Italian Stone means Excellence

It is no coincidence that many English developers continue to turn to Italy to source large quantities of natural materials for top-of-the-market projects. "The Natural Stone Show", in fact, demonstrated how popular is Italian style and its quality of production. The Stone Industry Event, one of the most important important Building & Construnction trade show in United Kingdom, showed the best of Italian quality of production, thanks for the presence of prestigious firms such as Agglotech, Basaltina, GDA Marmi e Graniti and Nicola Fontanili. Moreover, the average price of stone imported from Italy in 2015, £952 a tonne in the UK, compared with £148 a tonne from the Far East, confirmed this

Feminine power is changing the design world

"Game ChangHer": the name says it all about the next Frame's exhibition "Eyes on Talents" that is going to explore and celebrate women's role in the design world. From 2 May to 19, in partnership with the D'Days, "Eyes on Talents" will be presenting ten exemplary work from ten female designers across Europe. Studiostand selects the three most representative of our period (see the gallery): For us, it is a great occasion to highlight the importance of women's work in this sector and to promote equal opportunities in the workplace. "The creative and recreational 300-sq-m playground invites visitors to explore the universality of design through a prism of feminine power with the following des

How design can solve technology-related dilemmas: Milan impressed by Olivia Lee

It's surely one of the most popular collection at this year's Milan Design Week: we are talking about Athena, a collection of furniture and accessories designed by Olivia Lee that you can see in the following gallery: Singaporean designer wanted to solve some of the problems created by the presence of new technologies in our homes, so she created products that would be "future-proof" by virtue of being analogue. They, consequently, wouldn't require software updates and could adapt to the variously sized future generations of device. "What I wanted to do was approach the idea of a smart home differently and to try to address the new rituals and the new normals of the digital lifestyle, but

VR, biometric monitoring and security: the future of exhibition industry

A real-time biometric monitoring of brainwaves or iris scanning and the epidermal electronics to pay through handshakes: according to new research by Qhotels, these are just two innovation that will change the exhibition industry very soon. As reported by “Exhibition News” (March 2017), QHotels organised a workshop to find the key factors that will shape the conference and events industry in the next five years. The key trends identified by the panel are: - Security: it will become tighter and data-driven. Event attendees are likely to face biometric authentication tests to confirm their identities, like body scanners or retina and fingerprint scanning, when registering at events. - Engage

Olympia London is about to become German

£296m: with this incredible amount, three German institutional investors purchased Olympia London, one of the most important UK’s exhibition centre, site on a 14-acre freehold site in West London and welcomes 1.6 m visitors and hosts over 200 events a year over its seven connected spaces. The previously owner, Capital and Counties Properties PLC (Capco) purchased Olympia London to redevelop the Earls Court Area and decided to move on to focus on the company’s core business as announced by Ian Hawksworth,CEO, “We are pleased to announce the sale of Olympia London to the Consortium. Following the successful transition of shows from the former Earls Court exhibition centres and our strategic i

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