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Unexpected reflections: Scales, surprising lights for daring wallsMut launches a new ceramic tiling for Harmony by Peronda

Unexpected reflections: Scales, surprising lights for daring walls

21/11/2014 - Mut dazzles once more the ceramic tile market thanks to an unexpected design. This time round it is a line called SCALES for Harmony by Peronda, an extremely bright alternative to conventional ceramic tiling that will surprise even the most trail-blazing. By means of a simple but radically modern design, Mut creates a brand new wall-covering inspired by nature. In this occasion fish scales, with that special reflective quality of theirs, have become the main inspiration for the renowned Spanish studio. Those little lightning-bolts we sometimes happen to see in shallow waters make the brand’s new pieces of tiling all the more attractive. With SCALES, Mut seeks to imitate...

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'Edgy' - Asymmetrical surfaces and soft coloursNew Kaza Concrete three-dimensional tile collection

'Edgy' - Asymmetrical surfaces and soft colours

21/11/2014 - By the intuition of design-duo Patrycja Domanska and Tanja Lightfoot was born 'Edgy', a three-dimensional tile designed for Kaza Concrete. The aim was to provide an alternative to the flat, two dimensional walls in bathrooms and other living quarters.   'Edgy' consisits of a collection of two tiles, one being three dimensional, the other two and half dimensional. They give structure to smooth walls in the public and private sector. They can be applied in interior or exterior surfaces, covering walls partially or entirely. The three dimensional form is made up of asymmetrical surfaces 'folding' onto one plane to form a hexagonal base. By playing...

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Asterisco by LZF Winner of German Design Award

Asterisco by LZF Winner of German Design Award

21/11/2014 - LZF’s Asterisco, designed by the fabulous Valencian design studio Cuatro Cuatros is now a little star, having just received a Special Mention at the uber-prestigious German Design Awards.   In feudal times the Asterisk was used by printers who drew up family trees as a symbol to indicate ‘date of birth’. The name Asterisk is derived from the Greek asetriskos, which means ‘little star’.   The awards are organised by the German Design Council, and considered one of the most respected in the world. Their aim is to identify, present and honour unique design trends…such as our wonderful Asterisco.   Asterisco is a seamless...

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'Darkness can tell you a great deal about light'Laminis by Fabbian, designing space with light

'Darkness can tell you a great deal about light'

20/11/2014 - Fabbian tells us about Laminis, the new glass lighting system, through a fascinating journey made within the Cava Acque, in Grancona, on the eastern flank of the Berici hills. Laminis creates spectacular effects and unique atmosphere. Its glasses are made entirely by hand by master glassmakers who drip the molten glass and then press it on the bases of set designs. Any coloring happens by scattering colored scales on the work surface before casting.   “Darkness can tell you a great deal about light. This fixed thought, accompanying the start of our journey, becomes even more insistent when we reach the entrance of the Cava Acque (Acque Quarry), in Grancona,...

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Meridiani presents its new website

Meridiani presents its new website

20/11/2014 - Meridiani’s website offers a revised design, content and new user-friendly information. Here is a brief introduction to the new features: - The navigation menu, earlier available by clicking on the ‘navigation' button, is now always clear and visible at the top of the page. HOMEPAGE - The 'company and showroom’ section has been modified and split into two distinct sections: the one dedicated to the mono-brand spaces makes available for each one, whether trade showroom or retail store, all contacts and a photogallery. MONOBRAND - In the 'distribution’ section the search filters 'agents' and ‘dealers' have been...

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A cross between Symbol and Icon: Shiva by Sottsass becomes Gold in just 50 piecesBD Barcelona's allusive-vases in Limited Edition

A cross between Symbol and Icon: Shiva by Sottsass becomes Gold in just 50 pieces

21/11/2014 - BD Barcelona presents a gold limited-edition of Shiva Vase, one of the Postmodernist Icons designed by Ettor Sottsass. The Italian architect and designer, Ettore Sottsass was one of the first to collaborate with BD Barcelona back in the 70’s, 10 years before he became famous on a worldwide scale with the mythic Memphis group. That’s when Sottsass travelled regularly to Barcelona and produced various designs for the Catalan editor. The first one was a table baptised with the name ‘Mettsass’ in 1972. He followed with an ash tray called “Manhattan” in ceramic and a glass vase called “Element of Architecture”, a lamp “Knossos”...

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The Kinesit Collection wins the 'Innovationspreis Architektur + Office' Innovation Award

The Kinesit Collection wins the 'Innovationspreis Architektur + Office' Innovation Award

21/11/2014 - Arper was awarded the coveted prize “Innovationspreis Architektur + Office” at Orgatec 2014, the world’s leading international trade fair for the Modern Office & Object sector. The office chair Kinesit, designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, was awarded during the awards ceremony. The jury issued the following statement to motivate the award: “Kinesit Arper is impressive for the high level of comfort achieved thanks to the fully adjustable seat and backrest, making this office chair extremely simple and easy to use. In particular, the jury praised the characteristic silhouette of the seat and backrest which marks Kinesit out from other office chairs...

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Creative Exchange: new working environments combine concentration with communicationCosy atmosphere and plenty of space for getting together

Creative Exchange: new working environments combine concentration with communication

20/11/2014 - When the imm cologne with LivingKitchen opens its doors on 19 January 2015, numerous exhibitors will again display the latest trends and developments in the furnishings industry. Interior design for all areas of life will be presented at the leading international trade show. Transitions between these areas have meanwhile become fluid. While the residence has turned into the home office, offices are taking on an increasingly homelike character. They are becoming a meeting place for exchange and communication with fixtures such as easy chairs, sofas or chandeliers that formerly were reserved for a living area. Textiles in warm colours, wallpapers or carpets underscore the cosy atmosphere....

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Luba, a new story to tell in the gardenInterview to Parisian designer Ionna Vautrin

Luba, a new story to tell in the garden

20/11/2014 - At the Salone del Mobile in Milan, the designer Ionna Vautrin presented her new project created for Serralunga: Luba, polyvalent seat, suitable for indoors or outdoors. The design language of Ionna is made of smoking chimneys, lights, lanterns and elementary shapes that remind of nature. Her projects tell intimate and personal stories narrated simply and directly. They’re inspired by Asian traditions, full of magic and personality. How did your passion for design start? I think it all began at the age of 6 years old, when, till I was 10, I started working on my first ceramics in a workshop in my village. My passion for taste and beauty began all at that time…...

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Cobra and Elica among the iconic pieces of italian design100% Original Design at MAXXI Museum of Rome

Cobra and Elica among the iconic pieces of italian design

20/11/2014 - A new stage of the 100% ORIGINAL DESIGN exhibition arrives in Rome, with iconic pieces that have made the history of industrial design, at the MAXXI in Rome from November 19, 2014 to January 4, 2015, at the D space of National Museum of XXI Century Arts. On display a wide selection of iconic pieces that have marked the history of Italian and international design from the 50s to today, including Cobra designed by Elio Martinelli and Elica by Brian Sironi. The exhibition will be completed by video interviews, data and information on the falsification industry and pictures of subjects that have made the history of Italian design as well as a multimedia produced by Elle...

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