Wed 4.3.

Milan 2015 Preview: Moroso (IT)

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Glider sofa by Ron Arad, the version displayed at iSaloni will be upholstered with Blur, a shaded fabric produced exclusively for Moroso by FEBRIK, in the red-purple gradation.

Glider sofa by Ron Arad, the version displayed at iSaloni will be upholstered with Blur, a shaded fabric produced exclusively for Moroso by FEBRIK, with a red-purple gradation.

Among the many new products Moroso will be presenting at Milan Salone del Mobile this year will be Glider, a sofa designed by Ron Arad, this year in its final version with even softer and more rounded lines, which give its shapes extreme comfort.

 

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With Passion and Precision

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Sophisticated: the "performanuf" slideboard consists of stacked carcasses that glide into whichever position is required.

Sophisticated: the “performanuf” slideboard consists of stacked carcasses that glide into whichever position is required.

The slogan “With passion and precision” describes the profile of the Heilbronn-based company to a T. The products in the Performa furniture collection are captivatingly simple, of striking clarity, equipped with ingenious details and produced to the highest technical standards. The small Swabian firm and its team of ten specialises in perfectly designed surfaces made of linoleum or natural rubber. It is the pleasantly warm, flexible touch and feel of these materials that give the furniture its special character. Even though they are far from easy to work with – the finish is after all part of the process right from the start – these materials exemplify the meticulous care the company brings to its work. Every single product is made on site in the firm’s own workshops, where a CNC milling machine plays the lead role in the production process. (by Atrium)

 

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Tue 3.3.

Special Newsletter MADE expo 2015

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Curving reinforced concrete panels that resemble the pages of a book shield the windows of Capella Garcia Arquitectura’s Eurostars Book Hotel in Munich

Curving reinforced concrete panels that resemble the pages of a book shield the windows of Capella Garcia Arquitectura’s Eurostars Book Hotel in Munich

If Germany has BAU, Spain Construmat and France Batimat, Italy has the MADE expo. This year’s edition of the leading Italian building fair takes place from 18 to 21 March. Here, we take a look at its most important themes.

 

An overview of what you’ll find in this newsletter:

 

Naturally cool: why passive shading and ventilation will change the future of facades
Preview of MADE expo 2015
Free Download: Die Architonic “Best Surface Design Finishes” App
Inspiring Search Results: Facades

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter MADE expo 2015 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Multifaceted

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Tested: TÜV-certified as non-toxic and thus suitable for allergy sufferers.

Tested: TÜV-certified as non-toxic and thus suitable for allergy sufferers.

Some are timelessly classic, some fashionable and others spectacularly unusual – but there’s one thing that all OBJECT CARPET’s creations have in common: they have helped carpet shake off its outdated reputation and acquire a totally new image. The best example: “Pure Silk”, a new quality that is hard to beat when it comes to flamboyance and luxuriousness: 2.5 kilograms of pure silk go into making every single square metre. Each “Pure Silk” carpet is a hand-woven one-off for use in particularly special places. So it’s hardly surprising that the manufacturer of this glamorous product has been included in the Luxury Business Report 2013 and thus ranks amongst the top 50 luxury companies in Germany. (by Atrium)

 

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Mon 2.3.

A high-temperature laboratory for glass and light

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A ‘grand CRU’ ceiling-canopy installation for a bar

A ‘grand CRU’ ceiling-canopy installation for a bar

The name of both the company and the brand is labo crème brûlée. It’s a name which suggests fire and flames, and Christian Seltmann, his wife Tania Theler Seltmann and his brother Philipp are full of burning enthusiasm for their new project. The fourth generation of a porcelain-manufacturing family from Franconia ‘felt like doing something new’, which led to the establishment of their company in Majorca in the year 2009. However, since 2013 the firm has had its HQ and production facilities in Berlin. Here, they occupy a top location in a historic coach house between Mommsenstrasse and Kurfürstendamm, where there is also a showroom. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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Made-to-Measure Kitchens

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Innovative: at the push of a button, the "Xtend+" shelving unit vanishes behind a smooth surface.

Innovative: at the push of a button, the “Xtend+” shelving unit vanishes behind a smooth surface.

In the last ten to fifteen years, Leicht Küchen AG has undergone an impressive development: it has evolved from a quality manufacturer based in Swabia to a globally accepted brand. The company is located in the midst of the picturesque Ostalb area and, with its workforce of 520 employees, produces its kitchens on site – and thus entirely in Germany. The result: highly functional kitchens with a timeless, cosmopolitan design and a vocabulary of clear-cut forms. (by Atrium)

 

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A single cut along the edge of the rim acts as a handle. The rim is held together by a narrow piece of smoked oak wedged vertically into the rim’s center.

A single cut along the edge of the rim of the Tray Table acts as a handle. The rim is held together by a narrow piece of smoked oak wedged vertically into the rim’s center.

Originally designed in 1970, Hans J. Wegner’s tray table with collapsible base is being reintroduced by Carl Hansen & Son. Like the original, the round, oak-edged, reversible tray is available with black and white laminate surfaces, but now is also available in a version with oak and smoked oak surfaces.

 

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Fri 27.2.

In Rude Health: new wellness projects

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South African practice Metropolis Design’s Spa House, which overlooks Cape Town’s Hout Bay, gives the illusion of being suspended over its sizeable outdoor pool

South African practice Metropolis Design’s Spa House, which overlooks Cape Town’s Hout Bay, gives the illusion of being suspended over its sizeable outdoor pool

The word itself may have been coined relatively recently, but the ritual of ‘wellness’ – as a means of rejuvenating mind and body – has a long and healthy tradition. This hasn’t, as a number of recent projects demonstrate, stopped a bevy of architects internationally from rethinking how we take to the waters. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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