A chart from Architonic’s new Trend Analysis series

A chart from Architonic’s new Trend Analysis series

It’s natural to compare. We all do it. Call it human nature. When such sizing-up is motivated by dissatisfaction or inadequacy, it’s probably not such a healthy activity. But if it’s underpinned by a desire to take stock, to see where you stand amongst your peers and how you can improve, it can reap reward. And when it has a clear business benefit, so much the better. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Architonic Special Milano 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.04.2015 - Tagged as:

Architonic is the official online media partner this year for the Brera Design District and Superstudio Group

Architonic is the official online media partner this year for the Brera Design District and Superstudio Group

14 to 19 April will see the Lombardian city once again become the epicenter of the design world.

 

So as not to lose sight of the fair’s diverse offerings, as well as those of the Fuorisalone quarters and their showrooms, we’ve put together an edit of the best exhibitors and events in the form of our Architonic Guide. What’s more, you can find us at three venues, plus we’re also official online media partner this year for the Brera Design District and Superstudio Group.

 

In collaboration with Moroso and Fantoni, we’ve developed a special Booth-in-Booth concept, allowing us to address our partners from specialist retail directly. And our team is looking forward to presenting you with our latest services and offers in the Press Gallery (hall 6).

 

Alongside our guide, our new Architonic Trend Analysis series is particularly interesting for anyone preparing for the biggest design event of the year. In this newsletter, you’ll already find a comprehensive set of insights into the latest developments in the furniture and lighting markets, accompanied by useful infographics.

 

Here’s what you’ll find in our Special Milano 2015 Newsletter:

 

Architonic Guide: Milano 2015
Brand New World
Architonic on the Ground: Booth-in-Booth @ Fantoni and Moroso
Ventura Lambrate
The Intelligence: Architonic’s new Trend Analysis series
Superdesign Show
Brera Design District
Designjunction edit Milan and San Babila Design Quarter

 

Architonic’s newsletter for Milano 2015 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Tue 31.3.

Home Cinema for 8SEC. by Barefoot Design (DE)

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Home Cinema for 8SEC. by Barefoot Design, photo: © Michael Tewes

Home Cinema for 8SEC. by Barefoot Design, photo: © Michael Tewes

Barefoot Design has combined concrete, rust, and light to create a custom home cinema for Berlin home theatre store 8SEC.

 

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i’BAR by Annvil (LV)

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i'BAR by Annvil, photo: Ingus Bajārs

i’BAR by Annvil, photo: Ingus Bajārs

i’BAR is a unique combination of cafe, bar and Apple computer store in Riga, Latvia designed by local interior architecture office Annvil.

 

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Mon 30.3.

Wild and wet: the new bathrooms getting in touch with nature

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Studio Ton Ton’s Light+Light house in Indonesia is designed to be filled with light and to welcome nature indoors, as is driven home by a guava tree growing in the centre of the bathroom

Studio Ton Ton’s Light+Light house in Indonesia is designed to be filled with light and to welcome nature indoors, as is driven home by a guava tree growing in the centre of the bathroom

It’s a long time since bathrooms were regarded as purely functionalist, private spaces for performing perfunctory, daily ablutions. For the past 20 years or so, they’ve been elevated to a potentially communal space people choose to linger in. Take clean-lined, open-plan wet rooms — redolent of hammams and, free of clunky shower screens and trays, appealingly spacious —which are still in vogue today. Or the freestanding bath positioned mid-bedroom, though this looks dated now. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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St-Philippe Residence by Atelier Général, photo: Atelier Général

St-Philippe Residence by Atelier Général, photo: Atelier Général

Atelier Général have transformed the small, dark and enclosed rooms of a 150-year-old Montreal, Quebec home into a bright and fluid space.

 

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‘Buddy’ lamp by Mads Sætter-Lassen

‘Buddy’ lamp by Mads Sætter-Lassen

The winner of the Northern Lighting Student Design Award for 2015 is ‘Buddy’, a table lamp by Mads Sætter-Lassen with an extra feature, a small functional storage unit as its base.

 

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Fri 27.3.

BbyB. Chocolate Shop, Tokyo by Nendo (JP)

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BbyB. Chocolate Shop Tokyo by Nendo, photo: Daici Ano

BbyB. Chocolate Shop Tokyo by Nendo, photo: Daici Ano

BbyB., the chocolate shop by Antwerp-based, two-Michelin star chef Bart Desmidt has opened its first overseas shop in Tokyo designed by studio Nendo.

 

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