• Theme: Flooring and Wallcovering

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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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    Using homegrown materials and sustainable production techniques, a fresh generation of Balkan creators brings design-driven products to a worldwide audience.   Boasting a strong tradition of hand weaving and woodwork, the Balkan countries saw a decline in their traditional crafts in favor of mass-produced homeware. To...

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    Zero-waste design, upcycled materials and low-impact living are not only current trends, they’re reality. Consumers want it, manufacturers aim to deliver it and architecture and design professionals automatically expect to create it. Alongside manufacturers, architecture and design professionals lead the path in...

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    Italy’s international ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings exhibition Cersaie runs this week from September 25 to 29. For the fourth year in a row, Cersaie helps boost the economy with its collective B2B exhibition Milleluci. The event plays off the Italian TV variety show Milleluci that, despite only airing for...

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