Posts from November 2012

Detail of ‘Stool 01’ by Daphna Laurens for Wittmann; photo by Daphna Laurens

On the occasion of this year’s edition of Vienna Design Week which took place earlier in autumn (28.09 – 07.10.2012), Eindhoven-based design duo Daphna Laurens have been commissioned by the Austrian upholstered furniture specialist Wittmann Company to ‘exchange design ideas and produce a tangible outcome, be it a product or installation.’ Following this brief, the studio have realised this striking and decidedly tangible, two-piece seating collection which was presented at the Passionwege exhibition. (more…)

‘Pal’ stool by Hallgeir Homstvedt for One Nordic Furniture Company

Inspired by his childhood fascination with skateboards, the Oslo-based furniture designer Hallgeir Homstvedt has realised this easy to assemble, pared-down stool for the recently-launched Scandinavian design brand, One Nordic Furniture Company. Called ‘Pal’, the simple, flat-packable stool is made of lacquered ash and it is produced in Sweden. Watch the video about ‘Pal’ below… (more…)

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‘Mino’ lamp by Ayala Serfaty for Aqua Creations (IL)

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‘Mino’ lamp by Ayala Serfaty for Aqua Creations

Known for her delicate light sculptures frequently exhibited in galleries across the globe, the Israeli designer Ayala Serfaty has created this series of beautifully sculptural, translucent lamps called ‘Mino.’ The lights feature a meticulously ruched silk drapery sculpted over a rectangular polycarbonate, vacuum-formed shell which is backlit with energy saving bulbs. Manufactured by Aqua Creations, a Tel Aviv-based design studio established by Serfaty and her husband in 1994, ‘Mino’ is available in three sizes with the largest one also doubling as a room divider. (more…)

‘The New Modern House: Redefining Functionalism’ published by Laurence King Publishing

Architonic book draw: Thanks to our friends at Laurence King Publishing, Architonic is giving away 5 FREE COPIES of ‘The New Modern House: Redefining Functionalism’ to our and Laurence King Publishing’s Facebook fans. The draw will take place on 16 November and if you’d like to get your hands on this inspiring book, follow this link and comment on our photo album. Make sure to ‘Like’ both Architonic and Laurence King Publishing‘s Facebook pages too! Good luck! >>


‘Twist Stone’ table by Formstelle for Zeitraum

Munich-based design studio Formstelle have realised this collection of side and coffee tables for the German furniture brand Zeitraum. Developed in variety of woods such as oak, ash, American cherry, American walnut and European walnut, ‘Twist Stone’ series is characterised by simple, organically shaped, asymmetric tabletop which rests on delicate, inward-bent frame. (more…)

OberAlp/SALEWA Group’s new HQ in Bolzano, Northern Italy

More often than not, office architecture can be, well, a little inward-looking. Shut out the outside world and focus staffers’ attention on their building’s interior spaces and you’ll keep them focused on their work. Right? Wrong. The OperAlp/SALEWA Group’s new headquarters in Bolzano, Italy, bring the outside in and, thanks to a collaboration with lighting manufacturer Zumtobel, never leave their workers in the dark. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)


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Noorderparkbar by bureau SLA and Overtreders W; photo by Jeroen Musch

Constructed entirely out of second-hand materials, this wood-clad coffee shack has been realised by two Amsterdam-based practices Bureau SLA and Overtreders W. Also located in the Dutch capital, Noorderparkbar was developed in a design-as-you-go fashion considering the source of the structure’s components and the pavilion was completed earlier in spring 2012. (more…)

Design Post showroom during Orgatec 2012

Join us on our photographic journey through the Design Post Köln showroom, captured by Architonic during this year’s edition of the Orgatec fair. Featuring more than hundred images from some of the leading design brands such as; Acoustic pearls, Andreu World, Aqua Creations, Arco, Arper, Bolon Ab, Bulo, Carpet Sign, Danskina, Extremis, Gelderland, Kasthall, Kvadrat, Lammhults, Lema, Licht Im Raum, Linteloo, Magis, MID, Montana, Montis, Moooi, Moroso, Navigram, Nimbus, Nya Nordiska, Pastoe, Prandina, Proof, Spectrum, trizo21 and Van Besouw, we focused not only on the products, but also on their setting and context. Enjoy!


> to Architonic’s tour of Design Post during Orgatec 2012