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Beijing Landing
Beijing Landing
by Claudia Beckmann | 04 November 2010

In the form of the Beijing Design Week, China intends to play a prime part in the future international design circus. "Design Landing" is the motto of the first edition, which will launch in September 2011.


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The Return of the Phone Booth
The Return of the Phone Booth
by Nina Reetzke | 02 November 2010

Phone booths have more or less vanished from public space. Yet now they are returning in a changed shape - in offices. While they once served to provide access to phones, phone boxes now offer a touch of privacy in the world of today's open-plan offices.


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Suddenly Spain is Japanese and Japan a little Spanish
Suddenly Spain is Japanese and Japan a little Spanish
by Silke Gehrmann-Becker | 01 November 2010

Spanish design collective CuldeSac has come up with a special idea for an exhibition for Tokyo Designers Week: "Made in JAPAIN - The true story of Spanish Design" uses a comic to convey a fantastic tale of interculturality.


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The architect as a moderator of change
The architect as a moderator of change
by Abby Bussel | 31 October 2010

With the exhibition "Small Scale, Big Change", the Museum of Modern Art in New York City is honoring socially motivated architecture from around the world. On display are eleven projects which, detached from the mainstream, help to improve local living conditions. As meager as the means may in some cases be, the impact this commitment to building has is astonishing.


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Kaleidoscopic urban planning
Kaleidoscopic urban planning
by Mathias Remmele | 29 October 2010

The exhibition "Realstadt. Wishes knocking on reality's doors" is showing in Berlin more than 300 architecture and urban planning projects from all over Germany. The exhibition stretches across around 8,000 square meters, yet as far as content goes, the presentation leaves many questions unanswered and the exhibits are more like showy objects.


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As you like it!
As you like it!
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 28 October 2010

The specialist trade fair architect@work is intended specifically for architects, interior designers and planners. And has long since been established in other European countries. On December 8 and 9, it debuts in Germany, with Düsseldorf as the exhibition venue.


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Stylepark out and about
Stylepark out and about
26 October 2010

From today the Internet platform Stylepark is also adapting to mobile end devices and from November 2010 Stylepark's very own app will be available. This way, the culture of design and architecture presented by Stylepark becomes an extremely handy reference when you are out and about.


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Making chairs!
Making chairs!
by Thomas Edelmann | 26 October 2010

The exhibition entitled "Ideen sitzen / Ideas that sit well" at Hamburg's Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe invites visitors to peruse chairs, armchairs and sofas. The tour of the museum swiftly morphs into a voyage of discovery through the history of interior design, if not even the history of ideas and cultural history of recent decades.


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Added-value surfaces
Added-value surfaces
by Mathias Remmele | 24 October 2010

Berlin's Aedes gallery is holding a small but high-quality group exhibition on the topic of surfaces, called "Membranes, Surfaces, Boundaries. Creating Interstices".


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Brave new world
Brave new world
by Anneke Bokern | 22 October 2010

"Interieur 2010" in Kortrijk has as its title "The New World". And the trade fair organizers believe that the new world is characterized by optimism not pessimism, by reflection not superficiality, by color not sobriety. And thus it is that the Interieur biennial once again takes its stand as a promising place within the design universe.


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American Modernism Dressed up in a Cocktail Dress
American Modernism Dressed up in a Cocktail Dress
by Adelheid Komenda | 21 October 2010

We have recently seen the 100th anniversary of the birth of US architecture photographer Julius Shulman would have recently turned 100. With Richard Neutra as his patron, in the 1950s the self-taught photographer swiftly emerged as one of the most important architecture photographers in the United States. To this day, the narrative feel if his images is enthralling, evoking a world somewhere between reality and fiction.


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Selected exhibitors at Orgatec 2010
Selected exhibitors at Orgatec 2010
19 October 2010

October 26th will see the presentation at Orgatec in Cologne of all the new products for the design of offices and public spaces. A list of selected exhibitors tells you which manufacturers are attending, and where to find them.

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What Bauhaus could never have imagined
What Bauhaus could never have imagined
by Nina Reetzke | 18 October 2010

The latest tubular steel product from Thonet is a floor luminaire called "Lum". With its curved shape, it seems to bridge the gap between classic and contemporary tubular steel furniture. Let us take you on a tour of the history, spanning decades, of its development.


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Normal, active and passive: sitting
Normal, active and passive: sitting
17 October 2010

Danish designer Kasper Salto dreamed up new chair for Fritz Hansen, a shell chair that allows for any number of different seating positions. Because you only sit healthily if you keep on changing your position. Nancy Jehmlich in conversation with Salto about today's challenges of designing a chair.


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You buy the ethics too
You buy the ethics too
by Thomas Wagner | 15 October 2010

Autumn is coming - and naturally enough people are starting to view life from a more contemplative angle. Capitalism at any rate doesn't take a break. So why should you not use the autumn to clarify a few mechanisms in the design of the world economy? The time-honored RSA not only makes this educational but also entertaining by having wonderful illustrations added to lectures.


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From A to Y
From A to Y
by Annette Tietenberg | 13 October 2010

Few are quite as conversant withthe language of fashion as Hussein Chalayan. It is no wonder, then, that the British fashion designer's retrospective - currently on show at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art - is based on the alphabet. This certainly does not mean, though, that the order of the characters is set in stone. Nor, indeed, that a final end point is visible. Chalayan's language incorporates the body, space, image, music, text and textiles, functioning on the borders of what can be said.

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Just stay calm
Just stay calm
by Kathrin Luz | 11 October 2010

It is not easy to portray design as a process. The book "Design is a nervous thing", which features the "Satellite"projects by the Stuttgarter Akademie der Bildenden Künste makes a stab at it - combining text and images. Sadly, it fails to achieve the right balance.

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Seismographs of Architecture
Seismographs of Architecture
11 October 2010

Next Thursday and Friday, an expert architectural symposium at Pinakothek der Moderne will address the phenomenon of crossover between architecture, art and society. The events series, entitled "futureLAB by 3M", itself practices the selfsame principle of crossover.


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