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      A top-down approach: OWA's innovative ceiling solutions

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      OWA

      21.05.2019

      With its current product launch, OWA, the innovative German specialist for ceiling systems, gives architects more freedom to realise their creative visions without compromising on room acoustics.

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      In tune: B&B Italia x Maxalto

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      Gerrit Terstiege

      21.05.2019

      Antonio Citterio demonstrates his virtuosity once again with his new collection for MAXALTO, ”Fluid Spaces”, a quartet of sculptural designs that lend themselves to being freely arranged.

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      Living legends: B&B Italia

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      Gerrit Terstiege

      21.05.2019

      At their much-anticipated return to the Salone del Mobile, B&B ITALIA presented a raft of new proposals for the entire home created by some of the most celebrated designers out there.

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      Somewhere over the Rainbow: Vanceva World of Color Awards

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      Alyn Griffiths

      15.05.2019

      Every two years, Vanceva® World of Color Awards™ honours international projects for the innovative and outstanding aesthetic use of VANCEVA colour interlayers for laminated glass. Let us introduce the impressive 2018 winner.

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      Mama knows best: B&B Italia UP50

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      Gerrit Terstiege

      14.05.2019

      Gaetano Pesce's iconic UP collection for B&B ITALIA celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, making it the perfect time to pay tribute to the extraordinary original designs with a newly launched UP50 collection.

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      Fast times in Berlin: System 180 x heycar

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      Simon Keane-Cowell

      14.05.2019

      The specification of SYSTEM 180 for online used-vehicle exchange heycar’s Berlin offices has helped fashion a flexible workplace for collaboration and innovation.

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      Naked and proud: System 180 bares all

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      Simon Keane-Cowell

      14.05.2019

      With its unique, clearly visible construction, SYSTEM 180 lets it all hang out.

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      Fluid architecture: System 180’s Design Thinking Line®

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      Simon Keane-Cowell

      14.05.2019

      Berlin-based manufacturer SYSTEM 180’s specially developed Design Thinking Line® of super-flexible, dynamic furniture makes for both agile bodies and agile minds.

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      My own private Italy: EMU

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      Helen Parton

      13.05.2019

      EMU, specialists for life under the open sky, have been bringing a taste of the Italian lifestyle into the outdoor areas of the world for almost 70 years.

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      The tables are turning: Steelcase Bivi

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      Norbert Philipp

      09.05.2019

      The office furniture manufacturer STEELCASE found inspiration for its new workplace series Bivi by studying the success of start-ups.

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      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.

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      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.

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      Upward curve: Minotti

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      Anna Winston

      07.05.2019

      At this year's Salone del Mobile in Milan, the Italian manufacturer MINOTTI showcased a revamp of its design language with a raft of new collaborations with some of the great designers of our time.

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      Concrete control: KNX building-systems technology by ...

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      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      06.05.2019

      For the Bammental weekend house near Heidelberg, BUSCH-JAEGER supplied the minimalist concrete monolith with the KNX building-control system, offering enhanced personalised comforts for a complete holiday feeling.

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      Less is more: ABB-free@home Wireless from Busch-Jaeger

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      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      06.05.2019

      The intelligent switches available within the ABB-free@home range by BUSCH-JAEGER allow you to upgrade your home to wireless control without undoing existing cabling.

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      Under your thumb: ABB-free@home by Busch-Jaeger

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      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      06.05.2019

      All functions of the ABB-free@home intelligent home-automation system from BUSCH-JAEGER can be activated individually via switch or app and be remotely controlled from absolutely anywhere.

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      Grounded: bordbar

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      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      06.05.2019

      Since 2006, the Cologne-based manufacturer BORDBAR has been putting the aircraft trolley concept to earthly use.

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      Support group: Wagner's D1 swivel chairs

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      Katharina Schwarze

      30.04.2019

      The D1 swivel chair family designed by Stefan Diez for WAGNER keeps users moving with its innovative joint mechanism, while fundamentally changing our conception of how office chairs look.

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      ‘Lightness is the future’: the new Héra armchair from ...

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      Simon Keane-Cowell

      29.04.2019

      What happens when you combine the latest production technology in wood with the precise vision of celebrated architect Patrick Jouin? A new restaurant armchair called Héra, whose elegant, reduced form belies its supreme comfort.

