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This is what Bette stands for sustainable bathroom products for a dream bathroom

This is what Bette stands for sustainable bathroom products for a dream bathroom

We shape dreams out of steel. And create bathrooms for the future. To achieve this, we have been making architectural bathroom products for perfect feel-good moments since 1952. And that you can rely on.
What do we rely on? On our consistency as a family company. Our roots are in our East-Westphalian home. And on our material: glazed titanium steel. We used it at our production site in Delbrück to create baths, washbasins and shower areas in flowing designs, for inspiring freedom.
Stays natural and brilliant People long for consistency. That is why we rely on our bathroom products in glazed titanium steel. The natural material is not only durable but also extremely light. As malleable as steel, optically, haptically and hygienically it behaves like steel. Hard-wearing and robust. Our special BetteGlaze® makes the surface harder than marble, plastic, or steel. That is why our baths, washbasins and shower trays are scratchproof and UV-resistant. The poreless manufacture provides a brilliant, hygienic finish. Premium quality that we guarantee for 30 years. Our surface is extremely even and uniquely beautiful. Our extensive wet-in-wet enameling process combines wafer-thin layers of an enamel formulation with the titanium steel body. Two firing processes, 850 degrees - the connection will last almost forever. Relaxing Where the eye finds peace, the mind will also relax. Our products ensure a pleasant feeling of well-being in the bathroom with poreless surfaces and clear design. Resistant As architecturally challenging as our bathroom products are,
14.06.2023
Myface's Story: Created to seek hapiness

Myface's Story: Created to seek hapiness

CREATED TO SEEK HAPPINESS



Inspired by the simple things in life such as the warmth of the morning sun, the music that kickstarts the day, and the outfit that makes us feel powerful - experiences that provide us daily happiness.

Myface is a brand that transcends outdoor furniture and becomes not only an integral part of life but a fundamental one.

Rooted in the latest design, music, fashion trends, and happiness, our creative process leads the brand to meet individual tastes and personalities, mirroring in its creations the values that characterize our followers and clients, thus strengthening this relationship that we hold sacred.


Myface brings comfort to living in the outdoors through innovation and premium materials, breaking its association with indoor furniture.
HOW WE SEE THE OUTDOOR WORLD Myface wants to maximize life moments that provide physical and emotional comfort, ultimately adding up to what we all seek - happiness, by increasing the day’s end escape and morning stimulus necessary to enjoy each day to its fullest. INNOVATION AND DESIGN Although recognized as such only three centuries ago, design is the oldest craft practiced by humans. Since the beginning of our time, Man has stood apart from other species by adapting the environment to its needs instead of the needs of the environment. Myface's design promises innovation, modernity and above all personality. Our desire to bring our customers an outdoor environment that allows relaxation in comfortable seating and pure joy around a dining and pool area is our starting and windup point.
03.06.2023
Boca do Lobo:The Art of designing and crafting exclusive pieces

Boca do Lobo:The Art of designing and crafting exclusive pieces

Boca do Lobo was founded in 2005 and, early on, it committed to reinterpreting ancient techniques of fine craftsmanship to create unexpected pieces of contemporary design.

Each creation carries the legacy of centuries of craftsmanship. In the workshops, talented artisans challenge and combine traditional manufacturing techniques with the latest technological methods to shape the finest materials into remarkable furniture, upholstery and lighting pieces, which gives rise to timeless cosmopolitan environments. The collections are inspired and accurately handcrafted in Portugal with attention to detail, passion for beauty and the pure dedication of skilled craftsmen and craftswomen.

