• Theme: Flooring and Wallcovering

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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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    They say you can’t rush perfection. When January’s official opening performance took place at the Elbphilharmonie—Hamburg’s dazzling new concert venue—this soaring brick-and-glass monolith by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron was years behind schedule, not to mention €700 million over budget. But those who experience...

    Swedish design studio Front collaborated with GAN Rugs on Parquet, a collection of beautifully designed geometric rugs that evoke Scandinavian colors and shapes with a puzzle-like, three-dimensional pattern. The lively rugs were featured at the 2018 IMM Cologne. We spoke with Front designer Sofia Lagerkvist to learn...

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    Czech designer Lucie Koldova represents the importance of light on living in her Das Haus installation at IMM 2018 in Cologne, Germany.   The conceptual house “Light Levels – Ebenen des Lichts“ by Lucie Koldova accentuated the link between practical requirements and emotional needs. In each room, she devised a layout in...

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        Known to the ancient Egyptians, glass was first used to create small decorative objects. With time, processing became more efficient and economical, leading to its usage for larger objects and structures such as buildings and houses. The birth of the Maison de Verre in 1932, built by French architect Pierre Chareau...

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