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Modern always works
Busnelli´s Best
Linen for tranquility
Not without my quilt
Pretty hot-wired
What only the giraffe knows
From Brianza out into the wide world
Comfy chair with a fur collar
Kitchen, channels <br/>and any amount of Ki
Colorful dishes, perfectly seasoned
Atmospheres created <br/> from water vapor
Twelve adult playgrounds
To light or to illuminate – that is the question

News & Stories | imm cologne 2012

Patricia’s Bohemian Rhapsody

by Thomas Wagner

Patricia’s Bohemian Rhapsody
Shortly before imm cologne opens its doors, the magazine A&W has elected its "Designer of the Year". A quite extraordinary designer has been chosen this year in the person of Patricia Urquiola who has changed the face of middle-class interiors to a greater extent than almost anyone else in the field.
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Those small, elegant items
There is a camel here, a small monkey there. And which soap adorns the latest washstands? Some presentations at this year's ISH were real eye-catchers, others simply a bit drab. But all were careful arrangements.
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Reluctant ethnologist

Reluctant ethnologist
Philippe Bestenheider's designs are often reminiscent of the aesthetics associated with primitive peoples. If anything, though, that is unintentional. The Swiss designer simply loves playing with geometry.
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News & Stories | Salone del Mobile Milan 2010

Homely travel

by Thomas Wagner

Homely travel
What happens if you cross BMW, Kvadrat and Flos with Patricia Urquiola and Guilio Ridolfo in order to try and develop a completely new interior design for an automobile? "The Dwelling Lab" shows you.
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My pillow from Uzbekistan

by Markus Frenzl

My pillow from Uzbekistan
Home living magazines announced the "multicultural furniture" trend, the "ethno-style" and "intercultural design" trend. The new color frenzy is being judged as an expression of overcoming a "design style" which is far too plain and of the need for individuality and unconventionality. The world of design seems to have opened up to foreign creative styles.

Not only Grillo had a future

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by Thomas Edelmann

Not only Grillo had a future

Marco Zanuso was born 100 years ago. The Milanese architect is one of the inventors of post-1945 Italian design and for decades inspired other architects and designers.

The Donkey in the System

Good night guaranteed

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by Martina Metzner

Good night guaranteed

Hug me snuggly, dear bed

Relax, read or work – bedrooms have long since ceased to only be used for sleeping. Assuming the bed is comfy and flexible – and cuts a fine figure, too.

Sit down on the goat

Shards are the chance

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by Martina Metzner

Shards are the chance

Sebastian Herkner is a very sought-after designer. We accompanied him from Offenbach to Selb, where he is to boost business for Rosenthal with porcelain vases and teapots.

Give Tarzan <br/>a break!
Light emotions
Milan, the full Monty!
Patricia is everywhere
Salone, Salone<br/> or<br/> Twelve Milan stories
Hallingdal and its successors
Twelve dreams under the big blue sky
Colour Attack!
Good designers, successful products – Milan Marathon part 3

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The bathroom as a functional landscape

The bathroom as a functional landscape
"Axor Bouroullec" is a variable system of washbasins, storage units and fixtures. Thomas Wagner talked to Philippe Grohe, grandson of company founder Hans Grohe and manager of the "Axor" brand, about bathroom landscapes, the integration of the user and the future of the bathroom.

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Do you still have a bathroom or are you already at home?

Do you still have a bathroom or are you already at home?
For eight years now, Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has concerned himself with bathrooms. His first collection for ArtQuitect made him renowned world-wide. Yet he was first able to truly formulate his idea of the elegant bathroom with the "Bisazza Bagno" line that he just presented at the ISH. Nina Reetzke talked with him about bathrooms, elegance and Art Deco.

Architecture | Office Buildings

Staying in generous expanses of white

Staying in generous expanses of white
The studio of Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola came up with the interior for luxurious hotel Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona. Scarcely recognizable as a hotel from the outside, inside it is all the more inviting, providing a temporary home for design enthusiasts from all over the world.
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News & Stories | Salone del Mobile Milan 2010

Milan, before the ash came – part 2

by Thomas Wagner

Milan, before the ash came – part 2
Admittedly, the borders of the Zona Tortona are a little frayed at the edges and in the new design district Ventura Lambrate designers are pushing into an area where artists once thronged, but there is a great deal to be discovered here. And, when all is said, when it comes to furniture design, things do tend to go around in productive circles.
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