Mon 10.11.

Zumtobel and Fraunhofer Institute Study Brings User Preferences to Light

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Zumtobel and Fraunhofer Institute Study Brings User Preferences to Light

Zumtobel and Fraunhofer Institute Study Brings User Preferences to Light

With a global user study on perceived lighting quality in offices, which the Austrian luminaire manufacturer Zumtobel is conducting together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) in Stuttgart, the company is making an important contribution to basic research. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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‘House of Mirrors’ by Studio Neon (UK)

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'House of Mirrors' by Studio Neon, photo: Clyde Yee

‘House of Mirrors’ by Studio Neon, photo: Clyde Yee

Created for Sculpture by the Sea 2014, a public art exhibition held along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk in Australia, ‘House of Mirrors’ is an architectural sculpture by design studio Neon.

 

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Sun 9.11.

‘Lederam’ light collection by Catellani & Smith (IT)

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'Lederam' light collection by Catellani & Smith

‘Lederam’ light collection by Catellani & Smith

From Italian lighting brand Catellani & Smith, a unique line of minimal lights with discs finished with copper coloured sheet that enclose new generation LED modules within them.

 

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Fri 7.11.

Weston Residence by Specht Harpman (US)

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Weston Residence by Specht Harpman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

Weston Residence by Specht Harpman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

Nestled in a valley adjacent to the Saugatuck River in Weston, Connecticut, the Weston Residence by Specht Harpman engages the site in a way that purposefully blurs the transition and distinction between the built and natural environment.

 

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'Press Room Chair' for UNESCO by Gerrit Rietveld

‘Press Room Chair’ for UNESCO by Gerrit Rietveld

Originally designed in 1958 for the UNESCO building in Paris, architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld’s unique ‘Press Room Chair’ combines comfort with Rietveld’s well-known geometric style.

 

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Doppio Cafe Bistro / Bartkowscy by mode:lina (PL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.11.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Doppio Cafe Bistro / Bartkowscy by mode:lina, photo: Marcin Ratajczak

Doppio Cafe Bistro / Bartkowscy by mode:lina, photo: Marcin Ratajczak

Dark patinated baking sheets get a second life as wall décor and lamp shades in Doppio Cafe Bistro, a new concept by architects mode:lina for an 87 year-old family run bakery in Poland.

 

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Heimtextil is the leading and largest trade fair specialising in home furnishing and contract textiles

Heimtextil is the leading and largest trade fair specialising in home furnishing and contract textiles

Heimtextil, the leading and largest trade fair specialising in home furnishing and contract textiles, will once again open its doors in Frankfurt am Main for four days from 14 to 17 January 2015. Around 70,000 trade visitors, including many architects and interior designers, will take advantage of the early date in the year to put themselves in the picture as regards product innovations and trends for the coming season. One especially exciting feature is sure to be the newly installed Theme Park in Hall 4.0. It picks up on the intentions of the previous trend show and now continues it as an event highlight in the heart of the exhibition site. Here, everything revolves around topics of design and the future, around concepts and visions. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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Silo Restaurant Interior by Baines&Fricker, photo: Lisa Devlin

Silo restaurant by Baines&Fricker, photo: Lisa Devlin

The ethical and functional interior of Silo, the UK’s first zero-waste restaurant, is the work of husband and wife design team Baines&Fricker.

 

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