• Erin Tallman

    Erin Tallman, writer and Online Managing Editor of ArchiExpo e-magazine.

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    Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings, reeled in architects from around the world to check out the latest. As fashion leads, this year’s trends were identified during the press conference by Sabina Magrini, Regional Secretary of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism,...

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    Cersaie 2015 announced progress in the Italian ceramics industry, but let’s put numbers aside and talk trends. A beautiful collection of tiles was presented from stand to stand during the fair. The red thread between them all summarizes this year’s ‘must haves’: vintage, geometrical, optical illusion, modern mosaic,...

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    Atop one of the seven summits sits, at 4,000 meters in altitude, the new eco-hotel located on the Southern side of Mount Elbrus, Russia: LEAPrus 3912. The building resembles a space station with its three separate LEAPs1 units and two newly designed s2 units in tube form. Stefano Testa, one of the two founders of...

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    Hues reflect various finishes depending on the materials applied. Dark teal shines differently from thread on fabrics and paint on wood. Walking into the paint-splattered restaurant Pracownia by Polish designer Karina Wiciak for Wamhouse or witnessing Stellar Works’ performance of painting on ceramic tableware revives...

    Italy’s international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings, Cersaie brings together architects and designers from around the world to peruse the latest. In the midst of a tile-to-tile fair, one stand stood out with its presentation of furniture and lighting. Italian company TESTI Group works with...

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    While the average Joe can have a 3-D printer in his own home and select product design drawings through open source platforms, there’s much left to understand. Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen amazes with flashy, complex geometrical outfits customized to individual body scans with a multi-material printer....

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    Tom Dixon’s speech during designjunction in Milan last April brought up the need to offer visitors the possibility of seeing and buying ready available products. To follow, the exhibition did exactly that during this year’s London Design Festival. Brands installed pop-up shops around the space where their products...

    London’s various design districts brought another round of inspiring objects to view. ArchiExpo enjoyed spotting the best products and installations for 2015. Curiosity Cloud by renowned Austrian design duo mischer’traxler. Each of the 250 mouth-blown glass globes contained a single hand-fabricated insect and each...

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