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Thu 13.2.

Ron Arad – Deconstructed / reconstructed

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Ron Arad in front of an etching that appears to depict several mysterious Mobius strips. Last Train, 2013 © Ron Arad

Ron Arad in front of an etching that appears to depict several mysterious Mobius strips. Last Train, 2013 © Ron Arad

For over thirty years, Ron Arad has been producing unique objects that define a practise that falls somewhere between architecture, sculpture and design. If, in these creative fields, the longstanding question about whether form should follow function is still rife, the starting point for Ron Arad’s creations is often an object that has been taken out of its functional context and transformed. An original approach that still raises debate. (Interview by Jean-Philippe Peynot)

 

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Sun 9.2.

Go Your Own Way: Tobia Scarpa

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.02.2014 - Tagged as:

'I appreciate everything I’ve done, while recognising the limits of it.' Architect and designer Tobia Scarpa reflects on his creative career as he approaches his 80th birthday

‘I appreciate everything I’ve done, while recognising the limits of it.’ Architect and designer Tobia Scarpa reflects on his creative career as he approaches his 80th birthday

A chip of the old block Tobia Scarpa certainly isn’t. Son of acclaimed architectural maestro Carlo Scarpa, the innovative designer, who turns 80 next year, was determined from the outset to plough his own creative furrow, in spite of his architectural training. His legacy is a raft of game-changing furniture and lighting pieces that test the bounds of what’s materially and technologically possible. Architonic met up with Mr Scarpa, Jr, at the Cassina showroom during this year’s imm cologne to discuss creativity, family and falling out of love with Alvar Aalto’s tables. Whatever you do, don’t call him an architect. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Tue 28.1.

Architonic Newsletter 01.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.01.2014 - Tagged as:

In preparation for your visit to Paris for MAISON&OBJET we recommend the indispensable Architonic Guide (download) in which we – as usual – compile in an accessible way the most notable presentations at the fair and in the city.

In preparation for your visit to the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair we recommend the indispensable Architonic Guide (download) in which we – as usual – compile in an accessible way the most notable presentations at the fair and in the city.

Hot on the heels of Maison&Objet in Paris, which is just drawing to a close, is the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, which runs from 4 to 8 February. The Architonic Team is looking forward, as always, to you dropping by our Concept Space, situated in the Stockholmsmässan’s Entrance Hall (EH:04). Don’t forget to pick up your invitation on the opening day of the fair to our Architonic Disco Stockholm on 4 February!

 

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

 

Agenda February – March 2014
An Open and Shut Case: architecturally creative windows and doors
Architonic Photo Tour imm cologne 2014
Architonic Disco and Form PechaKucha Night Stockholm
More Articles from Architonic ‘News & Trends
Inspiring Search Results N° 25: Internal glass doors
Inspiring Spaces N° 17: Balconies / loggias

 

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

'Face Value' low tables by Rachel Griffin for Earnest Studio

‘Face Value’ low tables by Rachel Griffin for Earnest Studio

Texture, color and cost are the basic building blocks of Rachel Griffin’s ‘Face Value’, a series of low tables each made of three interlocking panels.

 

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Tue 14.1.

Special Newsletter MAISON&OBJET 2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.01.2014 - Tagged as:

In preparation for your visit to Paris for MAISON&OBJET

In preparation for your visit to Paris for MAISON&OBJET we recommend the indispensable Architonic Guide (download) in which we – as usual – compile in an accessible way the most notable presentations at the fair and in the city.

This January, Architonic will be showing at MAISON&OBJET with an Architonic Concept Space for the very first time. Another exciting debut at the fair will be the newly created exhibition concept ‘scènes d’intérieur’, which acts as a gallery for one-off and small-edition designs, raising the profile of Hall 7 even further.

 

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

 

Architonic Guide MAISON&OBJET January 2014
Architonic Concept Space III at MAISON&OBJET
Preview of MAISON&OBJET January 2014
Architonic QR Code Tags

 

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

Wed 8.1.

Special Newsletter imm cologne 2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.01.2014 - Tagged as:

In preparation for your visit to the fair we recommend the indispensable Architonic Guide to the imm cologne 2014 in which we – as usual – compile in an accessible way the most notable presentations at the fair and in the city. After the imm cologne last year added Hall 3.2 to Hall 11 as the home for 'Pure' high-quality design, this year the exhibition area will be extended to Halls 1 and 2.2.

In preparation for your visit to imm cologne we recommend the indispensable Architonic Guide (download) in which we – as usual – compile in an accessible way the most notable presentations at the fair and in the city.

2014 sees imm cologne expand the exhibition space it dedicates to premium design even further – one more reason for you to build a visit to Cologne into this year’s schedule. Architonic is giving away 100 tickets for entry to imm cologne 2014 and invites you to take part in our prize draw!

 

Here’s a brief overview of what you’ll find in our imm cologne Special Newsletter:

 

Architonic Guide imm cologne 2014
Architonic Concept Space III at imm cologne
imm cologne Events
Architonic QR Code Tags: View the exhibitors on your mobile
Going Public: Kartell refocuses its contract channel
Architonic Disco at Klubbar King Georg

 

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

Thu 19.12.

Architonic Newsletter 12.2013

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.12.2013 - Tagged as:

The eye-catching, high-gloss staircase at UN City, the UN’s new regional HQ in Copenhagen, inspires employees to use the stairs and have informal meetings; photo Adam Mørk courtesy of 3XN

The eye-catching, high-gloss staircase at UN City, the UN’s new regional HQ in Copenhagen, inspires employees to use the stairs and have informal meetings; photo Adam Mørk courtesy of 3XN

At the end of November Architonic used the occasion of ‘neue räume 13′ in Zurich to present the new Best Swiss Design Brands app and to throw a major party in celebration of the climax of our tenth anniversary year. In this spirit we hope that you have had an equally eventful and fulfilled year and wish you a successful 2014!

 

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

 

Architecture in Ascendance: innovative staircase design
To the Power of Two: the Kartell by Laufen bathroom programme
Changing Rooms: Samsung’s ‘Endless Hospitality’ programme
Review of neue räume 13: Architonic Photo Tour and Anniversary Disco in Zurich
Inspiring Search Results N° 24: Railings / Balustrades
Inspiring Spaces N° 16: Ramps

 

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

3 minutes² interactive intervention by Electronic Shadow

3 minutes² interactive intervention by Electronic Shadow

Architecture and new media converge in artistic duo Naziha Mestaoui and Yacine Aït Kaci’s ’3minutes²’ interactive intervention on Jakob+MacFarlane’s Les Turbulences building for the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France.

 

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