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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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The new is not per se the good Checking out Milan, part 1
The new is not per se the good
Checking out Milan, part 1
by Thomas Wagner | 25 April 2012

The 51st Salone del Mobile and all its side shows remains one huge cultural event. By contrast, the exhibitors at the trade-fair halls in Rho prefer restraint and no longer try to parade their novelties at any price.

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+++ NEWSTICKER #232 | 2012 +++
+++ NEWSTICKER #232 | 2012 +++
24 April 2012

NRW Forum: Gender Studies
Hamburg: Lost Modernism
Harvard: Arts First Festival
Boston: Alex Katz


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Spotlighting greater efficiency
Spotlighting greater efficiency
by Juliane Grützner | 24 April 2012

At the Frankfurt lighting trade fair, Light+Building, everything revolved around LED technology and its advancement. But it was those lighting manufacturers who had more to offer by the way of technical features that stole the limelight.

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Let there be sight!
Let there be sight!
by Thomas Wagner | 24 April 2012

LEDs wherever you look! The technology, still very young, has already firmly established itself. But what does that mean for the designs? A commentary on the Light+Building.

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Encounters
Encounters
24 April 2012

During the Salone del Mobile, Milan turns itself into a unique location for discussions on design. With a great deal of pride, designers expound their new ideas right across the city and thus create an ideal environment for interaction among the professionals. Here we present a small selection of encounters with designers both at the trade fair and in the city's showrooms.

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Let’s become more sophisticated!
Let’s become more sophisticated!
by Volker Albus | 22 April 2012

Volker Albus, who teaches Product Design at HfG Karlsruhe, makes the case for offering a range of subjects with an extremely broad focus. In his opinion, this is the only way to cope with the diversity of social, technical, ecological and economic circumstances, which nowadays present a challenge to design. In his opinion, merely calling for greater artistic freedom does notachieve anything.

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Proximity and distance to social circumstances
Proximity and distance to social circumstances
by Jesko Fezer | 20 April 2012

Jesko Fezer has been Professor of Experimental Design at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg since the winter semester 2011-2. In his opinion design is no more and no less than the projective exploration of the world in creative terms, and a university of art the right place for teaching it.

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Serving ideas
Serving ideas
18 April 2012

The success of Japanese designer Oki Sato is closely bound up with the Milan Salone Satellite. The straightforward approach to various design disciplines he experienced there was his inspiration when he set up his company Nendo. Ayako Kamozawa discusses this with Oki Sato.

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+++ NEWSTICKER #231 | 2012 +++
+++ NEWSTICKER #231 | 2012 +++
16 April 2012

Munich: Resonance and SilenceKlang und Stille
Milan: Ventura Lambrate
Cologne: Art CologneFair
RAY 2012: Making History

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