Wed 6.4.

Milan 2016 Preview: Punt Mobles, Part 2

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.04.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Photo: courtesy Punt Mobles

Photo: courtesy Punt Mobles

Here is Part #2 of Punt Mobles’ preview for Milan Design Week 2016. In keeping with Punt Mobles’ “The Design Culture” motto, this year at Milan the design brand wants to honour its designers.

 

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Michele de Lucchi - Photo © Architonic

Michele de Lucchi – Photo © Architonic

The work of Italian architect and designer Michele de Lucchi reflects his enquiring mind and breadth of interest. His portfolio includes a number of private and public projects in the fields of architecture, technology, design and crafts. Architonic spoke with Michele de Lucchi at the recent Light + Building fair in Frankfurt to gain an insight into his architectural thinking and artistic sensibility for materials.

 

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Tue 5.4.

Newsletter Architonic Special Milano 2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.04.2016 - Tagged as:

Architonic Special Milano 2016

Architonic Special Milano 2016

Love it or hate it, you can’t ignore it. If it’s April, it’s Milan and the Salone del Mobile. Indisputably the world’s biggest and most-attended design fair – and that’s before you’ve factored in the various design districts and events of the Fuorisalone.

 

Impossible to cover in its entirety, groaning infrastructurally under the weight of the hundreds of thousands of international visitors who pour into the city, it offers business and creative reward to A&D professionals who are prepared to keep two different, and on the fact of it contradictory, strategies in place.

 

Number one: Plan. And then plan some more. Get yourself a copy of our indispensable Architonic Guide Salone del Mobile Milano 2016 (download it here!), and work out in advance of your trip how to navigate your way through Milan Design Week, efficiently and effectively. Don’t forget to stop off at the Brera Design District, the SuperDesign Show and Ventura Lambrate. Architects in particular will want to make for the inaugural space&interiors exhibition from MADEexpo, which will showcase the best in architectural materials. And for pure inspiration, catch Sou Fujimoto’s light-as-architecture installation for COS, ‘Only Light’.

 

Number two: Go with the flow. Embrace the chance encounter and the spontaneous invitation. Go off-piste and you might just meet someone who shifts your creative paradigm or changes your business thinking.

 

And here’s some breaking news: as part of our Architonic Trend Analysis series, we’ve just published our Top 200 Designers list, an unmissable ranking of the great and the good, based exclusively on our insider information – the results generated by our users’ active text searches on architonic.com.

 

Contents in brief:

 

Event Agenda April 2016
Architonic Guide: Milano 2016
Trend Analysis: Top 200 Designers on Architonic
Material Tendencies N°16: Michele de Lucchi
SuperDesign Show 2016
Brera Design District
Ventura Lambrate
MADEexpo: Architecture connects with the Salone del Mobile.Milano

 

Architonic’s Special Milano 2016 newsletter can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Touch Wood

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.04.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Pedrali’s Manzano wood division has enabled the company to create elegant seating solutions such as Nemea 2820 (above), that combine the simplicity of solid wood with industrially produced materials of plywood and aluminium

Pedrali’s Manzano wood division has enabled the company to create elegant seating solutions such as Nemea 2820 (above), that combine the simplicity of solid wood with industrially produced materials of plywood and aluminium

Premium Italian design brand PEDRALI is celebrating ten years of its pioneering wood division, which sees the combination of traditional carpentry skills with innovative production techniques, as perfect as a dovetail joint. Maximum stability with minimum material usage. (by Bethan Ryder)

 

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Mon 4.4.

Aesop Stuttgart by Einszu33 (DE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.04.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Aesop Stuttgart by Einszu33, photo: Ludger Paffrath

Aesop Stuttgart by Einszu33, photo: Ludger Paffrath

Aesop’s second German signature store opened recently in Stuttgart’s Breuninger department store. The design directive ‘black but not dark’ – inspired by the works of French painter Pierre Soulages – prompted a palette of muted greys balanced with off-white hues that subtly complement, in shade and configuration, the brand’s distinctive product labels. Accents of brass, leather, wood and felt temper the restrained aesthetic with warmth and textural variation. (text by Einszu33)

 

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Cello room & Parking / Extension to a house in Chaville by CUT Architectures, photo: Luc Boegly & David Foessel

Cello room & Parking / Extension to a house in Chaville by CUT Architectures, photo: Luc Boegly & David Foessel

The project is the extension and refurbishment of a detached house from the 1920’s in Chaville (Paris Western suburb). The extension is a concrete volume inserted between the eastern facade of the existing house and the adjoining wall of the next house, in continuity with the front facade of the existing house. (text by CUT Architectures)

 

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Sun 3.4.

Architonic Top 200 Designers 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.04.2016 - Tagged as: ,

10 of the Architonic TOP 200 Designers 2015

10 of the Architonic TOP 200 Designers 2015

Ranging from living legends to young talents who are already having an impact on the market – our new ranking of Architonic’s Top 200 Designers draws attention to the most popular designers and architects actively searched on architonic.com over the course of 2015.

 

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White Cave House by Takuro Yamamoto Architects, photo: Takuro Yamamoto Architects

White Cave House by Takuro Yamamoto Architects, photo: Takuro Yamamoto Architects

White Cave House is a massive lump engraved by a series of voids interconnected in the shape of a kinked tube. The connection of voids – we call it Cave – is the theme of this house. (text by Takuro Yamamoto Architects)

 

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