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Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.05.2015 - Tagged as: newsletter
Brooklyn Bridge with Manhattan in the background
Miami’s hot. And hot on the heels of New York. Straight after Maison&Objet Americas – which runs from 12 to 15 May in Florida’s sun-kissed beach city – it will be New York’s turn as design-lovers’ destination. New York Design Week sees ICFF, as well as WantedDesign and designjunction, with their scores of events, make the American East Coast the place to be.
Here’s what you’ll find in our April Newsletter:
Architonic Guide: New York 2015
Made in Brooklyn: the creatives putting the New York borough on the design map
Free Download: Architonic’s ‘Best Brooklyn NY Brands’ app
ARCHITONIC speakeasy: ICFF New York 2015
Architonic Trend Analysis: North American Design Brands
Inspiring Search Results: Brooklyn Brands
New Subsidiary in the US: Architonic Media LLC
Architonic’s Special ICFF newsletter can be read (and subscribed to) here.
‘Los Trompos’ installation, High Museum of Art by Esrawe+Cadena, photo: Jonathan Hillyer
In April 2015, the High Museum of Art Atlanta unveiled the second large-scale, interactive design installation by contemporary Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena on The Woodruff Arts Center’s Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza. The site-specific work, titled Los Trompos (“The Spinning Tops”), continues a multi-year initiative to activate the outdoor space and engage visitors in a meaningful art experience.
Tuoli chair detail by Minja Kolehmainen for We Love Wood(s)!
Prototypes and the first product series for the We Love Wood(s)! summer exhibition are now coming into existence. The wooden design objects, made in collaboration with Onoma’s summer 2015 exhibition in Fiskars, Finland, were commissioned earlier this year from a number of selected designer/cabinet maker teams to envisage utility items made of Finnish wood for export.
TEXTILED SPACES Photography by Deidi von Schaewen
In the “Textiled Spaces” exhibition at Techtextil, Architonic shows selected photographs by the Paris-based artist Deidi von Schaewen.
Pictures by the renowned architectural photographer have in recent decades decisively shaped our view of buildings by star contemporary architects such as Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando, and Jean Nouvel. In addition to documenting iconic buildings, her work for diverse magazines (The World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, Vogue, Elle Decoration) and publishing houses (including Taschen and Flammarion) has explored traditional forms of construction in Africa and Asia. (by Sophie Loschert)
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Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.04.2015 - Tagged as: Architonic Guide
Architonic Guide: ICFF 2015
Architonic has created a new time-saving guide to help navigate the show floors of ICFF 2015, the 27th International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. Architonic’s indispensable show guides always feature a selection of the best manufacturers along with detailed hall plans and stand numbers. In addition to the downloadable PDF, printed copies of the guide will also be available in select stands on the show floors. At ICFF Architonic will be welcoming visitors in the Architonic Concept Space from May 16 to 19, at Level 1, Stand 1200 – be sure to stop by and visit!
download the ICFF 2015 Architonic Guide here (PDF)
Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.04.2015 - Tagged as: Techtextil, Ulrich Büttner
Daylight for Salzburg’s main station. Only with transparent films could the construction be realised in the projected shape and with the planned efficiency; photo: CENO Membrane Technology
From 4 to 7 May 2015, Techtextil in Frankfurt will once again be throwing open its doors. The international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens will be showing all the relevant applications for these products – not only within the framework of industrial-manufacturing processes. If one looks at the possible applications of fabrics and films in architecture, then, besides classical facade and roof constructions, it is their use in connection with artificial or natural light in particular that is of increasing interest.
ETFE films have successfully established themselves as an alternative to glass, especially in outdoor areas, while indoors textiles from a variety of materials help to create different lighting moods. A few projects already document the wide range of uses of these products, whose respective modes of action architects take into careful consideration and which are implemented individually in close cooperation with manufacturers or processors. Textile solutions now make sense in not just very large projects. (by Ulrich Büttner)
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Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.04.2015 - Tagged as: Le Vin Chin, trends
Layers by Nendo for Glas Italia, photo: © Le Vin Chin
This is the third of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. The most notable visual design trend in Milan this year was the layering of colour and light; transparency, translucency, and reflection.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.04.2015 - Tagged as: Le Vin Chin, trends
Humus and Porcelain Project, photo: © Le Vin Chin
This is the second of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. Playing with the design of the way we eat has launched many experimental restaurants with unconventional dining experiences over the past few decades. This year’s Milan definitely sees a sea-change in how mainstream this idea has become and how rigorously a designer can examine the subject without seeming outré. Quite simply, as we feel our natural resources diminishing, and as our own rate of human expansion continues to grow unabated, how we create and process food – both the macro- and the micro-processes – has never been more urgently in need of innovation.