Archiproducts with MAISON&OBJET: Happy Partnership 2015!

See you in Paris from September 4th to 8th

03/07/2015 - For the upcoming September 2015 edition, Archiproducts is more than proud to affirm their partnership with MAISON&OBJET, one of the most innovative design events. On the one hand, a highly multicultural crossroads of contemporary living. On the other, the largest international network for design and architecture. Together, they create the most inspiring way to experience the show. is the most innovative source for international design, the place where more than 42 milion visitors find the sector’s best products, designers and news. With over 140,000 products, 3,500 manufacturers and worldwide exposure in 11 languages, Archiproducts inspires designers,...

'Simplicity is the most complicated thing in the world'

SILVER: the iconic chair designed by Vico Magistretti turns 25

03/07/2015 - For many, it’s ‘the chair’. So 25 years after its debut, De Padova is celebrating with a new version. A way to commemorate the collaboration between the company and Vico Magistretti. This is how SILVER was born, in capital letters, entirely in aluminium, light, elegant, strong. A single model, the one with armrests, glowing and sophisticated, to light up our living spaces. Nothing is more creative than a conflictual relationship   At least in the case of Magistretti’s masterpieces for De Padova, which came from heated discussions, the acting out of clashing roles, and sudden flashes of intuition. Vico was the ‘maestro’ unexpectedly...

#De Padova#Vico Magistretti#Silver#Sedia
Zucchetti. Kos partners in major contract projects

03/07/2015 - Drawing on over 85 years of history and tradition, the Zucchetti. Kos Group, a world leader in bathroom design, is involved in many prestigious contract projects across the world in 2015. Without neglecting retail, which has always been the cornerstone of the business, Zucchetti. Kos have been aware of the importance of the contract sector for some time. It is a dynamic and expanding market that offers many opportunities due to the strong and unyielding growth in demand at both a national and international level. In the modern world, people need a place to relax and feel at home in public environments, and this has led to a rethinking of the way public spaces such as hotels,...

#Zucchetti. Kos#Azerbaijan Pavilion#Expo Milano 2015#LaGare Hotel Milano#Me Milan Il Duca#TownHouse Duomo 21 by Seven Stars
Paper Yarn and Finnish Design

Woodnotes, the first company to use wood and paper in functional textiles

02/07/2015 - Combining the creativity inspired by Finland’s rugged nature with advanced technologies to shape raw materials like wood and paper is the original concept behind Woodnotes. Founded in Helsinki in 1987 by Mikko Puotila and the designer Ritva Puotila, the Finnish brand is the first company in the world to use paper yarn in a contemporary way in functional textiles.     Not only carpets and blinds, but also furniture, accessories and handmade studio collection items: cushions, magazine racks, containers, bags, and briefcases. All of the collections are available in a wide variety of textures and colors made from natural pigments.     The textiles...

A cozy shell for experiencing the outdoors

Dedon: the iconic Swingrest collection is enriched with new versions

02/07/2015 - With its gracious lines, generous proportions and inviting personality, the SWINGREST lounger has already established itself as a DEDON classic, perfect for bringing friends and loved ones together in luxurious comfort. Now, noted French-Romanian designer Daniel Pouzet has extended the SWINGREST concept to include smaller, more intimate pieces with the same irresistible charm, iconic appeal and thoughtful attention to detail.   Each new member of the SWINGREST family shares the original’s organic curves, basket-like construction and extra-wide DEDON fiber in a choice of Chalk or Natural, allowing users to create a SWINGREST lounge experience tailored to their...

#Daniel Pouzet#SWINGREST#DEDON#Outdoor
An old warehouse becomes a huge loft

The Molteni Group has refurbished its Flagship Store in Madrid

01/07/2015 - The Molteni Group has refurbished its Molteni&C Dada Flagship Store in Madrid, thereby consolidating its long-standing partnership with Concepto DR, leaders in prestigious home furnishings and a benchmark for design in Madrid.   With the Madrid opening, the Molteni Group has taken a significant step in its ambitious plan to requalify its own distribution network. Patroness of honor at the inaugural evening was the internationally renowned designer and long-term Molteni&C. partner, Patricia Urquiola.   The showroom located in calle Castelló nº 7 is in the Salamanca quarter, one of Madrid’s most elegant, named after José de...

#Flagship Store Molteni&C Dada Madrid#Molteni&C#Dada#Patricia Urquiola
Guest: 23 items for maximum flexibility

La Cividina presents new modular collection designed by Antonio Rodriguez

01/07/2015 - Guest is a new modular sofa system designed by Antonio Rodriguez for La Cividina. It caters to the needs of the contracting and residential markets with its substantial dimensions and maximum scope for different combinations. There are soft, simple lines in this sitting landscape, which presents the same outstanding aesthetic and conceptual values and quality offered by the company in all of its new projects, thus underlining once again its capacity to grasp and meet the design demands of the contemporary world.   The iconic, fluid Guest sofa is sophisticated, welcoming and packed with style features that will make it the centre of attention in any living area. It can...

