Results: 105

Opening up the office with BoConcept's planning tools ...

Brand story

Sisse Bro

02.12.2022

The Danish company's wealth of online resources supports planners in creating attractive work environments that promote Activity-Based Working – just like its own HQ in Herning…

The stage is set for Ambiente 2023

Ambiente

24.11.2022

Anticipation builds after a two-year forced break for the Ambiente fair, set to run from February 3-7, 2023. The leading trade fair for consumer goods returns to Frankfurt, Germany for five days of product presentations, trend spotting and

You have to be there: retail spaces that buy into experience

James Wormald

02.11.2022

Online, retailers can provide more choice, better service and a more comfortable showroom. What they lack, however, is occasion. These bricks and mortar stores make in-person shopping special again.

The future of hospitality at EquipHotel in Paris

Brand story

Sisse Bro

26.10.2022

From 6 to 10 November, international trade fair EquipHotel will be welcoming exhibitors and visitors to Paris and inviting them to consider the future of the hospitality sector with open eyes and conscious minds.

Matteo Thun & Partners explain their approach to ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

25.10.2022

'Applying international and globally recognised certifications is not enough if there is no "self-certification",' argues the award-winning office's top team.

Editor's Letter – October 2022

Simon Keane-Cowell

19.10.2022

The energy crisis, energetic thinking on sustainability and the power of lighting design.

Digitalisation in the furniture industry

möbelschweiz

18.10.2022

Optimised processes, digital experiences and human opportunities: at first glance, there's hardly a product that could seem more analogue than a traditionally manufactured chair, table or cabinet. And yet there is now a lot of data in the virtual

Next Generation – Corporate change in family businesses

möbelschweiz

20.09.2022

If the next generation decides to continue a family business, it is not only a question of successfully combining tradition, the zeitgeist and the future, but also of balancing family relationships. Two members of möbelschweiz reveal how this can be

'Architects should use more colours and textiles': ...

James Wormald

06.09.2022

Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien of Doshi Levien discuss the future of furniture: 'An environment rich in materiality and colour is more fun and experimental.' Watch the video for more…

Corporate responsibility in the furniture industry

möbelschweiz

19.07.2022

Sustainability is in vogue, but how can sustainable activities be distinguished from greenwashing and, above all, what really counts? Here we present a conversation with Mathias Seiler, head of design and marketing at Girsberger, about sustainability

DAAily bar Live Talk at Milan Design Week: CMP Design

James Wormald

14.07.2022

Michele Cazzaniga and Antonio Pagliarulo of CMP Design took to the DAAily bar Live Talk stage during Milan Design Week to explain how conviviality and friendship influence their work at every stage.

DAAily bar Live Talk at Milan Design Week: Calvi Brambilla

James Wormald

13.07.2022

Milanese design duo Calvi Brambilla discuss the process behind their architecturally impressive fair stands at the DAAily bar during Milan Design Week.

DAAily bar Live Talk at Milan Design Week: Alfredo Häberli

James Wormald

12.07.2022

Design grandee Alfredo Häberli argues at his DAAily bar Live Talk for the importance of physical, tactile experiences at design fairs and events, such as Milan Design Week.

Editor's Letter – June 2022

Simon Keane-Cowell

01.07.2022

DAAily platforms launches in a super-hot Milan, while we cool down with the Global Design Agenda Bathroom Design Week

DAAily bar Live Talk at Milan Design Week: Stefan Diez

James Wormald

29.06.2022

Stefan Diez proposes a retail revolution while introducing his mudra chair for Brunner at his DAAily bar Live Talk during Milan Design Week.

DAAily bar Live Talk at Milan Design Week: Patricia Urquiola

James Wormald

27.06.2022

At the well-attended DAAily bar Live Talk series at Milan Design Week, Patricia Urquiola discussed the eco-credentials and bio-material innovations found in her Nuez Lounge Bio armchair for Andreu World.

The DAAily bar: a new stage at Milan Design Week for DAAily ...

James Wormald

23.06.2022

Bringing Designboom, Architonic and ArchDaily together in a single physical space for the first time, the DAAily bar served up A&D inspiration in Milan, along with food – and drinks – for thought.

Woman power at möbelschweiz

möbelschweiz

21.06.2022

For a long time, the Swiss furniture industry was considered a male domain. Today, however, a number of successful female entrepreneurs are proving the contrary. But how equal do women really feel in the sector and what is the secret of their

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

James Wormald

20.06.2022

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.

