Furmiture design – Nordic Mobler http://nordicmobler.com/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 16:44:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nordicmobler.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Furmiture design – Nordic Mobler http://nordicmobler.com/ 32 32 Ethan Allen launches state-of-the-art 3D immersive virtual design center, combining personalized service and technology https://nordicmobler.com/ethan-allen-launches-state-of-the-art-3d-immersive-virtual-design-center-combining-personalized-service-and-technology/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 16:44:00 +0000 https://nordicmobler.com/ethan-allen-launches-state-of-the-art-3d-immersive-virtual-design-center-combining-personalized-service-and-technology/

Ethan Allen

DANBURY, Conn., June 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ethan Allen, one of the world’s leading interior design firms and renowned manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings, has just launched an immersive virtual design center in the cutting edge of technology.

The company’s initial launch of the Virtual Design Center experience showcases the timeless aesthetic of Ethan Allen’s extensive product portfolio while fostering collaboration between the company’s world-class interior designers and clients. The Virtual Design Center will be further expanded with 75 indoor and outdoor room settings and over 2,000 purchasable products. “The combination of personalized service from our interior designers with the technology of the Virtual Design Center provides an excellent opportunity for a timely and exceptional experience,” said Farooq Kathwari, President and CEO of Ethan Allen.

“The thousands of styles in our new Virtual Design Center strongly project classic design with a modern outlook, and the experience extends our commitment to combining a personal interior design service with technology. This further enhances the value of our free interior design service, creating even more ways for clients to collaborate with our designers.

Customers can access the company’s furniture and accent categories while browsing live with designer Ethan Allen or browsing on their own, at their own pace. Customers can view 3D items, read product details, share and save item listings, and use AR web view in their home, either through a QR code on their desktop or directly while browsing a mobile device.

Visit the Virtual Design Center

Ethan Allen has partnered with Cambridge-based company BitReel® Inc. to create this state-of-the-art immersive 3D virtual experience.

ABOUT ETHAN ALLEN
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETD) is a global luxury home fashion brand, interior design destination, manufacturer and retailer in the home furnishings market. The company provides a free interior design service to its customers and sells a full line of home furnishings through a retail network of design centers located in the United States and overseas. abroad, as well as online at ethanallen.com. Ethan Allen owns and operates nine manufacturing plants located in the United States, Mexico and Honduras, including a sawmill, a rough lumber sawmill and a lumber yard. Approximately 75% of its products are manufactured or assembled in these North American facilities. Vertically integrated, from product design to home delivery, the company offers elegant, handcrafted quality products and personalized service. For more information about Ethan Allen’s products and services, visit www.ethanallen.com.

CONTACT
Geri Moran
Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations
203.743.8374
geri.moran@ethanallen.com

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This Ahmedabad restaurant pays homage to the beauty of clay and sustainable design https://nordicmobler.com/this-ahmedabad-restaurant-pays-homage-to-the-beauty-of-clay-and-sustainable-design/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 04:05:25 +0000 https://nordicmobler.com/this-ahmedabad-restaurant-pays-homage-to-the-beauty-of-clay-and-sustainable-design/

A line of graphic faces depicts the social nature of the space. The substrate of the work of art is the protagonist of the spatial narrative: an organic plaster with golden hues applied by hand to the walls.

Photographix India

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The attempt then became to build that connection, that legacy, and that talent into the new business. “As the client had financial constraints, we explored his dynamic and historical heritage when designing the space. We told the client to let his family, who are still in this business, use their talent and, at his turn, we would use these different forms of traditional vernacular materials in the restaurant,” the designers say. “In this way, we could subtly but emphatically exemplify family craftsmanship.”

Clay all the way

The moldable and versatile green material occupies the design narrative and is explored both as a means of creating objects and surfaces. Unfired clay vessels and earthenware tableware are the embodiments of the old company, but it is the avatar of the material as a surface finish that is the most interesting part of this story. “The clay was mixed with the dye extracted from the flower of the Palash (flame of the forest) tree, turmeric, a natural binder and other organic ingredients like hay to form a glorious golden paste” , reveals Bhadri. “Material development and research was done on-site, and we had to do a few iterations to get everything perfect,” she says, proudly pointing out that no artificial pigments or additives were used in the process. .

