGGER Decorative Collection 24+

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Markus Hieke

13.02.2024

Under the motto ‘Time for more’, the internationally active wood-based materials specialist based in Austria has updated its much-appreciated collection for furniture and interior design, including new planning tools.

Keeping home automation simple, yet refined with Basalte

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Emma Moore

12.02.2024

There’s no going back; modern homes are increasingly embracing technology and automation. Belgian brand Basalte, however, proves that smart interiors don’t have to sacrifice good, sophisticated design in the process.

Infusing elegance into the open-air world with Minotti’s ...

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Harriet Thorpe

01.02.2024

Catering to the rising interest in open-air living, Italian furniture brand Minotti has expanded its outdoor collection, introducing versatile furnishing pieces that bring personality and sophistication to a myriad of exterior settings.

BoConcept: designed to share

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Sisse Bro

25.01.2024

Utilising collections from his collaboration with BoConcept, renowned designer Karim Rashid has brought his trademark organic fluid forms to a new residential timeshare project in London.

BoConcept: trust, quality and consistency

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Sisse Bro

25.01.2024

With a track record spanning over 70 years and worldwide reach, Danish design brand BoConcept is a trusted partner for architects and specifiers serving the international contract market.

Inter-species residences: houses for plants, animals and ...

Valentina Diaz

22.01.2024

By considering the spatial needs of their co-habitants, these projects create a purposeful architectural environment to elevate their domestic experience. Featuring Nendo, Estudio Guto Requena, EKAR and Hiroyasu Imai.

Boxed in: rectilinear architecture gets back its edge

James Wormald

22.01.2024

These four square-edged homes and residential projects prove boxy doesn’t have to mean boring with unique and characterful takes on geometricised architecture. Featuring one-aftr, QBO3 Arquitectos, Plan:b arquitectos and WE-S architecten.

The architect’s appliance brand: Gaggenau

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Emma Moore

18.01.2024

Crafting appliances that are both practical and aesthetically pleasing, Gaggenau caters to both end users and architects – a commitment that extends to the brand's services, too...

Redefining luxury in the contemporary kitchen with ...

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Emma Moore

18.01.2024

Unobtrusive yet transformative, Gaggenau’s Essential Induction explores the new meaning of luxury. A cooktop and worktop combine in a unified culinary canvas; one that captivates without screaming for attention.

A revolution in kitchen technology: Gaggenau’s invisible ...

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Emma Moore

18.01.2024

Blending architectural finesse with cutting-edge technology, Gaggenau’s latest cooktop innovation becomes practically invisible in the kitchen. It’s all about embracing the essence of cooking without unnecessary distractions…

Tales of textures and colours: Casamance’s latest ...

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Tom Howells

17.01.2024

With captivating hues, geometric patterns and textures, the newest wallcovering and fabric collections by Casamance bring a range of immersive atmospheres to contemporary spaces, offering tranquillity or eye-catching maximalism…

Seating as a social catalyst: Hew by Parla

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Harriet Thorpe

16.01.2024

At times, all it takes is a thoughtfully crafted sofa, bench or armchair to spark connections. Parla’s Hew seating collection embodies this concept, providing the necessary comfort and adaptability to cultivate all kinds of social interactions…

Time for character: PerfectSense® Omnipore Matt by EGGER

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EGGER

15.01.2024

TM12 PerfectSense® Omnipore Matt – part of EGGER's Decorative Collection 24+ available from February – is a textured new surface with a natural and exquisite appearance, enabling more colour depth with its reduced reflection thanks to a matt

VELUX: Calling all students of architecture!

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VELUX Group

11.01.2024

‘Daylight makes us aware of the spaces that we find ourselves in every day,’ says Louise Grønlund, winner of the International VELUX Award in 2006. For the 2024 edition, architecture students are again invited to submit future-focused,

End of Year Team Picks: the architecture and design stories ...

James Wormald

21.12.2023

In this special edition of Team Picks, we showcase the must-see projects and articles you may have missed in 2023. Featuring projects that de-urbanise the city, a treetop walk that urbanises nature and a therapeutic chair to sit back and enjoy it

Natural beauty and technical mastery: the latest ...

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Tom Howells

19.12.2023

Evoking the essence of nature while embracing the technical aspects of porcelain, Italian ceramics expert Casalgrande Padana has introduced five stoneware tile collections that are as aesthetically captivating as they are practical…

Trends, inspiration, networking and the latest functional ...

