The time has come for architects, across the globe, to register for their .archi domain names. This year has seen the launch of a entirely new range of domains which explicitly indicate the field of business a particular domain name points to; .archi, the new extension reserved exclusively for architectural bodies, is one such. Not only will it differentiate architects from other fields but, perhaps more importantly, will also help internet users find architects when browsing the web. The development of this domain extension, which has been supported by the International Union of Architects (UIA), will mean that only academically qualified architects and their affiliates will be able to use .archi.
Promemoria is a popular name in the world of furniture design. It is among the most luxurious furniture makers in Italy and produces furniture with a high level of quality. All of its pieces are handmade by highly trained craftsmen to offer the finest quality. The company’s newest addition is the Butterfly armchair. It has a fitting name as it resembles a butterfly in flight. It features a contrasting frame and interior and curvy lines which give it a distinctive look. It is inspired by the Butterfly chair which was designed by Argentinian architect Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy for Le Corbusier.
Crinoline is birthed from Patricia Urquiola’s research on 3D texture. It is a stunning piece characterized by soft, curvy lines. It is available in different shapes and sizes to match various settings. It also comes with different base frames. You can get it with a stainless steel frame, a frame with a matching finish, or one with a contrasting finish. The armchair features black-bronze and black-white polythene weaves connected by cord weaves in painted bronze or natural fiber. To complete its look, pair it with a poncho in a natural color. Drape the poncho over the back or seat.
The Flying Wave Armchair from å studio was especially designed to reflect the undulation of the ocean and give rhythm to a variety of modern spaces. Assembled or dissociated, this nonchalant and elegant piece of furniture allows the user to come up with different configurations, according to his or her needs. “Let yourself be rocked by daydreams and propose an undulation as if it was an ideal !” suggested designer Alexandre Peutin, warmly inviting potential users to try out this innovative project.
Linked in a visual equilibrium, the metalwork and red tapestry create a powerful mix, one that is very difficult not to spot when integrated in an interior design scheme. In other words, Flying Wave Armchair is likely to become the focal point of a living area, be it at home or in an office space. As you can see in the photos below, the furniture piece can be considered as a good alternative for a sofa, as two people or more can comfortably rest in it. [Information provided via e-mail by å Studio; Photography: Pierres Gilles Lombard and MezzoGrafik ]