Gufram: 1966 - 2016

50 years of 'radical design'

13/10/2015 - Gufram, the historic Italian brand that popularized radical design, celebrates 50 years in business, with a series of international events. The journey starts in Turin, where the company took its first steps in 1966. Gufram ushers in this important milestone with its outstanding presence in the exhibition Il Mercante di Nuvole. Studio 65: Cinquant'anni di Futuro, curated by Maria Cristina Didero. The exhibition, to be held at GAM - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin from November 27, 2015 to February 28, 2016, retraces the half century of activity of Studio65, a collective of architects who, gathered around the figure of Franco Audrito, have been central...

Cyclone lamp at 'What Goes Behind...' exhibition in London

A soft yet well-defined object

13/10/2015 - This year, brought the best of Contemporary Polish Ceramic Design to Tent London during the London Design Festival! 'What Goes Behind...' presented some of the most interesting ceramics by contemporary Polish designers. This exhibition presented also our Cyclone designed by Bartek Mejor for Fabbian.   The pendant lamp is the result of a research regarding porcelain products and the tactile aspects of ceramic; the purpose was to create a soft yet well-defined object. The round shape of the lamp shows the movement of the fluid ceramic thrown in space. The result is a vortex, frozen at the right moment, reminding us of natural forces such as hurricanes...

#Bartek Mejor#Cyclone#Fabbian#Tent London
Zucchetti.Kos for ADI Design Index 2015

Closer and Wazebo, designed by Diego Grandi and Ludovica+Roberto Palomba

13/10/2015 - The Italian Industrial Design Association ADI has selected two innovative products by Zucchetti.Kos for publication in the ADI Index 2015: the Closer showerhead by Diego Grandi for Zucchetti and the Wazebo mini wellness pavilion by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba for Kos. The ADI Design Index is a collection of the best Italian design produced over the past year, after strict, severe selection by the Permanent Design Observatory: of the 758 articles proposed, only 150 have in fact been chosen as candidates for the upcoming ADI Compasso d’Oro Award.These are joined by the 23 projects by the best students from Italian design schools, competing in the “Targa Giovani”...

#Adi Design Index#Zucchetti#Wazebo#Closer#Diego Grandi#Ludovica+Roberto Palomba
'I like to design everything'

Interview with Marcio Kogan

12/09/2015 - An interview with architect Marcio Kogan, founder of studiomk27 in São Paulo, about Brazilian architecture, the connection of exterior and interior and his background as a filmmaker.   Marcio Kogan, how has architecture in Brazil changed over the last decades? Has there been anything like a 'typically Brazilian' culture influencing architecture? In my opinion, Brazil has produced the best example of the modernist movement, which began in 1936 with Le Corbusier coming to Brazil on the Zeppelin to work, together with Lucio Costa, on the project for the Ministry of Health and Education. Lucio mounted a team of extremely talented architects. The...

#Marcio Kogan#Koelnmesse#Studiomk27
Comfortable shell made by wood, fabric and technopolymer

Scab Design presents at Host the latest collections of chairs and tables

12/10/2015 - From 23 to 27 october, at Host, the ecent dedicated to Ho.Re.Ca., food service, retail, large-scale distribution and hotel industries, Scab Design presents the latest table and seats collections for living and contract spaces.   Soft and sculptural. Junoesque forms of Natural Drop, designed by Arter & Citton, develop into a comfortable seat from elegant lateral openings, in a stylistic continuum that stretches up to the seat.   The customizing Natural Drop Pop is amazing: can be upholstered and covered with different fabric and in many different shades, custom on-demand also for special orders. The tapered legs, exquisitely modern taste, in solid wood...

#Host#Scab Design
TON Painted London (in Colours) ... and Won!

Best Installation Prize at the Designjunction Exhibition

09/10/2015 - The TON Stand concept, created by the young Czech designer Tomáš Varga, won the Best Installation Prize at the Designjunction Exhibition in London. From the 24th to the 27th of September, the TON stand presented this year´s novelties – the Split and Bloom Collections. Its eye-catching colourful graded palette served as the inspiration for the whole design concept. “The installation´s direct conjunction with the topic of Nature and natural growth within it was the inspiration on which Arik Levy buttressed his new collection for TON,” said Tomáš Varga about the presentation. “The chairs and tables looked...

