New stories by Architonic https://www.architonic.com/fr/story-feed New stories by Architonic https://www.architonic.com/fr/story-feed https://image.architonic.com/arc_black.jpg en Tue, 30 Nov 2021 21:36:04 +0100 Organic luxury from BoConcept | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/architonic-organic-luxury-from-boconcept/20231290 Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 <p>© Architonic</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/architonic-organic-luxury-from-boconcept/20231290 Over 700 exhibitors confirmed for ISE 2022  | Architecture | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/ise-over-700-exhibitors-confirmed-for-ise-2022-/20231288 Fri, 26 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 ISE 2022 returns 1-4 February with a vibrant and inspiring edition, a redesigned show floor and new demonstration areas guaranteeing visitors to ‘Rise Up. Reimagine. Ignite the Future.’ Registration for ISE 2022 is now open, offering a long-awaited opportunity to safely reunite the residential AV industry at its new home at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía. With over 700 exhibitors already committed, with brands including Crestron, KNX, LG, Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony to name just a few, the show floor has been redesigned and will also feature a brand-new Discovery Zone, highlighting 40 new companies exhibiting for the first time. There will be six Technology Zones, which include solutions for connected homes in Residential & Smart Buildings in Hall 2, Audio in Hall 7, and also Lighting in Hall 7 with a special lighting Demo Zone. Renowned as a destination for inspiring content, ISE 2022 will provide plenty of opportunities for professional development through its five-day, multi-langua…

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Classic reinvention with Steelcase | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/nick-compton-classic-reinvention-with-steelcase/20231156 Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 There were many reasons to miss office life during our enforced domestic confinements over the last two years, the company and camaraderie, the conversation and shared sense of purpose. Oh, and the <a href=”https://www.architonic.com/en/products/steelcase-chairs/3101474/3238273/1”>chair</a>. Months of lockdown and hours working on the sofa or on dining chairs at the kitchen table left us not just dislocated and disorientated, but often with sore necks and aching backs. We longed for the ergonomic embrace of a well-designed and expertly engineered <a href=”https://www.architonic.com/en/products/steelcase-office-chairs/3101474/3238553/1”>task chair</a>. And they don't come much more embracing than <a href=”https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/steelcase/3101474”>Steelcase</a>'s <a href=”https://www.architonic.com/en/product/steelcase-please-chair/20087751”>Please</a>. Now 15 years old, <a href=”https://www.architonic.com/en/product/steelcase-please-chair/20087751”>Please</a> is the…

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Well-being light simply to go | Architecture | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/luctra-well-being-light-simply-to-go/20229188 Tue, 23 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 In the dark season, we long for a cosy home: a pleasant warmth, perhaps even from our own fireplace, a cup of favourite tea and of course a homely lighting atmosphere. Thanks to battery operation, the mobile LUCTRA FLEX gives you the right light in the right place for each of your projects. It provides good light exactly where it is needed, at any time of the day and for up to 25 hours without a power supply. By simply touching the touch surface, the user can easily adjust the light colour and brightness to personal well-being at any time. The LUCTRA light thus promotes pleasant and fatigue-free reading and working no matter where and when. With a handy weight of just 2 kg and a length of around 130 cm, LUCTRA FLEX has a practical format. It can be easily moved and used within your own four walls, in the garden or even in the office. The luminaire head can also be rotated by 180° and can also be used for indirect lighting. The rubberised edge protection can be easily adjusted and thus…

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Dara Huang discusses the relationship between nature and architecture | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/alyn-griffiths-dara-huang-discusses-the-relationship-between-nature-and-architecture/20229068 Fri, 26 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 When London-based architect Dara Huang is asked about her favourite building in the British capital, she prefers to describe a space; specifically, the arc of Regent Street where the grand facades on either side of the road draw the eye up towards a curved slice of sky. The way in which architecture frames and interacts with negative space is central to Huang’s practice, which consistently explores the relationship between occupied space and the surrounding environment. Huang founded her architecture and design practice, <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/design-haus-liberty/10001254">DH Liberty</a>, in 2013 after working at major architecture firms including <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/herzog-de-meuron/5200045">Herzog & de Meuron</a> and <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/foster-partners/5202786">Foster + Partners</a>. Her work has a sculptural quality that is evident in the shapes of the buildings she creates, as well as in the way spa…

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Sleeping with a system: Bed Ais by riposa | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/markus-hieke-sleeping-with-a-system-bed-ais-by-riposa/20229066 Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Iva Schnellmann and Reta Schnellmann have a mission: they want to give people optimal sleeping comfort without compromise or unnecessary fuss. The two sisters have run <a href="https://riposa.ch/en/">riposa</a>, a Swiss family business, together since 2018. Since it was founded two decades ago, the brand has become known for manufacturing high-quality sleep systems with the ultimate goal of promoting holistic sleep health. 'When we relax properly and recover well at night, we have more energy for the day and more joy in life', the company emphasises. Today, 70 employees work with great attention to detail at three locations in Glarus to develop sleep systems, box spring beds and beds for every preference and every back. Anyone who talks to Iva Schnellmann can see the spark in her eyes: 'In the last three years, we’ve worked a lot on the company’s organisation and structures, alongside further product development and new innovation launches,' she says. For example, the sisters have also…

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The Trolley. A mobile retail unit from Tecnografica | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/harriet-thorpe-the-trolley-a-mobile-retail-unit-from-tecnografica/20229033 Tue, 23 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 When it comes to innovation in the design world, today, it is manufacturers that are in the spotlight. One of the areas that is seeing increased development is the ‘user experience’. Increasingly, manufacturers are designing new tools for designers to make the process of presenting to clients, choosing between products, refining finishes and customising sizes as creative and seamless as possible. Many of these tools are digital, but <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/tecnografica/3105074">Tecnografica</a> , international leader in wallpaper and technical wall coverings, has come up with an offering that takes the ‘physical’ to the extreme. The "Piquadro x Tecnografica" Special Edition Trolley is a suitcase of design assets including large-sized samples and wallpaper books presenting all the possible variations of <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/tecnografica/3105074">Tecnografica's</a> new Dècora Glass series. It is a portable showroom that responds to a d…

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Construction Design Week: Overtime! | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-construction-design-week-overtime/20228969 Thu, 18 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Architonic ©</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-construction-design-week-overtime/20228969 Sovet’s material expansion | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/emma-moore-sovets-material-expansion/20228711 Wed, 24 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Mixing materials and textural finishes is the route to designing an interior that emits warmth and character. ‘It’s painting by numbers!’ I always remember the damning indictment delivered to a stylist by an interiors editor once. It was shorthand for the apparently amateurish matching of colours or materials across a space; taking one accent and slavishly repeating it to tie things together visually. I made a mental note. This was definitely something I did, but seemingly it was unimaginative. Not to mention clinical. Fast forward a decade or two, and we are all now adept at mixing things up. Our eyes are more accustomed to unusual colour pairings and textural layering. In fact mixing materials wildly within four walls – even mixing the materials on those walls – is de rigueur, a sign of confidence and competence in the art of designing interiors. It also represents an understanding that there is more warmth and emotion instilled into a space when materials mix. And if ever we nee…

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'We try to make our architecture as invisible as possible' | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-039we-try-to-make-our-architecture-as-invisible-as-possible-039/20228709 Wed, 17 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Architonic ©</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-039we-try-to-make-our-architecture-as-invisible-as-possible-039/20228709 Industrial design elements in retail interiors | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/peter-smisek-industrial-design-elements-in-retail-interiors/20228699 Wed, 17 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 At the start of the 20th century, modernist architects were inspired by the vast industrial structures of their age – train sheds and factories, for example – as well as new machines and vehicles, such as steamboats and motor cars. These industrial elements have even entered the world of high-end retail interiors. In these projects, architects and designers have elevated and combined the textures and materials of industry to create an otherworldly, often hard-edged, yet alluring aesthetic. In the case of Honeyz Concept Store in Berlin, the Madrid-based studio Puntofilipino employed a limited number of industrial elements, such as a large, distressed sink, a pebble concrete floor and a weathered steel wall, and combined them with more domestic touches, such as an ornate, Apparatus chandelier. The designers clearly delight in exploring this tension: the pared-back timber shelving units have expanded metal mesh on the side, and a ceramic screen made of a single repeated element points bot…

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'We first create atmosphere and context, and then we look for the right materials' | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-039we-first-create-atmosphere-and-context-and-then-we-look-for-the-right-materials-039/20228698 Tue, 16 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Architonic ©</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-039we-first-create-atmosphere-and-context-and-then-we-look-for-the-right-materials-039/20228698 Feel close to nature with Egger | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/architonic-feel-close-to-nature-with-egger/20228697 Tue, 16 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 <p>© Architonic</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/architonic-feel-close-to-nature-with-egger/20228697 Morbern’s sustainable yet dashing solution to durable upholstery | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/sisse-bro-morberns-sustainable-yet-dashing-solution-to-durable-upholstery/20228693 Mon, 22 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Browsing through <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/morbern-europe/10001620">Morbern’s</a> Digital Print Library of bold shades and patterns, one is instantly taken to Northern Italy, more precisely Milan, with its distinct and colourful fashion and design movements. Elegant and classy, yet not lacking humour, courage and playfulness – think <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/gio-ponti/5205960">Gio Ponti</a> or Miuccia Prada. There’s a reason why the work of these Italian design masters exudes exactly that; it somehow stays fresh and stirring, thanks to their daring and original motifs. Whether geometric, minimal, ornamented or tropical, the Prada prints have always excited and surprised their fashion following. Perhaps because that is what print can; it allows for our fantasy and imagination to be easily materialised onto our attire - and interiors. ‘Turn your design dreams into reality’ is <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/morbern-europe/100…