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Simon Keane-Cowell

14.12.2023

At Heimtextil from 9 to 12 January 2024, textile innovations, materials, interior design and trends can all be experienced under one roof.

Winners of the Best Pivot Door Contest 2023

FritsJurgens

13.12.2023

FritsJurgens proudly presents the winning projects of the Best Pivot Door Contest 2023, selected by an independent jury of last year's winners. The levels of sophistication and intricate detailing demonstrate unparalleled technical precision and

Architonic stories of the year 2023: Products

James Wormald

13.12.2023

A retrospective collation of the most popular product-referencing stories from Architonic’s magazine section. Featuring doorways, coffee tables, electric alternatives, terrazzo and cork.

Architonic stories of the year 2023: Projects

James Wormald

12.12.2023

These most popular project-referencing stories from Architonic’s magazine feature micro-offices, playful bathrooms and nature-set spas as well as examples of how to successfully create facade-inspired surfaces and timeless interiors.

Hotspot for design and new workspaces: Ambiente 2024

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Tanja Pabelick

11.12.2023

As the largest consumer goods fair and one of the first globally relevant design events of the year, Ambiente is also a trend seismograph. In 2024, it will focus on new workspaces – and bring designers and producers even closer together with new

Architonic projects of the year 2023: Residential

James Wormald

05.12.2023

Our annual review of the most popular new living spaces in Architonic’s project database. Featuring Child Studio, Plus One Architects, Luke Moloney Architecture, Objektor Architekti and AKZ Architectura.

Let it glow: diffused table lamps that cosify the dark

James Wormald

04.12.2023

With soft, ambient lighting positioned in the corners of a room, the diffused and patterned glow from these selected table lamps brings the cosy warmth we need for winter hibernation.

Stories of Amsterdam with balcony glazing from Solarlux

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Julia Hauch

30.11.2023

Bright, transparent living areas, protective balcony glazing that visually dissolves, floating gardens and energy-efficient technologies – how the ‘Stories’ timber hybrid building in Amsterdam is making sustainability history.

An industrial landmark offering new perspectives

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Julia Hauch

30.11.2023

The sensitive refurbishment of a former grain testing warehouse on the Spandau shipping canal in Berlin revives the historic charm of the building, opening it up to contemporary use.

Small sketches, big ideas – 40 years of window and facade ...

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Julia Hauch

30.11.2023

Four decades ago, friends Herbert Holtgreife and Heinz-Theo Ebbert played around with the idea of how to fold glass. Ever since, their company Solarlux has been optimising the light in our work and living spaces.

A concrete landscape for the modern home: Fusto by ...

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Mark C. O'Flaherty

29.11.2023

While drawing inspiration from classical architecture, Forma&Cemento’s Fusto collection celebrates versatility, brutalism and the endless variations of concrete, creating a new domestic landscape of expressive forms, textures and colours.

How to design a hardworking kitchen island

James Wormald

28.11.2023

Levelling up storage, counter space and social interaction in the open-plan, the multi-functional kitchen island performs many roles in the modern home.

Dreaming in colour: Villeroy & Boch

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Markus Hieke

28.11.2023

Villeroy & Boch's comprehensive collections also include vibrant colour options for more lively, luxurious and engaging bathroom experiences.

New homes in Brazil that encourage indoor-outdoor living

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Claire Brodka

27.11.2023

These four contemporary residential projects usher their residents outside with strategic open floor plans, attractive exterior spaces and plenty of greenery.

Rethinking brick at Dutch Design Week 2023

Claire Brodka

24.11.2023

Material innovation has become well established as a guiding principle of contemporary design. But in Eindhoven, one tried-and-tested building element in particular received not one, but multiple original modernisations.

Nebulis by Forestier: new lighting from centuries-old ...

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Emma Moore

23.11.2023

French lighting brand Forestier leverages the natural qualities of silk with innovative manufacturing techniques to create its sculptural, gossamer-light Nebulis family of luminaires.

Transforming the shape of things: Nawabari by BoConcept and ...

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BoConcept

22.11.2023

With both a name and a design inspired by the Japanese art form of binding with ropes, Nawabari is the product of an exciting collaboration between two Danish design giants, BoConcept and BIG. Watch the video to find out more…

The complex evolution of the iconic egg chair

James Wormald

21.11.2023

The simple elliptical form of an egg – and its cosy interior – has inspired designers such as Eero Saarinen, Arne Jacobsen and Eero Aarnio to create some of the most iconic chairs of the past century.

