• Theme: Furniture and Decoration

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    The award-winning luminescent concrete was as impressive on site as on paper. ArchiExpo followed the tour given by French journalist Cyrille Maury and learned more about the product first-hand. The group Lumineo blends fiber optics into cement to create their translucent material Lumistone. It appears paper-thin but...

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    While running through the Batimat halls with French journalist Cyrille Maury, a construction specialist who led the Lumière et Transparence guided tour around Batimat, we spotted colorful, high-quality and well-designed stools unlike anything we’d seen before. Florent Ardouin, marketing and publications director for...

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    Our Batimat tour bus pulled up near the end of the afternoon November 3, 2015. The Parisian sky, cluttered with clouds of various grays, blended with the façade of our last visit. Deep purple faded to silver, then to black, reflecting the celestial mood. The shape of a bird, repeated 200,000 times in aluminum...

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    From November 2 to 6, 2015, Paris brought together three exhibitions under one roof: French construction trade fair Batimat, Interclima+Elec and Idéobain. Located at the exhibition center Parc des Expositions, the event focused on innovation, training and business opportunities. Various panels of experts selected 82...

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    Fancy taking a seat on a mighty steel structure straight out of a science-fiction flick? Or sitting on a wicker recliner with wheels? How about being scooped up by a mobile butterfly chair? ArchiExpo has spotted these unique pieces that will rock your perception of lounging and relaxing.   The Etazin Chair The Etazin...

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    Accommodating the perpetual shift of contemporary working styles, the Dekleva Gregorič architects innovated the (un)curtain office in 2014. Dekleva Gregorič architects were commissioned in 2013 to transform 350 square meters into an office space (See also “The workspace via architect Michele De Lucchi’s Milan 2015...

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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...

    Postwar Modernism in the United States was not a female friendly movement. There was little room for women atop the pedestals in architecture, fine art, and industrial design. To be sure, in the art world there were prominent women artists practicing, but public acclaim was to come later; during the 1950s, they...

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    Russian broadcasting company NTV launched the reality show “Cottage Solution”. The company selects a Russian cottage house in need of a spruce, hires professional interior designers and architects and starts the camera rolling. In an old house in Moscow suburbs, a grandmother lives with her two grandchildren of 18 and...

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    I still remember vividly the first time I came across 3D printing in 2004. It was an online video, and it blew my mind. I [designer Michaella Janse van Vuuren] enrolled in a post doctorate in medical implant design, the only way I could access rapid prototyping at the time in South Africa. I believed I needed a...

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