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'When we talk about sustainability, we try to minimise the number of building materials we use' | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-039when-we-talk-about-sustainability-we-try-to-minimise-the-number-of-building-materials-we-use-039/20228580 Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Architonic ©</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-039when-we-talk-about-sustainability-we-try-to-minimise-the-number-of-building-materials-we-use-039/20228580 Light Up The Office with Regent Lighting | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/architonic-light-up-the-office-with-regent-lighting/20228579 Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 <p>© Architonic</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/architonic-light-up-the-office-with-regent-lighting/20228579 Forward-Facing Creativity: Design Shenzhen, 9-12 Dec 2021 | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/nick-compton-forward-facing-creativity-design-shenzhen-9-12-dec-2021/20228578 Thu, 18 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Shenzhen has a reputation as China's Silicon Valley, a once sleepy fishing village turned global tech hub, but it also the focal point for the country's creative and design industries, a home to both TikTok and the V&A’s first international gallery. Unesco says the city is home to 6,000 design firms with 100,000 employees generating over $1.5bn in income every year. It is also now an established draw for international designers, architects and design companies looking to tap into the city's singular design and making culture and develop their business in China. The British industrial designer Michael Young has been a long-time champion of South China's fertile creative capabilities and Shenzhen’s particular cross-disciplinary exchange and energy. ‘Shenzhen is a crossroads between technology, art, music, fashion and industry, the feverish centre of economic creativity,’ he says. Moooi will be amongst the exhibitors at this December’s debut edition of <a href="https://www.architonic.com/…

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Family Values from Verzelloni | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/emma-moore-family-values-from-verzelloni/20228577 Thu, 18 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Family businesses in the design sector have weathered recent storms well. It makes sense when you think of the advantages of family firms - stability, shared values, authenticity, quick decision-taking resulting in short lead-times, the capacity to be adaptable and flexible. These are all things that have become pillars of successful trading through the pandemic and beyond. Not to mention the speedy recourse a family firm has to the technical flair of a younger generation, when suddenly everything is being conducted in the virtual world. For the consumer, the pandemic and its legacy of accelerating so much of life into the digital realm has brought some of the less visible and more geographically static firms closer to home, wherever home is. This is what <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/verzelloni/3101392">Verzelloni</a> , a family-run business of 70 years based in Parma, Italy, have found over the past 18 months. Accustomed to sharing its contemporary seating designs…

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Feels good: natural haptic lacquer panels from Egger | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/barbara-jahn-rosel-feels-good-natural-haptic-lacquer-panels-from-egger/20228426 Wed, 17 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Handling things with care, applying one's strength correctly, having sensitivity and empathy - all this is understood by the famous idea of having a certain ‘feel‘, which is so important in design and architecture in particular. As this metaphorical quality refers to the physical sense of touch, haptics comes into play, which is playing an increasingly critical role in design. The reason for this is very simple: through touch, visual perception is directly transformed into a feeling. Surfaces have long since freed themselves from the two-dimensionality that gave them little say in spatial terms. Through the texture of their surface structure, they bring themselves back into play. Through the tactile experience, new messages reach the subconscious, inviting us to perceive the space as a whole in a new and, above all, more intense way. The german company <a href="https://www.architonic.com/3101922">Egger</a> lets you literally feel nature right down to your fingertips with its new Perfec…

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'Build for Life Conference 2021' presented by VELUX | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/architonic-039build-for-life-conference-2021-039-presented-by-velux/20228406 Fri, 12 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 © Architonic

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Technical textiles from Ettlin for radiant lighting design projects | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/gerrit-terstiege-technical-textiles-from-ettlin-for-radiant-lighting-design-projects/20228351 Tue, 16 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 One of my favourite books is entitled “Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things”. It was written by the American physics professor Charles Panati. He explains how certain developments and inventions came about that we use today as a matter of course – without realising how they were originally conceived. For years, I have been recommending this book to friends interested in design and architecture. Simply because these stories perfectly illustrate the many different ways in which design concepts can take shape and become reality. Sometimes chance plays a role, but most of the time you need a brilliant idea first. And of course the courage to envision bringing things, phenomena, functions and materials together that have perhaps not yet been combined in this way. Then something like the <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/ettlin-lux-/10002246">Ettlin Lux</a> product range can emerge. The company is based south of Karlsruhe, in Ettlingen to be precise, from which its name al…

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American Fairs 2021 | Design | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-american-fairs-2021/20228183 Tue, 09 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 ...demonstrating not only the resurgence of the North American design market, but also a strong desire on the part of exhibiting brands to market themselves to an increasingly interested international audience of professionals and consumers. Indeed, cross-industry, the US is set to see export growth over the next few years of up to 9% annually. Let's be honest. We're among friends, so the truth can out. There was a time when North American design products weren't so en vogue in Europe and other regions – <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/charles-ray-eames/5205992">Eames</a> and his mid-century peers notwithstanding. Think big solid-wood chairs and tables. They spoke specifically of their provenance: plentiful <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/natural-alternatives/0/3221043/1">natural materials</a> and larger floorplans. But with increasing visibility and activity of premium Made in the US manufacturers, evidenced by the increasing number of monobrand showro…

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VELUX presents its ninth Daylight Symposium | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-velux-presents-its-ninth-daylight-symposium/20227880 Tue, 09 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 The biennial, must-attend <a href= "https://buildforlife.velux.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">VELUX Daylight Symposium</a> – a three-day digital event for researchers, architects and building professionals highlighting the benefits of using natural light in projects – is back. 'The conference that connects the worlds of daylight research and practice,' as organiser Nicolas Roy puts it, is now in its ninth edition, yet in no danger of losing its lustre. The upcoming event as a part of <a href= "https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/velux-group/10003012" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">VELUX's</a> inaugural, digital Build for Life Conference 2021, will focus on the relation between light and health, learnings from the recent pandemic and its attendant lockdowns, and on the latest developments in the field of computational design. If light is itself an intangible but vital building 'material', then, now more than ever, designing in natural light is more pressing than ever. Find out…

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Workspace in Progress: Wagner Living | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/markus-hieke-workspace-in-progress-wagner-living/20227879 Tue, 16 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 As in many disciplines, the following is especially true in the field of design: the best and most effective means of learning is by doing – or also: from doing. It is therefore no longer a rarity for industry to partner with educational institutions and guide students in their projects with professional know-how. One example is the recent collaboration between the Augsburg furniture brand <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/wagner/3102339">Wagner Living</a> and students of industrial design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The project was initiated by the designer <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/stefan-diez/5208796">Stefan Diez</a>, who heads the programme as a professor. He himself has already worked with <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/wagner/3102339">Wagner Living</a> on several occasions: on the <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/product/wagner-d1-office/20038974">Dondola chair D1</a> and most recently on the <a href="…

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Bathroom culture with Bette: Floor-level shower tiles | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/mareile-morawietz-bathroom-culture-with-bette-floor-level-shower-tiles/20227742 Mon, 08 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 In the design world, it is often the case that ‘less is more. The unique BetteAir is an impressive example of this. BetteAir is the world’s first <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/product/bette-betteair/20213748">shower tile</a> made of glazed titanium steel. It is so extremely flat that it becomes completely one with the bathroom floor. If desired, BetteAir can be so subtle in colour that it's no longer noticeable. Behind this optical ‘less is more‘ principle is true innovation. BetteAir impresses not only with its shape and material quality but also with its modern drainage process based on pioneering technology. The four components – drain cover, drain adapter, minimum support, and basic sound insulation set – are pre-assembled. BetteAir can thus be glued directly onto the screed without joints. In order to be able to offer this revolutionary installation technology, the product body was adapted to conventional tiles in large format with a height of only ten millimetres. At…

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How to Create Modern Luxury in a Compact Form with Davos by Verzelloni | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/architonic-how-to-create-modern-luxury-in-a-compact-form-with-davos-by-verzelloni/20227652 Thu, 04 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 <p>© Architonic</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/architonic-how-to-create-modern-luxury-in-a-compact-form-with-davos-by-verzelloni/20227652 Marca Corona’s decorative tiles stimulate the imagination | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/dominic-lutyens-marca-coronas-decorative-tiles-stimulate-the-imagination/20227301 Thu, 04 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Architects and interior designers might welcome the perennial trend for modish wallpapers. After all, wallcoverings with new, unusual prints and patterns give projects individuality. But there’s an alternative – plain or patterned ceramic wall and floor tiles are increasingly used to cover entire walls or introduce a striking accent. Ceramic surfaces often have a tactile as well as a visual appeal; they offer qualities wallpapers lack – they’re warm, look pleasingly solid and are hard-wearing and easier to maintain. Such is the demand for ceramic tiles that they’re no longer mainly confined to bathrooms and kitchens but increasingly adorn living rooms and bedrooms, too. High-gloss ceramic tiles are prized for their lustrous finishes and rich, saturated hues and, on a more practical note, make rooms look bigger when light bounces off them. Italian manufacturer <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/marca-corona/3101213">Marca Corona</a> has produced ceramic wall and floor…

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How to select bathroom and kitchen faucets | Architecture | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/hansa-armaturen-how-to-select-bathroom-and-kitchen-faucets/20227231 Wed, 10 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Selecting a faucet for private building projects is not always as straightforward as it seems. There’s a variety of styles, materials and functions to choose from. From small private dwellings to large-scale residential buildings, here’s how to find the right faucet for your next project. Bathrooms and kitchens in residential dwellings need to combine a variety of features and functions, from including the newest technologies to ensuring long-lasting functionality to providing a hygienic environment. To find the right balance between durability, design, specific safety standards and demands on energy efficiency, professionals are left with the choice of the right faucet. Faucet fixtures can differ in material and price. Whether your focus is on design or specific functionality, such as water flow rate and temperature control, here are 3 essential questions that help you specify your priorities and make the right choice: Start by finding out who will be using the faucet and what their m…

