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Kalashnikov with gold edging - The Fragiles exhibition at Design Miami
Kalashnikov with gold edging - The Fragiles exhibition at Design Miami
by Vera Siegmund | 20 December 2007

Be it a collector's cup, a porcelain figure, crystal glass or your favorite plate, it is often the fragile things with which we surround ourselves that could be souvenirs, commodities or cult objects. As transient as they are, they still have a fetish character. And it was this which was right at the forefront of the Fragiles exhibition. Curated by publishers "Die Gestalten Verlag", more than 50 designers and artists presented their mainly figurative glass, porcelain and ceramic visions at this exhibition as part of the Design Miami show.

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Smelting ideas - The glassLAB at Design Miami
Smelting ideas - The glassLAB at Design Miami
by Vera Siegmund | 20 December 2007

In Miami, where Art Basel and Design Miami take place simultaneously, art and design take a look at each other's playing hand and each tries to outdo the other with a perfect performance. In this glossy atmosphere, the idea of showing products live as they are being created and showing designers at work looks refreshingly unpretentious.

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The Design Annual - inside: showtime
The Design Annual - inside: showtime
by Claudia Beckmann | 12 December 2007

Messe Frankfurt and Stylepark are pleased to invite you to the third issue of The Design Annual, which will take place in the Festhalle Frankfurt am Main between July 4th and 7th, 2008. With over 10,000 visitors, the event was a great success in June 2007 and we expect nothing less next year.

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New celestial bodies by Flos
New celestial bodies by Flos
by Vera Siegmund | 11 December 2007

Look up and you see the heavens. And the sheer variety of what you can see there is something Italian luminaire maker FLOS has reinterpreted time and time again and with great poetry. With luminiares by legendary designers - including Achille Castiglioni, Antonio Citterio, Jasper Morrison, Philippe Starck and Patricia Urquiola - the company established in 1962 has brought profane living space closer to the celestial lights.

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Gira - Getting to the Point
Gira - Getting to the Point
by Vera Siegmund | 11 December 2007

From HVACR and door communication to music and light control - Gira designs switch units for overall building management. The Profil 55 function strip, for example, is a wall-mounted expansion module that boasts than can be equipped with over two hundred functions - from sockets, timers, and dimmers to sensors - without the wall having to be prised open every time.

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A colourful show - Jaime Hayon designs shoes for Camper
A colourful show - Jaime Hayon designs shoes for Camper
by Claudia Beckmann | 11 December 2007

When, in the early nineties, all the major brands started using the same design format for all their stores and showrooms in the main metropolitan shopping areas, Spanish cult shoe label Camper did things differently, investing in identity through diversity.

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Of light and other sources of inspiration - LUX8 by Foscarini
Of light and other sources of inspiration - LUX8 by Foscarini
by Vera Siegmund | 04 December 2007

Foscarini is not only an Italian luminaire manufacturer but also a supplier of insights into the multifarious aspects of light, which they gather in a variety of ways and, time and again, show that light is not just light: lighting determines the character of a room and interprets it in a certain way. Foscarini are extremely sensitive when it comes to registering these different moods and in moulding them into luminaires, the designs of which embody the different requirements placed on them with great clarity and precision.

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contractworld in Hanover from 12 to 15 January 2008
contractworld in Hanover from 12 to 15 January 2008
by Vera Siegmund | 04 December 2007

The highlight of the event, which is held annually within the framework of DOMOTEX, the world fair for floor coverings, is the presentation of the contractworld.awards, the most lucrative architecture prize worth a total of € 50,000.

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Fredrik Mattsons Swedish Profundity
Fredrik Mattson's Swedish Profundity
by Sandra Hofmeister | 01 December 2007

He plays piano in a jazz band, is a trained carpenter, and studied design in Stockholm: His friends like to call Fredrik Mattson the Chick Corea of Swedish design; although a mere 35 years old this Nordic talent, humorous yet serious has already received many prizes. Only recently Mattson received a Red Dot and some time ago the Golden Chair.

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Savoir faire - Ligne Roset at Art Basel | Miami Beach
Savoir faire - Ligne Roset at Art Basel | Miami Beach
by Vera Siegmund | 28 November 2007

200 galleries from all over the world are specially selected for the art event. And this time, there is a furniture manufacturer from France in their midst. Together with the internationally celebrated designers, the Bouroullec brothers, Ligne Roset is furnishing the Art Collectors Lounge and the Art Guest Lounge at the art show.

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Design made in Türkiye
Design made in Türkiye
by Vera Siegmund | 28 November 2007

In Istanbul a young and very vibrant design scene starting emerging a few years back and it definitely goes about things with a fresh and witty approach on two continents. It has absolutely nothing to do with ethno-design. Turkish designers are interested in the same questions as their Western colleagues. Aziz Sariyer, the founder of the label Derin Design, puts it clearly as follows: "If I design a toothbrush, why does it have to be Turkish?"

