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What’s does the number 9 hold in store for us?
What’s does the number 9 hold in store for us?
by Thomas Wagner | 31 December 2008

The number nine is heading straight for us with the inevitability of the calendar. For an entire year, it will be our constant companion behind a two and two noughts. But what kind of a number is nine? What's it made of?

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Live like a German Chancellor
Live like a German Chancellor
by Markus Frenzl | 29 December 2008

Sep Ruf's international breakthrough came with the German Pavilion at the 1958 World Exhibition in Brussels, co-designed jointly by the architect and Egon Eiermann. For a long time, Ruf's fame was confined to the professional world. Now, a major publication of his work has been published to celebrate the centenary of his birth.

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Out and about
Out and about
by Franziska Holzmann | 26 December 2008

Vacation in Iran. The most frequent reaction to this is the question: "Isn't that rather dangerous?" The simple answer is: No it isn't. In fact, you will most probably meet exceptionally friendly and open-minded people. And be overwhelmed by beautiful mosques and palaces, bazaars and teahouses, gardens, deserts and mountains. A picture story from Iran, starting in Teheran.

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On small bits of happiness
On small bits of happiness
by Markus Frenzl | 23 December 2008

Mosaics have been enjoying a renaissance for the past twenty years at least. The beginning of the digital age also marked the start of the triumphal march of the mosaic stone, the smallest element in a complex picture.

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It’s not the era of Leonardo, nowadays you need specialists!
It’s not the era of Leonardo, nowadays you need specialists!
22 December 2008

During the recent Cologne Orgatec, Claudia Beckmann and Thomas Wagner talked with Antonio Citterio about the office of tomorrow, the relevance of research for the design process, and design's social responsibility.

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Light in a tube – KAP designed by Antares
Light in a tube – KAP designed by Antares
by Nina Shell | 20 December 2008

With white, gold, blue and black, shiny aluminium reflectors they create a variety of light effects. KAP is the name of the new built-in spots from Flos Architectural.

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Seen in the Light – Edition Translucence
Seen in the Light – Edition Translucence
by Claudia Beckmann | 19 December 2008

On closer inspection more things in this world than you would initially imagine prove to be translucent - the human skin, plant leaves, paper and even wax. Many creative disciplines have long since been taking advantage of the qualities of transparent materials and make gainful use of the possibilities of specific light modulation, especially in an architectural context.


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All about of carbon
All about of carbon
by Nora Sobich | 18 December 2008

Strong and light: Carbon is the high-flyer. In product design too and even in times when sustainability should play an ever greater role, the industrial material shows its sensational potential.

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Nothing to be sneezed at
Nothing to be sneezed at
by Nora Sobich | 16 December 2008

All the things you can make from industrial cardboard - the material keeps finding new applications in architecture and design.

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Matter, Material, Materialism
Matter, Material, Materialism
by Thomas Wagner | 15 December 2008

Eco-management systems, eco-labels, sustainability certificates – the need for information on ecological aspects of production is growing by the day. Some companies, such as Italian manufacturer Arper, have already pinned proof of the eco-friendliness of their products to their masts.

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It’s the link that matters – Wire Mesh
It’s the link that matters – Wire Mesh
by Claudia Beckmann | 14 December 2008

The term wire mesh initially sounds technical and slightly reserved. However, the possible appearances hiding behind this material are very promising, both in mechanical and aesthetic terms. A picture gallery with selected pieces conveys an idea of the various properties wire mesh can have and how wide its range of possible uses is.

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Great fixture cinema
Great fixture cinema
by Anneke Bokern | 12 December 2008

It's all about feelings. That's how great cinema works. Even when the film is about a sink fixture which plays the protagonist in "Karbon Faucet".

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Connect the nuances in their mind
Connect the nuances in their mind
by Nancy Jehmlich | 10 December 2008

They leave everything else in a creative dead-end. CuldeSac, a 17-strong design team from Valencia, works on various interdisciplinary projects, devising both individual products and complete design concepts at once. And there will be even greater demand for this in the future. We visited CuldeSac in their old and new studio.

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In times of crisis
In times of crisis
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 09 December 2008

The winter issue of Stylepark Magazine for Product Culture addresses the current financial and economic crisis and sheds light on its effects on the design industry. It will be available from December 15 from selected newsagents and as a direct subscription.

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A Quantum of Product Placement
A Quantum of Product Placement
by Claudia Beckmann | 08 December 2008

Down through the years, James Bond has had to endure a lot, has traveled round the world countless times, loved countless women, and overcome at least just as many adversaries. In the course of time, not only have his weapons become more effective, his escape vehicles faster, and his enemies trickier, but Bond himself has morphed. Yet throughout the feel for good design has remained constant.

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No fear of the men in black
No fear of the men in black
by Thomas Wagner | 07 December 2008

Once upon a time they wore suits, white or striped shirts, and bow ties. Today architects, and not just them prefer black. Why? You don't know? A small but amusing book offers insights into how the champions of the discipline turn out - even if they avoid black.

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Jonas Mekas and the discovery of the everyday
Jonas Mekas and the discovery of the everyday
by Thomas Wagner | 04 December 2008

For those who want to get an idea of the New York art scene of the 1960s or independent American cinema, the films of Jonas Mekas are a must. Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and George Maciunas, he filmed all of them, and in so doing always also told his own story with the camera. For those who have seen his movies, music videos are simply clean, slow and boring. Simply mainstream.

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Fundstücke: Architecture for chairs
Fundstücke: Architecture for chairs
by Sandra Hofmeister | 04 December 2008

Ben van Berkel's "MyChair" has the wherewithal to become a classic, which makes spatial relationships its own.

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