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Propaganda  and change
Propaganda
and change
by Oliver Elser | 24 April 2015

An expo is not just a spectacle, an event, where everything gets torn down afterwards. Since the very first World Exposition in London key milestones in architecture have been created specially for such great occasions – and many were indeed great in size and stature. Some of them are still standing. Others mere ruins.

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Fresh from the textiles lab
Fresh from the textiles lab
by Katharina Sommer and Florian Dreher | 23 April 2015

Dynamic walls, luminescent concrete and polar-bear houses, a tour of the experimentation and research going into textile construction.

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A stitch in time
A stitch in time
by Franziska Eidner | 23 April 2015

From May 4 to 7, 2015 Frankfurt’s Techtextil trade fair will be showcasing smart textiles, luminescent fabrics, sensory garments, and much more besides. We have compiled the must-know details of the exhibition for you below.

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Clerics meet Matrizia
Clerics meet Matrizia
by Thomas Wagner | 22 April 2015

“An impure tongue does not taste; dulled senses only notice the sharpest stimuli, or they chew more than they feel.” – Johann Gottfried von Herder

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Milan Marginalia
Milan Marginalia
22 April 2015

Blue is the new black, morning engagements, parties end abruptly, council is sought, and at long last there’s a door handle by Rem Koolhaas.

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Work like the ancient Greeks
Work like the ancient Greeks
by Adeline Seidel | 22 April 2015

Michele de Lucchi is convinced he has found what creative work primarily need. A walk on his installation "Workplace 3.0 - La Passegiata" at the Salone Ufficio.

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Light emotions
Light emotions
by Thomas Edelmann | 22 April 2015

The Euroluce and the events accompanying it in Milan showed how light and luminaire makers are tackling the challenges of the electronic age: with a specific mixture in each case of tradition, technology, and private equity investors.

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I am a freaky perfectionist
I am a freaky perfectionist
21 April 2015

Be it at Bosa, BD Barcelona, Ceccotti, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, Magis, MINI or at the Orto Botanico: Almost anywhere you look in Milan you stumble across designs by Jaime Hayon. Uta Abendroth spoke with the all-rounder about his recipe for success.

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Between Fondue, Copy + Paste
Between Fondue, Copy + Paste
by Martina Metzner | 21 April 2015

Visitors were hard pressed to spot any genuine talent at this year’s Salone Satellite – many young designers were championing products made to shine in the social networks. But we did discover them, those ingenious ideas.

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A new architectural skin
A new architectural skin
by Florian Dreher | 19 April 2015

Somewhere between studio, lab, and manifesto: Contemporary architecture has rediscovered textiles’ countless properties and possibilities.

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The construction material of the future
The construction material of the future
by Ronny Eckert | 17 April 2015

Textile research institutes and corporations have in recent years researched fiber-based alternative construction materials and developed products ready for market destined to replace classic materials like steel.

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Klemens Schillinger
Klemens Schillinger
16 April 2015

: likes to keep things sparse and of late has moved back to his native Vienna

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From Brianza out into the wide world
From Brianza out into the wide world
by Thomas Edelmann | 13 April 2015

A prototypical design company: Molteni, founded 80 years ago in Brianza, now run by the third generation of family members, presents its products in a setting of Modern art.

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Pattern seeks partner
Pattern seeks partner
12 April 2015

“Ottoman” by Scholten & Baijings for Moroso

Fresh, but not too sporty, leisurely in shape and color, but not too elegant – a truly fine recliner-cum-seat.

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Sam Son Remo ZigZag
Sam Son Remo ZigZag
12 April 2015

Any number of novelties from Konstantin Grcic

Excitement’s in the air. Shortly before the Salone opens some news has leaked out as regards what KGID is coming up with.

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On the sunny side
On the sunny side
11 April 2015

Stefan Diez turns Yard into a family for Emu

Think of “dolce vita” and of the American way of life. Sun and fresh air are musts, with the sea, the beach, the pool or the patio close by.

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Fabric makes home
Fabric makes home
by Katharina Sommer | 10 April 2015

Membrane or cable-net constructions and pneumatic affairs: From the mid-20th century onward, thanks to new materials and the inventiveness of a few pioneering architects in the field of textile constructions, a new sense of lightness entered architecture.