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Roger – Minotti’s new multifunctional, multifaceted seating system | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/dominic-lutyens-roger-minottis-new-multifunctional-multifaceted-seating-system/20227230 Wed, 10 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 The evolution of design history from the modernist period of the 20th century until today is punctuated by era-defining furniture. In the 1930s, Finnish architect <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/alvar-aalto/5205976">Alvar Aalto</a> reinvented seating with his Paimio armchair that provided a human, ergonomic alternative to the hard-edged tubular-steel furniture of the 1920s. In the 1940s, <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/charles-ray-eames/5205992">Charles and Ray Eames</a> pioneered a new kind of furniture with their mid-century, fibreglass-shell La Chaise chair, an asymmetric, sculptural seat allowing the sitter to sit, sprawl or curl up in it. In the 1950s, the great Gio Ponti dreamt up the ultra-lightweight, portable Superleggera chair ideally suited to the postwar era’s uncluttered, open-plan homes. Today, our lifestyles are changing radically and rapidly. As such, our furniture needs to be commensurately adaptable – suited to a multitude of activiti…

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Freifrau's new tapestry fabric combines tattoo art with exclusive textiles for the second time | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/markus-hieke-freifrau-039s-new-tapestry-fabric-combines-tattoo-art-with-exclusive-textiles-for-the-second-time/20226572 Thu, 04 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Good storytelling has long been one of the key elements of successful marketing strategies. The fact that Freifrau is now invoking poetry to present a new textile collection is unusual – but it fits wonderfully with the new Garden of Eden fabric design, which is reminiscent of Baroque flower paintings. Like the poets of the era, Freifrau draws on the classic Baroque motifs of memento mori, vanitas and carpe diem in the form of four stanzas: “Take comfort in the certainty of transformation / Inhale the new / Welcome the ever-changing seasons of nature, of life / The ever-changing you.” <b>From tattoo to textile</b> The design for the pattern of the Gobelin fabric comes from Christian Trzaska, who previously developed another fabric for Freifrau. He came to the attention of the Lemgo-based seating furniture manufacturer through the twin brothers and sons of Freifrau founder Hansjörg Helweg, Marc and Niklas Helweg, who knew Trzaska not only as a skateboarding friend but also as a tatto…

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Hudson Valley Lighting Group – For the love of layers | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/emma-moore-hudson-valley-lighting-group-for-the-love-of-layers/20226571 Tue, 09 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 When standing in front of an empty room, staring down four featureless walls, the challenge to make it a home can be real. Transforming a cold canvas into a sanctuary – a place to retreat to for R&R, a nook to read in, a backdrop for your favourite art pieces, a place to entertain – can stretch even the most seasoned interiors professional. There’s one tool in the interior architect’s armoury, however, that will make the difference: lighting. Nothing in the field of design works as hard as lighting to transform a room. 'Lighting is everything,' says Ben Marshall, Creative Director of Hudson Valley Lighting Group, for whom building atmosphere with light is second nature. 'I always encourage people to think about the overall vibe of the space. What do they want to feel, what tasks will they be doing, who’s room is it? From there, build a plan.' A carefully composed system of layered lighting is the means with which to curate atmosphere in the home. The right sofa can cosset you physica…

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Connecting Parts by WantedDesign | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/emma-moore-connecting-parts-by-wanteddesign/20226565 Tue, 09 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 After a very brief moment of shock and inertia, when Covid hit and lockdowns descended in early 2020, WantedDesign, the New York-based platform for emerging and future design, rallied and embraced the many opportunities available virtually to the young dynamic community it nurtures. With its trade show arm, WantedDesign Manhattan, recently acquired by Emerald, it had planned for the first time to co-locate its May 2020 show, with ICFF, also owned by Emerald, in the Javits building. Now,18 months after the world was banned from meeting in person, WantedDesign Manhattan will take up its place for the first time under the same roof as ICFF for two days in November. WantedDesign is an ever-evolving beast devised to support the US and international creative communities in all kinds of ways. Founded by French-born Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat in 2011, its activities, which include events, conversations, education, workshops and awards programs, are year-round. In lockdown, WantedDesign

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Designs for a working future at Neocon | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/emma-moore-designs-for-a-working-future-at-neocon/20226564 Tue, 09 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 The value of face to face was felt once again at the NeoCon show, which took place over three days in Chicago at the start of October. The business of commercial interiors and the new urgency to address waste and sustainable measures may be a serious matter, but there was a palpable giddiness at the opportunity to make real-life connections and conversation after months in the Zoom zone. Unfolding over nine floors of Chicago’s iconic Art Deco edifice, theMART – the interior design hub of what is arguably America’s most architecturally exciting city, 500 brands, large, small, long-established and emerging were represented. Those with permanent showroom spaces in theMART (eight new permanent residents this year include Kettle and Pedrali) turned over the floor to their latest innovations, while visiting exhibitors were to be found on the 7th floor, offering their responses to new corporate, healthcare, residential, retail, public and hospitality demands. This was the place to find re…

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Building back better with ICFF | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/emma-moore-building-back-better-with-icff/20226563 Tue, 09 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 The design industry’s march back towards normality continues this month with ICFF throwing open real-life doors on real-life exhibitions in its habitual home, New York’s Javits Centre. Part of NYC x Design festival week, the rescheduled ICFF will take place over 2 days, and is joined in its first post-pandemic outing to the Javits Centre by WantedDesign Manhattan, the trade show for emerging designers across the globe. Until 2019, the latter had taken place in the nearby Terminal Warehouse building; now under the same ownership, the two complementary shows will co-locate. Also concurrent and under the same roof, this showtime round is BDNY, the hospitality fair for boutique and lifestyle brands that unites designers, architects, developers and hoteliers. ICFF is always a place to catch up on the latest launches and assimilate the trends and talking points of the past 12 months, in both the residential and contract sectors. This year there is something of a celebratory mood; excitement…

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Design Miami’s Sunshine State of Mind | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/emma-moore-design-miamis-sunshine-state-of-mind/20226562 Tue, 09 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 The hottest trade show ticket of the design industry – the one you want to land on your desk and not your colleague’s – is that for Design Miami. The one that takes you to its sunny namesake city in the month of December, when most of us are shivering into our hot chocolates. The one that shares some of the most exciting design-art adventures of today’s, yesterday’s and tomorrow’s masters while inviting you to party on South Beach and rub big shiny shoulders with America’s glitterati. Only this year, in our world of fun-zapping, travel-banning pandemic, there is also the option to sit at home with your spangles and take it all in over the steamy chocolate. The 17th edition of Design Miami, taking place between 1–5 December and led by new Curatorial Director, Wava Carpenter, will be a hybrid affair, taking place in physical and digital form. All the works on the show floor will be available to buy at designmiami.com for a limited time, and an online programme of design talks and 3D virt…

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'Behind the Project' with Patricia Viel and Maxalto | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/harriet-thorpe-039behind-the-project-039-with-patricia-viel-and-maxalto/20226543 Thu, 11 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Just like their esteemed clientele, luxury hotels today present designers with demands for the highest quality and experience of space. Designers up for the challenge, will soon find out that this context holds some contradictions too. Guests are searching for meaningful new experiences in spaces that allow them to escape the everyday. Yet at the same time, they also seek the ultimate reassurance of home which feels safe and familiar. “It is a combination between the need to be seen and see, in contrast with a sense of privacy and residential comfort,” explains Patricia Viel, renowned Italian architect, who designed the architecture and interiors of the renowned Bulgari Hotel Milano, an urban oasis loved by international visitors and locals alike. Her interior concept for the hotel mastered these contradictions seamlessly with <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/maxalto/3100356">Maxalto</a> . Designed and creatively led by <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/a…

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The use of colour on new office space projects | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/peter-smisek-the-use-of-colour-on-new-office-space-projects/20226537 Wed, 03 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 The colour of a space can deeply affect the way that people feel in it, and the use of different colours in a workplace can help to create a more welcoming, stimulating environment for employees. And while in the past this may have resulted in more monochrome environments, architects and interior designers today are more interested in using complementary and analogous colours to create more vibrant, imaginative spaces, both at home and in the office. In Moscow, Two Interior Design Studio did not have to look too far for inspiration when designing a new Record Company Office, as the space is located in a building that served as the home of Russian cubist painter Aristarkh Lentulov at the beginning of the last century. Taking cues from the painter's eclectic colour palette, the walls feature mostly muted earth colours, although the reception and the main meeting room have navy blue and dusky pink feature walls. A pale parquet floor unites the space, while bright red accents – think appli…

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Kinnarps brings holistic ergonomics to the workplace | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/nick-compton-kinnarps-brings-holistic-ergonomics-to-the-workplace/20225501 Fri, 29 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 After our involuntary stretch out-of-office, we have a new understanding of what the workplace offers in terms of social engagement and shared purpose. For all our new familiarity with video conferencing, true collaboration, creativity and innovation happen when we are in the same place at the same time. In professional terms, the office is still where the magic happens. And after months of struggling to work on sofas, at kitchen tables or cramped home offices, long hours bent and twisted out of shape, we also understand the importance of the physical working environment. As we return to the workplace and new routines are established, it is with a heightened sense of the value of those spaces, new insight into what they offer in terms of physical, organisational and social support. But we also return to the office with new expectations. We expect more. Founded in the Swedish town of Kinnarp in 1942, <a href= "https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/kinnarps/3103598">Kinnarps</a> des…

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How to optimise office acoustics with silent.office.wall | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/markus-hieke-how-to-optimise-office-acoustics-with-silent-office-wall/20225481 Fri, 29 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 As anyone who works in an open space or an office with other people knows: the working atmosphere is only as good as the personal spaces for privacy and retreat, which can be created through the right measures. For example, a person who is concentrating on something wants to be disturbed as little as possible by the informal team discussion across the room. And if you’re on the phone, you might not want everyone listening in, just as others probably prefer not to overhear every phone call. Even in a single or two-person office, the sense of well-being can be significantly disturbed if walls jarringly reflect sound, giving the space a harsh and inhospitable feel. One company that has been dedicated to this problem for years is the non-woven materials developer and manufacturer Recytex from Viersen in North Rhine-Westphalia. Under the silent.office.wall® brand, the company produces highly effective acoustic solutions, which are implemented in offices and public areas according to individ…

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PALMBERG Intelligence: Wellbeing in the Workplace | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/jeremy-myerson-palmberg-intelligence-wellbeing-in-the-workplace/20225449 Thu, 28 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Given that we are now emerging from the most serious global health crisis since the outbreak of Spanish flu in 1918, it should come as no surprise that employee wellbeing is at the top of the workplace agenda as people return to the office in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. A safer and healthier work environment is in everyone’s interests – and companies are generally keen to make the right changes to restore confidence in the office. But what is surprising is how so much of the debate has been focused on the use of technology in the work environment to boost wellbeing, rather than the use of design. Biometric health checks in reception, facial recognition technology, touchless elevator controls, social distancing sensors, autonomous cleaning robots, voice-enabled devices, and remote wellness and engagement tools are just some of the innovative things that have been touted to create a better workplace experience in the 'new normal'. All of this is undoubtedly clever stuff, but…

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Home office desks: 10 examples for a professional and personal workspace | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/james-wormald-home-office-desks-10-examples-for-a-professional-and-personal-workspace/20225428 Tue, 26 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Many new home offices are unplanned additions to the family floorplan. Often, with no space for a dedicated office room, they’re hustled into a corner, a dark cave under the stairs or a thin, cold alcove, instead. So, home-workers are forced to squeeze in all their professional needs, such as printers, storage and <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/advanced-search?term=task+lighting&type=product">task lighting</a>, into this small multi-functional area. With great design challenges, however, comes great opportunity. The big advantage of home working, is that you’re in a space entirely made for you. So creating a workspace that reflects your individual personality is just as essential as having the right tools. Here are some selected examples of personal home desks that can provide everything you need, while staying true to yourself. With fit-for-purpose solutions, home-based employees can give themselves enough comfortable workspace without missing out on essentials, whatever their…

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Bover stands for personalisation and adaptability | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/harriet-thorpe-bover-stands-for-personalisation-and-adaptability/20225403 Thu, 04 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Bover is known for its organic and naturally-inspired luminaries that guide Mediterranean light into spaces across the world. Yet as well as these qualities, Bover offers an incredible amount of customisation and adaptability within its products, making it an ideal lighting brand for designers working on large scales, with specific constraints and challenges. The Skybell system is the best example of this, with its modular design and unique digital configuration tool. The modular system firstly offers three types of profiles, which can be combined and composed into unique compositions – adapted to the physical, technical, and aesthetic needs of any project. Then, Bover’s unique digital configuration tool makes it easy for designers to adjust those profiles and play with components, to reach the perfect solution for their individual projects. Bover’s own expertise accompanies designers through the customisation process. The Skybell configuration tool is user-friendly, with clear guidanc…

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Endless possibilities with Bover's Skybell system | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/harriet-thorpe-endless-possibilities-with-bover-039s-skybell-system/20225402 Thu, 04 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Bover’s Skybell system is a light that its designer Manel Molina, of Estudi Manel Molina, describes as being ‘cut-out of the dark’. It is simple and subtle – yet complex in its intention to softly illuminate space, without drawing attention to itself. Bover’s most versatile luminaire with plenty of modular capabilities, the Skybell system is defined by its graceful, black, extruded, aluminium, elongated bells. Decorative and architectural qualities lend the Skybell to sculpting many types of spaces; from softly lit intimate interiors, to atmospheric hospitality projects, and functional corporate spaces. ‘The first images that came to mind when we started thinking about the Skybell were those of a necklace, a jewel, a garland, and a catenary. It stopped being a lamp to become a system,’ says Bover. ‘Throughout the design process, the order and distribution of the ‘bells’ was a key factor: first, they were close together, then they were separated, then we liked the continuous sequence of…

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25 years of Mediterranean light from Bover | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/harriet-thorpe-25-years-of-mediterranean-light-from-bover/20225392 Thu, 04 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Founded in Barcelona in 1996, lighting brand Bover is a tribute to the Mediterranean light and lifestyle. In shape, form, technology and glow; a Bover light is warm, timeless and balanced. It seeks to solve lighting needs in the most natural way. Guided by nature, material culture and history, artisanal production methods are combined with advanced technologies to reach designs that are classic and humble, yet future-proofed with flexibility, modularity and consideration of maintenance. Bover has since become a leader in the contemporary lighting sector. Joana has built a team of like-minded designers and collaborators who feel light in an equally sensitive way, and believe in its power to positively enhance living environments. Each season, new lighting series and updates by designers such as Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT, Alex Fernández Camps and Estudi Manel Molina, present new expressions and solutions. As well as achieving a magical quality of light, Bover provides absolute functionali…

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Argolite's HPL panels for more functionality and value at sea | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/gerrit-terstiege-argolite-039s-hpl-panels-for-more-functionality-and-value-at-sea/20225230 Thu, 28 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 On excursions and longer journeys, I have become especially fond of ships and ferries. Even as a child, I loved trips across lakes or from the mainland to an island. The eager anticipation of the destination becomes increasingly palpable, and that holiday feeling kicks in the moment the vessel starts out on the water – because the time spent on a ship is always special. Many of the ships in operation today can look back on decades of service. That is precisely what makes them so charming, taking passengers on a trip back in time. Of course, everything should run perfectly from a technical point of view – which can be ensured by professional maintenance. But sometimes it is also a matter of carefully updating the interior of a ship, so passengers feel comfortable and at ease. This is precisely the topic of the new episode of the “Architecture Dialogues” film series launched by the Swiss HPL manufacturer Argolite. The motto is “Welcome everybody – architecture of accessibility”. The late…

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‘Rhythm enhances creativity and you cannot have this alone and remotely’ | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-rhythm-enhances-creativity-and-you-cannot-have-this-alone-and-remotely/20225229 Thu, 28 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 <p>© Architonic</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-rhythm-enhances-creativity-and-you-cannot-have-this-alone-and-remotely/20225229 'The office space becomes a scene to create the opportunity to meet' | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-039the-office-space-becomes-a-scene-to-create-the-opportunity-to-meet-039/20225228 Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 <p>© Architonic</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-039the-office-space-becomes-a-scene-to-create-the-opportunity-to-meet-039/20225228 Why do we leave an office? Why do we come back to an office? | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-why-do-we-leave-an-office-why-do-we-come-back-to-an-office/20225227 Tue, 26 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 <p>© Architonic</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-why-do-we-leave-an-office-why-do-we-come-back-to-an-office/20225227 ‘I am personally not a very big fan of desks’ | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-i-am-personally-not-a-very-big-fan-of-desks/20225226 Mon, 25 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 <p>© Architonic</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-i-am-personally-not-a-very-big-fan-of-desks/20225226 New colours of Corian® Solid Surface | Architecture | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/dupont-corian-new-colours-of-corian-solid-surface/20225213 Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 The Corian® Design business is launching in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) a set of bold, new aesthetics, for a total of eight new colours for its Corian® Solid Surface range of products for interior spaces and architecture. Two new colours belong to a new aesthetic called Carrara (Carrara Crema and Carrara Lino), four to the new Artista aesthetic (Artista Beige, Artista Dust, Artista Gray, Artista Canvas). Sparkling Granita and Sand Storm complete the new offering. The new eight colours of Corian® Solid Surface are commercially available as of September 1st, 2021. The colour palette of Corian® Solid Surface for EMEA now includes 98 options and is structured in 15 families. The four colors of the Artista aesthetic include recycled content. The whole colour palette of Corian®️ Solid Surface for the EMEA region includes 17 colours with recycled content. Access the Corian® Solid Surface colour palette for EMEA <a href="https://www.corian.uk/-experience-the-new-aesthetics-of-corian-…

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Creo by raumplus is the shelving system for everyone – and every use | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/gerrit-terstiege-creo-by-raumplus-is-the-shelving-system-for-everyone-and-every-use/20225182 Thu, 28 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Looking back can be amusing: if you’ve been a design journalist for some 25 years as I have, you will have seen numerous trends come and go. In the mid-1990s, for example, some of my colleagues predicted a 'disappearance of things' in the near future, and this catchy phrase became a popular expression. People thought the onset of digitalisation would soon mean doing without physical objects and analogue storage media. Well, they were not entirely wrong with this forecast – but a look at current living and working spaces reveals that it has not come true to quite the extent that some expected. After all, digitalisation has given rise to numerous new objects that today’s users need to have at hand: cables, for example, Wi-Fi boxes, smartwatches and stations for wireless charging. And it was not foreseeable at the time that countertrends would emerge, despite all the digitalisation. People are increasingly listening to vinyl records again or writing with classic writing instruments in ele…

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Flexible furniture, New Work and Fantoni's new Meet Up collection | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/emma-moore-flexible-furniture-new-work-and-fantoni-039s-new-meet-up-collection/20225109 Mon, 25 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 At the risk of stating the obvious, there’s something very unifying about a round table. The most famous one of Arthurian legend may have been designed by that sage old wizard Merlin to symbolise the world, but its most important function was to get the king’s cohorts – the knights – sitting together to discuss security issues and future ventures with no one person lording it. Even if King Arthur were in attendance, there was no head of the table. Everyone around that table was equal when it came to debating the affairs of Camelot. <b>Meeting culture is changing</b> Though not strictly circular, at the centre of Fantoni’s new collection of office furniture is the meeting table – height adjustable, and in a number of different, shapes, sizes and finishes – and with thoroughly cambered corners. This is a round table in spirit, and it responds to new office structures, both physical and metaphorical. ‘More and more, especially in Europe, the executive office has been abandoning the al…

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Luminous design pieces: how to artistically light a garden | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/peter-smisek-luminous-design-pieces-how-to-artistically-light-a-garden/20225096 Thu, 21 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Outdoor lighting not only extends the use of external spaces in the warmer months, but can also highlight and transform different aspects of their design. Like interior lighting, outdoor lighting schemes should find a balance between different categories of lighting. And today, the proliferation of warm light LEDs means that energy-efficient designs can also offer the soft tonality of earlier technologies. Unlike offices or homes, outdoor spaces do not need to be evenly lit throughout – whether parks or private gardens, dramatic contrasts of light and shadow can often enhance the design of a project. At a functional level, it is important to map out paths between different areas, so as to provide the appropriate level of lighting and ensure that spaces are navigable. A good level of constant lighting in areas of the highest traffic and use is crucial, from a safety perspective. Panzeri's Venexia, inspired by the wooden piles that guide Venetian maritime traffic, offers a sophisticated…

