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News & Stories | Salone del Mobile 2012

Decoded DNA

by Markus Frenzl

Decoded DNA
In “Colour One for Mini” Scholten & Baijings have created an installation, that conceptually challenges common conventions in surrounding the car. The Dutch designer duo dissected a “Mini One”, revamping the individual parts with new colors and textures. The outcome created a space where our associations with the past and future of the automobile were free to run wild.
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Milan’s genius loci

by Sandra Hofmeister

Milan’s genius loci
Historical settings and paintings formed an atmospheric backdrop for exhibitions on Gio Ponti, Venini and Foscarini during the Salone del Mobile in Milan.
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Furniture on the move

Furniture on the move
Milan’s Salone del Mobile is like a window on the future. A first glance reveals: Plants are moving back indoors, while furniture is stepping out for some fresh air.
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In search of the ideal kitchen

by Thomas Edelmann

In search of the ideal kitchen
This year, those who wanted to see innovative kitchen design, were not restricted to the Milan trade fair grounds but had to traipse around the showrooms scattered across the city.
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Strategy of refinement

Strategy of refinement
In conversation with Norbert Wangen about his new "k20", what you learn from snagging your fingers, and the slowness required when designing.

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The new is not per se the good
Checking out Milan, part 1

by Thomas Wagner

The new is not per se the good<br>Checking out Milan, part 1
The 51st Salone del Mobile and all its side shows remains one huge cultural event. By contrast, the exhibitors at the trade-fair halls in Rho prefer restraint and no longer try to parade their novelties at any price.

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Serving ideas

Serving ideas
The success of Japanese designer Oki Sato is closely bound up with the Milan Salone Satellite. The straightforward approach to various design disciplines he experienced there was his inspiration when he set up his company Nendo. Ayako Kamozawa discusses this with Oki Sato.
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Like small poltergeists

Like small poltergeists
Wanton act or successful appropriation? For the Salone del Mobile designer Mike Meiré gave the "60" stool, a classic by Alvar Aalto, a colorful, coat of paint applied by hand. Jörg Zimmermann spoke to him about the concept.
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2 questions to Philipp Mainzer
2 questions to Nitzan Cohen
2 questions to Sebastian Herkner

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Selected exhibitors at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2012

Selected exhibitors at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2012
This year the Salone in Milan will be held from April 17 through 22. However, Euro Cucina and numerous events throughout the city are well worth a visit. A list of selected exhibitors shows you which manufacturers are to be found where
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Spring-time delicacies in the furniture world

by Thomas Wagner

Spring-time delicacies in the furniture world
It's that time of year again: From April 17 through 20, the entire design world will gather in Milan for the Salone del Mobile.
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Stark contrasts

Stark contrasts

Looking back again at the Salone del Mobile in Milan – and it is the black-and-white contrasts that really stand out, bringing an Sixties aesthetics to mind.

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Between neon and sorbet

Between neon and sorbet
Bright neon colors and subtle pastel shades, uninterrupted and plain – several color contrasts are clearly emerging in home furnishings. Photographic evidence from this year’s Salone del Mobile.
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Toying around with a classic

Toying around with a classic
The “Hallingdal 65” exhibition by Kvadrat that was held in Jil Sander’s showroom during this year’s Salone del Mobile presented conceptual designs by young designers created using a textile classic by Nanna Ditzel. And Hansjerg Maier-Aichen was in charge of selecting participants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Text by Sandra Hofmeister and interview by Markus Frenzl.
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On set in paradise

by Jörg Zimmermann

On set in paradise
For one week a year, during the Salone del Mobile, Milan becomes a fairground, springboard and experimental lab all rolled into one. But with a little luck, there is indeed a small piece of paradise to be found somewhere in this rowdy setting. Taking a systematic approach to the fair won't help you here, but a passion for discovery just might.
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From experimentation to crowd-funding

by Sandra Hofmeister

From experimentation to crowd-funding
Domus, the renowned architecture journal, and ECAL, the Swiss University of Art and Design, joined forces in Milan to present exhibitions reflecting on design in an open collective and its promotion via international networks.
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Hegel’s Holiday
Checking out Milan, part 2

by Thomas Wagner

Hegel’s Holiday<br>Checking out Milan, part 2
You certainly get your money's worth in Milan even when venturing beyond the trade fair halls. Well, more or less, as is always the case. In Ventura Lambrate, hard-nosed rationality seems to be on vacation, while in Milan's Museum of Science and Technology it is back to work.
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Encounters

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Clearing out the comfy corner

by Jörg Zimmermann

Clearing out the comfy corner
Architect Ferdinand Kramer not only made his name with modern, unadorned buildings and urban planning, but also, throughout his life, designed furniture whose formal vocabulary was clear and functional. At the Salone des Mobile in Milan e15 is showing a re-edition of Kramer's furniture, featuring eight of his designs.
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I am happy when they are happy

I am happy when they are happy
Marva Griffin is one of those dazzling figures on the international design scene. Venezuelan by birth, she used her curatorial skills to make Salone Satellite one of the most important platforms for up-and-coming designers from the outset. Some may think that she is thinking about retirement but for a long time now she has been turning her thoughts to South America. An interview by Robert Volhard and Jörg Zimmermann.
2 questions to Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
2 questions to Konstantin Grcic
2 questions to Simon Pengelly

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Pizzas, personalities, prototypes

Pizzas, personalities, prototypes
Milan in turmoil: for one week the Salone Internazionale del Mobile dominates life in this Italian design metropolis. Lines form in front of subways, taxi stands and restaurants, curious faces push their way through the halls of the fair and the showrooms. Stylepark presents an overview of the most important events.
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