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    Off-menu: exemplary restaurant and bar interiors

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    11.12.2017

    In the digital age, restaurants and bars remain bastions not only for good food and drink but also for good old-fashioned, real-time social-networking. Tasked alongside chefs who feed the senses, architects around the world are serving up memorable

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    Do Dutch: the Netherlands’ special exhibition at Ambiente ...

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    06.12.2017

    Next February’s edition of AMBIENTE – the leading international consumer-goods trade fair in Frankfurt – sees award-winning product designer Robert Bronwasser curate a recontextualisation, and celebration, of everyday Dutch design culture.

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    On the slide: Hawa Suono

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    24.11.2017

    Sliding-door specialists Hawa Sliding Solutions have developed an innovative new sliding-door system that not only enables space-saving planning, it also cancels noise up to 39 decibels.

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    All's Fair: imm cologne goes digital

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    02.11.2017

    imm cologne, the international design fair that’s long operated as a platform for new concepts and trends, takes the lead once more, making digitalisation an integral component of its offering for 2018.

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    À TABLE!: hospitality focus at Ambiente 2018

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    01.11.2017

    It's often the detail that counts. Particularly when you're designing a memorable restaurant, bar or café project. Architects know where to go for inspiration and specification – Ambiente 2018.

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    Same same but different: Unique Youniverse at Domotex 2018

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    24.10.2017

    Architonic talks to architect Peter Ippolito – head juror for Domotex's forthcoming Framing Trends exhibition – about the international flooring fair's new thematic focus on individualisation and what it means for architects and other specifiers.

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    Turn it up: GROHE SmartControl

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    19.10.2017

    Innovative sanitary manufacturer GROHE has designed a new, technology-packed yet uber-intuitive shower system, which allows you to design your very own dynamic shower experience. Welcome to SmartControl.

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    The Transformers: kymo

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    10.10.2017

    THE ATELIER – a new bespoke service from contemporary-flooring experts kymo – invites architects and other specifiers to co-create, transforming their artistic visions, uncompromised, into unique, finest-quality rug designs.

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    The Futurists: Pedrali

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    04.10.2017

    A long-term investment in the latest production technologies, married with razor-sharp, optimised processes, has helped position Pedrali as a major international player in industrially produced, premium furniture

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    Talking Shop: Nendo on retail design

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    27.09.2017

    With a raft of paradigm-shifting retail-design projects to its name, prolific Japanese design studio Nendo is one smart shopper.

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    What’s art got to do with it?: Laufen

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    13.09.2017

    A long-standing cultural sponsor, premium Swiss bathroom manufacturer LAUFEN sees its contribution to the wider creative field as just another part of its commitment to collaboration and innovation.

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    The Audiophiles: acousticpearls

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    12.09.2017

    As sound management secures its stake at the top table of planning issues, German-based manufacturer ACOUSTICPEARLS shows how interior architecture can – and should – work for the ears as well as the eyes.

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    Fluid Intelligence: Grohe

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    05.09.2017

    If anyone knows water, Grohe does. In spite of having clocked up over 100 years in business, the world’s leading provider of premium sanitary fittings is squarely looking to the future, with technology, innovation and sustainability its constant

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    A Bigger Splash: New Wellness Architecture

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    05.07.2017

    Architects engage the senses in a series of pools, spas and bathhouses, designed to bring the body back to the here and now. 

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    Hearing Aid: Fantoni

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    18.06.2017

    When the architects of a new big-league conference centre in Algiers needed an acoustics partner, they turned to premium Italian manufacturer FANTONI.

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    The Sweetest Sound: acousticpearls

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    13.06.2017

    Armed with insight and aesthetic sensibility, the German manufacturer ACOUSTICPEARLS has been fighting for almost 10 years against the noise pollution of interior spaces. Their weapons: premium acoustic panel systems that are as beautiful as they are

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    Your Floor: Domotex 2018

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    06.06.2017

    DOMOTEX in Hanover, the leading international exhibition for floor coverings, will launch its very first keynote theme in January 2018 under the title "Unique Youniverse" leading an industry shift toward in individualised flooring.

