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Wed 1.10.

Special Newsletter Kortrijk 2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.10.2014 - Tagged as:

Architonic totem by Samuel Schumacher

Architonic totem by Samuel Schumacher

This year’s Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium, will be taking place for the 24th time. From 17 to 26 October, more than 250 selected international brands with memorably designed stands will be presenting their products in the halls of Kortrijk Xpo, where they will be joined by about 100 newcomers. However, Interieur is more than just a trade fair. This painstakingly curated and always top-class design event, not satisfied with occupying just the Xpo site, will also enliven the city’s Buda Island.

 

British architect and publicist Joseph Grima will be responsible for the ambitious cultural programme. Five installations with SQM (Square Metre) labelling will spread across the Biennale locations, illustrating his slogan that “The Home Does Not Exist”. With excellent timing, Lars Müller Publishers has simultaneously brought out a publication in several volumes entitled “SQM: The Quantified Home”.

 

Marina Bautier, winner of the “Designer of the Year 2014″ award, will be presenting her work for the MA brand in Hall 3, where all prizewinners from 2006 onwards will be showing their latest designs for individual companies.

 

Architonic, too, will be present on the Xpo site with three striking totems, and we will be distributing not only our highly coveted bags but also invitations to the Architonic Disco.

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter Kortrijk 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Fri 26.9.

Gloriously Glossy: The Versatile Tile Adorns the Coolest Interiors

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.09.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Tiles in a calming green – suggestive of being underwater – were chosen to line the interior of skincare brand Aesop’s Berlin store, designed by Weiss-Heiten

Tiles in a calming green – suggestive of being underwater – were chosen to line the interior of skincare brand Aesop’s Berlin store, designed by Weiss-Heiten

Given the huge vogue for cladding buildings in ceramic tiles, we shouldn’t be surprised to hear that they are now fast infiltrating interiors too. It’s not hard to see why. People find glazed ceramic tiles appealing because of their seductive qualities – their lusciously lustrous surfaces and, if patterned, their potential for being stunningly decorative. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

read this article in full on Architonic

Thu 25.9.

Nasza Polska – The Open Form of Contemporary Polish Design

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.09.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

Nasza Polska logo, inflated metal letters designed by Zieta Prozessdesign © Courtesy of Zieta Prozessdesign

Nasza Polska logo, inflated metal letters designed by Zieta Prozessdesign © Courtesy of Zieta Prozessdesign

Nasza Polska, “our Poland”, brings contemporary Polish design into the spotlight in the form of a touring-exhibition that gathers up-and-coming talents, established studios and legendary masters – working in Poland and abroad.

 

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'The Particle Plan' by Studio Drift

‘The Particle Plan’ by Studio Drift, DUS, Digiluce and Rombout Frieling

A team of four Dutch creative studio’s; Studio Drift, DUS, Digiluce and Rombout Frieling, has won the pitch to create one of the largest permanent interactive light installations in the world, for one of Switzerland’s most prominent landmarks, the 680 year old ‘Kapellbrücke’ (Chapel Bridge) in Lucerne.

 

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Tue 23.9.

Architonic Newsletter 09.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.09.2014 - Tagged as:

Our first ever Cersaie 2014 (PDF download) will help you discover more possibilities with the minimum of effort.

Our first ever Cersaie 2014 (PDF download) will help you discover more possibilities with the minimum of effort.

With the opening of Cersaie 2014 in Bologna on 22 September, the city will once more become – for a period of five days – the world’s main focal point for ceramic tiling, as well as for bathroom design and furnishing. Visitors are guided to the fair by the striking ‘trade fair towers’ designed by Kenzo Tange, which have been part of Bologna’s skyline since 1967.

 

For many years now, architects and designers have been giving Cersaie its individual flair, and not simply with creative stand designs. The exhibition is enriched by a wide range of special events that convey the atmosphere surrounding the fair’s high-quality products to almost every corner of the city. One very special location is the historic architectural complex of Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, where the 2014 Bologna Water Design showcase event will offer not only an Architonic Totem, but also numerous surprises and exhibits on the theme of water.

 

Our feature article on ceramics in interiors – along with the Architonic Guide, which has been produced for Cersaie for the very first time – will help you to find your way around the Cersaie exhibition and discover the most interesting new developments within the industry. We look forward to welcoming you at our stand in Centro Servizi, No. 9, in front of Halls 25/26.

 

Contents in brief:

 

Architonic Guide Cersaie
Gloriously Glossy: The Versatile Tile Adorns the Coolest Interiors
Bologna Water Design
Architonic Photo Tour: Maison&Objet 2014
Further articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 33: Wall tiles
Inspiring Spaces N° 25: Bathrooms
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s Cersaie 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

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Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Balthazar Korab Archive at the Library of Congress, [LC-DIG-krb-15.032]

The TWA Terminal is one of the best-known buildings of our time. Finally a book on the icon of the 1960s shall be published – you can contribute.

 

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Thu 18.9.

ARITA 400project: Celebrating the 400-Year Anniversary of Arita (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.09.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

ARITA 400project: Celebrating the 400-Year Anniversary of Arita

ARITA 400project: Celebrating the 400-Year Anniversary of Arita

Commemorating the 400-year anniversary of Arita porcelain’s foundation, the ARITA 400project celebrates the traditions and techniques that have been refined over its long history in the town of its origin, Arita, in Saga Prefecture, Japan.

 

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Mon 15.9.

‘How soon is now’ exhibition, Berlin

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.09.2014 - Tagged as:

Triangle Bed by June-14 | Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge and Sam Chermayeff

Triangle Bed by June-14 | Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge and Sam Chermayeff

‘How soon is now’ is an exhibition by 12 Berlin-based studios of architects, designers and engineers that revisits themes from the legendary This Is Tomorrow exhibition, held at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London in 1956.

 

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