#TON#London#Designjunction#Tomáš Varga
A simple geometric intuition becomes a labyrinth of creativity

Labyrinth, the new collection created by Giulio Iacchetti for DesignTaleStudio

09/10/2015 - The first time that Giulio Iacchetti has collaborated with DesignTaleStudio by Ceramiche Refin. The first tile flooring collection ever conceived by this ‘disobedient’ Italian designer stems from a simple and peculiar geometrical insight and was developed thanks to the support offered by the most innovative tile company.   The LABYRINTH project challenges the traditional square tile, overthrows boring standardised solutions and offers versatile module-based components for bold compositions creating different patterns with endless possible arrangements.   Surfaces can be altered by a slight laying change; the eye gets lost in intricate zigzag...

#DesignTaleStudio#Ceramiche Refin#Giulio Iacchetti#Cersaie#LABYRINTH
Levantina presents Origin

14/10/2015 - Origin by Levantina is a living space that appeals to the senses of visitors to MARMOMACC, the Verona trade fair, impacting on their touch, sight and memory. Each of the surfaces is imbued with all of the feelings and emotions the hall comprises to build and construct an intriguing habitat ready to live in. A space in which Natural Stone is reinterpreted as living spaces by the international architect Hector Ruiz Velázquez. The essence of Origin is the starring role played by pure material extracted from nature itself and its wealth of colours, forms and designs. A Natural Stone palette that provides traditional but also surprising feelings in its architectural...

New Living Divani and Porro store in Sidney

A sophisticated and relaxing large open-space home

13/10/2015 - Porro can count on a new prestigious showcase in Australia. Space, the South-East Asia’s largest and most progressive retailer of contemporary design, renovates Sydney’s showroom dedicating a whole area to Porro and Living Divani in the name of the design excellence and the refined elegance of the iconic Italian designer Piero Lissoni, art director and main designer of these 2 brands. The five day and night ambiances has been furnished mixing the highest quality of Porro’s systems and collections to the softness of Living Divani upholstered collections suggesting the idea of a large open-space home, where the furniture’s pure shapes are warmed up by...

#Living Divani#Porro#Piero Lissoni
Mara at Sicam 2015

In Pordenone until 16th October

13/10/2015 - MARA will participate as an exhibitor in Hall 7 / Stand C2 to the SICAM fair in Pordenone.   Thank to the right mix of technical ability, technology and experience in the furniture market, MARA presents a wide range of tables, seats and components made entirely within its workshops. Visitors will see and test the innovative and functional frames for tilting or fixed tables, different structures for chairs and stools and a wide range of metal and aluminum folding legs, particularly requested in the HORECA and banqueting market. Besides these products, the company is able to manufacture other design components for the contract sector such as benches for waiting areas,...

Reggiani for Selfridges department store in Birmingham

13/10/2015 - Ab Rogers Design was Lead Designer on the interior refurbishment of the iconic Selfridges department store in Birmingham. The project was set around Levels 2 and 3: Menswear, Womenswear and Beauty.   The studio undertook full master-planning of Levels 2 and 3: new circulation, navigation strategies and concession area layout in addition to structural internal façades incorporating new display store entrances. For Level 3 the studio completed base-build finishes - flooring and ceiling treatments – in addition to mechanical and electrics – high-level services and lighting layout. Alongside full design and fit-out of: in-store concessions for Fragrance;...

#Reggiani#Ab Rogers Design
EARTH by Pininfarina

The first tile system designed by Pininfarina in partnership with Casalgrande Padana

12/10/2015 - At the Cersaie, Casalgrande Padana and Pininfarina will present EARTH, the first tile collection designed by Pininfarina.   A partnership of two outstanding examples of Italy’s excellence: Casalgrande Padana, leading manufacturer of state of the art ceramic materials and Pininfarina, the world-renowned design house. Two companies that share values, such as the pursuit of quality and excellence, design and material innovation, and respect for the environment.   EARTH by Pininfarina is a unique collection with a distinctive character born out of the combination of Casalgrande Padana’s know-how and Pininfarina design. The originality of this project...

#Pininfarina#Casalgrande Padana#Cersaie
Martinelli Luce for 2015 ADI Design Index

Fluida lamp, design by Studio Natural

12/10/2015 - The ADI Permanent Observatory of Design has selected Fluida lamp - designed by Studio Natural for Martinelli Luce - for the 'ADI Design Index 2015. A decisive step to take part at Compasso d'Oro 2016 award and a confirmation of the innovative project promoted by Martinelli Luce.   ADI simultaneously promotes two events to give the greatest visibility to products, company and designer among the general public. In October, Milan and Rome will be the venues of two exhibitions: after Milan, Roma hosts the second leg of ADI tou at Serra Espositiva of Botanical Garden - October 16 to 25. Martinelli Luce on ARCHIPRODUCTS...

