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The  <br/>New  <br/>Order
On Spokes and Shadows – Spokes by Studio García Cumini for Foscarini
A Mexican collection
A pod – <br>tough and tender
Cuppa tea anyone?
Vive la Raffinesse!
New found design
Inside the cube can be fun
Marseille, Corbu, Grcic and the Sex Pistols
To light or to illuminate – that is the question
Streamlined nomads – The Milan marathon part 2
Now try to keep hold of your senses!
The splash of color did nothing more than get on Spiegel employees’ nerves
Verner Panton once caused quite a stir with his psychedelic design for “Spiegel’s” offices. While parts of the “Spiegel Cafeteria” will soon feature in Hamburg’s Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, the “Spiegel” unveils its new, illustrious office building designed by architectural firm Henning Larsen – this time the Ippolito Fleitz Group has handled the restaurant’s interior design.
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I always fight for my ideas

I always fight for my ideas
A hotel is always a major investment. All the more important, then, for it to have the right concept. Over the past few years interior designer Yasmine Mahmoudieh has made a name for herself, and not only with "Haus Rheinsberg". Nina Reetzke met up with Yasmine Mahmoudieh for an interview.

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Pink with music

by Ralf Wollheim

Pink with music
Today, hotels are not hotels are not hotels. In cities such as Milan and Berlin, just being a hotel would not suffice to attract the necessary attention. Which is why "nhow" at Berlin's Osthafen has added a spectacular "superstructure" of studios, guitars, music clips, and a lot of pink courtesy of Karim Rashid. Without the singer of the same name, of course.

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Let there be fire

by Nina Reetzke

Let there be fire
If nothing else, open rooms and changing furnishings alter the building requirements made of open fireplaces and stoves. These should not be built firmly into hearths, but positioned freely in homes and gardens in line with the owners' wishes.
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Brave new world

by Anneke Bokern

Brave new world
"Interieur 2010" in Kortrijk has as its title "The New World". And the trade fair organizers believe that the new world is characterized by optimism not pessimism, by reflection not superficiality, by color not sobriety. And thus it is that the Interieur biennial once again takes its stand as a promising place within the design universe.
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The activist

by Nina Reetzke

The activist
In the 1930s, Charlotte Perriand was convinced that it was necessary to fight for a better future. Not only did she strive for new forms in design, but she also sought to improve social conditions through design and architecture. She employed large photo collages on which she had applied layers of writing to communicate her political and social messages. The Museum of Design in Zurich is now holding an exhibition dedicated to these works.

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Shall no wish be left unfulfilled

by Jochen Paul

Shall no wish be left unfulfilled
In Munich's Mühlbachviertel you can "test-live in" a new apartment block.

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One building is not enough

by Thomas Wagner

One building is not enough
The VitraHaus by Herzog & de Meuron in Weil am Rhein is now open. What is the concept behind the building? And how does its architecture go together with the Vitra Home Collection whose diversity is spread throughout the spectacular stack of buildings?

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Jaime in diamond fever

Jaime in diamond fever
Driven by creativity and shaken by diamond fever, Spanish designer Jaime Hayon created the concept for the Kuwait store for the jewelry label "Octium".

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Pit stop with Bene

by Sophia Muckle

Pit stop with Bene
Major events often leave behind a void. It takes a little time to fill a vacuum again and in the case of Expo 2000 in Hanover, it seems this time has now come. Competence and creativity have now settled on the site which, seven years ago, was devoted to representation and discourse between countries.
Beyond the upholstered world
Voulez vous Prouvé?
Leif in the park
Do I wish to sit on a chair that lights up?
Beef brisket with <br/>oh là là
Play area instead of furniture
The pattern that connects
Digitally pimped
Can you show me the way to the techy toilet?
Head for the exit, eyes closed!
An evening with Karl
The art of understatement

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Rendezvous with (Santa) Claus

Rendezvous with (Santa) Claus
What will your Christmas be like? Candles burning? Do you like the scent of incense? Are there Christmas angels looking down from the mantelpiece? At Christmas everyone has their own idea of how to create the right atmosphere in their home. The artist Claus Richter loves it when there are little (flashing) lights everywhere. We paid him a visit in his personal Christmas paradise.

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Staged science or twixt illusion and structure

by Sandra Gottwald

Staged science or twixt illusion and structure
“Maniera Moderna” at Haus der Kunst in Munich is dedicated to the multi-faceted oeuvre of Italian architect, designer and photographer Carlo Mollino. The exhibition is not the first to address the Turin polymath’s remarkable oeuvre. But it is certainly the most ambitious, as it focuses on Mollino’s oeuvre as a whole.
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Top notch for living

by Sandra Hofmeister

Top notch for living
Boasting perfect details and serene comfort Hermès Maison came a clear winner. The company's tradition in craftsmanship, its finishing techniques for leather and fabric, combined with singular patterns constitute the brand's image in furniture as well. The collection was presented at Pelota hall in a house installation by Shigeru Ban.

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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.

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Ghosts walk in the furniture cemetery

by Silke Gehrmann-Becker

Ghosts walk in the furniture cemetery
What happens to furniture that has done its service? It is stored in attics, cellars and in forgotten corners. And sometimes it seems as if the old items had taken on a life of their own.

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What Bauhaus could never have imagined

by Nina Reetzke

What Bauhaus could never have imagined
The latest tubular steel product from Thonet is a floor luminaire called "Lum". With its curved shape, it seems to bridge the gap between classic and contemporary tubular steel furniture. Let us take you on a tour of the history, spanning decades, of its development.

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Colonial natural color, with wooden feet

by Thomas Wagner

Colonial natural color, with wooden feet
"Immediately looks better" claims a slogan in a brochure brought out by a furniture discount store. While we are busy studying the new design items from Milan, the everyday madness of interiors continues unabated in the mega- and XXXL stores. A glance at the mailings to the world where the furniture then stands.

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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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The Beneficial Feel of Painting it Big

by Markus Frenzl

The Beneficial Feel of Painting it Big
In Miami's Viceroy Hotel Philippe Starck has created a spa that flummoxed anyone expecting the reduced Zen aesthetics of many wellness interiors.
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The legendary bling bling

by Sophia Muckle

The legendary bling bling
Over 100 years ago, in 1895 to be exact, the inventor Daniel Swarovski moved to Tyrol in Austria, where he installed his new machine to cut and polish crystal glass. From these early beginnings, his sparkling crystals revolutionized the world of fashion and transformed the family business into a global market leader for crystal in fashion, jewelry and, since a few years ago, increasingly in the fields of lighting, architecture and interior design as well.

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Historical experiment

by Daniel von Bernstorff

Historical experiment
The latest issue of Berker Blueprint is dedicated to the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam, a former prison which the Dutch architecture studio MVRDV and numerous designers and artists converted into a design-oriented concept hotel.