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Summer time: Grace by Samuel Wilkinson for Emu
Summer time: Grace by Samuel Wilkinson for Emu
05 April 2014

There simply can’t be too much garden furniture. To enjoy a cup of coffee or a drink outside you don’t need some super seating set, but a table and a chair, simply and practical, colorful and stable.

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Spanish sophistication: Aballs by Jaime Hayon
Spanish sophistication: Aballs by Jaime Hayon
04 April 2014

Hard to beat this for perfection: reflective ceramics, polished brass, radiant balls made of hand-blown glass – and Hey Presto you have an exquisite luminaire.

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Going local: Tatiana Bilbao
Going local: Tatiana Bilbao
by Sophia Walk | 03 April 2014

Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao makes buildings that sensitively engage with the specifics of the locations where they are erected. The result is an architecture that is pleasantly bemusing.

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In command on the digital bridge
In command on the digital bridge
by Thomas Edelmann | 02 April 2014

It all starts with switches that can be networked and electronic electricity meters. But there’s much more besides: Things around us are supposed to be coordinated and controlled via networked systems. A critical eye on new technology - and its opportunities for the future.

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Smart Cities –  Big Data, Civic Hackers,  and The Quest For A New Utopia
Smart Cities –
Big Data, Civic Hackers,
and The Quest For A New Utopia
by Anthony M. Townsend | 01 April 2014

In the cities of tomorrow high-tech networks are expected to make everyday life a lot easier. But the more complex the systems become, the more error-prone they get. Anthony M. Townsend confronts us with the extremely fragile systems of permanent enhancing efficiency.

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Simply divine: Kvadrat’s fabric festivities
Simply divine: Kvadrat’s fabric festivities
01 April 2014

It’s 30 years since Finn Skjödt premiered “Divina” for Kvadrat. To celebrate the fabric’s jubilee the Danish textile manufacturer has put together an exhibition for which it asked 24 designers to interpret the fabric in their own personal way.

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Public   Space Inc.
Public
Space Inc.
by Andreas Ruby | 01 April 2014

The Springer media corporation seeks to take its place alongside the likes of Facebook and Google. Which is why it’s having OMA design a new headquarters: a monument that can be used as an office building.

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Lights on at e15: North by Eva Marguerre and Marcel Besau
Lights on at e15: North by Eva Marguerre and Marcel Besau
01 April 2014

Life around the famous "Backenzahn" is getting bright: e15 is launching a luminaire collection. Including “North” by Eva Marguerre and Marcel Besau. Martina Metzner chatted with the designers and with e15 MD Philipp Mainzer on the fun and frustration of light.

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Arik Levy for Lasvit: crystals from a different world
Arik Levy for Lasvit: crystals from a different world
by Thomas Wagner | 31 March 2014

Can pendant luminaires really look as if they weren’t made of glass but of “Kryptonite”, the magic green crystals from Superman’s home planet? Arik Levy is certain they can.

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Architecture with an encore: Rojkind Arquitectos
Architecture with an encore: Rojkind Arquitectos
by Sophia Walk | 31 March 2014

In a previous life Michel Rojkind played the drums for “La Gente Normal”, one of Mexico’s hottest rock bands. Luckily for us, he didn’t stay in music but decided to make architecture instead.

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Chair genius: PP Møbler + Carl Hansen & Søn celebrate Hans J. Wegner
Chair genius: PP Møbler + Carl Hansen & Søn celebrate Hans J. Wegner
31 March 2014

There’s still much to be discovered about Hans Jørgensen Wegner, who would have turned 100 this April.

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Studio image: Maarten Van Severen, OMA and Lensvelt
Studio image: Maarten Van Severen, OMA and Lensvelt
31 March 2014

Lensvelt makes furniture and OMA creates an illusion – presenting early designs by Belgium’s Maarten Van Severen, who died in 2005.

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A step up in life: Mono by Steffen Kehrle
A step up in life: Mono by Steffen Kehrle
31 March 2014

With “Mono” Steffen Kehrle is presenting a polyethylene stepstool for Richard Lampert. Practically offers you a step up in life.

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Selected exhibitors Milan Design Week 2014
Selected exhibitors
Milan Design Week 2014
31 March 2014

The 53rd edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile is ready to go from 8th to 13th April, along with the biennial EuroCucina and International Bathroom Exhibition. Amazing designs can also be found at the showrooms across the city. A list of selected exhibitors shows which manufacturers are to be found where.

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Museum with a hair-do
Museum with a hair-do
by Arquine Magazine | 30 March 2014

The new Jumex Museum in Mexico City by Chipperfield Architects speaks a pleasant, restrained architectural language.

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The Mexican storyteller
The Mexican storyteller
by Sophia Walk | 30 March 2014

Ricardo Casas is one of Mexico’s industrial designers committed to experimental interior design. In his work he makes use of wood in very many ways and in the process tells stories about spaces.

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Stone or what? – Nendo for Glas Italia
Stone or what? – Nendo for Glas Italia
29 March 2014

It could be marble, but it’s glass – painted, that is. Dreamed up Oki Sato at Nendo for Glas Italia. The collection’s called “Brushstroke” and consists of seven tables and a bench.

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Views from behind: Nivola by Roberto Lazzeroni for Poltrona Frau
Views from behind: Nivola by Roberto Lazzeroni for Poltrona Frau
29 March 2014

Small, superior groups of seats are back in vogue. As the experts at Poltrona Frau well know: With “Nivola” they’re launching a high-end ensemble that will take center stage.

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