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    Something's Brewing: Gaggenau

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    02.06.2017

    Coffee is big business – both in economic and cultural terms. With the brewed bean enjoying a major connoisseurial renaissance, luxury home-appliances brand GAGGENAU has brought the outside in with their fully automatic, professional-standard

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    Sink Rethink: Franke's Innovative New Chef Center

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    16.05.2017

    FRANKE – the leading kitchen brand with a whole lot of Swiss heritage – knows how to multitask. Its new Chef Center transforms the traditional sink into the ultimate in operational and entertaining hubs, perfect for open-plan living.

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    Centre Stage: Pedrali at the Salone del Mobile 2017

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    23.04.2017

    Known for its innovative industrial-production processes, premium Italian furniture manufacturer PEDRALI delivered a command performance at this year's Milan Furniture Fair.

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    The Shapeshifter: Alain Berteau

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    29.03.2017

    Simple, meaningful designs that eschew trends in favour of long-selling products pushing typological boundaries – this is the stuff of Brussels-based studio ALAIN BERTEAU DESIGNWORKS.

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    Only Connect: Prostoria

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    28.03.2017

    Since its launch five years ago, Croatian design brand Prostoria has not only developed an impressive collection of considered furniture designs, it has set out to design the very platform on which the Croatian design industry can connect.

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    Bends ahead: TON

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    22.03.2017

    If there's one manufacturer that truly understands wood, it's long-established Czech brand TON. Their steam-bending expertise and passionate craftsmanship lives in the very grain of classic and contemporary furniture designs alike.

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    When Beat met Lukas: FluidSolids

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    27.02.2017

    When Zurich-based FLUIDSOLIDS founder Beat Karrer met fellow Swiss Lukas Scherrer, owner of Californian design studio SHIBULERU, it was the start of a collaborative bromance that keeps on giving.

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    Constructive Thinking: new school architecture

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    19.02.2017

    Architects get clever, designing innovative and inspiring school environments that change the way students move, think and feel.

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    Run to the Hills!: new cabin architecture

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    20.01.2017

    Trying to square your new year’s resolution to get out more with a desire to get away from it all? Your cabin waits…

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    When Architects Go to the Bathroom: talsee

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    16.01.2017

    Swiss premium bathroom brand TALSEE has established itself as the go-to solutions-provider for exacting architects.

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    Get a Room!: new hotel projects

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    02.01.2017

    With the hospitality industry globally growing year on year – aided in no small part by the growth in global tourism – it's time to check into some of most noteworthy, recently completed hotel projects out there.

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    Restauration: inspiring restaurant projects

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    14.12.2016

    It's not just hot in the kitchen. Restaurant commissions are getting architects' creative juices flowing across the board, making for unexpected dining environments and memorable experiences.

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    Natural Highs: Arup's architecture in wood

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    30.11.2016

    At the vanguard of research and building in intelligent cross-laminated timber, global multidisciplinary firm Arup knows wood.

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    The New Exhibitionists: museum architecture on show

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    18.11.2016

    A raft of new, landmark museum projects internationally put themselves on show as much as the exhibits they house.

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    The Empire Strikes Back: Vienna Design Week

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    02.11.2016

    It's ten years since Vienna Design Week was launched and the city-wide creative showcase shows no sign of losing its lustre.

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    Sharing is Caring: new co-working spaces

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    15.10.2016

    With the co-working phenomenon globally showing no sign of abating, architecture and design has secured a valuable stake at the project table.

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    Biennale Interieur x Architonic: new online product ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    14.10.2016

    A new partnership between Biennale Interieur Kortrijk and Architonic sees the launch of a dynamic, content-rich product catalogue on interieur.be.

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    Good Vibrations: new concert halls

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    16.09.2016

    Live performance in the age of digital reproduction is far from dead, as a string of new commanding concert halls and music venues from around the world prove. Encore!

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    Poetic Shopping: Aesop designs the retail experience

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    30.08.2016

    When it comes to creating unique, design-led retail experiences, skincare brand Aesop has it in the bag.

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    Coasting It: beach-house architecture

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    22.08.2016

    When it comes to building types for aspirational living, nothing quite trumps the beach house. The architectural surf’s up!