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      Light on its feet: Co Lounge Chair by MENU

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      Alyn Griffiths

      28.04.2019

      Continuing the collection’s legacy, the new Co Lounge Chair from MENU fits seamlessly into any setting, boasting a visually lighter design with a low-slung seat.

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      Steeped in sophistication: the Tearoom series from MENU

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      Alyn Griffiths

      28.04.2019

      Welcoming curves and minimalist forms combine for a perfect blend of elegance and comfort in the newly launched Tearoom Series from MENU.

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      Drop anchor: Harbour Lounge Chair by MENU

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      Alyn Griffiths

      28.04.2019

      The Harbour Lounge Chair, the latest addition to MENU's Norm Architects-designed series, extends an invitation to sit down and stay awhile with its wide back and spacious shell.

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      Enjoy the silence: Bosse

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      Katharina Sommer

      24.04.2019

      With the "Bosse Cube 4.0", German company BOSSE offers an easy-to-install and variably adaptable room-in-room system with high-quality technological equipment for the office of tomorrow.

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      Fun and games: new sports centres

      Peter Smisek

      24.04.2019

      Staying active isn’t always easy, but a little motivation can go a long way. Architecturally expressive, multi-programme sports centres are helping users score some vital health goals.

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      Go with the flow: Wilkhahn

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      Katharina Schwarze

      24.04.2019

      With its fluid lines and perfectly interlocking parts, the AT office chair from WILKHAHN gives the impression its frame is a single, seamless element.

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      No more Mondays: Wilkhahn

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      Katharina Schwarze

      24.04.2019

      WILKHAHN’s free-to-move office chairs create dynamic environments where employees have a range of options for breaking out of the typical workday patterns of sitting.

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      Don’t stop me now: the AT office chair from Wilkhahn

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      Katharina Schwarze

      24.04.2019

      The ESP model, a new addition to WILKHAHN’s AT office-chair series, enables an uninterrupted workflow by promoting a seamless transition between sitting and standing at a height-adjustable desk.

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      Let there be light: Prolicht

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      23.04.2019

      HYPRO 40 is a highly variable lighting system from the Austrian specialist PROLICHT, which gives architects and planners maximum scope for design thanks to profiles of any length and a wide variety of lighting modules for all purposes.

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      Going for Gold: archi5's La Fontaine Multisports ...

      Jaime Heather Schwartz

      23.04.2019

      For its La Fontaine multisports complex in Antony, France, Montreuil-based architects archi5 were determined to deliver a concept that championed a range of sports activities and athletic ambitions.

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      Dynamic Ceramic: FAP Ceramiche

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      Gerrit Terstiege

      18.04.2019

      The leading Italian tile manufacturer FAP CERAMICHE launches the new Pat tile collection, which brings a homely atmosphere to the bathroom with pastel shades and graphic patterns.

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      Pull up to the bumper: Raumplus

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      Simon Keane-Cowell

      17.04.2019

      German room-solutions manufacturer and go-to architectural-project partner Raumplus offers made-to-measure sliding doors, closet systems and room dividers that make space special.

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      The urban fabric: Techtextil 2019

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      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      16.04.2019

      TECHTEXTIL, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwoven fabrics, will be presenting the most recent developments and future trends in the field of textile technologies from 14 to 17 May 2019 in Frankfurt.

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      Lofty pursuits: SPÄH designed acoustic

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      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      15.04.2019

      SPÄH DESIGNED ACOUSTIC, the German specialists for acoustic solutions, provides architects with an innovative, powerful online tool that can configure individual acoustic ceiling solutions in just a few minutes.

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      Beyond the pale: VOLA

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      Gerrit Terstiege

      11.04.2019

      Even after fifty years, the revolutionary and iconic 111 mixer from Danish manufacturer VOLA is still embraced – and evolving, with a continually expanding colour palette.

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      The Formalists: Poliform

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      Dominic Lutyens

      09.04.2019

      At this year's Salone del Mobile, the dynamic Italian manufacturer POLIFORM will present a wealth of new designs.

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      The circles of your mind: Bette

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      08.04.2019

      The new BetteCraft washbasin and BettePond bath from German glazed-titanium-steel bathroom experts Bette offer architects the chance to add exquisitely round, strongly graphic forms to their projects.

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      No place like home: Normann Copenhagen

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      08.04.2019

      Danish design brand NORMANN COPENHAGEN is on a mission to manufacture furniture, lighting, textiles and accessories that deliver a feeling of familiarity and comfort, regardless of where they are installed.

