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The bold ‘Frame’ collection by Ceramiche Refin and STUDIO FM Milano

Following years of important projects with the protagonists in design and architecture, DesignTaleStudio, Refin’s creative ceramic laboratory, has chosen to hand this new project to a team of professionals experienced in visual communication and graphics, a skill that, finally, is receiving the recognition it deserves in product design. Hence, the collaboration on the Frame collection with STUDIO FM Milano, a Milan-based agency specialising in graphic design, corporate design and publishing, an agency that loves to experiment by combining architecture, design and art…

 

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Design Miami / Art Basel: ‘Tutti Frutti’ glass sculptures by Fabrica

At the upcoming edition of Design Miami/ Art Basel, the international design fair held in Miami, 5-9 December, Fabrica, Benetton’s Treviso-based prominent research centre will unveil ‘Tutti Frutti’, a new glass collection inspired by the vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Miami. (more…)

Architonic Concept Space IV has been developed in FluidSolids®, an innovative new material by Beat Karrer

Architonic doesn’t do things by halves. For its Concept Space IV – the latest in a series of technologically innovative and architecturally led fair stands installed at the best design events internationally – it commissioned leading Swiss designer Beat Karrer to create an physical environment that is both structurally and materially striking, as well as ecologically smart. The result: a new kind of presentation space embracing a brand new material technology – FluidSolids®. (more…)

Tue 30.10.

Carpet Concept Textiles

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 30.10.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Carpet Concept Textiles, Photo: HG Esch, Hennef – Stadt Blankenberg

Exceptional in color and durable in use, Carpet Concept textiles create harmony or highlight individual interiors. Interior designer Claudia de Bruyn from two and Marty Lamers, artist and designer, have created the collections taking the colors of the woven carpets into consideration.

 

The vital spirit of Carpet Concept lives both in the woven materials for floor coverings and in other fabrics. The company’s expertise in harmonious interior design and its sensitiveness to materials make the new fabric collection a textile architectural concept.

 

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Mon 29.10.

Soul Man: Ask Emil Skovgaard

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 29.10.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

‘Six Legs’ table with ‘Kora’ chairs: ‘The quality of materials and craftsmanship is really high, so I imagine that people will own them for many years’

If the Slow Design movement were looking for a poster boy, Ask Emil Skovgaard would undoubtedly be on the shortlist. Treading a fine and virtuosic line between design, craft and art, the Copenhagen-based creative’s work is, among other things, an expression of pure material joy and a comment on the, often compromised, value of fast-paced production. Architonic talks to the Skovgaard about his patient approach. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

read Simon Keane-Cowell’s interview with Ask Emil Skovgaard in full on Architonic

Tue 23.10.

Carpet Concept Acoustic System

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 23.10.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Carpet Concept Acoustic System, Photo: Werner Huthmacher, Berlin

The Carpet Concept Acoustic System, CAS, has become a comprehensive aesthetic and functional spatial concept. CAS Carpets transform floors into acoustic performers for outstanding spatial comfort. CAS Objects consolidate that acoustic effectiveness with three-dimensional designs for walls, ceilings and spaces. Their tested quality and textile expressiveness set new standards in furnishings.

 

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Out of the Woods: Adventures of 12 Hardwood Chairs by AHEC and RCA

The American Hardwood Export Council has collaborated with product design students at the Royal College of Art in London to create a stunning exhibition of hardwood chairs at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the 2012 London Design Festival. The culmination of an eight month project that encompassed wood and chair making workshops, an introduction to Life Cycle Assessment and a rigorous design and making process. (more…)

Materials Council’s Ian Hunter and Brad Turner will give a talk at the upcoming ‘Neue Stoffwerke’ (New Materials) symposium

Newly launched creative materials consultancy Materials Council, co-founded by Architonic, will be speaking at a fascinating symposium at the Technische Universität Munich this month entitled ‘Neue Stoffwerke‘ (or New Materials). Taking place on Friday 19 October at the Vorhoelzer Forum of TU München and chaired by Professor Florian Musso of the architecture faculty, the event will address the creative potential and ecological effects of newly developed materials and manufacturing technologies, with a specific emphasis on the analysis of material properties and technical capabilities, and well as innovative applications. (more…)

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