News & Stories | Salone del Mobile 2011 – supported by Villeroy & Boch Tiles
by Daniel von BernstorffAnyone who digressed from the well-trodden design paths at this year’s Salone in Milan could occasionally experience startling encounters. A small, subjective selection.
ArchitectureThe UNStudio design for an existing loft located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan explores the interaction between a gallery and living space. The main walls in the loft flow through the space, and together with articulated ceilings create hybrid conditions in which exhibition areas merge into living areas.
News & StoriesBe it outside in the balmy summer air under the large "table" outside the Schirn, or inside enjoying a coffee at one of the small tables with the latest chair designs by Nitzan Cohen and Stefan Diez, or even at the terrazzo bar, or having a meal in a large group, like knights - at the large round table beneath the massive canopy. "Table" offers it all.
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by Claudia BeckmannWhile it was quite by chance that Haruki Murakami came upon the 100% perfect girl one morning, finding the perfect café in Frankfurt will soon be a reality. This is because very shortly, the café at the Schirn Kunsthalle will shine out in new splendour - and boast a completely new hospitality concept.
At present, the London Design Museum is holding a retrospective on the works of John Pawson. Alexander Menden met the British architect and talked with him about the difference between "building" and "architecture", fleeting ideal states and his failed attempt to become a Buddhist monk.
The new show of the Saatchi Gallery in London which has just opened is "The Empire strikes back - Indian Art today" presents young art from India, once a British Crown Colony and today the world's largest democracy.