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      Nice and easy: Hyg by Normann Copenhagen

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      James Wormald

      07.04.2019

      Taking it easy is by no means a hardship when sitting in Simon Legald’s voluminous, cocoon-like Hyg chair and sofa for NORMANN COPENHAGEN.

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      Vision quest: Form by Normann Copenhagen

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      James Wormald

      07.04.2019

      A clear vision, followed by a process of diligent trial and error, led to Simon Legald's Form Chair series for NORMANN COPENHAGEN.

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      Checking in: The Hotel of the Future

      Brand story

      Gerrit Terstiege

      04.04.2019

      VILLEROY & BOCH recently published a comprehensive analysis of the hotel sector's latest trends and future developments, providing architects and planners with valuable information.

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      All change: Metalmobil is now Et al.

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      03.04.2019

      At this year's Salone del Mobile, the innovative Italian furniture manufacturer METALMOBIL presents itself to the public for the first time under its new name, ET AL.

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      Small Wonder: new kindergartens

      Peter Smisek

      03.04.2019

      Design-led kindergartens aren't just places for storing kids. They're cleverly conceived spaces that support development through play and interaction.

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      Strike a pose: Magis

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      Dominic Lutyens

      02.04.2019

      The fruitful collaboration between Italian furniture brand MAGIS and the many design greats of our time often results in playful, unexpected creations suitable for both the living and the contract sector.

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      The rest is history: Christian Fischbacher

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      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      02.04.2019

      Swiss textile manufacturer CHRISTIAN FISCHBACHER walks the line of future-gazing innovation and continued family ownership.

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      Genie in a bottle: BENU by Christian Fischbacher

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      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      02.04.2019

      It's ten years since CHRISTIAN FISCHBACHER's Art Director Camilla Fischbacher saw the potential of creating fabrics from recycled PET bottles, putting the company on the path of sustainable textiles with her ever-growing BENU collection.

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      The second coming: Christian Fischbacher

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      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      02.04.2019

      With BENU Talent, CHRISTIAN FISCHBACHER gives PET bottles renewed life as a luxurious velvet fabric, suitable for both interiors and outdoor.

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      Pleased to seat you: Dauphin "1000 classic"

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      Norbert Philipp

      01.04.2019

      In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the German office furniture manufacturer DAUPHIN is launching a re-edition of its cleverly functional, well-thought out and contextually versatile classic office chair "Modell 1000".

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      Architects do it better with Occhio

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      29.03.2019

      The logical evolution of OCCHIO'S iconic Mito luminaire family, Mito linear shapes space at a Munich-based architectural-developers’ office.

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      Going straight: the Mito linear system from OCCHIO

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      Simon Keane-Cowell

      29.03.2019

      Rational, yet expressive, OCCHIO’s latest luminaire system provides architects with the right lighting tools for the job.

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      The architecture of lighting: Occhio

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      Simon Keane-Cowell

      29.03.2019

      Munich-based lighting brand OCCHIO knows just how critical a holistic approach to lighting design is to the success of an architectural project and to the quality of life of its users.

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      Feel-good furniture: Interstuhl

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      Katharina Schwarze

      27.03.2019

      The Swabian office furniture manufacturer INTERSTUHL takes its commitment to its customers just as seriously as its responsibility to its employees and the environment.

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      I hear you, brother: Création Baumann

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      26.03.2019

      Swiss textiles experts CRÉATION BAUMANN and Architonic discuss the manufacturer’s latest innovation, SINFONIACOUSTIC, as well as sound management in the workplace, and the occasional crying baby.

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      Getting special treatment: CEAdesign

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      21.03.2019

      Highly durable, scratch-resistant and ecologically responsible, CEAdesign’s special finishes bring a new visual dimension and more creative possibility to their stainless-steel fittings.

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      Steel the show: Abaco by CEAdesign

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      21.03.2019

      Simplicity takes centre stage in CEAdesign founder and creative director Natalino Malasorti’s design for Abaco, a completely customisable, modular system that integrates all necessary bathroom technology into a single component.

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      The new nouveau: Lutezia by CEAdesign

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      21.03.2019

      First introduced as part of the restoration of Paris’s landmark Hotel Lutetia, Italian stainless-steel specialists CEAdesign's new Lutezia range of bathroom fittings pay homage to the Belle Epoque.