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    Next Stop: new bus-station architecture

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    03.08.2016

    Summer's here. Let's take a trip! Traditionally the poor cousin to more grandiose transport-architectural types like airports and railway stations, bus-station design is moving into top gear.

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    Selling Out: retail design on show

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    26.07.2016

    Architonic speaks to Elke Moebius, Director of leading retail trade fair EUROSHOP, about the changing landscape of retail-design exhibition.

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    A Clean Vision: Alape

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    04.07.2016

    Premium German manufacturer ALAPE, with its innovative approach to design and technology, has been shaping the experience of water in the bathroom since 1896.

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    On the Tiles: FAP Ceramiche’s Roma collection

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    14.06.2016

    The past meets the present in leading Italian porcelain-tile manufacturer FAP CERAMICHE’s new Roma collection, which marries classical design elegance with contemporary technology.

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    Campfire Stories

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    06.06.2016

    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.

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    Curtain Up: Architonic’s new online shop software goes ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    31.05.2016

    Designed specifically for textiles retailers and interior designers, the Architonic-developed Online Shop Module creates exciting new opportunities in e-commerce

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    The Wild One

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    14.04.2016

    Materials are anything but immaterial to KARPENTER – the Indonesian-based design brand that in the few short years since its launch has managed to claim a convincing stake at the table of manufacturers who truly understand the critical relation

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    The Revenant

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    30.03.2016

    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,

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    The Living Kitchen

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    16.02.2016

    When premium kitchen brand FRANKE KITCHEN SYSTEMS decided to develop Frames by Franke, the market’s first-ever total product line, they didn’t skimp on quality or performance. Things are definitely cooking.

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    Back to the Future

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    17.01.2016

    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.

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    Going Straight

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    07.01.2016

    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.

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    Wake up and smell the coffee

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    07.12.2015

    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

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    Hot Source

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    24.11.2015

    Premium Italian radiator brand TUBES, known for its collaboration with big-name designers and its striking, sculptural products, turns the heat up once again with the launch of its new ‘RIFT’ radiator, the ultimate in customisation and flexible

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    Architonic Ceramics Special Cersaie 2015

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    15.10.2015

    The leading international trade fair for ceramic tiles and bathroom furnishings, Cersaie, offers the perfect opportunity to cast an analytical eye over current trends in these two branches.

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    Architonic Top 10 Furniture Brands 2015

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    07.10.2015

    Unveiled at this year's edition of the London Design Festival, our latest slice of Architonic Trend Analysis reveals the big hitters when it comes to furniture brands.

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    Gimme Shelter

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    26.09.2015

    Conflict, natural disasters, endemic housing shortages. Architects and designers around the globe respond to humanitarian and social crises with a range of smart, prefabricated solutions.

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    Architonic Top 20 Designers 2014

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    29.07.2015

    What constitutes design? It’s an age-old question, which, in response, throws up a raft of terms, including product, process and, of course, designer.

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    Stretching the Limits

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    16.07.2015

    MDT-tex, the go-to textile-architecture manufacturer and consultancy, is invited time and time again to partner with some of the world's leading architects. It's no wonder given the company's innovative outdoor structures and intelligent membranes.

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    From Japan with Love: Kitani’s Danish design classics

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    02.07.2015

    For over 20 years now, craftsmanship-led Japanese furniture manufacturer Kitani has been bringing a considered edit of mid-century Danish classics back to life, to the delight of design-lovers worldwide.

