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  1. Ethimo for the Bill & Coo Hotel in Mykonos

    A typical Greek architecture among lush vegetation and crystal clear sea

    23/07/2018 - Just a stone’s throw from the golden beach of Agios Ioannis, located on the western side of the island, with its crystal clear sea and surrounded by lush, unspoilt vegetation, stands the luxury Bill & Coo Coast Suites Hotel Mykonos, an hotel that offers a seamless combination of style, nature, tradition and modernity, in a delicate balance with architectural elements and the typical colours of the island landscape.   Here, every space is designed with the utmost attention to detail and always with guest wellbeing in mind, to ensure relaxation and fun for all. Ethimo, with its Knit chairs and dining tables, designed by Patrick Norguet, takes centre stage in the Bill & Coo Hotel’s $Read news
  2. Chairs & More for the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva

    Babah seats for the refurbishment of the Library Events Room

    23/07/2018 - Babah seats by Chairs & More have played a leading role in the recent refurbishment of the Library Events Room in the renowned Palais des Nations, the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. This 300 square metre large conference room hosts a wide array of events, bringing together members of the international community to exchange information and ideas. Ready to accommodate the Geneva public are now a couple of hundred chairs supplied by the company, selected for this purpose by the architect of this prestigious project, Mrs Federica Perrini.   The majestic hall of the Palais des Nations Library is characterised by elements that, though few in number, are powerfully suggestive; $Read news
  3. The Fairy-Tale World of Qeeboo Return to Paris

    The new collection at Maison & Objet

    23/07/2018 - Back to the origins of design: here is Qeeboo's philosophy, a brand made of objects for daily use, expressly not bourgeois but suitable for all. Qeeboo will present its new collections on the occasion of Maison & Objet's September edition: Rabbit Lamp XS, by Stefano Giovannoni   The “Rabbit Chair” is the last creation that came out from Stefano Giovannoni’s magic hat, that becomes a family of products with a strong communicative media power. The rabbit is a gentle animal, lovable and tender. In Western and Eastern culture it symbolizes love and fertility, it is a sweet and auspicious object that brings good fortune and good wishes. Rabbit Chair Velvet Finish, by Stefano Giovannoni   The $Read news
  4. The Second Parisian Edition of Materials Village at Maison & Objet

    The Material ConneXion Italia hub @ Parc des Expositions de Paris

    23/07/2018 - The second Parisian edition of Materials Village, the Material ConneXion Italia hub dedicated to the promotion of innovative materials and new sustainable technologies, will be held from 7 to 11 September 2018. Thus, the most important international research and consultancy network on materials will be present within one of the main exhibitions focusing on interior design, decoration and architecture: Maison & Objet. Materials Village thereby embarks on an international journey characterised by participation in important events such as Milan Design Week, the London Design Festival, INDEX - Mozaik Indonesia and Paris Design Week, while the second appointment will take place within $Read news
  5. Vice, an hypermodern neo-Memphis interpretation of the table lamp

    Lucie Kaas with Esben Gravlev Rasmussen

    23/07/2018 - Lucie Kaas launches the lamp VICE by Esben Gravlev Rasmussen. Taking inspiration from the hypermodern neo-Memphis style, VICE exploits futurism, shapes and neon colors that merge into a combination of materials creating a mix of function, art and design. “When designing the VICE lamp, I have visually been inspired by the Memphis-style and its playful approach to shapes and colors. Just like the time when the Memphis movement was established, there is a need today to shake-up the standard “good taste” and instead embrace colors and shapes and be adventurous.” Esben Gravlev Rasmussen   The Memphis style arose in the 1980’s in Italy and is inspired by geometric Art Deco, bold Pop $Read news
  6. Industville at Stillhouse Moira

    New-vintage industrial inspired lighting and furniture

    20/07/2018 - Stillhouse Moira changes its look. The team at John Diven & Co are to praise for the renovation and John Diven himself for the exquisite design work. Their choice to use Industville products really made this a stunning remodel.   Industville specialises in the design and manufacture of vintage industrial inspired lighting and furniture. They pride themselves on offering an array of high quality, handcrafted design- led lighting and furniture. When the Stillhouse Moira was looking to revamp their bar with an industrial flare, they found the perfect fit at John Diven & Co with Industville lighting and bar stools.   John Diven & Co provide bespoke architectural joinery products $Read news
  7. Continuous surfaces with marble, stone or concrete effect

    Casalgrande Padana presents Kontinua collection at Cersaie 2018

    19/07/2018 - With the occasion of Cersaie 2018, Casalgrande Padana integrates the large-format collection Kontinua with new finishes and colours. Kontinua brings both the emotion of natural materials and the performances of the highest ceramic technology into the contemporary living world.   The collection perfectly combines the high performances offered by the most advanced ceramic technology with a natural aesthetic: large format, ultra-thin thickness and high strength. The lightweight, unbroken surfaces provided by large-format tiles redefine design boundaries, allowing us to create ambitious residential and commercial spaces without compromising on the performance and aesthetics $Read news
  8. Hotel Lutetia in Paris: a new project for Lema Contract

