Ireland recycled equivalent of 15m household appliances in 2016

Large household appliances remain a consistently high-performing category, representing 49 per cent of all WEEE collected last year.

Irish consumers recycled 34,482 tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment during 2016; the equivalent of approximately 15 million household appliances or almost 10kg per person. The figures, the highest ever achieved, are confirmed in the 2016 annual report from Waste, Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Ireland, published Thursday.

WEEE Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation, founded by producers of electrical and electronic appliances to help them comply with the legal obligations imposed by the EU directives.

The report shows that WEEE Ireland has exceeded EU targets, representing an increase of 12 per cent from 2015 when 30,909 tonnes were collected.

A revised target of 65 per cent “takeback” of all WEEE placed on the market by 2019 is in place. “This new target must be achieved to maintain Ireland’s exemplary status in WEEE recycling,” said WEEE Ireland chief executive Leo Donovan.

2016 was the “year of the battery”, he said – as an additional 812 tonnes of batteries were collected; the equivalent of 32 million AA batteries.

The report shows marked growth in takeback of waste electrical toys, which grew by 140 per cent and electrical tools, which grew by 122 per cent. Refrigeration appliances were another high performing category, with Irish consumers recycling 103,000 fridges/freezers with WEEE Ireland last year. Large household appliances remain a consistently high-performing category, representing 49 per cent of all WEEE collected last year.

Gold standard

WEEE Ireland co-ordinates collections of electronic waste via retailers, civic amenity sites and its collection events. It works on behalf of its member producers to help them meet and comply with obligations imposed by the WEEE Directive. Apple Distribution, Dell, Panasonic, Philips, Whirlpool, Glen Dimplex and IBM Ireland are among 912 members who collectively placed 56,000 tonnes of electrical and electronic equipment on the Irish market last year.

The collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment “has gone from strength to strength” Mr Donovan added. Ireland “now sets the gold standard in WEEE recycling for one of the best performing small country in Europe as acknowledged by the EU Commission”.


Designing Kitchens, Bathrooms and Bedrooms – Summer Holidays 2016

Design 1 - 110 Range

We like to think we finally had some breathing space last week, as Leicestershire got their head start on the summer holidays and most people like to take advantage of the pre-school-holiday prices. But in reality, we have lots of customers coming in this week and next to see the designs we have been working on in their absence, and we want to make sure that every design ticks as many boxes as possible. We have a few major designs going on at the moment, and we’ll give you an insight into the process behind three of them.

Mrs P

We designed and fitted Mrs P’s elaborate yet understated new bathroom for her last year, so we’ve been given another chance to impress with her huge kitchen.

Elongated but with cute alcoves and features, the open plan kitchen / diner / sitting area looking out onto a gorgeous garden is an exciting challenge for any designer. When we started meeting Mrs P about her kitchen, we discussed whether she would prefer modern or traditional, form or function, whether glazed or solid doors were preferable, and many, many other topics of conversation relating to Mrs P’s kitchen preferences. Fortunately for our creative side, Mrs P is open to all ideas, but particularly loved our Austin (real ash, painted shaker) door in our showroom.

So, to begin with, we used ArtiCAD to create three different designs which all utilised the adorable little alcove which you will see on the rendered image below. The first placed a lovely 110 Range cooker in the space with cupboards and spice racks either side for immediate access to anything Mrs P may need when cooking.

The second incorporated a bank of tall larder units framing Mrs P’s American Fridge Freezer, with a lift up top box above the fridge itself for maximum utilisation of space.

The third is completely different, turning the alcove into a cosy window seating area with incorporated under-seat bookshelves, allowing us to move the Range cooker to another wall where we can put a mantle over it, which is always a fabulous statement in any kitchen. So far, Mrs P has eliminated option 2, which means we can focus on other elements of the kitchen. It may sound strange, but we like to show our customers designs even if we do not think they will like the design in particular. It means that when you have finally chosen your design and had your new kitchen fitted, you’ll never have any doubts or wishes that we had designed it for you in a different way.

