Architonic doesn’t do things by halves. For its Concept Space IV – the latest in a series of technologically innovative and architecturally led fair stands installed at the best design events internationally – it commissioned leading Swiss designer Beat Karrer to create an physical environment that is both structurally and materially striking, as well as ecologically smart. The result: a new kind of presentation space embracing a brand new material technology – FluidSolids®.
FluidSolids® is a composite material consisting of fibre, filling materials and a binding agent – all of which are generated as industrial waste in the processing of renewable raw materials. This means that no agricultural land is used for the production of FluidSolids®. It’s also free from odours and emissions, and is biologically degradable.
Karrer has applied this new material technology to the design of Architonic’s latest concept space, creating an infinitely configurable structure/system. Launched at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, the concept rests on a single, common structural element, which, when connected to other elements, expands to create a myriad different formal permutations. The form of the concept space can, therefore, be perfectly tailored to the specific stand area in which it’s installed. But don’t take our word for it. Have a look for yourself..