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Fri 29.5.

‘Cape Cod’ collection by Philippe Starck for Duravit (DE)

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'Cape Cod' collection by Philippe Starck for Duravit

‘Cape Cod’ collection by Philippe Starck for Duravit

Duravit has paired with longtime collaborator designer Philippe Starck for a new bath collection inspired by the relaxed elegance of New England titled ‘Cape Cod’.

 

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Thu 28.5.

Le Corbusier Reloaded: LC2 at designfunktion

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1928 was a turbulent year which saw the birth of many innovations, including Le Corbusier's legendary LC2 armchair. The classic is now available from designfunktion at particularly attractive terms

1928 was a turbulent year which saw the birth of many innovations, including Le Corbusier’s legendary LC2 armchair. The classic is now available from designfunktion at particularly attractive terms

Angular, cubic, clear – and surprisingly comfortable: like no other piece of furniture, Le Corbusier’s chair LC2 represents the furniture design of early modernism. The manufacturer Cassina has now clad the classic, designed in 1928, in new materials and colours that pick up on the original design of the 1920s. (by Johannes Hünig)

 

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Tapping innovation: Axor’s WaterDream 2015

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The tradition of using glass for drinking water informed Jordane Vernet’s decision to stack drinking glasses on top of a conical spout

The tradition of using glass for drinking water informed Jordane Vernet’s decision to stack drinking glasses on top of a conical spout

A collaboration between German bathroom brand Axor, Swiss university ECAL and glassblower Matteo Gonet has resulted in a series of prototypal taps that show how future bathrooms could incorporate bespoke interchangeable fittings. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Conversion & extension | Innsbruck Congress Centre A by Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten

Conversion & extension | Innsbruck Congress Centre A by Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten

The new building, which adds an exhibition hall, restaurant and function rooms to a restored 1896 hall, is the new centrepiece of Innsbruck Congress Centre, and a key component of the complex’s reorganisation programme. The historical building was restored to its original size and volume, which were then replicated in the new addition. (text by Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten)

 

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Ross Lovegrove

Ross Lovegrove

The design works of Ross Lovegrove maintain a trinity between technology, materials science and intelligent organic forms and structures that nature has evolved. Lovegrove likes to push the boundaries of rapidly developing technologies and enjoys the digital age of the 21st century. His passion for form in motion and the embodiment of lightness is clearly reflected in his visionary work.

 

Architonic met the British Designer in Milan and asked him what first comes to mind when confronted with the decision to work with ONE material only for the next three years. What would it be?

 

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Tue 26.5.

‘Guidoriccio’ mirror by Andrea Tempestini for Tonelli (IT)

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'Guidoriccio' mirror by Andrea Tempestini for Tonelli

‘Guidoriccio’ mirror by Andrea Tempestini for Tonelli

New from Italian design brand Tonelli for 2015 is designer Andrea Tempestini’s ‘Guidoriccio’, a novel 3D design for a mirror inspired by a 13th century Palazzo Pubblico (town hall).

 

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'Addiction’ wallpaper by Paola Navone for NLXL

‘Addiction’ wallpaper by Paola Navone for NLXL

Dutch wallpaper company NLXL has introduced two new collections for 2015; ‘Addiction’ by Paola Navone and ‘Obsession’ by Daniel Rozensztroch, part of a unique collaboration titled ‘Double Face’.

 

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Mon 25.5.

Made in Pedrali: manufacturing tradition meets material innovation

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Pedrali's 2015 product launches demonstrate its competence in working with a wide range of materials. The 'Ara Lounge' chair is designed to optimise the inherent properties of polypropylene

Pedrali’s 2015 product launches demonstrate its competence in working with a wide range of materials. The ‘Ara Lounge’ chair is designed to optimise the inherent properties of polypropylene

Aluminium, concrete, wood and plastic were among a multiplicity of materials seen on the stand of premium Italian furniture brand Pedrali at this year’s Salone del Mobile. The company’s CEO, Giuseppe Pedrali, tells Architonic how decades of manufacturing experience have informed the methods used to produce its new collection. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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