Ruedi Baur: Le graphisme suisse, hier, aujourd’hui et ...
Depuis que le graphisme s’est constitué en tant que discipline, au début du xxe siècle, un pays contribue plus que tous les autres à son histoire. Ce pays à l’identité plurielle, pacifiste et plutôt discret, c’est la Suisse, bien sûr !
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
Material Tendencies: Jasper Morrison
Fresh back from Milan Design Week, with pockets full of news and valuable insights, we start off with this exclusive interview with Jasper Morrison. Continuing our series of articles on Material Tendencies, we spoke to the British designer who has
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
ARCHITONIC TOP 200 DESIGNERS 2015
Ranging from living legends to young talents who are already having an impact on the market: Architonic’s new Top 200 Designers ranking foregrounds the most popular designers and architects that users of architonic.com have actively searched for
Material Tendencies: Michele de Lucchi
The work of Italian architect and designer Michele de Lucchi reflects his enquiring mind and breadth of interest. His portfolio includes a number of private and public projects in the fields of architecture, technology, design and crafts.
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
Guggenheim Helsinki: Quand l’art illume la ville
Ce concours s’est hissé parmi les compétitions les plus en vue des dernières années et l’émergence d’un studio relativement inconnu a provoqué la surprise et permis de prendre un peu de distance par rapport aux « starchitectes »
Architonic Top 20 Lighting Brands 2015
On the occasion of the Light+Building 2016 in Frankfurt, taking place from March 13-18th, we are following up with Architonic’s ranking of the Top Brands, this time drawing special attention to the big hitters when it comes to Lighting Brands.
Working It: Workplace Strategy Expo, Zurich
The modern world of work is in a process of constant change. Workplace Strategy Expo, being held in Zurich on 12 and 13 April 2016, offers ways of ensuring that our working environments are fit to meet the new challenges they face, thanks to its
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
Material Tendencies: Eugeni Quitllet
Describing himself as a ‘Disoñador’, a combination of the Spanish words designer and dreamer, Eugeni Quitllet likes to enter another dimension when designing objects and furniture. He believes that there should always be something magical in the
Kunst zum Abfliegen und Ankommen
Karin Frei Rappenecker
(German only) Flughäfen sind Durchgangsstationen und damit eigentliche Unorte – ohne Geschichte und ohne Identität. Kunst in Flughäfen hat das Potenzial, ihnen eine solche zu verleihen. Mit eindrücklicher Wirkung – bis in die Filmwelt.
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
Material Tendencies: Michael Young
Looking for a new journey, Michael Young moved to Hong Kong in 2006 where he was quickly intrigued by the highly evolved engineering skills and manufacturing opportunities. With a spirit of industrial adventure, the British designer likes to explore
Architonic Top 200 Brands 2015
The end of the year is a good time to look back and reflect on important trends and developments. Our ongoing Architonic Trend Analysis series has collected traffic information over the course of 2015 in order to offer you valuable insights into the
Light + Building 2016: perfectly joined-up
The eighth edition of Light + Building, from 13 to 18 March 2016, invites visitors to experience the worlds of lighting, design and networked building-services technology. The top-level themes are lighting-design trends, human-centric lighting, smart
AMBIENTE: accessories by architects
AMBIENTE, the leading consumer-goods trade fair, is back, inviting visitors from around the globe to Frankfurt from 12 to 16 February, to discover the latest products, trends and inspiration from the world of dining, giving and living. It's the
Material Tendencies: Färg & Blanche
Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche like to combine industrial production and exclusive handcraft. The works of the Swedish-French design duo often have a tailored, yet playful, touch – showing that their experiments, in particular in textiles,
Architecture Iran – innovative facades
The Western view of Iran has long been distorted. With the suspension of international sanctions, a spirit of optimism has taken hold of the country, including its architectural and design scene. In the first part of our new series ‘Architecture
Material Tendencies: Luca Nichetto
While running offices in Venice and Stockholm, Luca Nichetto never forgets his roots, due not least to his deep respect for craftsmanship. With no sign of slowing down, the Venetian designer’s intention is to create objects that are connected with
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
Material Tendencies: Tom Strala
Motivated by his love of research in the pursuit of the essence of matter, the trained Swiss architect Tom Strala probes the limits of various materials in the course of his experiments. His timeless objects conceived with attention to the tiniest