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Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.12.2014 - Tagged as: newsletter
Issey Miyake’s new London flagship store, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka
It is in the run-up to the Christmas holidays that the changes in our shopping habits become especially clear. In addition to bricks-and-mortar stores, people tend to visit online shops, which offer extended possibilities for browsing. Accordingly, eighty per cent of all purchases today begin on the Internet. E-commerce and purchases made in real shops are already perceived as elements of a single process, and in future they will be integrated even more closely. Customers benefit from the respective advantages of both shopping alternatives: they can obtain initial information online and then actually view and experience the product at a local store, from where it might be purchased online. As our leading article reveals, the offline store has not lost its significance as a result – its function has simply changed to one of supporting the profiles of specific brands and enhancing the shopping experience with event character.
Here’s what you’ll find in our December Newsletter:
Shelf-life: Why Bookshop Interiors Are Turning Over a New Leaf
Flagship Enterprise: The Future of Corporate Store Architecture Emphasizes Individuality
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 36: Retail Display Lights
Inspiring Spaces N° 28: Shopping Centres
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic
Architonic’s newsletter for December 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.09.2013 - Tagged as: MA/U Studio, storage system
‘C.O.P. (Creative Office Project)’ storage system by MA/U Studio
MA/U Studio’s clever ‘Creative Office Project’ storage system, with its novel built-in-wall rail mounting system, now comes with adjustable magnetic shelf supports.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.05.2013 - Tagged as: chair, Etienne Reijnders
‘The Day After’ chair by Etienne Reijnders
Etienne Reijnders’ ‘The Day After’ is an upcycled chair that began life as a shopping cart. Reijnders transforms run-down shopping carts into comfortable chairs. “Upcycling means adjusting an existing product into a durable product on a higher functional level” says Reijnders.
‘Glass Elephant’ Stockholm Design Week installation by TAF Arkitekter
An unusual pairing will likely be one of the main attractions at the 2013 edition of Stockholm Design Week. An installation composed of fragile glass and heavy industrial robots entitled ‘Glass Elephant’, set in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities’ Skeppsholmen Caverns, will explore the properties of glass as material and muse combined with the advanced tactile technology of robots furnished by Sweden’s ABB.
‘And A And Be And Not’ paravent by Camilla Richter
Camilla Richter’s ‘And A And Be And Not’ is a foldable room divider composed of several coloured dichroic glass segments. Light sources and the position of the glass segments makes And A And Be And Not a “mood-of-the-light-machine” says Richter. “Light and shadow, reflection, transparency, distortion, revision and colours play in the object. This colourful impression is subtle to dynamic, always depending on time and motion.”
Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.01.2013 - Tagged as: BAU, imm cologne
Architonic Guides: imm cologne & BAU 2013
Two key shows for designers and architects open on Monday January 14; international furnishing show imm in Cologne, and the world’s leading building & construction show, BAU in Munich. For both, Architonic has created time-saving guides to help navigate the show floors.
download the 2013 imm cologne Architonic Guide here (PDF)
download the 2013 BAU Architonic Guide here (PDF)
‘Layered me’ mirror by mischer’traxler
Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler, who form Studio mischer‘traxler were inspired by the idea that faces and personalities are not flat but multilayered.
For ‘Layered me’ mirror, several sheets of mirrors are introduced into one object. Due to the distance and scale of the single mirroring layers the reflections become disfigured and form an assemblage of various images.
‘Layered -me’ consists of four two-way mirrors and one sandblasted or coloured sheet of glass placed in an oak base. Since the two-way mirrors always let some light through, the reflections are lighter and seem to fade out, where less layers are on top of each other.
BIO 12, 1988
The Biennial of Design (known also by its Slovene acronym BIO) is one of the few major international design exhibitions that has a tradition of more than forty-eight years of presenting contemporary trends in international design. From the first biennial in 1964 to today, BIO has presented twenty-two exhibitions surveying the state of international design. The organiser of the biennial is Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO).