Okapi, functionality and vanguardism

New armchair by Perezochando for Missana

30/09/2016 - From the lush forests of Africa a wild and trendy armchair arrives to Missana, Okapi is a very original and functional piece designed by PerezOchando, and it is the latest addition to our "The Novelties" collection.   In the same way as the animal it borrows its name from, the Okapi, which front side reminds us to a giraffe and the back side to a zebra, the Okapi armchair reveals a striking contrast between its front side with rounded beech wooden legs and its back side with its metal lacquered legs in the shape of a clip. Is that extreme contrast what brings Okapi to live and provides it with a very strong personality, according to its designers Okapi...

Mediterranean touch to waiting areas

The latest Viccarbe collections at Orgatec

30/09/2016 - This year Viccarbe, manufacturer of contemporary furniture will be presenting their most recent collections of seating at Orgatec, designed to offer the Mediterranean lounge experience. Viccarbe represents the values of the Mediterranean; a sensibility for materials and understanding of light which renders the tones of its vibrant colour palette. These qualities are nowhere more important than in waiting and reception areas, often a place where first impressions are made and informal meetings are conducted.   Recent seating collections produced by Viccarbe, such as the Ace Wood (Jean-Marie Massaud), Nagi (Tomoya Tabuchi), Penta (Toan Nguyen) and Brix (Kensaku Oshiro) bring...

Archiproducts Design Awards: Let the voting being!

Starting today, you can vote online to declare the "Best of Web", out of all the ADA 2016 candidates

29/09/2016 - And we're off! The ADA 2016 nominations are in. The air is brimming with the excitement of this brand new endeavor. How many nominations? Which brands have been selected? And from which countries? Which categories? But, above all, just how talented are all of these participants? We finally have an answer to all of these questions! Perusing the complete list of nominated products is a true pleasure for the senses. It's a magical sensation, which continues to fuel the adrenaline of these past few days, when so many brands sought to find out more, to learn the process, to choose which products to nominate, to seek advice from our editors here at Archiproducts. 490...

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Scene: identity, intimacy, scalability and tactility

New cabinets collection by Not Only White

29/09/2016 - The basic principles of Not Only White's new Scene cabinet collection – designed by Marike Andeweg - are identity, intimacy, scalability and tactility. What feelings should be evoked in the bathroom? This linear cabinet collection offers variations from open and transparent to sheltered and intimate. All models, or 'scenes', lend themselves to be scaled and to accommodate multiple basins.   The new velvety soft high-tech material Fenix® which Scene is made of, has a high level of cuddliness, is easy to maintain and lends itself especially to be used in dark colours like black, anthracite and taupe for the use in the bathroom. The Scene collection is...

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Human-scale Ceramic

New Casalgrande Padana collection at Cersaie in Bologna

29/09/2016 - New collections, expansion of existing ranges, new textures and colours, and, more importantly, great attention to large formats. Casalgrande Padana’s range of ceramic surfaces keeps growing with new products that will be presented at the next Cersaie trade show. Themes, tips, and contaminations from natural materials to create contemporary living solutions: human-scale ceramic tiles designed and made to meet any requirement.   The expansion of the Marmoker collection, the new ranges of Stones, Woods, Resins, and Cement, and large90x180 and 75x150formats. Casalgrande Padana’s research has moved in different directions in view of the 2016 Cersaie trade show....

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WW Chair Colour Series

A limited edition by Studio Makgill

28/09/2016 - The WW Chair Colour Series is the latest interpretation of H Furniture’s WW Chair. Created in collaboration with Brighton-based branding agency Studio Makgill, the limited edition is available in a selection of six new colour-ways and is a bold experiment in colour, expressing the studio’s adventurous creative ethos.   The two Ws in the chair’s name denote Windsor and Wire, which describe its form and materials, along with its mix of traditional and contemporary references. The design of the WW Chair is respectful to its heritage, but introduces a striking new twist. To date, the piece has only been available in plain oak and stained black oak versions.   The...

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Devon&Devon. Double its elegance

Eclectic taste for furniture and double consoles

28/09/2016 - With its unmistakable touch, original design and sought-after quality, Devon&Devon presents a fine selection of furniture and double consoles. Among elegant reeditions and customised realisations, the new creations signed by the art director of the brand Paola Tanini, have been designed to furnish the most beautiful bathrooms in private homes, resorts and hotels worldwide.   The new twin “pieces” perfectly express the eclectic taste and innate ability to blend a variety of styles and own inspirations of the brand: the glamourous allure of the Jazz Age - Double Music – coexists with the rigour of the American Deco - Double Claridge – along with...