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Prize-winning trade fair stand by Nya Nordiska
Prize-winning trade fair stand by Nya Nordiska
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 27 November 2007

The bizarre towers rose to a height of 6.5 meters underneath which visitors could wander - like in a stage setting for Gulliver's Travels. Seating elements in the form of sloping circular cylinders offered places to sit and gaze up at the lengths of gathered material comprising the textile sculptures.

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Show locally, design globally - Doshi Levien
Show locally, design globally - Doshi Levien
by Vera Siegmund | 22 November 2007

When Patrizia Moroso, Creative Director at Moroso, read an article about the pair in a magazine, she wanted to meet "these lovely people" straight away. And, what a coincidence, that very same day a beautiful envelope arrived from India. Ten days later, they met in London - Patrizia Moroso and the designer duo Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien.

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Alice in the Restaurant - Jaime Hayons interior design for La Terraza del Casino
Alice in the Restaurant - Jaime Hayon's interior design for La Terraza del Casino
by Vera Siegmund | 22 November 2007

If things could talk, the sound backdrop of the newly opened restaurant Terraza del Casino in Madrid would consist of the excitedly cheerful chatter of a class of children on a school trip. Although the things remain silent, they still tell a great deal and vividly quote one style or another.

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Poul Kjærholms PKs by Fritz Hansen
Poul Kjærholm's PKs by Fritz Hansen
by Vera Siegmund | 22 November 2007

What do the MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the NACT, the National Art Center , have in common? In both cases the seating in the visitor areas comes from Denmark and is as prominent as its designers.

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Milled worlds by scopulus
Milled worlds by scopulus
16 November 2007

Materialworks Zoom: Milled geo relief - workshop report by the company scopulus

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True quality stands the test of time
True quality stands the test of time
by Vera Siegmund | 15 November 2007

German furniture maker ClassiCon has an unmistakable feel for the right timeless design. The company has set itself the task not of pinpointing fashionable trends and styles, but rather designs that outlast current trends and win people over with their timeless quality.

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Do you sometimes wear your armchair inside out?
Do you sometimes wear your armchair inside out?
by Vera Siegmund | 15 November 2007

This is how it must feel if you were to walk into a cloud. White and fluffy. A little more than nothing and very light. You dive in and start to float.
At first glance it is difficult to discern the material properties of these ethereal volumes. Feathers, flakes of foam, snow crystals, not to mention some kind of high-tech fiber - it could be many things. What seems to come from another world consists of millions of perfectly ordinary paper tissues.

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Mae Wests red lips - BD offers pure extravagance from Dalí to Jaime Hayon
Mae West's red lips - BD offers pure extravagance from Dalí to Jaime Hayon
by Vera Siegmund | 05 November 2007

They produce legends - and are themselves a legend. In Spanish, you don't need anything more than two letters: BD. Meaning, Ediciones de Diseño Barcelona. They boldly cross the borders between art and design, just as the designers of their products did. And when big names, stories and emotions are involved, objects become unforgettable.

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The design sky over Kortrijk - Opening of Gallery 113 by Arne Quinze
The design sky over Kortrijk - Opening of Gallery 113 by Arne Quinze
by Claudia Beckmann | 05 November 2007

If someone can design anything at all, then he will design it: Arne Quinze takes on everything, be it furniture, sports shoes, art objects or luxury hotels. Most of all he would even like to design his very own city one day - all in his style. And that is truly concise.

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The new Citterio M Collection from Axor
The new Citterio M Collection from Axor
by Vera Siegmund | 02 November 2007

Ever since 2001 Axor has been managed by Philippe Grohe, grandson of company founder Hans Grohe, and following Philippe Starck and Jean-Marie Massaud it has now been the turn of architect and designer Antonio Citterio to work for Axor - devising the series named after him with the mysterious "M", which stands for modernity, metropolis and Milan.

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From the surface to deep down in the material -Material Vision in Frankfurt
From the surface to deep down in the material -Material Vision in Frankfurt
by Claudia Beckmann | 02 November 2007

"The basis of the shape memory effect is a thermal-elastic, martensitic transformation in the structure of the alloy." The designer might well think that "shape memory effect" sounds exciting. But what does it actually mean in technical terms? In most cases that is the cue for endless research on the Internet.

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Fundstücke: The Wonderbox
Fundstücke: The Wonderbox
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 01 November 2007

Who is not familiar with the tiresome search for the right stereo system? How do I combine speakers, amplifiers and playback devices best? And how do I find a suitable place in my apartment without having to compromise in terms of space and design?

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Palombas minimalist shower rooms for Kos
Palomba's minimalist shower rooms for Kos
by Vera Siegmund | 29 October 2007

Can you find it pleasant being in the element of water if you are not a fish? How can we enjoy the sensory qualities of cold and hot water as it forms pearls over our skin and bodies? And does the glistening of the light, which breaks in drops or torrents, not refresh our minds and senses?
In order to combine all this into one experience, Ludovica and Roberto Palomba have designed a special piece of architecture, namely a bright and clear room for an enjoyable water experience.