Before Mrs P left our showroom a couple of weeks ago, we discussed the idea of a beach-themed kitchen, making full use of our brand new Windsor Blue doors, complemented with Ivory or White Cotton wall units. We all got quite excited about designing this, and let us tell you, it looks fantastic. However, we can not show you the designs until Mrs P has seen them first – sorry! Keep checking our News page for updates and we might let you have a sneak peek!


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Amazon Echo Dot (2016) preview: Alexa for those who use their own speakers

Amazon Echo Dot (2016) preview: Alexa for those who use their own speakers

Amazon’s Echo Dot is now shipping and is available on priced at £49.99.

We’re busy beavering away on a full review, but until then here are our first impressions of the sister device to the Amazon Echo. It gives you access to Alexa without the Bluetooth speaker-like experience.

That’s because, unlike the fully-fledged Echo, the Dot doesn’t have full speaker drivers of its own, just a smaller speaker for voice feedback and alarm functionality. It’s not, therefore, designed to play music on its own.

Instead, it has a line-out for a wired connection to a separate AV receiver or speaker system. It can also connect to a Bluetooth speaker wirelessly, so handy if you have a preferred one of those lying around.

But while there’s no booming speaker, the Echo Dot offers the full Alexa voice-controlled system, as with the larger Echo.

Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based information bot, that responds to vocal commands and can be used to find information on the web or control many smart devices around your home.

For example, we used it to control Hue lighting connected to the same network, and to play music through a mighty speaker stack in the corner.


The small, puck-like Echo Dot is simple to install and use. You connect it to the power, hook it up to your wireless network and away you go. Bark “Alexa” at it and it wakes up ready to be instructed with other commands.

You can find out football results, forthcoming fixtures, even get it to read books to you.

It has been around in the US for a while, but this new model is faster and more efficient. It also has regional accent variations depending on your location. Our demo was with the UK edition, so it spoke with a British accent – sounding a little like a computerised version of Holly Willoughby.

We will need to give it a thorough test to find out what it’s fully capable of, especially in a UK sense considering it can hook up to Sky News and other local services, but for now, its £50 price point seems like good value for something that could change the way you interact with your home.

I can also work independently to the main Amazon Echo, so you can scatter several around the home, but you would, in that case, need multiple separate speakers to get the most from it, something that Sonos users will presumably be able to take advantage of when it launches its tie-in in 2017.


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Best coffee machine 2016: Buying guide and top picks

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We round up 2016’s best espresso machines, including manual, Nespresso and bean-to-cup, with prices from £90 to £1,159

Coffee has been making mornings more palatable since the 15th century, and in the intervening 500 years the humble coffee bean has spawned forth a huge range of different coffee-based drinks. But whether you’re a fan of cappuccino or macchiato, espresso or flat white, there’s a coffee machine out there that’ll make you the coffee you want every time – and here you’ll find nothing but the best coffee machines Expert Reviews have ever tested.

The first question you need to ask yourself is: do you want a manual espresso machine for coffee-shop style creations, or, do you want a filter machine that provides a hot coffee that’s always on the go? Here you’ll find a variety of the best coffee machines available to buy in the UK right now. All have been split into categories, to suit all needs and all budgets. Want more out of your coffee? Check out my best coffee accessories.

If you’re not quite sure what you’re after, read this full and in-depth coffee machine buying guide. It will take you through everything that you need to know about buying the perfect coffee machine that suits your needs.

Best coffee machines: quick buying guide

  • For full flexibility to create the types of drink that you like, then the best option is a manual espresso machine, which is similar to the ones used in coffee shops.
  • If that all sounds like a bit too much work, but you still like the idea of using coffee beans, then a bean-to-cup machine is the right choice, as it grinds and pours coffee automatically.
  • Looking for proper coffee but still want convenience? Opt for a capsule machine: they cost more per coffee, but are really easy to use and create virtually no mess.
  • Finally, if you just want plain and simple coffee to fill a mug, a filter coffee machine will do the job for you.


