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Wed 25.2.

Special Newsletter ISH Frankfurt 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.02.2015 - Tagged as:

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 13.1.

Special Newsletter Maison et Objet January 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.01.2015 - Tagged as:

Oki Sato, MAISON&OBJET PARIS 2015 Designer of the Year, photo: © Masaya Yoshimura

Oki Sato, MAISON&OBJET PARIS 2015 Designer of the Year, photo: © Masaya Yoshimura

The prominence of MAISON&OBJET in Paris is underscored by the fact that this multi-themed trade fair is held no less than twice a year. With a content focus ranging from accessories to innovative material surfaces, the fair has succeeded in positioning itself strategically as a forum for a range of industries covering the entire spectrum of interior design.

 

Accordingly, Paris is used as an information platform by a heterogeneous target group that includes not only architects and interior architects, but hotel operators, gift shop owners and, of course, interior decorators as well. However, the fair’s international prestige is based not just on the range of product groups and themes it offers, but also on its successful offspring in Singapore and Miami.

 

In Paris, Architonic will be breaking new ground in offering visitors to the fair a fascinating insight into the latest analytical data. The data is based on its long-term cooperation with all leading premium brands, which enables Architonic to present a representative picture of the latest developments on the market. What also makes the data so relevant is the high volume of traffic on Architonic. We look forward to welcoming you to the Architonic Trend Analysis at both entrances to the passageway between halls 7 and 8.

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter Maison et Objet January 2015 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Wed 7.1.

Special Newsletter imm 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.01.2015 - Tagged as:

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imm cologne’s downward slide is now only a distant memory. For the past four years, Germany’s largest furniture fair has been taking new directions. Thanks to a lot of hard work by the fair’s organisers, it can now look to the future with as much confidence as it did before its crisis.

 

imm cologne’s current market position has of course been helped by positive developments in the German economy, but it would be unfair to attribute this return to prominence in the international trade fair rankings to economic conditions alone.

 

New and thematically varied hall layouts, a concentration of space on design-relevant products, and new themes and focal points for the exhibitions, such as Pure Village and Pure Textile, have established themselves just as successfully as the extensive presentation of up-and-coming young designers and their colleges of design with Pure Talents and Pure Startup.

 

The Cologne team managed to turn things round. Being able to bring Dick Spierenburg on board can be seen as a confident strategic move – after all, the Dutchman drew mixed reactions at the fair years before when he launched Design Post. Equally valuable was the 2011 relaunch of the platform for the kitchen industry – LivingKitchen – which proved a resounding success from the outset for all concerned. Architects, interior architects and designers will therefore find it well worth their while to visit imm cologne 2015 at the Cologne Trade Fair from January 19 to 25.

 

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

Wed 17.12.

Architonic Newsletter 12.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.12.2014 - Tagged as:

Issey Miyake’s new London flagship store, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka

Issey Miyake’s new London flagship store, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka

It is in the run-up to the Christmas holidays that the changes in our shopping habits become especially clear. In addition to bricks-and-mortar stores, people tend to visit online shops, which offer extended possibilities for browsing. Accordingly, eighty per cent of all purchases today begin on the Internet. E-commerce and purchases made in real shops are already perceived as elements of a single process, and in future they will be integrated even more closely. Customers benefit from the respective advantages of both shopping alternatives: they can obtain initial information online and then actually view and experience the product at a local store, from where it might be purchased online. As our leading article reveals, the offline store has not lost its significance as a result – its function has simply changed to one of supporting the profiles of specific brands and enhancing the shopping experience with event character.

 

Here’s what you’ll find in our December Newsletter:

 

Shelf-life: Why Bookshop Interiors Are Turning Over a New Leaf
Flagship Enterprise: The Future of Corporate Store Architecture Emphasizes Individuality
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 36: Retail Display Lights
Inspiring Spaces N° 28: Shopping Centres
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for December 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Wed 10.12.

