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Rendezvous with (Santa) Claus
Rendezvous with (Santa) Claus
15 December 2011

What will your Christmas be like? Candles burning? Do you like the scent of incense? Are there Christmas angels looking down from the mantelpiece? At Christmas everyone has their own idea of how to create the right atmosphere in their home. The artist Claus Richter loves it when there are little (flashing) lights everywhere. We paid him a visit in his personal Christmas paradise.

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+++ NEWSTICKER #213 | 2011 +++
+++ NEWSTICKER #213 | 2011 +++
13 December 2011

New Year’s Eve in Helsinki the design capital
Studio for special tasks
The Ego in the iPhone
Walter Gropius in neighboring Poland

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In a southern light
In a southern light
by Thomas Edelmann | 13 December 2011

What makes Miami a relevant location on the world design map? Is it the flair of "Miami Vice" with the summery villas, luxury yachts and all the naked skin? Definitely not, as today the Design Miami trade fair pulls the crowds with products by Jean Prouvé, presented close to buildings by Frank Gehry and Herzog & de Meuron.


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China and the Bauhaus as a cabinet of curiosities
China and the Bauhaus as a cabinet of curiosities
by Michael Erlhoff | 11 December 2011

Euro 60 million for a collection plus the cost of investing in a building: Why on earth is the Chinese city of Hangzhou buying an extensive Bauhaus collection and building a special museum to house it in on the Design Campus?

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Smart minds win at Stylepark
Smart minds win at Stylepark
10 December 2011

Christmas is a coming, and with it the gifting season. Perhaps there’s a piece of jewelry on your dream list, or a home accessory, or even a piece of furniture. Before heading for the department store simply take a look at our quiz. With a little knowledge and a bit of good luck you could simply win an item from the Stylepark database.

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Ambiguity – between hot-dogs and high-rises
Ambiguity – between hot-dogs and high-rises
by Ralf Wollheim | 08 December 2011

In Berlin's villa quarter of all places, namely in Zehlendorf, or to be more precise at Haus am Waldsee, Graft Architects are just presenting their visionary-like installations and objects. Alongside converting Hotels Q and their "Phantom" table there are many unrealized projects on view. For example, the design for a temporary art gallery in Berlin that seems to float like a cloud over Schlossplatz.

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The Couch. A typological construction
The Couch. A typological construction
by Thomas Wagner | 06 December 2011

Soft upholstery, cushions, sometimes with a frame around it – in the typology of the sofa there are less breaks than variants. And the potpourri that evolves as a result holds a great deal of charm.

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+++ NEWSTICKER #212 | 2011 +++
+++ NEWSTICKER #212 | 2011 +++
05 December 2011

Dialogs on urban transformations
Nurturing the bizarre in Berlin
Form follows nature
Oh Tannenbaum!
Alexander McQueen retrospective

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A chair for 40 hours
A chair for 40 hours
by Mathias Remmele | 05 December 2011

We hardly spend as much time anywhere else as on our office chair, other than in bed that is. Only logical that the chair should help us sit comfortably and healthily. That goal may sound simple, but finding the right solution remains a challenge to this day.

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Eminences in black and white
Eminences in black and white
by Nina Reetzke | 03 December 2011

Over a period of two years, Ingrid von Kruse photographed stars of the international architecture scene. A selection of these, portraits of celebrities such as Bjarke Ingels, Peter Zumthor and Oscar Niemeyer, is currently on show at Deutsches Architekturmuseum under the title "Eminent Architects". The pictures are a testimony to the photographer's masterly and sensitive approach; only the presentation, as though in a hall of fame, leaves something to be desired.

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Using wood to reach new heights
Using wood to reach new heights
by Sandra Hofmeister | 01 December 2011

The "Building with timber" exhibition in Munich documents the potentialities afforded by this ancient material, making adventurous constructions a real possibility for the future. Rather than the undifferentiated use of the term "sustainability" as a mere marketing slogan, dates and facts are subject to strong analysis – presenting accomplished examples of application.

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The Couch. A psychoanalytical fantasy
The Couch. A psychoanalytical fantasy
by Thomas Wagner | 29 November 2011

What is a sofa? A piece of furniture designed for sitting together sociably or for individual relaxation? Or both? And what does that have to do with Freud's couch and the Orient?

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+++ NEWSTICKER #211 | 2011 +++
+++ NEWSTICKER #211 | 2011 +++
28 November 2011

Urban-Think Tank
Ethics in Aesthetics
The Greatest Grid
Architect@work

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It’s set
It’s set
by Sandra Hofmeister | 26 November 2011

Tables need to be able to take the load, irrespective of their structure. Only then can you really bang your fist on them if push comes to shove. People prefer to sit around “one” table, however, as a glance at the history, metaphors and current products shows.

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Designed down to the very last detail
Designed down to the very last detail
24 November 2011

Her portfolio is full of surprises, her career international. The young Spanish product designer, Inma Bermúdez, works both for Ikea and Spanish porcelain manufacturer Lladró as well as being an assistant to Sigga Heimis, Jaime Hayon and CuldeSac. Talking to Nina Müller, she explains what designers have in common with engineers and how to really fire up the inventive spirit of a designer.

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+++ NEWSTICKER #210 | 2011 +++
+++ NEWSTICKER #210 | 2011 +++
22 November 2011

Small Infrastructural builds
Kibbuz and Bauhaus
EuroMold
Dutch Mountains by Francine Houben
Exhibition on Günter Horntrich

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The social significance of design critique is huge
The social significance of design critique is huge
22 November 2011

It should not only be in times of crisis that we stop to think about critique, says Benita Braun-Feldweg in keeping with the tradition of her grandfather Wilhelm Braun-Feldweg who considered writing a part of design. To foster design-focused debate in society, the Braun-Feldweg Prize is now to be awarded for the sixth time. Nina Reetzke took the opportunity to meet and talk to the granddaughter of the German design mastermind.

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Now stop jumping on the bed! The bed as a place for work, rest and play
Now stop jumping on the bed! The bed as a place for work, rest and play
by Annette Tietenberg | 22 November 2011

Beds are good for more than just sleeping, they also offer a place to read, write, eat, watch TV, chat on the phone, draw, play around, make great plans, canoodle with loved ones and indulge in amorous play. Considering that this is an item of furniture that chaperones us through life – from the day we are born to the day we die – it receives precious little attention.

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