Terracotta crockery reinforces the central design theme of the restaurant. Bespoke Tantu lamps, made from reclaimed jute and fabric, drop from the jute-lined ceiling. Note the custom leaf shaped jute screens designed to hide the AC compressor.

Photographix India

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A Bengaluru home that blends classic and contemporary design https://nordicmobler.com/a-bengaluru-home-that-blends-classic-and-contemporary-design/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 03:34:59 +0000 https://nordicmobler.com/a-bengaluru-home-that-blends-classic-and-contemporary-design/

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As the kitchen was open plan, the focus was on functionality – an island doubles as a prep counter and breakfast table, with stools made by the studio’s in-house team. The curved entryway and deep blue accents add flamboyance to an otherwise functional space. The pendant lights are from The White Teak Company.

Nayan Soni

amazing Grace

The designers started with a clean slate, a builder-grade two-bedroom apartment. No major structural changes were made, but they transformed the space with the interior elements, like furniture made on site by the U and I Designs team, and pops of color that are a signature of the studio. Sonal says, “The couple entertain a lot and wanted their home to reflect their personality. They weren’t looking for a sterile, muted, all-white space, they wanted a warm, fun, vibrant, and comfortable space.

The house opens onto the dining room, a white and brown haven of peace, designed around the table that the couple brought back from their old home. To the right of the dining room is the open kitchen. The idea was to create an immersive and upbeat space that was functional and fun. A curved entry welcomes you, followed by a kitchen island that doubles as a convenient food prep counter and breakfast table. Gold accents provide glimmers of luxury. Sonal explains that the kitchen was perhaps the easiest to design as husband and wife agreed they wanted an abundance of blue here and an emphasis on fun and functionality.

The dreamy living room shines in soft shades of gray, illuminated by abundant natural light. It is also the best example of the collision of two worlds. Sleek contemporary furniture with metal legs meets a classic teak wood swing, wall moldings complement minimalist lighting, and pops of color enter blue armchairs.

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The master bedroom features scalloped wall panels, a clean-lined dresser and a tufted leatherette headboard. Soft flowers add warmth to the shrine. All of the fixed furniture here was made by the studio’s in-house team. The bedside lamps are from Prism Lights.

Nayan Soni

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This design veteran says an inviting shopping experience starts at the front door https://nordicmobler.com/this-design-veteran-says-an-inviting-shopping-experience-starts-at-the-front-door/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 13:16:34 +0000 https://nordicmobler.com/this-design-veteran-says-an-inviting-shopping-experience-starts-at-the-front-door/

Welcome to Take 60, quick one-minute stories about new faces in our industry who could help you tick the needle to future success. Retailers, designers, manufacturers and more – Take 60 has them all covered, so check back each week for a new addition to the mix.

HAT: How did you end up in the furniture industry? Tell us a bit about your experience.

Mark Abrams, Owner and Designer, Port 68: I have a degree in advertising from the University of Alabama. I did my freshman internship with Raymond Waites, also from Alabama, for his then company, Gear, in New York, which was my first introduction to the industry in 1984.

I met Michael Yip when he was at Oriental Accents and years later was licensed under Mark Abrams Designs for OA. Michael and I wanted to start our own business, so Port 68 was born in the fall of 2008 and debuted at High Point Market in April 2009 in Interhall, where we are still located today.

HAT: Does the name Port 68 mean anything, and how did it come about?

Abraham: Michael found the name. Firstly, it was important for us to have worldwide brand rights, and secondly, our products come from ports all over the world. Everything comes in a container except for artwork and upholstery which is made in Chicago.

The numbers six and eight are very good in Asian culture, and they mean smooth sailing and prosperity. We bring products from all over the world with good karma.

HAT: What is the inspiration behind your creations?