AFRICA by Eugeni Quitllet

Vondom @ Orgatec 2016

30/09/2016 - AFRICA collection by Vondom is growing! Eugeni Quitllet has designed a stool that will be present during the upcoming edition of Orgatec; to enjoy from the elegance and confort of this collection; also in the bar.   After the success of the AFRICA chair, we have taken its qualities to a higher level, so you can now enjoy its beauty and serenity at the bar. The chair’s backrest becomes smaller and the legs become longer, without losing the essence of AFRICA design as original and simple. Two available heights to adapt for all your needs and enjoy its simplicity and comfort to meet with your closest people.   A lovely family that keeps growing! Vondom...

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Glass slabs in a perfect balance between shape and technique

Tonelli presents Quiller collection design by Uto Balmoral

30/09/2016 - The Quiller collection designed by Uto Balmoral for Tonelli consists of five elements: a bookcase, a console, a mirror, a low-table and a side-table.   All furnishings are made of high thickness glass slabs processed with the chamfering technique, which rounds off the corners through a tilted cut. A further detail -typical of Tonelli design tradition- is represented by the hand-bonding of glass, strongly emphasized in this collection to remember the history and the craftsmanship of the company.   The Quiller collection stand out for its lightness and versatility: the products are designed for both residential and work environments and could be personalized for the...

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Iris Ceramica Group launches SapienStone

A new brand of kitchen countertops

30/09/2016 - The on-going technological innovation characterising the Iris Ceramica Group Spa’s products has now been optimised for a new distribution channel, with the goal of offering the European market a new high-performance solution to support optimal working procedures in the kitchen.   The result is SapienStone, a new Italian brand of high-end porcelain kitchen worktops designed and created in response to the specific needs of people who use the kitchen every day, for both residential and commercial use. A world leader with consolidated expertise in the development of ceramic products embraces a new interior design project capable of contributing concrete, innovative...

#SapienStone#Iris Ceramica#Cersaie
Sanwa Company in Tokyo

New showroom in the prestigious centre of Aoyama

30/09/2016 - On August 27th, Sanwa Company inaugurated its new showroom in Tokyo. Located in the prestigious residential neighborhood and design centre of Aoyama - one of the finest shopping areas in the city, near “Gaien Mae” underground station - an elegant 1,500 sqm two-floor exhibition space welcomes visitors and customers. Here Sanwa Company proposes several alternative settings and a wide range of products, which represent the best Japanese technology enriched by a sophisticated minimalist design.   From washbasins to bath accessories, from utensils to the innovative kitchens presented for the first time in April during Salone del Mobile in Milan, where they achieved...

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Showering Collection by Glass1989

At Cersaie three new shower enclosure lines: Soho, Moov and Libera

29/09/2016 - Innovation, sophisticated design, breadth and versatility of offering, flexibility in the management of made-to-measure and special solutions – these are the secrets of the success of the Showering Collection by Glass1989, which has been expanded with the launch of three new medium-high end shower enclosure lines: SOHO, MOOV and LIBERA.   The key feature of SOHO is the very wide choice of enclosure types available – sliding, swing, saloon doors and walk-in – combined with a highly contemporary style that minimises the profiles and gaskets to maximise the shower area's transparency.   Care is taken over every tiniest detail for optimal functionality:...

Texture by Meneghello Paolelli Associati

New Hidra Ceramica shower trays collection at Cersaie

29/09/2016 - During Cersaie, Hidra Ceramica presents Texture, the new shower trays collection designed by Meneghello Paolelli Associati.   An ethereal timeless draw, made up of repetition of small rombi with dual purpose, decorative and functional, giving the anti-slip grip. Texture is the shower trays collection, with only 5cm of hight, that emphasize an ancient rite as that one to make a shower with simple “capitonne’” texture.   The shower trays are available in black and white (shine and matt), grey, green and cotto (only matt) and with the next sizes 90x90, 90x72, 90x90 r5, 100x70, 100x80, 120x70 and 120x80 cm.   Hidra Ceramica on ARCHI...

