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  1. SNOWSOFA, complete well-being

    A new sofa of Caimi Brevetti designed by Sezgin Aksu

    20/11/2018 - SNOWSOFA is an acoustic, high back sofa of Caimi Brevetti, designed by Sezgin Aksu to offer ergonomics and acoustic well-being in a single piece of furniture.   The design and production path at Caimi Brevetti has always been marked by the attention to people and their comfort, so the constant pursuit of quality is essential and priority value. This product was selected during the ADI Index 2018 event. The characteristic pleated curtain is manufactured using Snowsound Fiber acoustic fabric, which is a sound-absorbing material that guarantees privacy and comfort without creating bothersome muffled effects. Caimi Brevetti on ARCHIPRODUCTS $Read news
  2. Hand-made in Italy is on display in Miami

    Ceramica Cielo opens a new store

    20/11/2018 - Ceramica Cielo widens its horizons towards foreign markets with the new exhibition space opening in Miami in the heart of the Design District. On Thursday the 1st of November the company opens a window to the world of handmade ceramics in Italy. The layout of the store, as well as many of the brand's collections, bears the signature of the two Art Directors, Andrea Parisio and Giuseppe Pezzano.   In this setting with an area of about 100 square metres, the new flagship store portrays the cultural heritage of the brand in a contemporary way – through the perfect combination of shapes, colours and materials – creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The choice of neutral tones $Read news
  3. HI-MACS® for a residential project in London

    Artillery Mansions. A restyling in total white by FORMstudio

    19/11/2018 - FORMstudio has reconfigured and refurbished a residential London apartment using HI-MACS® in fresh Alpine White.   Taking on the challenge of reconfiguring and refurbishing the apartment for its private client owner, Project Architect and Associate Mike Neale chose HI-MACS® in Alpine White for a central ‘floating’ block that conceals an existing structural column and houses a home office workstation. Articulated with a concealed LED lighting strip around its top edge, the block incorporates a desk and shelves in HI-MACS® natural acrylic stone, turning what was once a dark, uninspired area into a light, bright, durable workspace with a fresh, modern feel. ‘The clients wanted a $Read news
  4. Corradi between Paris and Madrid

    Three events: EquipHotel, Veteco and EquipBaie

    19/11/2018 - A European November is on the way for Corradi, which decided to start the autumn season with 3 trade show events between France and Spain: in Paris for EquipBaie and EquipHotel and, at the same time, in Madrid for Veteco.   Curtain raising from 11 to 15 November at EquipHotel, event dedicated to the hotel and catering sector, for which Corradi has selected a hybrid version of Maestro pergola, consisting of canvas and blades, in a new chrome green.   Second act, from 13 to 16 November in Madrid with Veteco, the trade show where Corradi has presented the Spanish debut of Millenium® Celeb. Presented in Dark Bronze, with lights incorporated in pillars and runners.   Then $Read news
  5. Metalmobil furnishes the B59 Hotel

    Cozy and relaxing atmosphere in the heart of Iceland

    19/11/2018 - Right in the heart of Iceland, located in the town of Borgarnes, a brand new and modern hotel has opened including a wide selection of Metalmobil products. Uni, Uni-Ka, Kontea, Abaco+, Punto, MT and Space are the collections selected by the interior designer Harpa Lind to decorate the indoor spaces of the building, in order to create a cozy and relaxing atmosphere.   Designed to meet the highest standards in terms of ergonomics and durability, Metalmobil’s products furnish the areas dedicated to hospitality and socializing of B59 hotel. in the bar area Uni and Uni-Ka are combined with the MT table: both are characterized by an unmistakable quilted texture and a warm brown upholstery, $Read news
  6. Christmas According to Vondom

    Forest collection by Ramón Esteve

    19/11/2018 - Ramón Esteve has designed for Vondom FOREST, a backlit piece shaped after a geometric abstraction of a Christmas tree. Its clean, depurated lines make FOREST a sober, timeless complement.   The interior lighting, with a RGB LED bulb system, creates a surrounding atmosphere due to the use of light and color, which can be adjusted according to the moment and the ambiance desired.   FOREST is the result of a severe formal synthesis. Its high-quality material makes this piece lightweight as well asresistenat. It is perfect for both indoor and outdoor spaces.   A magic tree that invites you to be immersed in the pure, beauty nature, together with your beloved ones, into $Read news
  7. Kasthall’s Classic Rug Changes Its Look

    Nine new colors and three new patterns for the collection designed by Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg

    19/11/2018 - Kasthall’s Classic rug, designed by the former design director of Kasthall, Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg, was launched in 2011. Seven years later, the Kasthall Design Studio is now delighted to present this contemporary classic in nine new colors and three new patterns.   As the name suggests, Kasthall’s hand tufted Classic rug has become a true icon over the years. Now the rug is being updated in new colors and patterns to keep it contemporary and in tune with current and future styles and trends. Classic is now available in no less than nine new hues, from powdery brown, beige and light pink tones to lively pink and turquoise colors. The new colors are drawn from Kasthall’s three $Read news
  8. Archiproducts Design Awards 2018: winners announced

