Verner Panton’s Globe in New Materials

Brass, acrylic, red and blue

24/04/2016 - It is the interplay of materials, colours and shapes that characterises Verner Panton’s VP GLOBE. This lamp’s beauty lies in the unity of its contrasts. To mark the 90th anniversary of Panton’s birth, the Danish furniture and lamp manufacturers, Verpan are launching a new version of VP GLOBE. VP GLOBE is one of Panton’s most iconic pendant lamps. To honour Verner, his idiom and his international life, Verpan are launching a new version with a brass finish. Brass, acrylic, red and blue After discussions with the designer’s widow, Marianne Panton, Verpan decided upon a brass finish as an alternative to aluminium. Its golden tones will interact...

Maxalto in Taipei

The Maxalto “new classic” essence illustrated in the new space

24/06/2016 - The Store B&B Italia Taipei, inaugurated in 2014, has been extended by adding 300 sqm, dedicated exclusively to the Maxalto collections, to the already existing 800 sqm destined to B&B Italia.   The interior design project, implemented by B&B Italia R&D centre with the supervision of architect Antonio Citterio for the architectonic features, exquisitely and elegantly illustrates the Maxalto “new classic” essence: contemporary classical furnishings combining excellent materials, high-quality craftsmanship, exclusive details and bespoke solutions.   The Store B&B Italia Taipei, thanks also to the skill and professionalism...

#Maxalto#B&B Italia#B&B Italia Taipei#Antonio Citterio
kayak awarded with the Compasso d’Oro Honourable Mention

The chair designed by Patrick Norguet for Alias

23/06/2016 - Compasso d’Oro Honourable Mention to the kayak chair designed by Patrick Norguet for Alias. The prestigious recognition was assigned to the historic brand of Italian design by the international jury of the Prize Compasso d’Oro ADI, which reaches this year its XXIV edition.   “It is a great honour for us to be awarded these titles which take on special significance at this stage in the life of our company. Alias, in fact, has now regained its full independence. We have been focusing on strengthening our roots, which reach deep into the soil of authentic Italian design. The COMPASSO D’ORO HONOURABLE MENTION assigned to project “kayak”...

#Alias#Kayak#Patrick Norguet#Compasso d'Oro#Menzione d'Onore
A big monolith in natural stone and bronze

The new kitchen project by TM Italia

23/06/2016 - Neolite is the evolution of TM Italia’s Petra concept characterized by the use of natural stone. Thanks to seamlessly applied slats of Brown Gold natural stone, the large work island at the centre of the kitchen acts like a big monolith dominating the space. A large antique bronze insert encircles the upper part of the island like the precious buckle of a treasure chest. It conceals the sink, hob and extractor hood. The oven is vertically extractable.   The tall composition consists of two parts: one closed, with four columns and retractable doors with an antique bronze finish. These columns house ultra-modern kitchen appliances and offer ample space for food...

#TM Italia#Neolite
White marble, anthracite details

Tubone by Antrax IT for Hotel Adriatic in Rovinj

22/06/2016 - Not simply a fashionable hotel but a veritable beauty experience, Rovinj's Hotel Adriatic goes well beyond any traditional definitions of hospitality making for a dynamic content concept. Obviously you can sleep, eat and drink here but, first and foremost, it is a place for boundless dreams. The wonder starts at its large windows framing the hotel's Istria coast panorama or views over the old centre's narrow alleyways and does not diminish inside the building. Its rooms are rendered unique by installations and art work by artists from Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Germany and France and its own blend of history, creativity and design.   Hotel Adriatic...

#Antrax IT#Hotel Adriatic#Rovigno#Tubone#Radiatore
A house at 57 metres up in the Parisian sky

LAKE + HomeAway on Eiffel Tower during UEFA Euro 2016

20/06/2016 - What would it be like to be the f irst traveller in the world to sleep in the monument that symbolises France? What would you feel, a dmiring the Ville Lumière from up high in the Eiffel Tower as you are getting out of bed in the morning? Those are a couple of the questions that LAGO, a leading company in the design and production of designer furniture, a sked itself when chosen by HomeAway, a global leader in online vacation rentals, to furnish part of a very special apartment: one suspended 57 metres above Paris in one of the most iconic monuments in the world, the Eiffel Tower.   ‘The concept of an apartment suspended over Paris was completely in tune...

#Lago#HomeAway#Parigi#Tour Eiffel#UEFA Euro 2016
Serial Planks. When imperfection beco­mes an added value

The bronze collection designed by Francesco Faccin for Nilufar

17/06/2016 - Francesco Faccin designed for Nilufar Gallery "Serial Planks", the collection of furniture made with a series of bronze planks used to create an infinite number of shapes. A larch plank (150 cm long and 7 cm wide) was used to make the mould and replicate the bronze planks, which despite being the same, are different due to the ancient manual process they are made with, where imperfection beco­mes an added value.   The bronze collection is manufactured by Fonderia Artistica Battaglia and designed exclusively for Nilufar Gallery. "Serial Planks" was presented during the last Milano Design Week at Fonderia Artistica Battaglia spaces...

