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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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Should the weather permit
Should the weather permit
by Marcel Krenz | 14 May 2010

The ski slope in blistering hot Dubai, the tropical theme pool in Bochum or a shopping experience in the air-conditioned shopping mall in Edmonton - artificial weather conditions and the exclusion of the forces of nature are today more than ever a task for architecture. The manual "-arium" approaches these challenges in an unusual way.

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Shall no wish be left unfulfilled
Shall no wish be left unfulfilled
by Jochen Paul | 13 May 2010

In Munich's Mühlbachviertel you can "test-live in" a new apartment block.

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Things that show we are alive
Things that show we are alive
11 May 2010

Dutch designer duo Scholten & Baijings add subtle patterns and colors to forms, make fabric rhubarb stalks objects of communication, envelop design classics with their "Colour Plaids" and reinterpret traditional Dutch items of furniture. At the Milan Furniture Fair, they premiered designs with Established & Sons. Markus Frenzl caught up with the designers in Rotterdam and Milan.

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Homely travel
Homely travel
by Thomas Wagner | 10 May 2010

What happens if you cross BMW, Kvadrat and Flos with Patricia Urquiola and Guilio Ridolfo in order to try and develop a completely new interior design for an automobile? "The Dwelling Lab" shows you.

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The knot and time
The knot and time
by Andreas Bee | 09 May 2010

At this year's Light+Building fair Stylepark has presented itself in the new Hall 11 of Messe Frankfurt.

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Creativity moods 2: Design
Creativity moods 2: Design
by Knuth Hornbogen | 08 May 2010

The two articles on how art and architecture deal with the realm of mood have each created their own atmosphere with respect to their subject. And while we are on the subject of atmospheres and creativity our author embarks on a brief trip through Germany and notices some surprising things along the way.

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Almost everything that is new!
Almost everything that is new!
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 04 May 2010

Salone del Mobile 2010 has been and gone. Which of the new designs will endure, and which will swiftly be forgotten? The Stylepark ABC of the most persuasive new products predicts what may that future may be.


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Nothing is more yellow than yellow itself
Nothing is more yellow than yellow itself
by Silke Gehrmann-Becker | 03 May 2010

April showers bring May flowers: This year it brings the trend color yellow. Be it lemon yellow, Indian yellow or golden yellow - the ambivalent effect of the color is being put to the test.

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Stylepark or In the Midst of the World of Design
Stylepark or In the Midst of the World of Design
01 May 2010

At this year's Light+Building fair Stylepark has presented itself in the new Hall 11 of Messe Frankfurt.

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Juuri or the genie of the bottle
Juuri or the genie of the bottle
by Nancy Jehmlich | 28 April 2010

One basic design, six variations, three colors, countless combinations: the vessel "Juuri" of young designer Sarah Böttger delights with its special design and material language.

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Milan, before the ash came – part 2
Milan, before the ash came – part 2
by Thomas Wagner | 27 April 2010

Admittedly, the borders of the Zona Tortona are a little frayed at the edges and in the new design district Ventura Lambrate designers are pushing into an area where artists once thronged, but there is a great deal to be discovered here. And, when all is said, when it comes to furniture design, things do tend to go around in productive circles.

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Jotted down on paper
Jotted down on paper
by Sandra Hofmeister | 27 April 2010

Ideas, sketches, creative processes: The exhibition "The Hand of the Designer" at Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan presents drawings by designers and architects and demonstrates the importance of hand sketches in the digital age.

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Success depends on courage
Success depends on courage
by Amelie Znidaric | 24 April 2010

Young, courageous, and experimental, the Salone Satellite in Milan. So one might think. But the mostly young exhibitors were all somewhat staid and highly professional. Bar a few exceptions, of course.

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