Think pink: a brief history of the trending designer colour

James Wormald

20.11.2023

More than just bubblegum and Barbiecore, the rise of pink as a serious colour for designer interiors and surfaces has been on the (swatch) cards for years. These example projects and products explain.

Bonaldo's B/Style in a charming lake view villa

Bonaldo

20.11.2023

Deep Charm is the name Bonaldo has chosen for this setting to express its B/Style program. A villa overlooking the lake, surrounded by greenery and hills.

How to maximise residential space with built-in structures

Claire Brodka

16.11.2023

Space-saving heroes of the interior universe, built-ins epitomise the fusion of practicality and style. But what are some of the ways to integrate them into residential projects? These examples boost storage while keeping an eye on aesthetic

Eight storage features to keep wardrobes and closets ...

James Wormald

14.11.2023

Taking the stress out of getting dressed, these helpful storage elements for wardrobes and walk-ins pull out, fold down and light up to enable easy organisation, putting the fun back into dressing up.

Heimtextil 2024: a world of textile possibilities

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Markus Hieke

14.11.2023

TOURS, TALKS & TOURS, LIBRARY TOURS and LIVE TALKS, big questions and clear answers as well as an elaborately presented material library: This is how you can keep track at the international marketplace for home and contract textiles…

Take the floor: Carpets & Rugs debut at Heimtextil 2024

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Markus Hieke

14.11.2023

For the upcoming edition in January, Heimtextil is adding an important new product segment, with textile floor coverings this year getting their very own stage.

Time for change: Heimtextil Trends 24/25 present ...

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Markus Hieke

14.11.2023

This coming January, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles Heimtextil will address a style-defining ecological change in the sector with Heimtextil Trends 24/25.

Making friends at imm cologne

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Simon Keane-Cowell

10.11.2023

Sitting down with imm cologne creative director Dick Spierenburg on the fair's 2024 theme of ‘Connecting Communities’ in a changing landscape and why the trade fair is returning to its January date...

Joe Scog: The British lighting brand making necessity the ...

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Emma Moore

10.11.2023

IO is the latest addition to Joe Scog's pragmatic programme of products, a classical table lamp – crafted in part using marble off-cuts rescued from the rubbish – that embodies the London-based lighting label's philosophy of sustainability.

How to apply glass in interiors with these five types of ...

James Wormald

09.11.2023

With sustainable materials and joyful colour palettes, this curated selection of artistically formed glass products and the unique interiors they serve is exactly what designers are looking for.

All under control: fittings from Villeroy & Boch

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Markus Hieke

09.11.2023

In its anniversary year of 2023, Villeroy & Boch is rounding off its holistic range of bathroom products with a new product segment…

Villeroy & Boch: Innovation from tradition

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Markus Hieke

09.11.2023

A model of success: In Mettlach, right on the frontiers of Germany, France and Luxembourg, Villeroy & Boch brings together all the expertise of its outstanding production network.

Ten functional shower control systems dripping with style

James Wormald

08.11.2023

These high-performance yet fuss-free shower controls create intuitive one-stop-shop relaxation stations, boosting users’ hygiene and wellness in one.

An architectural take on surface design: Zaha Hadid ...

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Simon Keane-Cowell

08.11.2023

Co-created with none other than Zaha Hadid Architects, Atlas Concorde’s new Diamond décor redefines the classic mosaic with a bold, disruptive architectural twist. It’s a best-of-both-worlds collaboration…

Collective wisdom: MillerKnoll’s innovative approach to ...

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Harriet Thorpe

07.11.2023

Nearly a century ago, a group of renowned designers met at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, paving the way for what would later become a global collective of brands poised to transform the industry and redefine Modern design...

A sneak peek at EGGER's new rolling Decorative ...

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EGGER

07.11.2023

Keeping up-to-date with the latest trends, wood-based panel expert EGGER's rolling Decorative Collection 24+, available from February 2024, includes new additions to the brand's synchronised pore surfaces range such as ST40 Feelwood Oakgrain. Learn

Five glass-wrapped homes living life on the (water’s) edge

James Wormald

06.11.2023

These water-adjacent homes of varying size use different architectural techniques to flood their interiors with the calming sights and sounds of lake and sea.

