Posts from August 2014

Sun 31.8.

Thermal versatility

Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.08.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

R-House in Tokyo blends privacy and transparency

R-House in Tokyo blends privacy and transparency

New architect-designed homes in Tokyo are often impenetrable from the street. However, this house, in an exclusive enclave, takes the opposite approach. Designed by Riccardo Tossani Architecture, the house is almost entirely glazed, with fine aluminium blades creating just a veil of privacy. “We wanted to capitalise on the views over a nearby park, as well as maximising light,” says architect, Riccardo Tossani, who worked closely with his partner, Interior architect, Atsuko Itoda. Arup Engineers also formed part of the team. “Many new homes turn their back on neighbours,” says Tossani. “The density in Tokyo often favours this approach.” (Text by Stephen Crafti)

 

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Fri 29.8.

BuzziSpace relaunches Ernest Race’s classic designs

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Rocker by Ernest Race for BuzziSpace

The Rocker by Ernest Race for BuzziSpace

British designer Ernest Race’s iconic 1950s designs, including classics like the Antelope, the Rocker and the BA3, are being relaunched by Belgian design brand BuzziSpace in homage to the celebrated designer.

 

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Thu 28.8.

‘Fiber’ chairs by Iskos-Berlin for Muuto (DK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Fiber' chairs by Iskos-Berlin for Muuto

Dusty Green ‘Fiber’ chair with wood base by Iskos-Berlin for Muuto

Iskos-Berlin’s ‘Fiber’ chairs for Muuto are all-round chairs made of a new innovative shell material of recyclable plastic and wood fibers.

 

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‘Octa’ table by Bartoli Design for Bonaldo (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Octa' table by Bartoli Design for Bonaldo

‘Octa’ table by Bartoli Design for Bonaldo

Italian design brand Bonaldo has introduced new versions of its award winning ‘Octa’ table, designed by Bartoli Design, now also available with a round table top and with a rectangular extending table top.

 

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Wed 27.8.

Alston Bar & Beef Restaurant by Jestico + Whiles (UK)

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Alston Bar & Beef Restaurant by Jestico + Whiles

Alston Bar & Beef Restaurant by Jestico + Whiles

Interior design practice Jestico + Whiles has completed a new steak and gin restaurant located in the catacombs of Glasgow’s Central Station for food and drink group Glendola Leisure. The Alston Bar & Beef restaurant is the first to open up under Glasgow’s busiest railway station and boasts a dramatic wall mural visible to passers-by.

 

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Architonic Guide: London 2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.08.2014 - Tagged as:

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For the first time, Architonic has created its time-saving guide to help navigate show floors for the London Design Festival: 100% Design, Designjunction, Superbrands | Tent as well as various city events. Architonic’s indispensable show guides always feature a selection of the best manufacturers along with detailed hall plans and stand numbers. In addition to the downloadable PDF, printed copies of the guide will also be available in select stands on the show floors.

 

download the Architonic Guide: London 2014 here (PDF)

Tue 26.8.

Special Newsletter MAISON&OBJET September 2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.08.2014 - Tagged as:

Created to meet the needs of architects, interior designers and discerning clients, September 2014’s M&O | projets | at the entrance to Hall 7, with its more than with over 3,200 m² of stands, is an absolute must

Created to meet the needs of architects, interior designers and discerning clients, September 2014’s M&O | projets | at the entrance to Hall 7, with its more than with over 3,200 m² of stands, is an absolute must

MAISON&OBJET Paris occupies a unique place among Europe’s major trade fairs in that it takes place twice a year, in January and now in September. However, a closer look at this late-summer fireworks display of thematically related exhibitions, events and activities indicates that ʻtrade fairʼ is not really an adequate term to describe it.

 

From 5 to 9 September an exhibition area measuring a quarter of a million square metres will be bustling with life at the Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte. In addition to the established trade fair focal points in Halls 1 to 6, Halls 7 and 8 will – under the ʻLuxury & Designʼ label – feature scènes d’intérieur, M&O | projets | and now! design à vivre.

 

The fact that the Paris Design Week is intelligently timed to coincide with the fair means that at the beginning of September the French capital will become a single superlative design experience offering countless opportunities to get to know the very latest trends and visions, and not only an exciting creative scene, but also its main protagonists.

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter MAISON&OBJET September 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

The Gorgeous Kitchen by Blacksheep (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.08.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

The Gorgeous Kitchen by Blacksheep

The Gorgeous Kitchen by Blacksheep

London based Blacksheep has unveiled The Gorgeous Kitchen, an all-day dining concept launched as part of a regeneration project at T2, Heathrow Airport, operated by HMSHost International.

 

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