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Milan 2015 Preview: FontanaArte

Io wall lamp by Claesson Koivisto Rune for FontanaArte

Claesson Koivisto Rune’s ‘Io’ for FontanaArte is a lighting fixture for the wall shaped like a small, curved lunar disc that can rotate on both longitudinal and transverse axes.     Say the designers, “Like a satellite with the planet around which it orbits, the Io lamp appears suspended, very close to the wall yet […]
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The Materialists: strasserthun

Materials mood boards in three-dimensional space: punkt6 offers visitors an immersive environment that shifts the paradigm when it comes to materials libraries

Stick a pin in the middle map of Switzerland and the chances are you’ve landed near Thun, a small town that’s home to a big player in terms of materials know-how. Long-established, high-end carpenters and fitters strasserthun invite architects, planners, designers and end-clients to visit them on their home turf at their game-changing new punkt6 […]
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Milan 2015 Preview: Nina Mair

Tilda side tables by Nina Mair, photo: Peter Philipp

With its round brass profile creating a frame shaped like parentheses, the Tilda side table is one of the designs by Nina Mair to be presented at Salone del Mobile 2015.     “This plain form is combined with a highly polished table top or colour tinted glass.” says Nina Mair. “The Tilda goes well […]
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Same But Different: Pfleiderer’s DST System

When you look at fire-protection products from Pfleiderer, it's not apparent that, in the case of a fire, they can also reduce the fire load

The DST system from Pfleiderer will raise designers’ creative freedom to a whole new level, because, with the DST range, interiors can be decked out with different surfaces, textures and core materials and can thus be used to satisfy many technical requirements. The system allows for a single overall impression to be made, despite the […]
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‘Buddy’ lamp, Northern Lighting 2015 Student Design Award Winner

‘Buddy’ lamp by Mads Sætter-Lassen

The winner of the Northern Lighting Student Design Award for 2015 is ‘Buddy’, a table lamp by Mads Sætter-Lassen with an extra feature, a small functional storage unit as its base.     Buddy was selected from 120 contributions from design talents representing design schools all over the Nordic countries. The winning entry was designed […]
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Milan 2015 Preview: Riva 1920

The Maui armchair by Terry Dwan is carved out from a single block of cedar wood. Also shown here, Eco and Legno Vivo, a series of stools and small tables.

At Salone del Mobile Riva 1920 will be celebrating 95 years this year with a retrospective view of its last 20 years of activity in addition to a series of novelties.     “The setting foresees that all the pieces of furniture will be on display over industrial shelving around the stand walls both inside […]
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‘Walrus’ Outdoor Sofa by Dirk Wynants for Extremis (BE)

'Walrus' Outdoor Sofa by Dirk Wynants for Extremis

Designer Dirk Wynants has created an all-season outdoor sofa, ‘Walrus’, for Belgian design brand Extremis with cushions made to remain outdoors.     Walrus uses “a super robust cover material to make a sleek, weatherproof and always ‘nice to look at’ sofa.” says Extremis. “An ingenious storage pouch in the back of the Walrus hides […]
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Working It, Living It: Arper’s new ‘soft-tech’ furniture

The 'Catifa 46' stool in situ and in service at Unilever's HQ in Hamburg; photo: Adam Mørk

Premium Italian design brand Arper has made it its job to look at our jobs – the ongoing changes in the where and the how we work – responding with a collection of high-performance furniture designs that don’t slack off in the aesthetics department. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)   read this article in full on Architonic
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Working It, Living It: Arper’s new ‘soft-tech’ furniture

The 'Catifa 46' stool in situ and in service at Unilever's HQ in Hamburg; photo: Adam Mørk

Premium Italian design brand Arper has made it its job to look at our jobs – the ongoing changes in the where and the how we work – responding with a collection of high-performance furniture designs that don’t slack off in the aesthetics department. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)   read this article in full on Architonic
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Milan 2015 Preview: Billiani

Spy armchair by Emilio Nanni for Billiani

At Salone del Mobile 2015 in April Italian furniture brand Billiani will be showing a solid beechwood armchair with padded and fabric-upholstered plywood seat called Spy by Emilio Nanni.     Says Billiani, “The fusion between frame and seat has never been so gentle. A careful study of construction gives Spy its distinguishing style through […]
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