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Wanted: Inventive minds: The new Designpreis Halle 2007
Wanted: Inventive minds: The new Designpreis Halle 2007
by Thomas Wagner | 29 October 2007

Though you cannot see it you can certainly feel it, in its most pleasant form as heat: electric current. But energy forms also develop quite different currents: of thoughts, imagination, water, wind, and people. Even time has its own currents. Identifying fields of energy such as these and developing new applications and strategies from them was the task given to participants in the Designpreis Halle, which was announced for the first time this year.

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The horn-rimmed perspective
The horn-rimmed perspective
by Markus Frenzl | 23 October 2007

For decades now the initials "LC" have been sufficient to conjure up in the minds of architects and designers an impressive work which has characterized the 20th century like almost no other: Be it "Villa Savoye", Ronchamp, "Unité d'Habitation" or Chandigarh, "Modulor", "LC"-armchair or -Chaiselongue - the designs of French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier (1887 bis 1965) rate as milestones in architecture and design history.

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A new kitchen by Poggenpohl and Porsche Design
A new kitchen by Poggenpohl and Porsche Design
by Vera Siegmund | 17 October 2007

Brands are forever changing the world. Is the collaboration between Poggenpohl and Porsche Design? going to do the same? Together the up-market kitchen brand and Ferdinand Porsche's design studio have designed a kitchen, specially for men. In doing so they are catering to the trend whereby more and more are becoming interested in the kitchen and cooking and the "modern kitchen" over the past few years having become a stylish place where it all happens.

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A salute to two seats: MEZZADRO and SELLA turn 50
A salute to two seats: MEZZADRO and SELLA turn 50
by Vera Siegmund | 17 October 2007

What is the likely result if you have a lot of imagination, a strong feeling for shapes- and one day come across a bicycle saddle and some rusty handlebars among your old things? In this case, Picasso's Bull's Head and the story of Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglionis seat SELLA might have taken a similar course.

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Where to put thirteen girls - the Home.Haus by Jürgen Mayer H.
Where to put thirteen girls - the Home.Haus by Jürgen Mayer H.
by Vera Siegmund | 17 October 2007

Next summer, together with five social pedagogues, thirteen girls aged between three and 18 will move from their old domicile in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg to a new home offering sheltered accommodation. In the new building, construction of which is just beginning, they will have twice as much space as previously.

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Matthew Hilton - worthy of an Oscar
Matthew Hilton - worthy of an Oscar
by Vera Siegmund | 17 October 2007

No a Design category does not yet exist for the most famous American movie award. But British designer Matthew Hilton has already received important prizes in his own discipline, for instance in 2006 the Elle Decoration Design Award in the category best furniture design for his pull-out table "Cross? or in 2000 Design Plus for his plastic chair "Wait".

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Abitare il Tempo - The Italian way of Design
Abitare il Tempo - The Italian way of Design
by Vera Siegmund | 08 October 2007

"Madonna!" you are tempted to shout. After all, this year's logo for the legendary fair in Verona resembles a send up of a design icon: With two eyes and a red mouth the black armchair "Up5" (also named "Donna" for its anthropomorphous shape) laughs at the visitor together with "Up6" ("La palla al piede").

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Pixels at their most precious
Pixels at their most precious
by Vera Siegmund | 08 October 2007

Though the term "tile manufacturer" is correct, it does not by any means describe the company Bisazza. The Italian mosaic maker creates real worlds of glitter and glamor. The small, square stones make opulent decoration and thanks to their creating the look of ornamental wallpaper have made a triumphant entry.

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The original behind the series: DESIGN UNIKAT starts business
The original behind the series: DESIGN UNIKAT starts business
by Markus Frenzl | 08 October 2007

For some people, design is "the next big thing? in the art market or even a worthwhile investment option because if is often seen as a hot tip. Not just since Design Miami and Design Miami/Basle collectors have taken an interest in design and realized signed one-offs, early originals, prototypes or limited editions of creations make items worth collecting.

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100% Design in London
100% Design in London
by Vera Siegmund | 08 October 2007

"The Essential 100" guide for this year's 100% Design in London London takes up 20 A4 pages and you can't help wondering how you are supposed to manage even this selection in just three days. Once again from September 20 - 23, London was in design fever.

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I hate camping - Urlaub mit Marcel Wanders
"I hate camping" - Urlaub mit Marcel Wanders
by Sandra Hofmeister | 01 October 2007

Zelt, Wasserball und Rollkoffer: Die neue Puma-Kollektion kultiviert das Lounging in der Natur und spricht vor allem hartnäckige Großstädter an.

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Bouroullec´s World
Bouroullec´s World
by Sophia Muckle | 25 September 2007

Conventions do not appear to be a fixture in the world of Ronan und Erwan Bouroullec , which perhaps explains the brothers' knack for repeatedly surprising the public with their work.

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