HCB TRENDS

Where is the sector headed? Which new products are succeeding? What business models are imposed? 

In this space we collect and group everything that today draws our attention but that tomorrow can be common and habitual.

MAKE IT LOOK LIKE AN OFFICE

Sep 3, 2020

HAMBURG / GERMANY If you have to work from home and hold numerous meetings by video conference, make your room look like an office. This is the premise of the Mutabor studio, which has begun marketing “The Branded Home Office”, or what is the same, the pack of items needed to give the office look to…

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ANTIVIRUS OFFICES

Jul 23, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS / USA The company specializing in the manufacture of office supplies and public spaces Steelcase recently announced the start of a joint investigation with scientists from MIT in Massachusetts. The aim of the work is to analyze in depth the dynamics of the spread and transmission of viral diseases in work environments. The studio wants to get…

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NESTRON, TO ENTER TO LIVE

Jul 16, 2020

SINGAPORE / SINGAPORE Nestron is the first pre-built, integrated and equipped house in the world. You can enter it only by opening the door. This is the message launched by the company Nestron, which offers mini houses anywhere in the world to move into. The system is so simple: enter…

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THE SUNFLOWER HOUSE

Jul 9, 2020

WARSAW / POLAND In one of the most exclusive districts of the Polish capital is the Quadrant House. This is a house designed by the KWK Promes studio in 2018 and has a unique property: its terrace is automatically oriented to make the most of sunlight. The house is L-shaped and the…

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MODSY, DISTANCE INTERIOR DESIGN

Jul 2, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO / UNITED STATES This is the story of a young couple who tried to find ideas on the Internet to decorate the house they had just moved into. After many hours searching through websites and social media they saw nothing but a niche market now occupied by Modsy,…

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MODULAR SPACES

Jun 25, 2020

MELBOURNE v AUSTRALIA COVID-19 has shown that the lack of spatial separation in the home can make it difficult to mentally abandon one task and start another. For this reason, to make life more comfortable, the international firm of architects Woods Bagot has created the AD-APT modular system. The series is designed by…

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SEA BOTTOM FABRICS

Jun 18, 2020

LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM It takes 20,000 liters of fresh water to produce just one kilogram of cotton. In other words, the water needed to make a cotton sock is what a person needs to drink for three years. A real luxury that, as climate change progresses, will become more expensive…

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PREVENTIVE CARPETS

Jun 11, 2020

SPARTANBURG / UNITED STATES The Virtual Design Festival (VDF) is the first online design fair and is being held from April 15 to June 30. In this contest organized by the specialized magazine Dezeen, the American company Milliken has presented its latest collection of products for floor decoration, and

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FROM HOTEL TO RESTAURANT

Jun 4, 2020

LIDKOPING / SWEDEN The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc in the hospitality and catering sector, forcing the closure of facilities first and then the opening with enormous restrictions. But it has been successfully reinvented. This is the case of the Stadt Hotel in Sweden, which has converted its 67 rooms into dining rooms…

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