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Wed 14.3.

Uncertain future for one of world’s best architecture & design publishers

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 14.03.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

Birkhäuser was founded by Emil Birkhäuser in 1879

Founded in 1879, the Basel-based publishing house Birkhäuser has since issued some of the best titles on architecture, design and landscaping, with many of its excellent manuals, text books, reference works and monographs being at the core of Architonic’s in-house reference library. Now, we have learnt that the publisher, who just two years ago was acquired by a Spanish brand Actar, has announced insolvency and is seeking potential buyers. Given the quality of Birkhäuser’s titles (including the ever-insightful Form magazine) and its contribution to promoting knowledge and providing inspiration to both professionals and architecture & design enthusiasts, we hope to see the house back in business before long. (more…)

Disassembled 'Bento' chair by Form Us With Love; photo by Jonas Lindström

In an attempt to ‘bridge the gap between high-design and flatpack furniture’, the Stockholm-based design studio Form Us With Love have developed this series of semiflat-packable furniture in collaboration with a new Scandinavian brand, One Nordic Furniture Company. Named after the Japanese slang word for ‘convenient’ as well as the Finnish tradition of bentwood, the pared-down design of ‘Bento’ features characteristic broad legs and both of the products; the chair as well as the table (available in three different sizes), can be easily assembled in few steps, with no need of additional tools or manuals. The collection will be launched during next week’s Stockholm Design Week 2012 (6 – 12 February) at ‘Form Us With Friends’ exhibition at The Swedish Museum of Architecture.


Tue 15.11.

‘SM05′ chair by Cees Braakman re-released by Pastoe (NL)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 15.11.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'SM05' chair by Cees Braakman, re-released by Pastoe

The Dutch furniture manufacturer Pastoe has reissued an updated version of this classic wire chair created for the company by Cees Braakman (1917-1995) in 1958. ‘SM05′, which at the time of its introduction was one of the first chairs to be manufactured from steel wire in its entirety, has been adapted to fit current sensibilities – ‘slightly elevated and thus adapted to the present time, people being taller now than in the past’ and is available in either black or white finish. (more…)

Tue 11.10.

‘Fluidity’ installation presented by Tile of Spain at MADE Expo 2011

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 11.10.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Fluidity' installation at MADE Expo 2011, presented by Tile of Spain, a collaboration between manufacturers Tempio, Ceracasa Ceramica, Decorativa, Natucer and Tau Ceramica

Ever the design scouts, we’d like to show all you ceramic lovers out there something we saw at this year’s MADE Expo in Milan.

Presented by Tile of Spain, high-end ceramics manufacturer Tempio, in collaboration with Ceracasa Ceramica, Decorativa, Natucer and Tau Ceramica, exhibited a unique installation that explores the relation between interior and exterior space, private and public, through, naturally, the medium of tiles.


Wed 5.10.

Rapsel’s ‘Grand Tour’ bathtub goes…missing at Cersaie

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 05.10.2011 - Tagged as: , ,

MISSING!! Have you seen this Rapsel bathtub?

Now, we are still quite not sure under what category this post falls (Inspirations? or should it be Products?) but we have just received the rather baffling news that this curiously-shaped bathtub by the Italian manufacturer Rapsel has magically disappeared from the stand at Cersaie fair in Bologna. Have you seen it? Do you know its whereabouts? (more…)

Thu 7.7.

Fanny Aronsen Obituary

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 07.07.2011 - Tagged as:

Fanny Aronsen, 15th November 1955 - 3rd July 2011

Earlier today, with tremendous sadness Architonic has learnt that Fanny Aronsen, one of the most prominent Swedish textile designers has passed away on 3 July having lost her battle against cancer. She was 55. (more…)

Thu 14.4.

Salone Satellite Milan 2011: PearApp Lamp by gt_2P (RCH)

Posted by Susanne Fritz on 14.04.2011 - Tagged as: , ,

PearApp ceramic lamp by gt_2P



Fri 4.2.

‘Timeline’ by Luca Nichetto for Skultuna (SE)

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 04.02.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

Luca Nichetto's 'Timeline' brass-bowl collection for Skultuna

Playing with the idea of the patina that certain objects aquire over time, Italian designer Luca Nichetto has designed a collection of brass bowls called ‘Timeline’ for Swedish manufacturer Skultuna, which will be shown at next week’s Stockholm Furniture Fair.