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Arper: Lina Bo Bardi in Full Colour | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/emma-moore-arper-lina-bo-bardi-in-full-colour/20225039 Tue, 02 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Though nearly half a century separates their entry into the world of design, Brazilian architectural icon Lina Bo Bardi and Italian design house Arper have, in recent years, become happy cohorts. While Bo Bardi became known for a bold, expressive modernism developed in 1950s Sao Paulo, her style was rooted in a resolutely rationalist grounding gained from her Italian upbringing and apprenticeships in Milan through the 1940s. Arper meanwhile was born in the dying days of the 1980s, and developed a design language that synthesised form and functionality, colour and warmth. Walk into Arper’s Milan showroom today and you will be greeted by an exhibition celebrating all that unites the two: namely, colour, collaboration and Bo Bardi’s 1951 era-defining <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/product/arper-bardi-s-bowl-chair/20225102">Bowl chair</a> which Arper issued for the first time in 2012. 'Lina Bo Bardi in Full Color' launched during Milan Design Week. The original partnership between…

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Lone Feifer presents the Build for Life Conference from VELUX | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-lone-feifer-presents-the-build-for-life-conference-from-velux/20224941 Wed, 20 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 We spend approximately 90 per cent of our time indoors. Or, as Lone Feifer, Director of Sustainable Buildings at the VELUX Group puts it: ‘If you are 45 years old, you have spent more than 40 years of your life inside buildings.’ Such a sobering statistic leaves one cold. (If we actually spent more time outside, that is.) VELUX, a brand that's established an enviable reputation globally as the go-to producer of roof windows and modular skylights, has mobilised, demonstrating its continued commitment to well-being for people and planet, with Feifer leading the charge on sustainable building. As organiser of the company's inaugural Build for Life online conference – which runs from 15–17 November 2021 – she has brought together industry professionals and thought leaders from around the world to discuss such topics as building affordability, flexibility, quality, the ways that buildings directly impact the environment, communities, and human health and wellbeing. So, sign up now to the…

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Design trends in bathrooms: exceptional sanitary equipment | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/peter-smisek-design-trends-in-bathrooms-exceptional-sanitary-equipment/20224765 Tue, 19 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Today, bathroom and sanitaryware design is witnessing a concerted move away from the mild-mannered minimalism and washed out pastel accents of the turn of the millennium. Bathrooms increasingly feature either bolder colours or more pronounced textures and patterns, and these are found in ceramics as well as fixtures and accessories, providing a more layered, multi-sensory experience. As well as fulfilling their basic functions, bathrooms should double up as a wellness hub: a place where users can treat themselves to small luxuries, whether a scented bath, or a long massage shower. Dornbracht, for instance, has developed <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/product/dornbracht-experience-showers-aquamoon-rain-panel-with-xtool-with-hand-shower-set/1538121">AQUAMOON Rain</a>, an installation that combines an overhead rain shower with a mini waterfall and a misting spray, both of which are complemented by a changing light installation. Elaborate shower installations such as these also des…

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Open-plan and multi-purpose: new kitchen spaces | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/peter-smisek-open-plan-and-multi-purpose-new-kitchen-spaces/20224661 Wed, 20 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 One impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been a movement towards more compartmentalised living. After being confined indoors for extended periods of time, people have found ways to carve out areas in the home to separate work from spaces used for socialising and leisure activities. Certainly, open-plan kitchens and living spaces can be adapted to suit this modern, newfound need. Using the so-called 'broken plan', installing sliding doors and flexible partitions, or creating a series of smaller, multi-functional spaces means that the spatial openness that has become so synonymous with modern living will never completely go away. Take the Concrete Plinth House by DGN Studio in London. A concrete and timber extension to a period property houses an open kitchen with an island unit and dining space overlooking the garden. The light grey concrete, pale wood and yellow brick create a unified exterior, and muted colours also create a relaxed atmosphere indoors. Although the kitchen-diner is on

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See It: DI-NOC™ architectural finishes from 3M transform spaces at Milano Design Week 2021 | Architecture | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/3m-see-it-di-noc-architectural-finishes-from-3m-transform-spaces-at-milano-design-week-2021/20224624 Mon, 01 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 This year’s signature Salon de Mobile event was dubbed “Supersalone”. The design week also featured Fuorisalone, a series of exhibits in districts across the city. 3M hosted a series of events and participated in special projects designed to help the public become immersed in these spaces, featuring its DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes. The company arrived with 76 new design patterns to stimulate curiosity and creativity, and deliver unforgettable experiences through simple and radical transformation of spaces. Here are some highlights from Design Week 2021. 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes were used throughout the Elle Decor Italia project “La Casa Fluida (Fluid Home),” an exhibition-installation curated by Elisa Ossino Studio and featuring interactive installations by Kokoschka Revival. This project was a celebration of the metamorphosis of the domestic space, with a dimension of total hybridization of functions and perceptions. “We have created this project to illustrate how the…

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Workplace in motion with König + Neurath | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/barbara-jahn-rosel-workplace-in-motion-with-konig-neurath/20224623 Tue, 26 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Before becoming more settled, man was constantly on the move and this instinct, as it were, still remains with us. The rate at which people move house, or their willingness to move to a different city or even country for study, work or other reasons, for example, points to this innate restlessness within us. Pragmatism and the ability to improvise, are also things which come naturally, so, in this respect, we were perhaps already prepared for a time when we would have to switch between office and home office. Our habits don't necessarily have to change, however, if we can find a working environment that fits smoothly into both scenarios. Office furniture and room systems manufacturer König + Neurath develops products that can adapt to the numerous eventualities and requirements of today's working world, where flexibility and dynamism are key demands. The highly versatile TALO.YOU desk system can be configured according to different user requirements, supporting the wide variety of t…

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Dauphin's new office chair Indeed encourages correct sitting in the workplace | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/tanja-pabelick-dauphin-039s-new-office-chair-indeed-encourages-correct-sitting-in-the-workplace/20224620 Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Recently we have become acquainted with the office from a new angle: it has moved into our homes and brought with it its digital tools and ergonomic furniture. Many have experienced the transfer as a struggle to balance the aesthetic with the functional, and space and flexibility with domestic comfort. Things we once perceived as self-evident archetypes in places dedicated exclusively to work now seem like a foreign bodies in the home office. Under these changed environmental conditions for work, furniture may and can also change: it should fit in different environments. It should be mobile within the given space and dynamically adapt to the owner. It should be durable, sustainable and reliable – and yet not appear overly functional looking, despite the sophisticated technology. Dauphin encapsulates this contemporary furniture typology with the aim of achieving 'aesthetic excellence' – and shows what the strategy looks like in practice with the Indeed swivel chair for the office. It wa…

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Interstuhl's SHUFFLE chair series offers over 1,000 combinations | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/mareile-morawietz-interstuhl-039s-shuffle-chair-series-offers-over-1000-combinations/20224615 Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 One for all? That may be true for musketeers, but hardly for a chair ...unless this certain chair offers countless possible combinations for individualised design. With SHUFFLE from Interstuhl, the name says it all. The different models in the stylish universal chair system each have their distinct features, and yet all are united by their ergonomic design. SHUFFLE can range from classically understated to playful or even funky, and Interstuhl’s modular system guarantees the highest quality and premium materials for every model. The visitor, bar and lounge chairs all offer exceptional freedom of choice in combining different upholstery variations, frame shapes and diverse colours. The collection focuses on individual personality – of the entrepreneur, the employee, the planner or the architect. They can choose the exact model that fits the space, function and unique vision. The heart of the SHUFFLE product line is its perfectly formed and dynamically flexible chair shell. SHUFF…

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What does the future of work look like? Interstuhl provides answers | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/mareile-morawietz-what-does-the-future-of-work-look-like-interstuhl-provides-answers/20224614 Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 All people may be equal before the law, but our everyday lives are shaped by numerous different preferences, personal needs and changing conditions – in our private lives, too, but especially at work. Modern working environments must allow for individuality and flexibility, albeit for many people at the same time. The modular HUB system from Interstuhl facilitates the design of New Work environments. Completely individual and always different – because the compatible elements of HUB adapt to the relevant needs. A HUB3 pod with a sofa serves as a retreat, without a pod and with two more sofas, it becomes an open space, while a HUB board screen provides structure and can also be used as a flipchart. Rearranging and rethinking remain an option at all times. HUB designer Volker Eysing wanted to create a modern sofa and a cleverly conceived wall system that can be used both in combination and as individual autonomous elements. This approach has resulted in pods of various heights and wi…

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Interstuhl supports architects in creating New Work environments | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/mareile-morawietz-interstuhl-supports-architects-in-creating-new-work-environments/20224613 Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Most good ideas emanate from a series of good questions. At Interstuhl, these questions seem almost philosophical: Do areas multiply if you divde them? Do walls devide? Or do they connect? With thoughts such as these, the company from the small German town of Tieringen has taken on an important challenge of our time: the design of office environments for the world of New Work. While some still cling to old habits and others juggle terms such as multi-spaces, physical distancing and agility, SPLACES offers a versatile range of individual solutions that combine flexibility and feel-good character, sustainability and design – making the future easier for employees and employers, but above all for architects and planners. Instead of relying on well-worn answers, SPLACES enables new visions. The experts at Interstuhl have created optimal conditions, giving just as much thought and attention to hygienic surfaces and comfort as to mobile solutions, large open spaces, smaller retreat zones…

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How to design a stunning and functional kitchen island | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/james-wormald-how-to-design-a-stunning-and-functional-kitchen-island/20224583 Fri, 15 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Now that open-plan living has freed the <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/kitchen/0/3210005/1">kitchen</a> from its traditional closed-off position and introduced it into a more expansive and sociable free-flowing area, home designers are able to integrate cooking, dining and socialising space with multi-functional <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/island-kitchens/0/3238407/1">kitchen islands</a>. Here are the key points to consider when creating the perfect <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/island-kitchens/0/3238407/1">kitchen island</a>. Firstly, is the space big enough? It may seem like the functional answer to all <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/kitchen-organization/0/3231189/1">storage</a> and countertop needs, but if there’s too little space to move around comfortably, it won’t work. <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/island-kitchens/0/3238407/1">Kitchen islands</a> require around 1.2 m of free space on all si…

