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Mon 16.2.

Ingenious Aesthetics

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Classic: if the user wants to change the relative position of the two main panels of the "K500" coffee table (design: Matthias Fischer), he simply moves one of them by hand; the other is steered into place by a concealed synchronised mechanism

Classic: if the user wants to change the relative position of the two main panels of the “K500″ coffee table (design: Matthias Fischer), he simply moves one of them by hand; the other is steered into place by a concealed synchronised mechanism

“We’ve been very courageous about seizing our opportunities and are expanding our collections with new designs and functions,” reports Claus Lenzmann, Managing Partner of Ronald Schmitt Design GmbH. He looks over to Managing Director Dr. Andreas Wiese, who nods in agreement. Lenzmann and Wiese took up their posts in early 2013 with the aim of redeveloping the firm’s potential. Ronald Schmitt Tische – founded back in 1958 – became Ronald Schmitt Design. The change of name is an unequivocal declaration of belief in both compelling forms and perfect functions. (by Atrium)

 

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Sun 15.2.

Carved Bowls by Kutarq Studio (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Carved Bowls by Kutarq Studio, photo: Maria Mira

Carved Bowls by Kutarq Studio, photo: Maria Mira

The shape left in yoghurt while eating it with a spoon inspired the shape of Kutarq Studio’s Carved Bowls, a set of solid wood trays that combine different sized concave areas.

 

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Fri 13.2.

Always at the Forefront

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Made to measure: a custom-built version of "Iris" will soon be lighting up Bristol Library – with a diameter of 2.5 metres

Made to measure: a custom-built version of “Iris” will soon be lighting up Bristol Library – with a diameter of 2.5 metres

When electrician Richard Diez founded the firm Ridi Leuchten sixty years ago, he probably had no idea of how big it would eventually grow. In the meantime, the company employs more than 500 people all over Europe – around 350 of them at its headquarters in the Swabian village of Jungingen. (by Atrium)

 

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Thu 12.2.

Bolton Residence by Naturehumaine (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Bolton Residence by Naturehumaine, photo: Adrien Williams + David Dworkind

Bolton Residence by Naturehumaine, photo: Adrien Williams + David Dworkind

A sloped wooded plot in Quebec’s Eastern Townships is the site for the Bolton Residence by Naturehumaine, a country house with an imposing cantilevered ground floor volume.

 

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The Treasure Seeker

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

All-rounder: the stacked bed by the name of "Lönneberga" promises users – and their dogs – a good night's sleep

All-rounder: the stacked bed by the name of “Lönneberga” promises users – and their dogs – a good night’s sleep

Richard Lampert receives his visitors at his company headquarters, a lovingly restored office directly behind the museum mile and castle in central Stuttgart. The numerous furniture prototypes scattered around the rooms give you an immediate sense of the creative spirit that prevails here. For 20 years, Richard Lampert and his company have been successfully producing design classics by Egon Eiermann or Herbert Hirche and developing contemporary, innovative design. (by Atrium)

 

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Wed 11.2.

Fuse basin by NotOnlyWhite wins 2015 iF product design award

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Fuse basin by Marike Andeweg for NotOnlyWhite, photo: Moni van Bruggen

Fuse basin by Marike Andeweg for NotOnlyWhite, photo: Moni van Bruggen

‘Fuse’, an organic-shaped wash basin designed by Marike Andeweg for Dutch design label NotOnlyWhite has won the iF Product Design Award 2015.

 

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Individual Perfection

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Space-sculpting: when the architecture permits, "+ARTESIO" can be used to create a space within a space, highlighting whatever areas the customer wants to accentuate

Space-sculpting: when the architecture permits, “+ARTESIO” can be used to create a space within a space, highlighting whatever areas the customer wants to accentuate

Founded in Bielefeld in 1892, Poggenpohl Möbelwerke GmbH, along with its management and production activities, has been based in Herford for decades. Throughout the efficiently structured machining and assembly process, approximately 150 highly qualified specialists work to keep the firm’s global reputation and innovativeness, the quality of its workmanship and materials and its commitment to customer satisfaction at the high level that ensures the world’s oldest kitchen brand is a success in every international market. When this much individuality and quality are involved, mass solutions are out of the question. (by Atrium)

 

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Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2015

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2015

Architonic was in Stockholm, Sweden last week for the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2015, the world’s largest meeting place for Scandinavian furniture and lighting design. Here below are four more Facebook galleries featuring a review of the best designs direct from the show floor.

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2015, Part 5
Manufacturers shown include: Hem, Hay, Tom Dixon, Magis, Carl Hansen & Søn, A2 designers AB, ASPLUND, Green Furniture Sweden AB, Menu, BEdesign, PP Møbler, Lintex, Brokis, Munna

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2015, Part 6
Manufacturers shown include: nomess copenhagen, Rom & Tonik, Inno, Brdr. Krüger, Elmo Leather, Kinnasand, Röshults, Frama, Fora Form, Sibast Furniture, Poiat, Prostoria, Expormim, Estiluz, Gandía Blasco, KriskaDECOR®, Imasoto, ENEA

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2015, Part 7
Manufacturers shown include: Four Design, Swedstyle, Scandinavian Business Seating, nonuform, Colebrook Bosson Saunders, Götessons, Axor, Duravit, Glimakra of Sweden AB, ONGO®, Luxy, Officeline, Vestre, Randers+Radius, KYMO, Sellex, Savo, Capdell, Mitab, Neutra by VS, Skagerak, MA/U Studio

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2015, Part 8
Manufacturers shown include: Please wait to be seated, H. Waldmann, Cosentino, EFG, Delius, Wilkhahn, ENEA, Hem, Hay, Tom Dixon, Magis, Carl Hansen & Søn, Molto Luce, Gira, Raun, Balzar Beskow, Camira Fabrics, Universo Positivo, Graypants, NORR11, Maxdesign