Abraham: Inspiration comes from all over the market, antique shops and even grocery stores. I’m going to see a design on a table leg that I like somewhere and develop that design or pattern and see if we can produce it in porcelain.

HAT: Port 68 premieres in Dallas and Atlanta this summer; Are there any exciting new products that customers can expect?

Abraham: We do two major introductions a year at High Point Market, so for those who couldn’t attend, Dallas and Atlanta will be new to them. We will have new collections, works of art, lighting and accessories. Green is big right now; it’s trendy, but still classic. We also have lots of colorful artwork that you can live with for a long time.

HAT: As a decorating and design veteran, what would you say to new furniture retailers on how to create an inviting shopping vibe?

Abraham: Start at the front door. Is it clean? Are your windows clean? No one wants to walk into a dirty store. Make your windows shine all the time.

Return your store. If the product has been in the same place for six months, you need to move it.

Layer new lights and accessories and turn on the lamps. Put on some music, make the store smell nice, and tell a story with your product.

Port 68 has a collection with Scalamandre.

Fun facts about Mark Abrams:

What is your decorative style at home? Comfortable, eclectic, traditional Asian-inspired. Antiques. These are things that I have collected all over the world and in the market. Everything works together.

What is the trend you predict/can’t wait to see in 2023? Color!

What’s your favorite Port 68 article? This season’s bestseller! I’m excited for what’s to come and has yet to be seen.

Where do you come from? Demopolis, Ala.

Do you like living in High Point? I do. I’ve literally had 10 moves across the country, but High Point is the hub of this industry and where I spend most of my time. It is convenient.

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Promoting the common good through innovation https://nordicmobler.com/promoting-the-common-good-through-innovation/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 17:52:07 +0000 https://nordicmobler.com/promoting-the-common-good-through-innovation/

Technological progress and increasing innovation are currently at the center of all spheres of human activity, including architecture and building design. Many urban and suburban cities are emerging with bold architectural designs and fascinating outlooks. The newly developed building materials, methods and construction designs have also become popular in many parts of the world including India. However, the call has been made for architects and building technologists to invest in research with the aim of generating building designs for the public good.

The world is gradually moving towards resource conservation and management as the drive to save the planet takes center stage in global conversations. It is also an imperative in the built environment, even as players jostle for technical genius, innovation and progress in building new urban cities. This movement for people-centered practices in the field of architectural and urban design is not a critical subject only in India, but also in many other countries across the world – developed and developing countries.

A 2011 Guide to Public Interest Practices in Architecture published by Design Corps, Latrobe Award winner and trusted voice in design and architecture, showed that public-specific design practices do not just meet the needs of a community, but also help build the assets and capacities of such a community. The main conclusion is that spatial design should encourage social benefits and progressive outcomes for society. This can be manifested in the optimization of space, the adoption of sustainable building techniques and collaborative design practices.

Research in design and the architectural trajectory of India

The global building construction market is undergoing dizzying transformations. With over 1.3 billion people and around 20% of the world’s population, India is expected to be a major consumer of housing and infrastructure. The increase in population presents a challenge for the country, but also creates new opportunities and avenues for architectural design practices and construction companies to transform into a more sustainable industry. The Indian architectural design ecosystem is on the verge of a revolution and some players are at the forefront of this movement.

In their 2018 journal article “Architectural Identity and Indian Cities: History and Transformation”, Dr. Navneet Kumar and Ahmad Niazi explained that every Indian city has its own remarkable and important identity, which is often manifested in its physical structure and visual. However, underline the authors, the recent transformations seek to modify this identity by setting up structures that are more helpful and of general interest. The question of what public interest means and how to define the public is often laid bare.

Experts like Sunand Prasad – in his critique of Tom Spector’s “Architecture and the Public Good” – argue that such architecture is one that serves the public purpose and serves the public good. At the heart of research and innovation in architectural design is the appropriate use of unused public spaces for the public good. This involves constructing buildings and structures that maximize spaces and create the best possible benefits for members of the public.

