The office of the future must allow for optimal control of heat, light and acoustics. The demands are for energy efficiency as well as user comfort. Especially open plan offices make exacting demands for glare and sun protection, privacy as well as efficient temperature control. Expanses with reverberant surfaces, such as concrete wall and large glass frontages, require also solutions for the reduction of the stress factor noise.
An interview with Michele Rossi, partner at Italian architecture firm Park Associati, about spaces that fulfil various needs and about design as a means of communication
At Pure Textile, an event, which takes place every two years at imm cologne, the fabric brands can present their latest trends. A current design concept of Bette, a German steel-enamel specialist, shows that fabrics can be combined with other materials in a specific way. With this concept, Bette wants to set out to re-explore the sensuous quality of fabric in the context of the bathroom.
An interview with Italian architect and designer Doriana Fuksas about globalism, urban interiors and designing objects
With the Pli side table French designer Victoria Wilmotte brings an object of unusual crystalline elegance and astonishing geometry to living environments. The bends and folds that gave Pli its name almost make the stainless steel base look like an oversized finely polished precious stone.
Designer, scenographer and lecturer (Camondo, Beaux-Arts), Vincent Tordjman devises his work in a global fashion, considering that each facet of his professional life is permeable to the others. The play of material and immaterial components against each other are all fields of research and innovation. In addition, light is the perfect playground for the material (the floor lamp) to interact with the material (its light). No question of Vincent Tordjman designing just another floor lamp or limiting himself to an exploration of shapes, whether attractive or new.
Whether as a desk, a console or a make-up desk, Sol is truly multi-talented. Two interlocking extendable shells â€“ one made of natural wood, the other upholstered with leather â€“ form the basic concept. Twounique versions are available: Supported by two legs or four-legged. Sol cuts a good figure in the home offices as well as in the bedroom, hall or bathroom.
The QuaDror Furniture collection showcases the graceful simplicity of QuaDror, Dror’s highly adaptable structural support system, through pure, elegant materials like glass, gunmetal, and light- and blackened ash. Produced by Italian manufacturer Horm, the QuaDror series wants to arouse emotions and contain surprising elements to the domestic environment.
Attitude wants to create an oasis of calm in any home. A place to unwind and gather your thoughts. With its softly yielding cushions and the rounded armrests, Kati Meyer-BrÃ¼hl has designed a cosy piece of furniture with some special features.
The washbasin comes to mind first when we think of bathroom furniture. But for modern bathroom interior design, which regards sanitary equipment as furniture in need of its own space, the bathtub prompted a new interpretation of the bathroom as a living space.