Since the pioneering SOHO collection, presented in London, one of the world's leading design capitals, Boca do Lobo has flourished, unveiling ground-breaking furniture pieces, highlighted for their irreverent design, clash of materials and technique, which has been at the core of the brand's design mission. With more than 200 international exhibitions, its masterpieces can be seen across the globe in exquisite residential projects to leading hotels and contract projects. Renowned luxury department stores such as Printemps in Paris and Harrods in London have already selected Boca do Lobo to decorate luxury corners for brands such as Fendi and Prada. Giants of hospitality like the Fairmont Hotel chain in US, The New York Palace Hotel, the Asturias Hotel in Madrid or the opulent Al Jasra Boutique Hotel in Qatar have already conceived five-star interiors through the brand’s collections. Opulent casinos in Europe, or even luxury villas in Oporto, are already home to the distinctive aesthetic that marries traditional craft with a new playful sophistication. The greatest design and lifestyle publications such as Architectural Digest editions, Designboom, Wallpaper*, ELLE Décor, LUXE Interiors+Design, How to Spend It or Le Monde, have featured Boca do Lobo artistic creations as a trend to follow. The first piece of Boca do Lobo was drawn 15 years ago, yet its story started being shaped centuries ago. Around the world, the beauty and wisdom of craftsmanship have survived throughout the times and generations, allowing the creation of soulful design pieces nowadays. The non-settle feeling of creative minds and the meticulous effort of master artisans gave the vision to understand the past through forgotten techniques and raw materials and interpret it through cutting-edge technology. A
25.05.2023
New: Burned Wood - Japanese-style flamed decorative wood lamp

New: Burned Wood - Japanese-style flamed decorative wood lamp

Fire generally has the property of destroying wood. But the exact opposite is the case if you deliberately combine wood with fire. Like the Yakisugi method, the traditional Japanese art of wood finishing, in which the wood is carbonized and thus preserved for many decades. Flamed wood is also a real eye-catcher, with which the Berlin lighting manufacturer Gantlights is now refining its C series.

There are various methods of preserving wood. Most woods are varnished, varnished, or oiled. The thermal type of preservation, in which the wood is carbonized, is an exceptional variant: the temperature-intensive treatment of the wood surface caramelizes and chars the cellulose, wood cells are closed, and the underlying layers are protected from damaging influences in a natural way.

The Yakisugi method is, therefore, an extraordinarily ecological and economical technique that also develops outstanding aesthetics: carbonized wood impresses with its deep black color and thus offers an exciting contrast to light, minimalist furnishing concepts. Flamed wood is now widely used in architecture but is still relatively new in the product area. The Berlin lighting manufacturer Gantlights has included "Burned Wood" as a new variant in the C series - a lighting series with a filigree design and exciting material contrasts with a unique presence. Flamed wood is one of eight material variants for the lampshade, which can be individually combined with light and dark concrete or oak and walnut as the lamp body. "My designs work a lot with materials that are more familiar from architecture. But a burnt wood surface has so much structure and delicacy that it comes out much better in the product design. More details are recognizable than on a large facade," explains the architect and product designer Stefan Gant. "I find it particularly exciting that the surface appears extremely fragile, but the opposite is the case: the fire treatment makes the wood more resistant to moisture, fungi and UV radiation, for example." The C series can be optically configured extensively: available in lengths of 92, 122 and 186 centimeters, the materials - for example, concrete, oxidized copper, oak or walnut and now newly flamed wood - can be freely combined for the lamp body and lampshade. Cable color and length can also be customized. The pendant lamp also conveniently regulates the light using Touch-Dim: gently touching the steel cables, the light is dimmed or brightened.
10.05.2023
New York Penthouse by JetClass Group

New York Penthouse by JetClass Group

A fantastic and unique city-facing apartment in New York, with a spectacular view of the bustling Manhattan district. That was the challenge presented to the Jetclass team by a family of three – capture the bustling Manhattan district. That was the challenge presented to the Jetclass team by a family of three – capture the essence of their lifestyle, bring nature inside and make them feel in a calm, relaxed environment despite the essence of their lifestyle, bring nature inside and make them feel in a calm, relaxed environment despite the outside rush. An entire renovation was required.

The overall apartment plan was a unique layout with common living and dining areas in an open space and a led illuminated platform with a spiral staircase that leads to the upper floor where the bedrooms are. A led illuminated platform with a spiral staircase leads to the upper floor where the bedrooms are. There was a deliberate attempt to create something out of the ordinary both in terms of layout and ultimately finishes, was a deliberate attempt to create something out of the ordinary both in terms of layout and ultimately finishes, producing an eccentric and jaw-dropping final result.

