Posts from October 2012

Mon 15.10.

Carpet Concept: next Gen

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 15.10.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

With next Gen, Carpet Concept is using parametric models in carpet development for the first time

With next Gen, Carpet Concept is using parametric models in carpet development for the first time. These models shape the correlation of the manufacture and the laying of carpets. Width sizes, cutting edge and repeating patterns are the factors that have been declined mathematically. These resulted in the model parameters whose creative definition was used to produce various designs…

 

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The official partner of ‘Salon Suisse’, initiated and organised by Pro Helvetia, is the Swiss bathroom specialist Laufen; photo by Laufen

Salon Suisse, the early evening event programme accompanying Miroslav Šik’s Swiss Pavilion exhibition at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia - returns tomorrow (16 October) with the second event block under the heading ‘Talking architecture practice,…and a touch of the Swiss.’ Curated by the London-based editor Robert Guy Wilson and held at the Palazzo degli Ulivi Trevisan, the series of readings, presentations, performances, panel discussions and workshops will ‘devote itself to architectural practice’ and ‘highlight the peculiarities of Swiss architecture’ while ‘drawing comparisons with the situation in the UK.’

 

For detailed programme and to register visit www.salonsuisse.laufen.com

‘Nova’ carpet by Studio FRST for Chevalier édition

Consisting of four, variously-sized polygonal models, this collection of hand-knitted carpets has been designed by the French design duo Studio FRST. Manufactured by Parisian contemporary rug specialists Chevalier édition, ‘Nova’ series is made of 100 % wool and each of the multi-coloured pieces can be arranged and grouped in multiple combinations or used individually. (more…)

‘Magique’ side table by Studio Klass for Liv’it by Fiam; photo by Pietro Cocco

Marco Maturo and Alessio Roscini, the Italian design duo behind Milan-based Studio Klass have collaborated with the curved glass furniture specialists Fiam on the design of this simple, geometrical side table. Called ‘Magique’, the cuboid, semi-transparent piece features multiple intersecting shelves and the design is made of 10 mm welded glass which is available in a variety of finishes such as transparent glass or smoked grey. (more…)

Social workplace Combiwerk by i29 interior architects; photo by i29 interior architects

Dutch interior architectural practice i29 have recently completed interiors of this bold, brightly-coloured workspace for Combiwerk Delft. Comprising of a 4000-square-meters office spaces, a restaurant and a ‘career square’, the generously-sized metal-clad building itself was designed by the Amsterdam-based VMX Architects. (more…)

‘Dalton’ collection by La Mamba for Omelette-ed

Valencian design studio La Mamba have collaborated with a young Spanish manufacturer Omelette-ed on this collection of highly-decorative and functional dry food containers. Inspired by the form of old candy containers, ‘Dalton’ is made of solid wood and is available in various colourways and three different sizes. (more…)

Wed 10.10.

Art Warehouse in Boeotia by A31 Architecture (GR)

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Art Warehouse in Boeotia by A31 Architecture; photo by Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

Athens-based architectural practice A31 Architecture have realised this sombre, monolithic Art Warehouse located in a Greek village of Dilesi in Boeotia region. Developed as a workshop for an artist, the detached structure is made of reinforced concrete which was completed in three separate phases. (more…)

Tue 9.10.

‘Byobu’ table collection by Nendo for Moroso (IT)

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‘Byobu’ table by Nendo for Moroso

Known for their minimalist, pared down aesthetics, Oki Sato’s much-acclaimed Tokyo-based practice Nendo has realised this collection of geometrical glass tables for the Italian manufacturer Moroso. Inspired, and named after the traditional Japanese screen, ‘Byobu’ comprises one circular and one rectangular model, each of which is composed of a translucent glass tabletop supported by an asymmetrical frame in either black or white finish. (more…)

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