Towards a more sustainable model

According to the World Bank, India’s population is currently growing at an annual rate of 1%. This means that there are more than 13 million more people in India every year. This not only puts a strain on the already high numbers of rural-urban migration, but also worsens the housing deficit in the country. Consequently, this growing urban population and increasingly scarce land demand only a more effective and efficient use of available space. It is the solution to move away from the current norm that sees design as an afterthought cosmetic treatment of allocated spaces initially ill-planned for public use.

The responsibility rests with architects and planners who must work to reintegrate lost and unused spaces into the primary framework of residual public use and benefit, as well as identify holistic ways to dedicate these spaces to temporary or alternative uses. . Urban spaces are naturally versatile and this can contribute to efforts to shape urban growth and create a variety of places for communities. With the right approach and implementation strategy, these spaces can attract diverse communities, including entrepreneurs, activists, artists, and more.

Using smart designs can help in the efficient use of these residual spaces. Specifically, the redesign of metro overpasses can serve as a multifunctional solution to improve the well-being of many communities through simple and repeatable designs. At the heart of modern architectural design are science and technology. Designs must be based on this technology and must be compatible with other features of the environment, including plazas, parks, malls, and bridges, among other spaces.

The Augmented Metro Research Project is an approach by ENIA Architects that aims to explore integrated infrastructure projects such as elevated metros in urban landscapes as well as the possibility of improving metro viaducts in India through their better integration into local communities. ENIA Architects launched the Augmented Metro Research initiative in 2020. As a patron of the Palladio Foundation, a Parisian think tank working on the future of cities, ENIAlab works to improve cities through improved infrastructure.

Earlier this year, the company achieved a groundbreaking feat by helping transform a waste dump into a depot that is now an integral part of the Pune Metro. The land served as a dumping ground for the past 30 years before being handed over to the Maharashtra Metro for development. Old waste was processed to recover 60% of the soil after segregation, which was used as backfill material for various works on the metro project. The mega project, constructed at a total cost of over Rs 11,400 crore, was designed as an elevated depot for the parking and maintenance of metro trains.

For the ENIA group, architectural research must cover a wide range of scales, from office furniture to territorial geography, and be oriented towards energy optimization, user comfort, uses and the fight against obsolescence. program of the living environment. Above all, architecture must comply with laws and regulations, regarding issues such as personal safety, security and the environment, and important conversations around renewable energy and conservation.



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The design eye of an architect couple was key to this Edwardian home renovation https://nordicmobler.com/the-design-eye-of-an-architect-couple-was-key-to-this-edwardian-home-renovation/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 20:05:39 +0000 https://nordicmobler.com/the-design-eye-of-an-architect-couple-was-key-to-this-edwardian-home-renovation/

The couple also wanted to work with furniture they had from their first home and decided not to buy anything new. “Sometimes I wonder if a cabinet or a table looked better in the old house,” Achim laughs. “It’s about getting things to fit in a place they don’t belong. But overall everything seems to be working. For example, a beautiful mid-century sideboard that sat on the ground floor of their former home now takes pride of place in the guest bedroom, serving as a chest of drawers.

The vintage dining table, in particular, is a much-loved item that has moved with them. “When you’ve had years of dinners, friends, laughter and tears around a table, it becomes part of who you are; there’s something nice about sitting with furniture you’ve had all your life,” notes Catriona. Ironically, the table wasn’t something they bought intentionally, it arrived unexpectedly along with the ten Moller dining chairs they bought on Ebay.

The other surprise was the upstairs laundry room, which was “found” halfway through the renovation. Remapping the floor plan to create a third floor was a design prerequisite, but it wasn’t until they reconfigured the stairwell that they realized they had more free space in the return than expected.

It’s a stark contrast to the typical laundry room, housed in dark basements or adjacent to the kitchen. Bathed in sunlight thanks to a huge ceiling light, the airy laundry room has birch plywood cabinets that screen the boiler. The room is so hot that the dryer has never been plugged in and its location near the bedrooms prevents laundry from lying around on the ground floor before going upstairs.