Best coffee machines: manual espresso machines

1. Sage by Heston Blumenthal The Dual Boiler

Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Barista Express hero shot

The Dual Boiler from Sage by Heston Blumenthal is a serious machine aimed at people who want the full coffee shop experience at home. It’s exceptionally well made, has industrial-quality components and dual-boilers so you can steam milk and pour espresso at the same time. More importantly it delivers absolutely amazing coffee. It’s expensive, but for the real enthusiast it is the best.

Price when reviewed: £1,159. For the latest prices, see our full Sage by Heston Blumenthal The Dual Boiler review
Dimensions (HxWxD): 405x378x377mm, Water capacity: 2.5L, Cup warmer: Yes, Milk frothing: Yes (steamer wand), Coffee type: Ground

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Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 Watt – Red

£1,199.99Buy now


2. De’Longhi Scultura Coffee Machine

If you want great coffee from a machine that looks brilliant, the shiny metal De’Longhi Scultura is the machine for you. Simple operation coupled with perfect water flow make it easy to produce a great shot of espresso at the right temperature. With a tap to control steam, milk drinks are simple, too.

Price when reviewed: £200. For the latest prices, see our full De’Longhi Scultura Coffee Machine review
Dimensions (HxWxD): 305x242x382mm, Water capacity: 1.4L, Cup warmer: Yes, Milk frothing: Yes (steamer wand)

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Delonghi Traditional Pump Espresso Coffee Machine, 1100 W, White – ECZ351.W

£192.18Buy now


3. Philips Saeco Poemia

If you want espresso on a budget, the brightly-coloured Philips Saeco Poemia is the machine for you. It’s neat and compact, and produces a decent, if not a little frothy, shot of espresso. With a long wand for steaming milk, this is a great choice for anyone on a tight budget. If you want to spend a little more, the Gaggia Gran Prestige is the same machine, but made of metal.

Price when reviewed: £115. For the latest prices, see our full Philips Saeco Poemia review
Dimensions (HxWxD): 297x200x265mm, Water capacity: 1L, Cup warmer: Yes,Milk frothing: Yes (steamer wand)

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Philips HD8423/71 Saeco Poemia Manual Espresso Machine, 15 Bar, Black

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BUY NOW: Philips HD8323/98 Saeco Poemia Manual Espresso Machine, 1 Litre, 15 Bar, 950 Watt – Red – on

Best coffee machine: Bean-to-cup

1. Melitta Caffeo Barista TS

If you want the best bean-to-cup machine, the Melitta Caffeo Barista TS comes highly recommended. I’ve always been a firm believer that manual machines give you more control and the best quality coffee, but I’m happy to say that this machine has beaten all of my expectations and produces exceptional coffee that’s every bit as good (if not better) than from a manual machine. As well as regular espresso and long drinks, the Caffeo Barista can automatically steam and pour milk for perfect cappucinos and lattes: all available from the touch of a button. With two bean hoppers, so you can have a variety of coffee on the go, user profiles that members of your house can tweak to get coffee the way they want it and incredibly simple maintenance, this really is the kind of automatic machines.

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Carpet Trends 2016 / 2017 – Designs & Colors


There is one major event that dictates the trends for a season 2016 – 1017 in the sphere of textile, rugs andflooring and that is the Domotex exhibition in Hanover. This leading event in the world of carpeting and rugs market is becoming more and more popular and influential and not in the last place that is due to its eminent jury selection. This year the organizers invited talented and renowned designers to judge the award distribution – like Stefan Diez head of the innovations at Domotex jury.

Or Piero Lissoni an Italian architect and designer that is a special guest of Domotex jury assembly. Each year the jury selects the most existing and innovative solutions in the rug and flooring trends. “The products are sometimes not completely finalized and mature as visual expression, but they still carry the charge of good idea and interesting innovations.”

