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    Less is More

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    01.06.2016

    When it comes to launching new products, refined Danish brand LOCA is certainly in no hurry. Why develop new pieces for the sake of it, when you can concentrate your efforts on designing for usefulness, quality and longevity?

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    The Doors

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    09.05.2016

    Despite its longevity, Italian manufacturer ACERBIS shows no signs of resting on its laurels. Quite the opposite, in fact, as it continues to pursue tirelessly its vision for the perfect living room.

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    Station to Station

    Alyn Griffiths

    12.04.2016

    There has been a dramatic shift in the demands placed by public transportation on contemporary architecture since the turn of the millennium – the need to square the burgeoning of passenger numbers that attends the unstoppable march of urbanisation

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    Many Hands Make Light Work

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    14.03.2016

    Light+Building 2016 sees Taiwanese lighting brand QisDesign exhibit its award-winning LED lights. In step with the global trend for green design, QisDesign combines innovative LED lighting technology with original design to achieve creative LED

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    Get over yourself

    Alyn Griffiths

    22.02.2016

    Recent landmark bridge architecture shows how this most utilitarian of construction types, when imaginatively planned, can add real regenerative value to its environs. Build a bridge and get over it, people!

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    Life on the outside

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    18.01.2016

    Ah, the great outdoors. We all love it and know the benefits it has on both mind and body. Premium furniture brand OASIQ delivers design that makes us feel as equally as good, proving that retro design and high levels of comfort needn't be at odds

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    Stitched Up: tailor-made design from Presotto

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    11.01.2016

    If you're the owner of an Italian, tailor-made suit, you need no convincing of the value of bespoke quality. Premium Italian brand PRESOTTO sees design in exactly the same light, their new 'Tailor Made Project' of supremely customisable furniture

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    Lighten Up

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    20.10.2015

    With its emphasis on modularity and customisation, the spotlight's squarely on established Italian lighting brand FABBIAN when it comes to specification.

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    Mosaic: small tiles go large

    Alyn Griffiths

    09.09.2015

    Around for thousands of years, mosaic ceramic tiles are experiencing an architectural renaissance internationally thanks to a rethinking of their functional and aesthetic potential.

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    Light relief

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    09.09.2015

    Anyone who spends too much time at their desk knows how damaging a lack of daylight can be to their psychological wellbeing. In response to this issue, lighting brand LUCTRA has developed an intelligent system that replicates natural light to lessen

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    Ideas in Motion

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    31.05.2015

    Six years ago, German office-furniture brand Wilkhahn launched its revolutionary ON chair, which applied kinematic principles to stimulate the body's core muscle groups and joints while seated at a desk. The company's new IN chair offers a more

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    Tapping innovation: Axor’s WaterDream 2015

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    27.05.2015

    A collaboration between German bathroom brand Axor, Swiss university ECAL and glassblower Matteo Gonet has resulted in a series of prototypal taps that show how future bathrooms could incorporate bespoke interchangeable fittings.

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    Made in Pedrali

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    25.05.2015

    Aluminium, concrete, wood and plastic were among a multiplicity of materials seen on the stand of premium Italian furniture brand Pedrali at this year’s Salone del Mobile. The company’s CEO, Giuseppe Pedrali, tells Architonic how decades of

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    Going Global: De Padova's new collections

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    13.04.2015

    Iconic Italian furniture brand De Padova is set to show new products at Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile that draw on decades of design excellence and reaffirm its credentials as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of upholstered

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    The Great Outdoors

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    27.01.2015

    The new 2015 catalogue produced by Swedish furniture brand Röshults depicts its products positioned around the lounge and expansive terraces of a luxurious villa in the French city of Nice. The managing director of Röshults, Tobias Lindberg,

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    Bolon’s Flow Flooring Collection

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    27.01.2015

    The latest flooring collection from pioneering Swedish brand Bolon epitomises the ethos of design-led innovation established by sisters Annica and Marie Eklund since they took control of the family business in 2003. Subtle pastel shades, versatile

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    COVERINGS ETC

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    14.01.2015

    In addition to producing sustainable tiles made from familiar materials such as porcelain and cement, Miami brand COVERINGS ETC is pioneering the manufacture of solid surfaces that incorporate various types of industrial waste. Architonic speaks to

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    Wall&decò’s WET SYSTEM™

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    01.12.2014

    The bathroom is often the most understated and unambitiously decorated space in residential interiors as its design is dictated by functional requirements such as the need for surfaces that repel moisture. But the era of bland bathrooms may be over

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    Ghyczy’s Family Business Grows Up

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    18.11.2014

    In a world where an overabundance of consumable products leads to a throwaway culture and fleeting trends, Dutch-based furniture producer Ghyczy is pioneering an alternative by developing timeless designs that combine innovative engineering with

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    Work-life Balance

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    17.11.2014

    At this year’s Orgatec, Italian firm Pedrali added to its collection of furniture designed in response to the evolving requirements of the contemporary contract markets, with a particular focus on the shift towards workplaces that aim to emulate

