Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.11.2016 - Tagged as: TLmag
Thalie for Artecnica
Allaying the presence of spring-steel in a delicately laced structure, the Thalie bowl for Artecnica echoes earlier speculative works like Armand: a series of paper cut-out cylinders that cover spectrum colour vibrations. Both are just a sampling of Swiss-French designer Julie Richoz’s ever-iterative oeuvre. The emerging talent has captivated the higher echelons of the craft-led design industry since establishing her own practice four years ago. Since then, she’s straddled the worlds of limited edition and contract market design; establishing a niche style all her own: bright colours and characteristic forms that challenge the convention of age-old materials, production methods and mandates to improve our everyday. (text by TLmag)
Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.11.2016 - Tagged as: EUtopia
Photographer: Filip Dujardin
500 years ago the book Utopia from Thomas More was published in the university city of Leuven, Belgium. This anniversary is celebrated with different exhibitions, including the architectural one EUTOPIA.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.11.2016 - Tagged as: Heimtextil
Textile digital printing is becoming increasingly important for interior design. At Heimtexil, planners can get a complete picture of the broad range of possibilities
Thanks to current developments in the world of textiles, HEIMTEXTIL, the largest international trade fair for home and contract textiles, is quickly becoming a new source of inspiration for planners and architects. (text by Ulrich Buttner) read the full article on Architonic
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.
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