Piero Lissoni is one of the biggest Italian designers today – he is a creative director for Living Divani, Porro,Lema and Boffi and he is a special guest of Domotex exhibitions. In an interview for Stylepark, he speaks about his inclination toward handmade rugs. Which, bring us to the focus of this article – the hand-weaved and the tribal rugs. He shares that as a collector of tribal rugs, for him they are an art piece, each with its special story to tell, each with their artistic identity. They are all made from precious, natural materials and each rug tells the story of the family that had created it: entwining cultural symbols, animals, flowers and events foretold in color. He finds that from objects of artistic collection the tribal rugs become an important element of the contemporary interior design and the accentuated zoning of the premises. Here is the hope that the nowadays rugs will have their one story to tell like their predecessors.


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Present day outside fixtures 2016 with the aid of Moroso


summer time is already here. All we need is to spend our time at the balcony, courtyard, lawn or close to pool playing the solar. cutting-edge outdoor furnishings brings comfort and function in your outside spaces, to be at ease at some stage in the warm weather months. As large lovers of Moroso, we can show you a number of their new choice of garden fixtures for this summer. Designers who paintings with Moroso are innovative and modern and consequently their ideas will pleasantly marvel you.

The Triclinium become a celebratory piece of fixtures. This become where the ancient Romans entertained their guests, consume and drank, reclined and debated. It changed into an area for politics and pride. front‘s new Triclinium sofa celebrates the one of a kind ways we use a sofa in our each day lives. The couch has grow to be the central place of the house. We examine, take naps, work, specialize, cuddle, watch television, consume.

The Triclinium couch is a transformable landscape of upholstery and cushions that creates an area for you and your friends and own family to live in. The attached aspect desk is ideal for snacks, dinner or your pc. while your pals come to live it may also be used as a sofa bed. The fabric within the woven ropes makes it feasible to apply it as a daybed outdoors too. A rug, made within the identical rope method, extends the seating area.

Imba’s foundation comes from the playful aggregate of two flowing, intertwined loops. The geometry of the inner loop uses a closed woven sample that provides comfort for the seat and backrest. The external loop, lightly wrapped around the seat, creates a area body for a semi-open weaving that offers intimate space, yet open at the equal time. Designed by by way of Federica Capitani and made in Dakar, Africa, Imba is an tried to translate the warm nice of hand crafted, unique artifacts into a set that invites you for a relaxing moment and a casual verbal exchange with friends.

Designed by means of Marc Thorpe Husk is inspired by means of the outer shell of corn. The fields of corn punctuate the panorama of northern Italy, in particular across the town of Udine. Corn is used as a resource globally across all borders and takes many paperwork. For Thorpe, this changed into an possibility to translate the architecture of the husk from an ear of corn to provide a globally recognizable and regularly occurring item for daily use. The layout of Husk for the home series of Moroso lent itself to the worldwide sensibility of the outdoor collection M’Afrique, synthetic in Dakar, Senegal.

“The idea for the Senegal – O chair came from a dreamcatcher that my daughter Evie had made for my birthday. I liked the sample and that it could be made with such simple method. It reminded me of the possibilities we’ve in Senegal: to weave by hand on a easy body. I imagined the circle turning into a totally large backrest, which might surround you like a halo when you take a seat towards it” – says clothier Tord Boontje.

ADI Compasso d’Oro career Award 2016 to Carlo Bartoli


Bonaldo, a enterprise specialized inside the manufacturing of furniture and interior design gadgets, is thrilled to announce that the architect Carlo Bartoli, who has been running with the business enterprise for years, has been offered the prestigious ADI Compasso d’Oro, the maximum famend prize in the international of layout.

The Compasso d’Oro ADI award, created in 1954 by way of Giò Ponti, is assigned on the basis of a pre-selection made by using the ADI everlasting Observatory of layout, together with a fee of professionals, designers, critics, historians and specialised reporters, all constantly dedicated to gathering statistics, yr after yr, and to comparing and selecting the exceptional products, that are then published within the ADI layout Index.