The Jetclass design team used the free-flowing spaces and the exploration of curved and sinuous forms to create a new spatial perspective in this penthouse design. The large oversized windows helped take advantage of this penthouse design's new spatial perspective. The large oversized windows helped to take advantage of the natural lighting that reflects on the decor elements; it provokes different sensations according to the outside the natural lighting that reflects on the decor elements; it provokes different sensations according to the outside light, changing the inside atmosphere’s mood in line with the external environment. The challenge was to light, changing the inside atmosphere’s mood in line with the external environment. The challenge was making this penthouse feel more intimate and near nature. The high ceiling and structural beams were filled to make this penthouse feel more intimate and next to nature. The high ceiling and structural beams were filled with glorious chandeliers, so empty space was not noticed. THE LIVING AREA Inspired by the urban lifestyle, the living room’s voluptuous shapes and sober colors invite moments of dolce far niente. This space results from a mixture of textures, colors, fabrics, and even styles. The geometric and organic shapes present in the furnishings, the harsh lines of the sofa’s outline and the combination between the rug and pouf’s patterns create an almost ethereal aesthetic. The Da Vinci sofa arrangement ensures the division between the dining and living areas. Iconic furniture designs provide a special living character. The Aspen armchair is a statement piece for the most curated interiors. THE DINING AREA In the dining area, the large windows were crucial when defining the environment. Natural light and the possibility of enjoying the glazing view are key factors when spending convivial moments around the new Oslo dining table. Reflective surfaces such as Carrara marble, stainless steel and the back as Carrara marble, stainless steel and the back display serve as an interesting backdrop for the Christie chandelier which orients the eyes toward the main point of the space – the
05.05.2023
Trends for 2023: These lights are particularly popular in the new year

Trends for 2023: These lights are particularly popular in the new year

Lights made of natural materials such as wood or concrete and in geometric basic shapes continue to be on-trend. Colors dominated by black and brass, among others. Additionally, decorative wall lights will be in focus in the coming year.

Of course, it is unrealistic to redecorate every room every year, and testing every trend would also be unsustainable. Nevertheless, at least one idea can often be well integrated into the existing home. Light is a particularly beautiful furnishing element that can easily enhance the apartment decoratively and functionally with a few simple steps. Trend #1: Lights made of natural materials In addition to wood, concrete is also a natural product. The mixture of cement, water, and a rock aggregate consisting of sand and gravel is arbitrarily shapeable in a slurry-like state and extremely durable in hardened form. With the C series, Gantlights offers a luminaire that beautifully combines wood and concrete and many other combinations such as oak with carbonized wood. Trend #2: Lights in black tones A black-light body that seemingly absorbs the light envelops the light source, which in turn provides brightness: a black luminaire is an exciting contrast pair that is increasingly finding its way into living rooms. Gantlights also offers all of its luminaires in dark concrete. Particularly decorative are small pendant lights arranged as bundles above the table. Tip #3: Wall lights for atmospheric lighting Indirect accent lighting for a cozy atmosphere is often more known in restaurants or hotels. Now, wall lights are also celebrating their breakthrough in the domestic four walls. Above all, restrained formats such as discreet cubes that emit light upwards and downwards create an elegant feel-good atmosphere. At Gantlights, rectangular and square wall lights are made of light or dark concrete with silver, gold, or copper interior coatings.
06.04.2023
Sculptures Jeux's story: About their history, philosophy,product and communication

Sculptures Jeux's story: About their history, philosophy,product and communication

