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Wed 4.2.

STARON® Hotel Room Doors for the Smart Hotel of the Future

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.02.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

The smartphone opens and closes the hotel door by transmitting a digital key code

The smartphone opens and closes the hotel door by transmitting a digital key code

Just as over the past decade online booking systems have simplified the search for the right accommodation for the next holiday or an upcoming business trip, new communication technology combined with innovative materials will in future extend and improve the quality of hotel facilities. (by Dr. Sascha Peters)

 

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Tue 3.2.

Trend Report: Cologne 2015, Part 1

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.02.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Furniture from Oskar Zieta’s PAKIET range of modular wooden furniture. Photos © Le Vin Chin

Furniture from Oskar Zieta’s PAKIET range of modular wooden furniture. Photo © Le Vin Chin

This is the first of a two-part Trend Report from Cologne 2015 by Le Vin Chin. As ever, the mood and the buffet of design offers in Cologne reflect the location and the Zeitgeist. The imm cologne and the attending Passagen are shows with an European scope and we saw the sombre mood of Europe, and of Germany itself, in the presentations during Cologne’s design week. With economic, social and political worries spilling in from all around, it’s a time of contraction and therefore conservatism, a retreat to the safety of known quantities and values.

 

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Good Old Feelings

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Growth potential: height-adjustable stools

Growth potential: height-adjustable stools

Notice! This has nothing to do with pasta! There’s a film that plays an important role when it comes to understanding the concept behind the successful male triumvirate of Noodles Noodles & Noodles Corp., for both the company’s name and its retro industrial design conjure up flashbacks of New York in the early 20th century. The riveted steel furniture, wire mesh fronts inspired by old pantries, long wooden tables and work stools with a vintage look exude a nostalgic feel like in “Once Upon a Time in America”, the classic movie starring Robert de Niro as Noodles. It is a film that transcends generations – and timelessness is a quality the furniture makers want their products to embody as well: furniture for tomorrow with yesterday’s craftsmanship, furniture that’s built to last. (by Atrium)

 

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Mon 2.2.

Architonic Guide: Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.02.2015 - Tagged as:

The handy Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair  Architonic Guide for 2015

The handy Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair Architonic Guide for 2015

Architonic has created a new time-saving guide to help navigate the show floor for this week’s Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2015. Architonic’s indispensable show guides always feature a selection of the best manufacturers along with detailed hall plans and stand numbers. Come meet the Architonic Team at SFF and learn more about our services for manufacturers, retailers, agents, architects and designers at Entrance Hall West, Stand EH:05.

 

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The Light Phenomenon

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Elegant: the precise beam from the pendant luminaires ensures harmonious lighting

Elegant: the precise beam from the pendant luminaires ensures harmonious lighting

The launch of the crafty lighting module by the name of SLY, which was specially developed for LED technology, was nothing short of an enlightenment: smart design in the form of a flexible 7.5 cm square, in a set or solo, available as a floor, clip-on, pendant or recessed luminaire, five different colour temperatures, excellent energy efficiency with just eight watts, perfect thermal management, precise directioning, optimal brightness, natural colour rendering, customised production, resource-efficient manufacturing, an ultra-long lifespan – in a nutshell, the luminaire was compelling. At its very first exhibition – Light+Building – it was honoured with the Best of Design Plus 2010, going on to win the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany – the highest German accolade of all – in 2011. (by Atrium)

 

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The Parksafe 582 vertical lift serves two parking grids, each with up to 30 levels arranged as a tower. Ramps and traffic aisles are superfluous

The Parksafe 582 vertical lift serves two parking grids, each with up to 30 levels arranged as a tower. Ramps and traffic aisles are superfluous

When the first ‘modern automobile’ was introduced to the world, it was the year 1886. The ultramodern horseless vehicle would remain the exception for a number of years, and parking problems were unknown, and still a long way off. Wöhr was founded in 1902, just 16 years later – albeit as an ordinary metalworking shop and not as an originator or planner of parking systems. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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Fri 30.1.

Architonic in Paris: Maison&Objet 2015, Parts 3 & 4

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.01.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Maison&Objet Paris 2015

Maison&Objet Paris 2015

Our final Facebook photo galleries from the Winter edition of Maison&Objet round out our coverage from the City of Light. Here below, Architonic’s intrepid team has captured the best designs from the show floor for you to enjoy.

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Maison&Objet 2015, Part 3
Manufacturers shown include: Agena, Anglepoise, Anna Torfs, antoniolupi, Equipo DRT, Expormim, Falper, Fast, FÜRSTENBERG, Gervasoni, Golran, Imperfetto lab, Johanna Gullichsen, Utopia and Utility, JoV, Kalmar, Lladró, Louise Roe, martinelli luce

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Maison&Objet 2015, Part 4
Manufacturers shown include: Porada, Meridiani, Procédés Chénel, Schneid, Schramm, Shibui, Suzusan, Tom Dixon, TUBES, Venetia Studium, Vondom, Wall&decò

'R.I.G. Modules' shelving by Mikal Harrsen & Adam Hall for MA/U Studio

‘R.I.G. Modules’ shelving by Mikal Harrsen & Adam Hall for MA/U Studio

MA/U Studio’s ultra minimalistic R.I.G. table and shelving system is designed from the idea of joining simple principles; optimized use of materials, enhanced functionality and a minimalistic expression.

 

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