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The new (home) office: are you home or still working? | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/mobelschweiz-the-new-home-office-are-you-home-or-still-working/20224528 Tue, 19 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Schnell noch einen Tee einschenken, entspannt in die Hausschuhe schlüpfen und dann nichts wie ab ins Büro. Denn um die digitale Post zu beantworten oder ins erste Online-Meeting zu starten, müssen an manchen Tagen nur noch ein paar Meter Luftlinie überwunden, der Frühstückstisch in einen Schreibtisch verwandelt oder ins Zimmer nebenan gewandelt werden. Homeoffice, sweet Homeoffice. Was so komfortabel und gemütlich klingt wie eine Jogginghose, erfordert allerdings nicht nur eiserne Disziplin und geistige Flexibilität, sondern auch die richtige Ausstattung. Modularität, Multifunktionalität, Ergonomie und Konformität sind dabei nur einige der Schlagworte, denen sich Wohnräume in Zukunft stellen müssen. „Die einzige Konstante im Universum, ist die Veränderung“, wusste schon Heraklit. Auch wenn der vorsokratische Philosoph dabei sicher noch nicht an Themen wie Digitalisierung, agile Strukturen oder gar COVID-19 gedacht hat. Die Veränderungen der Arbeitswelt sind heute so rasant, dass ni…

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Sustainable, flexible work and the iF Design Award 2021 | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/mareile-morawietz-sustainable-flexible-work-and-the-if-design-award-2021/20224527 Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 The future of New Work would appear to be in excellent shape – at least if the iF Design Award winners from the 'Product Design' category find a place in the designs for the modern working landscape. The award-winning pieces from the 'Office' category combine aesthetics with functionality and sustainability to meet the hybrid, agile requirements of the traditional office or the home-based variant. Today, more employers are looking for solutions that bring offices up to contemporary, modern standards, in terms of everything from design to ventilation, while employees are increasingly considering how to integrate a working space into their home environments without sacrificing its comfortable, homely atmosphere. The award-winning designs provide answers, using recycled materials and upcycling strategies. A good example of such environmentally friendly options is the FD Desk by Fern. To find the right materials, Barcelona-based Deardesign Studio travelled all over Europe. Legs of French o…

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The Vanceva® World of Color Awards™ 2020 | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/emma-moore-the-vanceva-world-of-color-awards-2020/20224449 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 In his early 20th century writings, the poet-architect, Paul Scheerbart, forecasted extravagant forms of glazed architecture that broke free from the emerging modernist mould. He imagined something futuristic and fantastical – decorating our metropolises with tantalisingly tilting, kaleidoscopic colour rather than the sober-hued vertical planes we have come to know. His architectural collaborator, Taut, attempted to realise some of his imaginings in his 1914 Glass Pavilion at the Werkbund exhibition in Cologne. ‘When there is more glass everywhere,’ Scheerbart wrote, ‘fireworks will be transformed; thousands of reflection effects will be possible.’ As glass continually evolves its role in architecture, Scheerbart’s philosophy and foresight into the potential of glazing is often explored and wondered at. Prescient though he was, he couldn’t, however, predict the technological advancements that would turn glass into a material with the strength of concrete, the sculptability of clay,…

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BoConcept adds local colour to contract projects | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/sisse-bro-boconcept-adds-local-colour-to-contract-projects/20224447 Mon, 25 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 In the Austrian city of Innsbruck, the contract furniture market is flourishing. Seen from the outside, for a city of just 120,000 inhabitants, the high number of architecture offices located here may seem rather surprising, but to BoConcept’s local franchise owner, Martin Bauer, it all makes perfect sense. ‘Although a small city, Innsbruck is a centre for both business and tourism’, he explains. ‘Innsbruck is home to a large university and surrounding network of suppliers and institutions, which creates a notable number of visitors. The headquarters of renowned glass manufacturer, Swarovski, is also situated just outside the city, as well as a number of important lighting manufacturers. And besides that, we are located in the middle of the Alps with the accompanying skiing and alpine industry.’ Bauer opened the BoConcept franchise in Innsbruck nine years ago and has since built up a substantial network in the local contract market. ‘The hotel sector, in particular, is growing her…

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Axor Icons turn water into poetry | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/markus-hieke-axor-icons-turn-water-into-poetry/20224383 Wed, 20 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 If a pop or film star in his or her role as an artist as well as in his or her private life embodies a break in an established norm of values, he or she is referred to as an icon: Madonna is one, Audrey Hepburn was another. In fashion, Karl Lagerfeld let himself be called one, as did Vivien Westwood. The Orthodox Church, on the other hand, calls images of saints - derived from the ancient Greek word eikon, for "image" - icons. And the design world also knows the term, but uses it more for the designed object and not for its designer; however inseparable the two may be. So what makes a design such an icon? Just like the stars of music, film and fashion, and just like the holy images of orthodox Christians, a design icon must be able to be decoupled in time and thus remain significant regardless of changing trends; in short, it must be timeless. A good example are the author designs by designer greats such as Philippe Starck and Antonio Citterio for AXOR. Since 1993, the design brand has…

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Unidrain's Reframe Collection is the smart solution for high-end bathrooms | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/architonic-unidrain-039s-reframe-collection-is-the-smart-solution-for-high-end-bathrooms/20224247 Thu, 21 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 <p>© Architonic</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/architonic-unidrain-039s-reframe-collection-is-the-smart-solution-for-high-end-bathrooms/20224247 Locally produced furniture with a sense of humour by Jess | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/emma-moore-locally-produced-furniture-with-a-sense-of-humour-by-jess/20224203 Fri, 15 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Dutch design has a distinct and unifying characteristic: It dares to be different. The Netherlands has produced some titans in the contemporary design world, from Marcel Wander to Maarten Baas, Droog to Piet Hein Eek to Hella Jongerius, each as stridently individual as the next. It’s a tendency that’s not new: the Dutch design community’s non-conformist bent is rooted in a 20th-century modernist tradition that carved its own path. Though some of their reduced, functional forms are familiar, the likes of Wim Rietfeld and Friso Kramer innovated in manufacturing techniques and pushed the comfort levels of mid-century minimalism. The fearlessness that drives Dutch design practitioners to break moulds also draws them together, ‘Modern Dutch design is minimalistic, experimental, and has a sense of humour,’ points out Maarten van de Goor, CEO of Dutch furniture brand Jess. ‘It is a sort of futuristic design that puts functionality in a different light.’ Indeed, examine the Netherlands’ design…

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How to choose the right type of pendant light: examples and inspiration | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/james-wormald-how-to-choose-the-right-type-of-pendant-light-examples-and-inspiration/20224160 Wed, 13 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 With walls and ceilings a long way away, often the most practical way to control the placement of a light source and the positioning of light, is to drop it into the exact position where it’s required, with a <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/advanced-search?term=pendant+light">pendant light</a>. Even designer <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/advanced-search?term=pendant+lighting&type=product">pendant lighting</a> can be as simple or as complex as the project’s parameters call for. From the most intricate sculptures of <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/material-glass/0/3240055/1">glass</a> or mechanical puppetry, to a single bulb on a cord, here are seven types of <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/suspended-lights/0/3238563/1">pendant light</a>, and the purposes and projects for which they’re best suited: With a huge range of styles, sizes, cords and functions, the <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/advanced-search?term=shaded+pendant+light">s…

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More comfort at the airport with Artemide and Lufthansa | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/markus-hieke-more-comfort-at-the-airport-with-artemide-and-lufthansa/20224154 Wed, 20 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 For the frequent travellers and business passengers of German airline Lufthansa and partner association Star Alliance, the question of whether they will continue to receive special service and attention once things have returned to so-called normality, post-pandemic, might be answered, in part, with a visit to Milan. In Malpensa, the larger of the two airports in the design and fashion metropolis, the Lufthansa Lounge had already been redesigned before the Corona pandemic hit. Designed by Bochum-based Kitzig Interior Design and realised using lights from Italian brand Artemide – which has its headquarters not far from the airport – a design-savvy haven of peace has been created in this hectic transit centre. <b>Taking a deep breath before departure</b> In an area covering 550 sqm – made available for the lounge thanks to the restructuring of other existing spaces – Kitzig Interior Design developed an exclusive design concept that would invite guests to withdraw and feel at ease in a…

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Unique floor design solutions from FLAT'N | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/markus-hieke-unique-floor-design-solutions-from-flat-039n/20224129 Tue, 19 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Not by the metre and not hand-knotted either; not carpet art, but definitely unique: if you talk to Sascha Schiller about his company FLAT'N, something quickly crystallises that you might not suspect at first glance, but which makes the brand very special: namely, the possibility of practically limitless customisability – and that even with an order quantity of one. As is so often the case, the idea for the initiative came as a result of his own needs. Schiller himself is a product designer and founded FLAT'N as a private label for his Cologne studio after looking for a customised floor covering for a project. That was in 2014. Since then, the collection has grown to include numerous carpet designs. And now the creative mind behind the brand wants to concentrate more on the contract business in order to exploit the advantages of customised carpet production, even more. Cologne-based, he sees his role as designer, consultant and interface to production. Production takes place in Germany…

