Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.10.2016 - Tagged as: roland wolf
The banks laughed at him because of his idea to make glasses entirely from wood. Including the hinges. Completely without screws. Roland Wolf did not give up, but instead only became more committed and put his heart and soul into the task. Today his company, Rolf Spectacles, is causing a real stir in the spectacles scene.
Spectacles often make a fashionable ensemble complete and are therefore subject for ever changing designs. With veneer, Roland Wolf has discovered a completely new material with which to design his eyewear. The veneer gives the surface a natural touch and makes each pair of spectacles a unique item that has no exact equal anywhere.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.10.2016 - Tagged as: Lago
LAGO 36e8 Kitchens | Design by Daniele Lago
From the purity of glass and the warmth of old wood to the high durability of steel and the special quality of hand-painted ceramic, the LAGO kitchen provides you with modules, materials and 32 colours that you can use to express your own creative potential!
LAGO 36e8 Wildwood Kitchen | Design by Daniele Lago
Natural wood lives with you. In the 36e8® Wildwood Kitchen the Wildwood fronts pair old oak with a 6-mm thick aluminium profile providing protection and support. The countertop integrates the washbasin and the hob, while the dishwasher is suspended, for better ergonomics.
LAGO 36e8 MadeTerraneo Kitchen | Design by Daniele Lago
All the warmth of the Mediterranean. The concept of the 36e8 MadeTerraneo kitchen plays on the juxtaposition of tradition and innovation. The hand-painted ceramic tile, a product typical of the Mediterranean, becomes the base module for tops and peninsulas that, like a gigantic pixel in irregular configurations, gives movement and colour to the kitchen.
A hymn to empathy and conviviality. The Air island kitchen gives exchanges between people a starring role, fostering dialogue between those who cook and those who participate in the magic rituality of food preparation, both visually and through vicinity to the cook. Suspended on transparent glass legs, and with an induction hob, it can be paired with the 36e8 kitchen system. Available with a shiny glass or Wildwood counter.
LAGO 36e8 Kitchen with Steel+ countertop | Design by Daniele Lago
Material alchemies. Suspended on invisible glass legs, the 36e8 Steel+ kitchen transmits an immediate welcoming sense of warmth. The Wildwood countertop and doors are a perfect match for the countertop in Steel+, a material steel, with light incisions that create the look of wooden planks on the brushed surface. The marks give rhythm and vitality to the countertop, which preserves all of its technical characteristics perfectly intact.
A square module which side measures 36,8 cm for a flexible and innovative kitchen. Ultra-light, the 36e8 kitchen seem to defeat gravity. The N.O.W. columns, with fridge and oven built in, offer maximum storaging space with minimum obstructions.
LAGO 36e8 Weightless Kitchen | Design by Daniele Lago
Antigravitational technology. The modular wall units of the 36e8 Weightless Kitchen attach to the ceiling with a special plat that ensures ease of installation, stability and safety. The collaboration with Fischer guarantees full assistance in the selection of the right ceiling attachment components, through preferential channels dedicated to LAGO.
Falper combines materials in innovative and unusual ways to create products that suit the flexible, multipurpose interiors favoured by many of its customers
Combine a keen dialogue with social trends with a commitment to innovation in materials and technologies, and a successful collaboration with the world’s foremost designers, and you get trend-establishing Italian bathroom brand FALPER. (text by Alyn Griffiths)
Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.06.2016 - Tagged as: newsletter
Gould Evans Architects have applied a striking orange skin to an existing 1970s brutalist library building in downtown Lawrence, Kansas, turning it into a civic meeting point
Call us superficial, but we’re looking at facades in this, our latest issue of the Architonic Newsletter. In particular, projects where existing structures have been impressively wrapped in striking new skins or where old facades have been innovatively reworked – creating exciting new functional, aesthetic or energy-saving value and relevance.
Let’s go under cover.
Contents in brief:
Event Agenda July 2016
Skinning Up: Old Buildings, New Facades
Material Tendencies N° 20: Marcel Wanders
Further articles from the Architonic Magazine
Inspiring Search Results N° 54: Facade Systems
Inspiring Spaces N° 45: Office buildings
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic
Architonic’s newsletter for June 2016 can be read (and subscribed to) here.
Until the end of June 2016 at the You Are Here concept store in Eindhoven, Netherlands, is an exhibition, an interior concept developed around gender non-conformity and the world of sports called You Are Over The Line.
A raft of new public-zoo projects internationally push utility and fitness for purpose to their limits, having to cater for both their animal residents and their human visitors. The days when the animal was purely an object on display are over, as small compounds have given way to new interior realms and exterior landscapes, both of which have done much to improve the quality of life of their inhabitants.
Perennially popular and increasingly designed with preservation and ethics in mind, these creatively progressive eco-cultural destinations are anything but white elephants.
Contents in brief:
Event Agenda June 2016
Architonic Disco Copenhagen
Going Ape: new zoo architecture
Material Tendencies N°19: Odosdesign
Further articles from the Architonic Magazine
Inspiring Search Results N°53: Flowerpots/Planters
Inspiring Spaces N°45: Kindergartens/Day Nurseries
Architecture and design projects on Architonic
Architonic’s newsletter for May 2016 can be read (and subscribed to) here.
Burn, baby, burn: the four architects and designers that make up Detroit-based studio Thing Thing have one thing in common – a passion for collaboration, experimentation, and the occasional bout of combustion
Long the poster boy for industrial collapse and urban decay, Detroit is back on its feet, using design as one of the main drivers of its new self-imagining. (text by Shonquis Moreno)
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