Posts from October 2013

Thu 31.10.

Architonic Newsletter 10.2013

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With Ireland long known for its craft tradition, contemporary Irish product design – shown here at the 'Vernacular' group show at Tent – displays a striking virtuosity of technique; photo Sophie Mutevelian

With Ireland long known for its craft tradition, contemporary Irish product design – shown here at the ‘Vernacular’ group show at Tent – displays a striking virtuosity of technique; photo Sophie Mutevelian

In previous years it was always possible to identify a clear leader, but this time the four main shows of the London Design Festival managed to focus on their own individual strengths, which turned the event into a real neck-and-neck race. We were there on your behalf and among other aspects took a look at the astonishingly numerous ‘designer-makers’ among the exhibitors.

 

Here’s what you’ll find in our October Newsletter:

 

Making/Do: designer-makers exhibit in London
Supersize Me: Materials Council’s ‘In the Scale of Carbon’ exhibition
Architonic Photo Tour London Design Festival 2013
Inspiring Search Results N° 22: Coffee tables with free form top
Inspiring Spaces N° 14: Stairwells
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for October 2013 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Bathroom Bliss

Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.10.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

‘Emotional’, ‘sustainable’ and ‘sophisticated’ are the keywords behind the design of the colourful, ambient Palomba Collection

‘Emotional’, ‘sustainable’ and ‘sophisticated’ are the keywords behind the design of the colourful, ambient Palomba Collection

Take incomparable ceramics, add premium plastics, specify ‘sanitaryware’ and ask designers Ludovica and Roberto Palomba to blitz it up. What you get is the best of Kartell and Laufen. (Text: Alexandra Onderwater)

 

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Downtown Design Dubai 2013

Downtown Design Dubai 2013

Architonic is on site at the the inaugural edition of Downtown Design Dubai, a new furniture and product design trade fair in Dubai featuring a packed programme of talks and workshops. Exhibitors include some of the world’s leading designers and brands, our Facebook photo galleries (below) feature novelties from the best at the show.

 

> to Architonic Live in Dubai: Downtown Design Dubai 2013, Part 1

 

> to Architonic Live in Dubai: Downtown Design Dubai 2013, Part 2

‘Stephan Maria Lang. Architecture – A Journey to the Soul’ (2012) from Hirmer Publishers

‘Stephan Maria Lang. Architecture – A Journey to the Soul’ (2012) from Hirmer Publishers

Thanks to our friends at Hirmer Publishers, we’re giving away three copies of the extremely covetable ‘Stephan Maria Lang. Architecture – A Journey to the Soul’. This richly illustrated book is an impressive introduction to the work of architect Stephan Maria Lang. The volume presents six selected projects which Lang has built between 2004 and 2011. Lang’s work is, among others, inspired by Japanese thought and the Californian modernism. The quality of his state-of-the-art houses lies in the surprising views, the play of light and shadow, and in the integration of landscape, garden, and interior into a gesamtkunstwerk.

 

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Tue 29.10.

‘Laguna’ glass objects by Cristina Celestino for Attico (IT)

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'Laguna' glass objects by Cristina Celestino, photo: Mattia Balsamini

‘Laguna’ glass objects by Cristina Celestino, photo: Mattia Balsamini

‘Laguna’ by Cristina Celestino is a series of borosilicate glass objects made of colorful and overlapping transparent layers which enclose within themselves an empty space, a cavity containing colored liquid.

 

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10 Years of Architonic: Part II

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Nicole Roesler, Head of Marketing, Kaldewei, watch the video

Nicole Roesler, Head of Marketing, Kaldewei, watch the video here

More statements from some of Architonic’s most valued members, partners and friends during this, our tenth anniversary year. It’s all about you, guys. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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read Part I on Architonic

'Oblix' restaurant London by Claudio Silvestrin, photo: James Morris

‘Oblix’ restaurant London by Claudio Silvestrin, photo: James Morris

Claudio Silvestrin’s interior architecture for ‘Oblix’, the restaurant on the 32nd floor of the Shard building in London, is elegantly simple, imbued with warm and powerful natural materials.

 

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‘Wogg 56′ table by Jörg Boner for Wogg (CH)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.10.2013 - Tagged as:

'Wogg 56' table by Jörg Boner for Wogg, photo: Milo Keller, stylist: Aleli Leal

‘Wogg 56′ table by Jörg Boner for Wogg, photo: Milo Keller, stylist: Aleli Leal

The idea for Jörg Boner’s ‘Wogg 56′ table originates from the tradition of the joiner’s craft. A plain table, it’s made of solid wood with a relatively thin table top, only 28 mm deep, that appears to hover above the four legs, which are also made of solid wood.

 

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