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Fixed on the mark
Fixed on the mark
by Uta Abendroth | 01 February 2015

Inga Sempé has dragged the winged armchair into contemporary life – with “Beau Fixe” for Ligne Roset. In an interview with Uta Abendroth, the French designer explains what the design has to do with her childhood, why she likes working in a team, and why she feels attracted to small objects.

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Luminous wallpapers and 3D curtains
Luminous wallpapers and 3D curtains
by Martina Metzner | 30 January 2015

At Heimtextil and imm cologne’s “Pure Textiles” wallpaper suppliers and textile editors are celebrating a gleaming metallic look, 3D structures and all manner of technical features. We present the top ten highlights of the two fairs.

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The freestyle bathroom for the whole family
The freestyle bathroom for the whole family
by Heike Edelmann | 29 January 2015

From the fringes of domestic life to one of its main attractions – it’s hard to imagine any other room whose status has been so thoroughly elevated in our homes over recent decades as the bathroom. Until very recently bathroom designs opted for either opulence or functionality. Today, planners and manufacturers are striving to achieve a symbiosis of the two.

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Joyful stoves and hybrid house mates
Joyful stoves and hybrid house mates
by Thomas Edelmann | 29 January 2015

Planning and the question of your own requirements play a pronounced role when having an oven or fireplace installed. Once you know what you need, the market seems well-structured and clear, despite the seeming infinite choice available.

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The Böhms
The Böhms
by Vera Lisakowski | 29 January 2015

The documentary on the Böhm family is a masterpiece on the psychology of a family in which more or less everything revolves around architecture.

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Refreshing prospects
Refreshing prospects
by Sara Bertsche | 29 January 2015

At the ISH trade fair in Frankfurt new bath designs, smart technologies and energy-efficient building technologies will all be on show. We’ve brought together the most important information on the fair for you.

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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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Observations on the way to the bathroom - part 2
Observations on the way to the bathroom - part 2
by Thomas Wagner | 14 January 2015

What is the purpose of the bathroom or baths? Purification or complete regeneration? And what will the 21st-century bathroom look like? In the second part of our brief cultural history of bathing we move briskly toward the present.

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