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A new dimension in flooring

Traviata Flooring has launched a new product called Aspecta 5 – and reports are that it’s going to change the face of  luxury vinyl commercial flooring. Aspecta is a dry back (glue down) LVT range where the difference is in the detail:  The 3,2mm thick vinyl boasts a 0,7mm ceramic bead coated wear layer and […]

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Hansgrohe launches web-based bathroom specifier tool

Hansgrohe South Africa last week announced the launch of its revolutionary web-based bathroom and kitchen design tool, iSpecify. First in the market, this online specification tool allows architects, interior designers and bathroom planners to plan, source and coordinate their projects with the Axor and Hansgrohe products ranges. “Innovation is part of our business DNA and […]

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Decorex showcases changing role of kitchen in the home

2015’s biggest kitchen trends, not to mention the very latest state-of-the-art kitchen products and appliances, will be on show at this year’s edition of Decorex SA, the country’s three-part exhibition showcase of South Africa’s foremost décor and design talent. Sponsored by world-leading Franke Kitchen Systems, the ‘Franke Make it Wonderful Kitchen Trends’ feature will launch […]

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Caesarstone in Zimbabwe

Caesarstone now available in Zimbabwe

Leading South African stone surface distributor, International Slab Sales, has opened a branch in Harare, Zimbabwe. Supplier of top quality granite, marble, onyx and engineered stone surfaces, International Slab Sales is the sole Southern African wholesaler of Caesarstone, Café Quartz and Rudi’s Choice surfaces.  They also carry The Africa Range Namibian granite. Market-leading engineered quartz […]

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Carlo Massoud will be at Guild

Design stars head for Guild design fair in February

Carlo Massoud will be at Guild  As the world awakens to the economic potential of Africa, all eyes are on its sources and likely staying power. A leading supporter of design-driven economic growth, Southern Guild is putting the spotlight on the continent with GUILD, Africa’s only international design fair in Cape Town from 25 February […]

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The new Sasol headquarters by Paragon are scheduled for completion next year

Paragon’s vision for new Sasol HQ pushes the boundaries

Sasol, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, is building its new corporate office on Katherine Street in Sandton, Johannesburg, and Paragon are the architects that took up the challenge. The vision for the new building was to somehow link the look of the new building to Sasol’s logo. The logo, which […]

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Lonza Wood Protection rebrands as Arch Wood Protection

Following a strategic review of the South African market, an innovative re-branding strategy has been introduced to dispel any confusion as to the identity of the Lonza wood businesses. Doug Sayce, General Manager of Arch Wood Protection South Africa, explained that when Lonza purchased the global Arch business in 2011, the company names of the […]

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Harold Johnson, this year’s winner from the University of Johannesburg is pictured with an illustration of his thesis project entitled The ‘Dark’City.

Corobrik honours architecture students

Energy efficient mechanisms and interventions to better sustain the environment are not just nice to haves – they are integral to a more sustainable future and building standards and regulations are likely to be revised and fine tuned going forward to support such an end. The architectural profession is central to the solution. Speaking at […]

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Decorex and 100% Design South Africa reveal extensive trade programme for 2015

  A major shift is about to take place in the interior decoration and design industry, with the launch of a new and extensive trade programme at Decorex SA and 100% Design South Africa next year. Cairey Baxter-Bruce, Head of New Business Development for Decorex SA says “the trade programme’s main purpose will be to […]

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Osram lights up the Sistine Chapel

Shedding light on history

The Sistine Chapel in Rome has been illuminated by a novel lighting solution from OSRAM. After 500 years, this extraordinary piece of art history can now be experienced bathed in the light of more than 7,000 LEDs. The installation that has been put in place over the last few months is designed to protect the […]

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