Posts tagged as 'Alyn Griffiths'

LUCTRA’s lighting products are designed to combat issues including fatigue and listlessness that people experience due to a lack of exposure to natural light

LUCTRA’s lighting products are designed to combat issues including fatigue and listlessness that people experience due to a lack of exposure to natural light

Anyone who spends too much time at their desk knows how damaging a lack of daylight can be to their psychological wellbeing. In response to this issue, lighting brand LUCTRA has developed an intelligent system that replicates natural light to lessen the strain of late nights in the office. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Tue 8.9.

Mosaic: small tiles go large

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.09.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

A mosaic made from white glass and Carrara marble covers the surfaces surrounding the entrances and windows of the Lakewood Garden Mausoleum by HGA; photo:Paul Crosby

A mosaic made from white glass and Carrara marble covers the surfaces surrounding the entrances and windows of the Lakewood Garden Mausoleum by HGA; photo:Paul Crosby

Around for thousands of years, mosaic ceramic tiles are experiencing an architectural renaissance internationally thanks to a rethinking of their functional and aesthetic potential. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Sun 30.8.

Many Hands Make Light Work

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.08.2015 - Tagged as: ,

One end of the Infinito lamp directs light downwards onto a table surface, while the opposite end is twisted 90 degrees to provide ambient lighting

One end of the Infinito lamp directs light downwards onto a table surface, while the opposite end is twisted 90 degrees to provide ambient lighting

Lamps that can be controlled by gestures or bent by hand to direct the light source are among the many innovations developed by Taiwanese lighting brand QisDesign, which aims to ensure the future of interior illumination balances fun and functionality. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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The IN chair from Wilkhahn is designed to facilitate movement in the back, hips and legs through a patented 3D kinematics system known as Trimension

The IN chair from Wilkhahn is designed to facilitate movement in the back, hips and legs through a patented 3D kinematics system known as Trimension

Six years ago, German office-furniture brand Wilkhahn launched its revolutionary ON chair, which applied kinematic principles to stimulate the body’s core muscle groups and joints while seated at a desk. The company’s new IN chair offers a more compact and affordable alternative that uses technologies pioneered by the automotive and sportswear industries to intuitively integrate regular motion into the working day. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Thu 28.5.

Tapping innovation: Axor’s WaterDream 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.05.2015 - Tagged as: ,

The tradition of using glass for drinking water informed Jordane Vernet’s decision to stack drinking glasses on top of a conical spout

The tradition of using glass for drinking water informed Jordane Vernet’s decision to stack drinking glasses on top of a conical spout

A collaboration between German bathroom brand Axor, Swiss university ECAL and glassblower Matteo Gonet has resulted in a series of prototypal taps that show how future bathrooms could incorporate bespoke interchangeable fittings. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Mon 25.5.

Made in Pedrali: manufacturing tradition meets material innovation

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.05.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Pedrali's 2015 product launches demonstrate its competence in working with a wide range of materials. The 'Ara Lounge' chair is designed to optimise the inherent properties of polypropylene

Pedrali’s 2015 product launches demonstrate its competence in working with a wide range of materials. The ‘Ara Lounge’ chair is designed to optimise the inherent properties of polypropylene

Aluminium, concrete, wood and plastic were among a multiplicity of materials seen on the stand of premium Italian furniture brand Pedrali at this year’s Salone del Mobile. The company’s CEO, Giuseppe Pedrali, tells Architonic how decades of manufacturing experience have informed the methods used to produce its new collection. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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The outdoor kitchen elements can be supplemented with lounge seating, dining furniture, storage and other accessories to create a complete and ‘stylistically consistent’ outdoor living space

The outdoor kitchen elements can be supplemented with lounge seating, dining furniture, storage and other accessories to create a complete and ‘stylistically consistent’ outdoor living space

The new 2015 catalogue produced by Swedish furniture brand Röshults depicts its products positioned around the lounge and expansive terraces of a luxurious villa in the French city of Nice. The managing director of Röshults, Tobias Lindberg, explains that he wanted to show how the products could contribute to ‘many people’s idea of a dream lifestyle’, and tells Architonic how every design decision is targeted towards achieving this notion of stylish and sophisticated living. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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ECO-TERR® offers a sustainable alternative to poured terrazzo in the form of tiles incorporating pre-consumer aggregates of varying sizes and colors

ECO-TERR® offers a sustainable alternative to poured terrazzo in the form of tiles incorporating pre-consumer aggregates of varying sizes and colors

In addition to producing sustainable tiles made from familiar materials such as porcelain and cement, Miami brand COVERINGS ETC is pioneering the manufacture of solid surfaces that incorporate various types of industrial waste. Architonic speaks to its visionary founder, Ofer Mizrahi, about finding new and unexpected applications for recycled glass and aluminium salvaged from old aircraft. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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