One of the most admired and photographed products during the IMM Furniture Show last January was without a doubt Goldenice.
Goldenice is an extraordinary and innovative bookcase system made byBusnelli using the New Generation Acrylic Stone, HI-MACS®, which is an equally extraordinary and innovative material.
Goldenice consists of a set of curved shelves, of varying lengths, which slot into one another and are fastened by an innovative and sophisticated rack and pinion system.
A bookcase system that is one of a kind across the world, affording the utmost versatility and absolute modularity thanks to the innovative design of Bruno Fattorini & Partners and to the sophisticated construction technology of its manufacturer, Busnelli.
The production of Goldenice was possible thanks to HI-MACS®, whoseresistance, “soft” rigidity, and ease of manufacture made it possible to accommodate the designer’s requirements.
Fabrication: Gruppo Industriale Busnelli Spa, Italy
Material: HI-MACS® Alpine white 9mm
Photo credit : Studio Eye
HI-MACS®: good for the heart
Königsallee in central Dusseldorf is not just the first stop for manufacturers of luxury items, it also attracts medical facilities. Köblick, the famed office building designed by the renowned architectural firm Ingenhoven, is situated at the south end of the street.
It is here that the Wuppertal agency for communication and design, bürger albrecht partner, laid out their plans for the 750 square metre CardioCentrum Dusseldorf and chose to incorporate HI-MACS® solid surface material into the design of the clinic’s furnishings.
The Maison & Objet trade show will be held in Villepinte from 5 to 9 September 2014. During that time, LG Hausys, will present its latest kitchen design, “Leaf”, made entirely of HI-MACS®. Its chic, simple, organic design will continue to astound you.
This year, the LEAF kitchen is in the place of honour, delighting the informed eyes of lovers of clean lines and organic designs. For this very latest HI-MACS® creation, nature was the source of inspiration for Dutch company Culimaat High End Kitchens.
Transparency and fluidity at TrickShot Promenada Shopping Center
A space for relaxation and leisure activities requires a special attention to details and an appealing design. Opened in May 2014 in the Promenada Shopping Center, Bucharest Romania, TrickShot is a multifunctional space that is both friendly and elegant.
The reception and the bar are made of HI-MACS Alpine White that has been thermoformed, creating a fluid area.Moreover, since the solid surface material allows invisible joints, the furnishings appear molded, even though the length of the reception is around 17 m, and the bar measures 11 m. A spectacular translucent effect is used to signal each zone destination by engraving the solid surface and illuminating it with worm light.
Using HI-MACS in this project had further benefits, in terms of hygiene, maintenance and endurance. HI-MACS is the perfect pick in fabricating the countertops of the bars and receptions due to its non-porous and homogeneous surface, the impermeability and the seamless joints that don’t allow dirt to infiltrate.
“The TrickShot concept started from the idea of combining beautiful spaces with different functions: from a professional kitchen and restaurant, to a bowling alley with an American look from the ‘60s or a billiard club with English accents. For this purpose we used the transparency and fluidity, but we didn’t neglect the modern, clean line of the Promenada Shopping Center.” said Sebastian Mindroiu from Pick Two, the studio that designed this project.
Design: Sebastian Mindroiu, Pick Two
Foto: Stelian Popa
Material: HI-MACS Alpine White
HI-MACS® for award winning university project
The highly durable and extremely versatile solid surface material HI-MACS® has been used extensively in the high profile refurbishment of the five storey Students Union in a listed building on the 180 year old Newcastle University campus.
Bureau SLA Creates a House-Shaped Art Gallery from HI-MACS® in a Former Armory
Architecture and design are capable of transcending the limits of imagination and turning the impossible into reality to create spaces where functionality and aesthetics coexist perfectly.
The project executed by Bureau SLA at the Fort Asperen armory is a good example of just that. The Dutch architecture studio inserted a structure clad in HI-MACS® into a former military building that now houses an art gallery.
HI-MACS® Brings Functionality and Light to Bermondsey Warehouse Loft
Doing away with the superfluous to gain light, space, and functionality. That was the goal of FORM Design Architecture in refitting the Bermondsey Warehouse Loft in south London.
Changes in the distribution of space and the use of high-quality materials such as HI-MACS®turned this loft into the ideal environment for living and working. Read more …
Green Art, by Kletz
This former police station was transformed into a business office designed by Kletz, who carefully incorporated nature into its interior design.
Indeed, adding trees and plants to offices creates a more pleasant and friendly atmosphere. HI-MACS® seamless material provides infinite possibilities for design and finishing touches.
Kletz uses it to create cylindrical, rectangular, square and circular pots for all different types of trees: palm trees, ficus trees, etc.
For Kletz, “natural geometry stands out against the pot’s rigid shape” and becomes a true form of art: Green Art.
Design: KLETZ Fabrication: SAAM Material: HI-MACS® Nougat Cream S201 Photo credits: Guido Van Damme - Studio Momentum
Jihlava School of Art in the Czech Republic is equipped with a fun set of HI-MACS® furniture used to introduce students to art. Students will develop their ability to understand the artistic approach of artists and recognize the value of art.
The chairs were designed by the architect Javoslav Huracek and made using 5 out of 100 exclusive HI-MACS® colours: Banana, Orange, Lilac Haze, Lemon Squash and Fiery Red.
The five different seats have all descriptive names (Abakus, Architrave, Echinus, Torous and Voluta), reminding us of the 5 basic elements of antique architecture. Here, thanks to this project, antique architecture is a permanent source of inspiration.
With warm weather just around the corner, we are paying special attention to outdoor spaces. Furniture plays an important role and our terraces are dressing up in summer clothes.
A perfect example is the “Floater”, the HI-MACS® deck chair designed by Manuel Kretzer (Responsive Design Studios)
The elegantly curved design of this chair is the result of a combination between the unique properties of HI-MACS® new generation acrylic stone and a cutting-edge digital design with advanced manufacturing techniques.