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Mon 2.2.

The Light Phenomenon

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Elegant: the precise beam from the pendant luminaires ensures harmonious lighting

Elegant: the precise beam from the pendant luminaires ensures harmonious lighting

The launch of the crafty lighting module by the name of SLY, which was specially developed for LED technology, was nothing short of an enlightenment: smart design in the form of a flexible 7.5 cm square, in a set or solo, available as a floor, clip-on, pendant or recessed luminaire, five different colour temperatures, excellent energy efficiency with just eight watts, perfect thermal management, precise directioning, optimal brightness, natural colour rendering, customised production, resource-efficient manufacturing, an ultra-long lifespan – in a nutshell, the luminaire was compelling. At its very first exhibition – Light+Building – it was honoured with the Best of Design Plus 2010, going on to win the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany – the highest German accolade of all – in 2011. (by Atrium)

 

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The Parksafe 582 vertical lift serves two parking grids, each with up to 30 levels arranged as a tower. Ramps and traffic aisles are superfluous

The Parksafe 582 vertical lift serves two parking grids, each with up to 30 levels arranged as a tower. Ramps and traffic aisles are superfluous

When the first ‘modern automobile’ was introduced to the world, it was the year 1886. The ultramodern horseless vehicle would remain the exception for a number of years, and parking problems were unknown, and still a long way off. Wöhr was founded in 1902, just 16 years later – albeit as an ordinary metalworking shop and not as an originator or planner of parking systems. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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Fri 30.1.

Architonic in Paris: Maison&Objet 2015, Parts 3 & 4

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.01.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Maison&Objet Paris 2015

Maison&Objet Paris 2015

Our final Facebook photo galleries from the Winter edition of Maison&Objet round out our coverage from the City of Light. Here below, Architonic’s intrepid team has captured the best designs from the show floor for you to enjoy.

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Maison&Objet 2015, Part 3
Manufacturers shown include: Agena, Anglepoise, Anna Torfs, antoniolupi, Equipo DRT, Expormim, Falper, Fast, FÜRSTENBERG, Gervasoni, Golran, Imperfetto lab, Johanna Gullichsen, Utopia and Utility, JoV, Kalmar, Lladró, Louise Roe, martinelli luce

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Maison&Objet 2015, Part 4
Manufacturers shown include: Porada, Meridiani, Procédés Chénel, Schneid, Schramm, Shibui, Suzusan, Tom Dixon, TUBES, Venetia Studium, Vondom, Wall&decò

'R.I.G. Modules' shelving by Mikal Harrsen & Adam Hall for MA/U Studio

‘R.I.G. Modules’ shelving by Mikal Harrsen & Adam Hall for MA/U Studio

MA/U Studio’s ultra minimalistic R.I.G. table and shelving system is designed from the idea of joining simple principles; optimized use of materials, enhanced functionality and a minimalistic expression.

 

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Against the Flow

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.01.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Polarising design: "Squeeze" by Karim Rashid

Polarising design: “Squeeze” by Karim Rashid

“I do not seek. I find.” This saying adorns the canteen wall at Nimbus and is a perfect description of the company spirit. “Searching means wanting to find something that’s already known in something new. Whereas finding – that’s something totally new,” says Dietrich Brennenstuhl in explanation of his corporate philosophy. The firm’s founder and managing director is no fan of going with the flow. Instead, for the last 25 years, he has been practising the strategy of “doing things differently” – with great success. A perfect example: ten years ago, Nimbus was the first firm in the lighting sector to commit to LED. In the meantime, LED technology plays a crucial role – and the wealth of experience the small lighting manufacturer has been able to acquire puts it at an advantage – even as compared to major corporations. When it comes to LED-based interior lighting, Nimbus continues to be regarded as an innovation leader even today. (by Atrium)

 

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The outdoor kitchen elements can be supplemented with lounge seating, dining furniture, storage and other accessories to create a complete and ‘stylistically consistent’ outdoor living space

The outdoor kitchen elements can be supplemented with lounge seating, dining furniture, storage and other accessories to create a complete and ‘stylistically consistent’ outdoor living space

The new 2015 catalogue produced by Swedish furniture brand Röshults depicts its products positioned around the lounge and expansive terraces of a luxurious villa in the French city of Nice. The managing director of Röshults, Tobias Lindberg, explains that he wanted to show how the products could contribute to ‘many people’s idea of a dream lifestyle’, and tells Architonic how every design decision is targeted towards achieving this notion of stylish and sophisticated living. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Maison&Objet Paris 2015

Maison&Objet Paris 2015

Architonic was in Paris, France this week for the Winter edition of Maison&Objet 2015, the international interior design show. Here are two Facebook galleries with images of the best designs from the show floor. Enjoy!

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Maison&Objet 2015, Part 1
Manufacturers shown include: addinterior, Alki, &TRADITION, Bocci, bosa, Brokis, by Lassen, CASSECROUTE, cc-tapis, Dante-Goods And Bads, Reflect+, designheure, Eleanor Home, Ercol, Ethnicraft, Fap Ceramiche, FontanaArte, Formagenda, Ginger & Jagger, GlammFire, Glas Italia, Guaxs

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Maison&Objet 2015, Part 2
Manufacturers shown include: Innermost, Kinnasand, Kristalia, Kvadrat, Ligne Roset, Menu, molo, Muuto, nomess copenhagen, Normann Copenhagen, Ondarreta, Pedrali, Prostoria, Scab Design, Secto Design, Softline, TABISSO, Toulemonde Bochart, TRADEWINDS, Universo Positivo, Vitra, Woodnotes, ZUZUNAGA

Tue 27.1.

Nozomi Sushi Bar by Masquespacio (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.01.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Nozomi Sushi Bar by Masquespacio, photo: David Rodríguez and Carlos Huecas

Nozomi Sushi Bar by Masquespacio, photo: David Rodríguez and Carlos Huecas

Spanish creative consultancy Masquespacio have created a contemporary interior design, as well as the branding, for sushi restaurant Nozomi in Valencia, Spain.

 

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