• Archive for: March, 2016

    The showroom Galvani in Toulouse welcomed the first exposition in France with Bauhaus classics edited by Thonet. Sixty pieces from designers such as Marcel Breuer, Mart Stam and Mies van der Rohe were on display from March 2 to April 2, 2016. Philipp Thonet, the 5th generation to Michael...

    Maison&Objet Asia selected André Fu from design studio AFSO for Designer of the Year 2016. The young designer, having established the studio in 2000, has worked with clients such as Maybourne Hotel Group, Capella Hotels, Park Hyatt Hotels, restauranteur Alan Yau, lifestyle retailer Louis Vuitton, Lane Crawford and...

    In 2016, a German designer was asked, for the first time, to conceive the “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” at the international interiors show IMM in Cologne. Sebastian Herkner offered a sensual experience to visitors by creating a house that “is soft and aromatic, colorful and communicative, and which is able to change...

    Already on the American market for over ten years, SageGlass was presented for the very first time in Dubai at the construction fair Big Five in November 2015. Its factory based in Minnesota produces glass that “tints on demand which helps save energy, reduce heat and glare and enables building occupants maintain a...

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    The construction trade fair Big5 invited visitors to Dubai in November 2015, not only to take the ultimate ‘selfie’ from a 25-foot-high crane, but to partake in several live demonstrations, including 3-D printing concrete displays. Innovations in concrete are trending well beyond the fair. “Concrete is limited only by...

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    “It’s not innovation if it isn’t repeatable,” Ar. Gurpreet Shah, principal architect at Creative Group, said during the Design Summit at construction fair The Big5 in November 2015. Gurpreet Shah explained the importance of creating quality architecture that meets environmental and human needs that can be cloned. The...

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    “We ran out of smog in Rotterdam,” Daan Roosegaarde said, in reference to the smog-free rings still up for purchase, in a phone interview with ArchiExpo. Around 1600 people had pre-ordered these rings to financially support the Smog-free Tower project, a job well-achieved. Roosegaarde shipped the last batch of rings...

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    In the land of mountainous golden sand, a certain ethnic heritage is on the verge of extinction. Bedouin women in rural communities of the United Arab Emirates would produce soft furnishings and decorative accessories for camels and horses. Their products portray a traditional form of weaving, known as Al Sadu in the...

    Advances in glass technology have some of the world’s most fashionable architects saying goodbye to the four-corner curtain wall towers that formerly epitomized progress. New technologies, notably those used to produce the double curved glass, allow architects to design swirling shapes that seemingly collapse the...

    One of the leading exhibitions dedicated to residential and industrial installations, air-conditioning and renewable energies; MCE 2016 welcomes visitors from March 15 to 18 and focuses on intelligent management, energy use reduction, environment protection and more. In line with ‘eco-friendly,’ a hot topic that’s...

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