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Where would we be if...
Where would we be if...
by Adeline Seidel | 27 January 2015

At this year’s BAU in Munich manufacturers didn’t really seem to have that much thirst for the future. The industry is stuck between pragmatism and risk minimization, which impacts on architecture for sure.

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Heated carpets would be  one solution
Heated carpets would be
one solution
27 January 2015

Ross Lovegrove, “Special Guest” at Domotex 2015, has long since transposed his futuristic design onto floors. In the interview with Uta Abendroth he explains, in which way designers, architects and manufacturers can advance the design of floorings by thinking outside the box and new material compositions.

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Full moon before the crescent
Full moon before the crescent
by Thomas Wagner | 26 January 2015

Once doesn’t count, twice could be coincidence, three times sets a tradition: in occasion of imm cologne designers, manufacturers, artists and art collectors were invited by AD, Meiré und Meiré and Stylepark to meet at Marc Meiré’s home.

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Happy Birthday Gottfried Böhm!
Happy Birthday Gottfried Böhm!
by Uta Winterhager | 23 January 2015

Gottfried Böhm’s oeuvre is immense and even with 95 work still has a firm hold on him. We congratulate the first German Pritzker Prize winner to his birthday and take you on a journey in time through five of his buildings in Cologne.

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Furniture Suspense
Furniture Suspense
by Martina Metzner | 22 January 2015

Flying elephant stools, Chinese felt dragons and upholstered elevated chairs: For the third time, the imm cologne’s “Featured Editions”curated by Stylepark are captivating visitors.

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Forget those old banana boxes
Forget those old banana boxes
by Uta Abendroth | 22 January 2015

In the hunt for the feel-good factor that straddles the tried-and-true and the surprisingly new, designers and manufacturers are busy presenting their novelties at the imm cologne and the Passagen. The clear message: Things are getting more softer and sensual.

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Fair for the senses
Fair for the senses
by Martina Metzner | 20 January 2015

Anne Marie Commandeur of Amsterdam’s Stijlinstituut has conjured up a new “Theme Park” for the Heimtextil trade fair – and a tour for all the senses through the world of home textiles.

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Floors to fit
Floors to fit
by Martina Metzner | 20 January 2015

The Domotex in Hanover showed the full reach of what flooring can do today, ranging from stylishly designed carpet tiles and waterproof laminates through to impressive carpet artworks.

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Fitzcarraldo   in Paris
Fitzcarraldo
in Paris
by Ralf Wollheim | 19 January 2015

Its construction costs tripled, it was a good two years behind schedule, and eventually it opened before it was even completed: Jean Nouvel’s Philharmonie de Paris. All about good intentions and an architecture that reaches for the stars but sadly gets dragged down to earth by its own vanities.

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Spearhead of an avant-garde of comfort
Spearhead of an avant-garde of comfort
by Thomas Edelmann | 18 January 2015

Michele De Lucchi is “A&W Designer of the Year 2015”. So who is Michele De Lucchi? The last surviving champion of post-modernism, a traditionalist or a man of today after all? A close look at De Lucchi the designer AND the architect.

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Near the end of the tunnel
Near the end of the tunnel
by Christian Holl | 15 January 2015

Initially there were not enough people talking about ecological architecture and resource-saving building, and then suddenly too many were. The debate about the energy reform and ecological responsibility didn’t do architecture in Germany any good.

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Cologne and the system
Cologne and the system
by Thomas Wagner | 15 January 2015

It’s that time of year again: From January 19 – 25, the furniture industry will be meeting up in Cologne at the imm cologne and the Passagen. And the Makk will be busy trying to identify the one or other system in a world without systems.

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Selected manufacturers  imm cologne 2015
Selected manufacturers
imm cologne 2015
13 January 2015

Imm cologne is the first event to present the latest home trends for Europe and overseas. Over 1,100 exhibitors will present their innovations at the furniture fair, 185 at LivingKitchen. An exhibitor schedule presents the most important manufacturers.

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Selected manufacturers   BAU 2015
Selected manufacturers
BAU 2015
13 January 2015

The BAU, world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, will start at Januray 19. Our list of selected manufacturers shows you which manufacturers are to be found where.

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News for Cologne –  from Böwer to Zeitraum
News for Cologne –
from Böwer to Zeitraum
by Martina Metzner | 13 January 2015

Which re-editions are being dragged from the archives this year? In which pots of paint did manufacturers decide to dip their products? Enjoy browsing our selection of up-and-coming innovations!

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Moving construction forwards
Moving construction forwards
by Adeline Seidel | 13 January 2015

At Munich’s BAU trade fair, manufacturers will be presenting their building innovations. During the fair, Stylepark together with Detail and Arch+ will be casting a glance at current research and construction projects.

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The Caged Voyeur
The Caged Voyeur
by Adeline Seidel | 12 January 2015

For the very first time it has devolved to two architects to design “Das Haus” for the imm cologne. Adeline Seidel spoke to Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu of Shanghai’s Neri & Hu Design and Research Office about their installation “Memory Lane”.