#Fluida#Martinelli Luce#ADI Design Index 2015#Studio Natural
'I wanted to have some fun, to play around with a few ideas I had'

Column and Magnus by Channels

12/09/2015 - On the eve of his studio’s 20th anniversary, British furniture designer Samuel Chan is launching two pieces that capture his current mood. “I wanted to have some fun,” he explains. “To play around with a few ideas I had.” Albeit considerate, deliberate play. The result is two furniture designs that are strikingly accomplished, expressing the experience and inspiration of Samuel’s two decades in design. Though functional, his new works have the quality of sculpture: visually arresting, with tangible physical presence. Columns is a series of three tall structures, each resembling a stack of building blocks. Functionally they work as “storage...

#Channels#Samuel Chan#Lodnon Design Festival#LDF
Let’s celebrate: 10 year anniversary!

It’s now ten years since Northern Lighting produced its first design

12/10/2015 - 2015 is a landmark year for Northern Lighting, a design-driven hub that makes the lighting landscape a brighter place. When the company was established ten years ago, four long-time friends – three successful management consultants and an award-winning chef – walked away from their full-time jobs and stepped into a creative milieu. ‘We felt passionate about challenging an industry that was rich in potential and ready for new horizons,’ recalls Ove Rogne, Northern Lighting’s CEO and one of the company’s four original founders. ‘Lighting is about mood, beauty, atmosphere and illumination. It was time for a new lighting brand that...

#Northern Lighting#London Design Festival#LDF#Snowball lamp
China Design Week 2015 UK-China Year Of Cultural Exchange Launch

19th to 25th October

12/10/2015 - China Design Week 2015 UK-China Year Of Cultural Exchange Launch is a new annual international event - an exciting platform, which allows Chinese, British and non-Chinese designers and engineers to build on their mutual strengths, to devise creative and innovative solutions for better designs, products and services.    “With the transformation of London’s industrial Royal Docks, it is a fitting location for China Design Week and this fascinating conference. The importance of design and our relationship with China cannot be overstated. There is huge potential for learning and collaboration, and it’s in this spirit that we welcome China...

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The radiators designed by Scirocco H land at the JW Marriott Venice Spa & Resort

12/10/2015 - Scirocco H, company specialized in the design and production of designer radiators has been chosen, with its Winter towel heater, to furnish some of the most luxurious bathrooms of the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa.   The complex built in Venice on the Isola delle Rose, with a splendid and exclusive view on Venice and the Lagoon, is the first Italian and European structure branded JW Marriott, luxury brand of the Marriott International hotel chain.   The resort has been built in collaboration with the multi-award winning architecture studio Matteo Thun & Partners who has taken care of every small detail. Made up of 250 rooms, a 1750mq SPA, a panoramic...

Doodle Art for Interiors

Kirkby Design with Jon Burgerman

09/10/2015 - Kirkby Design is excited to introduce ‘the world of Jon Burgerman’ to the interior design market, bringing a playful injection of art into residential and contract schemes.   Jon Burgerman is recognised as the leading figure in the popular ‘doodle’ art movement, renowned for his distinctive illustrative style and fun drawing interventions. With a unique approach to colour and scale, Burgerman has used paints, crayons, ink, marker pens and paper cut-outs to create a world of creatures, characters & shapes for this unique collaboration.   Using the latest digital printing technology Kirkby Design has masterfully captured every...

#Kirkby#Kirkby Design#Jon Burgerman
10th International Outdoor Furniture Design Contest

Gandiablasco, more than a furniture…

09/10/2015 - GANDIABLASCO announces its 10th Outdoor Furniture Design Contest, true to their philosophy of supporting young creatives. Participants must be design students or young professionals, aged between 18 and 35 years. The contest will consist in designing an outdoor swing. All projects must be submitted by February 12th 2016, and will be evaluated by professionals in the cultura area. A prestigious jury headed by José A. Gandía-Blasco will announce the winning selection on March 28th 2016. First prize winners will be awarded 2,000€ and second prize is 1,000€. The prizes will be presented by the designers Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, from the Neri&Hu...

Devon&Devon opens a new flagship store in the heart of Prague

Tradition, modernity and refinement in a context rich in history

09/10/2015 - Opening a new flagship store in Prague, Devon&Devon has reinforced its presence on the European market. After Copenhagen, the Florentine bathroom design label is now set to inaugurate a new space in the heart of the Czech Republic, an elegant store with a frontage of four windows on Kremencova street, one of the oldest in the city and a few minutes from Saint Wenceslas Square. The 140 sq. m store was designed by the brand’s Art Director, architect Paola Tanini, and is located inside an elegant 15th century building. The showroom area unfolds over two floors in a harmonious blend of tradition, modernity and refinement and hosts both the brand’s iconic collections...