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HAVING A BLAST AT THE OFFICE!

There is a growing exciting trend among some of the world's greatest companies; to turn the workplace into more than just a place where one toils for their monthly salary. Instead the workplace becomes a cultural and profound place where people realize their potentials and make something of themselv...

DESIGN MIAMI AND MESSE BASEL 2012: From Renovation To Revolutio

This year Design Miami showcased many different exhibitions with a plethora of different design ideas. ASK Magazine talks about a handful of collections that have become the stars of the show. Design has never witnessed an event that has showcased so many well-known names in the market! This year...

CARVED From NATURE

Pianca is a studio of a talented Italian designer, who this year at Salone Internazionale del Mobile, chose to revamp nature itself into a modern piece of art. Now in 2012, we get to see nature in its full potential coming together in the form of some of the most innovative pieces of furniture. ...

EGYPTIAN WINS THE RENOWNED A’DESIGN AWARDS

It all started with a cup of tea. Sitting in a site where workers were scurrying to attend to their duties, Egyptian designer Dalia Sadany had a taken a break for a cup of tea when out of the corner of her eye she caught her main inspiration. It was a device which uses gas to boil water and make tea...

DAZING IN DURBAN

Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA) and Antoni Associates have teamed up to design a residential space on the beaches of Durban, South Africa. The space is meant to be inviting to those wanting to escape the wear and tear of everyday life, catering to their desire to bask in the sun an...

THE CONTEMPORARY DIARIES OF CAPPELLINI

Opera Contemporary, a new modern brand under the umbrella of the historic Italian company Angelo Cappellini, made its debut for the third time this year at Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Taking pride in this new addition to the Angelo Cappellini family, Opera Contemporary is infused with the mod...

WHEN LASER MEETS STONE!

VAL – TILE is a young and dynamic company from Pugila, Italy, which specializes in beautiful tile floors and walls. They are always exploring unique natural materials and drawing continuous inspiration from nature to reach ever more exquisite and exclusive products.

THE BLURRY EDGES BETWEEN ART, DESIGN AND EMOTION

Ka-Lai Chan is a Netherlands based designer whose latest furniture collection, The Ordinary Family, was premiered during OBJECT Rotterdam 2012. The collection consists of five carefully chosen pieces of furniture that were modified by the designer to reflect her own insights on life and relationships in family affairs, both hers' and those of other people

GUILTY OF INSPIRATION

Ora Ito and some of Europe's top designers made their debut as they design several new collections of furniture for the European giant Roche Bobois. Ritzy, fancy, and seductive this new addition to the Roche Bobois family is sure to hit the market hard. Buyers beware. These pieces are a magnet for the style-conscious!

TOP FIVE ARCHITECTURAL MINDBENDERS

There are architectural projects out there these days that one might casually say that they may look good or seem impressive, but there are others that are mindbenders, challenging the very foundational principles that architecture was built on. The result may make you dizzy when you look at them, because they defy the laws of gravity or you even may frighten you when they think it will fall on them. Swimming in uncharted waters and going beyond the very limits of the human mind, these projects that ASK Magazine brings you are the pinnacle of what modern architecture is today.

EXPRESSIVE DESIGN THE ESSENCE OF SUMMER

A great designer is one that can efficiently turn great thoughts, emotions and notions into reality. Summer time is associated with the dearest things to us; youthfulness, vibrancy and fun under the sun, but also relaxation, good times with loved ones and cool breezes. Today we see how both the power of the sun and the peaceful waves of the sea were manifested in beautiful furniture designs.

UNPARALLELED PURITY

This year Dica, the Spanish giant in the bathroom and sanitary solutions market, presented three new displays of its latest products for bathrooms, kitchens, and wardrobes. The goal is to create an ideal space for comfort and elegance. It can be said that without a doubt Dica accomplished just that.

WHAT MAKES DESIGNS SPECIAL? FABER'S AVANTGARDE VISION

How does a designer stay ahead of the curve and establish their dominance and personality in the global design scene? Is design merely the performance of a certain function or are there deep messages embedded in every design? How exactly are the world's top designers approaching design as a concept?