The couple’s nuanced approach to building each room with thoughtful choices created a lighter, more natural flow in the home with fresh color palettes, natural materials, and timeless woven furnishings throughout. As the home base of this young family, the house required materials that could withstand some wear and tear.

The kitchen in particular is designed as a space for everyone’s needs, with polished concrete flooring, dark granite worktops and wooden cabinets built by Omega Fitted Furniture. “I didn’t want it to look like a conventional kitchen,” says Catriona, “but more like a piece of furniture with appliances concealed in a low chest of drawers and a table area in a very modest extension.” The 11 square meter kitchen extension retains much of the garden, something their previous home lacked, and the Douglas fir slatted awning along the patio acts as an interface between the interior and the exterior. ‘outside.

Edwardian home renovation bedroom

“What is often overlooked in design is the fact that people will use the spaces,” says Achim. “Whether it’s the tactility of objects or the air quality in a room, it has to be about making buildings that stand the test of time, are easier to use and therefore more enjoyable.” Functional and durable in practice, yet still beautiful to look at, these architects have created a space that works for their family, designed with the future in mind.

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glas italia at milan design week 2022 https://nordicmobler.com/glas-italia-at-milan-design-week-2022/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 20:21:33 +0000 https://nordicmobler.com/glas-italia-at-milan-design-week-2022/

glas italia at milan design week 2022

As Milan Design Week resumed its full swing for its highly anticipated 2022 edition, Glass Italy delighted visitors to the Salone del Mobile at Rho Fiera with a breathtaking display of beautiful and bold glass objects. The brand presented a range of products designed in partnership with former collaborators Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, Piero Lissoni, Philip Stark, Patricia Urquiola and George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg. This year, the company also collaborated for the first time with Inga Sempé.

Covering an area of ​​450 m², the Glas Italia stand at Mobile fair sought to recreate the feeling of refined contemporary domestic interiors and eclectic and functional work and hospitality spaces. We’ve selected some of our highlights from the exhibition below…

Patricia Urquiola: High and low tables, console and desk SIMOON

the ‘Simoon’ tables are covered with a special grain of frosted Murano glass, available in the colors amethyst, light blue and topaz

frosted murano glass finishes the touch tables by patricia urquiola for glas italia
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Patricia Urquiola: DOBLE storage

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the ‘Doble’ storage units feature a hexagonal shape made with an innovative laminated glass

‘I am continuing my collaboration with Glas Italia through a collection of furniture, the intention of which is to enhance the material, a very innovative glass, the result of experimentation and exchanges with the company,’ said Patricia Urquiola.

“The three-dimensional storage elements seem to multiply the objects inside, thanks to the “illusory” and pleasantly distorting effects of the lenticular glass that makes up the surfaces. In addition, even the inclinations of the support surfaces are designed to create different perspectives so that the reflections can be admired from several points of view. A game of optical illusions, of unexpected and changing effects. An evolutionary glass.’

Philippe Starck: DONALD high and low tables

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‘Donald’ coffee tables are available in three sizes and 12 clear glass shades

frosted murano glass finishes the touch tables by patricia urquiola for glas italia
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comments Philippe Starck, “By the magic of transparency, reflection and diffraction, a Donald can hide a Donald.”

Piero Lissoni: HEAD-TO-HEAD canapes

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the Tête-à-Tête sofas are characterized by a clean and light design, with a structure in transparent extralight glass 19 mm thick, shaped, tempered and UV-bonded

frosted murano glass finishes the touch tables by patricia urquiola for glas italia
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Piero Lissoni: SPECTRUM coffee tables

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‘Spectrum’ coffee tables have a mirrored bottom and a choice of color and material finishes

frosted murano glass finishes the touch tables by patricia urquiola for glas italia
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project info:

Mark: Glass Italy

mobile show 2022: Pavilion 20 Booth B11 C14

designers: Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, Piero Lissoni, Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola, George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, Inga Sempé

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AUS College of Architecture, Art and Design promotes UAE culture https://nordicmobler.com/aus-college-of-architecture-art-and-design-promotes-uae-culture/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 04:58:56 +0000 https://nordicmobler.com/aus-college-of-architecture-art-and-design-promotes-uae-culture/

Former Mosque of Al Jazirah Al Hamra.

