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.
News & StoriesPiero Lissoni’s sofas have an almost legendary reputation. In the design process, he draws inspiration from the Italian lifestyle, and not boring functionalism. Sandra Hofmeister talked to the Italian designer about sofas and royalties, beauty and rituals.
News & StoriesAt the beginning of every year the trade fair imm cologne presents new international home trends. We present the list of selected manufacturers to found out which exhibitors they are, and where you can find them.
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by Sandra HofmeisterMany of Arne Jacobsen's furniture designs were originally developed for special architectural projects. The Swan Chair is just one prime example. Perhaps because swans have often inspired the human imagination, the chair's sculptural quality comes into play in many locations.
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by Daniel von BernstorffCologne has had to take a lot of criticism this year. Ben van Berkel's already almost legendary carpet flop in Hall 11, which was heralded as an urban master plan, visibly lacked an overarching concept, and the international audience increasingly shied away from Cologne, hitting it very hard.
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.
ArchitectureRimadesio's "Velaria" dividing wall system stands out for its successful combination of high-grade glass sliding panels with thin frames and fittings.
Danish designer Kasper Salto dreamed up new chair for Fritz Hansen, a shell chair that allows for any number of different seating positions. Because you only sit healthily if you keep on changing your position. Nancy Jehmlich in conversation with Salto about today's challenges of designing a chair.