Seating collections that show inner strength with exposed ...

James Wormald

01.11.2023

Either to show off their quality construction, for easy end-of-life disassembly, to increase their functionality or simply just for the aesthetic, these brave seating ranges bare all.

On a mission to design furniture for real, modern living ...

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Emma Moore

30.10.2023

Priorities shift all the time in design, and today, it’s all about comfort, flexibility, indoor-outdoor living and space optimisation. Subtly updating its signature furniture to cater to modern needs, Flou is certainly not afraid of change…

The importance of storage for functional bathroom basins

James Wormald

27.10.2023

These recent examples of composed bathroom storage setups help their users create the luxury bathroom look they want, whilst keeping their most personal secrets hidden.

A classic, yet timeless chair duo: FDB Møbler’s J80 & ...

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FDB Møbler

26.10.2023

True icons in FDB Møbler’s repertoire, the J80 & J81 chairs designed by Jørgen Bækmark have endured across eras since the 1950s. Elegant and functional, they can complement any interior, whether standing alone or joining their mates at the

Relaxing On the Rocks: the story of Edra’s iconic modular ...

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Harriet Thorpe

26.10.2023

A soft sculpture that can be mixed and matched as needed, Edra’s On the Rocks sofa brings unparalleled comfort and design freedom. It all started when nature inspired Francesco Binfaré almost 20 years ago…

A relaxed affair: DS-265 Coco from de Sede

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Nils Schellmann

25.10.2023

More sky bar than coffee house, the DS-265 Coco armchair by de Sede stands for casual cosiness – a relaxed retreat that reflects the spirit of its Vienna-based designer, Sven Dogs.

Mara’s Milan manifesto: designing furniture that makes us ...

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Simon Keane-Cowell

24.10.2023

Following the brand’s evolutionary journey, Architonic caught up with Mara at its ‘Design Landscape’ in Milan – an immersive installation shaped by a desire to stimulate the senses, inspire new expressions of furniture and forge meaningful

Sauna escapes that warm up users with natural wellness

James Wormald

24.10.2023

These four saunas combine natural locations and thermo-climatic architecture to lower stress levels by raising body temperature, all as part of a rounded wellness regime.

On display: flagship stores unveil Wewood’s timeless ...

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Sisse Bro

24.10.2023

Leveraging years of expertise in high-quality furniture production, Wewood is casting a spotlight on Portuguese craftsmanship and contemporary, durable woodwork with the launch of its flagship store in Porto and, soon, in Lisbon.

The refreshing minimalism in the sculptural Re-Form tables ...

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Sisse Bro

24.10.2023

‘Less is more,’ we often hear. Finding beauty in simplicity, designer Alain Gilles blends straight lines with gentle curves in his Re-Form tables for Wewood – a trio of solid, robust volumes adaptable for modular use or as standalone pieces.

Raw and sober: brutalist design shapes Wewood’s latest ...

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Sisse Bro

24.10.2023

Whether for storing cherished items or simply serving as multi-use furniture, sideboards are essential companions in the home. Wewood’s Brutalist sideboard, designed by Erno Dierckx, combines such functionality with a raw, clean design.

One for all: staying flexible with Freifrau's Mia ...

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Tanja Pabelick

23.10.2023

Until now, there had only really been one major element missing from Freifrau's portfolio, namely a modular sofa – a gap now filled by the Mia system, designed by award-winning young Berlin-based designer Ilja Huber.

Sustainability in the UK: residential projects

Peter Smisek

20.10.2023

The world's climate emergency, as well as rocketing energy costs, means more sustainable and energy-efficient approaches to building are no longer just an option but rather a necessity.

A meeting of minds: BoConcept x BIG

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Sisse Bro

19.10.2023

After two years of collaboration and product development, Danish furniture brand BoConcept, along with visionary architecture office BIG / Bjarke Ingels Group, have finally revealed their new furniture collection Nawabari to the world.

The ties that bind: BoConcept x BIG

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Sisse Bro

19.10.2023

With its new Nawabari collection – created in partnership with architecture office BIG – BoConcept explores creative new design territory while also staying focused on environmental impact.

Scandinavian synergy: Nawabari by BoConcept and BIG

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Sisse Bro

19.10.2023

Nawabari is a versatile and playful new furniture collection resulting from a Nordic collaboration that leverages the combined power of two Danish design titans, BoConcept and BIG.

