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Locomotive Breath
Locomotive Breath
by Ralf Wollheim | 29 January 2014

Wildau Technical University of Applied Sciences stands on the grounds of what was once Europe’s largest locomotive factory. The old and new buildings together form a highly attractive campus on Berlin’s doorstep.

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Wood that’s not made of wood
Wood that’s not made of wood
by Michiko Wemmje | 29 January 2014

When do we regard things as authentic? Take wood that’s no longer wood, for example, and flooring that looks precisely like wood – how does this make us feel? What are the limitations to emulating natural materials, disassociating them from their familiar contexts and advancing them functionally? Architects Lars Krückeberg, Titus Bernhard, Günter Katherl and Dirk Zweering teamed up with architectural critic Angelika Fitz to debate these and similar issues in the context of “Innovations@Domotex”.

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Feel the three dimensional qualities beneath your feet
Feel the three dimensional qualities beneath your feet
by Uta Abendroth | 27 January 2014

What is of interest to a designer at a trade fair like the Domotex in Hanover? Uta Abendroth accompanied Petra Blaisse, founder of Amsterdam studio Inside Outside, on a tour of the fair and discussed traditiony, art works and inspiration with her. Oh, and good taste, as well.

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N minus X –  to read is to learn, part 4
N minus X –
to read is to learn, part 4
by Thomas Wagner | 26 January 2014

To get to the end. We’ve almost worked our way through the stack. At the very bottom there’s a volume that should not go unmentioned. It describes and construes democracy as a challenge, visually, too.

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You need the right opportunities to create the new
You need the right opportunities to create the new
by Thomas Edelmann | 24 January 2014

Simon Collezione was presented in a new look at the imm cologne. Entrepreneur Dino Gavina and architect Carlo Scarpa shaped the collection that now belongs to Cassina. Thomas Edelmann spoke to Tobia Scarpa about his father, mayonnaise and opportunities for trying out the new.

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N minus X –  to read is to learn, part 3
N minus X –
to read is to learn, part 3
by Thomas Wagner | 23 January 2014

The stack’s getting smaller, but the work of remembering what was left lying is not yet at an end. Because quite a lot has accumulated as regards architecture and the museum.



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When roof tiles morph into a bar stool
When roof tiles morph into a bar stool
by Leyla Basaran | 22 January 2014

Be it lightweight wooden tables, noodles shaped like flower blossoms, or old roof tiles as part of seats: the [D³] Contest and the college booths in Hall 1 at the imm cologne showed young designers prioritizing flexibility and sustainability. New 3D printing methods are driving the manufacturing process.

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Topped our expactations
Topped our expactations
21 January 2014

At this year’s Domotex, visitors were able to find out all about new floor coverings – in special zones, through guided tours and in the form of debates among expert at the Innovations@Domotex. Stylepark talked with the exhibitors and visitors about the new concept.

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Colorful dishes, perfectly seasoned
Colorful dishes, perfectly seasoned
by Martina Metzner | 20 January 2014

Furniture design in a swirl of colors: At the imm cologne designers and manufacturers have dipped deep into pots of color and mixed up any number of great tones. We checked out what worlds of color are competing with each other.

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N minus X –  to read is to learn, part 2
N minus X –
to read is to learn, part 2
by Thomas Wagner | 19 January 2014

The pile still hasn’t been cleared. But I’m tempted by what I haven’t yet seen or read. So let’s keep looking. This time in the direction of photography and drawing.

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A brighter Modernism
A brighter Modernism
by Thomas Wagner | 17 January 2014

The imm cologne 2014 is highly diverse. Color brings a touch of friendliness to interiors everywhere, designers and manufacturers alike wallow in superbly finished woods and rely on materials such as copper and brass. Instead of going for the new, they’ve updated the tried-and-true. And revitalized Modernism.

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Fireside chats
Fireside chats
17 January 2014

Trade fairs are not only catwalks for products. People also meet here. On the evening of the first day, AD magazine, Stylepark and Marc Meiré invited designers, manufacturers, artists, intermediaries and journalists to Marc Meiré’s house to swap notes on what’s to be seen and to debate what the pressing current issues are.

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N minus X – to read is to learn, part 1
N minus X – to read is to learn, part 1
by Thomas Wagner | 15 January 2014

Each time a new year begins, one is beset by a strange sense of disquiet. As though we needed to fight off a virus, we start tidying up. And in so doing, come across piles of books that deserve to be ignored no longer. So, here we go – let’s take a look at what we’ve got.

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Ground jewels
Ground jewels
by Uta Abendroth | 14 January 2014

There was a time when floor coverings were called carpets, parquet or tiles. Today, the term is “trend floor coverings” or simply “fashion items”. We visited the Domotex fair and now know and what takes off when it gets floored.

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Eye-catching concept
Eye-catching concept
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 14 January 2014

The Featured Editions at imm cologne, curated by Stylepark together with the trade fair’s team led by Creative Director Dick Spierenburg, offers a marvelous wealth of original ideas.

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Hot stuff
Hot stuff
by Martina Metzner | 14 January 2014

Hurly-burly in the morning in Hall 11.2 at the imm cologne – Fire! A performance in the hall with Italian exhibitors such as B & B Italia, Poliform or MDF?

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Wool instead of sheet metal
Wool instead of sheet metal
by Thomas Wagner | 13 January 2014

When old Porsche wear sweater. Werner Aisslinger, the A&W Designer of the Year 2014, in the exhibition space decorated to his honor in the rooms of the Kölnischen Kunstvereins.

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