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Sun 18.1.

Architonic Guides: imm Cologne & BAU Munich 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.01.2015 - Tagged as: ,

We recommend the indispensable imm Cologne Architonic Guide (PDF download) in which we – as usual – compile in an accessible way the most notable presentations at the fair and in the city

We recommend the indispensable imm Cologne Architonic Guide (PDF download) in which we – as usual – compile in an accessible way the most notable presentations at the fair and in the city

Two important shows for designers and architects open on Monday January 19; imm Cologne, the international furnishing show, and BAU Munich, the world’s leading building and construction show. Architonic has created time-saving guides to help navigate the show floors for both shows. Download them here below:

 

download the 2015 imm cologne Architonic Guide here (PDF)

 

download the 2015 BAU Architonic Guide here (PDF)

 

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Wed 14.1.

Designtextiles, the new Portal for Premium Textiles

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.01.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Designtextiles, the new Portal for Premium Textiles

Designtextiles, the new Portal for Premium Textiles

To present the rich and varied creative potential of textile use in interiors Architonic will be launching a new portal for premium textiles, called Designtextiles, at imm Cologne 2015 later this month.

 

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Tue 13.1.

Special Newsletter Maison et Objet January 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.01.2015 - Tagged as:

Oki Sato, MAISON&OBJET PARIS 2015 Designer of the Year, photo: © Masaya Yoshimura

Oki Sato, MAISON&OBJET PARIS 2015 Designer of the Year, photo: © Masaya Yoshimura

The prominence of MAISON&OBJET in Paris is underscored by the fact that this multi-themed trade fair is held no less than twice a year. With a content focus ranging from accessories to innovative material surfaces, the fair has succeeded in positioning itself strategically as a forum for a range of industries covering the entire spectrum of interior design.

 

Accordingly, Paris is used as an information platform by a heterogeneous target group that includes not only architects and interior architects, but hotel operators, gift shop owners and, of course, interior decorators as well. However, the fair’s international prestige is based not just on the range of product groups and themes it offers, but also on its successful offspring in Singapore and Miami.

 

In Paris, Architonic will be breaking new ground in offering visitors to the fair a fascinating insight into the latest analytical data. The data is based on its long-term cooperation with all leading premium brands, which enables Architonic to present a representative picture of the latest developments on the market. What also makes the data so relevant is the high volume of traffic on Architonic. We look forward to welcoming you to the Architonic Trend Analysis at both entrances to the passageway between halls 7 and 8.

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter Maison et Objet January 2015 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Wed 7.1.

Special Newsletter imm 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.01.2015 - Tagged as:

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imm cologne’s downward slide is now only a distant memory. For the past four years, Germany’s largest furniture fair has been taking new directions. Thanks to a lot of hard work by the fair’s organisers, it can now look to the future with as much confidence as it did before its crisis.

 

imm cologne’s current market position has of course been helped by positive developments in the German economy, but it would be unfair to attribute this return to prominence in the international trade fair rankings to economic conditions alone.

 

New and thematically varied hall layouts, a concentration of space on design-relevant products, and new themes and focal points for the exhibitions, such as Pure Village and Pure Textile, have established themselves just as successfully as the extensive presentation of up-and-coming young designers and their colleges of design with Pure Talents and Pure Startup.

 

The Cologne team managed to turn things round. Being able to bring Dick Spierenburg on board can be seen as a confident strategic move – after all, the Dutchman drew mixed reactions at the fair years before when he launched Design Post. Equally valuable was the 2011 relaunch of the platform for the kitchen industry – LivingKitchen – which proved a resounding success from the outset for all concerned. Architects, interior architects and designers will therefore find it well worth their while to visit imm cologne 2015 at the Cologne Trade Fair from January 19 to 25.

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter imm 2015 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Fri 19.12.

‘Charity Tree’ by Hello Wood (HU)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.12.2014 - Tagged as:

'Charity Tree' by Hello Wood, photo: Daniel Domolky, Miklos Vargha

‘Charity Tree’ by Hello Wood, photo: Daniel Domolky, Miklos Vargha

Made of 5000 stacked pieces of firewood, Hello Wood’s ‘Charity Tree’ installation will be dismantled and given to families in need to heat their homes at the end of the Christmas season.

 

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Wed 17.12.

Architonic Newsletter 12.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.12.2014 - Tagged as:

Issey Miyake’s new London flagship store, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka

Issey Miyake’s new London flagship store, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka

It is in the run-up to the Christmas holidays that the changes in our shopping habits become especially clear. In addition to bricks-and-mortar stores, people tend to visit online shops, which offer extended possibilities for browsing. Accordingly, eighty per cent of all purchases today begin on the Internet. E-commerce and purchases made in real shops are already perceived as elements of a single process, and in future they will be integrated even more closely. Customers benefit from the respective advantages of both shopping alternatives: they can obtain initial information online and then actually view and experience the product at a local store, from where it might be purchased online. As our leading article reveals, the offline store has not lost its significance as a result – its function has simply changed to one of supporting the profiles of specific brands and enhancing the shopping experience with event character.

 

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

 

Shelf-life: Why Bookshop Interiors Are Turning Over a New Leaf
Flagship Enterprise: The Future of Corporate Store Architecture Emphasizes Individuality
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 36: Retail Display Lights
Inspiring Spaces N° 28: Shopping Centres
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for December 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Heimtextil

Heimtextil

As a leading international fair for home and contract textiles, Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main will, from 14 to 17 January 2015, again welcome architects, interior architects, interior designers and related professions to take advantage of this first trade fair of the year to catch up with the latest developments in the field of textiles. Although products developed specifically for contract furnishing are the main reason for their annual visit to the fair, the impressive and ambitious accompanying programme is just as attractive, especially as it can be regarded as a form of advanced training that enhances the professional skills of participants. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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With its apertures connecting different floors, Isay Weinfeld’s Livraria da Vila bookstore in São Paulo anticipated the trend for more transparent interiors in bookshops that’s now increasingly common

With its apertures connecting different floors, Isay Weinfeld’s Livraria da Vila bookstore in São Paulo anticipated the trend for more transparent interiors in bookshops that’s now increasingly common

In the retail world, bookstore interiors are arguably changing more radically than in any other sector. Time was when bookshops appealed for being old-world and fusty, with their labyrinthine layouts, faintly musty smells and eccentrically bookish proprietors. One example might be Paris’s Shakespeare and Company bookshop, founded by Sylvia Beach in 1919. Fast-forward to the 1990s, and bookshops had become megastores incorporating cafés and comfortable leather armchairs where customers could browse for hours and sip cappuccinos. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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