Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.01.2017 - Tagged as: DesignAgency
Photographer: Adrien Williams
When VICE Media – the world’s preeminent youth media company – needed a new Toronto bureau – having expanded from 50 to over 150 people in over a year – they engaged DesignAgency because the two companies share a common core: both are cross disciplinary, collaborative and creative. (more…)
Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.01.2017 - Tagged as: Detail
Style is not a question of age, as proven by the new ErgoSystem® A100. FSB has incorporated its entire architectural expertise into its development, and thus created a range of barrier-free products for the bathroom area that will allow people of all ages to live their lives more comfortably and attractively. (text by Detail)
Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.01.2017 - Tagged as: GANDIABLASCO
“The BLAU collection aims to evolve the tradition of outdoor furniture connected with architecture and the Mediterranean lifetstyle. An innovative tradition, based on a system of assembly using extruded aluminium profiles. All the different pieces feature this construction system, from the chair to the artificial tree.”
Beyond this interesting concept BLAU expresses a sense of harmony and timeless beauty. The pieces of this collection resemble nothing more than thin sheets of white paper, folded by the wind and framed by its clean lines.
The end result: all stamped with an unmistakable architecture character, its subtle and elegant forms elicit admiration and capable of integrating easily with any environment.
The Boro is a 108 room hotel in the rapidly evolving neighborhood of Dutch Kills in New York City’s borough of Queens. While there are several existing flagged hotels in the area, the Boro is the first design-led bespoke offering that we hope will both further catalyze and respond to the exciting changes that are already evident. (more…)
In the 9th century, the Graafjansdijk (dike) protected parts of France and Belgium agaist the storm tides from the North Sea and the Western part of the river Schelde. Currently only a short strip of this dike remains in the rural surroundings of the seaside village of Knokke, near the border with Holland. (more…)
Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.01.2017 - Tagged as: Detail, DuPont
During the course of its more than 200-year history, DuPont has repeatedly succeeded in adapting trends and positioning itself as a bringer of ideas. One particular success story has been the high-tech material DuPontTM Corian®. Under the slogan “Endless Evolution” it plans to continue down this road in the future. User-friendly literature, illustrative sample boxes, true-to-the-original colour fans, and a full service range help designers and architects find the most suitable product for their applications. (text by Detail)
Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.01.2017 - Tagged as: Canuch
Photographer: Kenji Masunaga
Nentrys manages the commercial vehicle sales company, “King Truck.” Their market extends across the whole of Japan, and they have locations in the North Kantou, Chuubu, and Kansai regions. They recently engaged in an moving project, merging two locations in the Tokyo area. The office they have moved into spans four floors. The building is in a residential area, with no obstacles and a good view, and the entrance room exploits that view to the fullest.
Fascinated by the natural material wood, the South Tyrolean Norbert Öttl trained as a cabinetmaker. But the young man had a second grand passion – modelling. As a model he was drawn from his home town of Meran to the fashion capitals of the world, in particular, the fashion city Milan, which became his second home. There, he not only learned a lot about fashion but also, to his regret, found that wood plays hardly any role at all in the fashion world. During his modelling career he had a brilliant idea of how he could combine both of his passions – wood and fashion – in the future.
Full of ambitions, following his return to South Tyrol in 2009, Öttl founded his own company. Since then, operating under the name EMBAWO, he has produced hand-made handbags and briefcases made of veneer. For his unique design pieces he mainly uses wood species from his homeland, for example, Maple, Oak or Walnut. But on request he also uses African woods. By the way, “EMBAWO” means nothing other than “wood” in Ugandan. As a person who feels close to nature, it is important to Öttl that the materials used by him, veneer and leather, are renewable raw materials and his production is therefore sustainable.
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