HISTORY Sculptures Jeux was founded in 1973 from the idea of French designers Ariane and Bernard Vuarnesson to revisit spaces in a playful and contemporary way. Interior design, creative and functional, with a strong Made in Italy imprint. Over the years, Sculptures Jeux has acquired the know-how to create unique elements designed to improve the utilization of spaces, be used and at the same time reinvent everyday life. Hence the concept 'Sculptures Jeux ": products that become sculptures to play within one's home eclectically and personally. PHILOSOPHY The Sculptures Jeux philosophy is outlined as an eclectic set of tactile, visual and perceptive emotions. Moving through a living space designed for us, personal and intimate, enhances our lifestyle. Sculptures Jeux furniture is not simply decoration but furnishings that stimulate a concrete use of the piece of furniture itself, as if they were ideal extensions of the person. The intimate space grows and mutates with us. Sculptures PRODUCT Setting up an individual space is a deeply creative process. MADE IN ITALY Sculptures Jeux takes care of its creations in the smallest detail, from the design to the choice of materials and working processes that are strictly Made in Italy, combining form and function, play and lines. SUSTAINABILITY The Sculptures Jeux furnishing accessory is not meant for a precise space but reinvents itself and lasts over time: durability is the tangible sign of sustainability We have chosen a
10.03.2023
GANTlights: Perfect light in the bedroom: 3 tips for the home wellness oasis

GANTlights: Perfect light in the bedroom: 3 tips for the home wellness oasis

About GANTlights



GANTlights was founded in 2012 in Berlin by the architect and product designer Stefan Gant (34) to design individual lamps and products with architectural influence and manufacture locally affiliated workshops in small quantities. The company employs 8 permanent employees and sells its products internationally both through stationary and online retailers.

Stefan Gant has received various awards and nominations for his design objects, including the German Design Award Special and the European Product Design Award. They hang in reception areas of doctors and dentists, in cafés and offices, as well as in a wide variety of apartments – from Paris to Hong Kong. On average, 24 years of life are spent sleeping. Accordingly, a bed with a comfortable mattress receives a lot of attention in furnishing planning. But what about the lighting concept? To start the sleep process, melatonin is needed. The hormone causes fatigue but is only active if the environment is not too bright. An adapted lighting concept is therefore essential for good sleep. But in reality, bedrooms are usually too dim or much too brightly lit. Often too few light sources are responsible, often placed in the wrong place and with the wrong light color. Tip #1: The basic lighting: pendant lights with high ceilings, ceiling spots with low ceilings The basic lighting of a room almost always comes from above. The ceiling lighting distributes the light evenly throughout the room. The height of the luminaire is decisive here. With very high ceilings, a pendant lamp is suitable, which can also illuminate the cabinet at the appropriate height. Several pendant lamps of different heights Tip #2: Accent lighting: light spots for atmosphere, wall or table lamps for reading In order to illuminate individual areas in the bedroom in a targeted manner or to set atmospheric highlights, several luminaires are suitable: floor spots to illuminate a houseplant, for example, wall spots for indirect light and table or wall lamps for reading. This also shows again how important it is to plan the lighting concept carefully: while floor spots in the room can be rearranged at any time, wall
02.03.2023
Brokis: Sky Office

Brokis: Sky Office

Following the resounding success of the Virtual Villa and Boutique Hotel, BROKIS is building on its technological advancements and innovative solutions to showcase its award-winning lighting collections in a setting they undoubtedly belong in and form an integral part of – the modern office. In its latest project spanning more than 1,200 m2 of virtual office space, BROKIS presents 16 collections, including the latest additions to its product portfolio, Overlay, Prisma, Double, and Orbis. The goal was to create a timeless office ecosystem with relaxation zones and informal meeting rooms in which employees and visitors feel good. Welcome to our SKY Office in the clouds of Manhattan.

