• Archive for: June, 2016

    The mere mention of Art Basel ignites excitement in the international art world, and this year’s 47th edition in Basel, Switzerland was no exception. With the work of more than 4,000 artists being exhibited, this year proved to be one of the most successful in the fair’s history. ArchiExpo accepted an invitation to...

    When designers Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri met Stelton during the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt, they had a few discussions and shared some ideas. One such was a very early version of the Collar coffee set. Stelton asked them to implement the design into another few items and that’s where it all began. ArchiExpo...

    Life is getting more comfortable for global nomads who might want to personalize a generic hotel room or an anonymous workspace. Thanks to some of the new products from Pablo Designs on display at this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair, you can take your furniture with you on your travels. Here there...

    “Between ash dieback and the emerald ash borer, it is likely that almost all ash trees in Europe will be wiped out, just as the elm was largely eliminated by Dutch elm disease,” said Peter Thomas, a tree ecologist at Keele University, U.K., who did the analysis, published in the Journal of Ecology. “The two together...

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    Hospitals and other healthcare-focused buildings are typically conceived as cold, uniform, joyless places. Faced with numerous challenges, those designing such spaces often seem focused on purpose rather than feeling, on function rather than form. Yet today, as patient-centric design is prioritized, a new type of...

    Summer lovin’ accompanied by a bottle of chilled Chardonnay—what more can we hope for this summer? The Parqer Glass enables coastal picnicking without lugging along a table and chairs. Poke the stem right into the sand and enjoy the sea breeze. You might consider filling it with a glass of Europe’s latest bright...

    To understand where the Japanese situate themselves in the design world today, Japanese furniture and product designer Toshiyuki Kita is one to talk to. His publication Made with Heart and Soul illustrates over 40 years of Kita’s collaboration with traditional Japanese crafts and received the Gold award in public...

    Core77 honors over 200 designs in their 14 categories, from lo-fi design solutions to highly complex and collaborative efforts. The designs are judged by high-profile individuals like Italian designer Luca Nichetto; 54 members of the jury are split into groups of three or four. We’ve selected two notable project...

    Iris Ceramica Group has created a new composite material that integrates heating, cooling and sensor technology directly into oversized ceramic panels. The top layer of the SmartSlab panels is made of SapienStone, “a virtually indestructible ceramic material impervious to fire, frost, thermal shock, scratches and...

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