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Harmonie très française<br/>Uncino by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Mattiazzi
I like the Original
The longing for a studiolo
Twelve lightweight pieces for your balcony
What a relief – The Milan marathon part 1
Streamlined nomads – The Milan marathon part 2
Design is an attitude
Two brothers in a brilliant game with nature. Hey, boys will be boys
2 questions to Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
2 questions to Nitzan Cohen

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The bathroom as a functional landscape

The bathroom as a functional landscape
"Axor Bouroullec" is a variable system of washbasins, storage units and fixtures. Thomas Wagner talked to Philippe Grohe, grandson of company founder Hans Grohe and manager of the "Axor" brand, about bathroom landscapes, the integration of the user and the future of the bathroom.

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

Milan in four bags or: Design, theatrical, practical, feudal and universal

by Thomas Wagner

Milan in four bags or: Design, theatrical, practical, feudal and universal
Perhaps everything on show in Milan at the exhibition center in Rho, in the booths of Superstudio Più, in showrooms and back-yard workshops ultimately fits into four bags. Let’s see if it does. What would we write on the movable containers if we were to put in them the things we noticed among all the abundance?

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The sofa as a ripe fruit

The sofa as a ripe fruit
Does it look like a ripe strawberry? Or a piece of bloated crispbread? However you answer this question, the "Ploum" sofa by the Bouroullec brothers is one of the most talked-about products at this year's imm Cologne. Nina Reetzke spoke to Ronan Bouroullec about the sofa's low seat, marketing, and making films.
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Design at your feet

by Nina Reetzke

Design at your feet
Parador has asked some of the giants of the design world to design its latest laminate collection. Zaha Hadid now illuminates prisms, the Bouroullec brothers enchant with colored light displays and Ross Lovegrove shocks with his 3D skeleton.
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Work wherever you want!<br>Office worlds 2010 – part 1: of citizens, territories and islands
You will search in vain for a new paradigm or new typologies of work at the Orgatec 2010. Instead, people are busy working away at furniture systems that enable the temporary privacy of retreat in the midst of the open field of omnipresent communication.
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Making chairs!

by Thomas Edelmann

Making chairs!
The exhibition entitled "Ideen sitzen / Ideas that sit well" at Hamburg's Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe invites visitors to peruse chairs, armchairs and sofas. The tour of the museum swiftly morphs into a voyage of discovery through the history of interior design, if not even the history of ideas and cultural history of recent decades.
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Visiting the design Mecca

by Daniel von Bernstorff

Visiting the design Mecca
The London fair 100% Design might be going through a bad patch but the city itself has a number of interesting things to see in the realm of design, art and architecture.

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In new contexts

by Nora Sobich

In new contexts
Concrete curtains, synthetic paper bags, knitted fabric seat covers - new materials inspire new products.
Everybody:<br />Stand Up!
Salone, Salone<br/> or<br/> Twelve Milan stories
Hallingdal and its successors
Marseille, Corbu, Grcic and the Sex Pistols
Twelve urban garden tools
It’s oh so quiet
Fionda, Medici, Radice: wooden items by Jasper, Konstantin and Sam
The Barcelona Pastiche
What should offices be? A small town or a camping site?
2 questions to Konstantin Grcic

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This is London

by Katharina Horstmann

This is London
London, Vienna, Beijing – at the moment there is one design week after the other. As London is still considered a design metropolis, it is worth visiting the city on this occasion. Even if the trade fair "100% Design" is becoming increasingly uninteresting, the fringe events in the city were once again impressive.
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News & Stories | Salone del Mobile 2011 – supported by Villeroy & Boch Tiles

The evening, the chairs, their designers and their music videos

by Nancy Jehmlich

The evening, the chairs, their designers and their music videos
Konstantin Grcic listens to Elvis, the Bouroullecs to Björk, Sam Hecht grew up listening to Depeche Mode, and Nitzan Cohen, as a music video, would be a mix of Chris Cunningham, Björk and El Gincho. In Milan, a fine exhibition not only displayed new chairs but also revealed the musical preferences of their designers.
Those small, elegant items
There is a camel here, a small monkey there. And which soap adorns the latest washstands? Some presentations at this year's ISH were real eye-catchers, others simply a bit drab. But all were careful arrangements.
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Wish I was a Red Indian – imm Cologne Part 1

by Thomas Wagner

Wish I was a Red Indian – imm Cologne Part 1
What emerged at the imm Cologne in 2011 was that the fair has steadied, and in the form of "Living Kitchen" and "Pure Textiles" has gained two important new areas. Thus, the Cologne hodge-podge of the diversity of homes has something for everyone, for a man of the world, a man of the masses, and for kids, too. That said, the high-end design did not live up to expectations.
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Work wherever you want!<br>Office worlds 2010 – part 2: of sheds and queues of seats
Offices are increasingly turning into social centers. To make certain the stress of constant communication does not become too fierce and the office becomes a social flashpoint, the modern work nomad withdraws into a chic little shed or a new kind of basket-chair.
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The Return of the Phone Booth

by Nina Reetzke

The Return of the Phone Booth
Phone booths have more or less vanished from public space. Yet now they are returning in a changed shape - in offices. While they once served to provide access to phones, phone boxes now offer a touch of privacy in the world of today's open-plan offices.

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Comfort in the bathroom

by Bastian Prillwitz

Comfort in the bathroom
Brothers Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec have realized their bathroom vision for Hansgrohe's Axor design line. The result of the six-year developmental study is a complex, 85-piece bathroom series. With their design approach, the Bouroullec brothers have opened up the bathroom into the living area.
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Formations in the Sky

by Sandra Hofmeister

Formations in the Sky
Meeting in Copenhagen: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have come to Øresund to put the finishing touches to the first Kvadrat showrooms in Denmark shortly before they are opened. Sandra Hofmeister met them there and spoke with Erwan Bouroullec.