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Healing light,  less medication
Healing light,
less medication
by Katharina Sommer | 09 February 2016

Let there be light: The Charité Hospital in Berlin is currently conducting research into how the ambiance in a room affects patients’ recovery.

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In our bathing suit  we’re all equals
In our bathing suit
we’re all equals
by Adeline Seidel | 08 February 2016

In the current debate on affordable urban housing that meets the inhabitants’ quality expectations it certainly bears casting a glance at Harry Glück’s buildings.

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Gunnar Søren Petersen
Gunnar Søren Petersen
07 February 2016

: goes to festivals and folds up furniture

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Frankfurt Off-Field
Frankfurt Off-Field
05 February 2016

New housing? Clueless politicians.
A commentary by Jeremy Gaines.

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A question of balance
A question of balance
02 February 2016

Marie Christine Dorner is convinced that a piece of furniture must look good from all sides, even from below. Uta Abendroth talked with the interior architect and designer about her new creations for Ligne Roset.

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Get knotted!
Get knotted!
01 February 2016

A carpet like a piece of desert, Astroturf for the children’s room, and any amount of color for carpets: What Piero Lissoni and Vanessa Brady noticed when wandering round the Domotex.

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Please swap partners
Please swap partners
01 February 2016

“Kin” is the name of the family of storage units that Mathias Hahn designed for Zeitraum. The units are made of solid wood, so the designer reveals in conversation with Martina Metzner, and function just as well on their own as they do individually.

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Helping hallways
Helping hallways
by Adeline Seidel | 01 February 2016

Living space is precious, which is why hallways are often cramped and dark. But entrances can be inviting, uncluttered and elegant if you want them to be.

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Velvet and yearning
Velvet and yearning
by Sandra Hofmeister | 29 January 2016

Be it new designs or re-issued classics: velvet covers were omnipresent at the imm cologne. But why?

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Hello, welcome, I am Jean Paul Gaultier
Hello, welcome, I am Jean Paul Gaultier
by Annette Tietenberg | 27 January 2016

The Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective at the Hypo-Kulturstiftung art gallery in Munich shows why fashion is increasingly present(ed) in museums and art institutions: Haute couturiers not only appeal to a larger audience, but also change the nature of displays.

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Sliced  chair
Sliced
chair
25 January 2016

It’s back: “Slice” by Pierre Charpin. Martina Metzner spoke to the French designer about his unusual armchair.

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As time goes by
As time goes by
by Adeline Seidel | 22 January 2016

Revivals, evergreens and many colors: imm cologne 2016 likes sending its visitors time traveling. Since it is becoming ever harder to offer something really new, the option is to resort to the archive and refine things.

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Highbrow discussions by the fireside
Highbrow discussions by the fireside
22 January 2016

For the fourth time Stylepark, together with AD Magazin and Marc Meiré, invited guests from the worlds of design, architecture, and art to a soirée on the first day of the imm cologne fair: They enjoyed it until the early hours of the morning.

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Rip-off hunter, Card players,  and a bird
Rip-off hunter, Card players,
and a bird
22 January 2016

Playing boule at Pulpo, pulling teeth out at e15 and you could easily lose your bearings in the Conmoto kaleidoscope: the stage was set for the Featured Editions at the imm cologne.

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Woven, not tufted
Woven, not tufted
21 January 2016

Hella Jongerius goes for carpets: Uta Abendroth spoke to the designer about her five new models for Danskina.

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Flooring stories
Flooring stories
by Uta Abendroth | 19 January 2016

Floors are getting whiter and parquets now have a face: A tour of the Domotex.

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Lowdensity Polyethylene
Lowdensity Polyethylene
by Thomas Wagner | 18 January 2016

In the guise of “LDPE” Julian Faulhaber has produced a quite extraordinary photobook.

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The gateway to the world  and its genius loci
The gateway to the world
and its genius loci
18 January 2016

Safety first: Michael Baumgarten at Christoph Mäckler Architekten talked with Katharina Sommer about architectural design processes and security systems for new airports.

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Networked, but disenchanted
Networked, but disenchanted
18 January 2016

Smart lighting, bankrupt electricians and photographed butter dishes: On the advantages and disadvantages of networked homes. Developer Martin Walter in conversation with Thomas Edelmann.

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More than light and luminaires
More than light and luminaires
by Sara Bertsche | 15 January 2016

Healing light, technologies for intelligent buildings and solutions for energy management that have been well thought-through. We have summarized the highlights of this year’s Light + Building for you.

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Fabric as therapy
Fabric as therapy
by Martina Metzner | 15 January 2016

While textured surfaces for wallpapers, upholstery fabrics and curtains are causing a real stir, the motto of “Well-Being 4.0” is intended to show how textiles can promote calm and relaxation. A tour of Frankfurt’s Heimtextil trade fair.

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Al dente!
Al dente!
14 January 2016

Alfredo Häberli interpretiert Belottis „Spaghetti Chair“.

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One-point perspective
One-point perspective
14 January 2016

Giulio Cappellini ponders colors and shapes.

