Theme: Flooring and Wallcovering

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At the Chicago trade fair NeoCon, such professionals discussed how to incorporate nature into our built environments, notably the office setting. Here are some approaches and effective case studies from completed projects.    Biophilic design interprets our love of life and the living world, but it’s not about throwing...

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Detroit-based print artist Tyanna Buie creates large works and installations primarily using screen printing and hand-painted water-soluble Caran d’Ache. The base for her life-size prints involves using PhotoShop to magnify found family photographs printed in sections and reassembled. The resulting screen print and...

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A tourism increase in Japan is driving demand for capsule hotels, single-mattress-size hotel rooms popularized in the 1980s for businessmen. Among capsule hotels now catering to a new, more diverse wave of clientele is The Millennials, with one location in Kyoto and a second location which opened on March 15 in...

Kiki Slaughter and FEATHR have worked together on a new wallpaper collection. Their previous partnership, the Oh La La wallpaper and fabric collection won the Surface of the Year 2017 at the World Interiors News Awards as well as second place at the Homes & Gardens Wallpaper of the Year Awards in 2016. This new...

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The Superdesign Show in Tortona completed its 7th edition, having invited some of the most influential designers to participate with the goal of generating reflection. Guest designers sought not only to highlight sustainability and eco-friendly solutions, but also the tech-design combo trend. According to Superdesign...

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For the third edition of Nine Journeys Through Time, Alcantara and Art, curators Davide Quadrio, founder of BizArt, and Massimo Torrigiani, co-founder of Boiler Corporation, invited 10 artists to participate in exploring the material possibilities and qualities of Alcantara®. The curators have been collaborating with...

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How can augmented reality and live streaming really help in the architecture and design sectors? Portland startup Streem responds with its app for home-service professionals, recently presented at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Streem’s solution offers professionals the opportunity to speed up their workflow,...

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While the trend of transforming outdoor furniture to resemble indoor furniture has been going on for a few years, brands like Kettal have taken it to a new level, recreating the living room for the terrasse. The latest fad, however, is taking the outdoor-furniture look indoors. For clients who are prone to pursuing...

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Cevisama 2018 took place Feb. 5-9 in Valencia, Spain. The fair displayed innovative and elegant designs in ceramic tiles and bathroom furnishings, notably in regard to washbasins.  As for the ceramic tiles, Keraben Group’s Metropol Ceramica showcased its Inspired tile collection as well as its Casa Infinita Touch...

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Japanese acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota: where to begin? The man responsible for the acoustics of concert halls such as the Philharmonie de Paris and La Seine Musicale, also in Paris, Pierre Boulez Saal (Berlin), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), Helsinki Music Centre, Shenzhen Cultural Center Concert Hall and...

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