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    Naturally cool

    Alyn Griffiths

    16.06.2014

    The need to minimise energy consumption affects many aspects of architecture, and designs that employ traditional or cutting-edge shading devices and ventilation methods are at the forefront of reducing our reliance on air conditioning. Architonic

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    Flexible living: LEMA’s latest upholstered seating systems

    Brand story

    Alyn Griffiths

    14.04.2014

    Having introduced its first upholstered collection at last year’s Salone del Mobile, Brianza-based furniture brand LEMA returned this year with three new sofas that evoke classic designs but bring them up-to-date with contemporary details and

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    Bright Lights, Big City: urban-lighting projects that dazzle

    Alyn Griffiths

    17.03.2014

    The highly utilitarian nature of urban lighting hasn’t stopped designers and manufacturers from adding value to projects that illuminate our cities through forward-facing design and technology. Architonic sheds some light…

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    The Printed Environment: 3D printing goes architectural

    Alyn Griffiths

    12.09.2013

    3D-printed architecture might seem like the stuff of the future, but a number of architects are experimenting to try to turn tomorrow's fantasy builds into today's innovative projects. Architonic investigates.

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    London Calling: May Design Series 2013

    Alyn Griffiths

    28.05.2013

    There's strength in numbers. A new date in the international design-expo calendar – The May Design Series – has successfully brought together and revitalised two pre-existing specialist fairs, creating an impressive showcase for high-end

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    Pop-up stars: temporary contemporary architecture

    Alyn Griffiths

    08.09.2012

    From huge temporary stadia to tiny transitory event spaces, pop-up architecture fulfils many roles and comes in many guises. In some cases the very latest technologies are used to engineer complex structures, while in others a readymade approach

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    Prefabricated Architecture

    Alyn Griffiths

    24.07.2012

    When architects such as Jean Prouvé and Charles Eames began experimenting with buildings made using off-the-shelf components following the second World War, little did they know that technology would one day allow buildings to be created from kits

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    Olympic Landscapes

    Alyn Griffiths

    05.06.2012

    Among and around the buildings that will house hockey players and hurdlers, cyclists and swimmers throughout the duration of this summer’s Olympic Games in London are public spaces that strive to meet the exacting Olympic standards of excellence

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    Park life: the evolving approach to designing urban public ...

    Alyn Griffiths

    10.05.2012

    It could be argued that the pinnacle of urban landscape architecture was reached in seventeenth century France and the French formal gardens or in Britain's philantrophic Victorian public parks in the ninenteenth century. Contemporary urban

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    Mind the Gap: architects fitting extraordinary buildings ...

    Alyn Griffiths

    26.03.2012

    Every city evolves differently, according to fluctuations in population and wealth, changes in industry and other social and economic factors. As old buildings are replaced, or new ones constructed, spaces between these buildings appear or alter;

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    Leading lights: current and future applications for new ...

    Alyn Griffiths

    03.01.2012

    Few aspects of product development have seen more innovation in the past decade than lighting design. Legislation and consumer demand have hastened the evolution of energy efficient solutions and programmable software now enables infinitely

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    Hole Lot of Sense: smart uses for perforated façades and ...

    Alyn Griffiths

    20.08.2011

    Perforated walls, panels and screens have been used for centuries as a way to control the level of light entering a building or to offer privacy to the occupants. The functions of perforations have remained largely the same, but the materials and

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    Bricking It: innovative applications of man’s most trusted ...

    Alyn Griffiths

    15.07.2011

    Brick is one of the most ancient and familiar building materials known to man, and its strength, character and flexibility of use continue to attract architects working on innovative contemporary buildings. Architonic examines some key projects that

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    Sporting Chance?: the challenge of legacy-building in ...

    Alyn Griffiths

    04.07.2011

    As the cost of hosting major sporting events continues to rise, the need for something positive to be left behind once the fun and games are over becomes ever more vital. Architonic examines past and future events and the differing approaches to

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    Spectacular Vernacular: contemporary applications of ...

    Alyn Griffiths

    23.05.2011

    There was a time when context was everything in construction. Local materials were transformed by the ambition and skill of the builder into a functional, stylistically appropriate structure. In the face of an, at times seemingly inexorable, movement

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    Neo Geo: geodesic construction in contemporary architecture

    Alyn Griffiths

    09.03.2011

    The principles of geodesic construction were developed by the pioneering American architect and engineer R Buckminster Fuller in the middle of the last century as part of his efforts to use science and technology to address universal issues. His

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    Support Structures: architecture's role in the healing ...

    Alyn Griffiths

    28.01.2011

    Good architecture creates environments that are, among other things, enjoyable to spend time in and practical to use, and in no scenario is this more important than the provision of treatment or support for those dealing with illness or trauma.

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    Help the Aged: innovative adaptive reuse in architecture

    Alyn Griffiths

    18.12.2010

    'Waste not, want not' is an expression that has become increasingly pertinent in recent years as economic conditions have forced many of us to tighten our belts and make the most of what we have, rather than constantly replacing old with new. This

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