Posts from September 2012

‘Roebuck’ chair by Ernest Race reissued by Race Furniture

Originally designed by Ernest Race in 1951, ‘Roebuck’ chair was first created as an inexpensive alternative to the iconic, steel rod ‘Antelope’ chair designed by Race in the same year for the first edition of Festival of Britain. Now, the design, which was in production since its launch till 1968, has been reissued by the UK-based Race Furniture and it was recently presented at London’s Design Junction. (more…)

‘Whiter than White’ exhibition by Materials Council; photo by Daf Photography

Yesterday saw the opening of the inaugural exhibition by Architonic’s new partner company, Materials Council, titled ‘Whiter than White‘. As described by Materials Council’s London-based founders Ian Hunter and Brad Turner, the show is: ‘an exploration of the pursuit of ‘whiteness’ in the built environment, showcasing a highly-curated selection of architectural materials and finishes.’ On view until Sunday (23 September) as part of the Super Brands London at the Old Truman Brewery, the visitors will get a chance to receive free advice or consultation on using materials in their projects. Make sure you don’t miss this inspiring and undoubtedly insightful show!

(more…)

Materials Council launches at the London Design Festival 2012

Architonic is proud to announce the launch of Materials Council – a new partner company in which it has a significant participation – at the London Design Festival, September 2012.The forces behind Materials Council are its founders, Ian Hunter and Brad Turner, former materials researchers at the renowned international architectural practice Foster + Partners, together with Architonic as founding partner.As a result, Materials Council combines the skills of design, materials applications and sustainability in architecture with expertise in digital technology in the fields of the internet, databases and mobile applications.

 

read more about Materials Council on Architonic

 

to the Materials Council website

‘Crossing’ table by Patricia Urquiola for Glas Italia

The acclaimed Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has recently collaborated with the Italian glass specialists Glas Italia on this vividly-coloured dining table design called ‘Crossing.’ Made of tempered transparent, extremely light glass, the asymmetric table is available in two sizes and in two different patterns. (more…)

Shoes, Books and a Bike by Thomas Walde for Postfossil

Thomas Walde, the Swiss industrial designer and co-founder of the Postfossil design collective has recently created this multifunctional bike stand-cum-shelving unit for the aforementioned Zurich-based brand. ‘Shoes, Books and a Bike’, which can also double as a room divider in an open-plan living space or a studio, is made of three simple materials such as pine frame, coconut fibre and steel screws. (more…)

First Prize – ‘The Optical Window’ by Smart Metropolitans, Poland

The wait is over! VIBIA, in cooperation with Architonic, are excited to announce the three winners of the CREA AWARDS 2012 edition. Creative minds from 40 different countries have participated in this contest, providing ideas for lighting applied to architecture and interior design.The main goal: to create inspiring and convincing photo collages of spaces illuminated using Vibia’s new modular lighting collections.The winners were selected on the basis of the conceptual interaction of the light setting with space, their creativity and the architectural and visual quality of the projects. The decision wasn’t easy for jury members Sevil Peach, Ulrike Brandi, Lars Krückeberg, Martin Gran, Francesc Rifé and Tobias Lutz. Congratulations to all participants for their creativity and thinking beyond conventional. And with that said, here are the winners: (more…)

‘SEPTEMBER’ bar stool by Mikhail Barashkov for Nikari; photo by Chikako Harada

Continuing Nikari‘s year-long DESIGNS FOR NATURE project, the renowned Finnish wood manufacturer has just released the latest, ninth product from the series called ‘SEPTEMBER’. Designed by the Russian architect and designer Mikhail Barashkov, the understated bar stool is composed of a number of solid elm wood strips which form both the seat as well as the backrest of this elegant and simple design. (more…)

‘Röhsska’ chair by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Swedese

Described by its designers as ‘the chair [we’ve designed, so far] that has given us the greatest satisfaction’, ‘Röhsska’ was unveiled earlier last week in Gothenburg as the latest collaborative project between the renowned design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune, manufacturer Swedese and the Röhsska Museum of Design and Decorative Arts. Made entirely out of wood and manufactured in Sweden, the chair will be officially launched to the international public next week during London Design Festival 2012. (more…)