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Young British Charisma
To light or to illuminate – that is the question
Yoko: Anderssen&Voll dream up a luminaire for Foscarini

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Opposites attract

by Milenka Thomas

Opposites attract
French Label “La Chance” recently presented its first collection of furniture and lighting, “Jekyll & Hyde”. True to its literary role model, each object has a contrasting counterpart.
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2 questions to Simon Pengelly

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Tough landing

by Mathias Remmele

Tough landing
Berlin-based furniture and design fair Qubique aimed at setting new standards in the sector. However, its first effort at the former airport Tempelhof failed to live up to expectations. Nevertheless, the underlying conceptual approach, with the emphasis on more quality despite practical difficulties, does seem to be the right one.
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News & Stories | Salone del Mobile 2011 – supported by Villeroy & Boch Tiles

We always remain authentic

We always remain authentic
Two years ago, Foscarini and Diesel presented their first luminaire collection. Initially, the joint venture struggled owing to the fallout from the global economic crisis, but now it is receiving feedback from a recovering market. Sandra Hofmeister spoke to Carlo Urbinati about luminaires between product design and fashion design.

Architecture | Hospitality

Nobis Hotel Stockholm

Nobis Hotel Stockholm
The architects and designers at Claesson Koivisto Rune in Stockholm designed the interior of the Nobis Hotel in Stockholm.
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Architecture | Office Buildings

Staying in generous expanses of white

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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News & Stories | Salone del Mobile Milan 2010

Almost everything that is new!

by Daniel von Bernstorff

Almost everything that is new!
Salone del Mobile 2010 has been and gone. Which of the new designs will endure, and which will swiftly be forgotten? The Stylepark ABC of the most persuasive new products predicts what may that future may be.
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All about of carbon

by Nora Sobich

All about of carbon
Strong and light: Carbon is the high-flyer. In product design too and even in times when sustainability should play an ever greater role, the industrial material shows its sensational potential.

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Joyful feelings awaken on arriving in the countryside

by Thomas Wagner

Joyful feelings awaken on arriving in the countryside
The 12th Designers' Saturday in Langenthal - Suddenly you enjoy being in the factory on Saturday. But only because on Designers' Saturday tables, chairs, wallpaper, floor coverings, fittings, carpets, luminaires and much else besides enters the local design industry's workshops. The result: a festival for the design community, which presents the things embedded in the culture of how they are made.

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Foscarini at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt | 06. - 27.04.2008

by Claudia Neumann

Foscarini at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt | 06. - 27.04.2008
On the occasion of Luminale, the lighting design company Foscarini, based in Marcon near Venice, introduces a world premiere of the new design concept "Tropico". It is designed by Giulio Iacchetti, one of the most successful and promising newcomers of the Italian design scene, recently awarded with the important design prize Compasso d´Oro.

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Mondrian speaks Italian - Ferruccio Laviani

by Vera Siegmund

Mondrian speaks Italian - Ferruccio Laviani
It can be quite a burden to accept an inheritance. In this case, it may help to nurture a somewhat uncomplicated dialog with color, material and form, like Ferruccio Laviani, born in Cremona (Italy) in 1960, whose approach gives him a definite advantage.

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Of light and other sources of inspiration - LUX8 by Foscarini

by Vera Siegmund

Of light and other sources of inspiration - LUX8 by Foscarini
Foscarini is not only an Italian luminaire manufacturer but also a supplier of insights into the multifarious aspects of light, which they gather in a variety of ways and, time and again, show that light is not just light: lighting determines the character of a room and interprets it in a certain way. Foscarini are extremely sensitive when it comes to registering these different moods and in moulding them into luminaires, the designs of which embody the different requirements placed on them with great clarity and precision.
On Spokes and Shadows – Spokes by Studio García Cumini for Foscarini
Twelve urban garden tools
Life is too short for jetlag
Nichetto = Nendo: Working with kami no ku and shimo no ku
The Barcelona Pastiche

News & Stories | Salone del Mobile 2012

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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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.

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.

There is a design world outside Italy!
Luca Nichetto is one of the few Italian designers in the upcoming generation. Sandra Hofmeister talked to him about the life and death of his furniture, about new perspectives in Scandinavia and about the meaning and meaninglessness of national borders in design.
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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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The second and third skin

by Markus Frenzl

The second and third skin
Even just a few decades ago the roles were clearly distributed: on the one side, the superficial and ephemeral world of fashion, and on the other the world of furniture design, which strives for timelessness and for durability. At this year's Salone in Milan, a surprising amount of cross-over between fashion and furniture was in evidence, as for instance. - How strong is the reciprocity between these two apparently so different disciplines today?

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The best of the best

by Daniel von Bernstorff

The best of the best
DS Awards presented for the first time at the Designers' Saturday in Langenthal

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Fundstücke: Tropical slot-together

by Sandra Hofmeister

Fundstücke: Tropical slot-together
The basic element is simpler than a clothes peg: A piece of plastic the size of a finger which at first glance looks useless and yet can effect true miracles. Together with Foscarini, Milan-based designer Giulio Iacchetti has created a modular ceiling luminaire consisting purely of thermoplastic components.

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Explosions of light - Vicente García Jiménez

by Vera Siegmund

Explosions of light - Vicente García Jiménez
Fields is the name of the luminaire, which builds upon the basic geometric shape of the rectangle, by the young Spanish designer Vicente García Jiménez for Foscarini. Different sized rectangles overlap on several levels, creating different areas of light and shadow. Jiménez developed the idea for this striking luminaire from a view of the rural expanses of the region where he grew up, La Mancha.

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H.O.M.E.D.E.P.O.T - Vienna's Design Event Fair with a Lounge Format

by Claudia Beckmann

H.O.M.E.D.E.P.O.T - Vienna's Design Event Fair with a Lounge Format
Vienna, a city that knows how to celebrate with countless celebrities, will be hosting Austria's only design event fair for the 8th time on March 5-9, 2008. H.O.M.E.D.E.P.O.T in the Semperdepot will showcase novelties by internationally renowned designers made by 50 top manufacturers.