White House Unveils 'made In America' Week

Jul 19, 2017

A made is America week has been announced by the White House. The 50 states will feature crafts and other items in a product showcase. The Trump administration will honour the products and companies producing in the United States of America with an aim to increase in-house production. They also want to showcase their world class craftsmanship in various exhibitions while encouraging Americans to buy from American sellers. Made in America week comes as the Trump administration is nearing decisions on a number of trade matters. No official declaration has been made about the possibility of import tariffs among other measures to boost the Made in America series.

Blue Whale Skeleton To Be Displayed At The Natural History Museum In The Uk

Jul 19, 2017

In a move to remove the famous Diplodocus dinosaur ‘Dippy’ which was installed in the Natural History Museum of UK in 1979, A blue whale skeleton was installed. Soon to be unveiled by David Attenborough, the 25-metre long skeleton will be the focal point of the Hintze Hall. The dinosaur, on the other hand, will be on tour of the various museums of the country with an intention to reach the furthest parts of the UK for all to experience natural history.

Opendesk Releases Tool Free Furniture Pieces

Jul 18, 2017

London -based Opendesk has collaborated with designers in Chicago as well as London to launch furniture pieces that do not require any tools to assemble. The desk and shelf launched do not require screws, glue or hinges and uses the Japenese techniques of joinery. The desk can be folded down and dismantled anytime creating more room of experimenting with new designs. The designs are reinterpreted to suit digital fabrication. Opendesk describes itself as a "global platform for local making". It connects designers with makers to produce objects on demand and also offers users the opportunity to download, make and buy furniture for their workspaces.

 

Geberit Announces One Million Concealed Cisterns Installed In India

Jul 18, 2017

Geberit, a sanitary technology and bathroom ceramics, announced that it has successfully installed One Million Concealed Cisterns across residential and commercial properties in India. Geberit in India (as a fully owned subsidiary) started in 2010 with its headquarters in Bangalore and a production facility for concealed cisterns in Pune.  The company has since followed the Constraint based Product Innovation. Geberit has helped establish a first-of-its-kind plumbing lab at the Pune University, and is working with institutions such as the Indian Plumbing Association etc. to create customised learning and knowledge sharing programmes. The Geberit Group is the European market leader in sanitary technology with a global presence. From the time of its establishment in 1874, the company has always been a pioneer in the sector, consistently setting new trends with its comprehensive system solutions. Geberit Group is headquartered in Switzerland at Rapperswil-Jona and has been listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange since 1999. Geberit touched 2.8 Billion CHF in net sales in 2016, the company employs more than 12000 people worldwide and has its own representatives in over 50 countries.

Melbourne City Unveils 35 Million Dollar Plan For Public Spaces

Jul 18, 2017

The city of Melbourne unveils 35 million dollar plan for six acres of public spaces to be created by 2020. This plan includes 1 km of bicycle area and includes major upgrades in urban design. Some of the focuses are better public transport, flood mitigation, increased biodiversity and other areas of ‘green’ architecture. Southbank is one of the most densely populated suburbs which is currently home to 20,000 residents and 50,000 office workers. The addition of six acres of open space is intended to support this population, which is expected to rise by 175 percent over the next 15 years.

Invisible Museum Carved Under Sand Dunes

Jul 17, 2017

BIG, a Danish firm designs an invisible museum for Tirpitz Bunker in Blåvand, Denmark. It is based beside a German bunker of the second world war and already housed a small museum. The new design opens the plan for natural lighting with six-metre tall glass walls.The walls of the galleries are formed from cast-in-situ concrete, which supports 36-metre cantilevering roof decks engineered by Swiss firm Lüchinger+Meyer. The Army of Concrete gallery shares the history of Hitler's plans for a vast network of defensive coastal structures known as the Atlantic Wall. Work on the 800-square-metre museum began in 2014 and opened last week. It is expected to attract around 100,000 visitors to the area each year.

Tom Dixon Offers New Luxury Product For The Bathroom

Jul 17, 2017

The exclusive new imagery of Lid explores the elegant and endless interchangeability of marble and glass vessels for the contemporary bathroom. Designed to elevate the personal rituals of daily ablutions and organise both tools and trinkets, Lid is the fracturing of light through marine prisms, the encasement of precious possessions, and the addition of understated luxury to the landscape of aspiring latrines.

 

Jumeirah Group Is To Open Its First Hotel In Saudi Arabia

Jul 17, 2017

Dubai Holding signed a deal with Jabal Omar Development Company for a new five-star hotel overlooking Mecca’s Grand Mosque. The proposed four towers will comprise 1,033 guest rooms, 93 villas and over 90 other units. The hotel is slated to open in early 2019. This will take the total number of hotels of the Jumeirah Group to 22.

The group is extremely confident of their decision and aim to become a leader even in this holy city with the highest retail value in the world. 

Godrej’s U&us Home Design Studio Forays Into South India With Its First Store In Hyderabad

Jul 14, 2017

Godrej, catering to both homes and offices as segments, in the furniture category, launched the U&US Home Design Studio at Inorbit Mall in Hyderabad, yesterday. This is their first store in Hyderabad and in South India. U&Us is a unique concept that co-creates distinctive interior ecosystems by using patented technology. As part of this concept, the business is also committed to empowering local carpenters and designers. U&Us aims to provide job opportunities to over 100 carpenters and designers in South India. The flagship store in Hyderabad aims to transform spaces through the power of co-creation. U&Us users collaborate with studio designers and carpenters to co-create spaces that are agile, stylish and one that has a touch of their own personality. A team of experienced designers present at the store will guide customers through detailed space layout, décor and furnishing, thereby offering a 360-degree solution towards home renovation. The U&US offer customers an opportunity to create their own furniture designs by combining their ideas and our expertise at a state-of-the-art Design Studio. They employ an innovative and socially responsible business model to train and provide a perennial source of income for the carpenters, leading them towards a sustainable means of livelihood.

Kajaria Uncovers Its Latest Collection

Jul 14, 2017

Kajaria Ceramics, a manufacturer of ceramic vitrified tiles recently exhibited its latest collection - Impressions and Designer under its ceramic tile category. Impressions’ wall tiles are versatile and have a decorative design element that helps the user flaunt their imagination and envisage the style statement on the walls. A collection of this series is available in Reactive and Sugar Hone finish. The designer collection is crafted with unique Spanish applications with distinct surfaces that also have an intrinsic metallic finish, making these stylish tiles cater to all tastes and design aesthetics. Kajaria recently showcased these collections through a 25 days multi-city road show called 'Caravan'. The show travelled from Chandigarh, Dehradun and Varanasi to Kolkata and covered Haldwani, Ludhiana, Indore, Karnal, Jammu Srinagar, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Patna, Ranchi and Bhubaneswar.