Cologne, January, 19-25, 2015


Häfele Collaboration: Intelligent design meets traditional workmanship


With the MeisterMöbel programme, Häfele offers its partners in craft a platform to present their range of products and services and establish direct contact with their clients. In addition, as a confirmed source of inspiration and ideas, the Nagold-based company makes the necessary CAD planning data available to its partners. In collaboration with designers, Häfele, the fitting specialists, inspire creative design and intelligent functionality for unique creations which can then be produced by the MeisterMöbel craftsmen and women on behalf of their clients.

Lounge Chair Atelier:
Produced before your eyes!


“Why don’t we create a contemporary version of the old English club chair?” wondered Charles Eames in the 1950s, his question heralding the evolution of the now renowned lounge chair. The chair’s construction, its every tiny detail thoroughly thought through, unite the traditional and the modern in one balanced design. On the Vitra Campus, clients can now follow each step of the construction of this furniture classic.

Trend: Quality Through Craftsmanship


Craftsmanship is a tradition. And one that seems to be particularly prevalent in the furniture-making sector – probably because many of today’s medium-sized enterprises have evolved from small cabinetmaker’s workshops. And even large-scale companies rely – at least in part – on a blend of industrial manufacturing and hand-crafted production. Especially when it comes to customising what is actually machine-made furniture. Companies are keen to woo customers with attributes like “artisanal workmanship”, “traditional craftsmanship” or “producers of fine hand-made furniture”. Such phrases are intended to confer special quality on the products and a special standard of quality on the companies. We show where craftsmanship is still very much a hands-on undertaking.

Silento by Ruckstuhl:
Acoustic assistance for the office


We spend eight hours a day, five days a week, forty-five weeks of the year in the office, for around forty years. That is approximately 72,000 hours. Surely, the least we can ask for is a little peace and quiet every now and then?

Walter Knoll returns to Weißenhof


Trail-blazing, back then and today: The Stuttgart Weißenhofsiedlung is an icon to Modernism. In 1927, master architects, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius among them, turned their visions for modern building and living into reality for the Werkbund exhibition “Die Wohnung” (The Housing). Architect and engineer Professor Werner Sobek is following in their footsteps with an international first – the B10 Active House. And Walter Knoll is contributing to furnishing the project today, just as in 1927.

Lighting solutions concealed in the walls


With his new LED line, Verve, Georg Bechter returns the wall lamp to its original basic function – bathing the room in light! The simple lighting units are smoothed flush into plasterboard as concealed lighting elements and so can blend in subtly with any environment, whether it is stair lighting or lighting solutions for walls and ceilings. more…

AP Pigment:
The Paintable Non-Woven Wallpaper


What kind of non-woven material is particularly suitable for backing paint? How does varnish behave on different surface textures? Is it possible to coat wallpaper with quartz sand? The interdisciplinary team developing the AP Pigment collection explored all these questions, and more. The result is a new collection by Architects Paper, that leaves plenty of room for an own design.

KFF: Hanseatic Hospitality right on the Isebek canal


With the opening of NOAS on Isekai 1 at the beginning of the year, Stephan Kolba has added another venue to Hamburg’s restaurant scene. The gastronome brought renowned experts on board to help him turn his idea into a reality. Tom Dixon developed the lighting concept, Steffen Thauer of STLH Architekten worked with Gärtner on the interior design and the comfort of the seating was guaranteed by design label KFF. more…

65 Years of String System: Icon of Scandinavian Design Celebrates its Birthday


The idea for the String System came to Swedish designer Nisse Strinning 65 years ago “in a very secret, small room where one would rather be alone and philosophize”. He never could have imagined back then sitting on the john that his idea to construct a modular shelf system, consisting of shelves that were held together by two ladder-like side pieces made of steel, would be such a stroke of genius. more…

A New Addition to the PRO Family: Armchair enhances Flötotto’s Furniture Collection


Flötotto’s chair collection PRO has developed into a story all its own. Its newest addition is the inviting PRO armchair, which stands to conquer new territory in its range of use. The plastic shell includes integrated armrests which surround the person using the chair and guarantee a high level of comfort. The armchair will initially be offered in two different versions: a newly designed, four-legged wooden base or a four-legged aluminium base.

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