In inanimate nature, large masses of granular substances, such as sand or gravel, are in constant processes of formation through perpetual cycles of erosion and accretion. What if architecture was to emulate this behaviour and allow for its own continuous reconfiguration?
Radar XL and Convivio, the new tables in the Alivar Home Project collection
The dining room designed by Alivar is an elegant but informal place that is enriched with Radar XL and Convivio, two new products that seem to bypass the simple definition of a ‘dining table’, reaching a deeper meaning. Designed byGiuseppe Bavuso for the Home Project collection, Radar XL and Convivio are tables that with their great scenic impact set out to be the unrivalled features of the dining room, becoming true works of sculptural beauty, shaped through the skilful use of fine materials.
The world of work is constantly evolving and moving. Habits, tools, interactions and last but not least the spaces, which become more and more flexible, dynamic and shared.
Today, the tendency to define always different concepts, leads the office to be no longer considered as a simple place where carry out daily activities, but a space for relationships, with a very precise personality, connotation and function.
With just under seven weeks to go until the opening, the 17th edition of Dutch Design Week (DDW) is starting to really take shape. Today the theme is revealed, and part of the programme is on the all-new website, that is organised as a content platform for design.
Theme: If not us, then who?
Almost everything in the world has been or is being designed. This offers opportunities, but with this come enormous responsibilities; for designers, but also for policy makers, clients, users and governments. The world belongs to us all. Director Martijn Paulen explains about the role of designers: ‘Designers think up solutions, create innovations, are pioneers, make things tangible and functional. They look at their surroundings and the world in a unique way. “How could it be different, better?” And to these questions designers continually supply authentic and surprising answers. It is up to us all to embrace and stimulate these creative solutions, and that includes you. If not you, then who? Together we decide how the world will look. Now it’s our turn; If not us, then who?’
Planning Permission Granted For Renovation Of William Morris’s Celebrated Home At Kelmscott Manor In Oxfordshire
Planning permission has been granted for the conservation of Kelmscott Manor which was the country home of the internationally acclaimed craftsman, designer, writer, environmentalist and socialist William Morris from 1871 until his death in 1896. The plans comprise a programme of essential repairs and conservation work on the listed Manor House and the construction of a new education centre and visitor facilities.
Optimise the role of the radiator in your contemporary bathroom, whatever its size or style. Antrax IT brings you V8 and Pi&no, two new aluminium heated towel rails with a compact, clean, linear design aimed at improving thermal performance, reducing energy consumption and perfectly integrating into the bathroom space.
V8 and Pi&no are composed of two vertical tubes to which horizontal elements are anchored; these elements feature repeatedly but at a different ‘rhythm’, changing their configuration: Pi&no has a stronger aesthetic impact than V8 due to the higher number of horizontal elements it is composed of.
The RIBA London Award and RIBA National Award 2018 are just the start of a long list of accolades that Marlborough Primary School, based in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, has won for its redeveloped design by Dixon Jones. Since it opened on 11th September 2017, the school has also received commendations at both the New London Architecture and Schueco Excellence Awards; it became a finalist for the British Construction Industry Awards; and it has recently been shortlisted in the Education Building Category at the 2018 Brick Awards.
Liqui Contracts Will Launch the New Smart and Sustainable Theodore Bench-Desk System at 100% Design
British furniture and lighting manufacturer Liqui Contracts will launch the new Theodore Bench-Desk System at this year’s 100% Design. A central design destination for architects and designers at the London Design Festival, 100% Design is the ideal showcase for Liqui Contracts’ aesthetic, functional and innovative furnishings.
DANUBIO’s ‘Flet’ kit crafted by Modelart represents an innovative way to communicate design according to the jury of experts
As part of 2018’s Iconic Awards, design studio Modelart Presentation has received an award for standout communication due to the company’s method of presenting property plans and designs to prospective clients. ‘Flet’, is a flatpack kit of 3D-printed pieces based on the apartments of internationally-recognised Budapest-based property development DANUBIO. The tool can be utilised to create a realistic visual representation of a proposed apartment layout and interior design. A Flet presentation can be packed away into its stylish box and drawn out to reveal each of the designs individually, an innovative method of displaying an accurate representation of how the apartments would look in real life.
At London Design Festival 2018, Associative Design will present two eye-catching showcases of Portuguese design at Decorex International 2018 and London Design Fair . Created by the Portuguese Association of Wood and Furniture Industries (AIMMP), Associative Design seeks to promote Portuguese design globally, exhibiting the best of Portugal at many of the design world’s most discerning and distinguished shows.