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    The Right Stuff: Sylvain Willenz

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    25.06.2015

    His raft of enviable collaborations with the likes of Cappellini and Established & Sons, and, more recently, Retegui, Menu and Objekten, are testimony to the fact that Brussels-based designer Sylvain Willenz creates Things That People Actually

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    Architonic Top 10 North American Design Brands 2014-2015

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    05.05.2015

    North America. It may be the new world to some but Architonic's latest installment in its ongoing Architonic Trend Analysis series – North American Design Brands 2014–2015 – reveals a ranking headed up by a number of manufacturers with

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    Architonic Top 10 Space Typologies 2014

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    26.04.2015

    It might be the final frontier, but it's also close to our hearts. Space. On Architonic, we present a considered edit of the most notable reference projects out there, intelligently cross-linking these with products and profiles to give you the best

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    Noises Off

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    14.04.2015

    When young English aristocrat Lady Mary Isabel Portman commissioned an Arts-and-Crafts-style mountain hideaway near Garmisch-Partenkirchen on the eve of the First World War, little did she know that it would, a century later, become a one-off,

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    Architonic Top 10 Sanitary Brands 2014

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    13.04.2015

    Which brands have cleaned up when it comes the most searched-for sanitary-ware manufacturers on architonic.com?

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    The Materialists: strasserthun

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    08.04.2015

    Stick a pin in the middle of a map of Switzerland and the chances are you've landed near Thun, a small town that's home to a big player in terms of materials know-how. Long-established, high-end carpenters and fitters strasserthun invite architects,

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    The Intelligence: Architonic’s Trend Analysis series

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    31.03.2015

    It’s natural to compare. We all do it. Call it human nature. When such sizing-up is motivated by dissatisfaction or inadequacy, it’s probably not such a healthy activity. But if it’s underpinned by a desire to take stock, to see where you stand

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    Working It, Living It

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    21.03.2015

    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

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    In Rude Health: new wellness projects

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    25.02.2015

    The word itself may have been coined relatively recently, but the ritual of 'wellness' – as a means of rejuvenating mind and body – has a long and healthy tradition. This hasn't, as a number of recent projects demonstrate, stopped a bevy of

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    Graphic precision

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    03.09.2014

    Wilkhahn has always focused on durability and permanence, and its new "Graph" conference programme is very much part of this tradition. With its innovative chair and accompanying table this German furniture manufacturer is restyling corporate

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    In Great Shape

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    23.06.2014

    With half a century of creativity and business under its belt, Italian design manufacturer Pedrali is showing little sign of easing up on the gas pedal. It's full speed ahead for the premium furniture and lighting brand whose elegant marriage of

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    Through Deidi's Eyes

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    21.05.2014

    In this first installment of our new series featuring the work of renowned architectural photographer DEIDI VON SCHAEWEN, we take a look at a unique exhibition of Colombian architect and bamboo-master Simon Vélez's work, currently installed in the

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    Born Again

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    19.05.2014

    Legendary Austrian-American modernist architect Richard Neutra’s unique furniture designs are back, thanks to respected European manufacturer VS. The perfect marriage of American design and German engineering.

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    Catch Her If You Can: Deidi von Schaewen

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    13.05.2014

    Respected architectural photographer Deidi von Schaewen isn't one for letting the grass grow under her feet. Active since the 1960s and with no sign of hanging up her camera any time soon, Architonic caught up with the peripatetic image-maker to talk

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    The Perfectionists: Falper

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    02.05.2014

    With its recently launched rebrand, family-owned Italian bathroom brand Falper, known for its elegant, unique products, is looking sharper than ever.

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    Build Me Up: Architonic Concept Space V

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    22.04.2014

    The latest fair-going union of architecture and innovative material-processing technology is unveiled in Milan in the form of Architonic’s Concept Space V.

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    Spaced: fair-stand architecture that stands out

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    22.04.2014

    Gone are the days when a standard-issue ‘booth’ was enough of a platform on which design manufacturers could present their latest products at trade fairs. The contemporary exhibition stand is as much a brand-marketing device as it is a product

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    The Firestarters: Harrie Leenders

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    06.04.2014

    What do you do if you love fire? Why, head up a fireplace manufacturer, of course. Bart Leenders, son of Harrie Leenders – founder of the eponymous Dutch woodburning-stove producer – knows a thing or two about combustion, heading off regularly

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    Inside Out: Tribu shapes the exterior landscape

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    31.03.2014

    It’s no mean feat producing timeless design that’s also innovative and future-facing. One of the few brands to pull this off is Tribù, the leading outdoor-furniture label that invites its users to sit back and relax, while itself doing anything

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    The Big Picture

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    24.03.2014

    Makro doesn’t do compromise. Its second-to-none bathroom concepts respond to the precise needs of its customers, providing the perfect solution for even the most demanding of architectural projects.

