Posts from April 2013

'Snöbär' chair by Nataša Vukosavljević and Nebojša Gornjak for Yonder Magnetik

‘Snöbär’ chair by Nataša Vukosavljević and Nebojša Gornjak for Yonder Magnetik

Nataša Vukosavljević and Nebojša Gornjak’s ‘Snöbär’ upholstered chair is named for, and resembles, the Swedish snowberry.

 

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‘Pastoe. 100 years of design innovation’ from nai010 publishers

‘Pastoe. 100 years of design innovation’ from nai010 publishers

Architonic book draw: The respected Dutch manufacturer Pastoe is celebrating its first 100 years in business. Here’s to 100 more! Although convention suggests that one receives rather than gives on one’s birthday, our kind friends at Pastoe have kindly offered to give away 5 FREE COPIES of their beautiful anniversary book ‘Pastoe. 100 years of design innovation’ to lucky Architonic Facebook fans.

 

The draw will take place on 6 May, so if you’d like to get your hands on this inspiring publication, follow this link and comment on our photo album. Good luck! >>

 

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'Higher Desk' by Flip Sellin for Coordination Berlin, photo: diephotodesigner.de | H.-J. Roscher

‘Higher Desk’ by Flip Sellin for Coordination Berlin, photo: diephotodesigner.de | H.-J. Roscher

Flip Sellin’s ‘Higher Desk’ is a minimalist elevated working desk for reading, making notes or working on a laptop computer. “To change between sitting and standing during work flow is widely recommended.” says maker Coordination Berlin.

 

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Dolder Grand Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland: extension completed 2008 by Foster + Partners; photos Foster + Partners

Dolder Grand Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland: extension completed 2008 by Foster + Partners, photo: Foster + Partners

Journalist Klaus Leuschel provides a crash course in, and a guided tour of, grand hotels, and how even design excellence in the five-star tradition is of no avail when the quality of hospitality does not match it.

 

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Fri 26.4.

‘Best Sofa & Armchair Design’ iPhone & iPad App

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.04.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

'Best Sofa & Armchair Design' iPhone & iPad App

‘Best Sofa & Armchair Design’ iPhone & iPad App

Milan Design Week 2013 was the setting for the launch of Architonic’s newest iPhone and iPad app, ‘Best Sofa & Armchair Design’ which presents more than 5,000 seating products suitable for indoor and outdoor lounge areas. The app only displays products from premium segment brands, including Arper, B&B Italia, Cassina, de Sede, Fritz Hansen, Kartell, Knoll International, Ligne Roset, Moroso, Vitra and many more.

 

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'Leather & Wood' collection by Kenny Vanden Berghe

‘Leather & Wood’ collection by Kenny Vanden Berghe

Kenny Vanden Berghe’s limited edition ‘Leather & Wood’ collection mixes new technologies and craftsmanship for a contemporary product that evokes a “50′s gentlemen’s club” style.

 

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Lux Redux: Euroluce 2013 – Part II

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.04.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

Renowned architect Zaha Hadid brings her office’s distinctive parametric style to bear on her ‘Aria’ pendant light for Slamp, which is formed of 50 layers of a material called Cristalflex, a techno-polymer patented by the manufacturer itself

Renowned architect Zaha Hadid brings her office’s distinctive parametric style to bear on her ‘Aria’ pendant light for Slamp, which is formed of 50 layers of a material called Cristalflex, a techno-polymer patented by the manufacturer itself

Need more light in your life? The second part of Architonic’s survey of high-end lighting design from this year’s Euroluce fair in Milan should provide the illumination you’re looking for. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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click here for Part I of ‘Lux Redux: Euroluce 2013′

Wed 24.4.

Lux Redux: Euroluce 2013 – Part I

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.04.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

Infinitely modular and endlessly configurable, 'Set' by J Ll Xuclà for Vibia cleverly uses light and shadow to produce unique illumination effects that create volume out of the insubstantial

Infinitely modular and endlessly configurable, ‘Set’ by J Ll Xuclà for Vibia cleverly uses light and shadow to produce unique illumination effects that create volume out of the insubstantial

We may live in somewhat gloomy times, but this year’s confident edition of Euroluce – the biennial international lighting showcase at the Milan Salone del Mobile – shone brighter than an old-fashioned 100-Watt light bulb. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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click here for Part II of ‘Lux Redux: Euroluce 2013′

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