In the 9th century, the Graafjansdijk (dike) protected parts of France and Belgium agaist the storm tides from the North Sea and the Western part of the river Schelde. Currently only a short strip of this dike remains in the rural surroundings of the seaside village of Knokke, near the border with Holland. (more…)
Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.01.2017 - Tagged as: Detail, DuPont
During the course of its more than 200-year history, DuPont has repeatedly succeeded in adapting trends and positioning itself as a bringer of ideas. One particular success story has been the high-tech material DuPontTM Corian®. Under the slogan “Endless Evolution” it plans to continue down this road in the future. User-friendly literature, illustrative sample boxes, true-to-the-original colour fans, and a full service range help designers and architects find the most suitable product for their applications. (text by Detail)
Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.01.2017 - Tagged as: Canuch
Photographer: Kenji Masunaga
Nentrys manages the commercial vehicle sales company, “King Truck.” Their market extends across the whole of Japan, and they have locations in the North Kantou, Chuubu, and Kansai regions. They recently engaged in an moving project, merging two locations in the Tokyo area. The office they have moved into spans four floors. The building is in a residential area, with no obstacles and a good view, and the entrance room exploits that view to the fullest.
Fascinated by the natural material wood, the South Tyrolean Norbert Öttl trained as a cabinetmaker. But the young man had a second grand passion – modelling. As a model he was drawn from his home town of Meran to the fashion capitals of the world, in particular, the fashion city Milan, which became his second home. There, he not only learned a lot about fashion but also, to his regret, found that wood plays hardly any role at all in the fashion world. During his modelling career he had a brilliant idea of how he could combine both of his passions – wood and fashion – in the future.
Full of ambitions, following his return to South Tyrol in 2009, Öttl founded his own company. Since then, operating under the name EMBAWO, he has produced hand-made handbags and briefcases made of veneer. For his unique design pieces he mainly uses wood species from his homeland, for example, Maple, Oak or Walnut. But on request he also uses African woods. By the way, “EMBAWO” means nothing other than “wood” in Ugandan. As a person who feels close to nature, it is important to Öttl that the materials used by him, veneer and leather, are renewable raw materials and his production is therefore sustainable.
It is a consequence of all the background concepts. Was created as a design lab. They recognize the space as an experiment, made for stimulate a creativity, the meeting room looks as an Art Installation, made in concrete, corten steel, wood furniture, 3D wall coverings and so on. The entire studio make us to remember how important is the art connection in the space, blues and jazz music are played in all over the rooms, all the furniture is designed by celebrate designers and also some of them are created as a prototype ones, specially made for the design lab.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.01.2017 - Tagged as: RENZ
myRENZBox is a smart parcel box for the home of the future. This innovation by the long-established Stuttgart-area company offers a number of advantages over conventional post boxes
RENZ, based near Stuttgart, is the European market leader in post box systems. Their innovative myRENZbox makes receiving parcels much easier, for businesses and private customers alike. (text by Susanna Koeberle)
Enter Projects has recently been commission by Primo for Lot 1 Café & Restaurant, located at 20 York Street, Sydney CBD in the ground floor and basement of the 950sqm John Solomon building. Being in the coffee industry for 3 generations, the client enthusiastically embraced the design concepts, using patterns that delicately lace the infamous ‘Café latte’ as the primary design inspiration.
Developer Stefan F. Höglmaier in collaboration with architect Peter Haimerl has achieved an unusual transformation of a historic farmhouse in Munich’s Alt-Riem district. Careful restoration on the one hand and a radical reinterpretation of the interior on the other also provided the perfect setting for the use of progressive Deque designer fittings by Dornbracht. (text by Detail)
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