    The refurbishment project by Jean-Michel Wilmotte

    19/07/2018 - Following a complete refurbishment that took more than four years and had a total cost of more than 200 million euros, the iconic Hôtel Lutetia has officially reopened its doors on the 12th of July, in Paris Saint Germain arrondissement. First opened in 1910, by Margherite Boucicaut, to host the wealthy families that came to Paris to shop at the nearby Bon Marchè, Lutetia immediately became a meeting point for writers and artists: from Joyce to Beckett, from Hemingway to Picasso. Acquired in 2010, year of its 100th birthday, by the Israeli group Alrov, it is the only 5 star hotel on the Rive Gauche. Lutetia Hotel perfectly represents Lema’s essence, which has always been strongly $Read news
  9. Synth, harmonizing water

    The new faucet collection by Mina

    19/07/2018 - Water temperature and flow rate are like volume and melody tone which should be carefully regulated in order to reach the ideal comfort. Mina has created the new Synth faucet collection.   The starting point is: water control through the tap control. It is a stainless steel cylinder enriched with incisions and grooves which allow to regulate movements.   The focus of the project is the workmanships of steel, this is one of the Mina’s strengths. Moreover, a thin shadow is created by a flute on the handle which enhances the link between light and surface. The brushed stainless steel finish appears in all its brilliance and well tunes with the surrounding environment.   A $Read news
  10. New Artemide showroom opens in Zurich

    The new space on the Lighting Competence Centre on Albulastrasse

    19/07/2018 - The familiar light fixtures from Italy have been displayed at the Artemide Lighting Competence Centre on Albulastrasse in Zurich since fall 2017. Now the final touches have been completed on the interior as well. The official opening was Thursday, 28 June 2018.   In the centrally located showroom, Artemide, the renowned manufacturer of designer light fixtures and architectural lighting from Italy, displays numerous products from its range. The spacious and modern setting offers visitors the opportunity to experience luminaires from the Design, Architectural and Outdoor collections in their specific applications and take home some inspiring impressions.   In addition to $Read news
  11. Light and Shadows, Undulating Curves, Transparent Material

    Latest creations by Thierry Vidé Design at M&O

    19/07/2018 - Thierry Vidé Design will be on show at the next edition of Maison & Objet, where they will present their latest creations, including Crystal lamps, lamps designed by Jean-Sébastien & Félicien Vidé and «the Cloud» wall lamp in 'mini version'. The crystal is a paradox of the transparency of the material and its asymmetrical forms: a strong sign that expresses all the creativity of its designers. In this family-owned business, mirror polished stainless steel is the identity of its creators. Thierry, who was a sculptor, was able to use this material in the transparent process thanks to the perfortation and the delicacy of its curves which allows undeniable pleasure. His sons have $Read news
  12. Renson and OpenMotics are joining forces

    ‘Creating healthy spaces’? We’re proving it together!

    18/07/2018 - Ghent-based specialist in building automation, OpenMotics, has recently become an official part of Waregem-based Renson, trendsetter in ventilation, sun protection, and ‘outdoor living’. And that has opened up several challenging perspectives for both parties. “We at Renson have known for some time now that ‘healthy and comfortable living’ goes beyond just those products that we develop for this purpose,” says CEO Paul Renson. “And now, thanks to this partnership, we have a concrete ‘cloud’ solution in-house.” Pieter De Clerck (CEO OpenMotics): “As far as we’re concerned, building automation should be as natural in a house as running water or electricity. I like to compare the $Read news
  13. Mosaic inspired by the art of 18th century

    Grand Tour, the Mutaforma collection designed by Gupica

    18/07/2018 - Ethereal landscapes, souvenirs de voyage, symmetric mosaic designs and iterated geometric patterns with nuances and delicate transparencies. For Grand Tour collection designed for Mutaforma, Gupica is inspired by Italian aesthetics as perceived by European travellers in the 18th and 19th century.   The collection originates from an ancient vision of the natural and architectural landscape based on a mix of images, experiences, thoughts and visual suggestions. MUTAFORMA’s innovative material, the world’s smallest glass tessera (TILLA®, as small as 1.5x1.5 mm), made it possible for Gupica to create a collection of variable geometries, ranging from large landscape views to tiny $Read news
  14. North, Suspension Floor Light

