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Notes on Milan
Notes on Milan
16 April 2014

Here today, gone tomorrow: In Milan we put in quite a few kilometers. Given the ground covered, the editorial team of course spotted the one or other thing along the way. So before we threw away all our bits of paper with the jottings, we reviewed them first.

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See me! Believe me!
See me! Believe me!
by Martina Metzner | 16 April 2014

Be it fold-out wall tables, plain LED rod luminaires, or stools made of soy resin, wood and foam: At the Salone Satellite the flock of young designers demonstrated how they want to design the world of tomorrow.

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Backstage, side room
Backstage, side room
16 April 2014

The various venues of the Milan Salone must shine in all their splendor. Behind and next to the main stage however, on the show’s periphery, one can observe a whole host of smaller sensations. A slightly different kind of picture book, with photographs by Barbara Wildung and Thomas Wagner.

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Like Swiss cheese: Celebrating the revival of the Landi chair!
Like Swiss cheese: Celebrating the revival of the Landi chair!
16 April 2014

This veritable design classic has the Swiss National Exhibition to thank for its name. Now Vitra is reissuing Hans Coray’s “Landi” chair from 1938.

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Jaime Hayon or for the love of amphorae
Jaime Hayon or for the love of amphorae
16 April 2014

Being original is especially difficult in the realm of the decorative. Once again Jaime Hayon has done just that with “New Roman”.



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The front bench: Zinta by Lievore Altherr Molina for Arper
The front bench: Zinta by Lievore Altherr Molina for Arper
16 April 2014

All the things the Barcelona trio of Lievore Altherr Molina have created for Arper have hit the mark. And with “Zinta” they are now presenting a bench that leaves no secrets unshared.

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Iridescent floor coverings: Raw Edges for Golran
Iridescent floor coverings: Raw Edges for Golran
16 April 2014

We didn’t hear a whole lot about them for a while: At the Salone del Mobile, Raw Edges now presented carpets for Golran, which can do far more than you might imagine at first glance.

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Digital Locomotion
Digital Locomotion
by Adeline Seidel | 15 April 2014

Stylepark is curating the Audi Urban Future Award for the third time. This year, the focus is firmly on connectivity: How can we utilize data to improve infrastructure and thus make more efficient use of urban space?

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Visions of yesteryear
Visions of yesteryear
by Thomas Edelmann | 13 April 2014

In its heyday Braun set the benchmark, designing everyday objects destined to serve as “quiet assistants”. Now Braun licensee De’Longhi is relaunching some of the historical designs. But beware: What might at first sight seem to be the respectful cultivation of revered traditions is nothing but whitewash.

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A Sound-&-Light Lab
A Sound-&-Light Lab
by Sara Bertsche | 11 April 2014

As part of the Luminale, artist collective RaumZeitPiraten created an experimental sound-&-light lab in a church, evoking somber counterworlds in the process.

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The present – in transit
The present – in transit
by Thomas Wagner | 10 April 2014

“Panorama” is the name of the current Konstantin Grcic show. And you soon realize that what he displays at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein is far more than simply a glittering array of products.

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Of lenses and other lighting magic
Of lenses and other lighting magic
by Thomas Edelmann | 10 April 2014

Small firms alongside large corporations, tiny components and immense spotlights for buildings: The manufacturers at Light+Building certainly extended our sense of dimensions. Which has resulted in records this year.

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Light for all
Light for all
by Adeline Seidel | 08 April 2014

You needed an eagle’s eye to spot all the new developments at this year’s Light+Building. After the LED revolution, all the detailed and highly exciting adjustments and innovations are now coming into play. We’ve summarized the important ones for you.

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Bellini’s library and Jain’s pool
Bellini’s library and Jain’s pool
by Peter-Philipp Schmitt | 07 April 2014

Can there be anything more fascinating than catching a glimpse of other people’s homes? And particularly of those of world-famous architects? An exhibition at the Milan Furniture Fair does just that.

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For Indians, the floor constitutes a piece of furniture
For Indians, the floor constitutes a piece of furniture
by Peter-Philipp Schmitt | 07 April 2014

Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai is well-known for his architecture that is rich of traditional craftsmenship. But how does he live himself? Peter-Philipp Schmitt spoke with Jain about his house that is on view at the exhibition “Where Architects Live” at the Salone in Milan.

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Bright lights, bright minds
Bright lights, bright minds
07 April 2014

Not only trade fairs such as Light+Building but conversations, too, can occasionally be enlightening. Especially if the mood and setting are right and you meet great people. Which is why AD magazine and Stylepark repeated last year’s concept and invited people to an evening get-together in the apartment of Robert Volhard, one of Stylepark’s founders.

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Lilies of the valley in a drying hood: Mona by Lucie Koldová for Brokis
Lilies of the valley in a drying hood: Mona by Lucie Koldová for Brokis
06 April 2014

Lucie Koldová always combines glass and light in extraordinary ways. And now the Paris-based Czech designer has created the “Mona” luminaire for Czech manufacturers Brokis.

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Konstantin Grcic: Straightforward as Alvar Aalto
Konstantin Grcic: Straightforward as Alvar Aalto
05 April 2014

Not officially presented yet, but definitely a cameo piece of his exhibition at Vitra Design Museum: Konstantin Grcic’ new “Rival Chair”.

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