transparent_layer
Browse: First Back
of 90 Forward End Entries per page:  
The end of something
The end of something
by Andreas Ruby | 14 December 2010

In his two-volume "Die Stadt im 20. Jahrhundert" (The City in the 20th Century), Vittorio Magnano Lampugnani summarizes topographical, historiographic and organizational aspects of urban planning with an impressive wealth of material, a monographic approach to key figures, and great earnestness.


› To the article
Airship with youth in a white suit
Airship with youth in a white suit
by Thomas Wagner | 13 December 2010

A contemporary panorama made up only of portraits of artists is what Angelika Platen has created over the past decades. A book with a selection of her black-and-white images shows just how subtly the photographer is able to balance proximity and distance.


› To the article
Credit where credit’s due
Credit where credit’s due
by Nina Reetzke | 12 December 2010

Weighing in at eight hundred pages in length, "The Story of Eames Furniture" indeed makes a promising impression. A variety of historical images showing Charles and Ray Eames, the Eames Office itself as well as legendary products such as the Lounge Chair, are a feast for the reader's eyes. Unfortunately, however, in places the book's content appears to be strongly influenced by the authors' subjective perspective on design history.


› To the article
Too much design? Or simply the wrong one?
Too much design? Or simply the wrong one?
by Thomas Edelmann | 11 December 2010

With his book "Total design" Mateo Kries, Chief Curator and future director at Vitra Design Museum in Weil/Rhine, has critically assessed the new and supposedly exaggerated role of design.


› To the article
Design in an art paradise called Miami
Design in an art paradise called Miami
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 10 December 2010

Everything is beautiful. Art, design, people, cars. In early December, Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami transform Florida's capital into an island of bliss.


› To the article
Palm leaves, aliens and lobsters on a lead
Palm leaves, aliens and lobsters on a lead
by Claus Richter | 09 December 2010

The catalog "Drawing Fashion" presents drawings of haute couture from 1910 to the present day. Drawings, watercolors and gouaches by illustrators including Georges Lepape, André Edourd Marty and René Bouché enchant readers with their outstanding beauty.


› To the article
Serious designs in Berlin
Serious designs in Berlin
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 07 December 2010

In the form of "Qubique - the next generation tradeshow", which will take place for the first time at the end of October 2011 against the spectacular backdrop of the former Tempelhof Airport, the German capital is finally going to host an event in the area of furniture and Interior design that can be taken seriously and promises to be successful.


› To the article
The model housing development in Òbuda
The model housing development in Òbuda
by Peter Sägesser | 04 December 2010

In 1958, a model housing development was built in Budapest, the designs of which derived from a government-organized architecture and design competition. Even though the house designs were subsequently not built in other places, the interior designs laid the foundations for the modern Hungarian furniture industry.


› To the article
How people experience food processors
How people experience food processors
02 December 2010

Oliver Grabes heads the design department of the long-standing company Braun and in conversation with Jens Müller explains his way of looking at things. What is the design process at Braun like today, how does the company deal with Dieter Rams' legacy, and why are Apple products so successful compared with Braun?


› To the article
The arrow that shoots into the future
The arrow that shoots into the future
by Marcus Botsch | 30 November 2010

Something is happening in Russia. Concern about the architectural quality of the buildings in Moscow and the approach taken to public space has led to the founding of the Strelka Institutes. The educational institute's provisional new building was created by Rem Koolhaas, who is supporting the initiators.


› To the article
Like a nap?
Like a nap?
by Nina Reetzke | 27 November 2010

In some countries a midday snooze is part of everyday culture, in others it is treated with disdain. Science has long since proven that a noon nap boosts a person's performance during the rest of the day. Hardly surprising then that there's a broad array of representative recliners and napping chairs available for rest areas in offices.


› To the article
Reluctant ethnologist
Reluctant ethnologist
25 November 2010

Philippe Bestenheider's designs are often reminiscent of the aesthetics associated with primitive peoples. If anything, though, that is unintentional. The Swiss designer simply loves playing with geometry.


› To the article
Thinking about life’s elasticity
Thinking about life’s elasticity
by Nora Sobich | 23 November 2010

Whether a silk stocking, a small pig on a trampoline or the human brain, artists and scientists have made any number of contributions on elasticity to the anthology "Findings on Elasticity" . The outcome is a conglomeration that lets the reader share in a creative thought-finding process.


› To the article
People should feel at home in my buildings
People should feel at home in my buildings
20 November 2010

At present, the London Design Museum is holding a retrospective on the works of John Pawson. Alexander Menden met the British architect and talked with him about the difference between "building" and "architecture", fleeting ideal states and his failed attempt to become a Buddhist monk.

› To the article
Ghosts walk in the furniture cemetery
Ghosts walk in the furniture cemetery
by Silke Gehrmann-Becker | 18 November 2010

What happens to furniture that has done its service? It is stored in attics, cellars and in forgotten corners. And sometimes it seems as if the old items had taken on a life of their own.

› To the article
Colorful balloon on the design horizon
Colorful balloon on the design horizon
16 November 2010

At the 13th Designers' Saturday Stylepark celebrated the occasion of the 10th anniversary of its foundation with a large 10, candy-floss, and a sky full of colorful balloons. And the interest was so great that the pink Stylepark balloons were soon floating all over Langenthal.


› To the article
Everyday objects with that human touch
Everyday objects with that human touch
by Alexandra Goebel | 15 November 2010

Mathias Hahn, a talented young product designer from Germany, moved to London six years ago in order to gain a foothold in the design community. He has made an international name for himself within a very short space of time, with his sympathetic, straightforward and functional everyday products.


› To the article
At home in a container
At home in a container
13 November 2010

NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf is inviting architects and designers throughout the world to submit designs for an exhibition of container houses next spring.


› To the article
Browse: First Back
of 90 Forward End Entries per page: