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Welcome to the second issue of Ogee Magazine

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It has been an interesting time for the Estomar91 team; most notably we were very impressed by the amazing furniture on display at the Milan Furniture Fair – see our pictorial report on pages 28-31 – which surely points the way for the next few years.

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Vittorio Grifoni: the height of Italian style

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Estomar 91 believes that the most modest space can be transformed by a touch of Italian magic and few designers have as much of a visual impact as Vittorio Grifoni.

Great believers in the importance of embracing tradition, the craftsmen at Vittorio Grifoni have created a range of products that reflect a timeless beauty and remind us of the care and attention that used to be an accepted and expected part of creating a unique piece of furniture.

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Turn up the HEAT with underfloor heating

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Situated in the southernmost part of Europe, it is not surprising that Spain is famous for its wonderfully warm climate and its long summers, which often last until well into November. Andalucía, in particular, has a tradition of building homes to withstand the summer heat, usually featuring marble or tiled flooring, which helps to keep houses beautifully cool during the hottest months but can feel a little chilly in winter.

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Twitter - the challenge of 140 characters

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While Facebook recently gave in to user pressure and is now allowing status updates of up to 60,206 characters, Twitter´s policy remains unchanged: you can only tweet up to 140 characters including spaces. The initial purpose of this limit was to make tweets compatible with SMS, and Twitter still outperforms other social media with its mobile usability.

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This is... Barcelona - Jean Nouvel’s Agbar Tower

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Barcelona – Spain’s second city and home to some of Europe’s finest architecture – is perhaps most famous for Antoni Gaudí’s magnificent creations, such as the still incomplete Cathedral Sagrada Familia and the phantasmagorical Parc Güell. While these creations undoubtedly represent some of Europe’s most celebrated landmarks, it would be a mistake to imagine that this picturesque city’s horizons do not extend beyond Catalan Modernism.

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