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Posts tagged as 'article'

Thu 31.1.

Looming Large: innovation in new textile design

Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.01.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

'Origami' textile from Zimmer + Ronde

‘Origami’ textile from Zimmer + Ronde

Contemporary producers of high-quality fabrics for interiors are busy exploring all sorts of innovative directions in materials, processes and applications. Architonic takes a look at the the design and production of textiles today, from Svensson Markspelle’s energy-saving ‘Cinq’ fabric to Zimmer + Ronde’s three-dimensional ‘Origami’. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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'Wooden Carpet' by Elisa Strozyk; produced by böwer

‘Wooden Carpet’ by Elisa Strozyk; produced by böwer

More than 500 young and emerging designers have taken to the [D3] Design Talents stage at the Cologne Furniture Fair over the past ten years, presenting their ideas in prototype form to both an industry and a general audience. Architonic takes a look at the show’s success stories and considers why exhibitors and visitors alike keep coming back for more… (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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to the photo tour of IMM Cologne 2012, [D³] Contest

‘A kit of parts’ is how Vitsoe managing director Mark Adams describes Dieter Rams’s 620 chair programme. From 2013, the London-based manufacturer is the sole licence-holder for the legendary ex-Braun design director’s complete furniture portfolio

‘A kit of parts’ is how Vitsoe managing director Mark Adams describes Dieter Rams’s 620 chair programme

Everything changes, so they say. But should it? What about decades-old, often iconic designs? Should they be preserved, as it were, their contemporary production remaining ‘true’ in every respect to the ‘original’? Or ought manufacturers be free to modify them – materially, technically, even formally – in the name of contemporary market appeal. And what about the thorny issue of authorship? Architonic investigates. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Torafu Architects’ design for the Nike 1Love store in Tokyo; photo by Daici Ano

Torafu Architects’ design for the Nike 1Love store in Tokyo; photo by Daici Ano

In spite of the rise of e-commerce, the physical point of sale is still with us. That said, the traditional store is having to up its game in terms of the experience and brand relevance it offers consumers – not only to compete with online shopping but also to support it. Architonic goes all secret shopper to investigate… (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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The bold ‘Frame’ collection by Ceramiche Refin and STUDIO FM Milano

Following years of important projects with the protagonists in design and architecture, DesignTaleStudio, Refin’s creative ceramic laboratory, has chosen to hand this new project to a team of professionals experienced in visual communication and graphics, a skill that, finally, is receiving the recognition it deserves in product design. Hence, the collaboration on the Frame collection with STUDIO FM Milano, a Milan-based agency specialising in graphic design, corporate design and publishing, an agency that loves to experiment by combining architecture, design and art…

 

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Thu 22.11.

Architonic and Designboom launch strategic alliance

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 22.11.2012 - Tagged as: , ,

Architonic as product database and Designboom as architecture and design magazine are international market leaders in their respective areas of expertise

“It is our aim to provide readers and the market with an efficient and high-quality environment for research, inspiration and communication. To this end, Architonic and Designboom are a perfect match because they complement each other both in terms of content and geography,” said Designboom’s Birgit Lohmann…

 

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‘Box Sofa’ by Kevin Lahtinen and Ivar Gestranius for Loook Industries

In the grand, teleological narrative of design, things are developed to make our lives increasingly better. New forms, materials and technological innovations are introduced, self-justifying, attended by a clarity of function and value. But what happens when a new design typology comes into being for which there isn’t even a consensus on how to describe it? We give you the ‘In-Betweeners’ – a new series of office-furniture systems that are neither fish nor fowl. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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OberAlp/SALEWA Group’s new HQ in Bolzano, Northern Italy

More often than not, office architecture can be, well, a little inward-looking. Shut out the outside world and focus staffers’ attention on their building’s interior spaces and you’ll keep them focused on their work. Right? Wrong. The OperAlp/SALEWA Group’s new headquarters in Bolzano, Italy, bring the outside in and, thanks to a collaboration with lighting manufacturer Zumtobel, never leave their workers in the dark. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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