Mon 8.12.

International Design from Upper Franconia

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.12.2014 - Tagged as: ,

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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Sun 7.12.

Nimbus and Rosso: Two Brands, One Vision

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.12.2014 - Tagged as: , , ,

Rossoacoustic TP30 KNIT: A special knitting procedure allows even customised version with a personal touch. Photo: Frank Ockert

Rossoacoustic TP30 KNIT: A special knitting procedure allows even customised version with a personal touch. Photo: Frank Ockert

Lighting and acoustics are without doubt two of the essential factors in determining the comfort of an office as a workspace. In a career spanning more than 25 years so far, Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl has acquired great expertise in both of these fields. With his Nimbus brand, the Stuttgart architect and entrepreneur pioneered LED lighting solutions well before technological developments had fully opened up this area, when there was still a lot of basic work to be done. (by Gerrit Terstiege)

 

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Fri 5.12.

Individuality instead of Compromises

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.12.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Slenderised: the drastically reduced wall of the "BetteArt" model is captivatingly thin (30 mm). An outlet fitting was specially developed for the narrow space between the apron and tub

Slenderised: the drastically reduced wall of the “BetteArt” model is captivatingly thin (30 mm). An outlet fitting was specially developed for the narrow space between the apron and tub

“As our more than 600 bath, shower tray and washbasin models go to show, the things we provide as standard are considered custom solutions elsewhere. When we talk about individualisation, we mean genuine production specialities that nobody else offers,” says a confident Thilo C. Pahl. The young managing partner succeeded his father Fritz-Wilhelm Pahl a good two years ago. At the time, free-standing baths were becoming an increasingly important theme and made-to-measure solutions for the bathroom were starting to play a crucial role. (by Atrium)

 

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Thu 4.12.

Veneer: Wood at its Best

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.12.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Furniture by Sarah Maier

Furniture by Sarah Maier

We all know what veneer is – at least we think we do. Few of us, though, know the full range of applications that this finest of tree products has to offer. Highly versatile not only in technical terms, but also in its visual and emotional impact, veneer is always much more than simply a surface finish. On the contrary, there is a complex quality to it that appeals to a number of senses. The marketing association Initiative Furnier + Natur e. V. therefore regards it as one of its objectives to communicate this richly faceted diversity and to draw the attention of architects and designers to the enormous potential of veneer as a natural material. All it takes is a few typical applications to open our eyes to what veneer really can do. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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Ali Sokoladine Chocolate Boutique by a01 Architektai

Ali Sokoladine Chocolate Boutique by a01 Architektai

In the heart of Vilnius, Lithuania is a chocolate boutique with a relaxed interior composed of a combination of concrete, copper, crumbled bricks, metal elements and “the tantalizing aroma of coffee and delicious confectionary.”

 

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Wed 3.12.

Special Newsletter Heimtextil 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.12.2014 - Tagged as: ,

© Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

© Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

For eight years now, Heimtextil – the biggest international trade fair for home textiles – has been using the Contract Creations section to present its target-group product spectrum to architects and interior designers in particular, and to reinforce its profile as a major forum within this field.

 

There is special focus on the hotel business, with dedicated guided tours geared specifically to architects and hotel specialists to provide preferential coverage of the companies listed in the Contract Guide. And making a strong impact as the industry’s definitive trend show is the newly installed Theme Park, offering further specialised events such as presentations, round-table discussions and competitions.

 

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

Micro Cluster Cabins by Reiulf Ramstad Architects, image: Lars Petter Pettersen, Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Micro Cluster Cabins by Reiulf Ramstad Architects, image: Lars Petter Pettersen, Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Created for a family that wanted a cabin for the whole family, but with spaces for privacy, Micro Cluster Cabins is a group of three structures which can be used individually.

 

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