    The selection of the products that were successfull in the third edition of Archiproducts Design Awards 2018 is finally revealed! From furniture to decor, from lifestyle to construction, 100 entries win a place on the podium and become examples of the status quo of the international creative scene. The jury – made up of 40 international architecture studios, communication agencies, journalists, and architecture photographers – assessed over 600 product applications from 400 brands from the world over. The selection was far from straightforward, and recognized research into the best formal and material solutions, as well as the ability to anticipate practical and conceptual scenarios in $Read news
  9. From Italo Calvino’s story to the Pointillisme of Signac and Seurat

    Alessandro Mendini reinterprets the Alpi wood with three archaic forms. The Tre Primitivi exhibition

    16/11/2018 - Until December 20, the Alpi showroom in Milan will host the Tre Primitivi exhibition by Alessandro Mendini. Three archaic forms – Qfwfq, Ayl and Luna & Sole – designed for the occasion and named after the main characters of “Without Colors” in Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomics, the common thread running through the creative thinking behind the exhibition, here realized with the new woods Pointillisme COL and Pointillisme B/N from the Atelier Mendini with Alex Mocika.   A re-edition of the first wood made by ALPI for the Atelier Mendini in 1991, Pointillisme COL and B/N and re-proposed in two versions, one colored “solar” and one in different shades of grey “lunar”. Polychrome dots $Read news
  10. The new outdoor collection designed by John Pawson for Salvatori

    Pure shapes in Bianco Carrara marble with the golden hues of sandstone

    16/11/2018 - Salvatori presents 'Span', the new outdoor collection designed by John Pawson. The collection was conceived as a family of simple, functional pieces with the character deriving from the details of proportion and precise manner in which horizontal and vertical, curved and angled, smooth and textured elements combine.   “For me everything depends on clarity of line, form and junction”. The words of John Pawson are brought to life perfectly in this new collection: a series of tables and benches, all bearing his trademark understated style.   The benches and table, pairing classic Bianco Carrara marble with the golden hues of sandstone, are the first products in our home $Read news
  11. Classic atmospheres of the Capital for the Margutta 19

    Arassociati choose Scirocco H to heats up the 5-star hotel

    16/11/2018 - Scirocco H is the company chosen to heat up the bathrooms of the Margutta 19, a 5-star hotel located a stone's throw from Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo in an exclusive building in via Margutta, one of the most characteristic and picturesque streets of Rome, also known as the 'street of artists”.   The architectural project, curated by the Arassociati firm, involved the radical renovation of the interiors of an ancient four-storey building, with a private garden, in the heart of Rome’s historical center, interpreting the classic atmospheres of the Capital, combining elegance and contemporary design.   The design towel warmer Roma has been chosen to heat up all the $Read news
  12. Magis in Tokyo

    Simple and eclectic style for the new Showroom

    16/11/2018 - Magis reopens its Tokyo Showroom once again on the 1st floor of Aoyama Building. Design Fresco studio, which has worked with the flagship shops of overseas brand such as Leica, Mikimoto and Omega, designed the space suited to the Italian brand in a simple but eclectic way.   The display area has been increased and besides the masterpieces, representing the brand worldwide, also the new collection “Brut” design Konstantin Grcic and “Vitrail” design Inga Sempé will be on show. With this, we are confident to lead you into the spirit of the Magis world.   Magis opened the first showroom in Japan, located in Shinjuku in 2009 and it was then transferred to the present Aoyama $Read news
  13. A mix of colours and reference materials

    Ceramiche Caesar for Maremà Shopping Centre's floors

    16/11/2018 - Ceramiche Caesar has contributed to the indoor spaces of the Maremà Shopping Centre, an ideal space for shopping at the centre of the Maremma, by supplying porcelain stoneware of its One and Life collections.   Life, the series which takes its inspiration from the refined simplicity of wood, has been chosen for the walls of the restroom in its warm Walnut colour, and the subtle nuance of Oak for the refreshment area. Both in the original 14.7x120 cm size, Walnut and Oak have become the strong points - each with its own distinctive features - of a project that combines design with aesthetic harmony.   The One collection - perfect meeting point between the tradition of cotto $Read news
  14. Oriental Contaminations for Living Divani

    The Rivulet chair and the Tonbo coat hanger designed by Junpei & Iori Tamaki

    15/11/2018 - Founded in 2013 by the Japanese Junpei Tamaki and the Taiwanese Iori Tamaki, Junpei & Iori Tamaki revisits the oriental heritage in graphical and conceptual terms. Strong iconicity and a language open to cultural contaminations distinguish the Rivulet chair and the symbolic Tonbo coat hanger designed for Living Divani, sculpture-like furniture able to personalize any environment in the name of visual purity.   The Rivulet chair has a metallic or wooden structure, embellished with a decorative weaving that becomes its characterizing element. By changing structure and covering materials, its concept can also be replicated for the outdoor, customizing these spaces with eclecticism.   Available $Read news
  15. Iris Apfel. 'Simplicity is a state of mind'

