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Greece, sun, Monobloc
Greece, sun, Monobloc
by Dimitrios Tsatsas | 04 June 2011

Crisis or no crisis, Greece's landscapes not only enchant the locals, but countless tourists, too. Yet there is more to the country than beautiful beaches and olive groves. Have you ever counted the Monobloc chairs on your vacation snaps?

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Beyond fear and Africa
Beyond fear and Africa
by Thomas Wagner | 02 June 2011

The 54th Art Biennial will open on June 4 in Venice. Even today, with artistic horizons having expanded on a huge scale and the Biennial taking the form of spectacle and event, it is still an important source of inspiration – not primarily, but also for design. Which is why we will be reporting in the coming weeks on the Biennial's main exhibitions and country pavilions.


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The will to power
The will to power
by Thomas Wagner | 30 May 2011

There's not a child who does not know him and like playing him: Darth Vader. Which is no doubt why the fallen Jedi knight who has switched to the dark side in the Star Wars trilogy is the protagonist in a VW commercial originally shot for the US. Now Lord Vader has a rival.

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Merely boredom become chair?
Merely boredom become chair?
by Knuth Hornbogen | 28 May 2011

The Monobloc chair is considered the epitome of mass furniture. For long treated derogatorily, recently a series of designers have focused firmly on it. The publication on „220°C Virus Monobloc" sheds light on all facets of this realignment.

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The bathroom as a functional landscape
The bathroom as a functional landscape
26 May 2011

"Axor Bouroullec" is a variable system of washbasins, storage units and fixtures. Thomas Wagner talked to Philippe Grohe, grandson of company founder Hans Grohe and manager of the "Axor" brand, about bathroom landscapes, the integration of the user and the future of the bathroom.

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Out into the garden in spring – back into the house in fall
Out into the garden in spring – back into the house in fall
by Nina Reetzke | 24 May 2011

Year after year in spring, nature develops new energy, and consequently we prefer sitting outdoors. Many furniture manufacturers do not want to miss out on this and are increasingly offering products that are at once homely and weatherproof. Is it now the case that we like outdoor products indoors?

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iWalk in the country
iWalk in the country
by Nina Reetzke | 23 May 2011

Nature and computers appear to have little in common. If you believe that, you should take a look in the App Store. These days, a veritable cornucopia is available for hikers and bikers.

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All sticks are not alike
All sticks are not alike
by Adelheid Komenda | 21 May 2011

Society is aging. And suddenly an item crops up again, which we believed – thanks to medical progress had disappeared for ever into the museum, private collections or the trekking supplies store: the stick.

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Handmade cyclosophy
Handmade cyclosophy
by Knuth Hornbogen | 19 May 2011

Spring is back and the bicycle season starts. Should you want to buy a new vehicle, why not a custom-built one? Then a glance in the book "Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle" is certainly worthwhile.

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The future’s just being tested in New York
The future’s just being tested in New York
by Amelie Znidaric | 17 May 2011

On the occasion of the "Festival of Ideas for the New City", architectural specialist met up in New York City to discuss things, make art, and to party on the street? How will we move in the future? And will we all soon have compost facilities under our sinks?

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The opening of a once forbidden city
The opening of a once forbidden city
by Dirk Meyhöfer | 15 May 2011

Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani’s master plan foresees having the Novartis Campus building realized by various architects. The book series “Novartis Campus” documents the buildings in the large-scale Basle project that are now already standing.

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The City as Built Forest
The City as Built Forest
12 May 2011

Thanks to the last architecture biennial a new generation of Japanese architects became known in Europe. One of them was Sou Fujimoto, who previously drew attention with his “Tokyo Apartment” and the“Primitive Future House”. Ayako Kamozawa met Sou Fujimoto in Tokyo and talked to him about his concept of order.

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A treasure trove of ideas
A treasure trove of ideas
by Sandra Hofmeister | 10 May 2011

A folding chair, objects for everyday office use and eminently viable experiments with LEDs: At this year's Salone, Alberto Alessi offered glimpses into a treasure trove bursting with ideas and innovations.

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Visual Landscapes
Visual Landscapes
by Jochen Stöckmann | 10 May 2011

An arrangement by Gerwald Rockenschaub of just under 400 motifs upon a 70-meter-long wall is currently on show at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. Is this a large, colorful picture, an advertising war or a semiological tsunami?

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On LEDs and other small items
On LEDs and other small items
by Thomas Edelmann | 10 May 2011

The end of the traditional light bulb clobbered the luminaire industry, which is slowly recovering. At the Euroluce in Milan the clear trend was an effort to harmonize design and technology again.

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How to call into the kitchen…
How to call into the kitchen…
by Thomas Edelmann | 04 May 2011

What does a luxurious kitchen look like these days? Is it there for show, or does it serve other purposes? "Shifting Contexts" was the motto of an evening at the Bulthaup showroom in Milan's via Durini.

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Fiori di Fuori
Fiori di Fuori
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 04 May 2011

Anyone who digressed from the well-trodden design paths at this year’s Salone in Milan could occasionally experience startling encounters. A small, subjective selection.

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We always remain authentic
We always remain authentic
04 May 2011

Two years ago, Foscarini and Diesel presented their first luminaire collection. Initially, the joint venture struggled owing to the fallout from the global economic crisis, but now it is receiving feedback from a recovering market. Sandra Hofmeister spoke to Carlo Urbinati about luminaires between product design and fashion design.

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