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Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 26 June 2009

Design Miami Art Basel does not even come close to living up to its promise. But in spite of this, or maybe even because of this, it has proved successful.

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Elsewhere, the same is a bit different
Elsewhere, the same is a bit different
by Thomas Geisler | 25 June 2009

This year, the DMY International Design Festival in Berlin brought itself and its visitors back down to earth. What emerged was an event with modest aims but which managed, in the end, to delight and inspire.

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Express the Zeitgeist
Express the Zeitgeist
23 June 2009

A Questionnaire answered by Rolf Sachs.

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The second and third skin
The second and third skin
by Markus Frenzl | 22 June 2009

Even just a few decades ago the roles were clearly distributed: on the one side, the superficial and ephemeral world of fashion, and on the other the world of furniture design, which strives for timelessness and for durability. At this year's Salone in Milan, a surprising amount of cross-over between fashion and furniture was in evidence, as for instance. - How strong is the reciprocity between these two apparently so different disciplines today?

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Art Basel – A Visitors Impressions
Art Basel – A Visitor's Impressions
by Peter Raue | 20 June 2009

On June 11 Art Basel opened its doors for the 40th time to what is still the hottest art show - the mother of all art fairs. But how will the crisis affect Basle? And how will the fair respond to the crisis?

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Mushrooms for the salon of the bourgeoisie  In memory of Pierre Paulin
Mushrooms for the salon of the bourgeoisie
In memory of Pierre Paulin
by Sandra Hofmeister | 18 June 2009

He created seating buds, mushrooms for the home and incomparable interiors. Pierre Paulin's upbeat creations have had a significant influence on design history. They are as alive as ever today. The visionary French interior designer died at the age of 81 last Saturday.

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Milan cosmos
Milan cosmos
17 June 2009

The current Stylepark Magazine for Product Culture is entitled "Sense & Sensibility" and focuses directly on this year's Milan Furniture Fair. It will be on sale from June 22 in selected magazine outlets.

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Found object: Mother’s lap is forty years old!
Found object: Mother’s lap is forty years old!
by Sandra Hofmeister | 15 June 2009

Soft curves and gentle cambers are their distinctive feature. The Up series designed in 1968 by Gaetano Pesce for B&B Italia has been revamped to celebrate its anniversary.

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Formations in the Sky
Formations in the Sky
by Sandra Hofmeister | 12 June 2009

Meeting in Copenhagen: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have come to Øresund to put the finishing touches to the first Kvadrat showrooms in Denmark shortly before they are opened. Sandra Hofmeister met them there and spoke with Erwan Bouroullec.

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These people have never disappointed me
These people have never disappointed me
11 June 2009

A Questionnaire answered by Johanna Grawunder.

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To be creative means to enjoy
To be creative means to enjoy
by Sandra Hofmeister | 09 June 2009

Artists and designers, cultural ambassadors and dreamers: Vitra Design Museum presents the refreshingly diverse oeuvre of Brazilians Fernando and Humberto Campana.

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Floors that mean the world
Floors that mean the world
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 08 June 2009

The Danish Dinesen company produces what are probably the world's most extraordinary wooden floors. Recent examples of Dinesen floors can been seen at the Saatchi Gallery in London, at the newly opened Museum Brandhorst in Munich and the ‘Table' restaurant in the Schirn art gallery in Frankfurt.

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Bambú brasileiro or the future of a material
Bambú brasileiro or the future of a material
by Georg-Christof Bertsch | 06 June 2009

Brazil is the land of tropical forests. Very few actually know that bamboo also grows here in abundance. The more radical the changes in current policies of exploiting the rainforest, the better the chances that bamboo, a versatile material boasting a multitude of different applications, will soon be attributed a far more prominent role - in architecture as well as in design and automotive engineering.

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They love art ...
They love art ...
04 June 2009

A Questionnaire answered by Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets.

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Classifying is not everything
Classifying is not everything
by Claudia Beckmann | 03 June 2009

Don't let anyone tell you there is no point investigating UFOs. On the contrary. The exhibition "U.F.O - Grenzgänge zwischen Design und Kunst" (U.F.O. - Design and Art) has opened in the NRW Forum in Düsseldorf.

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Rigid, impact resistant and highly transparent
Rigid, impact resistant and highly transparent
02 June 2009

The Metocene Material Edition, which Stylepark has developed in conjunction with the chemical company LyondellBasell, illustrates, with a variety of examples and products, the diversity of visual possibilities that this plastic offers.

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The liberation of shape
The liberation of shape
by Markus Frenzl | 31 May 2009

Charles and Ray Eames once experimented with glass fiber reinforced plastics, today Konstantin Grcic experiments with Hirek plastic while Patricia Urquiola favors transparent polymers in a bid to achieve totally new shapes, surface qualities or uses that make design not only the formal but also technological manifestation of our age capable of altering people's lives. A little story to the significance of plastics for design.

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What do designers find boring about art?
What do designers find boring about art?
29 May 2009

Three questions to Tom Price.

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