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Freedom for the bathtub
Freedom for the bathtub
by Meret Ernst | 10 March 2011

The sanitation industry is revving up for the ISH. Alongside questions of sustainability and innovations in the field of energy technology, this year everything seems to hinge on the notion of "the homely bathroom". Layouts and installation technology often constrain the wish for enjoyment and a particular lifestyle, however.


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Audi Urban Future Initiative
Audi Urban Future Initiative
09 March 2011

The adventure of the "future" continues. This year we are hosting the Audi Urban Future Initiative as the follow-up to the first "Audi Urban Future Award", curated by Stylepark, which culminated last year in an exhibition of the entries at the Venice Architecture Biennial and presentation of the Award to Jürgen Mayer H.


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The likes of tomorrow
The likes of tomorrow
by Meret Ernst | 08 March 2011

Among designers, the word "trend" is definitely a no-no to be avoided at all cost. Rightly so, as the term refers to something that purports to be new but is actually well known. Yet it is worth looking at the concept a little more closely to discern the mechanisms operating behind it.

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Design-Rock ’n’ Roll in Tempelhof
Design-Rock ’n’ Roll in Tempelhof
by Nina Reetzke | 05 March 2011

What might an absolutely state-of-the-art furniture fair look like? The name "Qubique" already exists. And along with it a concept that centers on the special qualities of design. If everything works out, Qubique will open its doors for the first time in October 2011 in Berlin's Tempelhof Airport.


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When the legs of a stool wear shoes
When the legs of a stool wear shoes
by Nina Reetzke | 03 March 2011

Spaces that seem to be the stuff of dreams await visitors to the exhibition "Surreal Objects" at Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt. Wheelbarrows become sofas, women's legs, stools and birds, tables.


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The hunt for Ronald MacDonald
The hunt for Ronald MacDonald
by Meret Ernst | 01 March 2011

When we read, books or newspapers for example, the eye scans along the printed letters, taking in the content in the process. But what happens if the texts themselves take on a dynamic of their own? The exhibition "Type in Motion" currently on show at the Museum of Design Zurich presents letters, words and sentences as they appear on the media stage.


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We need to kill the label “green” – part 2
We need to kill the label “green” – part 2
26 February 2011

In the second section, Jochen Stöckmann talks to Paola Antonelli, design curator at New York's MoMA, on the current significance of design, the specificities of a museum, the @ sign in the collection, on green design, and on weapons in a design exhibition.


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If you cannot let people try, the distance is really dangerous – part 1
If you cannot let people try, the distance is really dangerous – part 1
25 February 2011

Paola Antonelli is in charge of design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and thus for the department which, in the view of the founding director Alfred Barr was destined to show everyone the opportunities for including art in their own lives. Jochen Stöckmann speaks to Paola Antonelli about design exhibitions in an art museum, about how important it is despite computers to create things by hand, about mobile phones and the criteria for selecting items for inclusion in the collection.


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London, Paris, St.Tropez – the hairdo stays in place
London, Paris, St.Tropez – the hairdo stays in place
by Adelheid Komenda | 22 February 2011

Flying to Paris, Rome and back to London - was a luxury only open to the rich and beautiful in the 1960s and 1970s. The jet-set life became symbolic for a new era shaped by the media, music, art and protest culture. The exhibition "Zeitgeist and Glamour" in Düsseldorf's NRW-Forum shows photos from this epoch.


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Design’s alive in Stockholm
Design’s alive in Stockholm
by Nancy Jehmlich | 21 February 2011

You only need to step out of the plane to be enjoying good, plain contemporary design. What the Stockholm Furniture Fair has to present in its halls does not exist in isolation. It comes to life in the city.

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Shop curators
Shop curators
by Nina Reetzke | 17 February 2011

The Ambiente in Frankfurt/Main has always been considered at the trade fair of "things to put on things". Any number of accessories for the kitchen, bathroom, living room, kids' room and garden. The selection of fitting innovations for "your store" is a challenge that every purchasing manager has to survive.


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Let there be fire
Let there be fire
by Nina Reetzke | 16 February 2011

If nothing else, open rooms and changing furnishings alter the building requirements made of open fireplaces and stoves. These should not be built firmly into hearths, but positioned freely in homes and gardens in line with the owners' wishes.

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Not just afterthoughts of the mainland
Not just afterthoughts of the mainland
by Thomas Wagner | 12 February 2011

Islands are special places. Places of the imagination and of longing. Paradise is an island, but so too is Hell maintains Judith Schalansky, who has created a wonderful "Atlas of Remote Islands", which presents fifty islands, "I never set foot on and never will".

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A Jules Verne of architecture
A Jules Verne of architecture
by Amelie Znidaric | 10 February 2011

The creative Villa Villekulla in Brooklyn, New York serves as the headquarters of the architecture cooperative Terreform ONE. This is where ideas are generated for the city of the day after tomorrow. And where mobile houses and soft cars are designed.

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How the gods live
How the gods live
by Amelie Znidaric | 08 February 2011

Even the architecture gods of classical Modernism are only people, each in his own way. This can be seen -- and smelled - from the houses they lived in. A visit to the Eames House near Los Angeles and to Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan.

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When it is empty the house always faces the same direction
When it is empty the house always faces the same direction
by Nancy Jehmlich | 05 February 2011

"Il Girasole" - the sunflower, is a revolving house built in the 1930s not far from Verona. Now a sensitive short film has been devoted to this extraordinary piece of architecture and its special atmosphere.

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The world is a sculpture
The world is a sculpture
by Amelie Znidaric | 03 February 2011

Isamu Noguchi was the first artist and designer in America to open his own museum. This was a good thing - because the premises in 33rd Road perfectly reflect his design philosophy.

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The kitchen is a blissful place – imm Cologne Part 3
The kitchen is a blissful place –
imm Cologne Part 3
by Thomas Edelmann | 02 February 2011

The imm cologne furniture fair is currently making a comeback, not just thanks to efforts being made to once again provide dedicated labels and manufacturers with a sophisticated platform, but also because of its grand new kitchen show, "Living Kitchen". While experienced trade fair visitors may have wondered what the name referred to ("the kitchen is alive" or perhaps "living the kitchen"?) one thing is clear: Kitchens are the new hot topic that electrifies professional visitors and the general public alike.


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