Architonic Concept Space IV has been developed in FluidSolids®, an innovative new material by Beat Karrer
Architonic doesn’t do things by halves. For its Concept Space IV – the latest in a series of technologically innovative and architecturally led fair stands installed at the best design events internationally – it commissioned leading Swiss designer Beat Karrer to create an physical environment that is both structurally and materially striking, as well as ecologically smart. The result: a new kind of presentation space embracing a brand new material technology – FluidSolids®. (more…)
‘EXTL Lights’ by David Irwin for Deadgood
Following his utilitarian ‘Working girl’ stool designed for Deadgood last year, the Newcastle-based young designer David Irwin continues his collaboration with the British manufacturer who has recently unveiled Irwin’s latest product, this clean-cut, multifaceted pendant lamp called ‘EXTL’. Available in two sizes, each of the models is composed of five identical elements made of 3-millimetre-thick aluminium which are connected by a thin silicone strip. (more…)
Orgatec 2012 as seen by Architonic
The latest edition of Orgatec – the biennial design fair for all things office, which took place from 23 to 27 October – had a rather positive atmosphere about it. The Cologne-based exhibition proved once more its credentials as the leading international showcase for the contract sector through a highly convincing selection of high-end exhibitors and an engaging professional events programme. As ever, Architonic was there on the ground to capture the latest products and trends…
> to the Photo tour Orgatec 2012, Part 1 album
featuring: Vitra , 2tec2, Abstracta, Addinterior, Adeco, Akaba, Anb, Anker, AOS, Artemide, Arthur Holm, Ascender, Assmann, B&T, Balzar Beskow, Bene, Blå Station, Bruhl, Brunner and Buzzispace
> to the Photo tour Orgatec 2012, Part 2 album
featuring: Caimi, Capdell, Carpet Concept, Casala, Cascando, Climatex, Colebrook Saunder. COR, Crassevig, Dieffebi, D-Tec, Tabisso, Dansk Wilton, Gaber, DVO, Eastern Graphics, EFG, Elmo Leather, EMU, Enea, Engelbrechts and Ersa (more…)
Biennale Interieur 2012, Kortrijk as seen by Architonic
Earlier last month (20 – 28 October) Interieur 2012 design biennial returned to Kortrijk, Belgium for its 23rd edition. With no less than 300 exhibitions from some of industry’s leading manufacturers as well as young, up-and-coming designers presenting contemporary design for the home as well as multiple interior innovations, there was plenty to see and be inspired by.
And should you have missed this fascinating event, fear not. Architonic team was there and here’s what they saw:
to the Biennale Interieur 2012, Kortrijk – Part I album
to the Biennale Interieur 2012, Kortrijk – Part II album
to the Biennale Interieur 2012, Kortrijk – Ventura Interieur album
Curvas dining chair by Goncalo Campos
Curvas was designed with an elegant profile, fully exploring the limits of wood construction.
It’s thin and sturdy structure is only possible thanks to great advances in computer controlled machinery, that can precisely shape each part, to be later masterfully assembled by skilled craftsmen.
This chair was meticulously shaped, to provide maximum comfort. The elegant curves in the back and seat where studied to provide maximum support with the least area possible. While the legs have a semi round profile that allows for great elegance and still provide a large surface area, crucial for a strong joint. (more…)
Bing Bunch pendant lights by Resident (NZ)
Designed by Gidon Bing, the Bing Pendant is handcrafted using traditional sculpting techniques, using pure white China Clay from Matauri Bay, NZ. The shade is finely finished with a bone colored fine crackle glaze and charcoal oxides.