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    Milan via Athens: Interiors from Greece

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    20.03.2014

    Introversion isn’t something the Greeks have much time for. Particularly when it comes to design. Informed by a culture of sociability and dialogue, a cohort of export-focused Greek design manufacturers will be showing their quality products to a

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    Skin to Skin: 10 years of Rieder's fibreC

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    10.03.2014

    In architectural terms, given the time it takes to complete a large-scale project, ten years isn't that long. All the more remarkable therefore that Austrian manufacturer Rieder's innovative wonder material fibreC – fabricated from concrete and

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    Waste Not

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    05.03.2014

    There's something cooking in the kitchen and we're not talking food. It's a revolution in product design, production and consumption. Respected Italian manufacturer VALCUCINE, whose brand has long been known for its craftsmanship and research-led

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    Shop to the Future

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    27.02.2014

    We love to shop. This we know. But the way in which we purchase goods and services and the kind of brand experience we expect this to deliver is changing now more than ever. Enter the cutting-edge 'Retail of Tomorrow' total store-design and

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    Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2014

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    10.02.2014

    Architonic on the ground in the Swedish capital to bring you the best from the designer's design fair.

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    Go Your Own Way: Tobia Scarpa

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    09.02.2014

    A chip of the old block Tobia Scarpa certainly isn’t. Son of acclaimed architectural maestro Carlo Scarpa, the innovative designer, who turns 80 next year, was determined from the outset to plough his own creative furrow, in spite of his

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    MAISON&OBJET PARIS 2014: January edition

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    29.01.2014

    'April in Paris' goes the the old Broadway song. But for a number of years now, the smart crowd head to the French capital in January for the spring edition of the now firmly established MAISON&OBJET design fair.

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    Furniture That Works With You

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    27.01.2014

    Almost 70 years in business and forward-thinking Japanese manufacturer OKAMURA, renowned for, among other products, its super-engineered office furniture, shows no sign of taking its eye off the ball of innovation. Sit up straight, people.

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    The Heat is On: Tubes

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    21.01.2014

    'Products developed for architecture' is how Italian brand TUBES describes its striking, resolutely sculptural radiators and towel rails, designed to shape the interior landscape as well as heat it. The manufacturer's story is one of a steadfast

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    IMM Cologne 2014: Architonic’s comprehensive photo tours

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    20.01.2014

    No sooner has that Christmas tree been taken down then the spring season of the annual design calendar kicks off with that grandee of the international-trade-fair circuit, imm cologne. Your faithful scout Architonic presents, as ever, its detailed

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    Going Public

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    06.01.2014

    Icons of the design landscape, global brand KARTELL’s products – with their innovative use of plastic and their clever and expressive, often emotional, forms – have captured the imagination of design-conscious consumers around the world. The

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    History Repeating

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    10.12.2013

    You can never have enough of a good thing, so they say. But lovers of iconic lamps from the early 20th century were for decades deprived of the possibility of owning some of the most striking luminary pieces by the Wiener Werkstätte and the Bauhaus,

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    Changing Rooms

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    05.12.2013

    Post-crisis it’s all about winning customer loyalty through value for money and memorable service. As an hotelier, taking your guests for granted can mean the difference between repeat business and damaging online reviews. Against this backdrop,

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    To the Power of Two

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    27.11.2013

    Collaboration isn't for everyone. If you're to make it work, it involves serious time and resources, not to mention a genuine willingness to go beyond your usual MO to achieve a creative result with added value. Celebrated Italian design brand

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    The Only Way is Up: Downtown Design Dubai 2013

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    12.11.2013

    The first-ever design show in the Middle East to unite on a single platform some of the best global design brands with award-winning design from the region, Dubai's new Downtown Design fair, like the soaring Burj Khalifa, has its sights set high.

