AGENA® WALLPAPERS, FABRICS AND RUGS
Over 40 years of history for AGENA®, promoter of the Made in Italy and on the international markets with more than 100 collections of decorative fabrics for upholstery, curtains, accessories and many collections of wallpapers. Today, the company is
strasserthun works with a light
Considered the tool of the future, laser cutting and laser engraving of solid wood, veneer and other materials are available at strasserthun. Sawing, drilling and milling are also included in the company’s daily use. Strasserthun uses a specialised
Same But Different: Pfleiderer's DST System
The DST system from Pfleiderer will raise designers’ creative freedom to a whole new level, because, with the DST range, interiors can be decked out with different surfaces, textures and core materials and can thus be used to satisfy many technical
The Shapeshifter: material innovation FluidSolids
Nominated for this year's Design Prize Switzerland, Zurich-based designer Beat Karrer's material innovation FluidSolids, with its strong ecological credentials and impressive programmability, is poised to give traditional materials like metal and
Supersize Me: Materials Council's 'In the Scale of ...
For a colourless, odourless gas, CO2 packs a punch. It now accounts for 76% of all greenhouse-gas emissions. So how do you communicate to a fair-going public the relative merits of different materials when it comes to carbon emissions? Materials
Materials Council: activity update
Materials Council has been busy. Founded in partnership with Architonic in 2012, the leading London-based consultancy has proved in a mere nine months its expertise and relevance to architects, manufacturers and business, providing indispensable
Looming Large: innovation in new textile design
If you think textile design is, well, a little two-dimensional, think again. Contemporary producers of high-quality woven materials for interiors are busy exploring all sorts of innovative directions in terms of materials, processes and applications.
Whiter Shade of Pale: Materials Council's 'Whiter ...
White. But not as you know it. Newly launched creative materials consultancy Materials Council's inaugural show at this year's Super Brands London neatly demonstrated that there's more than meets the eye when it comes to that most pure of colours...
Architonic is proud to announce the launch of Materials ...
Architonic is proud to announce the launch of Materials Council – a new partner company in which it has a significant participation – at the London Design Festival, September 2012. The forces behind Materials Council are its founders, Ian Hunter
The Very Fabric of Architecture: textile use in construction
Most people have at one time or another spent the night in a tent and have benefited from the protection provided by its fabric, while at the same time enjoying the sensation of being separated from nature by nothing more than a thin shell. Textile
Concrete in Architecture (3): Furniture & Objects
In what for the moment will be the last part of our "Concrete in Architecture" series the focus will be on the use of concrete in interior architecture, in particular for creating objects and furniture. The attraction of concrete as a material is
Concrete in Architecture (2): not really grey
In the second part of our 'Concrete in Architecture' series, Architonic shows how concrete certainly doesn't have to be grey. From delicate tones to high luminosity, it can take on a wide range of chromatic and emotional complexions. In the following
CNC carpentry: the 'selfsupportingframework'
The use of sophisticated, at times highly complex, wood joinery for load-bearing constructions, the kind that you still learn today as a carpentry apprentice, has declined in the last few decades. Such handwork was too expensive and so wooden
Concrete in Architecture (1): a material both stigmatised ...
Almost no other material manages to carry such contradictory associations. Stigmatised on the one hand, celebrated on the other, it evokes highly diverse reactions. The word 'concrete' was used for the first time in 1750 by Bernard Forêst de
MADE Milan - Materials Report Part 1/3
MADE 2010, short for Milano Design Architettura Edilizia, took place at the city's trade-fair grounds, wowing visitors with an exciting exhibition of building and other materials. The old guard also got a look-in from fair-goers, as there were some
Swissbau 2010, Basel: Architonic selects the best materials ...
Architonic recently visited the Swissbau 2010 expo in Basel, whose focus this year was on sustainability. From the mass of exhbitors, we've selected our favourites for you, scrutinising their innovative, technological and architectural qualities.
The new materiality of shadows
However, Quinn's most valuable product is in fact a service - his 'Ombrae' technology represents concentrated know-how with a valuable planning service. By means of specially developed software and CNC technology it is possible to make an optical
Polyhydroxybutyrates (PHB) reinforced by nano particles
Polyhydroxy butanoic acid (PHB) is regarded as the most promising of the biopolymers. It was discovered in France as early as 1925, is a member of the polyester group and can be produced by a range of micro-organisms. PHB's resilience values, in