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Posts filed under 'Products'

Mon 28.9.

Water Works

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.09.2015 - Tagged as:

Dornbracht’s new CL.1 series brings a formal language to the bathroom as a perfect complement to contemporary bathroom design: unconventional and dynamic, with an elegant interplay of forms ranging from clear contours to rounded lines

Dornbracht’s new CL.1 series brings a formal language to the bathroom as a perfect complement to contemporary bathroom design: unconventional and dynamic, with an elegant interplay of forms ranging from clear contours to rounded lines

The days of the bathroom as mere utilitarian space for one’s ablutions are long gone. Bathrooms nowadays perform a range of functions, from restorative retreat to wellness-based room for ritual. DORNBRACHT’s expressive yet rational CL. 1 series is just the latest in the manufacturer’s range of products that have helped change the landscape of bathing. (by Johannes Hünig)

 

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Wed 23.9.

Great Bedfellows

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.09.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Located 35 kms from the northeastern Italian city of Treviso Bolzan Letti is about to open a 600 sqm showroom a few steps from its main HQ. Here its beds and furniture pieces can be viewed in a styled ‘lifestyle’ setting

Located 35 kms from the northeastern Italian city of Treviso Bolzan Letti is about to open a 600 sqm showroom a few steps from its main HQ. Here its beds and furniture pieces can be viewed in a styled ‘lifestyle’ setting

BOLZAN LETTI’s new ‘Care Collection’ is right on trend when it comes to flexibility. With headboards and frames ‘dressable’ in seven different designs, it’s sweet dreams for the high-end Italian bed manufacturer. (by Giovanna Dunmall)

 

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Mon 21.9.

The Only Way is Up: OWA’s ceiling systems

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.09.2015 - Tagged as: ,

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OWA, based in the Bavarian town of Amorbach, has been developing ceiling systems since 1948; first in woodfibre, then in mineral wool. Its latest offering, the ‘OWAconsult collection’, treats the ceiling as a three-dimensional object, imbuing it with optical interest as well as acoustic smarts. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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The open staircase of the detached house by Vo Trong Nghia forms an atrium that connects all storeys and functions as a filter between the interior and exterior space. It additionally allows warm air to escape upwards as in a chimney; photo: Hiroyuki Oki

The open staircase of the detached house by Vo Trong Nghia forms an atrium that connects all storeys and functions as a filter between the interior and exterior space. It additionally allows warm air to escape upwards as in a chimney; photo: Hiroyuki Oki

Long before the advent of air-conditioning, lo-tech means of cooling buildings were well established. Now, architects worldwide are rediscovering the sustainable benefits of natural temperature control through clever design. (by Katharina Sommer)

 

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Tue 15.9.

Artistic eye-catcher for Burri Public Elements

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.09.2015 - Tagged as: ,

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Workshop façade in Zurich-Glattbrugg, Burri Public Elements

To improve the look of the new workshop façade in Zurich-Glattbrugg, Burri Public Elements launched an invitation-only competition in spring 2014. The brief was to set concise accents in the intentionally minimalist architecture with a tarpaulin, 34 metres long and 6 metres high and illuminated at night.

 

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LUCTRA’s lighting products are designed to combat issues including fatigue and listlessness that people experience due to a lack of exposure to natural light

LUCTRA’s lighting products are designed to combat issues including fatigue and listlessness that people experience due to a lack of exposure to natural light

Anyone who spends too much time at their desk knows how damaging a lack of daylight can be to their psychological wellbeing. In response to this issue, lighting brand LUCTRA has developed an intelligent system that replicates natural light to lessen the strain of late nights in the office. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Photo: © Studio TF

Photo: © Studio TF

TF Urban and Marc Aurel took on the challenge of creating a signature furniture that would allow Europe’s large cities to update their image while meeting all of the needs for a contemporary urban space: lightness, comfort for all users, friendliness, well-being and durability.

 

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The New Old Vase by kimu design studio (TW)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.09.2015 - Tagged as:

The New Old Vase by kimu design studio

The New Old Vase by kimu design studio

The New Old Vase disassociates itself from traditional flower ware having an inherent volume, leaving only a linear structure that blurs the cultural imagery of traditional vases of the East and West. (text by kimu design studio)

 

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