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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.

Wed 8.10.

Special Newsletter ORGATEC 2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.10.2014 - Tagged as:

Fear not. The Architonic Guide ORGATEC 2014 (PDF download) will ensure that you stay on top of everything going on at the Cologne fair as well as in the city, including who's showing at Design Post and what's happening at our members' city locations.

Fear not. The Architonic Guide ORGATEC 2014 (PDF download) will ensure that you stay on top of everything going on at the Cologne fair as well as in the city, including who’s showing at Design Post and what’s happening at our members’ city locations.

Even-numbered years are ORGATEC years. On 21 October, Cologne will once again become the centre of everything related to the office and contract furnishing.

 

In six halls, more than 600 German and international exhibitors will be presenting their new products for the modern office. The fact that the fair takes place biennially heightens the expectations of visitors, who can catch up on the latest developments not just at the stands of the manufacturers but also at a number of forums and roundtable discussions.

 

As always, Architonic’s ORGATEC Guide will help you find your way around. And the Architonic stand A70–B71 in Hall 9 is the ideal meeting place at the heart of the fair. On the first evening of ORGATEC, the Architonic team looks forward to welcoming you to its traditional Architonic Disco at King Georg club – and while you’re waiting for your taxi, our ORGATEC blog will keep you up to date with the latest news from the fair.

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter ORGATEC 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Wed 1.10.

Special Newsletter Kortrijk 2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.10.2014 - Tagged as:

Architonic totem by Samuel Schumacher

Architonic totem by Samuel Schumacher

This year’s Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium, will be taking place for the 24th time. From 17 to 26 October, more than 250 selected international brands with memorably designed stands will be presenting their products in the halls of Kortrijk Xpo, where they will be joined by about 100 newcomers. However, Interieur is more than just a trade fair. This painstakingly curated and always top-class design event, not satisfied with occupying just the Xpo site, will also enliven the city’s Buda Island.

 

British architect and publicist Joseph Grima will be responsible for the ambitious cultural programme. Five installations with SQM (Square Metre) labelling will spread across the Biennale locations, illustrating his slogan that “The Home Does Not Exist”. With excellent timing, Lars Müller Publishers has simultaneously brought out a publication in several volumes entitled “SQM: The Quantified Home”.

 

Marina Bautier, winner of the “Designer of the Year 2014″ award, will be presenting her work for the MA brand in Hall 3, where all prizewinners from 2006 onwards will be showing their latest designs for individual companies.

 

Architonic, too, will be present on the Xpo site with three striking totems, and we will be distributing not only our highly coveted bags but also invitations to the Architonic Disco.

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter Kortrijk 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Tue 23.9.

Architonic Newsletter 09.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.09.2014 - Tagged as:

Our first ever Cersaie 2014 (PDF download) will help you discover more possibilities with the minimum of effort.

Our first ever Cersaie 2014 (PDF download) will help you discover more possibilities with the minimum of effort.

With the opening of Cersaie 2014 in Bologna on 22 September, the city will once more become – for a period of five days – the world’s main focal point for ceramic tiling, as well as for bathroom design and furnishing. Visitors are guided to the fair by the striking ‘trade fair towers’ designed by Kenzo Tange, which have been part of Bologna’s skyline since 1967.

 

For many years now, architects and designers have been giving Cersaie its individual flair, and not simply with creative stand designs. The exhibition is enriched by a wide range of special events that convey the atmosphere surrounding the fair’s high-quality products to almost every corner of the city. One very special location is the historic architectural complex of Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, where the 2014 Bologna Water Design showcase event will offer not only an Architonic Totem, but also numerous surprises and exhibits on the theme of water.

 

Our feature article on ceramics in interiors – along with the Architonic Guide, which has been produced for Cersaie for the very first time – will help you to find your way around the Cersaie exhibition and discover the most interesting new developments within the industry. We look forward to welcoming you at our stand in Centro Servizi, No. 9, in front of Halls 25/26.

 

Contents in brief:

 

Architonic Guide Cersaie
Gloriously Glossy: The Versatile Tile Adorns the Coolest Interiors
Bologna Water Design
Architonic Photo Tour: Maison&Objet 2014
Further articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 33: Wall tiles
Inspiring Spaces N° 25: Bathrooms
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s Cersaie 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.