Thu 11.12.

‘Stockholm Study’ stool by Jari Devad for Nikari (FI)

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Stockholm Study by Jari Devad for Nikari

‘Stockholm Study’ stool by Jari Devad for Nikari

The fifth and final study for Nikari’s ’5 Studies For Nature’ comes from Stockholm, Sweden, a stool designed by industrial design student Jari Devad using 3D modelling.

 

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The Materials Expert

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Adaptable: thanks to the variable organiser elements, the storage space adjusts perfectly to its users' life

Adaptable: thanks to the variable organiser elements, the storage space adjusts perfectly to its users’ life

When you talk to bulthaup CEO Marc O. Eckert about kitchens, the conversation always goes far beyond the products the family business has been making for three generations. It becomes philosophical – but rather than taking a high-flown turn, it remains down-to-earth and rooted in everyday reality. It’s the same story with the kitchen furnishings: their surfaces might look too beautiful to be practical – but that’s exactly what they are. Because otherwise, bulthaup wouldn’t even dream of using them for its kitchens: ever since the firm’s collaboration with Otl Aicher, “form follows function” has been its guiding principle. In a perfect symbiosis between skilled craftsmanship and modern technology, bulthaup produces kitchens designed to serve their users, not vice versa. (by Atrium)

 

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Wed 10.12.

Przystanek Piekarnia Bakery by Maciej Kurkowski (PL)

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Przystanek Piekarnia Bakery by Maciej Kurkowski, photo: *GRLphoto, Maciej Kurkowski

Przystanek Piekarnia Bakery by Maciej Kurkowski, photo: *GRLphoto, Maciej Kurkowski

Located on the ground floor of a 19th century tenement house designed by Józef Hintz in Warsaw, Przystanek Piekarnia is a bakery with a striking, and functional, installation made of oiled and stained plywood planks.

 

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Special Newsletter BAU 2015

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Bodega Antión, La Rioja, Spain: exposed concrete coloured with pigments

Bodega Antión, La Rioja, Spain: exposed concrete coloured with pigments

Compared with other European building fairs, BAU München is by far the most international. This applies both to the companies exhibiting their products and the 50,000 or so trade visitors from all over the world who are expected to attend. One reason for this is the wide range of thematic areas covered at the fair, including building materials, processing technologies, facade finishes and interior decoration and fittings. All of this creates an attractive information mix that is of interest not just to skilled craftsmen, but also to the building trade in general. And BAU has succeeded better than any other trade fair in dragging architects and interior designers away from their computer screens. It is this combination that represents the real potential of the fair.

 

Given this wealth of materials, products, systems and concepts, it is essential for visitors to be able to find their way around quickly and reliably. We have therefore prepared our usual Architonic Guide to the fair, which, as always, focuses on the requirements of architects in particular. The guide can be downloaded from Architonic.com starting 22 December 2014. It will also be available at BAU itself from 19 to 24 January 2015.

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter Heimtextil 2015 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Tue 9.12.

The Sign of the Amphibian

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International style: "Escape" by Bullfrog for WK Wohnen

International style: “Escape” by Bullfrog for WK Wohnen

Designer and company founder Kurt Beier started out in the world of white gold: before designing upholstered furniture, he studied at the Porcelain College in Selb. Today you still sense a hint of this background in the sofas and armchairs created by Bullfrog. There is something sculptural, poetic, sometimes even playful about them. And that’s exactly what Kurt Beier had in mind when he founded Bullfrog in 1997. After working as head of design for a big upholstered furniture manufacturer in Upper Franconia, he wanted his own label. “I just wanted to have a totally free hand in my designs,” he explains. (by Atrium)

 

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Oslo Restaurant, Valencia by Borja Garcia Studio, photo: courtesy Borja Garcia Studio

Oslo Restaurant, Valencia by Borja Garcia Studio, photo: courtesy Borja Garcia Studio

Located in the heart of the city of Valencia, in a building originally built in 1850, Borja Garcia Studio’s contemporary Oslo Restaurant design respects the atmosphere of the building, its materiality and distribution.

 

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Mon 8.12.

International Design from Upper Franconia

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Comfortable dining: "belami smooth" armchairs and matching "belami" table

Comfortable dining: “belami smooth” armchairs and matching “belami” table

Kati Meyer-Brühl is a name that stands for internationally acknowledged design. Since she started designing upholstered furniture for Brühl in Bad Steben as the company’s Creative Director, Kati Meyer-Brühl’s work has earned her a growing number of prizes: in her relatively short career, the designer has received more than forty accolades, from the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany all the way to the Chicago Athenaeum’s Good Design Award and Green Good Design Award. Besides making innovative use of forms, her furniture also permits new forms of living. (by Atrium)

 

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Beau Kitset Pendant by David Trubridge

Beau Kitset Pendant by David Trubridge

With light sources that are less visible than most of their lights, Belle and Beau Kitset Pendants introduce a new aesthetic to the David Trubridge Collection.

 

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