Mon 13.4.

‘Mikkel’ blankets by Kristine Five Melvær (NO)

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'Mikkel' blankets by Kristine Five Melvær, photo: Erik Five Gunnerud

‘Mikkel’ blankets by Kristine Five Melvær, photo: Erik Five Gunnerud

Kristine Five Melvær’s ‘Mikkel’ blankets combine inspiration from the Bauhaus movement and traditional Norwegian weaving.

 

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Esquimalt House by Mcleod Bovell

Esquimalt House by Mcleod Bovell

The Esquimalt House by architects Mcleod Bovell is located on a steep, wide property with views of downtown Vancouver, the Lion’s Gate Bridge and Burrard Inlet in British Columbia, Canada.

 

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Sun 12.4.

‘Fair Play’ sofa by Mario Milana (IT)

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Fair Play sofa by Mario Milana

Fair Play sofa by Mario Milana

An armrest is never far away on the ‘Fair Play’ sofa by Mario Milana thanks to its upholstered backrest modules that rotate vertically, allowing them to double as armrests at any point.

 

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Softheads Office, Workshop and Showroom by Colapso Studio

Softheads Office, Workshop and Showroom by Colapso Studio

The office, workshop and showroom for artist and designer Sergio Roger’s Softheads has an interior designed by Susana Piquer of Colapso Studio.

 

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Thu 9.4.

Lugeck Restaurant & Inn by Eichinger Offices (AT)

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Lugeck Restaurant & Inn by Eichinger Offices, photo: © Eva Kees

Lugeck Restaurant & Inn by Eichinger Offices, photo: © Eva Kees

In Vienna’s centre, for the Lugeck restaurant and inn, eichinger offices have adopted the traditional style of the Viennese inn to distil a new and contemporary Viennese style from its specifically local heritage.

 

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Milan 2015 Preview: FontanaArte

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Io wall lamp by Claesson Koivisto Rune for FontanaArte

Io wall lamp by Claesson Koivisto Rune for FontanaArte

Claesson Koivisto Rune’s ‘Io’ for FontanaArte is a lighting fixture for the wall shaped like a small, curved lunar disc that can rotate on both longitudinal and transverse axes.

 

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Wed 8.4.

The Materialists: strasserthun

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Materials mood boards in three-dimensional space: punkt6 offers visitors an immersive environment that shifts the paradigm when it comes to materials libraries

Materials mood boards in three-dimensional space: punkt6 offers visitors an immersive environment that shifts the paradigm when it comes to materials libraries

Stick a pin in the middle map of Switzerland and the chances are you’ve landed near Thun, a small town that’s home to a big player in terms of materials know-how. Long-established, high-end carpenters and fitters strasserthun invite architects, planners, designers and end-clients to visit them on their home turf at their game-changing new punkt6 showroom. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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During the day, its textile facade transforms the Fritz Lipmann Institute in Jena into a white cube, which then begins to shine gently as twilight falls; photo: Verseidag Indutex GmbH

During the day, its textile facade transforms the Fritz Lipmann Institute in Jena into a white cube, which then begins to shine gently as twilight falls; photo: Verseidag Indutex GmbH

Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, will open its doors in Frankfurt, Germany, from 4 to 7 May 2015. Besides countless other applications of these products in the context of industrial manufacturing processes, applications for architectural use are only one aspect – but an obviously very attractive one. Some exhibitors’ exemplary reference projects already indicate the sector’s enormous range and capability. And it’s in the nature of things that, when it comes to textile architecture, it’s almost invariably a matter of highly customised solutions – sometimes the material itself, but always its specific application. Here at least, architects and manufacturers sing from the same hymn sheet, so to speak. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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