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A little bit of hocus-pocus
A little bit of hocus-pocus
14 January 2016

Pascal Bosetti takes to the stage as a magician.

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Lousy fakes
Lousy fakes
14 January 2016

Philipp Mainzer goes hunting copycats of the Backenzahn stool.

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3,637,682,549,757,080
3,637,682,549,757,080
14 January 2016

Alex Bergman loves combinations.

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Galactic Pentagon
Galactic Pentagon
14 January 2016

Neven and Sanja Kovačić float in a different sphere.

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Take your seats!
Take your seats!
14 January 2016

Cazzaniga Mandelli Pagliarulo swing at giddy heights.

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French Round
French Round
14 January 2016

Sebastian Herkner has a ball of it.

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Funny bird
Funny bird
14 January 2016

Christine Nogtev and Chul Cheong are chirpy.

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Freedom for development
Freedom for development
14 January 2016

Hubert Sanktjohanser doesn’t want to bang his head against a wall.

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Strip!
Strip!
14 January 2016

Kaschkasch reveals all the details.

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Buckle up!
Buckle up!
14 January 2016

On the road with Ana María Calderón Kayser and Sebastian Herkner.

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Carved
Carved
14 January 2016

And Emir Salkic presents the relevant work bench.

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Narrow narratives
Narrow narratives
by Michael Erlhoff | 13 January 2016

All objects, signs and even services are meant to tell stories – and the object as such to disappear.

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How to live?  To build?  To reside?
How to live?
To build?
To reside?
by Thomas Wagner | 12 January 2016

The imm cologne takes place from January 18-24. The Cologne trade fair is very upbeat and with good reason. Although the basic conditions of homes and living are changing.

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The Modest One
The Modest One
by Thomas Wagner | 12 January 2016

Jasper Morrison has been voted A&W Designer 2016. At documenta 8 his “Reuters News Room” already focused on the users and saw him pondering the relationship between them and the media.

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Downhilling!!
Downhilling!!
by Thomas Wagner | 08 January 2016

High-end ski makers by no means just prioritize innovative technologies and materials. Their models boast clear and superlative visual lines, too.

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The place to meet
The place to meet
07 January 2016

During imm cologne 2016, Stylepark is playing the host in the Architects’ Lounge located in Hall 4.2 – an exclusive venue for architects and interior designers.

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Selected manufacturers  imm cologne 2016
Selected manufacturers
imm cologne 2016
07 January 2016

Each year, imm cologne is the first event to present the latest home trends for Europe and overseas. Over 1,200 exhibitors will present their innovations at the furniture fair. An exhibitor schedule presents the most important manufacturers.

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In the ring! imm cologne Featured Editions 2016
In the ring! imm cologne Featured Editions 2016
07 January 2016

Chair on the trapeze, cages made of light, and copy-cats pinned down: The Stylepark-curated “Featured Editions” for the imm cologne 2016 promise once again to offer new angles on design products.

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What’s New
What’s New
07 January 2016

The trade-fair cycle starts to turn again. From January 18-24 the imm cologne opens its doors. We took a quick peek behind them and spotted the one or other novelty.

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Better than demolition
Better than demolition
by Thomas Edelmann | 06 January 2016

It all comes back to Ferdinand Kramer. With the exhibition “Line Form Function”, Frankfurt’s Deutsches Architekturmuseum is presenting a show that is really worth seeing on Kramer’s architectural legacy. At the same time, the City of Frankfurt looks set to abandon this legacy and have the buildings torn down in the near future.

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2016
2016
by Thomas Wagner | 01 January 2016

The numerals have moved on a notch. We’re long since used now to the 20. But what about the sweet little 16?

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Closing Fast 31:  Crossing the Finishing Line
Closing Fast 31:
Crossing the Finishing Line
by Thomas Wagner | 31 December 2015

Today, the year 2015 comes to an end – and today we also cross that finishing line.

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Closing fast 30:  Concrete heaven
Closing fast 30:
Concrete heaven
by Adeline Seidel | 30 December 2015

Gisela Erlacher’ series of photographs shows how residual spaces can create free scope.

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Closing fast 29: Happy Hours
Closing fast 29:
Happy Hours
by Thomas Wagner | 29 December 2015

In the run-up to New Year’s Eve you quickly realize what it was you always felt you simply had to own: a portable bar hamper for the road.

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Closing fast 28:   The Great Rupture
Closing fast 28:
The Great Rupture
by Sara Bertsche | 28 December 2015

With his “Grande Cretto”, Italian artist Alberto Burri has created a monument to and for the Sicilian town of Gibellina.

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Closing fast 27:  Drops of light
Closing fast 27:
Drops of light
by Martina Metzner | 27 December 2015

The”Melt and recreate” luminaire by Siri Bahlenberg and Sofia Bergfeldt is a good lesson in the eternal cycle of emerging and passing.

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Closing fast 26:  Secret joy
Closing fast 26:
Secret joy
by Thomas Wagner | 26 December 2015

The myth would have it that rebel Sisyphus is condemned to constantly roll a huge boulder up a hill, yet when he reaches the top the rock goes rolling back down again. Today, he goes about a similar occupation.

