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He was always on the look-out for the archetype of an object
He was always on the look-out for the archetype of an object
17 November 2011

Ever since the death of its founder Studio Hannes Wettstein has been run by several managing directors. Alongside new projects, the focus is on looking after his estate. Meret Ernst spoke with Simon Husslein about this balancing act.

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The rocking chair as a phenomenon for the arcades
The rocking chair as a phenomenon for the arcades
by Annette Tietenberg | 15 November 2011

Is the rocking chair the follow-on from the cradle? An upper? Or a nostalgic object, evidence of a time when peace and quiet was still of some help to us? But it must be more than this, for if it weren't, there the variety of design approaches and solutions would be hardly as diverse.

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+++ NEWSTICKER #209 | 2011 +++
+++ NEWSTICKER #209 | 2011 +++
15 November 2011

Shenzhen and Hong Kong Biennale
Fashion on the move
Paper here
Film „Le paysage intérieur"

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The splash of color did nothing more than get on Spiegel employees’ nerves
The splash of color did nothing more than get on Spiegel employees’ nerves
by Thomas Edelmann | 15 November 2011

Verner Panton once caused quite a stir with his psychedelic design for “Spiegel’s” offices. While parts of the “Spiegel Cafeteria” will soon feature in Hamburg’s Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, the “Spiegel” unveils its new, illustrious office building designed by architectural firm Henning Larsen – this time the Ippolito Fleitz Group has handled the restaurant’s interior design.

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Pillar of society
Pillar of society
by Thomas Edelmann | 12 November 2011

In Germany, “Billy”, “String” and “USM Haller” can be considered some of the best-known shelves. Yet in fact, a whole plethora of shelving types has been developed in the last hundred years. Appearing sometimes as an architectural component, sometimes as a fixture in exhibitions, the shelf is, ultimately, a simple piece of living room furniture – and sometimes it even collapses.

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Design classics as child’s play
Design classics as child’s play
by Nina Reetzke | 10 November 2011

There are all kinds of things we can say about design that interest not only adults, but children too. "Farbe, Form, Orangensaft" is one of the first children's books on the icons of our daily lives.

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How the armchair got its wings…
How the armchair got its wings…
by Knuth Hornbogen | 09 November 2011

An armchair comes with a promise of comfort. That is its strength, but at the same time also its weakness. For there is nothing mustier than that feeling of grandpaness. So much the better that models such as "EC03 Eugene" and "Alcove Highback" provide a highly contemporary take on the classic armchair.

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Tough landing
Tough landing
by Mathias Remmele | 09 November 2011

Berlin-based furniture and design fair Qubique aimed at setting new standards in the sector. However, its first effort at the former airport Tempelhof failed to live up to expectations. Nevertheless, the underlying conceptual approach, with the emphasis on more quality despite practical difficulties, does seem to be the right one.

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+++ NEWSTICKER #208 | 2011 +++
+++ NEWSTICKER #208 | 2011 +++
08 November 2011

+++ Opportunity Green +++
+++ Sustainability in the design process +++
+++ Experimentdays +++
+++ Reflections on the European city +++
+++ Design Miami +++

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A feel for the theatrical
A feel for the theatrical
by Thomas Edelmann | 07 November 2011

Marc Newson originally studied jewelry design and sculpture, then switched to designing spaceplanes, sports boats and even fashion collections. And he has just won the Lucky Strike Designer Award in Hamburg. There, he commented on early influences, on urgency in the fashion industry and on how the present suppresses the future.

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The shelf – furniture for public order
The shelf – furniture for public order
by Thomas Edelmann | 05 November 2011

Not only the origin of the notion, but most certainly the future of the shelf currently seems undecided. There are high-bay warehouses with them – and they’re booming. But shelves in apartments, homes, or libraries are in crisis since the digital media have seized control over the book.

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A master’s apprenticeship
A master’s apprenticeship
by Nina Reetzke | 03 November 2011

It seems to be a regular sculptor's chisel. It just happens to have a strangely short blade. Frankfurt-based artist Jürgen Krause needed two and a half years to grind the originally more than ten centimeters long blade down by hand – the chisel has thus become proof of the grinding process.

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+++ NEWSTICKER #207 | 2011 +++
+++ NEWSTICKER #207 | 2011 +++
01 November 2011

+++ Ventura Lambrate 2012 +++
+++ Modular structure +++
+++ Lowest-Income Apartments +++
+++ Reconsidering Postmodernism +++
+++ Business of Design Week +++


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All the things chair can be
All the things chair can be
by Claus Richter | 01 November 2011

What do you do if you want to sit down and there's no chair handy? You take a tree stump, a concrete block, or a suitcase as emergency seating. Although it looks more DIY-fun if you take this or that element and combine them to create seating of your own choice.

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In Chair World
In Chair World
by Sandra Hofmeister | 30 October 2011

Any designer worth his salt must at some point in his career design a chair. Even the design theorists constantly refer to chairs when analyzing the latest trends. Despite all the technical innovations, the notion of the substantive and super-normal currently prevails.

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Icy setting instead of earthquakes
Icy setting instead of earthquakes
by Sandra Hofmeister | 28 October 2011

The prominent line-up for Munich’s “Seismographs of Architecture” symposium kindled great expectations. Kazuyo Sejima, Matthias Sauerbruch, Brendan Macfarlane and others traveled to the Bavarian capital specially for the occasion. Since the event hinged not on dialog but on lectures, many a question went unanswered. And the freezing cold draughty glass foyer of the Academy of Fine Arts certainly placed the audience’s patience under additional strain.

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Triumph of Good Design
Triumph of Good Design
by Andrea Eschbach | 27 October 2011

As the original producer, the Zurich dealer Wohnbedarf is launching a re-edition collection of furniture by Max Bill. A representative of the Zurich school of Concrete Art, Bill played a decisive role in shaping the face of the long-standing company. The re-edition of products such as the "Ulm stool" draws on this past collaboration.

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Everyday objects that are always the same bore me
Everyday objects that are always the same bore me
25 October 2011

Fernando Brízio has kept every single one of his creations, even from his university years, and now it's paying off: For there is currently an extensive solo show of the Portuguese designer's works in Lisbon including a number of previously unseen pieces. And of course, the "Restart" dress made of fabric colored with felt pen could not be left out. Sandra Hofmeister met and interviewed Fernando Brízio for Stylepark.

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