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Posts filed under 'Products'

Mon 9.2.

Soba Table and Bench by Stefan Diez for Japan Creative (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Soba Table and Bench by Stefan Diez for Japan Creative, photo: Jonathan Mauloubier

Soba Table and Bench by Stefan Diez for Japan Creative, photo: Jonathan Mauloubier

For Japan Creative, Munich based designer Stefan Diez has created a series of easy to assemble bamboo and kevlar rope tables and benches that can be flat-packed.

 

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A white STARON® facade module (left) in combination with the insulating material FOAMGLAS® and LED backlighting at BAU 2015. In practice the modules can be mounted simply and in a single operation

A white STARON® facade module (left) in combination with the insulating material FOAMGLAS® and LED backlighting at BAU 2015. In practice the modules can be mounted simply and in a single operation

Ever since the mid-nineties, flowing and organic forms that shape facade and roof design have been a prominent trend in contemporary architecture, with figures such as Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Peter Cook as prominent practitioners of this formal architectural idiom. Whereas in the past the implementation of special facade solutions required architects to cooperate with a whole series of different specialists and partner companies, the design and construction of 3D facades has now been vastly simplified by an innovation developed by Samsung Chemical Europe GmbH. (by Dr. Sascha Peters)

 

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Fri 6.2.

At the Heart of Things

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Head of the table: Willi Notte is the second generation of his family to run the business

Head of the table: Willi Notte is the second generation of his family to run the business

This is craftsmanship at its best: with its 14 highly motivated employees, the Notte carpentry company from Bitburg/Eifel creates exclusive furniture and sophisticated built-in furnishings that have been impressing customers from all over Germany with their looks and quality for decades. Founded in 1956, the company is currently headed by Willi Notte, the second generation of his family to run the business, and his oldest son is already playing an active role in the firm. Continuity is evident elsewhere too: what was originally the workshop has recently been converted into a light-flooded residence that doubles as a showroom. It treats visitors and customers alike to a casual and very convincing demonstration of the company’s conceptual prowess. (by Atrium)

 

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Thu 5.2.

Leather Heirlooms

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Guardian of the "Hardoy Chair": Mirko Endter with the top-end model in saddle leather. Manufakturplus focuses on leathers with a natural surface

Guardian of the “Hardoy Chair”: Mirko Endter with the top-end model in saddle leather. Manufakturplus focuses on leathers with a natural surface

If anybody knows the “Hardoy Butterfly Chair” inside out it’s Mirko Endter. He knows exactly how the edge of the classic seat has to be stitched. He knows how demanding it is to produce the armchair in 4.5-mm-thick saddle leather. And he knows all about the various types of finished leather and their individual characteristics. With his company Manufakturplus, he has been producing the “Hardoy Chair” in Weidhausen, Upper Franconia for the last ten years. Back then, a customer had entrusted him with an old original chair that needed repairing – and Mirko Endter has remained faithful to the furniture legend ever since. (by Atrium)

 

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Wed 4.2.

STARON® Hotel Room Doors for the Smart Hotel of the Future

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.02.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

The smartphone opens and closes the hotel door by transmitting a digital key code

The smartphone opens and closes the hotel door by transmitting a digital key code

Just as over the past decade online booking systems have simplified the search for the right accommodation for the next holiday or an upcoming business trip, new communication technology combined with innovative materials will in future extend and improve the quality of hotel facilities. (by Dr. Sascha Peters)

 

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Tue 3.2.

Good Old Feelings

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Growth potential: height-adjustable stools

Growth potential: height-adjustable stools

Notice! This has nothing to do with pasta! There’s a film that plays an important role when it comes to understanding the concept behind the successful male triumvirate of Noodles Noodles & Noodles Corp., for both the company’s name and its retro industrial design conjure up flashbacks of New York in the early 20th century. The riveted steel furniture, wire mesh fronts inspired by old pantries, long wooden tables and work stools with a vintage look exude a nostalgic feel like in “Once Upon a Time in America”, the classic movie starring Robert de Niro as Noodles. It is a film that transcends generations – and timelessness is a quality the furniture makers want their products to embody as well: furniture for tomorrow with yesterday’s craftsmanship, furniture that’s built to last. (by Atrium)

 

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Mon 2.2.

The Light Phenomenon

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Elegant: the precise beam from the pendant luminaires ensures harmonious lighting

Elegant: the precise beam from the pendant luminaires ensures harmonious lighting

The launch of the crafty lighting module by the name of SLY, which was specially developed for LED technology, was nothing short of an enlightenment: smart design in the form of a flexible 7.5 cm square, in a set or solo, available as a floor, clip-on, pendant or recessed luminaire, five different colour temperatures, excellent energy efficiency with just eight watts, perfect thermal management, precise directioning, optimal brightness, natural colour rendering, customised production, resource-efficient manufacturing, an ultra-long lifespan – in a nutshell, the luminaire was compelling. At its very first exhibition – Light+Building – it was honoured with the Best of Design Plus 2010, going on to win the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany – the highest German accolade of all – in 2011. (by Atrium)

 

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The Parksafe 582 vertical lift serves two parking grids, each with up to 30 levels arranged as a tower. Ramps and traffic aisles are superfluous

The Parksafe 582 vertical lift serves two parking grids, each with up to 30 levels arranged as a tower. Ramps and traffic aisles are superfluous

When the first ‘modern automobile’ was introduced to the world, it was the year 1886. The ultramodern horseless vehicle would remain the exception for a number of years, and parking problems were unknown, and still a long way off. Wöhr was founded in 1902, just 16 years later – albeit as an ordinary metalworking shop and not as an originator or planner of parking systems. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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