How the Adirondack chair got its name and restorative ...

James Wormald

18.10.2023

Originally designed as a way to harness the healing power of nature, the features of Adirondack chairs are still used by furniture manufacturers and designers to encourage relaxation.

Great together, great apart: Minotti's Dylan and ...

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Harriet Thorpe

18.10.2023

Two of the main protagonists of Minotti's 2023 Collection, the Dylan seating system and the Raphael family of seats are at home across a variety of interior landscapes, working both individually as well as in combination with one another.

It’s all in the details: elevating modern bathrooms with ...

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Emma Moore

16.10.2023

Now enriched with new forms and innovative functions, JEE-O’s latest tapware has the power to shape the mood and set the tone in modern bathroom design. It’s the little things that make the difference after all…

Moments of clarity: Villeroy & Boch's Antao ...

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Markus Hieke

16.10.2023

In its comprehensive Antao bathroom collection for Villeroy & Boch, design duo kaschkasch capture fleeting moments from nature to inspire washbasins, bathtubs, wall mirrors and fittings.

Pedrali party: 60 years of iconic Italian furniture design

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Simon Keane-Cowell

13.10.2023

Architonic was in Bergamo in September to celebrate Pedrali's 60th anniversary and for the inauguration of the Pedrali Pavilion, a stunning wooden monument to the company's past, present and future.

Six evergreen design elements that define contemporary ...

Claire Brodka

13.10.2023

Adaptability and timelessness are key factors in contemporary interior design. From floor-to-ceiling glass to statement lighting, we take a look at six of the style's defining elements.

Energy-efficient and future-oriented: Hager's ...

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Nils Schellmann

12.10.2023

Climate change has triggered a process of rethinking within the construction industry, and electrical expert Hager is supporting this change towards more climate-positive planning and building with not only its products but also its know-how.

How to reach high-level functionality with interior ladder ...

James Wormald

11.10.2023

By simplifying users’ access to high-level storage and additional mezzanine levels, safe and comfortable interior ladder systems multiply the amount of usable space around the home.

More glass, more light: Solarlux's cero IV sliding ...

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Julia Hauch

10.10.2023

Even in small spaces, glass allows us to convey a feeling of expansiveness. With its new cero IV, Solarlux presents an uncompromisingly narrow sliding window system that opens up maximum scope for light and visibility.

The Pedrali Pavilion: designing a better future

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PEDRALI

05.10.2023

To mark its 60th birthday, Italian brand Pedrali presents the Pedrali Pavilion – a striking AMDL CIRCLE and Michele De Lucchi-designed timber structure built at the company's headquarters in Bergamo that celebrates history but is also focused on

Floral wallpaper prints fresh from the market

James Wormald

04.10.2023

Whether used to cover feature walls, contrast walls or whole rooms, these floral wallpaper prints bring spaces to life with strong colour and texture palettes for natural, atmospheric designs.

Playful bathrooms from around the world that break the mould

Claire Brodka

02.10.2023

These four bathrooms use unconventional colours, shapes, decor and materials to ignite the senses and spark childlike wonder. Featuring: Dyrda Fikus Architekci, Cierto Estudio, FIGR Architecture & Design and naav Studio.

The top table: Richard Lampert and the Eiermann table frame ...

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Nils Schellmann

29.09.2023

For furniture brand Richard Lampert, 2023 has been a year of celebration, with the firm's 30th anniversary taking place as well as the 70th birthday of a legendary piece of its collection – the original Eiermann 1 Table Frame.

Team Picks: the architecture and design stories we loved in ...

Architonic

29.09.2023

In this monthly format, we bring you the must-see projects and articles you may have missed over the last four weeks on Architonic. Featured in September: organic shapes, interiors that reflect their surroundings and playful public spaces.

A nesting chair for the hybrid work era: Fuld by Herman ...

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Harriet Thorpe

28.09.2023

It seems there’s no going back; flexible, hybrid workspaces are becoming the new norm. Tailored to this environment is Stefan Diez’s Fuld Nesting Chair for Herman Miller, engineered to save space, sit comfortably and be creative.

Make it yours: AXOR Suite by Philippe Starck

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AXOR

28.09.2023

Specially-finished elements added to AXOR Suite basins and bathtub, designed by Philippe Starck, spark users' individuality, while their clean, modern look retains a universal appeal. Watch the video to find out more…

Space-age product design of the 20th century and beyond

James Wormald

27.09.2023

In the midst of a contemporary space race, we look into humanity’s obsession with space and the products – both past and present – inspired by the beauty we find when we look up.

