Tue 2.12.

Washplaces with Character

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Timeless: the captivating "Sondo" design is made of 3 mm thick glazed steel

Timeless: the captivating “Sondo” design is made of 3 mm thick glazed steel

In 1896, Adolf Lamprecht founded an enamelling and die-cutting works in Penig, Saxony, thus laying the foundations for the company that today trades under the acronym “Alape”. Since relocating in 1954, Alape has been producing individual washplace solutions for private and semi-public spaces in Goslar, Lower Saxony. Its success is founded on its glazed steel washbasins and washstands, as well as on a unique symbiosis of craftsmanship and technology within the manufacturing process. (by Atrium)

 

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Apartment AB9, Lisbon by Filipe Melo Oliveira, photos: João Morgado

Apartment AB9, Lisbon by Filipe Melo Oliveira, photo: João Morgado

Apartment AB9 by Filipe Melo Oliveira is a renovation and refurbishment of a compact apartment in a building built in 1938, in a now-flourishing area of an old Lisbon neighbourhood.

 

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Mon 1.12.

Ghyczy’s Family Business Grows Up

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The products from Ghyczy’s Citizens of the World collection display the technical ingenuity of designer Peter Ghyczy combined with classic materials that lend them a timeless appeal

The products from Ghyczy’s Citizens of the World collection display the technical ingenuity of designer Peter Ghyczy combined with classic materials that lend them a timeless appeal

In a world where an overabundance of consumable products leads to a throwaway culture and fleeting trends, Dutch-based furniture producer Ghyczy is pioneering an alternative by developing timeless designs that combine innovative engineering with craft skills. Led by legendary designer Peter Ghyczy, the family-run company aims to create furniture with lasting value that can be passed on to future generations. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Jury Cafe by Biasol Design Studio (AU)

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Jury Cafe by Biasol Design Studio, photos: Martina Gemmola

Jury Cafe by Biasol Design Studio, photo: Martina Gemmola

Located within the bluestone walls of Pentridge Village, a Melbourne historical site and former prison decommissioned in 1997, is the Jury Cafe with an interior by Biasol Design Studio.

 

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Sun 30.11.

Wall&decò’s WET SYSTEM™ Revolutionises Bathroom Styling

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WET SYSTEM™ by Wall&decò is a revolutionary product for applying large-format non-repeating decorative wallpapers in wet environments such as bathrooms, spas but also fitness centres and kitchen backsplashes

WET SYSTEM™ by Wall&decò is a revolutionary product for applying large-format non-repeating decorative wallpapers in wet environments such as bathrooms, spas but also fitness centres and kitchen backsplashes

The bathroom is often the most understated and unambitiously decorated space in residential interiors as its design is dictated by functional requirements such as the need for surfaces that repel moisture. But the era of bland bathrooms may be over thanks to Wall&decò’s revolutionary, waterproof WET SYSTEM™ wallpaper collection, which allows exciting murals and non-repeating patterns to be employed in wet and damp environments. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Fri 28.11.

Drolet Residence by Naturhumaine (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.11.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Drolet Residence by Naturhumaine, photos: Adrien Williams

Drolet Residence by Naturhumaine, photo: Adrien Williams

Canadian Architects Naturhumaine have transformed an urban row house in Montreal, Quebec for a couple with a passion for cooking.

 

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Thu 27.11.

Handmade with Passion

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Perfectly matched: time spent around the dining table will never drag with this dream team. The dynamic "Saloni" chairs and elegant "Polo" bench promise superb seating comfort

Perfectly matched: time spent around the dining table will never drag with this dream team. The dynamic “Saloni” chairs and elegant “Polo” bench promise superb seating comfort

Whilst an expert’s trained eye can spot the hidden qualities straight away, many of the outstanding quality features remain invisible to the normal observer. But there are some things everyone can see: the classic design vocabulary, timeless elegance and stylistic confidence that are the hallmarks of every model produced by Bielefelder Werkstätten, or BW for short. The company has been producing upholstered furniture in a class of its own at its Bielefeld site since 1956 and has always regarded itself as a manufacturer in the sense of the word’s origin: a maker of hand-made goods. “No machine can match the degree of accuracy our work requires – it can only be done by hand,” says works manager Meinolf Helmig with obvious pride. (by Atrium)

 

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Laufen presents the first US presentation of the SaphirKeramik project by designers Konstantin Grcic and Toan Nguyen

Laufen presents the first US presentation of the SaphirKeramik project by designers Konstantin Grcic and Toan Nguyen

Miami Ironside’s creative community together with Laufen North America and the the Museum of Contemporary of Art North Miami will be opening their showrooms and studios for a night of music and performances, a night celebrating art and design for the Campus Collective Party on December 3, 2014.

 

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