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    Walk the Line

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    10.11.2013

    Why do manufactured products look the way they do? Often it’s practical necessity. Sometimes it’s aesthetic tradition. In the case of sanitaryware, it’s due historically to the materials limits of Vitreous China and Fine Fire Clay. Enter

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    10 Years of Architonic: Part II

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    17.10.2013

    More statements from some of our Architonic's most valued members, partners and friends during this, our tenth anniversary year. It's all about you, guys._

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    The Shapeshifter: material innovation FluidSolids

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    16.10.2013

    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

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    Making/Do: designer-makers exhibit in London

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    09.10.2013

    The annual London Design Festival, now with over 300 city-wide events, reflects the British capital's status as an international creative hub. But it also provides a platform for scores of indigenous designer-makers – both individuals and brands

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    Supersize Me: Materials Council's 'In the Scale of ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    26.09.2013

    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

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    Signs of the Times

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    20.09.2013

    Feeling a little bit lost? It's no surprise, really. As populations grow, cities expand, international travel increases and we all work (and live) harder and faster, it seems that there are ever more new and complex terrains to navigate. Enter a

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    3 Generations in One Office: 'Büro. Raum. ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    04.09.2013

    Major demographic shifts, including an ageing population and the increase in a younger workforce, present serious challenges for the office landscape. What do the different generations who come together to work want and need from their office

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    Bodies of Evidence: architecture, photography and real lives

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    29.08.2013

    There's a long tradition of architectural photography presenting viewers with depopulated spaces – interior and exterior landscapes, devoid of the very users for which they have been designed. Celebrated Dutch photographer IWAN BAAN's unparalleled

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    Sleeping Around: contemporary hotel design checks in

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    09.07.2013

    With an increase in international travel predicted for 2013, on the heels of a rebound for hoteliers last year, the hotel industry is looking more than ever for ways to make the visitor experience a memorable and profitable one. Enter striking

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    10 Years of Architonic: Part I

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    03.07.2013

    Architonic isn't just a virtual showcase of products and materials. It's an international community, made up of real people. This year sees ten years of Architonic, so we asked some of our valued members, partners and friends to say a few words about

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    Materials Council: activity update

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    19.06.2013

    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

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    The Heat is On: Latin American Design hits New York

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    08.06.2013

    As the world's busiest revolving door, New York is no stranger to new cultural sights and influences. This year's New York Design Week saw a raft of Latin American designers and design collectives exhibit their highly polished and conceptually

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    ICFF 2013: The New York Review

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    28.05.2013

    With economic contraction giving way in the US to a period of sustained growth, it’s little surprise that this year’s ICFF in New York – under new management – was the most confident edition in some time. Architonic, which is strategically

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    Sounding Out: room acoustics make themselves heard

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    28.05.2013

    When was the last time a building won an award for the way it sounds? Architecture, and by extension society, has long privileged the visual over the aural. Yet a number of architects are starting to think and design in a more complete sensory way,

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    Only Connect: Belgrade Design Week 2013

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    10.05.2013

    In eight short years, Belgrade Design Week has put the Serbian capital on the creative map, playing annual host to an unmissable pow-wow of the finest creative minds around.

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    Go West: Architonic strengthens its presence in North ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    07.05.2013

    With an expanded North American sales team, a bigger presence at this year's ICFF in New York, and two brand-new apps – 'Best American Design Brands' and 'Best Canadian Design Brands' – Architonic has gone all transatlantic.

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    Lux Redux: Euroluce 2013 – Part II

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    23.04.2013

    Need more light in your life? The second part of Architonic's survey of high-end lighting design from this year's Euroluce fair in Milan should provide the illumination you're looking for.

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    Lux Redux: Euroluce 2013 – Part I

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    23.04.2013

    We may live in somewhat gloomy times, but this year’s confident edition of Euroluce – the biennial international lighting showcase at the Milan Salone del Mobile – shone brighter than an old-fashioned 100-Watt light bulb.

