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Decoded DNA
Decoded DNA
by Markus Frenzl | 18 May 2012

In “Colour One for Mini” Scholten & Baijings have created an installation, that conceptually challenges common conventions in surrounding the car. The Dutch designer duo dissected a “Mini One”, revamping the individual parts with new colors and textures. The outcome created a space where our associations with the past and future of the automobile were free to run wild.

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Between neon and sorbet
Between neon and sorbet
16 May 2012

Bright neon colors and subtle pastel shades, uninterrupted and plain – several color contrasts are clearly emerging in home furnishings. Photographic evidence from this year’s Salone del Mobile.

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Milan’s genius loci
Milan’s genius loci
by Sandra Hofmeister | 15 May 2012

Historical settings and paintings formed an atmospheric backdrop for exhibitions on Gio Ponti, Venini and Foscarini during the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

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+++ NEWSTICKER #235 | 2012 +++
+++ NEWSTICKER #235 | 2012 +++
15 May 2012

Atelier Brückner: Staged spaces
Darmstadt: A House Full of Music
Guggenheim Bilbao: David Hockney
Hannover: Made in Germany
Weil am Rhein: Rietveld Retrospective


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News & Stories’ 1000th Article!
News & Stories’ 1000th Article!
14 May 2012

Since April 2007 the “News & Stories” team has been reporting on everything that high-quality design stands for. In this way in the course of the five years they have created an extensive archive of texts and images from the areas of design, architecture, art and culture.

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Toying around with a classic
Toying around with a classic
12 May 2012

The “Hallingdal 65” exhibition by Kvadrat that was held in Jil Sander’s showroom during this year’s Salone del Mobile presented conceptual designs by young designers created using a textile classic by Nanna Ditzel. And Hansjerg Maier-Aichen was in charge of selecting participants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Text by Sandra Hofmeister and interview by Markus Frenzl.

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Furniture on the move
Furniture on the move
11 May 2012

Milan’s Salone del Mobile is like a window on the future. A first glance reveals: Plants are moving back indoors, while furniture is stepping out for some fresh air.

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On set in paradise
On set in paradise
by Jörg Zimmermann | 10 May 2012

For one week a year, during the Salone del Mobile, Milan becomes a fairground, springboard and experimental lab all rolled into one. But with a little luck, there is indeed a small piece of paradise to be found somewhere in this rowdy setting. Taking a systematic approach to the fair won't help you here, but a passion for discovery just might.


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+++ NEWSTICKER #234 | 2012 +++
+++ NEWSTICKER #234 | 2012 +++
08 May 2012

Bauhaus: Art as Life
MoMA: Ecstatic Alphabets
Munich: SonderfART
MAKK: Architecture particles
Basel: Jeff Koons


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Networked all-round
Networked all-round
by Armin Scharf | 08 May 2012

While we continue to digitally network ourselves ever further, home sweet home is largely still an analog island. Yet there are many arguments in favor of connecting the various technologies in our homes. Light+Building featured systems and ways to technically organize the interaction of lighting, heating, communications and household appliances.

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Cities have a language
Cities have a language
by Nina Reetzke | 07 May 2012

How to avoid buildings aging owing to the facility technology and stop the lifecycle of the infrastructure defining construction cycles? Questions such as these were debated by Saskia Sassen, Bjarke Ingels and other experts at the Zumtobel Expertenpanel during this year's Light+Building.

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In search of the ideal kitchen
In search of the ideal kitchen
by Thomas Edelmann | 05 May 2012

This year, those who wanted to see innovative kitchen design, were not restricted to the Milan trade fair grounds but had to traipse around the showrooms scattered across the city.

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Hymn to construction
Hymn to construction
by Mathias Remmele | 04 May 2012

The exhibition "Building the Revolution" at Berlin's Martin Gropius Bau presents a range of Soviet art and architecture from the period 1915-35. The geometric idiom typical of these works lends the art an architectural feel as expressed in names such as "Painterly architecture".

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+++ NEWSTICKER #233 | 2012 +++
+++ NEWSTICKER #233 | 2012 +++
02 May 2012

Competition: Outdoor Industry Award
El Greco: Father figure of Modernism
Essen: The Twenties
Christian Louboutin: Shoe design
Frankfurt: Nippon Connection


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From experimentation to crowd-funding
From experimentation to crowd-funding
by Sandra Hofmeister | 02 May 2012

Domus, the renowned architecture journal, and ECAL, the Swiss University of Art and Design, joined forces in Milan to present exhibitions reflecting on design in an open collective and its promotion via international networks.

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Strategy of refinement
Strategy of refinement
30 April 2012

In conversation with Norbert Wangen about his new "k20", what you learn from snagging your fingers, and the slowness required when designing.

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Leading lights
Leading lights
28 April 2012

Clear the stage for stars of lighting trade fair "Light+Building" in Frankfurt: Shadows, sphere lights and glass tubes all stole the show at this display of new products.

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Hegel’s Holiday Checking out Milan, part 2
Hegel’s Holiday
Checking out Milan, part 2
by Thomas Wagner | 26 April 2012

You certainly get your money's worth in Milan even when venturing beyond the trade fair halls. Well, more or less, as is always the case. In Ventura Lambrate, hard-nosed rationality seems to be on vacation, while in Milan's Museum of Science and Technology it is back to work.

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