'This is not just a showroom': going BettePlaces

Brand story

Simon Keane-Cowell

13.06.2022

Upon a recent visit to Bette's HQ, the German bathroom expert revealed a whole world of architectural typologies in a new, immersive proof-of-concept experience.

Installation highlights of Clerkenwell Design Week

James Wormald

02.06.2022

Clerkenwell Design Week came back bigger than ever in 2022. With more showrooms, exhibitions and installations, festival visitors found out what the industry’s been up to while they’ve been away.

Behind the scenes of Interni's total design experience

Brand story

Simon Keane-Cowell

01.06.2022

Find out why the recently renovated Interni flagship store in Milan is symbolic of the Italian company's larger goal of offering full-service partnerships to designers and architects worldwide.

Gaggenau offers an immersive experience at Milan Design Week

Brand story

Mareile Morawietz

27.05.2022

Building on its years of expertise, the German luxury appliance manufacturer now proposes to inspire architects and planners with a large-scale installation at this year's Fuorisalone.

Milan Design Week: Live Talks at the DAAily bar

James Wormald

24.05.2022

The DAAily bar is set to become one of Milan Design Week's biggest destinations, with a series of Live Talks featuring speakers from the very top of architecture and design.

Milan Design Week: DAAily fair and city guides available now

James Wormald

16.05.2022

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

NOA's ultra-modern vision of outdoor living

Brand story

Sisse Bro

11.05.2022

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

Five ways to customise surfaces with single-colour tiling

James Wormald

27.04.2022

Single colour tiles might look simple on the surface, but with a little creative thinking, the full range of possibilities starts to emerge. Here are five original ways to apply them.

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

James Wormald

14.04.2022

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

Bringing the great outdoors inside with cero by Solarlux

Brand story

Barbara Jahn-Rösel

11.04.2022

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

Elegance is in the details with Occhio's new phantom ...

Brand story

Mareile Morawietz

06.04.2022

Product surfaces are often not given the credit they deserve. With phantom and black phantom, the lighting specialists at Occhio have now added two novelties to their repertoire that stand out from the crowd.

mudra: Brunner meets Diez office

Brand story

Julia Hauch

04.04.2022

After three years of development, Brunner and Diez Office present mudra, a universal chair that brings the formal and ecological possibilities of moulded wood technology into the present.

Build a career with DAAily jobs

James Wormald

17.03.2022

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

‘For me, technology is always dictated by a conceptual ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

08.03.2022

Carmelo Zappulla discusses the role of technology in designing with artificial light: ‘Technology is part of my research to find a solution to conceptual problems.’ Watch the video to learn more…

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

James Wormald

16.02.2022

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

How to bring walls to life with three-dimensional solutions

James Wormald

08.02.2022

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

Reflective surfaces in retail spaces

Peter Smisek

26.01.2022

Tasked with creating experiential retail spaces that attract and engage potential customers, interior designers and architects today have a range of tools at their disposal. Not least among them, shiny ones…

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

James Wormald

15.01.2022

These outlandish, luxurious and downright surreal retail spaces were Architonic users' most-seen new shops of 2021.

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

James Wormald

13.01.2022

These most-popular office interiors of 2021 gave employees space to both work and play, while projecting a respectful, comforting and professional aura to clients.

Five room dividers that separate space with style

James Wormald

12.01.2022

Space partitioning can often be dismissed as a bland, acoustic-only solution. But these five projects show how space can be artfully divided while adding colour, character and personality.

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

James Wormald

02.12.2021

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

Industrial design elements in retail interiors

Peter Smisek

17.11.2021

The latest retail projects reveal how the textures and materials of industry have been elevated and combined to create an otherworldly, often hard-edged, yet alluring aesthetic.

Wall patterns and reliefs with ceramic tiles by Atlas ...

Brand story

Emma Moore

22.10.2021

The 3D Wall Carve ceramic tile collection from Atlas Concorde adds texture to walls, with two of its five patterns created in collaboration with Italian design legend Piero Lissoni.

Unique Factory and bespoke interior solutions

Brand story

Gerrit Terstiege

13.10.2021

Berlin-based Unique Factory's commitment to providing personalised interior solutions is perfectly reflected in its carefully curated Potsdamer Strasse showroom.