Muhammad Yusuf, feature film editor

Whether documenting traditional UAE craftsmanship for future generations, taking visitors back in time through virtual tours of local heritage sites, or establishing a first open source database in world exclusively for Arabic typography, the American University of Sharjah (AUS) is actively equipping the next generation to preserve the material cultural heritage of the UAE. The call to responsibly manage and celebrate the nation’s heritage is woven throughout the AUS College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) curriculum, home to the world’s top architecture and design programs. UAE, according to the QS World Subject Rankings 2022. The rankings represent the most diverse collection of institutions worldwide, with nearly 4,000 individual university programs assessed. Rankings are based on research quality and achievements, academic reputation, and employment of graduates.

A recent research collaboration with the Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council (ICCC) allowed CAAD multimedia design students to document the craftsmanship of perfume making in the United Arab Emirates. The project explored the connection between perfume craftsmanship and Emirati identity, the diversity of ingredients used and the artisanal traditions of creating perfumes. The students also studied the meaning and value of perfume in the daily rituals of Emirati society, the variety of forms of incense burners as well as the origins of exotic ingredients. “Perfume has a special place in Emirati society and Irthi’s collaboration with AUS examines the craft of perfume making in a holistic way,” said Farah Nasri, Acting Head of Curatorial and Design at Irthi. “By exploring the underlying memories, identities and rituals traditionally associated with craftsmanship, the aim is to inspire future creative production. This important research paved the way for exploring a strategic direction for the economic sustainability of the UAE perfume market by introducing young designers to the stories and heritage of perfumery in the UAE.


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The research enabled teams of students to highlight current market gaps and develop design concepts to find ways to preserve culture and identity. A group completed a six-month internship in Irthi to focus more on the art of making dukhoon – a traditional black incense paste made from a mixture of oud oil and other fragrances that is burned for its fragrance – to further develop a product that is a perfect fit for the contemporary perfumery market.

Comprised of a group of AUS alumni, Irthi aims to strengthen the UAE’s design and craft industry by preserving craft skills and cultural heritage through initiatives that include the exchange , skills development, youth engagement, training and mentoring for budding designers, collaborations and artist residencies. An ongoing collaboration between Irthi and CAAD includes the Irthi Fellowship to CAAD as part of ICCC’s second cohort of its Design Labs initiative. AUS graduate Raghad Alali has been named an Irthi Research Fellow at CAAD, where she will participate in a project that examines traditional materials and their application in design.

The project involves conducting field studies that uncover the region’s unique history, redefining, reinterpreting and reimagining the future of UAE vernacular materials and craftsmanship, through design and materials experiments. .

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The heritage of the United Arab Emirates seen by an artist.

Alali will also examine how design can be an important driver in raising awareness for the preservation of craftsmanship, while also focusing on local issues such as heritage, environment, cultural identity and sustainability. Faysal Tabbarah, AUS alumnus and CAAD Associate Dean, said the college is committed to making meaningful contributions that ensure traditional craftsmanship and heritage inform and shape the way design is practiced and taught at AUS.

His own teaching and research has focused primarily on activating material and environmental practices from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to drive innovative contemporary design and construction solutions.

“While CAAD students have the opportunity to experiment with new techniques and materials using some of the most advanced design tools, we also encourage them to experiment with traditional materials, practices and techniques as a way to learn from and preserve the past, and bring that knowledge into the future,” Tabbarah said.

