An ode to tactility: the RYU Restaurant in Montreal

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Montréal-based studio Ménard Dworkin Architecture & design has completed RYU Restaurant, a Japanese eatery that is all about tactile experience. Located in the upscale Westmount neighborhood, the sushi bar design combines the attention to craftsmanship and materiality that is at the core of the studio. RYU Restaurant blends the most contemporary style with Japanese sensibility, creating a space defined by carefully crafted pieces made of natural …

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6 (new) Examples of The Tactility Surface Trend

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If you are a regular reader, you might know by now, how often we talk about the Tactility Surface Trend, which I do actually mention in every single conference for the past two years. The following images photographed by Kristy Noble and styled by Alex Kristal for Elle Decoration UK show different tactile surfaces and textures of a home on …

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6 examples of the Tactility Trend – Milan Design Week

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We have been talking a lot over here on the Tactility Trend giving you several examples in former posts. In fact, it's the concept I explain most when working with corporate clients who want to develop new collections. As Li Edelkoort puts it: "Super technology asks for super tactility." Today we'd like to show you one group exhibition by students from VIAs furniture …

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Can aesthetics be leveraged as treatment by Google

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Last year, Google's exhibition 'Software' and debut at the Salone del Mobile was all about how to humanize technology and surround Google's consumer goods with a more tactile experience.  This year, in a multi room installation at Spazio Maiocchi, A Space for Being explored the field of neuroaesthetics and how different aesthetic experiences have the potential to impact our biology and well-being …

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5 Top Installations Milan Design Week 2019

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This is post is already a classic here on Eclectic Trends because you do not travel to the Milan Design Week to see the latest in furniture and design trends but get all excited about the 5 Top Installations the city has to offer, often placed in courtyards and palazzos open on that occasion only. This year I will highlight 5 …

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The Timeless Botanica project by Formafantasma

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Botanica series by duo Formafantasma is a great example how much timeless a design concept can be and still be relevant a few years later. With this project, that dates back to 2016, Formafantasma wanted to offer a new perspective on plastic materials and investigate how objects could be if our current oil-based era never took place.  As the concern for the …

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