Special Newsletter BAU 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.12.2014 - Tagged as:

Bodega Antión, La Rioja, Spain: exposed concrete coloured with pigments

Bodega Antión, La Rioja, Spain: exposed concrete coloured with pigments

Compared with other European building fairs, BAU München is by far the most international. This applies both to the companies exhibiting their products and the 50,000 or so trade visitors from all over the world who are expected to attend. One reason for this is the wide range of thematic areas covered at the fair, including building materials, processing technologies, facade finishes and interior decoration and fittings. All of this creates an attractive information mix that is of interest not just to skilled craftsmen, but also to the building trade in general. And BAU has succeeded better than any other trade fair in dragging architects and interior designers away from their computer screens. It is this combination that represents the real potential of the fair.

 

Given this wealth of materials, products, systems and concepts, it is essential for visitors to be able to find their way around quickly and reliably. We have therefore prepared our usual Architonic Guide to the fair, which, as always, focuses on the requirements of architects in particular. The guide can be downloaded from Architonic.com starting 22 December 2014. It will also be available at BAU itself from 19 to 24 January 2015.

 

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

Wed 3.12.

Special Newsletter Heimtextil 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.12.2014 - Tagged as: ,

© Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

© Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

For eight years now, Heimtextil – the biggest international trade fair for home textiles – has been using the Contract Creations section to present its target-group product spectrum to architects and interior designers in particular, and to reinforce its profile as a major forum within this field.

 

There is special focus on the hotel business, with dedicated guided tours geared specifically to architects and hotel specialists to provide preferential coverage of the companies listed in the Contract Guide. And making a strong impact as the industry’s definitive trend show is the newly installed Theme Park, offering further specialised events such as presentations, round-table discussions and competitions.

 

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

Wed 19.11.

Architonic Newsletter 11.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.11.2014 - Tagged as:

Richard Lindvall’s interior for a restaurant in Stockholm uses copper for a fireplace hood

Richard Lindvall’s interior for a restaurant in Stockholm uses copper for a fireplace hood

As citizens of the 21st century, we are entranced by the achievements of our civilisation and the technical possibilities they offer. We appreciate top-quality industrial products as well as the artefacts created by manual craftsmanship. We surround ourselves with design and are inspired by its perfection in terms of function and appearance.

 

However, parallel to this public side of our life and lifestyle is another element, one that is shaped by age-old desires, anxieties and preferences. In these regions of our human nature, fire takes a central position, representing warmth, protection, light, community and culture.

 

It is therefore no surprise that we always wish to integrate living fire into our lives, even if we have to domesticate its intrinsic properties for this purpose. The fireplace may be subject to the same approach and treatment as other objects within the home, but at the same time, the powerful appeal it has on us operates at a higher level. Accordingly, our lead article, ‘Hearth and Home: Why Architects Are Warming Once Again to the Age-old Hearth’, places our love of the open fire in a cultural and interior-design context.

 

Contents in brief:

 

Architonic Photo Tours: Kortrijk 2014 and Orgatec 2014
Hearth and Home: Why Architects Are Warming Once Again to the Age-old Hearth
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 35: Wood-burning Stoves
Inspiring Spaces N° 27: Living Areas
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for November 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Tue 28.10.

Architonic Newsletter 10.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.10.2014 - Tagged as:

Cisco by Studio O+A; photograph: Jasper Sanidad

Cisco by Studio O+A; photograph: Jasper Sanidad

As a major focal point in the lives of an incredibly large number of people, the office is already constantly in their thoughts, but in the months before and after Orgatec, interest in all aspects of this work environment reaches even greater heights – and brands and producer companies experience an excited buzz as special attention is paid to every new idea. Our lead article is devoted to the office worlds of large internet companies. What do they look like, and how do people go about their work in environments where ideas are generated and decisions are taken that, in one way or another, could soon impact the lives of millions of users worldwide?

 

Contents in brief:

 

Agenda November–December 2014
Architonic Photo Tours: Cersaie 2014 and London 2014
Where the Future Happens: the Interiors of Internet Companies
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 34: Management chairs with headrest adjustable
Inspiring Spaces N° 26: Office Facilities
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for October 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.