Over the past few years, CAAD faculty, students and alumni have provided a range of innovative solutions to the preservation of cultural heritage through multimedia design, visual communication, architecture and design. interior. AUS Associate Professor Zlatan Filipovic used multimedia and virtual reality technology to create and enhance an interactive experience of Ras Al Khaimah’s architectural heritage. “ReImagining the Past” integrates virtual and augmented reality and storytelling digital platforms to preserve the intangible and tangible cultural heritage of Al Jazirah Al Hamra, making it accessible to future generations.

Earlier this year, students of associate professors Hala Al-Ani and Riem Ibrahim showcased a series of new Arabic typography fonts at an exhibition in Qatar, with plans to launch “Huroof Central” – a new platform open source that focuses exclusively on experimental Arabic typography. . The platform aims to fill a major gap in current design programs. From an architecture and interior design perspective, CAAD alumni such as Ibrahim Ibrahim, Ammar Kalo and Rand AlDrei have also drawn inspiration from the UAE tradition by developing new materials, furniture craftsmanship and lighting design pieces that have been regionally and internationally recognized.

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3D Cloud by Marxent Announces One-Click Instant Kitchen Design https://nordicmobler.com/3d-cloud-by-marxent-announces-one-click-instant-kitchen-design/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://nordicmobler.com/3d-cloud-by-marxent-announces-one-click-instant-kitchen-design/

An extension of the 3D Cloud by Marxent “Design from Photo” patent, One-Click Kitchen Design allows professional designers to focus on upselling and consulting with customers. DIYers can choose a photo they like, then instantly apply styles and layouts to get professional results in seconds. Shoppers can then click through all possible permutations. Instead of spending time placing cabinets, designers and do-it-yourselfers can spend time on details like finishes, upgrades, and drawer options.

“Kitchen design hasn’t changed much in the last 20 years. It’s still a time-consuming process that can take multiple in-person design sessions and take weeks,” said Beck Besecker, CEO and Co-General Manager of 3D Cloud by Marxent. Founder. “It’s a slow, manual process that can frustrate designers and their clients.”

“After watching both kitchen design professionals and consumers struggle through the painstaking process of arranging cabinetry, we set out to make kitchen design as easy as applying an Instagram filter. “, did he declare. “The new One-Click Instant Design feature delivers on that vision.”

Here’s how it works:

  • Create a floor plan. Choose a template or design your own. Add windows, doors and utilities.
  • Select a style. Browse inspiring photos in the app, find one you like and click the auto-layout button.
  • Watch the magic happen. See styles from the photo, including wall and cabinet colors, applied directly to the custom 3D floor plan.
  • Scroll through the layout options. Test all the possible configurations and select the one that best suits your lifestyle.
  • Finalize the finishes. Change styles, paint colors, tiling, flooring, and more. until the kitchen is perfect.

“The team behind the one-click instant design feature ‘Design from Photo’ has spent years of research and effort solving this industry-wide problem,” said Besecker. “This is the breakthrough the kitchen design industry has been waiting for.”

Learn more about ‘Design from Photo’ instant. one-click design, visit Marxent.com/kitchens.

About Marxent 3D Cloud™

Marxent’s 3D Cloud™ is the world’s leading 3D e-commerce for furniture, kitchen, bathroom, exterior, office furniture, closets and storage. The 3D Cloud™ platform enables retailers and brands to create endless applications from a single catalog of 3D products. With 3D Cloud, 3D content is created, managed, and published across all 3D applications from a single source of truth for consistency across every touchpoint of the customer journey. Apps that run on 3D Cloud include 3D Kitchen Designer with Design from Photo and One-Click Instant Layout, 3D Product Configurators, 3D Sectional Configurator, 3D Room Planner for Furniture with Design from Photo, 3D Deck Designer, 360 Product Spins, 3D Renders, WebAR, Augmented Reality Retail Apps and Virtual Reality Retail Apps. 3D Cloud has offices in Miamisburg, Ohioand St. Petersburg Florida as well as an international presence with offices in London, England; Paris, France; and Auckland, New Zealand. Customers include a leading US home improvement retailer, a leading UK based home improvement retailer, PlaceMakers, Mico, American Woodmark, Macy’s, HNI Corporation, La-Z-Boy, Joybird and john lewis and Partners. For more information, visit 3dcloud.com.