    The New Yorker trendsetter reinterprets the glass objects by Nude

    15/11/2018 - She is about 5 foot tall and counts 97 years. With her oversized spectacles and her deep red lipstick she is arguably the most influential and iconic figure of today’s fashion and design world. Iris Apfel, collector and trendsetter from the Big Apple, is responsible for Nude’s latest collection of decorative objects and home accessories.   In close collaboration with a team of inhouse designers, Iris has revisited some of the most representative collections from the Nude catalogue, copiously adding and variegating colors.   'As you can see I am hardly a minimalist', says Iris Apfel. 'I love to layer accessories and dress in colour, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think $Read news
  16. Design, Craftsmanship and Women Empowerment

    GAN Women's Unit: the brand's new project for Indian women

    15/11/2018 - GAN Women’s Unit was born from the close relationship and professional attunement between GAN’s Director Mapi Millet and the prestigious designer Patricia Urquiola. It is based on the fruitful link between design and craftsmanship, however, it has gone a step further. The idea places its trust in a country with great craftsmanship tradition and in women as the engine behind entrepreneurial initiatives. The goal is clear: help them achieve independence and decision-making power through stable and well-paid work.   GAN Women’s Unit was born in 2010, when development for the BANDAS collection had just begun. Urquiola adapted her design to allow women to reconcile their work life $Read news
  17. Decorative Screen as Abstract Artwork

    Kazimir, the Colé Italian Design Label project inspired by Malevich works

    15/11/2018 - For the decorative Kazimir screen designed for Colé Italian Design Label, the Dutch designer Julia Dozsa drew inspiration from the works by the renowned painter Malevich, a pioneer in the geometric abstractionism of 20th century Russian avant-gardes, and the founder of Suprematism.   Kazimir combines its historical function as partition wall with the explosive aesthetical effect of a painting. The designer was inspired by the famous painter’s belief that “the object has no meaning in itself, but only when it is expressed and filled with colour”.   “I transformed myself into the zero of shapes and went beyond the zero, that is, towards non-objective creation”, explains $Read news
  18. Cristina Celestino + cc-tapis

    The new Envolée carpet. Delicate like the wings of a butterfly

    15/11/2018 - Envolée, the new project by Cristina Celestino for cc-tapis, takes inspiration from one of the most delicate architectures present in nature: the wings of a butterfly. Observed under a microscope, their beauty is so sophisticated that it defies any type of description.   They are ephemeral structures, characterized by iridescent, hypnotic and marvelous scales. The wings of lepidopterans butterflies look like brushstrokes, like paintings in motion. The elegance of their composition, under an attentive eye, has the consistency of a fabric. A consideration which lead Cristina Celestino to translate that which is not visible to the naked eye into a macro scale.   The decorative $Read news
  19. L&L Luce&Light illuminates Casa sul Parco project

    living comfort and energy efficiency in Fidenza historic city centre

    15/11/2018 - L&L Luce&Light, an Italian company that specialises in the production of LED lighting fixtures, has provided the lighting in the outdoor areas of the Casa sul Parco (literally the house on the park), a housing complex in Fidenza’s historic city centre that features the highest possible levels of living comfort and energy efficiency.   Casa sul Parco project is designed by DelBoca + Partners and the architects Simona and Giovanni Rossi. It is a residential complex composed of ten housing units that are cutting edge in terms of their architecture and energy use. The building has received both passive house certification from Passive House Italia and active house certification from $Read news
  20. Vintage Mood Encounters

    New Tacchini armchairs, poufs and coffee tables designed by Studiopepe

    14/11/2018 - Tacchini presents Pastilles, the new collection of armchairs, poufs and coffee tables designed by Studiopepe.   This collaboration follows the successful Milan Fuorisalone event earlier this year which featured ‘Club Unseen’, an imaginary cocktail bar with retro furniture and cool music, where 'Avant-garde atmospheres and cinema influences to dive in a sophisticated creative imaginary'. For this project Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto, the creative minds behind the consultancy, have chosen Julep and Sesann, two of the most iconic pieces of Tacchini collection.   Pastilles is a collection of small armchairs, ottomans and coffee tables, with soft and enveloping shapes $Read news

Quote of the day

"A building’s architectonic quality is not determined by the professionalism with which it was built, but by the part it plays in architectural discussion. A building only becomes architecture when it is discussed; i.e. when it plays a part in cultural discussion."

~ Carel Weeber quoted by Van Dijk and De Graaf (1990)