The offices are in a skyscraper in Manhattan, New York, covering an entire upper floor. The environment is airy and pleasant thanks to full-length windows looking out over the cityscape. The windows play an important role, as they remind the observer of the project’s unique venue, with the surrounding buildings outside providing a sense of dynamism rising from the streets below to the thriving, energetic offices. The main aspiration for the project was to create a setting, perhaps suitable for a design or creativity firm, conceived around people with a genuine sense of community working together in the building. The concept provides the perfect backdrop on which to cast the beauty of the BROKIS collections, the decorative lights instilling the space with a distinctive character and creating a warm and inviting office setting. Subtle and peculiar architectural touches combine with attractive appointments and furniture to enable each space to fulfill its special function. With no private offices, the open floorplan featuring an abundance of areas for work, meetings, and discussions speaks to the idea that the best creative results are achieved not through solo efforts but through collaboration between all the participants on a given project. The open space promotes the continuous exchange of ideas and opinions, with the central relaxation zone serving as a junction between the two halves of the Like the other virtual projects before it, the new BROKIS Virtual Office was created by the studios Salaris and Suprema. The overall design was conceived in close collaboration with BROKIS art director Lucie Koldova, who personally oversaw every last detail of the resulting design. And how exactly might one characterize that design? The use of color, although maintained in continuity in the different spaces, plays an important narrative role in the project. The architecture of the building was
28.02.2023
About Zilio Aldo & C.։Regarding taking part in the Stockholm Furniture Fair exhibition

About Zilio Aldo & C.։Regarding taking part in the Stockholm Furniture Fair exhibition

Zilio A&C is a company that makes up the historic Manzano Chair District; it has been producing chairs and furniture accessories for over 70 years. It is a company where experience, handed down from father to son, creates a delicate synergy between fine woods, traditional craftsmanship, modern technology and a genuinely international approach. Zilio A&C stands out for its refined style that gets at the essence of every piece, sophisticated palette of carefully-selected materials, and close attention to every design and construction detail. Its furnishings and accessories for homes and workplaces boast a long-lasting, timeless value and beauty.

Zilio A&C will be exhibiting at the Stockholm Furniture Fair (stand C05:23). The Friuli-based brand will feature its latest collection of chairs and furniture inspired by pure, contemporary design.

S. Giovanni al Natisone, February 2023 - Thanks to the excellent craftsmanship of Udine’s historic chair district and collaborations with international designers such as Mentsen, Note Design Studio and Sylvain Willenz, Zilio A&C brings Japandi style to the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Sleek forms and natural-toned woods come together in a balanced mix of Nordic design and Japanese style. Zilio A&C - an FSC-certified company - combines collaborations with international designers and local production, reducing environmental impact. A mix and match of international designers and excellent craftsmanship results in collections of seating and accessories with a sleek contemporary style. Exquisite attention to every design and construction detail represents the distinctive hallmark of Zilio A&C, a brand committed to furniture and accessories design for the contract and residential markets. Bacchette folding chair design Mentsen The folding safari chair is an archetype evoking elegant and exotic vibes: moving memories that Bacchette conveys in this contemporary reinterpretation of a chair. The piece’s character is emphasized by the two beechwood rods (“bacchette” in Italian) that support the backrest and act as armrests, floating almost on the thin, barely perceptible metal frame. Finishes shift from natural tones for the outdoor version, featuring a back and seat made of durable technical material meant to be experienced on a porch, veranda, or conservatory. The richer leather version is ideal for indoor settings, from the living room to the study. Warm colors characterize the powder-coated steel frame in coppery red or black-veined brown. Candid stool design Note Design Studio The challenge taken on by the Stockholm studio for this piece, in synergy with Zilio A&C and all its excellence in craftsmanship and detailing, was to create a new concept for a chair that would be light and sturdy at the same time. A compact, lightweight design returns in the new Candid stool, where a few simple elements come together naturally through a complex construction process and careful jointing systems. Trapezoidal supports offer the eye a
16.02.2023
Who is Casalis: About Award-winning Vlas collection

Who is Casalis: About Award-winning Vlas collection

Who is Casalis: Innovation & Design Driven by curiosity, Casalis, together with its designers, develops innovative textile products. It is a challenge for us to create products that meet our goal of a world of beauty and our idea of quality. Casalis designs and produces contemporary carpets, objects, and acoustic panels. Functionally as well as artistically, they meet the very highest standards. High-quality skills & craft We are passionate about finding the best-skilled producers to turn traditional human crafts into the highest quality of products. At the same time, we follow the most recent technological developments to create high-end textile products as well. We adore the diversity of techniques to challenge our imagination. Sustainable materials & production We are grateful for the rich diversity of raw materials that nature provides us. Our production is intended to be as environmentally friendly as possible and most of our products are customized, limiting waste to About our Award winning Vlas collection: https://henryvandevelde.be/en/awards/21/vlas Linen is a sustainable material that is part of our culture. It grows here, in our Flemish countryside. Kortrijk, situated on the banks of the River Leie, is steeped in the rich history of the linen and flax industry. The art director of Casalis Anita Kars developed a rug in which the motif and the production method highlight the positive properties of linen and the negative is transformed into a positive.
07.02.2023
PullCast 's story