The Compasso d’Oro profession Award is granted to humans, agencies and institutions that have made a particularly tremendous contribution inside the fields of layout, studies, manufacturing or distribution. those encompass architect Carlo Bartoli, who has been offered “for being able, in his professional revel in, to combine the consistent cognizance at the quest for the essence of creativity with a unique capacity to empathize with the increase and improvement needs of many furnishing groups. He gives the groups he meets with thoughts which are continually unique and modern, for this reason contributing to their achievement. A rigorous design procedure, break up into the distinct thematic areas, with sobriety and stability, constantly contributing to the enrichment of the Italian layout culture”. Carlo Bartoli has designed many bestsellers for Bonaldo, which include the Octa table series, which gained the coolest design Award in 2014, and the Ketch chair, presented on the Salone del cell 2016.

Order in disorder and lightness represent Octa, which is decisively uncommon and fashionable, characterised through legs built out of metal rods that have been bent and welded. The name, Octa, is derived from the Greek octo which means 8, and it refers to the wide variety of legs that equip this table designed through Bartoli design for Bonaldo.

The idea of a table with legs manufactured from metal rods came from playing the game of Mikado select-up sticks. Order in sickness, lightness, a filigree patternthose are some of the characteristics that come to thoughts while thinking about this product, which is designed to be uncommon and elegant. (Carlo Bartoli)

The Ketch chair draws its proposal from the world of crusing, each in its call – a Ketch is a type of crusing craft – and in its layout, recalling the shape the sail takes whilst packed with wind: these shapes are on the identical time curved, taut and seamless. The metal body and comfortable padding are upholstered with leather, eco-leather-based or material covers, which are absolutely detachable.

In Ketch, there is a synthesis which in a few way additionally exists inside the international of crusing, in which the shapes are first and primary imposed by means of functional necessities: you best have what’s wanted without a extras. This technique has also been implemented to design this chair: we got rid of all the fancy frills to keep only what turned into strictly important to offer a comfortable seat with an identifiable shape that became simple and a long way from regular. (Carlo Bartoli)

