Posts from September 2014

'The Particle Plan' by Studio Drift

‘The Particle Plan’ by Studio Drift, DUS, Digiluce and Rombout Frieling

A team of four Dutch creative studio’s; Studio Drift, DUS, Digiluce and Rombout Frieling, has won the pitch to create one of the largest permanent interactive light installations in the world, for one of Switzerland’s most prominent landmarks, the 680 year old ‘Kapellbrücke’ (Chapel Bridge) in Lucerne.

 

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'Villa by the lake' by Alexander Diem, photo: © Andreas Balon

‘Villa by the lake’ by Alexander Diem, photo: © Andreas Balon

With its distinctive wooden facade, privacy is the central theme of ‘Villa by the lake’ by Vienna-based architect Alexander Diem. Located in Western Austria, the farther one gets into the villa, the more private and gentle the building appears.

 

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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.

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Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Balthazar Korab Archive at the Library of Congress, [LC-DIG-krb-15.032]

The TWA Terminal is one of the best-known buildings of our time. Finally a book on the icon of the 1960s shall be published – you can contribute.

 

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Mon 22.9.

Vezzini & Chen at London Super Brands 2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.09.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

The Geo suspended light by Vezzini & Chen has a glowing bone china center form and a clear glass sphere

The ‘Geo’ suspended light by Vezzini & Chen has a glowing bone china center form and a clear glass sphere

For the London Design Festival, designers Vezzini & Chen created a collection of lighting and glass ware that express their affinity with nature by encapsulating forms created in fine bone china and glass from which light is directed and diffused.

 

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Architonic in London: Superbrands 2014

Architonic in London: Super Brands 2014

The Architonic team is back from its stay in London last week for the 2014 edition of the London Design Festival. Here’s a look at our fifth and final Facebook photo gallery from the city, featuring the best products at the Super Brands 2014 show, in addition to to some of the more conceptual exhibits.

 

> to Architonic in London at Super Brands 2014
Manufacturers shown here include: MUNNA, GINGER&JAGGER, Afroditi Krassa, Ligne Roset

Architonic Live in London: 100% Design, Designjunction 2014

Architonic Live in London: 100% Design, Designjunction 2014

The Architonic team was in London this week for the 2014 edition of the London Design Festival. Here’s a look at two popular exhibitions, 100% Design and Designjunction, in four Facebook photo galleries where we showcase lighting and furniture novelties from the top brands.

 

> to Architonic Live in London at 100% Design 2014, Part 1
Manufacturers shown include: Anne Kyyrö Quinn, BRABBU, BuzziSpace, Casala, Cosentino, Delightfull, designheure, Staron, Jung, Gira, Alpi, Glass Designs, Tisettanta, Turkishceramics, Elica

 

> to Architonic Live in London at 100% Design 2014, Part 2
Manufacturers shown include: Original BTC, EFG, EVOline, Faerid, Graypants, Kueng Sauna, NJ Lighting, Panoramah, Philip Watts, Pinch, Poggenpohl, Porcelanosa, Vitra, Wagner, Zucchetti

 

> to Architonic Live in London at Designjunction 2014, Part 3
Manufacturers shown include: Modus, Fritz Hansen, Vistosi, ON&ON, BlackBody, FontanaArte, Artemide, Design by Mai, sce, IO Kids Design, Lightyears, Stellar Works, string furniture

 

> to Architonic Live in London at Designjunction 2014, Part 4
Manufacturers shown include: Utopia and Utility, Original BTC, Serralunga, Ercol, H Furniture, Dare Studio, Atelier Areti, Innermost, Made In Ratio, Ligne Roset, Laufen, Capdell, Marset, Hem, Zanotta

Fri 19.9.

‘Layer’ chair by Oliver Schick for Mitab (SE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.09.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Layer' chair by Oliver Schick for Mitab

‘Layer’ chair by Oliver Schick for Mitab

The legs of ‘Layer’, a chair design by Oliver Schick for Sweden’s Mitab, are fixed between an upper and a lower seat shell, a lightweight and durable sandwich structure for a chair inspired by a tower of stacked chairs.

 

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