Posts tagged as 'atrium'

Tue 3.3.

Multifaceted

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.03.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Tested: TÜV-certified as non-toxic and thus suitable for allergy sufferers.

Tested: TÜV-certified as non-toxic and thus suitable for allergy sufferers.

Some are timelessly classic, some fashionable and others spectacularly unusual – but there’s one thing that all OBJECT CARPET’s creations have in common: they have helped carpet shake off its outdated reputation and acquire a totally new image. The best example: “Pure Silk”, a new quality that is hard to beat when it comes to flamboyance and luxuriousness: 2.5 kilograms of pure silk go into making every single square metre. Each “Pure Silk” carpet is a hand-woven one-off for use in particularly special places. So it’s hardly surprising that the manufacturer of this glamorous product has been included in the Luxury Business Report 2013 and thus ranks amongst the top 50 luxury companies in Germany. (by Atrium)

 

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Mon 2.3.

Made-to-Measure Kitchens

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.03.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Innovative: at the push of a button, the "Xtend+" shelving unit vanishes behind a smooth surface.

Innovative: at the push of a button, the “Xtend+” shelving unit vanishes behind a smooth surface.

In the last ten to fifteen years, Leicht Küchen AG has undergone an impressive development: it has evolved from a quality manufacturer based in Swabia to a globally accepted brand. The company is located in the midst of the picturesque Ostalb area and, with its workforce of 520 employees, produces its kitchens on site – and thus entirely in Germany. The result: highly functional kitchens with a timeless, cosmopolitan design and a vocabulary of clear-cut forms. (by Atrium)

 

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Thu 26.2.

Bright Ideas

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Technical: Knot (2013) is produced by means of new 3D printing technology

Technical: Knot (2013) is produced by means of new 3D printing technology

If you think of ambient lighting, you think of him: Ingo Maurer has been regarded as a pioneer of revolutionary light sculptures since 1966. His fascinating work comprises numerous designs, from sober to playful, from oversized to filigree, from poetic to provocative. Even his very first light sculpture, the Bulb table lamp from 1966, made design history – as did its red, heart-shaped counterpart One From The Heart (1989), the pendant lamp Zettel’z (1997), which is hung with messages and encourages the owner to join in the creative process, Seven Rats (2007), which consists of plastic rodents in an illuminated metal cage, the Birds Birds Birds chandelier (1992) with its flocks of flying light bulbs, as well as his spectacular lighting installations for public projects and exhibitions. And what’s more, Ingo Maurer has taught us a new way of seeing. (by Atrium)

 

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Wed 25.2.

When Good Light Runs in the Family

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Simplicity: the forms of "CUT" by Torsten Neeland are reduced to the absolute minimum. It is available as a standard or table lamp.

Simplicity: the forms of “CUT” by Torsten Neeland are reduced to the absolute minimum. It is available as a standard or table lamp.

Anybody who knows ANTA knows good light and Gertrud Kracht as well. The entrepreneuse, who originates from Lower Bavaria, founded the ANTA lamp label more than 40 years ago. Thanks to her philosophy of finding the most economical form possible for top-class design, she has established her brand all over the world: there are avid ANTA admirers in countries as far apart as Alaska and Africa. In Germany alone, almost 350 retailers present the 36 families of models in the collection to her dedicated fans. The senior executive is energetically assisted by her son Kristian who, even as a young schoolboy, was a frequent visitor at the Schenefeld-based firm. And later on, as an adolescent, he provided logistical support when his mother returned from her extensive business travels with a huge supply of marble. (by Atrium)

 

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Tue 24.2.

Weightless Elegance

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Protected: both the "LI" table shown here and all the other models are covered by a Europe-wide design patent.

Protected: both the “LI” table shown here and all the other models are covered by a Europe-wide design patent.

It all started about 15 years ago, when brothers Gerhard and Dieter Nuss took over their parents’ furniture workshop in Pleisweiler in the Southern Palatinate. A customer commissioned them to redesign a living and dining area – including a large dining table. There wasn’t much space to work with and the table was to exude an air of lightness despite its considerable size. Together with André Steverding, the designer responsible for the project, they developed the idea of suspending one end of an L-shaped table from the ceiling with a stainless steel cable and thus making it seem to “float” in space. (by Atrium)

 

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Mon 23.2.

Ethics and Aesthetics

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

"Noon 3 white" pendant lamp, "Turntable" and "Morph" chair in oak

“Noon 3 white” pendant lamp, “Turntable” and “Morph” chair in oak

Between drawing board and production, Zeitraum’s solid wood furniture has to meet numerous decision criteria that are specific to the company and have mostly served as benchmarks since the firm was founded in 1990. “Our designs are a homage to purity: to unadulterated materials and consistency of form,” explains owner Birgit Gämmerler. “Right from the start, we have been committed to acting sustainably, to treating our staff and customers with respect and to ensuring that the origin and workmanship of our products are up to standard. All these things are a matter of principle as far as we’re concerned: a concept that is based on responsibility in every respect has to be based on a lot of different factors.” (by Atrium)

 

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Fri 20.2.

Furniture for Stylists

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Values: choice natural woods, a timeless design language and genuine hand-made craftsmanship are the hallmarks of the extensive Table and Chair collection

Values: choice natural woods, a timeless design language and genuine hand-made craftsmanship are the hallmarks of the extensive Table and Chair collection

Furniture by Village combines a vivacious, classic look with top quality and sophisticated functionality. A made-to-order repertoire turns dream homes into reality! “Not everything has to be perfect – but our furniture does,” says Village’s Managing Director Dirk Rüter self-confidently. (by Atrium)

 

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Thu 19.2.

Startup with a Background

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

The "M04" table collection shows restraint both in terms of its form and the thickness of its materials. Designer Thomas Merkel has thus created a lightweight look that's suitable for use in a variety of different areas

The “M04” table collection shows restraint both in terms of its form and the thickness of its materials. Designer Thomas Merkel has thus created a lightweight look that’s suitable for use in a variety of different areas

Even young companies can have a history – and S+ Systemmöbel is one such company. Since 2013, S+ has been continuing the business activities of the firm sdr+, which was established in 1995. The reason: the licences for part of its product range were due to expire. Now the company is run by Thomas Merkel, whose furniture designs already featured in the sdr+ catalogue, together with a new group of partners. All the latest S+ products originate from Merkel, an enthusiastic designer who has already received numerous awards. (by Atrium)

 

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