#Serial Planks#Nilufar Gallery#Francesco Faccin#Fonderia Artistica Battaglia
Viccarbe furnishes Hostelworld headquarters in Dublin

An open-space enriched with vibrant, dynamic and colorful pieces

24/06/2016 - It may be a cliché but the world is smaller than it used to be, travel nowadays is a rite of passage for the millennial generation who look on the planet as a place for exploration, an affirmation of that which unites rather than divides. Staying in hostels remains the preferred accommodation for under 35s providing cheap, cheerful and affordable lodgings.   Hostelworld is the leading global hostel-booking platform, operating across 170 countries in 33,000 properties. For their headquarters in Dublin located in the effervescent Docklands area of the city and designed by Henry J. Lyons Architects the company selected Viccarbe furniture to communicate the company...

Mystic & Chic

Aldeco presents the sensual side of Interior Decoration

24/06/20106 - MYSTIC: Mysterious, Dramatic & Desirable, with a special touch of ethnic and natural influences. CHIC: Refers to the most Elegant & Glamorous trends in our new fabrics.   In this collection, Aldeco presents the sensual side of Interior Decoration, where patterned velvets remind us to the craft and human heritages, and jacquard fabrics presented with worn finishes, revealing their timeless beauty essences. This collection is complemented by rich geometric embroideries and ethnic-inspired designs, with a diverse variety of fabrics such as linen, satin, polyester, velvet, jacquard, ottoman, chenille, etc.   Mystic & Chic is a collection with 217 new...

#Aldeco#Mystic & Chic
Industrial inspirations for antoniolupi

Shawà, a new freestanding shower column for indoor or outdoor

24/06/2016 - SHAWÀ is a contemporary reinterpretation of an industrial type shower column. A new freestanding shower column studied to be used indoor or outdoor. An assembly of pipes in different thicknesses characterized by essential and clean lines where the spout reaches a diameter of 115 mm.   Shawà comes complete with mixer and diverter for handshower. The hand shower in stainless steel can have two functions by simply changing out the aerator, with an included tool.   The water connections are from the floor, and it’s extremely easy installation allows for a variety of usages. If installed outdoor it can dismantled to avoid climatic problems...

New Trio King Edison

Mineheart launches the triptych of iconic King Edison

24/06/2016 - Mineheart has just launched a New Trio King Edison. The new Trio King Edison takes Mineheart’s original iconic design and turns the glam factor up to maximum. Featuring three gold King Edison lights hanging from a single ceiling rose in a descending waterfall configuration the Trio chandelier is truly majestic.   The King Edison pendant is designed by Young & Battaglia and combines the simplicity of an Edison-style light bulb with the romance and glamour of a Kings chandelier . Each Pendant consists of ​ ​a miniature brass chandelier inside a hand blown clear glass shade. The duality of the King Edison design which merges classic and modern genres enables...

#Mineheart#Trio King Edison#Young & Battaglia
Devon&Devon in Stars and Stripes

New flagship store in Nashville, Tennesse

23/06/2016 - Devon&Devon has recently opened up a new flagship store in Nashville, Tennessee, in partnership with Francois&Co, a popular US company famous for its high-end interior decoration.   After the founding of the subsidiary Devon&Devon USA, the opening of the flagship store in Chicago's Merchandise Mart, and by the end of the summer, another flagship store in Naples, Florida, the Florentine company is continuing in its gradual expansion in the stars and stripes' market.   The Nashville store, designed by the brand's art director Paola Tanini, overlooks, through an elegant window, 10th Avenue South Suite, in the city's historic district,...

Flat: contemporary comfort

Architectural character for the outdoor furniture

24/06/2016 - FLAT is a collection of outdoor furniture designed by Mario Ruiz for GANDIABLASCO. Its contemporary lines and architectural character make it a highly versatile option that can be combined together to customise both small and large scale exterior projects, from terraces and private gardens to contract applications.   The FLAT collection is now extended to include the chill day bed launched in 2016. A snug and comfortable bed, perfect for enjoying a moment of calm and relaxation either alone or with friends. FLAT includes a large variety of furniture elements that features; shelving, hammocks, beds, armchairs, modular sofas, poufs, rocking chairs, chairs, stools,...