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Seat creatures and clouds of cuttings
Seat creatures and clouds of cuttings
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 08 January 2015

For the third time the “Featured Editions” at imm cologne will be curated by Stylepark. It boasts 14 high-caliber installations by designers such as Werner Aisslinger, Sebastian Herkner and Studio Hannes Wettstein.

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Grounded!
Grounded!
by Stylepark | 08 January 2015

Exciting interviews, articles and information relating to the new floor coverings at Innovations@DOMOTEX: Simply read the “Stylepark Paper” on DOMOTEX 2015!

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 Tutto è progetto!
Tutto è progetto!
by Sara Bertsche | 06 January 2015

Based in Veneto, luminaire manufacturer Foscarini relies wholly on the strength of design. Instead of developing models itself, the company has devised a system whereby it selects convincing designs from projects.

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Milan is realigning
Milan is realigning
by Thomas Edelmann | 03 January 2015

The organizers of the Milan Furniture Fair have given themselves a new structure. And Italian manufacturers and brands are also in the midst of change. The outlook for 2015.

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2 0 1 5
2 0 1 5
by Thomas Wagner | 01 January 2015

And the calendar has once again moved on a number. And once again there’s a new four-figure digit to digest. So what’s behind the numbers 20 and 15?

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Mika  Barr
Mika
Barr
29 December 2014

: is a design entrepreneur and she has her textiles “wrinkle” in their very own way.

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Afro-Functionalism –   architecture from and for Africa
Afro-Functionalism –
architecture from and for Africa
by Jeremy Gaines | 26 December 2014

Africa’s cities are growing super-fast. So what can the small and ingenious architectural solutions contribute that many commentators so applaud? Jeremy Gaines did a reality check and explains what Africa’s cities need most.

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Behind Swedish curtains
Behind Swedish curtains
by Martina Metzner | 24 December 2014

In his book “Ett Hem” painter Carl Larsson talks about the way that Swedes used to live about a century back. What has remained of their predilection for adorning their homes? A trip to Stockholm provides some answers.

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Highfliers and service design: Bogotá
Highfliers and service design: Bogotá
by Michael Erlhoff | 22 December 2014

Bogotá, a place for design? And the answer is clearly "yes". Above all as regards the many service providers in Colombia’s capital.

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Tuk-tuks, daladalas   and super-highways
Tuk-tuks, daladalas
and super-highways
by Jeremy Gaines | 19 December 2014

Africa is urbanizing faster than any other continent. But tends to be forgotten in the debates on ubran mobility. Perhaps because the challenges are too great? Or perhaps because we aren’t being imaginative enough.

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10 x high-tech for floors
10 x high-tech for floors
by Martina Metzner | 19 December 2014

Be it digital prints, nanotech or biocomposites: the new floorings come with all sorts of extra technological features. We checked out ten exciting innovations in floor coverings.

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The world of the 113 football fields
The world of the 113 football fields
by Christian Holl | 17 December 2014

Would anyone think that bad performances in a provincial theater are a reason to issue laws stating that plays can only be staged in the big theaters? Things are different in architecture. In our new column on “Building in Germany” Christian Holl sets out to find out why.

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With our best wishes!
With our best wishes!
15 December 2014

The Stylepark Gift Suggestions for a merry Christmas and a happy 2015!

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Kaschkasch
Kaschkasch
14 December 2014

: design objects that can more than you would expect.

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Design like a rock
Design like a rock
by Thomas Wagner | 12 December 2014

Design and rock – that is just as much a success story as the “Objects” books by Antonia Henschel and Trademark Publishing. This year, the publishing arm of Frankfurt agency “Sign Kommunikation”, which works on specific projects with Stylepark, has once again brought out some exciting new books.

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Patterns for creative regeneration
Patterns for creative regeneration
by Annette Tietenberg | 10 December 2014

Horst P. Horst’s fashion photography is world famous. Now a hitherto unknown facet of his oeuvre is being unveiled as part of a major retrospective at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum: his playful use of patterns of nature.

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Floors make the space
Floors make the space
by Martina Metzner | 08 December 2014

The right floor covering can appreciably enhance a building’s quality. We present five good examples: A high school in Ergolding, a PR agency in Toronto, a residence for art lovers in Turnhout, Belgium, a maternity ward in Essen and an art forum complete with bar installation in Düsseldorf.

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The future of  3D printing
The future of
3D printing
by Martina Metzner | 05 December 2014

At the Euromold trade fair new technologies and materials for 3D printing inspired the imagination of engineers and designers alike. Martina Metzner sums up the latest trends.

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Sulky with a third wheel:  the Bond Bug
Sulky with a third wheel:
the Bond Bug
by Thomas Wagner | 03 December 2014

Must a car always have four wheels? Not at all. The “Bond Bug” not only proves that three’s enough, but also has quite a sassy feel to it. But the question remains – why is it that nature has not spawned any three-legged creatures?

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