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      A very shady story: Weishäupl

      Brand story

      Julia Hauch

      20.03.2019

      The German manufacturer WEISHÄUPL has been celebrating the sunny side of life with its garden furniture collections for fifty years now. As it marks this anniversary, it has us longing for summer.

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      Access all areas: HEWI System 900

      Brand story

      Katharina Schwarze

      19.03.2019

      Premium German manufacturer HEWI has been setting standards in the area of barrier-free sanitary rooms for decades. Its System 900 masters the complex requirements of professional care without making any aesthetic compromises.

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      Spaced out: new residential extensions

      Peter Smisek

      19.03.2019

      "Don't move. Improve!" So goes the saying. And why not? What with increasing property prices and a greater need to think sustainably. Never was the home extension on such fertile ground.

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      Ain’t no mountain high enough: Kuehne + Nagel x Mondrian ...

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      19.03.2019

      Premium Project Logistics partner, the global logistics specialists Kuehne + Nagel, know a thing or two about problem-solving when it comes to delivering your products on site and on time.

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      The Full Monty: Welcome to Premium Project Logistics

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      19.03.2019

      Premium Project Logistics is a new, end-to-end logistics service from two industry leaders – Architonic and Kuehne + Nagel – specially designed for high-end projects.

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      Hydro power!: GROHE

      Brand story

      Julia Hauch

      18.03.2019

      The German sanitary fittings manufacturer GROHE is fully in its element, presenting sophisticated product innovations for the kitchen and bathroom.

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      Simply radiant: Egoluce Lancia

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      14.03.2019

      Reduced to pure function the versatile Lancia light collection from Italian manufacturer EGOLUCE becomes a timeless, modern classic.

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      Heart of glass: Sovet

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      13.03.2019

      The Italian manufacturer SOVET, which became known for elegant products made of, and using glass, adds to its portfolio dining room and upholstered furniture of the finest craftsmanship.

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      Back to the future: 100 years of the Bauhaus

      Dominic Lutyens

      13.03.2019

      The game-changing phenomenon that was the Bauhaus is still very much present in our built and material environment. Amid the centenary celebrations, we take an objective look at its significance.

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      Anni Albers and the forgotten women of the Bauhaus

      Dominic Lutyens

      13.03.2019

      The Bauhaus, the interwar German design school that profoundly influenced later developments in art, architecture, product design and typography, was a complex, contradictory crucible of ideas.

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      From Bauhaus to Wowhouse: 5 modernism-embracing builds

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      13.03.2019

      100 years since the founding of the Bauhaus. 5 contemporary projects that channel its spirit.

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      A continuous thread: Christian Fischbacher turns 200

      Brand story

      Jasmin Jouhar

      12.03.2019

      Weaving its magic for 200 years, CHRISTIAN FISCHBACHER celebrates this milestone with new collections and the opening of an exhibition space in Munich.

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      Material girl: Christian Fischbacher

      Brand story

      Jasmin Jouhar

      12.03.2019

      The in-house design studio of Swiss textile manufacturer CHRISTIAN FISCHBACHER is where creative inspiration comes to life thanks to the keen eye and expertise of Art Director Camilla Fischbacher.

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      Time warp: Christian Fischbacher

      Brand story

      Jasmin Jouhar

      12.03.2019

      Swiss textile manufacturer CHRISTIAN FISCHBACHER takes historical designs and traditional weaving techniques into the present with two new unique, contemporary fabric designs: INTERACTION and INTERFLORAL.

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      Heavy Petal: Steelcase SILQ

      Brand story

      Gerrit Terstiege

      07.03.2019

      Inspired by the shape of a flower bud, the innovative office furniture manufacturer STEELCASE has developed a revolutionary, simple office chair that adjusts perfectly to the user's body without complex mechanics.

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      Bright young thinking: infiniti

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      06.03.2019

      Young Italian furniture brand INFINITI is making a name for itself amongst a worldwide clientbase, with a novel philosophy of finding and nurturing the best, but previously unproven, fresh creative talent.

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      Bedrooms that send you to sleep (in a good way)

      Peter Smisek

      06.03.2019

      Far from the madding crowds and blanketed in nature, the bedrooms of these recently built, secluded retreats are the stuff dreams are made of.