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Closing fast 25: Tea is now brewed using dragon water
Closing fast 25:
Tea is now brewed
using dragon water
by Thomas Wagner | 25 December 2015

A kettle can whistle, be it like a bird or a dragon. Something Michael Graves certainly knew.

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Closing fast 24: Bikinis and mountains
Closing fast 24:
Bikinis and mountains
by Adeline Seidel | 24 December 2015

Do you dance in your bikini round the mountains at Christmas? Or prefer to spend it writing postcards?

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Closing fast 23:  Born to be wild
Closing fast 23:
Born to be wild
by Thomas Wagner | 23 December 2015

For all those men who don’t want to wait till Spring comes: “The Ride” has already shifted up a gear.

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Closing fast 22:   Knotted parody
Closing fast 22:
Knotted parody
by Martina Metzner | 22 December 2015

A carpet by the duo Veli + Amos wittily undermines media self-adoration and the use of patterns.

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Press and shower
Press and shower
22 December 2015

With the new “Axor One” control unit for Axor, the Hansgrohe SE design brand, showering is simpler and more intuitive. Designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby explain just how in conversation with Martina Metzner.

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Closing fast 21: Still alive...
Closing fast 21:
Still alive...
by Thomas Wagner | 21 December 2015

Ikea brings people together at the Christmas table. And call it “Gästaurant”.

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Closing fast 20:  A far cry from art
Closing fast 20:
A far cry from art
by Thomas Wagner | 20 December 2015

In museum stores, different ages and worlds mix unabashedly, such that Munch’s “Scream” can easily become the latest rage.

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Closing fast 19: From the diary of the eye
Closing fast 19:
From the diary of the eye
by Thomas Wagner | 19 December 2015

There can be surprises when early and contemporary paintings of one and the same artist meet up – as in the case of Rolf-Gunter Dienst.

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Closing Fast 18: Even Dionysus needs a mirror
Closing Fast 18:
Even Dionysus needs a mirror
by Thomas Wagner | 18 December 2015

“Handle with Care” is the latest addition to Antonia Henschel’s series of “Objects” – this time they’re made of glass, china and ceramic.

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Closing fast 17: Kaamos needs musiikki
Closing fast 17:
Kaamos needs musiikki
by Adeline Seidel | 17 December 2015

Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has had an entire set of “typically Finnish” emojis designed – the first country to take such a step.

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Linen for tranquility
Linen for tranquility
17 December 2015

“Das Stue” in Berlin boasts a colorful and varied interior. Uta Abendroth talked to Eugenia Linares of LVG Arquitectura about their design concept for the hotel.

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Closing fast 16:  The Magnificent Seven for Arne  or against Arne?
Closing fast 16:
The Magnificent Seven for Arne
or against Arne?
by Thomas Wagner | 16 December 2015

Is all the song and dance of staging things now affecting design or do classics need a makeover now and again?

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Greener than ever
Greener than ever
by Uta Abendroth | 16 December 2015

The Heimtextil trade fair is prioritizing the topic "Sustainability": with a “Green Directory” guidance system and a total of 125 exhibitors in this section.

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Sander Wassink
Sander Wassink
15 December 2015

: is a design nomad and explores the culture of the global economy

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Closing fast 15:  Passage through the superstructure
Closing fast 15:
Passage through the superstructure
by Thomas Wagner | 15 December 2015

Artist Stephan Huber has created many fantastics map. And they’re now all brought together in his “world atlas".

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A press-of-the-button  comfort zone
A press-of-the-button
comfort zone
by Uta Abendroth | 15 December 2015

The Heimtextil, takes place in Frankfurt/Main from January 12-15, 2016, and thus on different days than in the past, highlights the topics of "Sustainability", “Well-Being 4.0” and "Hospitality".

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Closing fast 14:  Grid supports tenacity
Closing fast 14:
Grid supports tenacity
by Adeline Seidel | 14 December 2015

In Rotterdam the Timmerhuis designed by Rem Koolhaas and his OMA is fast closing on turnkey.

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Closing fast 13:  In a world of labels
Closing fast 13:
In a world of labels
by Thomas Wagner | 13 December 2015

Meß mer’n Tee with a spoon for measuring out the tea or enjoying the taste of snow? What we can learn from the literature on branded goods.

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Closing fast 12:   Tranquility, movement, repetition
Closing fast 12:
Tranquility, movement, repetition
by Thomas Wagner | 12 December 2015

An attentive viewer will constantly find something new and surprising in Christiane Schlosser’s drawings.

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Closing fast 11:  Refined discoloration
Closing fast 11:
Refined discoloration
by Sara Bertsche | 11 December 2015

When it’s time for a color switchover on the Pedrali furniture production line, there are various surprising side-effects in the injection molding plant.

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Once there was more ...
Once there was more ...
11 December 2015

The Stylepark team recommends special gifts, has any number of good wishes, and is busy handing out lots of tinsel, too.

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