Pioneers in sustainable coated fabrics: Morbern’s green ...

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Tom Howells

26.09.2023

Beyond mere ‘eco marketing’, Morbern continues to embrace sustainable practices in every step of its coated fabric production, all while preserving high-performance, durability, versatility and aesthetic appeal…

Nostalgic comfort: the charm of the duffle coat on ...

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Mark C. O'Flaherty

25.09.2023

Capturing the essence of the classic and quaint duffle coat, Jean Louis Iratzoki’s modular sofa system for BOSC offers warmth, versatility and comfort – a hint of the past in contemporary form.

Hypedome blurs the line between indoors and outdoors

Architonic

22.09.2023

Hypedome reimagines outdoor living by blending the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces. With a commitment to well-being, sustainability and innovation, Hypedome has created a line of garden domes that seamlessly integrate with their

What is bistro furniture? Five sets that exemplify the type

James Wormald

20.09.2023

Eating outside is so in. From avoiding food wastage in the city streets to filling up modern patios, bistro furniture is spilling out of the bistro and into the home. Here’s how to work with it.

Singulart: shaking up the online world of art and design

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Nick Compton

20.09.2023

Paris-based Singulart optimises the online art landscape for artists, dealers and collectors alike, and is now doing the same for an even broader range of design professionals and their clients.

Keeping things fresh at Decorex 2023

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Tom Howells

19.09.2023

Returning to Olympia London from 8 to 11 October for its 45th edition, Decorex will again show why it remains an unmissable date in the city's interior design calendar…

Interior surfaces inspired by their exterior facades

James Wormald

18.09.2023

Continuing the merger of outdoor and indoor space in contemporary interiors, these projects match surfaces and materials inside and out, taking the lead from their own facades and further afield.

Women in Architecture: celebrating female-led practices by ...

James Wormald

15.09.2023

Gender inequality in architecture restricts both creativity and talent, as well as human rights. These four female-led architecture practices re-balance the scales with their work, not their gender.

Ten homes with weird and wonderful custom-shaped windows

James Wormald

13.09.2023

Transporting light and ventilation through a home, the benefits of windows are clear. But the shape of a home’s windows can also play an essential role in changing how we see it.

Better together: Poltrona Frau's human-centred new ...

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Emma Moore

13.09.2023

Human connection lies at the centre of two of Poltrona Frau's latest furniture collections, with DUO creating a hospitable atmosphere in the private sphere, and BAY geared towards comfort in public spaces.

Klöber's homely New Work model

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Nils Schellmann

12.09.2023

German office seating specialist Klöber draws inspiration from the natural environment around its headquarters on Lake Constance, creating furniture that fits neatly into both homely working environments and private living landscapes.

Low-light bathrooms that swaddle you with darkness

James Wormald

11.09.2023

These dark and brooding bathrooms encourage relaxation by turning down the lights and the tones, to create atmospheric spaces that block out the world and shroud us in the comfort of darkness.

Seven key decisions when choosing a kitchen sink

James Wormald

06.09.2023

Where most kitchen activities start and finish, the kitchen sink is imperative to a cohesive, effective and multifunctional kitchen. Here’s what to consider when choosing one.

A circular seating solution: Haworth Cardigan Lounge™

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Haworth

05.09.2023

‘Circular design principles were considered at every stage of the development,’ says Haworth's David Barrass of the furniture brand's new Haworth Cardigan Lounge™ chair. Find out more in the video…

Ten coffee tables to elevate any living room

Claire Brodka

30.08.2023

Coffee tables are some of the most versatile furniture pieces in the home, changing from display cabinets to impromptu dinner tables in a matter of minutes. We take a look at different highlights from our Architonic catalogue.

How to use vertical farming for sustainable living

James Wormald

28.08.2023

By applying the agricultural practice of vertical farming to design, architects can take advantage of the natural world, to improve our most urban environments.

Swedish sleeping solutions from Mattsons

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Mattsons Beds

23.08.2023

Mattsons Beds CEO Oscar Mattson was at imm cologne in June, showcasing the premium Swedish brand's 170-year legacy of handcrafting tradition, with beds tailored using the finest materials and also found in many of Europe's finest hotels. Watch the

Six reasons wall lamps take light to the edge and back

James Wormald

21.08.2023

Using wall lights to extend the reach of a room’s layered lighting scheme, designers can increase its size, look and usefulness by highlighting the parts we want to see, while keeping the rest in the dark.