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      Sleep tight: 5 micro bedrooms

      Jaime Heather Schwartz

      06.03.2019

      Architects and designers have dreamed up new ideas for micro bedrooms which maximise space with a minimal approach.

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      A matter of taste: RODA

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      04.03.2019

      When it came to specifying high-end outdoor furniture with an understated elegance for J Contemporary Japanese Restaurant Sorrento, Italian brand RODA was the obvious choice.

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      The scheme of things: RODA

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      04.03.2019

      The new RODA Projects app gives architects and designers a way to fully visualise their ideas, including the ability to create and configure outdoor schemes in augmented-reality scenarios.

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      It's all good: RODA

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      04.03.2019

      Pioneers in the outdoor furniture sector, Italian brand RODA extends its design possibilities with the Mix&Match project, offering more choice with a range of colour and finishing options.

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      Beauty on the outside: Minotti

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      28.02.2019

      In its 2018 Outdoor Collection, the Italian high-end manufacturer MINOTTI pursues a philosophy of seamless transition between inside and outside in terms of style, elegance and quality.

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      Big is beautiful: Florim

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      27.02.2019

      The Italian ceramics manufacturer FLORIM produces large format tiles up to a size of 160x320cm in a variety of material options, thus enabling an unsurpassed seamless elegance.

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      Lean into the curve: Erica ‘19 by B&B Italia

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      25.02.2019

      This year, B&B ITALIA Outdoor launches the Erica ‘19, an extra-deep and more relaxed version of one of the brand's most popular designs.

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      Be in your element: Ribes by B&B Italia

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      25.02.2019

      Ribes, newly designed by Antonio Citterio for the B&B ITALIA Outdoor collection, is a highly versatile, modular seating system comprising multiple elements that can be configured to suit a range of outdoor contexts.

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      Take it outside: B&B Italia Outdoor

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      25.02.2019

      Additional designs, a new palette of colours, as well as inspired fabrics and patterns refresh the 2019 B&B ITALIA Outdoor collection.

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      A solid ally: PHOS

      Brand story

      Katharina Schwarze

      20.02.2019

      German premium manufacturer PHOS defies the volatility of short-lived trends with their truly long-lasting, highly durable and aesthetically designed architectural products made of stainless steel.

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      Well adjusted: Interstuhl PUREis3

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      Katharina Schwarze

      20.02.2019

      INTERSTUHL responds to the trend in flexible workspaces with its PUREis3 chair – where a pared-down aesthetic meets ergonomic adaptability.

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      Winners do it sitting down: Interstuhl PUREis3

      Brand story

      Katharina Schwarze

      20.02.2019

      The PUREis3 chair from INTERSTUHL keeps users alert and active while sitting, thanks to its innovative, fully automatic Smart Spring system.

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      Sky's the limit: new airport lounges fly high

      Peter Smisek

      18.02.2019

      In-air travel might have lost some of its lustre, but newly designed airport lounges are changing the course with ultra-modern and luxurious settings that invite travellers to unwind or keep working in total comfort.

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      Making waves: GROHE's innovations for 2019

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      13.02.2019

      With a commitment to sustainability, design quality and smart technology, the leading global brand GROHE introduces new product innovations that offer users even more choice and control.

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      Behind the curtain: GROHE SMARTCONTROL CONCEALED

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      13.02.2019

      The sleek SmartControl Concealed system from GROHE hides its advantages in plain sight. With its streamlined design and easy Rapido SmartBox installation, you can control up to three showers with one trim.

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      Let it sink in: GROHE

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      13.02.2019

      GROHE demonstrates its grasp of our contemporary and future kitchen needs with its innovative Blue and Red Watersystems and customisable, professional-grade kitchen fixtures like the new Essence.

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      Threads with attitude: Heimtextil

      Brand story

      Julia Hauch

      12.02.2019

      This past January, Frankfurt's HEIMTEXTIL, the largest international trade fair for home and contract textiles, exceeded all expectations with its new, optimised concept.

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      Me time: Martela PodBooth

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      11.02.2019

      With the PodBooth Finnish office furniture manufacturer MARTELA brings more peace, balance and productivity into the office.

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      Hue and cry: ISH 2019 goes full-colour

      Brand story

      Gerrit Terstiege

      07.02.2019

      ISH, the world's leading trade fair for the sanitary, heating and air-conditioning industry, is taking place in Frankfurt from 11 to 15 March. For us at Architonic, this is an ideal opportunity to take a look at a major current trend: the growing

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      Feeling It: COR

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      06.02.2019

      For 65 years, the COR family business has been producing furniture that comes from the heart in the truest sense of the word.

