Wed 26.11.

The difference is Gaggenau

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.11.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Simple and understated: Gaggenau appliances blend in optimally with a stylish ambience

Simple and understated: Gaggenau appliances blend in optimally with a stylish ambience

First impressions count. That is just as true of household appliances as it is of personal encounters. “With Gaggenau, the products’ looks are just as compelling as their inner values,” says Max Leuenberger, CEO of BSH Hausgeräte AG. Besides its own brands Bosch and Siemens, the company is also responsible for distributing the high-end Gaggenau appliances throughout Switzerland. (by Atrium)

 

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Culturing Life

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.11.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Outdoor feeling: "Sensory Sky" combines different types of rain with mist, light and fragrances to create complex scenarios inspired by weather phenomena and the moods of nature

Outdoor feeling: “Sensory Sky” combines different types of rain with mist, light and fragrances to create complex scenarios inspired by weather phenomena and the moods of nature

More than 60 years of company history, more than 60 years of inspiration and compelling visions of the future. For a long time now, Dornbracht has no longer been defining itself solely as a maker of premium design fittings and accessories “made in Germany”, but also in terms of its role as an idea engine that provides sustainable cultural impetus – a role that extends far beyond the confines of bathroom and kitchen architecture. (by Atrium)

 

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Tue 25.11.

Hair Salon R, Belgium by Creneau International (BE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.11.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

Hair Salon R, Belgium by Creneau International, photo: Arne Jennard

Hair Salon R, Belgium by Creneau International, photo: Arne Jennard

Creneau International’s new salon/specialized shop/classroom project is simply named “R”, for Enzo Riggio, a hairdresser/legend who’s been running a successful salon in Genk, Belgium for almost 20 years.

 

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Vision and Value

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.11.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

The concrete and oak kitchen island harmonises with the camouflaged two-storey wall unit

The concrete and oak kitchen island harmonises with the camouflaged two-storey wall unit

Now in its third generation, Wiedemann Werkstätten has established its good reputation as a designer and implementer of sophisticated built-in furnishings and kitchen concepts at international level as well. “Think big” would be a fitting motto for perfectionists Georg and Lucia Wiedemann, who use the specifics of the architecture, the client’s wishes and the requirements in terms of functionality and design as the starting point for developing a vision that bears the hallmarks Wiedemann is famous for: grandeur and a compelling mix of materials. Wood, concrete, stainless steel and natural stone enter into a symbiosis full of striking contrasts, whilst the wealth of details shapes the overall picture and thus ensures the success of a concept that factors cosiness into the equation as well. (by Atrium)

 

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Pedrali's furniture combines clean lines with options for customisation that enables designers to create characterful offices typical of a 21st century trend for more informal workplaces

Pedrali’s furniture combines clean lines with options for customisation that enables designers to create characterful offices typical of a 21st century trend for more informal workplaces

At this year’s Orgatec, Italian firm Pedrali added to its collection of furniture designed in response to the evolving requirements of the contemporary contract markets, with a particular focus on the shift towards workplaces that aim to emulate the comfort and informality of the home. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Vortex Bordeaux by 1024 Architecture, photo: ©1024 Architecture - Emmanuel Gabily

Vortex Bordeaux by 1024 Architecture, photo: ©1024 Architecture – Emmanuel Gabily

An architectural fragment made from scaffolding, Vortex is a light sculpture by Paris-based 1024 Architecture built into the unique architecture of the Darwin Ecosystem Project’s green building in Bordeaux, France.

 

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Sun 23.11.

Kitchens for Life

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.11.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

 

Floor-to-ceiling: integrated spatial concepts are an important theme for SieMatic and can be executed in a variety of materials, including stylish wood, matt or glossy SQ lacquer, SimiLaque and premium plastics

Floor-to-ceiling: integrated spatial concepts are an important theme for SieMatic and can be executed in a variety of materials, including stylish wood, matt or glossy SQ lacquer, SimiLaque and premium plastics

Ulrich W. Siekmann is the third generation of his family to run SieMatic Möbelwerke GmbH & Co. KG – a company that has been making kitchen furnishings for almost 85 years. Since the mid-1950s, the brand has been dedicating its efforts to the logical and systematic development of the fitted kitchen. Today, thanks to a portfolio encompassing 17 design concepts and product lines, it is able to satisfy customers’ requirements right down to the last detail. And regardless of whether the customer opts for the “S1” designer kitchen, the new “S3” or a “BeauxArts” solution, he can always be sure of getting the proverbial quality that SieMatic stands for in markets right across the world. (by Atrium)

 

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Fri 21.11.

Cucula Refugees Company for Crafts and Design

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.11.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Cucula Refugees Company for Crafts and Design, photo: © Verena Bruening

Cucula Refugees Company for Crafts and Design, photo: © Verena Bruening

Integrating artifacts from their journey across the Mediterranean, five refugees have built a series of design classics that express both their own history and their vision of a self-determined future.

 

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