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3D Cloud™ by Marxent Press contact

Sonia Schechter
Marketing Director
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Downtown Loft Reflects Owner’s Passion for Art and Design | Home & Garden https://nordicmobler.com/downtown-loft-reflects-owners-passion-for-art-and-design-home-garden/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 18:40:00 +0000 https://nordicmobler.com/downtown-loft-reflects-owners-passion-for-art-and-design-home-garden/

By Amy Burger Special for the Post-Dispatch

Stylist/salon owner Steve Lacy’s spacious downtown loft perfectly reflects his personal style and the things he loves. He moved in less than a year ago and has spent a lot of time since making the space feel like home. Located in the Bankers Lofts building, its open layout and large square footage, especially for a one-bedroom apartment, immediately appealed to him.

Lacy lived in another, smaller loft downtown and considered moving to Houston before finding the apartment. When he decided to stay in St. Louis, he started looking online for a new permanent home, but his search ended the moment he walked into the loft.

“I wasn’t even at the door and got the application filled out,” he laughs. “When I saw it, I knew it had my name written on it. I never had enough space to display my art.”

The large living space allowed Lacy to create multiple seating areas for relaxing and entertaining, and even to have a proper “dining room” in addition to the kitchen island. This, he says, is a departure from many recently built one-bedroom lofts, which tend to be much smaller.

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“You could barely find a sofa, a chair and a few bar stools there,” he says of other spaces he’s seen. “I have lots of room to display my furniture, lots of room to move around. I also like to entertain, so everyone can sit down and relax.”

Huge windows fill the far wall of the living room, overlooking Washington Avenue and flooding the space with natural light. High beamed ceilings with exposed ductwork and polished concrete floors are hallmarks of loft living.

Lacy filled the space with a mix of contemporary furniture and accessories sourced from various favorite retailers including Restoration Hardware, Arhaus, Wayfair, Etsy and Amazon.

“I like a modern look with an eclectic twist,” he says. “The sofa is sort of traditional, but I like to put something quirky on it – anything that reflects me. I keep moving it around until I like the way it looks.”






A vibrant, metal-infused artwork in a splatter-painted frame that Lacy acquired from a gallery in Houston hangs in the lobby.


Zachary Clingenpeel


Describing herself as “obsessed with coffee table books”, Lacy has a huge collection that is displayed on almost every surface, mostly focused on art and design topics.

A long wall that stretches from the end of the living room to the hallway and into the bedroom provides the perfect gallery for Lacy’s favorite framed prints, canvases and posters that he has collected over the years – mostly by artists. black or reflecting black culture. A favorite is an ornately framed black and white photograph by American photographer Gordon Parks of three women protesting segregation.

Along either side of the hallway are the collection of framed movie posters of some of his favorite films, as well as well-framed Playbills from the productions he attended of “Dreamgirls” and “The Color Purple.”

The bedroom is tucked away at the back of the loft, separated from the main living space, making it serene and calm. With a dressing room and a large bathroom, it offers a relaxing retreat. A large glass display case houses another of Lacy’s obsessions – eau de cologne – with many collectible bottles of his favorite scents neatly arranged on its shelves.

In addition to its convenient location, the building offers a small fitness room and two shared rooftop terrace areas with grills and seating for city-style outdoor entertaining. Now that he’s fully settled, Lacy couldn’t be happier with the move and enjoyed meeting some of his neighbors.

“I love space and I was able to create my own style and have enough space,” he says. “I’ve lived in many places downtown, and this finally feels comfortable to me.”







At Home with Steve Lacy

Steve Lacy poses for a portrait in his downtown St. Louis home next to his window that faces Washington Avenue on Monday, May 23, 2022. Photo by Zachary Clingenpeel, zclingenpeel@post-dispatch.com


Zachary Clingenpeel


Occupation • Salon owner and stylist at Christopher Stevens the Salon

House • Bankers Lofts, downtown St. Louis

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