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Vola's new hands-free, hand-sanitiser dispenser, RS11 | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/architonic-vola-039s-new-hands-free-hand-sanitiser-dispenser-rs11/20224128 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 <p>© Architonic</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/architonic-vola-039s-new-hands-free-hand-sanitiser-dispenser-rs11/20224128 ‘Lighting design means you're working with a material that's a non-material’ | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-lighting-design-means-you-039re-working-with-a-material-that-039s-a-non-material/20224020 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 <p>© Architonic</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-lighting-design-means-you-039re-working-with-a-material-that-039s-a-non-material/20224020 ‘We never use spotlights. They are a form of negation of the space’ | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-we-never-use-spotlights-they-are-a-form-of-negation-of-the-space/20224018 Wed, 13 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 <p>© Architonic</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-we-never-use-spotlights-they-are-a-form-of-negation-of-the-space/20224018 'Lighting is one of the main ways of building a space' | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-039lighting-is-one-of-the-main-ways-of-building-a-space-039/20224017 Tue, 12 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 <p>© Architonic</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-039lighting-is-one-of-the-main-ways-of-building-a-space-039/20224017 Tobias Link on light and architecture | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-tobias-link-on-light-and-architecture/20224016 Mon, 11 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 <p>© Architonic</p> https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-tobias-link-on-light-and-architecture/20224016 Intelligent building technology from Hager | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/mareile-morawietz-intelligent-building-technology-from-hager/20224014 Thu, 11 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Often, we don't see the really important things – and only actually notice them once they are missing. This thought can be applied to many things in life, of course, but it is an easy one to prove in relation to the building industry, and in particular to intelligent building technology that runs in the background while ensuring the functionality and longevity of architectural ideas. The team at German electrical specialist <a href= "https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/hager/10002771">Hager</a> support architects and planners with individually adaptable strategies for achieving precisely such technical infrastructures, characteristic of so many modern buildings. The Saarland-based company offers everything that's required for well-thought-out concepts in the areas of energy distribution, energy efficiency, cable routing, smart building control and safety technology. Hager is not alone in standing for this comprehensive approach, the expertise of other brands in the group such a…

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The Hager Group helps enhance architectural concepts | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/mareile-morawietz-the-hager-group-helps-enhance-architectural-concepts/20224013 Thu, 11 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 The magic is in the detail, said Theodor Fontane, although the famous German writer never had the pleasure of operating a <a href ="https://www.architonic.com/en/collection/hager-schalter/10002771/4003817/1">light switch</a>. And yet, hardly anything proves how true his remark is more clearly than the Berker brand, which, with 16 design lines made of authentic materials, enhances the quality of any architectural concept. It is not only perfectionists who realise how essential finely tuned socket outlets and switches can be for interior design. With its many different designs, Berker enables architects and planners to create harmonious overall impressions. The products can be used subtly and discreetly, but also in an eye-catching way. The multi-award-winning designs of its switches and socket outlets do not follow trends, rather they are high-quality, timeless elements that sustainably support the room concept of architects and planners. This is achieved by reducing them to the esse…

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Hager's customised electrical infrastructures | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/mareile-morawietz-hager-039s-customised-electrical-infrastructures/20224012 Thu, 11 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Few things in the modern world work without power and data. This, in turn, means that sockets and distributors are needed everywhere in order to avoid losing connection. An average office workplace with minimal equipment will need four sockets: for the monitor, the computer, the mobile phone charging cable and the lamp, as well as one connection each for internal networks and the Internet. So far, so good, but for architects and planners, it is a real challenge not to lose sight of their aesthetic concepts in the face of this pre-programmed cable spaghetti, regardless of whether they are equipping a large IT company or advising a small creative team. To enable the flow of energy and data everywhere without visual compromise, <a href= "https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/hager/10002771">Hager</a> offers a customised electronic infrastructure. With <a href ="https://www.architonic.com/en/product/hager-br-family-kabelkanale/20215910">sleek cable ducts</a>, discreet floor installat…

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Flos' classic Parentesi 50 gets a new coat of paint | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/nick-compton-flos-039-classic-parentesi-50-gets-a-new-coat-of-paint/20224011 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 In 1969, Pio Manzoni, better known as Pio Manzù, was one of the rising stars of Italian industrial design. A year earlier, he had designed a small, prototype, utilitarian car for Fiat. The design was way ahead of its time and never went into production. Another of his designs for Fiat though did roll off the production lines in Turin. The Manzù-designed 127 was released in 1971. Fiat sold a million of them within three years and the car was still in production in the 1990s. Committed to simple, affordable but elegant design, Manzù would have been thrilled by the embrace of the 127. Unfortunately, he never got to enjoy its success. He crashed his Fiat 500 on the way to present the 127 designs to Fiat senior management and died on the way to the hospital. He was 30 years old. Manzù’s interests stretched beyond the automotive, though. His designs included the Cronotime desk clock and his talent was noticed by the elder statesmen of Italian design, including Achille Castiglioni. The two de…

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Bauwerk Parquet in The Circle Zurich Airport | Architecture | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/bauwerk-parkett-bauwerk-parquet-in-the-circle-zurich-airport/20223997 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Since November 2020, there has been a new quarter walking distance away from Zurich Airport: the Circle. Designed by Japanese architects Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop, the quarter offers a ground area of 30,000 m² with a usable area of 180,000 m². The high density of this construction project makes it possible to use less land while accommodating a large number of businesses and service providers. The Circle has a conference centre, countless shops and restaurants, offices for international companies (such as SAP and Microsoft), medical service providers, as well as a branch of the Zurich University Hospital and two hotels, including Hyatt Regency Zürich Airport The Circle. Its mixed-use, with commercial venues and service providers, makes this modern quarter a new hub for Zurich Airport. Hyatt Regency was launched on 1 April 2021 as the first of two Hyatt hotels in the new quarter at Zurich Airport. The hotel offers a total of 255 rooms, including 18 suites, as well as a gym with a saun…

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Iconic Awards: Innovative Architecture – Trends 2021 | Architecture | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/rat-fur-formgebung-iconic-awards-innovative-architecture-trends-2021/20223919 Wed, 13 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 The European Union intends to be climate-neutral by 2050. This will require decarbonisation at every level of the economy, with the construction sector having a particularly key role to play. The sector accounts for around 40 per cent of CO2 emissions globally, and steel and concrete, in particular, take enormous amounts of energy to produce. There needs to be a paradigm shift to break free from these building materials and the associated environmental impact. Natural, renewable building materials play a crucial part in this. Most notably, the eco-all-rounder wood is undergoing a real renaissance. Wooden architecture reduces the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in several ways. Firstly, sustainably managed woods and forests play a key role in tackling the greenhouse effect by removing CO2 from the atmosphere. The wood used for architecture in turn provides further environmental protection as the raw material acts as a natural binder for the greenhouse gas that causes g…

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Wall patterns and reliefs with ceramic tiles by Atlas Concorde | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/emma-moore-wall-patterns-and-reliefs-with-ceramic-tiles-by-atlas-concorde/20223882 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 The days when being fashionably minimalist began by washing rooms with white have long gone. Just as minimalism has acquired shades and degrees, so has its favoured wall-colour. A growing number of heritage paint brands offer a baffling number of white shades with which to pimp your paring-back. And now, with an increased need for our interiors to stimulate all our senses in multifarious ways, a more textured, sculptural minimalism has emerged that decorates with light and shadow, opening up new possibilities to interior architects designing the bones of a building beautifully. Walls have recently gained just such a textural treatment with the launch of Atlas Concorde’s 3D Wall Carve, a collection of ceramic tiles benefiting from the collaborative eye of Italian design legend Piero Lissoni. ‘I like the idea of the vibration that occurs when light is interrupted, when lines of shadows are created and then vanish, giving voice to light, both natural and artificial,’ he enthuses. The…

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Six houses with impressive views – and the windows that create them | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/james-wormald-six-houses-with-impressive-views-and-the-windows-that-create-them/20223048 Thu, 07 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 As homeowners, we love to fill our houses with wonderful creative decoration that brings us pleasure every time we enter a room. It’s these decorative features that transform a house into a home. But for those houses lucky enough to be surrounded by captivating landscapes, why shut out all that natural decoration only to replace it with interior imitations? Using either <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/windows/0/3221661/1">glass partitions</a> or ground-flush, floor-to-ceiling <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/sliding-doors/0/3243536/1">sliding glass panels</a>, by inviting the environment in, specifiers can connect interior and exterior spaces for a deeper connection with nature, allowing the local landscape itself to become the largest interior in the home. Here is a selection of residential projects that use the latest innovations in <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/sliding-doors/0/3243536/1">sliding windows</a> to form a relationship with…

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Busch-Jaeger for more security and comfort in entrance areas | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/gerrit-terstiege-busch-jaeger-for-more-security-and-comfort-in-entrance-areas/20222781 Mon, 11 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Everyone knows that feeling when the doorbell rings. You instinctively want to know straight away who is standing outside and waiting to come in. Fortunately, such situations are usually harmless, but in some cases, it can prove advisable not to open the door. In any case, many issues and exchanges can be settled via door communication systems without ever having to open the door in the first place. When we think about it, the coronavirus pandemic has made modern forms of door communication even more important – and, in fact, direct, personal contact often proves unnecessary when questions can also be answered via the home automation system or, for example, if the delivery person can be quickly asked to leave a package outside the door or in the hallway. With the comprehensive Busch-Welcome® system from Busch-Jaeger, a wide range of indoor and outdoor solutions which provide greater security and convenience in entry areas can be implemented. Architects and interior designers have long…

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Atmosphères de rex | Architecture | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/florim-atmospheres-de-rex/20222770 Tue, 12 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 A collection of profound and mesmerising energy which conveys all the informal elegance of luxurious contemporary spaces <a href="https://www.florim.com/en/rex/collection/atmosphere-de-rex/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Atmosphères de Rex</a> is a collection with rough yet elegant taste offering a contemporary reinterpretation of the simple, unformal luxury of Pierre Bleue, a sedimentary stone from Belgium with a profound, thrilling energy all its own. Its distinctive, delicately variegated surface and subtly graduated shades tell a story reaching back over the millennia to a very distant past, when the area that is now Belgium lay under a sea rich in coralline formations. Small creatures and fossilised marine residues, such as shells or wonderful sea daffodils, are naturally incorporated in these rocks, creating a varied aesthetic with an antique flavour. Lightness and solidity, combined with a sophisticated colour scheme, evoke the sense of craftsmanship associated with this wonder…