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      Living in a material world: Techtextil

      Brand story

      Katharina Sommer

      05.02.2019

      From 14 to 17 May 2019 international exhibitors will present a comprehensive overview of the spectrum of technical textiles and textile building materials at TECHTEXTIL, which takes place every two years in Frankfurt.

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      Free for all: new public spaces

      Peter Smisek

      05.02.2019

      Whether it’s extra elbow room or a place to rub shoulders you’re looking for, new architect-designed public spaces give city dwellers a chance to choose their own adventure.

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      Thirst quenchers: 5 refreshing waterfront projects

      Jaime Heather Schwartz

      05.02.2019

      A round-up of recent waterfront projects offering locals and visitors sites for leisure and lively social interaction prove water really is one of the elixirs of life.

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      Design icons made in Germany: HEWI

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      04.02.2019

      The revolutionary System 111 lever handle from HEWI is 50 years old and the innovative manufacturer itself has been around for 90. Their longevity alone is reason to take a look at the brand's latest developments.

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      Meet the new neighbours: Steelcase's Share It ...

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      30.01.2019

      STEELCASE's Share It Collection combines open-plan design with private office elements that structure space into separate neighbourhood areas, providing both privacy and focus, as well as Team Hubs for colleagues to connect.

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      Second nature: Conde House

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      29.01.2019

      With a deep understanding of materials, coupled with fine Japanese aesthetics and craftsmanship, CONDE HOUSE makes long-life furniture that honours and celebrates nature without taking it for granted.

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      Setting the table: Hospitality focus at Ambiente 2019

      Brand story

      Julia Hauch

      22.01.2019

      AMBIENTE, Frankfurt’s leading international trade fair for consumer goods, has also developed into a hotspot for the HoReCa segment in recent years. Manufacturers, architects and planners come together to network and inform themselves about the

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      LET'S BLUE-SKY THIS!: NEW OFFICES BUILDINGS

      Peter Smisek

      22.01.2019

      With their bold and expressive forms, textured facades, and sustainable-design features, new office blocks around the globe are showing that they mean business – now and in the future.

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      It’s good to be green: Freund GmbH

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      21.01.2019

      The green wall elements of the FREUND Moosmanufaktur have so many advantages for the room climate that one wonders why there are any offices without the sound-absorbing, dust-catching, climate-regulating and good-looking greenery systems made of real

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      Multi-tasking: Kartell

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      21.01.2019

      Italian brand KARTELL expands its reach with an increased focus on the contract market, offering architects and designers an extensive collection to specify commercial projects and the capability to deliver products – quickly and in quantity.

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      70 and going strong: Kartell

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      21.01.2019

      Still creating after all these years: the iconic Italian brand KARTELL celebrates its 70th-anniversary, launching a new collection of designs for residential and contract settings.

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      Welcome to the Matrix: Kartell

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      21.01.2019

      Pushing the boundaries of plastic manufacturing once again, Italian firm KARTELL unveils its newest innovation: the Matrix chair by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka.

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      Soul Man: Eugeni Quitllet is feeling it

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      17.01.2019

      Emotion is the special material that runs throughout the Catalan designer’s work and his new Remind and Soul chairs for PEDRALI are nothing if not in touch with their feelings.

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      Nouvelle cuisine: Poggenpohl +VENOVO

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      Gerrit Terstiege

      15.01.2019

      With increasingly flexible lifestyles, the static boundaries between kitchen and living areas are disappearing. After examining this trend, the German premium manufacturer POGGENPOHL found the perfect solution with its new +VENOVO kitchen concept.

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      Rock it: Freifrau Leya

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      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      14.01.2019

      FREIFRAU designers Birgit Hoffmann and Christoph Kahleyss keep the creative ball rolling with the Leya Rocking Chair, their latest addition to the brand’s popular product range.

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      Acting on instinct: Freifrau Celine

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      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      14.01.2019

      A fresh perspective and a flair for following her intuition gave Czech designer Lucie Koldova’s first chair design, Celine – created in collaboration with German seating manufacturer FREIFRAU – its own legs to stand on.