#Antonio Rodriguez#La Cividina
Lustre, the many facets of woven vinyl flooring

2tec2 launches a new collection

30/06/2015 - Belgian brand 2tec2 is proud to introduce Lustre, its newest collection with the unique characteristic that the appearance of its surface changes drastically depending on the angle of light and vision. An innovation with many exciting and creative possibilities. LUSTRE, the name of the collection itself, stems from the mineralogical term describing the way light bounces off minerals, crystals & rocks, in the same way the light bounces off this collection and creates its ever-changing appearance. The assymetrical pattern found in the material of the flooring proposition is composed of different shapes. These shapes refererence the occurrence of mathematical patterns in...

A desire for simplicity

Wallcoverings and fabrics immersed in the palette of Élitis’ DNA makeup

03/07/2015 - Wallcoverings and fabrics immersed in the palette of Élitis’ DNA makeup: natural linens, sun-coloured walls, 3D wall coverings, fabric or plant wall weavings, ranging from the most technically advanced to pure craftsmanship but always a product of surprising research. The collections explore tried-and-true territories, interact with materials, break into the realm of imagination and impose their originality. An invitation to experience amazing encounters with craftsmen and set out on new graphic adventures, to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of fashion designer studios. It’s back to the origins with a reviving touch of free spirit. WALLCOVERINGS From exceptional...

Soft shapes inspired by a dynamic and sinuous architectural language

Seymour, the seating system designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti

03/07/2015 - Seymour was conceived of the idea to create a seating system that maintains a distinctly formal precision while surrendering to the desire for curved lines in an elegant succession of soft, inviting volumes.   The Seymour sofa expresses a softly feminine comfort and sensual elegance, drawing its inspiration from a dynamic, sinuous architectural language. The system comprises linear and curved seating elements with a one-piece seat cushion matched with foam seat backs in two heights that form three-dimensional curves and make it possible to create both fixed sofas as well as linear or corner sectional compositions that correspond more closely to either a more classical...

#Seymour#Rodolfo Dordoni#Minotti
Laminam for Poland Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

A 'Magic Garden' to discover the country’s natural resources

03/07/2015 - The ability to think differently, to use material in order to innovate and to shake off the limits imposed by tried and tested practices: these are the hallmarks of the Italian LAMINAM, market leader in the manufacture of large-sized, ultra-thin ceramic slabs for architecture, interiors and design, who could not miss the appointment withExpo Milano 2015 and its spotlights on the world of tomorrow.   The suggestive project for the Poland Pavilion, created by the Polish architect Piotr Musialowski from 2PM in collaboration with the design engineers of WXCA, who selected the covering materials, focuses on a stark material contrast between the exterior and the interior....

#Expo Milano 2015#Laminam#Piotr Musiałowski#Poland Pavilion
200 Gray’s Inn Road new landscaped terrace features thermo-treated American ash

03/07/2015 - Originally designed by architects Foster and Partners, 200 Gray’s Inn Road was built in 1990 by ITN as its headquarters and broadcasting hub. The office and studio spaces are set around a ten-storey height atrium which floods the building with light. The building is within a five-minute walk of Chancery Lane Underground station as well as the new Crossrail links that will be at Farringdon station upon completion.   The property became part of the GPE joint venture with the BP Pension Fund in 2011. GPE appointed IMA Architects in 2012 to design a staged refurbishment programme for the building which included both the office areas and common parts, reception,...

#IMA Architects#AHEC#200 Gray’s Inn Road
DESIGN PARADE 10 - The 10th International Festival of Design in Hyères

Villa Noailles, Hyères - July 3, 4 and 5, 2015

03/07/2015 - The 10th international festival of Design – Design Parade 10 takes place with the backdrop of Villa Noailles in Hyères on the Côte d’Azur overlooking the bay of Hyères. It begins today, 3th July and runs until 5th July although the exhibitions remain open until 27th September.   The festival brings together exhibitions and exchanges around an international competition open to young designers. In a manner similar to its fashion and photography festival, design parade furthers the assistance the villa Noailles provides towards young artists and unites designers, industry professionals, journalists and the public. New Design Parade...

#Design Parade 10#Design Parade#Hyères#Villa Noailles#Pierre Charpin
Made. Prodotto. Realizât. In Friuli

Fuori Expo Milan: the event @ Italian Makers Village

03/07/2015 - Yesterday the 'Made. Product. Realizât. In Friuli' was inaugurated, a pop up store dedicated to Friuli Venezia Giulia, was opened at the Italian Makers Village in Milan. Created by Fabrica’s young designers, the store and exhibition showcase the best of Friulian producers and craftsmanship, promoting, through a sensory approach, the spirit, efficiency and productivity of this bustling Italian region.The event is in collaboration with Make My Design network. The store will be open until July 7th at the Italian MakersVillage in the Confartigianato Fuori Expo.   The network’s member companies have provided advice regarding the layout of the site...