Carpet tendencies 2016 / 2017 – Designs & colours


there may be one predominant event that dictates the traits for a season 2016 – 1017 in the sphere of fabric, rugs and flooring and that is the Domotex exhibition in Hanover. This main occasion in the global of carpeting and rugs marketplace is becoming increasingly more famous and influential and now not in the closing area this is because of its eminent jury choice. This year the organizers invited proficient and renowned designers to judge the award distribution – like Stefan Diez head of the innovations at Domotex jury.
Or Piero Lissoni an Italian architect and dressmaker that is a special guest of Domotex jury meeting. each year the jury selects the maximum current and revolutionary answers in the rug and flooring tendencies. “the goods are once in a while now not absolutely finalized and mature as visual expression, however they still convey the price of accurate concept and thrilling improvements.”
Piero Lissoni is one among the largest Italian designers nowadayshe’s a innovative director for living Divani, Porro, Lema and Boffi and he’s a special visitor of Domotex exhibitions. In an interview for Stylepark, he speaks about his inclination towards handmade rugs. Which, carry us to the focus of this article – the hand-weaved and the tribal rugs. He stocks that as a collector of tribal rugs, for him they are an artwork piece, each with its special tale to tell, every with their artistic identity. they’re all made from valuable, herbal materials and each rug tells the tale of the own family that had created it: entwining cultural symbols, animals, flowers and activities foretold in coloration. He finds that from gadgets of artistic series the tribal rugs become an essential detail of the cutting-edge indoors design and the accentuated zoning of the premises. here is the wish that the in recent times rugs can have their one story to tell like their predecessors.
The fashion designer stocks that he constantly tries to integrate soft, rich surfaces in his projects: rugs crafted from wool or silk in addition to rugs made from rattan and coconut fibers. however he keeps his distance from carpets. For a base of the flooring, he prefers timber or cement – as a herbal fundament for a natural rug. “The innovations are the main engine that movements our world ahead.” Piero Lissoni says.
unique interest for the interior designers are the correlations and interactions among the floors base – wood, laminate or even concrete – with their textural insurance within the shape of rugs or carpets. The rugs and carpets are subject to an active, flexible dynamic with many capabilities and rapid adjustments because they’re a made of an adaptive industry that internalizes quickly the improvements and the modern-day trends.
The recycling and sustainability of the materials are something that quick turns into a norm within the industry and their revolutionary, and appealing usage inside the sphere of ground coverage is a pleasant rewarded each with the aid of the jury and with the aid of the clients. as an instance “Myrana” the new pleasant of the Vorwerk collection “Fascination” by using fashion designer Giulio Ridolfo is presenting a spectrum of 350 new colors.
In fashionable the carpets aren’t attractive for the indoors designers, their static functions in overlaying the room from wall to wall isn’t some thing appreciated by the dynamic and inventive searches of the designers. however still a few customers pick the carpet answer. So the utility and search of 1 appealing, state-of-the-art line of colors and patterns is favored by the jury. This season the pastel tonalities proven by Panton – Rose Quartz and Serenity are the hit.
that are the organizations and types that obtained special attention, mounted future developments and mesmerized each the jury and the general public? every of the offered corporations has its one specific signature and mind-set towards the marketplace. inside the luxury class and the class fine current design Deluxe, the presented rugs belong to Hossein Rezvani.
In his introduction, he makes use of silk colored within the very cutting-edge copper tonality to assessment with the natural color of the wool. while you lay eyes at the sample, you realized that it has its roots in the Persian lifestyle however expressed in a modern manner, imparting reflected reflection of the abstract form in exquisite 3-dimensional consequences.
Hossein Rezvani shares that he is calling forward to the instant when the politicians will raise the sanctions toward Iran so he can work once more with the rich resources that the usa offers – it’s, after all, the Mather-land of the Persian rugs. to date the designers succeed with the extraordinary undertaking to execute the unique present day design in a conventional manner, translating conventional patterns into the spirit of modern times without compromising the excessive requirements, the top notch best, and modern vision.
Crystallize – Ice from creative subjects is a wonderfully accomplished motif inspired by way of the iciness and the frosts – a Nature component with a robust concept that impresses with its high great and artistry of expression. the colors are moderate, softly merging into one another however nevertheless keeping the anxiety and dramatic sensation of the natural phenomenon. the foundation coming from the frost patterns that cowl the home windows inside the winter is poured into this mild coloration piece of art, concerning Tibetan wool, chinese language silk and the exceptional work of a hundred knots in step with square inch and the pile duration of four millimeters.
recently more and more rugs draw the attention as an artistic picture or treasured piece of artwork. This tendency is fine illustrated with the aid of the winner artwork assets, Emerald which offers us natural scenery composed in very elegant coloration palette – dramatic black, accentuating golden yellow and grey. A poetical landscape motif weaved with wool, silk and cotton, this mystical wooded area offers and aesthetic journey into its infinite trees that is handed the home decor and is greater an inventive revelation stimulated by nature than entirely an item of the layout.
And again two rugs inspired by way of iciness and regarding painting strategies, stunning hues and smooth textures. The panorama collection with the aid of Wool and Silk gives us a gentle memories of iciness have been you can actually determine a snow fox padding thru the reed-like vegetation. A story knotted in Nepal from hand-spun wool and silk.

NeoCon 2016 Product Recap: workplace fixtures

1. David Rockwell agrees that the administrative center is a stage in which the scene should change effects in step with the challenge handy—the freestanding cell factors of Unscripted, produced by means of Knoll, deliver on his advert-hoc promise with the clothier’s indispensable panache.

2. Alberto Lievore, Jeannette Altherr, and Manel Molina develop the capability in their Parentesit areacreating machine with Parentesit Freestanding for Arper.

