Archilecture 2X19

The apex of design and architecture

As the world of design and architecture is evolving, brands are looking for new ways to communicate and reach architects and interior decorators that have a longlasting impact on their surroundings. Coinciding with the HYPE•O•THERMY open days, Nightingale presented their first Archilecture event to bring brand and creator together in one room for a night of lectures, networking and design installations meant to inspire and inform.

For the first edition - 2X19 - Nightingale invited Serax, Valerie_Objects, Technogym, IVC Beyond Flooring and &Tradition to present and collaborate for five different installations. Taking a scenographic approach, the environment took quips from the open days concept and illuminated the surroundings with white and blue lights & projections.

The event was split into two sections: the entertainment and infotainment part. First, professionals were guided to the bar for drinks. These industry professionals had the opportunity to network and catch up with connections, while waiters walked around with hors-d'oeuvres. Afterwards, the lecture part introduced brand professionals of the event, as well as a guest lecture by Fraher & Findlay about their recently presented Spiritland project.

The Antwerp-based design label has become known for allowing designers, architects and artists to translate their signature style into tangible objects. Initiated by Serax CEO Axel Van Den Bossche and art director Veerle Wenes, the platform has become a unique collection of everyday objects with out-of-the-box aesthetics. For the Nightingale Archilecture, valerie_objects presented their latest creations with internationally acclaimed designers such as Muller Van Severen and Destroyers Builders. 
Two newcomers to the Serax gamut are guest designers Koen van Guijze and Vincent van Duysen, who presented their collections at their Archilecture booth.  The Sofisticato collection by Koen van Guijze for Serax finds its origin in architecture. It is a series of timeless, minimalist light fixtures with refined elegance. The Sofisticato collection owes its raw beauty to the multi-colored use of blue steel. The Passe-Partout collection for Serax translates Vincent van Duysen's tranquil and minimalistic monochrome style into everyday objects.
Informed by Danish design heritage, &Tradition bridges the gap between old and new to create furniture, lighting and interior objects with timeless appeal. Redefining iconic designs from past masters to moderns sensibilities and creating new classics in collaboration with acclaimed international designers, their collections combine craftsmanship with creativity to shape carefully considered pieces with purpose and meaning.  At their Archilecture booth, &Tradition presented a gamut of creations by designers such as Jaime Hayon, Sebastian Herker, Anderssen & Voll, Luca Nichetto and Verner Panton.
Technogym is the leading company in fitness and wellness worldwide. Known all over the globe as The Wellness Company, it has helped develop the concept of 'fitness' into a complete wellness lifestyle. Together with Antonio Citterio, the company embarked on a joint mission to no longer make sports machines exclusively for gyms.  At the Archilecture "COOLING DOWN" booth, Nightingale x Technogym created a temporary gym where guests were able to discover (and try out) their Kinesis Personal, Cross Personal and Run Personal.
IVC Beyond Flooring
The Belgian IVC Beyond Flooring is part of the larger IVC Group, which is known for rethinking and evolving luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), sheet vinyl and carpet tiles as a premium solution in architecture.  During the Archilecture event, IVC demonstrated their promise by covering the Nightingale workspace with a custom-made hexagon tile design, and reworked the bar with their Mysto terrazzo vinyl from their Studio Moods collection.