Masters of material: Modulor

Brand story

Mareile Morawietz

03.09.2021

With its customisable furniture systems and huge range of materials for art and design, Berlin-based specialist Modulor helps architects, designers and hobbyists alike to properly furnish their lives.

New contract: Fenabel at supersalone

Brand story

Nick Compton

01.09.2021

Contract furniture that counters the radical changes of our time with elegant design and optimal functionality is what Portuguese specialist Fenabel offers. Discover their new collection at supersalone, Hall 03 k18.

Hard to beat: concrete interiors

Peter Smisek

21.07.2021

Concrete packs a powerful architectural punch, not least when serving as a scene-setter in contemporary commercial spaces.

Architonic Story: Mosa

Brand story

Architonic

15.06.2021

Dutch manufacturer Mosa’s new Mosa Stage tile series is perfect for high-traffic public spaces and, with its Cradle-to-Cradle Silver Certification, also supports environmentally friendly design. Watch the video to find out more...

Enter Cleaf’s Shaping Surfaces 2021 competition

Brand story

Sisse Bro

15.06.2021

The Shaping Surfaces competition invites architects and interior designers to get creative with Cleaf’s surfaces while also starting a discussion about the design of interior spaces.

Cover story: Morbern Europe

Brand story

James Wormald

27.05.2021

More than 50 years of experience in the production of upholstery fabrics for the contract sector has once again helped Morben earn the title of ‘Best Managed Company’.

The gold standard: Foglie d'Oro

Brand story

Jean-Christophe Camuset

18.05.2021

Italian manufacturer Foglie d'Oro brings high-quality, responsibly sourced materials and precision craftsmanship together with as much expertise as the elements in its high-end parquet floors.

Stripe club: Dresswall

Brand story

Dominic Lutyens

26.03.2021

Italian manufacturer Dresswall shows how to clad walls in hours rather than days with its new DresswallStripes collection – creating environments that range from the minimalist to the theatrical.

Architonic Story: Ceramiche Keope

Brand story

Architonic

24.03.2021

Inspired by luxury European villas of the early 20th century, Italian ceramics specialist Ceramiche Keope presents its reminiscently atmospheric 9Cento collection, with six marble varieties that hark back to the period. Watch to learn more.

Trade mission: China's new store projects

Peter Smisek

10.03.2021

Design is one of the tools that retailers in China are utilising to coax customers back offline – offering engaging, unique, analogue experiences that really speak to consumers.

The real deal: Ritzwell

Brand story

Harriet Thorpe

09.03.2021

With designs that blend craftsmanship and technology with Japanese sensibility and tradition, Ritzwell is frequently specified for high-end contract – as here, at L Side Cafe in this Lexus dealership in Osaka.

Covering all angles: Alphabet by Zambelis

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

02.03.2021

ALPHABET BY ZAMBELIS’s TAF24 luminaire system can easily switch between horizontal and vertical configurations, offering scope to planners for creating sculptural lighting effects.

Architonic Story: Vorwerk Flooring

Brand story

Architonic

09.12.2020

VORWERK’s colourful acoustic-tile range boasts not only aesthetic and functional benefits, it has strong environmental credentials, too – and with its online configurator, Vorwerk lets you create perfect flooring patterns from the comfort of your

Good furniture, bad furniture?: Criteria for a quality check

möbelschweiz

08.12.2020

How does one recognise high-quality furniture? Is expensive always better? And what lies beneath the surface? Below, a few pointers to avoid being deceived by beautiful appearances when buying furniture (DE / FR only).

Smoothing the way: Atlas Concorde

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

08.12.2020

White Italian marble was Michelangelo’s material of choice, so no doubt he would have approved of ATLAS CONCORDE's new Marvel Shine tile collection with its comprehensive range of formats and finishes.

Marble in the blood: Atlas Concorde

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

08.12.2020

In order to capture the soul of marble for its new collection, ATLAS CONCORDE visited the town of Pietrasanta to collaborate with Savema – a company with marble in its veins.

Show-offs!: the latest showroom projects

Peter Smisek

02.12.2020

Showrooms represent an ideal setting for a brand to present its products to the public, but, with the right design team on board, they can also create longer-lasting, more meaningful consumer experiences.

Skin deep: new beauty-brand interiors

Alun Lennon

02.12.2020

For beauty and cosmetics brands, the experience for consumers in-store is delivered as much by the project as it is by the products and service. And there’s nothing superficial about it.

