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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Thu 26.2.

Analabo Medical Biology Laboratory by Hekla (FR)

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Analabo Medical Biology Laboratory by Hekla, photo: Julien Fernandez

Analabo Medical Biology Laboratory by Hekla, photo: Julien Fernandez

French architecture studio Hekla has created an unusual wooden frame design for the reception space and sampling rooms of Analabo, a medical analysis laboratory in Bordeaux, France.

 

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Bright Ideas

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Technical: Knot (2013) is produced by means of new 3D printing technology

Technical: Knot (2013) is produced by means of new 3D printing technology

If you think of ambient lighting, you think of him: Ingo Maurer has been regarded as a pioneer of revolutionary light sculptures since 1966. His fascinating work comprises numerous designs, from sober to playful, from oversized to filigree, from poetic to provocative. Even his very first light sculpture, the Bulb table lamp from 1966, made design history – as did its red, heart-shaped counterpart One From The Heart (1989), the pendant lamp Zettel’z (1997), which is hung with messages and encourages the owner to join in the creative process, Seven Rats (2007), which consists of plastic rodents in an illuminated metal cage, the Birds Birds Birds chandelier (1992) with its flocks of flying light bulbs, as well as his spectacular lighting installations for public projects and exhibitions. And what’s more, Ingo Maurer has taught us a new way of seeing. (by Atrium)

 

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Wed 25.2.

When Good Light Runs in the Family

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Simplicity: the forms of "CUT" by Torsten Neeland are reduced to the absolute minimum. It is available as a standard or table lamp.

Simplicity: the forms of “CUT” by Torsten Neeland are reduced to the absolute minimum. It is available as a standard or table lamp.

Anybody who knows ANTA knows good light and Gertrud Kracht as well. The entrepreneuse, who originates from Lower Bavaria, founded the ANTA lamp label more than 40 years ago. Thanks to her philosophy of finding the most economical form possible for top-class design, she has established her brand all over the world: there are avid ANTA admirers in countries as far apart as Alaska and Africa. In Germany alone, almost 350 retailers present the 36 families of models in the collection to her dedicated fans. The senior executive is energetically assisted by her son Kristian who, even as a young schoolboy, was a frequent visitor at the Schenefeld-based firm. And later on, as an adolescent, he provided logistical support when his mother returned from her extensive business travels with a huge supply of marble. (by Atrium)

 

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Special Newsletter ISH Frankfurt 2015

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Canadian office Partisans’ Grotto sauna on the shores of Lake Huron

Canadian office Partisans’ Grotto sauna on the shores of Lake Huron

We mark the forthcoming edition of ISH Frankfurt – which runs from 10 to 14 March – with a lead article that surveys the best of recent spa and wellness destinations internationally – ‘In Rude Health: New Wellness Projects’.

 

In the course of its 50-year history, ISH has continuously enlarged its focus, becoming a showcase for water and energy in combined applications. Apart from innovative bathroom design, the fair covers building utilities engineering as well as energy and climate technology, which enables it to bring together a host of pioneering technological solutions for buildings. One of the most exciting focal points of the fair is without a doubt the ‘smart home’, which, thanks to the latest technology, adapts itself to the lifestyle of its occupants.

 

To help you find your way through the diversity of topics and wealth of materials, products and systems at the fair, we have, as ever, compiled for you our Architonic Guide to ISH (PDF download), which will lead you to the most interesting exhibitors in a fast and targeted way.

 

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

 

Architonic Guide: ISH Frankfurt 2015
Architonic Trend Analysis: Sanitary Ware 2014
In Rude Health: New Wellness Projects
Architonic Photo Tours: Maison&Objet 2015 and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2015
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results No. 38: Vanity units
Inspiring Spaces No. 30: Therapy centres / spas

 

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

Tue 24.2.

Balmori Rooftop Bar by Taller David Dana (MX)

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Balmori Rooftop Bar by Taller David Dana

Balmori Rooftop Bar by Taller David Dana

Combining landscape, graphic design, furniture design and architecture, the contemporary Balmori Rooftop Bar by architects Taller David Dana is one of the rare rooftop bars in Mexico City.

 

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Weightless Elegance

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Protected: both the "LI" table shown here and all the other models are covered by a Europe-wide design patent.

Protected: both the “LI” table shown here and all the other models are covered by a Europe-wide design patent.

It all started about 15 years ago, when brothers Gerhard and Dieter Nuss took over their parents’ furniture workshop in Pleisweiler in the Southern Palatinate. A customer commissioned them to redesign a living and dining area – including a large dining table. There wasn’t much space to work with and the table was to exude an air of lightness despite its considerable size. Together with André Steverding, the designer responsible for the project, they developed the idea of suspending one end of an L-shaped table from the ceiling with a stainless steel cable and thus making it seem to “float” in space. (by Atrium)

 

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