PullCast 's story

ABOUT PULLCAST



PullCast was born digging deep into the wonders of nature by a jeweler and a designer who adore collecting objects from outdoor experiences.

Crossing the worlds of jewelry and design only led to a path of exploring new aesthetic design approaches with architectural and artistic strong influences. Expect to find diverse ranges of styles on collectible sculptural hardware, wide-spreading a sense of rarity and legacy, grounded by ancient forms of craft.

As artists, they are dedicated to crafts and are surrounded by craftsmen that showcase great expertise and passion for their art. A true atelier in search of the most high-quality materials and processes to translate exquisiteness and exceptionality to their jewelry.

Effortlessly they craft handmade customization, treasuring the creation of a bond with their customers. Handcrafted in Portugal and sold worldwide, they actively combine the use of noble materials with artisanal skills and techniques, favoring distinction.

Enter on a voyage with PullCast, outlining the quintessence of your designs. JEWELRY At the heart of PullCast, Jewelry Hardware lies a desire to unveil authentic and original objects of art. Driven by an infinite passion for exploring the most unique natural wonders, which brilliantly emerge in the finest art. Their decorative and architectural hardware mirrors a clear vision of timeless beauty, Extraordinary balancing, and heritage of craft with refinement. CRAFTSMANSHIP Beyond PullCast handcrafts is the powerful fingerprint of their makers. Crafts mastery is possible through the endless inspiration of their artisans around the world, combined with their knowledge of antique techniques that make their hardware unique and inimitable. More than 500 outstanding designs divided into 7 unique distinctive collections inspired by nature and beautiful objects from all around are here to impress. EXCLUSIVITY PullCast´s knowledge of handcrafted jewelry makes them a worldwide reference in the creation of unique pieces of art. Their BESPOKE solutions make your dreams
30.01.2023
Loop Side Table Design by Mustafa Cohadzic

Loop Side Table Design by Mustafa Cohadzic

About the inspiration


The Loop Side Table aims to enrich our lives, both aesthetically and functionally. It illustrates how design can simultaneously simplify and enhance our spaces. The inspiration for Loop Side Table arose in 2020, a pivotal time in the world, seeing the transformation of homes into offices, playrooms and meeting rooms. This merging of personal spaces led Mustafa to the idea of creating a table that enables working from the comfort of your sofa and provides an alternative to the much-used dining table. Product characteristics The initial goal was to create a product that was sleek, minimalistic, and discreet. Its form is crucial to its function, permitting the table to merge and slide under sofas, thus allowing the plate to gracefully levitate over the seat. Additionally, Loop offers a rotating mechanism, enabling the plate to smoothly spin, and permitting its user to stand up with ease, essentially without the hassle of having to remove any items from it. Loop can also be used for other purposes - as an accent table, a nightstand, or a bedside tray table. Its metal base is powder-coated, whilst the tabletop is available in oak veneer and linoleum. Unlike the rest In essence, the table named itself with its unique feature - the looping motion. Thus, it is this very motion that differentiates Loop from the standard side table, and empowers it to take on different functions,with every turn that it makes. Designer About the Loop Side Table: "For visual sleekness, we balanced the coldness of the metal with the round edges and the warm exterior of the plate. Loop's aim is to be discreet in the interior space; its aesthetic is entirely in service of its function - to curve above the sofa seat for effortless use. Adding to that effortlessness, we implemented the rotating mechanism, ensuring exibility when standing up from the sofa. Hence, the purpose thoroughly conditions the form." Mustafa Cohadzic
25.01.2023