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It has to be 48
It has to be 48
09 April 2015

“Stochastic” by Daniel Rybakken for Luceplan

The talented Norwegian has come up with a surprising luminaire – and owners can themselves decide the sculptural shape.

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Gender-sensitive design
Gender-sensitive design
by Thomas Edelmann | 09 April 2015

In Hamburg, after years of preparation, in 2014 a new platform for presentations and debates relating to design opened in the form of designxport. Currently on show: an exhibition on the gender influence in design and possible alternatives.

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Zestful balance
Zestful balance
07 April 2015

“Belleville” by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra

The chairs are light, the tables stand there with gravitas, sturdily grounded.

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Not just for the lounge
Not just for the lounge
07 April 2015

Barber & Osgerby for Knoll Int.

A lounge chair, simple, slender and yet with a keen touch that makes sure it cuts a fine figure in any setting.

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Selected Manufacturers Milan Design Week 2015
Selected Manufacturers
Milan Design Week 2015
07 April 2015

The Salone with SaloneUfficio and Euroluce will open its doors from Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th April. Amazing designs can also be found at the showrooms and events across the city. A list of selected manufacturers shows which exhibitors are to be found where.

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Milan, the full Monty!
Milan, the full Monty!
06 April 2015

Given their sheer immensity, you need to plan your visit to the Salone and the Fuorisalone in Milan quite carefully. Find out below which events, places, shows and symposiums are the real musts.

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From
From
05 April 2015

: live the European idea and take a contemplative approach

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Cool twist
Cool twist
04 April 2015

“Klapp” by Steffen Kehrle for Area Declic

It may be challenging to design a chair. Even more so if it’s a folding chair.

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Light for the cave
Light for the cave
03 April 2015

“LEDS Clay” by Maarten Baas and Bertjan Pot for DGPH

The two have little truck with Mainstream. What they do like is atavistic fun.

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Hungrier for knowledge than his peers
Hungrier for knowledge than his peers
02 April 2015

Leonardo da Vinci at Palazzo Reale

Just in time for the Salone, Palazzo Reale right next to the Cathedral is hosting the largest exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci the country has ever seen.

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Surreal idols
Surreal idols
01 April 2015

Jaime Hayon showcases a “Réaction Poétique” at Cassina

Le Corbusier, not to mention Joan Mirò and other artists are secretly along for the ride when Jaime Hayon ironically evokes the spirit of Surrealism.

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Simply extravagant
Simply extravagant
01 April 2015

“Side Comfort” by Formstelle for Zeitraum

Anyone possessing a sufficient number of modules can create forever new settee worlds.

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From carpet to pullover
From carpet to pullover
31 March 2015

Inga Sempé for Golran

Following Bertjan Pot and Raw Edges, Inga Sempé got the chance to dream up rugs for Israeli manufacturer Golran. We asked the French designer what she has in store for us.

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Get the lowdown on this table
Get the lowdown on this table
31 March 2015

“Anemos” by Antonio Facco for Cappellini

There are things that are mysterious and yet very practical for precisely that reason.

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Theater eye candy
Theater eye candy
31 March 2015

“Melt” by Front for Tom Dixon

The British design company is hosting its Milan events in an abandoned theater, where novelties such as the “Melt” luminaire by designer-trio Front can be purchased on site.

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In praise of Italianità
In praise of Italianità
by Thomas Wagner | 31 March 2015

Members of the furniture industry will soon be flocking to Milan again to worship the novelties cult at the Salone. What can we expect? Or is the furniture fair merely the appetizer before the Expo?

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Seizing it by the horns
Seizing it by the horns
30 March 2015

Hans J. Wegner at Carl Hansen & Son, colored or round

You can always rely on someone like him – and there are said to be as many as another 3,500 furniture designs in his archive.

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In praise of the band
In praise of the band
30 March 2015

The “Bentwood Sofa 2002” by Christian Werner for Thonet

You need a grand gesture if a famous café chair is to morph into a state-of-the-art settee.

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Solid trio
Solid trio
29 March 2015

David Chipperfield designs and then thinks of e15

Originally, the Grand Master designed them for a country home in Buckinghamshire. And now e15 is bringing out the bench, table and stool as a series – in walnut or oak.

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