#Make My Design#Fuori Expo Milano#Expo#Expo Milano
Raw concrete, white surfaces and a splash of colour

HI-MACS® for the project curated by studio Fokkema & Partners

02/07/2015 - Fokkema & Partners’ architects completely overhauled the internal spaces of the Town Hall of Almere, in the Netherlands, and to do so chose HI-MACS® natural acrylic stone. “To emphasize the building’s original characteristics, and at the same time create an interior with unique and personal touches” were the architects’ brief in order to refurbish the public services area of the Town Hall.   The Town Hall of Almere was a dark building and, therefore, the concrete structure, building’s height and gold slabs embedded in the columns were not visible from inside before the changes were made. That is the reason why the architects...

#Fokkema & Partners#HI-MACS®
Acqua by Cini&Nils wins the Muuuz International Awards 2015

Sospension lamp designed by Luta Bettonica

02/07/2015 - The lamp Acqua designed by Luta Bettonica, art director for Cini&Nils, wins the first prize in the lighting category at the Muuuz International Awards. The Miaw 2015 is an annual contest organized by ArchiDesignClub in collaboration with Muuuz, the magazine dedicated to trends and inspirations for professionals in the architecture and design domain. Acqua has been awarded as the best Pendant Light, a sospension lamp that, thanks to its elegant and sinuous structure, shapes the light in the surrounding space.   Acqua conjures up the image of a drop of water whose concave section houses the lighting point. A fast, handy snap-in system enables individual...

#Cini&Nils#Acqua#Muuuz International Awards#Miaw#Luta Bettonica
Marazzi for the renovation of the Torre Arcobaleno in Milan

The colours of Sistem C ceramic upholster the structure

​02/07/2015 - The modernisation work on the famous Torre Arcobaleno (Rainbow Tower) of Porta Garibaldi has been completed. Dating back to 1964 and once upon a time an anonymous water reservoir on the site of the important FS Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station, the Tower was first renovated ahead of the football World Cup held in Italy in 1990, a project that turned a downtrodden public works into a highly recognisable urban beacon.   And like in 1990, thanks to the variety of its range of colours, Sistem C by Marazzi was once again chosen by Studio Original Designers 6R5 to breathe new life into Torre Arcobaleno, a piece of urban architecture that forms part of the “Wonderline”...

#Marazzi#Rivestimento in ceramica#Torre Arcobaleno
Revigrés receives Red Dot Design Award 2015

02/07/2015 - REVIGRÉS received the international RED DOT DESIGN AWARD 2015 under the category of Product - Materials and Surfaces for its Chromatic collection. REVIGRÉS is the first Portuguese company in the wall and floor ceramic tiles sector to receive this award, joining an elite core of companies that have achieved the seal of excellence in international design. Worthy award winners with Red Dot brands recognised on the global market include: Apple, BMW, Bosch, Braun, Canon, Carl Zeiss, Dell, Kartell, Google, Nike, Porsche, Puma, Siemens and Volvo, amongst others. The RED DOT DESIGN AWARD 2015 jury comprises 38 members, international specialists of design who evaluated...

#Revigrés#Red Dot Design Award#Chromatic
Minacciolo English Mood Bathroom – Dawn Blue finish

01/07/2015 - The domestic landscape dominated by the azure of sunrise takes on connotations deeply tied to the elements of the sea, a finish that leads the eye directly to the most profound points of reference. The mix of objects is both rich and essential, vivaciously combining open columns, the central unit, linen chest and bathtub. Two independent columns top the upholstery paneling alternating voids and filled spaces. The shelf with clothes hooks is strategically placed on the towel warmer which perfectly matches the style of the 20th century taps. Respect for memories or sweet nostalgia? The chest that holds the bathroom linen is one of the elements that complements this decor,...

#Minacciolo#English Mood
Supremo, an amazing parasol for young and old

Parasol Supremo unites many advantages below its canopy

30/06/2015 - It doesn’t matter whether it is a noble restaurant, a private garden or a public institution – when the canopy of Supremo unfolds, amazed views are guaranteed. It’s not only due to the large diameters of up to 6m. The reason isn’t only the professional manufacturing or the high quality materials, like aluminium and stainless steel, which are used for the construction. The main reason causing amazed views is found in the easy handling of the Caravita shade. A single fingertip on the locking switch is enough and Supremo unfolds its canopy just like magic. Supremo uses a sophisticated balance-system, which unfolds the parasol almost on its own. Once...