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Posts tagged as 'trends'

Thu 28.1.

Material Tendencies: Eugeni Quitllet

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.01.2016 - Tagged as: , ,

Eugeni Quitllet - Photo © Architonic

Eugeni Quitllet – Photo © Architonic

Describing himself as a ‘Disoñador’, a combination of the Spanish words designer and dreamer, Eugeni Quitllet likes to enter another dimension when designing objects and furniture. He believes that there should always be something magical in the object.

 

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We spoke to nearly 100 industry professionals for a few insights into the latest market developments

We spoke to nearly 100 industry professionals for insights into the latest market developments

Architonic continuously checks the pulse of the markets. Our team visited the key trade shows and design events this autumn to meet the top design brands. We spoke to nearly 100 industry professionals for a few insights into the latest market developments over the past twelve months, seen from the expert’s point of view.

 

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Wed 16.12.

Material Tendencies: Michael Young

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.12.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Michael Young - Photo © Architonic

Michael Young – Photo © Architonic

Looking for a new journey, Michael Young moved to Hong Kong in 2006 where he was quickly intrigued by the highly evolved engineering skills and manufacturing opportunities. With a spirit of industrial adventure, the British designer likes to explore the facilities of the local factories and pushes its traditional techniques to new limits.

 

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Wed 29.4.

Trend Report: Milan 2015, Part 3

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Layers by Nendo for Glas Italia, photo: © Le Vin Chin

Layers by Nendo for Glas Italia, photo: © Le Vin Chin

This is the third of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. The most notable visual design trend in Milan this year was the layering of colour and light; transparency, translucency, and reflection.

 

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Tue 28.4.

Trend Report: Milan 2015, Part 2

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Humus and Porcelain Project, photo: © Le Vin Chin

Humus and Porcelain Project, photo: © Le Vin Chin

This is the second of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. Playing with the design of the way we eat has launched many experimental restaurants with unconventional dining experiences over the past few decades. This year’s Milan definitely sees a sea-change in how mainstream this idea has become and how rigorously a designer can examine the subject without seeming outré. Quite simply, as we feel our natural resources diminishing, and as our own rate of human expansion continues to grow unabated, how we create and process food – both the macro- and the micro-processes – has never been more urgently in need of innovation.

 

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Mon 27.4.

Trend Report: Milan 2015, Part 1

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

The Open Making Platform by OpenDesk, photo: © Le Vin Chin

The Open Making Platform by OpenDesk, photo: © Le Vin Chin

This is the first of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. Halfway through my visit to the Milan design week, this year, I posted a cri de coeur on Facebook: “Major FOMO. No time! No time!” The brevity only emphasised the point. Facebook had already blown up in preparation for the fair the previous week, Instagram was relating all the incredible stuff other people were seeing right then, in real time. Milan’s design week, in the digital age, gives you an incredible overview: you get to see the coolest installations and the most interesting pieces online before you’ve even set foot out of your AirBNB door. And doesn’t that show up the social trend and the design trend of the moment, our constant, continuous need for content, information and entertainment as enabled and encouraged by our new technological capabilities?

 

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Wed 4.2.

Trend Report: Cologne 2015, Part 2

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.02.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

‘Foldwork’ clothing rack, by Friederike Delius at the UDK Berlin Design Graduates stand, at the imm’s Pure Talents Hall. Photo © Le Vin Chin

‘Foldwork’ clothing rack, by Friederike Delius at the UDK Berlin Design Graduates stand, at the imm’s Pure Talents Hall. Photo © Le Vin Chin

This is part two of a two-part Trend Report from Cologne 2015 by Le Vin Chin. See Part 1 here.

 

Going knotty

 

Here we have no one particular materials trend, but a constellation of directions, relating to wool, to weaving, to knots, and to cords and ropes.

 

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Tue 3.2.

Trend Report: Cologne 2015, Part 1

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.02.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Furniture from Oskar Zieta’s PAKIET range of modular wooden furniture. Photos © Le Vin Chin

Furniture from Oskar Zieta’s PAKIET range of modular wooden furniture. Photo © Le Vin Chin

This is the first of a two-part Trend Report from Cologne 2015 by Le Vin Chin. As ever, the mood and the buffet of design offers in Cologne reflect the location and the Zeitgeist. The imm cologne and the attending Passagen are shows with an European scope and we saw the sombre mood of Europe, and of Germany itself, in the presentations during Cologne’s design week. With economic, social and political worries spilling in from all around, it’s a time of contraction and therefore conservatism, a retreat to the safety of known quantities and values.

 

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