Manufacturing Company The Archives

Thursday 26 September, 2013

3D-printed buildings to become reality “in the not-too-distant future”

Interview: 3D printing will revolutionise the way buildings are designed and built – and could herald a new aesthetic, according to Bart Van der Scheuren, vice president of Belgian additive manufacturing company Materialise. “I do believe that in the not-too-distant future we will be able to print really large-scale architectural objects,” Van der Scheuren said. “We will […]



Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Concrete 0023 / studio eight twentythree


Monday 29 October, 2012

Concrete collection by Matali Crasset for Concrete by LCDA

Interieur: French designer Matali Crasset has created a collection of concrete furniture, including a lamp shaped like an interwar military listening device.


Thursday 21 June, 2012

“A Story In Every Surface”

Charisma Blue Green living is hot, hot, hot right now, and everyone seems to be looking for ways to reduce their environmental footprint in any way they can, particularly in decorating.  One of my favorite environmentally friendly products is Vetrazzo, a surface manufacturing company that produces cement based slabs infused with recycled glass products.  100% of […]


Thursday 21 June, 2012

“A Story In Every Surface”

Charisma Blue Green living is hot, hot, hot right now, and everyone seems to be looking for ways to reduce their environmental footprint in any way they can, particularly in decorating.  One of my favorite environmentally friendly products is Vetrazzo, a surface manufacturing company that produces cement based slabs infused with recycled glass products.  100% of […]


Thursday 26 April, 2012

Video: Tom Dixon at MOST

Tom Dixon took over Milan and the National Museum of Science and Technology during Salone del Mobile, transforming parts of an old monastery into an impressive exhibition space for the latest developments in design. MOST, Dixon’s ambitious environment for innovation and culture consisted of a handpicked selection of designer friends and brands as well as […]


Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Contemporary Version of Ernest Igl Desk Meets Men in Black [Video]

We received some photos and information about a contemporary desk called Igl Jet, created by a small manufacturing company based in Munich, Germany. Here is the press release we were sent: “Going back 40 years in the history of modern furniture, we found an icon of product design. In 1970 Ernest Igl designed a desk […]


Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Contemporary Version of Ernest Igl Desk Meets Men in Black [Video]

We received some photos and information about a contemporary desk called Igl Jet, created by a small manufacturing company based in Munich, Germany. Here is the press release we were sent: “Going back 40 years in the history of modern furniture, we found an icon of product design. In 1970 Ernest Igl designed a desk […]


Saturday 22 October, 2011

Practical Innovation: Wood That Bends and Folds by Snijlab

Snijlab is a Dutch digital manufacturing company that recently discovered a revolutionary method of making wood flexible. By using a laser cutting technique, they simply make various cuts in the wood, which make it bend in both directions without breaking. Here is more from the producers: “We designed wooden booklets that use this feature. They’re […]