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      In one sitting: Freifrau Ona

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      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      14.01.2019

      Created in collaboration with German designer Sebastian Herkner, FREIFRAU introduces Ona, an innovative new chair series that achieves a perfect balance of beauty and comfort.

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      I can't hear you!: Vorwerk SL Sonic

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      Katharina Schwarze

      10.01.2019

      Haven't heard of SL Sonic, VORWERK's sound-absorbing acoustic tile? That's because of its high efficiency.

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      Stir it up: Alpes-Inox’s Liberi in Cucina system

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      Simon Keane-Cowell

      08.01.2019

      This January’s LivingKitchen show at imm cologne will see a paradigm shift in the way we think about the kitchen landscape thanks to premium Italian manufacturer ALPES-INOX. – Visit Alpes-Inox at LivingKitchen at imm cologne: Hall 4.2, Stand

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      Pillow talk: Grzywinski+Pons

      Jaime Heather Schwartz

      08.01.2019

      New York City-based practice Grzywinski+Pons awakens an historic, 19th-century structure in Manchester, England, with Whitworth Locke – an adaptive reuse hotel project.

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      No reservations: new hotel designs that don’t hold back

      Peter Smisek

      08.01.2019

      Not sleeping on the demands of today’s travellers, the latest hotel projects offer guests more experiential stays without skimping on amenities.

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      Sock it to me: Plug & Light

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      Katharina Schwarze

      07.01.2019

      The PLUG & LIGHT network of Insta, Gira, JUNG and BRUMBERG bring the strengths of their individual expertise together, creating an innovative, versatile plug-in light socket.

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      Lighten up: Plug & Light

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      Katharina Schwarze

      07.01.2019

      Set the mood and change it up in an instant with the flexible interior lighting options and solutions enabled by the PLUG & LIGHT system.

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      I’ve got the power: Plug & Light

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      Katharina Schwarze

      07.01.2019

      Easy to use and highly compatible, PLUG & LIGHT puts the power into users’ own hands with lighting control sourced directly from the socket.

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      As you like it: GROHE SPA Colours

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      19.12.2018

      With its SPA Colours collection, fittings specialist GROHE is further developing the trend towards creative, individualised interiors.

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      Surface to pair: GROHE SPA Colours

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      Dominic Lutyens

      19.12.2018

      Establishing a new standard in surface quality with their innovative PVD –Physical Vapour Deposition technology – GROHE's SPA Colours collection offers highly durable, brilliant finishes that can be perfectly matched to a range of bathroom

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      Power Palette: GROHE SPA Colours

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      Dominic Lutyens

      19.12.2018

      Michael Seum, GROHE’s Vice President of Design, paints a picture of the brand’s latest additions to their long-lasting, high-quality SPA Colours collection.

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      Friends in high places: loft living

      Peter Smisek

      18.12.2018

      As cleverly adapted spaces, lofts projects provide toothy creative fodder for architects and aspirational living for their users.

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      L’hôtel Van der Valk opte pour un style naturel et ...

      Mosa

      17.12.2018

      Les carreaux Mosa Solids, dans le format de 90 x 90 centimètres, viennent joliment compléter le tout

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      My point of view: Jay Osgerby

      Brand story

      Gerrit Terstiege

      11.12.2018

      The Swiss firm SKY-FRAME, the leading international manufacturer of frameless sliding window systems, has launched a new series of video portraits that opens a window into the world of the great contemporary architects and designers.

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      Round the bend: PUREis3 from Interstuhl

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      Gerrit Terstiege

      05.12.2018

      With the PUREis3, the German office furniture manufacturer INTERSTUHL is launching an uncomplicated office chair for today's office: flexible in use in almost all office situations, easily adaptable to individual seating preferences and - thanks to a

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      Fertile ground: DOMOTEX 2019

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      Katharina Schwarze

      05.12.2018

      DOMOTEX, the world's leading trade fair for floor coverings, is more than just a product showcase. With an impressive accompanying programme, it invites visitors to broaden their perspective in an atmosphere that fosters networking and exchange.

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      New chapters: 6 libraries offering a fresh start

      Jaime Heather Schwartz

      05.12.2018

      Libraries are turning the page and entering the post-digital age with help from architect-led designs that revitalise and reactive their civic value.

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      Alternative facts: imm cologne 2019

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      04.12.2018

      January’s big-top international design fair is as much a platform for new ideas and inspiration as it is a showcase for the latest products.

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