    Arik Levy and Vibia explore the concept of deconstruction

    18/07/2018 - “North is a system within space. It’s like the light from the sun that changes its height and position over the year”, Arik Levy   With North for Vibia, Arik Levy has come up with a new category of lamp. One that fuses a floor lamp and a suspended lamp, recreating a floating effect.   North marks a new archetypal light fitting. Combining two typologies, floor and suspension. A floating fitting, hanging from the ceiling in an almost imperceptible way while the electrical connection is provided at floor level. NORTH generates a uniform light with a localised character that is flexible, provided where it is needed. The counterweight placed on the ground guides the electrical $Read news
  15. The new washbasins by Ceramica Cielo

    Minimal shapes for the proposals designed by Andrea Parisio, Giuseppe Pezzano and Luca Cimarra

    17/07/2018 - Ceramica Cielo presents the new washbasins designed by Andrea Parisio, Giuseppe Pezzano and Luca Cimarra. Ceramics is always the protagonist. In such new proposals it creates endless combinations as well as colour and matter plays for bathroom fittings characterised by essential lines, sharp geometries and a minimal aesthetics.   Tino e Tina - design Andrea Parisio, Giuseppe Pezzano The beauty of small things Capacious, deep and with a sweetly tapered edge, Tino and Tina are the washbasins for those who love essential aesthetics without sacrificing practicality. Sweet, enveloping and generous forms enhance the plasticity of the material they are the protagonists of: ceramics.   Eco $Read news
  16. SEM, the new furniture brand by Spotti Milano

    The first collection designed by Giacomo Moor, Marcante-Testa and Elisa Ossino

    17/07/2018 - Spotti Milano, the historic design showcase at Viale Piave 27, presents SEM (Spotti Edizioni Milano), a new brand of home furnishings, designed and produced in Italy. The first collection is characterized a strong but subtle impact, to reflect the identity and future direction of the brand. Giacomo Moor, Marcante-Testa and Elisa Ossino are three different but complementary voices in the creative field, and each has interpreted the same initial idea in their own manner: approaching different areas - project development, industrial process and craftsmanship - in a way that enhances them all.    Designed for mass production, the pieces used by SEM to project its image to the public $Read news
  17. MisuraEmme partners of Magister Canova

    Venice hosts a multimedia exhibition devoted to the Neoclassical sculptor

    17/07/2018 - MisuraEmme meets art in the splendid setting of the Scuola Grande della Misericordia in Venice as a partner for the exhibition Magister Canova. During the first major multimedia exhibition devoted to the Neoclassical sculptor, MisuraEmme is once again furnishing the Lounge with its iconic design creations.   The exhibition dedicated to the famous Venetian sculptor, which is part of a three-part series that began last year with Giotto and will end in 2019 with Raffaello, is an emotional journey that dialogues with the contemporary world. Indeed, new technologies have been used to exalt art, creating spectacular reconstructions and illusory visions that both investigate and enhance $Read news
  18. Arqui, a Reflection of the Architectural New Mexico

    Please Wait to be Seated with the founders of Kinfolk Magazine

    17/07/2018 - "Once a year we plan to add two new rugs to our ARQUI collection." The two rug designs have been created in a collaboration between Please Wait to be Seated and the founders of Kinfolk Magazine, Ouur. They have been inspired by the architectural New Mexico which has, with its mysterious ambience, been the foundation of the rugs available in two different sizes.   The basic idea is to get inspired by abstract architectural images from unknown places and spaces.  These limited edition, architecturally inspired thick weaved rugs, are ideal for a snug childhood space or a teen’s private room. They can even grace the walls of a living room or function as a cosy first step in the $Read news
  19. Sancal in Black and White

    The perfect match of all times

    16/07/2018 - The grey chromatic scale or the black-white monochromatism is a combination with a future as bright as its past. As far as memory allows us, we visualize the past in this chromatic combination. Newspapers and books, the classic films and its mysterious stars, the family´s old photos or important events covered by the first television reports that have marked recent history. However, this colourless duo is still in force and moves away from old connotations, because it´s the most anachronistic and perfect match of all times. An artistic resource that goes beyond passing trends, it´s used in different disciplines like audiovisual arts, design and fashion. Sancal admires the $Read news
  20. HI-MACS® for the Frankfurt Airport’s new Open Air Deck



    16/07/2018 - Opening this Spring, Fraport AG, the operating company of Germany’s largest aviation hub, has opened an innovative roof terrace to the departure area of Frankfurt Airport, Terminal 1. As of April, the “Open Air Deck” in the transit zone welcomes visitors with a dramatic view over the airport apron. Not only is the view spectacular - but the HI-MACS® furniture is an eye-catcher, too, with an inviting seating area.   Organic design for the outdoor furniture The furniture for the 138-square-meter terrace was designed by the award winning Studio 3deluxe. The interdisciplinary creative team has been operating in architecture, design and art since 1992 and is known for its organic $Read news

Quote of the day

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.

Arthur Erickson