The bold ‘Frame’ collection by Ceramiche Refin and STUDIO FM Milano
Following years of important projects with the protagonists in design and architecture, DesignTaleStudio, Refin’s creative ceramic laboratory, has chosen to hand this new project to a team of professionals experienced in visual communication and graphics, a skill that, finally, is receiving the recognition it deserves in product design. Hence, the collaboration on the Frame collection with STUDIO FM Milano, a Milan-based agency specialising in graphic design, corporate design and publishing, an agency that loves to experiment by combining architecture, design and art…
Two family-owned businesses: the legendary Italian fashion house Missoni and the Swedish flooring specialists Bolon have collaborated on this latest collection of woven vinyl floor coverings. Bearing Missoni’s unmistakable bold patterns, the vibrantly coloured collection comprises three different designs: reminiscent of Missoni’s trademark zigzag ‘Optical’, linear ‘Bayadere’ and equally distinctive but toned-down in its colourway, the monochrome ‘Flame.’ In total, the entire range is available in nine different versions and it was launched earlier in April during Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair and will be presented again in less than two weeks during the upcoming Clerkenwell Design Week in London (22 – 24 May). (more…)
New collection of Arabic-inspired tiles by Sweden's Claesson Koivisto Rune; photo by Mårten Claesson
There is no need to question Sweden’s prolific design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune‘s flair when it comes to architecture and design (and anything in between for that matter), yet during this year’s edition of Stockholm Design Week we have discovered yet another talent of one of studio’s founders’ – Mårten Claesson’s – that of photography. As a friend of Architonic, Mårten has agreed to share his images with us and we can now present you with a selection of his skillfully composed photographs taken at an inspiring exhibition showcasing Claesson Koivisto Rune’s latest collection of colourful, ornamental tiles inspired by traditional Arabic geometric patterns. (more…)
Established in 1898, Dinesen is a Danish family-owned manufacturer of world-famous solid wood planks. Made from carefully selected trees which are between 80 and 120 years old, some of Dinesen’s acclaimed hard-wearing planks reach up to an astonishing 15 meters in length. During our recent trip to Denmark, Architonic has paid a visit to the sawmill of this truly artisanal company and got a rare chance to watch, and capture, the meticulous production process of some of world’s best wooden floorboards. (more…)
The Italian manufacturer for high quality ceramic floor and wall tiles recently presented this new system, developed in cooperation with Simone Micheli. ‘Wire System’ is able to generate uninterrupted and fluid architectures and is designed to cover the surfaces of the domestic environments up to arrive to the wellness and spa areas, passing through the residential, the hotel and contract sector.
Tagina will exhibit during this year’s Salone del Mobile at Superstudio Più in Via Tortona 27.
The German manufacturer VIA produces concrete tiles especially for architectural renovation projects. We vistited them at their booth at this year’s BAU in Munich and got some detailed informations about this sophisticated flooring. Enjoy!
Dinesen flooring at the re-opened Saatchi Gallery in London
The Danish manufacturer Dinesen is a traditional brand for high quality plank floors. Founded in 1898 the company is still owned an managed by the same family. The uncomparable, imposingly wide and long planks Dinesen use for their floorings are made from European wood, from trees which are between 80 and 120 years old.
Dinesen floor planks at Saatchi Gallery
One of the last projects Dinesen realised was the plank floor for the re-opened Saatchi Gallery in London – a sponsoring of 5,000 m2 of Douglas fir flooring. This investment reflects Dinesen’s considerable growth in the UK in 2009.
Dinesen flooring at the famous Redeemer's Church in Copenhagen
The Swedish manufacturer Skulpturfabriken, located on the beautiful island of Gotland, is specialize in the design and fabrication of concrete products for both interior and exterior environments. The whole collection of the monolithic and sculptural products is designed by the Stina Lindholm.
The materials she uses include concrete, sometimes in combination with other natural material. These are made into benches, planters, counter tops, tabletops, and other applications.