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Leading Swiss architect Bernhard Aebi reveals his creative process  | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/simon-keane-cowell-leading-swiss-architect-bernhard-aebi-reveals-his-creative-process-/20222769 Wed, 06 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 For leading Swiss architect Bernhard Aebi, architecture is not an act, but a process. ‘I always say to my colleagues that, if we take our profession seriously, we architects are actually very fortunate to be able to design a building, not by designing it and then building it, but by developing it, by crafting and recrafting it.’ Bern-based office Aebi & Vincent's landmark restoration and new-build project for its hometown's popular Jugendherberge, or youth hostel, bears this out, as Architonic's deep-dive discovery of both the project in all its constructional detail, and of the creative, decision-making process of the architect's mind, reveals. © Architonic

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From hotels to concert halls: 8 distinctive projects with original bathrooms | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/james-wormald-from-hotels-to-concert-halls-8-distinctive-projects-with-original-bathrooms/20222469 Tue, 05 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 As a room everyone needs to visit, no matter what their social standing (or sitting), <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/bath/0/3210006/1">bathrooms</a> can be one of the best ways to add character to a project. Used when we are at our most vulnerable, <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/bath/0/3210006/1">bathrooms</a> are calm, solitary arenas, giving a few minutes of peace in an otherwise hectic environment. So the originality of the user experience can really stand out. Whether they bring relaxation to hospitality, individuality to residential or drama and culture to public space, <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/bath/0/3210006/1">bathrooms</a> can both surprise and delight users, while allowing them to rest. Here are eight projects where a designer <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/bath/0/3210006/1">bathroom</a> is an integral part of the interior architecture. A relaxing <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/bath/0/32…

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Wingburg as the mediator between rooms | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/markus-hieke-wingburg-as-the-mediator-between-rooms/20222468 Wed, 06 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 The following three projects could not be more different. And yet this is an attempt to understand what unites them. From small to large, from the renovation of an old building to the construction of a new office, the interior door system specialist Wingburg accompanies and assists planners and clients. The end result is not simply about installing doors, but creating intermediaries between rooms. A project in Berlin proves that individuality is not a question of quantity for the German manufacturer. In the Schöneberg district, Paola Bagna redesigned a flat in an old historic building, transforming a mere 29 sqm of floor space into an airy micro-apartment with an astonishing amount of storage capacity, an open-plan kitchen and living space and a mezzanine sleeping area. One might say this is her speciality: the Spanish architect based in Germany loves to transform existing places of any size and, with respect for what already exists, to ‘seek beauty through simplicity, functionality an…

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Tecnografica's new Minerals collection for walls that tell stories | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/harriet-thorpe-tecnografica-039s-new-minerals-collection-for-walls-that-tell-stories/20222467 Wed, 06 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Only some materials can withstand the high functionality needed for the hospitality sector. Hotels, restaurants and cafes place high demands on their materials, spaces and designs, which must be intensely durable and hygienic. Glass is one such material: notoriously tough and flexible, sustainable, and a material that Italian design brand Tecnografica, has been developing into functional yet artistic decorative panels for hard-working interior spaces. Since 1992, it has been Tecnografica’s mission to combine the best of design and technology to provide modern decorative surfaces that combine impactful artistry with practicality – a combination that is especially important for hospitality projects. The latest 'Minerals' collection produced for the new Dècora Glass range – a decorative panel in laminated glass – is one such example, just launched at the 2021 Cersaie exhibition in Bologna. ‘The first impression of a public space is the aesthetic one. If a customer feels comfortable and su…

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Minotti's homage to mid-century style | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/dominic-lutyens-minotti-039s-homage-to-mid-century-style/20222466 Tue, 19 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 A key characteristic of Minotti’s furniture is the way it connects seamlessly with the contemporary interiors it’s found in. This is consistent with the overarching theme underpinning Minotti’s 2021 indoor and outdoor collections – a homage to mid-century modernist architecture, a major inspiration on interior design today. But Minotti’s tribute to the finest modernist architecture of the 1950s and 1960s isn’t simplistic. It recalls different strands of the modernist idiom, from Rationalism to its later incarnation, Brutalism, which was characterised by monolithic forms and raw concrete. These influences are synthesised in the contemporary spaces for which the new collection is destined. Such modern surroundings also channel warmer, mellow aspects of modernist architecture and design found in such materials as honey-toned woods, matt or brushed metal surfaces and soft, tactile upholstery fabrics. The 2021 Collection was overseen by Rodolfo Dordoni, Minotti’s art director for over 20 ye…

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Flexibility and elegance in workspaces with Minotti | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/dominic-lutyens-flexibility-and-elegance-in-workspaces-with-minotti/20222465 Tue, 19 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Minotti’s multifunctional, 2021 Collection represents the latest stage in the brand's natural, ongoing evolution. It also reflects the company’s desire to offer new designs suited to the latest developments in living arrangements. A desire to work from home post-Covid has seen a rise in demand for furniture that is adaptable to home offices or designed specifically for them. And with more people now choosing to work from home, the need for this is greater still. Meanwhile, workplaces today are increasingly designed to feel homely, and are being kitted out with furniture that is stylish rather than institutional. This has resulted in a similarity between domestic and office furniture, with some of it being almost interchangeable. Now, in a new departure for the brand, Minotti has crystallised this overlap by launching its Studio Collection, whose inaugural pieces have been designed by Marcio Kogan. These include tables, desks and chairs whose neutral, elegant aesthetic allows them to be…

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Minotti's new textiles combine technological innovation with sustainable values | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/dominic-lutyens-minotti-039s-new-textiles-combine-technological-innovation-with-sustainable-values/20222464 Tue, 19 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Textiles designed for both the indoor and outdoor collections play a major role for Minotti, not surprisingly since high-quality upholstery is one of its key strengths. With their subtle textures and weaves, the outdoor fabrics harmonise with those used for the indoor collections. They are also highly durable, carefully selected to resist wear and tear and weather the elements, and made of polypropylene yarns. The upholstery fabrics for the company’s indoor and outdoor furniture are designed by Minotti Studio, Minotti’s creative department, which is proficient in all the skills required during the creative process. The expertise practised at Minotti Studio exemplifies the ‘Made in Italy’ tradition, characterised by excellence in terms of both creativity and craftsmanship. A total of 13 new, extraordinarily soft textiles have been introduced this year. The company has invested hugely in Minotti Studio recently, upgrading its technology, cutting areas and facilities for engineering yarns…

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How to utilise existing floors on refurbishment projects | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/peter-smisek-how-to-utilise-existing-floors-on-refurbishment-projects/20220894 Wed, 06 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Adaptive reuse is not just about reusing spaces, but also about preserving and enhancing the existing surfaces within them. Many architects and interior designers have come to embrace the patina and imperfections of existing floors, working to enhance the existing materials, textures and colours while adding new elements of their own. In the following projects, original flooring blends with new surface treatments to produce characterful spaces that respect their history while accommodating contemporary lifestyles and sensibilities. In Valencia, the Arturo Sanz-designed Mira House is a renovation of an existing townhouse. Despite exposing the traditional steel and brick vaults and walls, it's the floor that is the main attraction. Conceived as a collage of old and new materials, the floor reflects the function of the spaces as well as the building's history. The ground floor features a smooth concrete and red brick floor, which continues out to the garden, blurring the boundaries betwee…

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A day in a fully automated smart home | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/james-wormald-a-day-in-a-fully-automated-smart-home/20220892 Fri, 01 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Living with a <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/smart-home/0/3221357/1">smart home system</a> can be difficult to imagine. Turning the hall light on or opening the front door from the sofa sounds nice, but is it really that hard to just get up and do it? For some traditionalists, having a Roomba trundling around scaring the dog, or the fridge re-ordering its own milk supply may seem like A.I gone too far, but science-fiction is quickly becoming a technological reality. Once you open up your mind and your home to the possibilities of a connected <a href="https://www.architonic.com/en/products/smart-home/0/3221357/1">smart home system</a>, life will never go back to how it was in its more primitive years. Here’s what a day in a fully automated smart home might look like. Mornings can be difficult. As simple as it sounds, with too little or poor quality sleep, that first inch of movement can sometimes feel like scaling a mountain. But a fully integrated <a href="https://www.…

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Vimar offers touch-free temperature control with Eikon Tactil | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/emma-moore-vimar-offers-touch-free-temperature-control-with-eikon-tactil/20220672 Fri, 19 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 The senses have taken quite a knock during the pandemic; taste and smell primarily, of course, an absence of which has been the surest sign the virus is in attendance. But our relationship with touch has become more complex in the process, too. While furniture designers are now feverishly feeding a world starved of hugs with squeezable, stroke-able texture, technology is facing a world that, forced for 18 months to abstain from touching communal surfaces wherever possible, has developed new hard-to-deactivate reflexes to deal safely with shared doors and digital interfaces. Anti-microbial surface treatments are stepping up to provide relief when it comes to handling doors, but what of all those control panels we face daily? Italian specialist in home technology, Vimar, is working on solutions, most recently with its touch-free temperature control for interior environments. Its thermostat Eikon Tactil, originally launched in 2015, has recently gained another dimension – an innovation th…

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Haworth and healthy workspace design | News | Architonic https://www.architonic.com/en/story/sisse-bro-haworth-and-healthy-workspace-design/20220641 Thu, 21 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 What kind of impact do our surroundings have on our behaviour, and additionally, how do we react in return? These questions lie at the heart of Environmental Psychology, a research field that studies the transactions between individuals and their socio-physical environments and attempts to identify how we can anticipate a future with healthier and more sustainable environments. At <a href= "https://www.architonic.com/en/microsite/haworth/3102521">Haworth</a>, one of the world’s largest office furniture manufacturers, these types of studies are consistently conducted and given serious thought, in the quest to design spaces that have a positive impact on the quality of our work and life. The researchers in the Ideation team – an internal think tank consisting of workplace scientists, designers, ergonomists and analysts – inform the R&D teams who design functional and aesthetic furnishing solutions that meet people's needs for well-being, but also performance and productivity. Good des…

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