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Found object: Stefano makes it all possible
Found object: Stefano makes it all possible
by Sandra Hofmeister | 19 July 2009

There has long since been a technological basis in place to meet our seemingly unlimited need for communications. Now all we need are phones that are not only technically outstanding, but also state-of-the-art in design terms. The Alessi phone could fit the bill.

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A Garden in the Loop: Venetian Wanderings, Part 2
A Garden in the Loop: Venetian Wanderings, Part 2
by Thomas Wagner | 16 July 2009

Not only those who wander through Venice always return to the point where they started from. Art likewise stage endless loops and thus irritates our customary ways of seeing. Roman Ondák shows how in the Czech and Slovak Pavilion.

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The radiant power of steel
The radiant power of steel
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 14 July 2009

The German Steel Innovation Award, which is celebrating its twentieth birthday, honours outstanding and innovative applications for steel. Particularly notable in this year's competition was the design potential this material has.

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America has lost its design identity
America has lost its design identity
by Nora Sobich | 13 July 2009

US designers are by no means as innovative and experimental as they were in the mid-twentieth century. But things are starting to move again: Design company "Vessel" is headquartered in Boston. A conversation on US designer careers and Chinese toothbrushes.

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Odysseus does not get bored: Venetian Wanderings, Part 1
Odysseus does not get bored: Venetian Wanderings, Part 1
by Thomas Wagner | 09 July 2009

The opening razzmatazz of the 53rd Art Biennial is over and the art world caravan, having made a brief stop in Basel, has long since disappeared over some summery horizon. Venice long since belongs to yesterday's art-review papers and image-saturated blogs. Everything noted. So we can now start on our wanderings in the shade afforded by the day-after.

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Beneath the brand’s skin
Beneath the brand’s skin
by Nancy Jehmlich | 06 July 2009

British designer Simon Pengelly has, among other things, designed the "Nuur" table for Arper. The title alludes to the clear and calm lake of the same name that lies in the midst of the Mongolian steppe. A conversation about sensitive and quiet design.

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Visual negotiations
Visual negotiations
by Birgit S. Bauer | 03 July 2009

The Russians like things luxurious, the Japanese prefer things more playful than you might imagine - and the French of course like things feminine and sensual: A glance at brand and packaging design in the age of globalization.

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Design as a way of reconsidering life
Design as a way of reconsidering life
by Sandra Hofmeister | 01 July 2009

The Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana have come to Weil am Rhein on the occasion of the opening of their major exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum. Talking to Stylepark, the brothers describe their experiences as cultural ambassadors of Brazil, explain their idea of self-respect in design and the possible ways of fusing high-tech and traditional craftwork.

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Майкл жив!
Майкл жив!
by Claudia Beckmann | 30 June 2009

On June 25, 2009 at 2:26 p.m. PDT Michael Jackson died aged 50 of heart failure in Los Angeles. The world over, fans were distraught when hearing the news of the death of the "King of Pop".

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The Gaga One
The Gaga One
29 June 2009

"Pokerface" is the title of Lady Gaga's latest single. The accompanying music video also gives enthusiasts of good design something to look out for.

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Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 26 June 2009

Design Miami Art Basel does not even come close to living up to its promise. But in spite of this, or maybe even because of this, it has proved successful.

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Elsewhere, the same is a bit different
Elsewhere, the same is a bit different
by Thomas Geisler | 25 June 2009

This year, the DMY International Design Festival in Berlin brought itself and its visitors back down to earth. What emerged was an event with modest aims but which managed, in the end, to delight and inspire.

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Express the Zeitgeist
Express the Zeitgeist
23 June 2009

A Questionnaire answered by Rolf Sachs.

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The second and third skin
The second and third skin
by Markus Frenzl | 22 June 2009

Even just a few decades ago the roles were clearly distributed: on the one side, the superficial and ephemeral world of fashion, and on the other the world of furniture design, which strives for timelessness and for durability. At this year's Salone in Milan, a surprising amount of cross-over between fashion and furniture was in evidence, as for instance. - How strong is the reciprocity between these two apparently so different disciplines today?

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Art Basel – A Visitors Impressions
Art Basel – A Visitor's Impressions
by Peter Raue | 20 June 2009

On June 11 Art Basel opened its doors for the 40th time to what is still the hottest art show - the mother of all art fairs. But how will the crisis affect Basle? And how will the fair respond to the crisis?

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Mushrooms for the salon of the bourgeoisie  In memory of Pierre Paulin
Mushrooms for the salon of the bourgeoisie
In memory of Pierre Paulin
by Sandra Hofmeister | 18 June 2009

He created seating buds, mushrooms for the home and incomparable interiors. Pierre Paulin's upbeat creations have had a significant influence on design history. They are as alive as ever today. The visionary French interior designer died at the age of 81 last Saturday.

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Milan cosmos
Milan cosmos
17 June 2009

The current Stylepark Magazine for Product Culture is entitled "Sense & Sensibility" and focuses directly on this year's Milan Furniture Fair. It will be on sale from June 22 in selected magazine outlets.

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Found object: Mother’s lap is forty years old!
Found object: Mother’s lap is forty years old!
by Sandra Hofmeister | 15 June 2009

Soft curves and gentle cambers are their distinctive feature. The Up series designed in 1968 by Gaetano Pesce for B&B Italia has been revamped to celebrate its anniversary.

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