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A chair of distinction

by Markus Frenzl

A chair of distinction
Plastic Chairs for all! How one 1950s chair design became an expression of the desire for individuality that shapes our times.
2 questions to Nitzan Cohen
2 questions to Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

News & Stories | Product typologies

The rocking chair as a phenomenon for the arcades

by Annette Tietenberg

The rocking chair as a phenomenon for the arcades
Is the rocking chair the follow-on from the cradle? An upper? Or a nostalgic object, evidence of a time when peace and quiet was still of some help to us? But it must be more than this, for if it weren't, there the variety of design approaches and solutions would be hardly as diverse.
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In Chair World

by Sandra Hofmeister

In Chair World
Any designer worth his salt must at some point in his career design a chair. Even the design theorists constantly refer to chairs when analyzing the latest trends. Despite all the technical innovations, the notion of the substantive and super-normal currently prevails.
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Merely boredom become chair?

by Knuth Hornbogen

Merely boredom become chair?
The Monobloc chair is considered the epitome of mass furniture. For long treated derogatorily, recently a series of designers have focused firmly on it. The publication on „220°C Virus Monobloc" sheds light on all facets of this realignment.

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Cowboys stay mobile

Cowboys stay mobile

With “Chassis” by Stefan Diez, office furniture specialist Wilkhahn is presenting a chair at the Salone del Mobile in Milan that is more than just a chair and can do more than simply shine in an office or conference room. For “Chassis” is now also available with various fabric covers and interchangeable seat shells, Thomas Wagner spoke to Jochen Hahne, Burkhard Remmers and Stefan Diez about the “Chassis” system.

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Making chairs!

by Thomas Edelmann

Making chairs!
The exhibition entitled "Ideen sitzen / Ideas that sit well" at Hamburg's Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe invites visitors to peruse chairs, armchairs and sofas. The tour of the museum swiftly morphs into a voyage of discovery through the history of interior design, if not even the history of ideas and cultural history of recent decades.
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The right Kit(t)
Like Swiss cheese: Celebrating the revival of the Landi chair!
Fionda, Medici, Radice: wooden items by Jasper, Konstantin and Sam
We’re always moving
2 questions to Konstantin Grcic

News & Stories | imm cologne 2012

Sculptured chairs

by Nina Müller

Sculptured chairs
Designers are continually designing and developing new chairs. So is it really necessary for architects to also try their hand at furniture design? And are the objects possibly merely miniatures of their architecture? “Von Aalto bis Zumthor: Architektenmöbel” (From Aalto to Zumthor: Furniture by architects) in the Cologne Museum of Applied Art is a show that proves this is definitely not the case.
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All the things chair can be

by Claus Richter

All the things chair can be
What do you do if you want to sit down and there's no chair handy? You take a tree stump, a concrete block, or a suitcase as emergency seating. Although it looks more DIY-fun if you take this or that element and combine them to create seating of your own choice.

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Greece, sun, Monobloc

by Dimitrios Tsatsas

Greece, sun, Monobloc
Crisis or no crisis, Greece's landscapes not only enchant the locals, but countless tourists, too. Yet there is more to the country than beautiful beaches and olive groves. Have you ever counted the Monobloc chairs on your vacation snaps?

News & Stories | Salone del Mobile 2011 – supported by Villeroy & Boch Tiles

The evening, the chairs, their designers and their music videos

by Nancy Jehmlich

The evening, the chairs, their designers and their music videos
Konstantin Grcic listens to Elvis, the Bouroullecs to Björk, Sam Hecht grew up listening to Depeche Mode, and Nitzan Cohen, as a music video, would be a mix of Chris Cunningham, Björk and El Gincho. In Milan, a fine exhibition not only displayed new chairs but also revealed the musical preferences of their designers.

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The presence of the object is only revealed through the cardboard model

The presence of the object is only revealed through the cardboard model
After three years spent on development the plywood chair "Wogg 50" is to be presented as a serial-produced item at the upcoming imm in cologne. Sandra Hofmeister spoke to Jörg Boner about his design methods, the special qualities of molded plywood and the sense and purpose of furniture families.