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Wed 25.2.

Special Newsletter ISH Frankfurt 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.02.2015 - Tagged as:

Canadian office Partisans’ Grotto sauna on the shores of Lake Huron

Canadian office Partisans’ Grotto sauna on the shores of Lake Huron

We mark the forthcoming edition of ISH Frankfurt – which runs from 10 to 14 March – with a lead article that surveys the best of recent spa and wellness destinations internationally – ‘In Rude Health: New Wellness Projects’.

 

In the course of its 50-year history, ISH has continuously enlarged its focus, becoming a showcase for water and energy in combined applications. Apart from innovative bathroom design, the fair covers building utilities engineering as well as energy and climate technology, which enables it to bring together a host of pioneering technological solutions for buildings. One of the most exciting focal points of the fair is without a doubt the ‘smart home’, which, thanks to the latest technology, adapts itself to the lifestyle of its occupants.

 

To help you find your way through the diversity of topics and wealth of materials, products and systems at the fair, we have, as ever, compiled for you our Architonic Guide to ISH (PDF download), which will lead you to the most interesting exhibitors in a fast and targeted way.

 

An overview of what you’ll find in this newsletter:

 

Architonic Guide: ISH Frankfurt 2015
Architonic Trend Analysis: Sanitary Ware 2014
In Rude Health: New Wellness Projects
Architonic Photo Tours: Maison&Objet 2015 and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2015
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results No. 38: Vanity units
Inspiring Spaces No. 30: Therapy centres / spas

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter ISH Frankfurt 2015 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Wed 4.2.

Trend Report: Cologne 2015, Part 2

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

‘Foldwork’ clothing rack, by Friederike Delius at the UDK Berlin Design Graduates stand, at the imm’s Pure Talents Hall. Photo © Le Vin Chin

‘Foldwork’ clothing rack, by Friederike Delius at the UDK Berlin Design Graduates stand, at the imm’s Pure Talents Hall. Photo © Le Vin Chin

This is part two of a two-part Trend Report from Cologne 2015 by Le Vin Chin. See Part 1 here.

 

Going knotty

 

Here we have no one particular materials trend, but a constellation of directions, relating to wool, to weaving, to knots, and to cords and ropes.

 

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Tue 3.2.

Trend Report: Cologne 2015, Part 1

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.02.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Furniture from Oskar Zieta’s PAKIET range of modular wooden furniture. Photos © Le Vin Chin

Furniture from Oskar Zieta’s PAKIET range of modular wooden furniture. Photo © Le Vin Chin

This is the first of a two-part Trend Report from Cologne 2015 by Le Vin Chin. As ever, the mood and the buffet of design offers in Cologne reflect the location and the Zeitgeist. The imm cologne and the attending Passagen are shows with an European scope and we saw the sombre mood of Europe, and of Germany itself, in the presentations during Cologne’s design week. With economic, social and political worries spilling in from all around, it’s a time of contraction and therefore conservatism, a retreat to the safety of known quantities and values.

 

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Mon 2.2.

Architonic Guide: Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.02.2015 - Tagged as:

The handy Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair  Architonic Guide for 2015

The handy Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair Architonic Guide for 2015

Architonic has created a new time-saving guide to help navigate the show floor for this week’s Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2015. Architonic’s indispensable show guides always feature a selection of the best manufacturers along with detailed hall plans and stand numbers. Come meet the Architonic Team at SFF and learn more about our services for manufacturers, retailers, agents, architects and designers at Entrance Hall West, Stand EH:05.

 

download the 2015 Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair Architonic Guide here (PDF)

Sun 18.1.

Architonic Guides: imm Cologne & BAU Munich 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.01.2015 - Tagged as: ,

We recommend the indispensable imm Cologne Architonic Guide (PDF download) in which we – as usual – compile in an accessible way the most notable presentations at the fair and in the city

We recommend the indispensable imm Cologne Architonic Guide (PDF download) in which we – as usual – compile in an accessible way the most notable presentations at the fair and in the city

Two important shows for designers and architects open on Monday January 19; imm Cologne, the international furnishing show, and BAU Munich, the world’s leading building and construction show. Architonic has created time-saving guides to help navigate the show floors for both shows. Download them here below:

 

download the 2015 imm cologne Architonic Guide here (PDF)

 

download the 2015 BAU Architonic Guide here (PDF)

 

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Wed 14.1.

Designtextiles, the new Portal for Premium Textiles

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.01.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Designtextiles, the new Portal for Premium Textiles

Designtextiles, the new Portal for Premium Textiles

To present the rich and varied creative potential of textile use in interiors Architonic will be launching a new portal for premium textiles, called Designtextiles, at imm Cologne 2015 later this month.

 

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Tue 13.1.

Special Newsletter Maison et Objet January 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.01.2015 - Tagged as:

Oki Sato, MAISON&OBJET PARIS 2015 Designer of the Year, photo: © Masaya Yoshimura

Oki Sato, MAISON&OBJET PARIS 2015 Designer of the Year, photo: © Masaya Yoshimura

The prominence of MAISON&OBJET in Paris is underscored by the fact that this multi-themed trade fair is held no less than twice a year. With a content focus ranging from accessories to innovative material surfaces, the fair has succeeded in positioning itself strategically as a forum for a range of industries covering the entire spectrum of interior design.

 

Accordingly, Paris is used as an information platform by a heterogeneous target group that includes not only architects and interior architects, but hotel operators, gift shop owners and, of course, interior decorators as well. However, the fair’s international prestige is based not just on the range of product groups and themes it offers, but also on its successful offspring in Singapore and Miami.

 

In Paris, Architonic will be breaking new ground in offering visitors to the fair a fascinating insight into the latest analytical data. The data is based on its long-term cooperation with all leading premium brands, which enables Architonic to present a representative picture of the latest developments on the market. What also makes the data so relevant is the high volume of traffic on Architonic. We look forward to welcoming you to the Architonic Trend Analysis at both entrances to the passageway between halls 7 and 8.

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter Maison et Objet January 2015 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Wed 7.1.

Special Newsletter imm 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.01.2015 - Tagged as:

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imm cologne’s downward slide is now only a distant memory. For the past four years, Germany’s largest furniture fair has been taking new directions. Thanks to a lot of hard work by the fair’s organisers, it can now look to the future with as much confidence as it did before its crisis.

 

imm cologne’s current market position has of course been helped by positive developments in the German economy, but it would be unfair to attribute this return to prominence in the international trade fair rankings to economic conditions alone.

 

New and thematically varied hall layouts, a concentration of space on design-relevant products, and new themes and focal points for the exhibitions, such as Pure Village and Pure Textile, have established themselves just as successfully as the extensive presentation of up-and-coming young designers and their colleges of design with Pure Talents and Pure Startup.

 

The Cologne team managed to turn things round. Being able to bring Dick Spierenburg on board can be seen as a confident strategic move – after all, the Dutchman drew mixed reactions at the fair years before when he launched Design Post. Equally valuable was the 2011 relaunch of the platform for the kitchen industry – LivingKitchen – which proved a resounding success from the outset for all concerned. Architects, interior architects and designers will therefore find it well worth their while to visit imm cologne 2015 at the Cologne Trade Fair from January 19 to 25.

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter imm 2015 can be read (and subscribed to) here.