Built for the future: HI-MACS®

Brand story

Peter Smisek

26.11.2020

It has never been more important to pay attention to the sustainable credentials of the materials we use in our buildings – and companies such as LG Hausys, manufacturer of HI-MACS®, are leading the way.

The writing’s on the wall: ASB GLASSFLOOR

Brand story

Markus Hieke

25.11.2020

ASB GLASSFLOOR has been lighting up the world of sport with its cutting-edge LumiFlex floor technology for years. Now, with DigitalWallpaper, it has set its sights on a broad new range of applications. Sunglasses optional.

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.

THE NEW ILLUMINATI: AMEICO

Brand story

Simon Keane-Cowell

18.11.2020

The story of how a Connecticut-based design distributor is introducing some of the best classic and contemporary European lighting designs to choice projects across North America.

Soft stuff, hard facts: Vorwerk Flooring shows how ...

Brand story

Simon Keane-Cowell

03.11.2020

Enviable design collaborations and unparalleled Made-in-Germany quality are only part of the VORWERK story. The premium carpet manufacturer has always had sustainability in the weave.

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.

In the contract: ROLF BENZ

Brand story

Gerrit Terstiege

22.10.2020

ROLF BENZ's reputation as an effective contract partner is on full display at the reinvented Hotel Fritz Lauterbad in the Black Forest.

Friends for life: ROLF BENZ

Brand story

Gerrit Terstiege

22.10.2020

As a throwaway-and-replace culture continues to prevail in different areas of modern life, ROLF BENZ stands in stark contrast.

LIV the dream: ROLF BENZ

Brand story

Gerrit Terstiege

22.10.2020

What happens when you cross inspired Italian design with German precision, quality and craftsmanship? ROLF BENZ has the answer.

Listen up: raumplus

Brand story

Julia Hauch

14.10.2020

Unusual angles and special projects? For Bremen-based door- and storage-system specialists raumplus, this is music to their ears.

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)

Monitoring the situation: Novis

Brand story

Mareile Morawietz

24.09.2020

German monitor manufacturer NOVIS creates technology that seamlessly integrates with furniture – and with no functional compromise.

THE WATER WHISPERERS: OASE

Brand story

Barbara Jahn-Rösel

22.09.2020

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

Out is the new in: Minotti

Brand story

Dominic Lutyens

15.09.2020

With their 2020 Outdoor Collection, MINOTTI offers a strong argument against going back inside at all.

Fits like a glove: Minotti

Brand story

Dominic Lutyens

15.09.2020

For the 2020 Collection, MINOTTI is bringing to the fore its fine eye for detail and unconventional manufacturing methods such as sewing techniques borrowed from the world of haute couture.

More than the sum of their parts: Minotti

Brand story

Dominic Lutyens

15.09.2020

For a few years now, premium Italian manufacturer MINOTTI has been working with some of the world's best designers, combining cultural diversity with their own design DNA. A fruitful strategy, as the 2020 Collection proves.

The untouchables: Grohe

Brand story

Mareile Morawietz

25.08.2020

Thanks to GROHE's technologically advanced contactless faucets, no one need worry about getting their hands dirty while washing them.

The floors of nature: Kährs

Brand story

Alyn Griffiths

20.05.2020

Swedish manufacturer Kährs has been a major player on the international parquet-flooring scene for many decades. And now, it’s taking a further step into the commercial sector with its high-performing Impression collection, the latest addition to

So materialistic!

Alun Lennon

06.05.2020

Confident material choices in retail projects have the power to transform shop spaces into ultra-haptic, visually rich environments that no amount of e-commerce trickery can match.

Body shop: new retail spaces

Peter Smisek

06.05.2020

It’s undeniable that the online retail environment offers a multitude of advantages to consumers, particularly in the current climate. However, thoughtful and engaging design will always hold power to attract consumers out of internet stores and

Home suite home: Maxalto

Brand story

Clare Dowdy

24.02.2020

A strong brand needs a strong presentation: Premium Italian furniture brand Maxalto has transformed a Parisian townhouse into a home, with pieces from its latest collection.

At your service: EuroShop

Brand story

Barbara Jahn-Rösel

20.01.2020

Every three years, the international retail industry meets in Düsseldorf for EUROSHOP, and to make your stay as pleasant and efficient as possible, the trade fair has come up with a number of interesting services.

Centre Stage for light

Light + Building

20.01.2020

It is also often nice if details stay invisible. Fully in accordance with the Bauhaus maxim – now a hundred years old.

