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Design course à la Parisienne
Design course à la Parisienne
by Lena Bopp | 22 June 2010

In recent years, the Designer's Days in Paris have emerged as a summer festival, with a very mixed audience strolling through the galleries and showrooms.

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In love with detail
In love with detail
21 June 2010

In the new issue of the Stylepark magazine for product culture, we and our authors take a close look at whether in Milan, New York or Shanghai "it's all in the detail".

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Experimental designs
Experimental designs
by Katharina Horstmann | 20 June 2010

This year's DMY Design Festival in Berlin showed experimental prototypes by young designers and injected life into the disused Tempelhof airport.

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Visions for a future urban platform
Visions for a future urban platform
by Sandra Hofmeister | 18 June 2010

Our economy is based on growth, but growth has its limits. And thus our current urban planning stands on wobbly foundations. Architect Peter Haimerl and his team are working on a new city for the future. "Zoom Town" is an urban concept that coordinates various forms of mobility with each other in an overarching urban fabric.

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A capsule is not enough
A capsule is not enough
by Thomas Edelmann | 15 June 2010

The exhibition "Climate Capsules - Means of Surviving Disaster" has opened at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg. What interest's curator Friedrich von Borries are the cultural images for future environments.

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A good reading of Londons soul
A good reading of London's soul
by Lucy Bullivant | 13 June 2010

Architect Renzo Piano's design for Central St. Giles breathes new life into a part of London that was otherwise in a sorry state. Urban design that as a stroke of good fortune.

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Living in nine tubo
Living in nine tubo
10 June 2010

The symposium on "Regionalism in current industrial design from Japan and Europe" offered an opportunity to converse with designer Makoto Koizumi who does not yet have a presence outside Japan. In conversation with Nina Reetzke he explains what his furniture collection "Tetsubo" and his new interpretations of the "9tubohouse" are all about.

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A Minor Master of Modernism
A Minor Master of Modernism
by Mathias Remmele | 08 June 2010

Herbert Hirche - only the design cognoscente tend to know his name today. Now Werkbundarchiv in Berlin is hosting a retrospective to mark the 100th anniversary of the designer's birthday. It gives an idea of the breadth and quality of Hirche's oeuvre.

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Stories build, stitch by stitch
Stories build, stitch by stitch
by Lucy Bullivant | 05 June 2010

"Go on with your patchwork, like a little lady", wrote George Eliot, a reminder of the socially aspirational art of making quilts. This British artistic practice went on to influence crafts internationally, think of the Amish quilt. Linking art and social life at all levels, it is the subject of an ongoing exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

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In the design world we all like each other
In the design world we all like each other
03 June 2010

On behalf of Munich's Neue Pinakothek Alessandro Mendini has curated a retrospective of the last 30 years of Italian design. Sandra Hofmeister talked with him about the "Objects with a Soul" and eclecticism in design.

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When the city learned to walk
When the city learned to walk
by Nina Reetzke | 31 May 2010

What will cities of the future look like? How will we move around in them? Archigram's utopia provide answers which are still exciting. Thanks to the Archigram Archival Project the designs and activities of the British architect group can now be viewed in detail on the Internet.

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The Speedway into the Future
The Speedway into the Future
by Sandra Hofmeister | 29 May 2010

Industrial designer Christian Förg has developed a concept for electric cars called "Speedway". An electromagnetic field drives the car and charges the battery at the same time!

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Nothing is as green as it looks
Nothing is as green as it looks
by Amelie Znidaric | 27 May 2010

Sustainability before beauty would seem to be the intention at New York's ICFF Furniture Fair and its various satellite venues in the city. However, the eco-awareness they so laud is not always real.

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Colonial natural color, with wooden feet
Colonial natural color, with wooden feet
by Thomas Wagner | 25 May 2010

"Immediately looks better" claims a slogan in a brochure brought out by a furniture discount store. While we are busy studying the new design items from Milan, the everyday madness of interiors continues unabated in the mega- and XXXL stores. A glance at the mailings to the world where the furniture then stands.

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Plastered Light
Plastered Light
by Amelie Znidaric | 23 May 2010

Italian luminaire maker Flos is now producing walls - that light up, of course.

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Exhibiting the unexhibitable
Exhibiting the unexhibitable
by Carsten Krohn | 21 May 2010

Four months prior to the opening of the 12th Architecture Biennial in Venice director Kazuo Sejima presents her concept.

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Another ship will come
Another ship will come
by Thomas Wagner | 18 May 2010

Cruises are big business. Ever more tourists are using the floating islands of comfort to observe like a photograph foreign shores from a safe distance while enjoying round-the-clock service. Notes on the "cruise system".

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Functional ornamentation
Functional ornamentation
by Nancy Jehmlich | 17 May 2010

Centuries ago, in a small town in Tunisia on the edge of the Sahara, craftsmen experimented with the decorative potential of brick. At the same time they created functional but contemporary architecture.-

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