Design icons in a historical context
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Developer Stefan F. Höglmaier in collaboration with architect Peter Haimerl has achieved an unusual transformation of a historic farmhouse in Munich’s Alt-Riem district. Careful restoration on the one hand and a radical reinterpretation of the
Julie Richoz: Refined Experimentation
Allaying the presence of spring-steel in a delicately laced structure, the Thalie bowl for Artecnica echoes earlier speculative works like Armand: a series of paper cut-out cylinders that cover spectrum colour vibrations. Both are just a sampling of
Architectes-designers italiens: Paesaggi immagini
Un mélange de poésie et de savoir-faire, de connaissances techniques et de sensibilité, de recherche et d’instinct ; un transfert de compétences de la plume au papier terminant entre les mains d’un artisan qualifié qui se chargera de
Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen: Définir les ...
L’architecture de Kersten Geers et David Van Severen est un compromis entre la théorie et la pratique. Pendant un entretien qu’ils ont accordé à TLmag, ces architectes nous ont confié la réflexion sur laquelle repose deux de leurs récents
Uncharted Waters: Falper maps the future of bathroom design
Combine a keen dialogue with social trends with a commitment to innovation in materials and technologies, and a successful collaboration with the world’s foremost designers, and you get trend-establishing Italian bathroom brand FALPER.
It's often said that good design is legible design – objects that communicate their use and their usefulness. In the case of premium woodburning-stove manufacturer HARRIE LEENDERS, there's a compelling story behind many of the products, too.
Against the Grain
Wood needs time and a deep understanding of its materiality to truly reveal its innate beauty. TRAPA invests not only these, but also top-notch craftsmanship, in its products, which marry the contemporary and the functional with the compellingly
Recent years have seen the kitchen become the non plus ultra of socialising spaces within the domestic sphere. Such a development is in no small part thanks to premium manufacturer ARCLINEA, which delivers kitchen environments that make you linger
V-ZUG, the Swiss market leader in household appliances, has spent the last 100 years turning the marriage of precision, longevity and innovative technology with elegant forms and surfaces into a veritable artform. Swiss understatement at its best.
German engineering meets American design
RICHARD NEUTRA made his name as an architect of modern Californian homes, yet is relatively unknown as a designer of furniture. His furniture designs, which long lay dormant in the archives of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), are
Hear the name RICHARD NEUTRA and you’d be forgiven for thinking first and foremost of the legendary Austrian-American architect’s sun-kissed Californian villas. But, as premium German furniture manufacturer VS highlights through a unique staging,
Move aside perfection. Here comes authenticity. ALPHENBERG, premium producer of leather flooring and wall coverings, has become the go-to partner for high-end contract and private projects internationally looking for an injection of warmth, character
Many Hands Make Light Work
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
WorkOf x Architonic – Greenpoint Studio Tours
Greenpoint lies on the waters edge at the northwestern most point of the borough of Brooklyn. With it’s many industrial buildings, interspersed with short residential blocks, the neighborhood has an understated gritty allure - this has proven to be
WorkOf x Architonic – Light + Ladder
In a sun-filled loft on the Greenpoint waterfront, Farrah Sit and her team are quietly building the business that she always aspired to work at. This required a decisive returning to making and culminated with the launch of her eponymous brand Light
Bathrooms as art
In Italy, the design of a bathroom and its fixtures is an art. But the luxury Italian sanitaryware producer CERAMICA FLAMINIA combines both design and performance, working with many of the world’s greatest creative talents including Nendo, Jasper
WorkOf x Architonic – Greenpoint Studio Tours: Bower
Tammer Hijazi and Danny Giannella, the design duo behind acclaimed Brooklyn studio Bower, are doing their own thing. In a day and age when everyone has access to everything it’s a tall order to find truly original design and they deliver time and
Life on the outside
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
Back to the Future
All good things come to those who wait. Design legend Ettore Sottsass may have left us, but, thanks to global design brand KARTELL, a completely new collection of striking accessories authored by the maestro himself is being launched this month.
