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Galeries Lafayette, Paris

Bjarke Ingels' firm has created a "retail laboratory" for French department store Galeries Lafayette inside an art-deco bank on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Galeries Lafayette, the grand department store complex in central Paris, is a great place to take visitors — and not just for shopping. It must be seen for its architectural masterpiece: a neo-Byzantine dome designed by artists of the Art Nouveau school of Nancy, in northeastern France, early in the... more dezeen


Digital Culture Center, Milan

Carlo Ratti is an architect, professor, inventor, entrepreneur, and the director of MIT’s Senseable City Lab, so he looks at the world through multiple lenses. For the MEET Digital Culture Center near one of the historic gates of Milan, he applied thinking from a variety of disciplines to the challenge of creating a physical space for people curious about... more


Galleria Department Store, Gwanggyo S.Korea

The cube-shaped building is clad in tessellated triangles of stone. The mix of beige, brown and earthy colours is designed to make the building appear like a slab of rock or a cross-section of earth. more

Breaking up the geometric shape of the 10-storey department store is a multifaceted-glass passage that is wrapped around the building, projecting from the facade. more

New Product Showcase

Leading the way in manufacturing innovative and environmentally conscience pavers.

The Premier Choice for Aluminum Composite Material.

Incomparable selection of mouth-blown, machine-made, and U-shaped architectural glass varieties from...
BK Barrit
BK Barrit is a Philadelphia manufacturer of excellent quality seating and tables.
Boral Roofing
Boral Roofing is the nation’s single-source for superior Clay and Concrete Tile roofing solutions.

Boral Steel
The nation’s largest manufacturer of sustainable, durable and affordable clay, concrete, stone coated…
Campania International
Campania designs, manufactures, and sources outstanding garden products for indoor, outdoor...

Ceramitex is a custom manufacturer and installer of Ceramitex™ Sintered Ceramic Panels
Code Impax
Leading the way with creative designs featuring new textures and styles previously unseen with natural....

Made in the USA mirror, antique mirror, and fabricated mirror and glass.  

Ex-Cel Kaiser                        
Developer and manufacturer of unique, high-quality recycling, hospitality and facility management products.

Fuller Architectural Panels                        
USA based supplier of PVC and ACM based decorative building products.

Gado Gado Hardware
Our products are completely handcrafted one at a time or in small batches.

Garden on the Wall
The Art of Preserved Nature for Interiors.

Hunter Douglas Hospitality
We offer a complete line of innovative window coverings and custom-fabricated drapery.

Bring indoor comfort to an outdoor living space.

Inspire Roofing by Boral
With Inspire® Roofing by Boral you will achieve new heights in authenticity, beauty, and quality.
Invisible Structures
Invisible Structures has been the industry’s trusted leader in porous paving and stormwater solutions...

Just Manufacturing
Leading producer of commercial grade stainless steel sinks, faucets and application specific plumbing...

Keystone Hardscapes
Keystone Hardscapes sets the standard for excellence and innovation in the hardscapes industry.

Overhead door
Overhead Door is one of the most recognized and respected brands in the garage door industry.

Pittcon Industries
Premier supplier of column covers, wall reveals, light coves, and other interior systems.

Largest selection of architectural aluminum shapes in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and serves...

Silacote USA
Silacote USA is a leading supplier of environmentally safe inorganic paints

Spec Mix
SPEC MIX® is your national source+ for high quality; dry, pre-blended, ...

We are the original manufacturer of the only non-plastic, non-vinyl, non-polyurethane high performance...

The Murus Company
Murus engineers its structural insulated panels to provide superior strength and consistent…

Innovators - A Look Back


Ernesto Gismondi   
1932 - 2021
“My first idea was to produce the parts of a missile”


Gismondi founded Artemide in 1960 with fellow designer Sergio Mazza and built it into one of the most innovative...more archiproducts


Luigi Snozzi
1932- 2021
“Radicalism simply means focusing on what is essential”


"The aim of teaching architecture is not simply the forming of brilliant and skilful architects, but rather that of intellectual critics endowed with a moral conscience," Snozzi said during his inaugural lecture at the EPFL in 1987. In his interview with the AE Foundation, he said: "I would say the biggest problem today for architects is the city, and for that... more designboom

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