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.

Pure fabrication: textiles in architecture

Peter Smisek

29.11.2019

Textiles and fabrics represent one of the earliest forms of human technology, as well as an effective, and not to mention sustainable, architectural element. And we’re not talking curtains.

Heimtextil: Green solutions in focus

Brand story

Heimtextil

19.11.2019

Sustainability is a permanent focus of Heimtextil. In 2020, the leading innovation platform will provide numerous tools and specials on this issue.

You've sold me: Retail trends at EuroShop 2020

Brand story

Barbara Jahn-Rösel

16.10.2019

From 16 to 20 February 2020, Düsseldorf's EUROSHOP will provide a comprehensive overview of current and future trends in the retail sector.

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality by Heimtextil

Heimtextil

08.10.2019

Tailor-made programme for interior designers, architects and hospitality experts at the world's largest trade fair for home textiles

The face of retail: Aesop’s latest stores

Peter Smisek

30.09.2019

The global skincare brand that’s long recognised how exemplary interior design can function as a powerful marketing device shows off the latest cohort of its architecturally expressive stores.

In the bag: new retail-interior concepts

Peter Smisek

08.05.2019

Through their design-led, social-mediatised interiors, retail projects are getting out there.

Page-turners: 5 bookstores with stories to tell

Simon Keane-Cowell

08.05.2019

Asian bookshops are offering bibliophiles an altogether more immersive experience via bold architectural concepts.

Limited offer: pop-up retail spaces

Peter Smisek

22.11.2018

As bricks-and-mortar retail continues to suffer heavy losses, pop-up stores are stepping in – design-led, temporary spaces that are as much about a curated brand experience as they are about shifting stock.

Retail Reimagined: new store projects 

Peter Smisek

08.05.2018

Design-led store concepts are turning shopping into a resolutely aesthetic experience, with highly curated, supremely Instagrammable interiors.

Sell out: retail spaces that show off

Dominic Lutyens

01.10.2017

Today's flagship stores are transforming existing architectural spaces into memorable physical expressions of brand identity. Top shops!

Talking Shop: Nendo on retail design

Simon Keane-Cowell

27.09.2017

With a raft of paradigm-shifting retail-design projects to its name, prolific Japanese design studio Nendo is one smart shopper.

More in Store: New Retail Architecture

Alyn Griffiths

21.05.2017

With your heart's desire a click away, brick and mortar retailers are appealing to that which cannot be quenched online. Featuring texture, tech, colour and a whole lotta cool these recent retail projects are an ode to the senses.

Purchasing Power: retail trends at EuroShop 2017

Brand story

Katharina Sommer

08.12.2016

EUROSHOP, the leading fair internationally for the retail sector, showcases in Düsseldorf from 5 to 9 March 2017 the latest trends and future forecasts.

Poetic Shopping: Aesop designs the retail experience

Simon Keane-Cowell

30.08.2016

When it comes to creating unique, design-led retail experiences, skincare brand Aesop has it in the bag.

Retail Detail: 10 outstanding store designs – Part I

Christian Kuhn

13.08.2016

When the going gets tough, the tough get shopping. Architonic offers you 10 of the best retail-design projects internationally to have opened their doors recently to customers in search of unique in-store experiences.

Retail Detail: 10 outstanding store designs – Part II

Christian Kuhn

08.08.2016

Shopping can be addictive. This we know. Which is why we're presenting our second installment of some of the best recently completed retail-design projects from across the globe.

Selling Out: retail design on show

Simon Keane-Cowell

26.07.2016

Architonic speaks to Elke Moebius, Director of leading retail trade fair EUROSHOP, about the changing landscape of retail-design exhibition.

Flagship Enterprise

Dominic Lutyens

16.12.2014

It may sound paradoxical, but corporate store architecture today strives to be as individualistic as possible. This is partly due to necessity. Like many booksellers, high-end fashion labels are fending off fierce competition from online retailers.

Shelf-life

Dominic Lutyens

16.12.2014

In the retail world, bookstore interiors are arguably changing more radically than in any other sector. Time was when bookshops appealed for being old-world and fusty, with their labyrinthine layouts, faintly musty smells and eccentrically bookish

Vitra Brings It Home

Simon Keane-Cowell

22.02.2010

It's all round to Vitra's place in Weil am Rhein as the leading design manufacturer opens its striking new VitraHaus, designed by Herzog & de Meuron.