• Theme: Flooring and Wallcovering

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    The tunnel-shaped entrance to Hikari Yakitori Bar in Valencia, Spain is a portal that transports diners to Tokyo’s streets. After the success of their sushi bar Nozomi, founders José Miguel and Nuria, along with their protégé Clara, delve deeper into their passion for Japanese food with this yakitori...

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    On the second to last day of IMM 2017, German architect Wibke Schaeffer, whose practice Lichte Arte works often with hospitals, physiotherapists and pediatricians, gave a talk on the psychology of color: what it says, why it matters and how we can best use it to our advantage. “Color has a tremendous influence on our...

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    London’s November hotel event Sleep challenges the context of hotel design and architecture for its 10th year running. Five design teams were invited to compete in this year’s competition under the complex theme Sinus-Milieus, a scientifically validated model which charts people’s changing values and everyday...

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    Mass production has come to connote outsourcing and soulless factories where workers labor long hours for little pay to produce our furnishings. The tables, lamps and chairs may sport labels from famous designers, but increasingly for many consumers, the signatures don’t add intrinsic value to mass-produced...

    Dutch designer Lizan Freijsen photographs the fungi patches and water leak stains others usually find ugly and turns them into pattern sources for her tapestry and textile creations. After seven years of collaboration with Hester Onijs & Karen Zeedijk of the Textile Museum in Tilburg (2009-2016), Freijsen saw her...

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    The INSIDE World Festival of Interiors in Berlin, which took place alongside the World Architecture Festival, announced Hangzhou AN Interior Design‘s design for the retail brand Heike as the world’s best interior of 2016. The project was selected from among nine category winners, which in turn were picked out of a...

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    Jean Nouvel’s visionary Louvre Abu Dhabi is finally set to open next year. With an innovative design rooted in local culture, the building’s cutting edge materials generate a bewitching aesthetic. Late Masterpiece Boundary-pushing contemporary architecture is nothing new in Abu Dhabi. The emirate is, after all, home to...

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    German magazines Bauwelt and D-B2 organized a guided tour for architects during the fair. We were taken to several stands for product presentations from carpets to lighting and a focus on acoustics, sustainability and smart choices. Object Carpet gave a presentation on how to use its online configurator in the...

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    The 34th edition of Cersaie, Italy’s international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings, offered an update on last year’s trends for tiles. Among some of the major highlights of this year’s fair, Italian company Scavolini participated, for the first time, by unveiling its bathroom and kitchen Ki...

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    “Oh, that’s funny,” says a 3-year-old boy on his dad’s shoulders, looking at Morrel’s Strangeye Flower and Bugs, “but scary.” Hands in his dad’s hair, he was taken around the rest of the museum space of the House of Games exhibition at Maison&Objet’s September show in Paris. Three wildly fun rooms made up the House of...

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