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

Milan is here again

Milan is here again

En route for Milan. It’s that time of the year; the Milan furniture salon is just round the corner and the design world is in pandemonium. To give you an idea of the countless events throughout the city we have compiled a list of what we consider to be the most promising among them.

Architecture

Apartment reloaded

Apartment reloaded
An apartment located in the city centre of Valencia.
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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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Plastered Light

by Amelie Znidaric

Plastered Light
Italian luminaire maker Flos is now producing walls - that light up, of course.

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Green bulbs, and not for the garden

by Markus Frenzl

Green bulbs, and not for the garden
The era of the energy-saving lamp has begun. But is it even ready for its new tasks? - Many have in recent months warned about the health risks, even environmental associations are sceptical whether the energy savings are great and as regards disposal of the lamp as waste. And with reference to its design, it is not just a matter of taste, but also of drastic consequences for everyday culture and design.

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Designers don't drink from paper cups

by Markus Frenzl

Designers don't drink from paper cups
Achille Castiglioni, Andrea Branzi, Alessandro Mendini, Ettore Sottsass and Richard Sapper talk in these short "Design Interviews", which are now out on DVD, about their paths to what was still, at that time, a new discipline, about their own development and careers, about their search for design solutions, which, for the most part, still owed greater allegiance to society than to industry.

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New celestial bodies by Flos

by Vera Siegmund

New celestial bodies by Flos
Look up and you see the heavens. And the sheer variety of what you can see there is something Italian luminaire maker FLOS has reinterpreted time and time again and with great poetry. With luminiares by legendary designers - including Achille Castiglioni, Antonio Citterio, Jasper Morrison, Philippe Starck and Patricia Urquiola - the company established in 1962 has brought profane living space closer to the celestial lights.

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Achille - der Lichtmagier

by Sandra Hofmeister

Achille - der Lichtmagier
NASA-Experimente und andere Lichtspiele mit Achille Castiglioni
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To light or to illuminate – that is the question

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On LEDs and other small items

by Thomas Edelmann

On LEDs and other small items
The end of the traditional light bulb clobbered the luminaire industry, which is slowly recovering. At the Euroluce in Milan the clear trend was an effort to harmonize design and technology again.

Architecture

Glass room dividers

Glass room dividers
Rimadesio's "Velaria" dividing wall system stands out for its successful combination of high-grade glass sliding panels with thin frames and fittings.

Architecture

Aging beautifully

Aging beautifully
The Empire Riverside Hotel is located on the former industrial site of the Bavaria Brewery in the center of Hamburg. When selecting the materials, David Chipperfield Architects paid special attention to their aging process.
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A successful transformation
A single-family apartment for four people is situated in a stately building in southern Amsterdam. The original structure, with rooms for staff, a double hall and long hallways with lots of doors has been transformed into a spacious, transparent dwelling full of light and air.
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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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German Design Award 2009

German Design Award 2009
The Design Awards of the Federal Republic of Germany were bestowed in the course of the opening of Ambiente in Frankfurt. There were five Gold and 20 Silver medal winners. Moreover, the designer Richard Sapper was honored for his life's work.

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Flos - The glory of a heavenly garden

by Vera Siegmund

Flos - The glory of a heavenly garden
"Fantasma" was the name given in 1962 to one of the first luminaires produced by the newly-founded company of Flos. The name was chosen by the luminaire's designer Tobia Scarpa and likewise could have served as a motto for the entire product range made under the brand label, as for almost half a century now Flos has been highly imaginative in the luminaires is has produced.

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A salute to two seats: MEZZADRO and SELLA turn 50

by Vera Siegmund

A salute to two seats: MEZZADRO and SELLA turn 50
What is the likely result if you have a lot of imagination, a strong feeling for shapes- and one day come across a bicycle saddle and some rusty handlebars among your old things? In this case, Picasso's Bull's Head and the story of Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglionis seat SELLA might have taken a similar course.