Stitched Up: tailor-made design from Presotto
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
When a visionary, game-changing design needs a reboot to respond to the evolving needs of the market, consideration and perfect execution are called for. Here’s the story of how ADECO’s innovative RADAR shelving system made a striking comeback.
Mountain High, River Deep
With their first-rate designs authored by the likes of Marc Sadler and Patrick Jouin, not to mention their ‘Made in Italy’ stamp, it’s no wonder PEDRALI’s products have been specified for an international array of diverse and enviable
Wake up and smell the coffee
Premium Swiss manufacturer FRANKE COFFEE SYSTEMS has been getting up at the crack of dawn for over 40 years to produce fully automatic coffee machines for an ever-growing, international customer base. The perfect blend of design, technology and
WorkOf x Architonic – Red Hook Studio Tours: Volk
While furniture has always been a part of his family’s history, Brian Volk has forged a path to discovering a design language that is entirely his own through art, music and fabrication. Now with a newborn son and a growing demand for VOLK designs
WorkOf x Architonic – Red Hook Studio Tours: Token
On the water’s edge a building that dates back to Civil War era has been split into smaller commercial and industrial spaces, one of which is occupied end to end by design studio TOKEN. Here, inside the centuries old façade their team of
WorkOf x Architonic – Red Hook Studio Tours
In a remote corner on the western waterfront of Brooklyn lies Red Hook. The industrial and longtime maritime neighborhood, with its cobblestone streets and weather worn facades, has the type of patina that only comes with time. Located just beyond
WorkOf x Architonic – Red Hook Studio Tours: Pelle
Since leaving their day jobs as architects to found their namesake studio, Jean and Oliver Pelle, turned what were once several smaller studios into a burgeoning company headquarters. With a singular design sensibility and a growing collection of
It’s ten years and counting for DesignTaleStudio, high-end Italian tile manufacturer CERAMICHE REFIN’s in-house research lab, which continues to push the boundaries of what’s technically and aesthetically possible in ceramics through its bold
On the Future of Design in Switzerland
The awards ceremony for this year’s Design Prize Switzerland (Design Preis Schweiz) in Langenthal on 30 October will conclude the scheme’s 13th edition. Thanks to the ‘diversified competition structure’ (as the organisers put it), the current
Hi Ho, Silver!
Wiener Silber Manufactur has been working with preeminent designers and artists for over 130 years to make objects from the finest silver. Be it a 20th-century design classic or a contemporary piece, its diverse collection has something for everyone
The Only Way is Up: OWA's ceiling systems
OWA, based in the Bavarian town of Amorbach, has been developing ceiling systems since 1948; first in woodfibre, then in mineral wool. Its latest offering, the 'OWAconsult collection', treats the ceiling as a three-dimensional object, imbuing it with
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
The End of the Cubicle
When design-led office-furniture manufacturer Nurus partnered up with global professional-services firm Deloitte to reimagine their Istanbul HQ, the result was an environment as fit for forward-facing work culture as it is creatively inspiring.
Le Corbusier Reloaded: LC2 at designfunktion
Angular, cubic, clear – and surprisingly comfortable: like no other piece of furniture, Le Corbusier's chair LC2 represents the furniture design of early modernism. The manufacturer Cassina has now clad the classic, designed in 1928, in new
Tapping innovation: Axor’s WaterDream 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.
The Luxury Beneath: Object Carpet’s premium flooring
Carpet specialist Object Carpet has gained a worldwide reputation with carpets that satisfy even the most demanding of architects, such as Zaha Hadid or Hitoshi Abe. For years now, the company has successfully combined high design standards with
Going Global: De Padova's new collections
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
Wild and wet: the new bathrooms getting in touch with nature
It’s a long time since bathrooms were regarded as purely functionalist, private spaces for performing perfunctory, daily ablutions. For the past 20 years or so, they’ve been elevated to a potentially communal space people choose to linger in.
Working It, Living It
Premium Italian design brand Arper has made it its job to look at our jobs – the ongoing changes in the where and the how we work – responding with a collection of high-performance furniture designs that don't slack off in the aesthetics