Energy solutions and appliances in the modern electric home

James Wormald

07.08.2023

Homeowners targeting carbon neutrality by reducing their reliance on fossil fuels can simply turn off the gas. But is the alternative just an all-electric dream?

How to calculate the right lighting for each room

Katharina Schwarze

04.08.2023

A balanced lighting concept consists of three layers: ambient lighting, accent lighting and task lighting. Find out here which luminaires are suitable for what and how the required lumen output is calculated...

Five reasons countertop basins clean up a bathroom’s style

James Wormald

31.07.2023

Adding a countertop basin is one of the simplest ways to instantly add a look of modernity to a new bathroom design. But the product category goes far beyond simply style.

Editors' Pick: the architecture and design stories we ...

Architonic

28.07.2023

In this new monthly format, we bring you the must-see projects and articles you may have missed over the last four weeks on Architonic. Featured in July: adaptive reuse, wooden warmth (in more ways than one) and lots of colour.

The functional beauty in TwelveConcept’s high-traffic ...

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Harriet Thorpe

26.07.2023

Good design is both practical and visually appealing, yet achieving that optimum balance is not always easy. TwelveConcept’s elegant, customisable flooring rises to the challenge, combining high-quality materials with meticulous craftsmanship...

Doors vs. alternatives: what's the best way to enter a ...

James Wormald

26.07.2023

Doors have been the preferred method of moving around separated interiors for a long time, but are they still the best? Boasting more functionality and style, there are many other ways to enter a room.

14 ways to maximise visual interest on a blank wall

James Wormald

19.07.2023

Walls can often feel like they’re just in the way, blocking the freedom of the open plan. But these vertical canvases are far more useful than they seem. Here are all the decorative ways to fill them.

Maximum design freedom at your feet

Brand story

Julia Hauch

18.07.2023

With its Signature collection of luxury vinyl tiles, British brand Amtico opens up new dimensions of colour, shape, texture and functionality for flooring design.

Showing off in London with BoConcept

Brand story

Sisse Bro

17.07.2023

On a new residential project in London, three design offices were each given a show apartment, a design brief and a selection of furniture from Danish brand BoConcept. Find out below what happened next…

Cassina's new lighting collection

Brand story

Alun Lennon

13.07.2023

Long a leading name in the interiors realm, Italian brand Cassina has launched its new lighting collection, with an eclectic mix of designs from both iconic names and talented newcomers.

Working towards a greener future with Cassina's ...

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Alun Lennon

13.07.2023

Cassina's inviting new Patricia Urquiola-designed Moncloud sofa combines visual charm, pure comfort and a pioneering circular approach in relation to materials and production processes.

50th anniversary of Cassina's iMaestri Collection

Brand story

Alun Lennon

13.07.2023

2023 sees Italian furniture brand Cassina celebrate 50 years of its iMaestri Collection, with names including Gio Ponti and Carlo Scarpa being this year added to an already illustrious list of iconic designs and designers.

How to make the most of summer with a decked-out balcony

James Wormald

12.07.2023

With no private green space, it’s hard for high-rise apartments to achieve the wellness credentials we’ve come to expect in modern interiors. But a well-designed balcony can be all the garden you need.

Patrick Jouin x Pedrali: ‘I like to work with companies ...

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Simon Keane-Cowell

10.07.2023

Architonic sat down with award-winning French designer Patrick Jouin recently to find out the secrets behind his fruitful decade-long relationship with Italian brand Pedrali…

Desert island digs: retreats and resorts with water, water ...

James Wormald

10.07.2023

Nature brings peace, even when stranded on a desert island. On these small slices of paradise, everyday stresses are just distant memories, but does the idyllic life come at an environmental price?

Cosentino's versatile carbon-neutral surfaces

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Tom Howells

07.07.2023

Its carbon-neutral, super-durable Dekton surface designs may be inspired by the past but sustainable Spanish specialist Cosentino also has the future fully in focus…

Louis Poulsen PH5 pendant lamp: the history of the ...

James Wormald

07.07.2023

Created by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen, the story of the iconic PH5 pendant lamp is one of experimental science, and continues to guide both lighting and interior designers to this day.

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