Posts tagged as 'design fair'

Wed 5.10.

Impressions from Istanbul Design Week 2011

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 05.10.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

Istanbul Design Week, as seen by Architonic

Just as the city of Istanbul sits famously astride the mouth of the Bosphorus, linking – in the imagination at least, if not in reality – East and West, so Istanbul Design Week is a tale of two parts. It’s great, of course, that there’s a vehicle to promote design in Turkey to an international audience, and Istanbul is a hugely vibrant and creative place, offering restaurants, clubs and other venues whose interior design is up there with anything you’d find in New York or London. But Istanbul was always a highly creative city, with an emphasis on an incredible and unique craftsmanship. (more…)

this year's edition of designjunction, as seen by Architonic's editors

A clear highlight of last week’s London Design Festival 2011 was designjunction, the group show that made a confident debut in Milan this April, but which surpassed itself in the British capital. Having started out as a Brits-only exhibition, but now international in terms of its line-up, designjunction took up residence in the white-tiled basement of Bloomsbury’s Victoria House, an ideal space for the strong work on show to dialogue with. Proceedings were helped, naturally, by the presence of a good bar and some fine food. Well done to designjunction’s organisers, Jon Powell and Deborah Spencer. (more…)

Fri 23.9.

Save the date: PLDC 2011 Madrid

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 23.09.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

The third edition of PLDC will take place in Madrid between 19 - 22 October

Madrid is hotting up. This October sees a predicted 1,300 visitors head to the Spanish capital for the Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC) 2011, a major further-education event, where new lighting solutions, information sharing on research results, cutting-edge technologies and business networking are all on the agenda. (more…)

'Ta-rae Lighting' by Design Virus

As part of London Design Week 2011, an exhibition of Korean design, which goes by the rather cunning title ‘Korea Design’, will showcase the work of 15 companies and individuals. Covering furniture, lighting, product and textile design, the show functions as a corrective to the prevalent image of Korean design as one associated with electronics and other high-tech goods. (more…)

Mon 5.9.

Save the date: Month of Design, Ljubljana 2011

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 05.09.2011 - Tagged as: , ,


Should you be in the Slovenian neck of the woods this autumn, or even if you’re not, why not head to Ljubljana for the literally titled, but anything but prosaic, Month of Design 2011, which kicks off on 13 October? (more…)

Fri 2.9.

Save the date: Vienna Design Week 2011

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 02.09.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,



Architonic is proud to be the official media partner of Vienna Design Week, which returns to the Austrian capital for its fifth edition on the last day of September (30.09 – 9.10). As ever, the 10-day festival, which last year attracted some 26.000 visitors, will focus on the best of product, industrial and furniture design by both established and up-and-coming designers such as UK’s PostlerFerguson,

Norwegian trio Angell Wyller Aarseth, the Dutch practice Studio Makkink & Bey, Munich-born Konstantin Grcic, or Austria’s White Elephant and Marco Dessí to name just a few. (more…)

Thu 25.8.

Designers Saturday Oslo

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 25.08.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,


Designers Saturday Oslo, the ‘only national event in Norway dedicated to furniture, textiles, lighting, flooring and other interior and design related products’, returns next week (3-4 September) to the Norwegian capital for its 25th edition and Architonic is proud to be a media partner of this short-yet-extensive show.


Aimed at both industry professionals and the public, the fair will see some 180 cutting edge Norwegian, Scandinavian and international exhibitors including, amongst many: Artek, Kasthall, Foscarini, Magis and Wästberg showcasing their latest products and materials.


Mon 20.6.

Design Miami/ Basel 2011

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 20.06.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

Parisian Galerie Kreo at Design Miami/ Basel 2011

For the first time since it was founded in 2005, Design Miami/ Basel was this year under the new direction of Marianne Goebl, who curated the trade fair with an expert eye. In February 2011 she followed in the footsteps of Ambra Medda who, after splitting up with her partner Craig Robbins, also lost her commitment to her position as director of their joint baby, as was indicated at last year’s press conference. (by Susanne Fritz)


to Susanne Fritz’s Design Miami/ Basel 2011 report on Architonic


to Architonic’s tour of Design Miami/ Basel 2011