Tail, the table easy to move

Arik Levy for Palau

23/06/2016 - Two years after the launches of Fence table, Arik Levy designed for Palau a new side table: Tail. Tail table is entirely made of steel and comes in different colours.  The Tail owes its name to the practical handle at the top, which looks like a ‘tail’ and makes the table easier to move. The series is recently expanded with 2 variations: Tail folded and Tail corner.   The “fold” in Tail folded makes it possible to store or put aside magazines or a book. The extra “corner” in Tail corner enables you to put your coffee or mobile outside your working surface.  Palau on

#Tail#Arik Levy#Palau
Bio Fireplaces even in Summer

Create an entertaining atmosphere for your outdoor with Bio-Blaze fireplaces

23/06/2016 - Illuminated and warmed your porches, terraces and gardens! With bio Bio-Blaze fireplaces it is easy and secure. A modern and minimal design makes these models suitable for any environment.  To create atmosphere or mitigate a cool evening, Column - with wheels to move it - Pipes and Qube are the most suitable products for OUTDOOR ... Column and Qube can also be used indoors during the colder season. Pipes Collection   The “Pipes” are a refined stainless steel outdoor fireplace. These units were inspired by a modernized “Olympic Roman torch"  and are a breathtaking and unique idea to illuminate the terrace, garden, pool  or to enhance...

ADI 2016 Honorable Mention for Tonelli design

Awarded VU mirror designed by Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni

22/06/2016 - During the award ceremony of the XXIV Compasso d'Oro, organized by ADI - Association for the Industrial Design - at Palazzo Isimbardi in Milan, Tonelli Design received the “Honorable Mention” for VU, the mirror designed by Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni.   VU is a project that frees the fantasy, a piece that wants to capture the imagination of a single person, reflecting a thousand faces. It is a mirror, but not in the traditional sense as its refective surface is relegated under a layer of glass, which transcends its original function. This project is imagination at its best. What you get is an item that captures the single image and refects...

#Tonelli design#Menzione d'Onore#XXIV Compasso d'Oro#Specchio VU
Platek e Christo: Light and Art

'Le Palafitte' hosts the photographic show dedicated to the creator of 'The Floating Piers'

22/06/2016 - Until July 10, 2016 the picturesque location Le Palafitte in Sulzano di Iseo plays host to the photographic show produced by the documentarist Wolfgang Volz and dedicated to the works of Christo e Jeanne-Claude. The event supervised by Renato Gentile, presents 15 projects among the most important ones by the authors of The Floating Piers and Platek is proud to take part in this important project with its lighting products, which offer an exciting atmosphere to the visitors of the show.   Platek has selected some of its latest collections for the illumination of this original architecture on water hosting the event: the lanterns Eterea were...

#Platek#Christo#Jeanne-Claude#The Floating Piers
Sustainibility and water saving

5MM by Treemme Rubinetterie wins ADI Compasso D’Oro award

21/06/2016 - Treemme Rubinetterie, Tuscan company which has always proposed highly innovative and avant-garde products, has obtained another important prize: the prestigious ADI Compasso D’Oro award, this year at its 24th edition.   The winning project is 5MM. Designed by Ocostudio e Ing. Castagnoli, 5MM is one of the company’s top collections and it is able to blend innovative appearance and sustainable design. Five millimeters is the thickness of every component of the tap, from the control levers to the water flow but also internally during the passage in all its dynamics of mixing. A technology studied down to the finest detail which ensures a high attention to sustainibility...

#Treemme Rubinetterie#5MM#Compasso d’Oro ADI
Traditional and cozy spaces with English Mood

Minacciolo collection for a recently renovated house in London

20/06/2016 - If we move away from London’s bustling city centre to the quiet residential neighbourhood of Heathcroft, a recently renovated house is entirely furnished with the English Mood collection by Minacciolo. The property, built in the 1920s, has various floors with an interior surface area measuring more than 300 sq. m.   “The layout of the house is rather classic, yet we wanted to give the rooms a more contemporary look,” explain the architects of the real estate company CLPD, which supervised this renovation.   Much importance has been given to all the rooms in the house, since they are all independent and have their own function. Its furnishings...

#Minacciolo#English Mood
Pilkington Eclipse Gold: the fine luster of gold

Warm golden colorfor the new solar-control glass with pyrolytic coating

20/06/2016 - Pilkington Eclipse™ Gold is the glass with pyrolytic coating suitable for heat treatment characterized by a strong yellow gold reflection. It is the ideal solution for those applications that require a highly reflective appearance combined with a seductive color. It finds application in the external facades of commercial buildings and it is largely appreciated by the service sector for its brilliant and attractive aesthetics. At the same time, it is well-appreciated in internal applications too, for the diffusion and the games of light that it is able to create. Pilkington Eclipse™ Gold is also used in the furniture and interior design sectors. DecorFlou®...

#Pilkington#Pilkington Eclipse Gold#Vetro con rivestimento pirolitico temperabile