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    Milan 2013: The Ultimate Photo Tours

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    17.04.2013

    No one provides you with as an exhaustive and detailed photographic coverage of the annual Milan Furniture Fair as Architonic. On this we pride ourselves. If you weren't able to make it to the 2013 edition of the mother of all design trade fairs,

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    Milan 2013: Design Hones its Craft at Brera Design District

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    26.03.2013

    Looking, now more than ever, for ways of adding value to its products, there’s a renaissance of craft-based thinking within design manufacturing taking place. Where better to see this trend presented and discussed than in Milan’s leading design

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    Easily LED: the charms (and challenges) of a developing ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    20.03.2013

    Many hands make light work, goes the old saying. Many new LED producers also make the creative possibilities of working with such a fast-changing technology exciting, thanks to the proliferation of products they bring to the market. But, for lighting

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    The Gold Standard: iF International Forum Design celebrates ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    12.03.2013

    Three score old and in rude health: the iF design gold awards, handed out to a painstakingly selected, international cohort of companies at the recent Munich Creative Business Week for their outstanding products, is looking to the future.

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    Taking the Waters: born-again spa and wellness architecture

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    05.03.2013

    The spring of architectural creativity is in full flow, with a number of offices internationally adding value to the age-old practice of therapeutic bathing. Here's our selection of the best of the latest spa and wellness architecture. Go ahead. The

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    Non Plus Ultra: the Interior Innovation Award 2013's ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    27.02.2013

    The biggest, the fastest, the smartest. When it comes to marketing-speak, there's nothing like a superlative to liven things up. Best of Best – the annual exhibition held at imm cologne of the category winners from the Interior Innovation Award

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    Size Doesn’t Matter: contemporary Nordic architects who ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    12.02.2013

    Head north and you'll find a thriving design culture where the level of consideration given to the way things look, feel and work isn't determined by their scale. Be they housing projects, chairs or taps, the Scandinavian approach to design continues

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    Systematic: furniture that grows on you

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    08.02.2013

    System furniture did what it's wont to do at this year's imm cologne: expand. A number of new and innovative furniture programmes, modular in nature, were shown alongside augmented and reworked old favourites. It's all about joined-up thinking.

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    Looming Large: innovation in new textile design

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    29.01.2013

    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.

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    Coming Up: [D3] Design Talents at imm cologne is 10

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    20.12.2012

    More than 500 young and emerging designers have taken to the [D3] Design Talents stage at the Cologne Furniture Fair over the past ten years, presenting their ideas in prototype form to both an industry and a general audience. Architonic takes a look

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    Same but Different: classic design and the design of change

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    12.12.2012

    Everything changes, so they say. But should it? What about decades-old, often iconic designs? Should they be preserved, as it were, their contemporary production remaining ‘true’ in every respect to the ‘original’? Or ought manufacturers be

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    Selling Spaces: new directions in retail design

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    12.12.2012

    In spite of the rise of e-commerce, the physical point of sale is still with us. That said, the traditional store is having to up its game in terms of the experience and brand relevance it offers consumers – not only to compete with online shopping

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    The In-Betweeners: the rise of a new office-furniture ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    19.11.2012

    In the grand, teleological narrative of design, things are developed to make our lives increasingly better. New forms, materials and technological innovations are introduced, self-justifying, attended by a clarity of function and value. But what

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    Clear Vision: Zumtobel sheds light on the OperAlp/SALEWA ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    12.11.2012

    More often than not, office architecture can be, well, a little inward-looking. Shut out the outside world and focus staffers' attention on their building's interior spaces and you'll keep them focused on their work. Right? Wrong. The OperAlp/SALEWA

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    Soul Man: Ask Emil Skovgaard

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    26.10.2012

    If the Slow Design movement were looking for a poster boy, Ask Emil Skovgaard would undoubtedly be on the shortlist. Treading a fine and virtuosic line between design, craft and art, the Copenhagen-based creative’s work is, among other things, an

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    At Your Convenience: contemporary public-toilet architecture

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    25.10.2012

    We'd like to talk to you about a delicate matter. The toilet. The WC. The lavatory. However you choose to refer to it, we all require regular access to this most prosaic of environments. Which is why it's refreshing to see a number of recent public

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    Going Underground: Zumtobel sheds light on the Städel ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    23.10.2012

    Lighting always has to work harder when it's deployed in underground spaces. But when the space in question is a museum one, where the considered illumination of its exhibits is key – not to mention their protection against the potentially damaging

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