#Cersaie#Hidra Ceramica#Meneghello Paolelli Associati
Serenissima at Cersaie

From wood to stone. A journey through the texture of surfaces

29/09/2016 - Elegant, modern and cosmopolitan. That is how Serenissima participates at Cersaie 2016. In an authentic journey through the latest trends in modern living, this company from Casalgrande offers new porcelain stoneware tile solutions, designed to open new horizons in contemporary design.   A journey courtesy of Serenissima, matched by a new stand, located in Hall 16 - Stands B1-B4-B5. As proof of the extremely versatile nature that has always characterised the firm’s production and thanks to a set design with attention to detail, the new collections clad different airport settings with character and personality, combining original design flair with decorative objects...

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Large, versatile and customizable ceramics slabs

La Fabbrica and AVA at Cersaie

29/09/2016 - The Dafin Group is always at the forefront of the latest design trends and invest heavily in new technological advances enabling them always to stay ahead of the market and create stylish concepts for both the ​La Fabbrica and AVA brands which are suitable for both domestic and commercial projects. In particular, AVA showcases the Extraordinary Size tiles. With sizes from 3.2 metres x 1.6 metres down to 60x60cm this series makes a superb proposition with many designs that can enhance the most ambitious projects. Made even more interesting by the presence of decorative furniture made with large tailor-made slabs, visitors are able to appreciate the versatility of wide...

#La Fabbrica#AVA#Cersaie
'The (mad) world of Jon Burgerman'

Kirkby Design New Collection

28/09/2016 - 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 mark, smudge and wash of...

#Kirkby Design#Jon Burgerman#Doodle#London#Interiordesign#Textiles#Designjunction
Kiën: Redefining Smart Light

A fluorescent tube that emulates the natural cycle of daylight

28/09/2016 - Sygns produces light in various colours and shapes and Kiën is part of the same network of brands, established to express a great passion for beautiful and functional lighting that improves well-being.   Whereas Sygns has revitalized the traditional handcrafted medium neon, Kiën is set on redefining modern LED lighting. In cooperation with light experts from Fraunhofer Institute, Technical University Berlin and Technical University Dresden as well as acclaimed architect Christoph Ingenhoven (Google Headquarters and Lufthansa), Kiën’s team has engineered a modular light system that combines iconic design with a health-conscious approach...

#Kiën#Sygns#Kickstarter#London Design Festival#Designjunction
Alexander Mueller presents Dahlia Collection

Dining table, bench, coffee table and bookshelf designed for contemporary living with a communal feel

28/09/2016 - London based furniture designer Alexander Mueller presented his living and dining collection.   Winner of the 2013 Heal's Discovers Award, Mueller has drawn on his previous experience designing for Heal's and Capsbury to develop the Dahlia Collection – a monochrome solid European ash series comprised of a dining table, bench, coffee table and bookshelf designed for contemporary living with a communal feel.   Produced in collaboration with family run Italian Manufacturer Universal, the debut collection combines local raw materials and modern engineering processes with traditional craft techniques. Both Mueller and Universal pay particular attention...

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Stone box: five new stone inspirations

New Cercom collection at Cersaie

28/09/2016 - Cersaie will become a crossroads for designers and planners, in search of the latest in ceramics, providing important creative input for building, living and thinking about area layouts. The event closes its gates on 30 September.   Cercom, whose ceramic range has always featured solutions developed in conjunction with a production system among the most advanced in the world, strongly oriented to protecting the environment and the ecosystem, will come to the international event with interesting new ideas which, in a mix balanced between design, aesthetics and high technical performance, ideally fit into any contemporary project.   Of particular interest, Cercom...

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From the urban furnishing to interior design

New Glass block by Seves

28/09/2016 - Designed to meet various needs, from the highest quality urban furnishing to interior design, SEVESGLASSBLOCK for horizontal structures covers a vast range of floor tiles, half shell glass blocks or hollow glass blocks, available in different formats (square and round) glass designs (smooth, diamond, dotted, concentric circles) and finishings (transparent, sand blasted on 1 side or 2, satin finished or 1 side or 2).   A catalogue with more than 30 different options enables the blocks for horizontal structures to be perfectly suited to every context - steps, balconies, terracing, floors and landings in residential, commercial and work spaces – combining functionality...

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