3. Climb the company ladder even as climbing to new heights with BuzziJungle, an officepleasant jungle health club idea by way of BuzziSpace.

4. Conceived by means of the maker’s in-house design team, Potrero415 by means of Coalesse brings a California current aesthetic to the table.

5. Run Shelf via Emeco.

6. Keilhauer’s new Hangout series encompasses a bendy collection of work surfaces and seating units—stools, chairs, lounges, benches, banquettes, and so forth.—conceived to foster face-to-face time and group powwows alike.

7. It’s little surprise that O+A co-founder (and interior layout corridor of Famer) Primo Orpilla’s trendy product release for the corporate sphere, Assembli for Martin Brattrud, offers flexibility in abundance.

8. Designed via Gecco vision, the ethereal Nik desk by way of Peter Pepper products has a range of hints up its sleeve, starting with its deceptively slim yet definitely tough powder-covered steel legs and frame.

nine. Alessio Pozzoli stands up to office uproar with blog, a brand new seating collection by using Thonet tailored in particular for open-plan workplaces.

10. looking for functionforward desking? appearance no similarly than Workshelf, the state-of-the-art from three H fixtures that mixes streamlined benching with the satisfactory attributes of a panel system.

11. Uhuru layout, a Brooklyn-based totally design/construct studio, began out over a decade ago crafting large tables and stools out of timber scraps—the workplace essentials series brings that equal interest to materiality into the workplace, whether said area is an open loft or a company setting.

12. stimulated through a excursion of excessive-tech West Coast HQs, the prolific Konstantin Grcic teamed with Vitra to develop Hack, a flexible device that upends the corporateoffice paradigm.

Bartoli Design at Milan Design Week 2016

Bartoli Design is fond of lasting collaborations with companies willing to establish a long-term professional relationship. Their new 2016 designs are thus developed a number of historical collaborations, withBonaldo, Laurameroni, Kristalia and Segis, which led to the creation of ten new products for the Salone del Mobile.



New challenges are no less stimulating, as the one started with the very new Da a brand, for which the studio designed a new armchair, exhibited at the Fuorisalone in the set of the Erastudio Apartment Gallery. Interpreting Bonaldo’s international vocation in the spirit of rigour, Bartoli Design creates two products designed both for the residential and the contract markets: Ketch, a chair inspired from sails inflated by the wind and constructed making use of the leather or fabric upholstery tension over a metal frame and Menù, a collection of fixed and extendable tables with minimal lines, designed for manufacturing optimization and a democratic cost.


Bartoli Design has contributed to the creation of Laurameroni’s identity, centered on surface design and materials and craftsmanship valuing. In 2016, those values are expressed in Terre, a new wall panelling, proposed in metal and stone varieties; Echo, a series of three occasional tables where marble and glass are supported by a thin brass structure – in a balance of forces; 40/40, the first modular system by this brand: interpretation of the parallelepiped element, featuring minute details; Drapè Lounge and Drapè Sofa, revolving armchair and large sofa, are added to the earlier ottomans for a collection defined by its generous and informal upholstery draping.


Twenty years of collaboration, friendship, and successful products mark the relation between Bartoli Design and Kristalia. In Maki, a family of fixed and extendable tables featuring an aluminum frame and thin tops, the study has been about the evolution in curvy shapes of the table typology with portals, started by the earlier Sushi, Nori and Torii models. The new designs for Segis pay specific attention to the contract market: Iceland, a large bench, with trapezoidal backrests which seem to float on the seating top and Camel, a versatile family of chairs with eight different bases and the seating in a curved shape, welcoming and comfortable, available in polypropylene or upholstered.



The Da a company asked Bartoli Design to design new seatings with metal, the brand preferred material, which is exploited to create furniture items with a strong identity. During the Fuori Salone, in the heart of the Brera District, the scenic venue of Erastudio Apartment Gallery will be the framework for the new Sensu Lounge, an indoor-outdoor armchair made of steel rods outlining a sturdy frame, despite its graphic texture with a surprising visual lightness.


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