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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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Colored Rods and Cy Twombly
Colored Rods and Cy Twombly
by Sandra Hofmeister | 27 May 2009

Museum Brandhorst in Munich's Maxvorstadt district opened to the public on May 21. The building's iridescent outer skin has been on view for some months, and now the interior with its exciting architecture is proudly displaying works from the Udo and Anette Brandhorst Collection.

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Stuttgart, Königstrasse – bricked up
Stuttgart, Königstrasse – bricked up
by Georg-Christof Bertsch | 24 May 2009

In design, interculturality is currently the big hit. Elements from different cultures are being combined in ever more sophisticated ways. However, the reality in cities like Rio de Janeiro provides a very different picture. Soon the favela could become a model of uncontrolled urban growth in Germany too.

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U.F.O. – Art and Design
U.F.O. – Art and Design
22 May 2009

What do you find unsettling about design? Three questions to Richard Prince.

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The Fragrance of White
The Fragrance of White
by Claudia Beckmann | 21 May 2009

He is a like a phantom. Almost everybody has heard of him, but hardly anyone has ever seen Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela. While he has managed to stay as good as invisible for over 20 years now, his oeuvre has been constantly present and truly celebrated.

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They called it a dog bed
They called it a dog bed
by Nancy Jehmlich | 19 May 2009

He is a Brazilian superstar. Idolized at the Salone in Milan, wherever he goes and wherever he stands, South American fans want to have their picture taken with him - Sergio Rodrigues. We caught up with him at ClassiCon in Munich, took a seat in his squashy leather armchair Mole and talked about his life.

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Impressions of Milan
Impressions of Milan
18 May 2009

As always, the Milan Design Week 2009 was much more than the sum of the events at the fair itself and in the city. Our series of photos offers you an impression of the many small venues, situations and settings that makes Milan the undisputed climax of each and every design year.

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U.F.O. – Art and Design
U.F.O. – Art and Design
by Claudia Beckmann | 17 May 2009

The "U.F.O. - Art and Design" exhibition at NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft in Düsseldorf concerns itself with the increasing indeterminacy and hybrid qualities of objects.

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U.F.O. of the day
U.F.O. of the day
16 May 2009

Hussein Chalayan
"Afterwords"

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Materials that appeal to the senses
Materials that appeal to the senses
by Nancy Jehmlich | 15 May 2009

One of the highpoints of this year's Milan Design Week took place at the Triennial: the "Tokyo Fiber 09 - Senseware" exhibition. It presented new materials and was also a festival of the senses.

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Gateway to the East
Gateway to the East
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 13 May 2009

Belgrade's qualities may not be apparent at first sight. Yet they are plentiful. The "Belgrade Design Week", which will take place from May 25 until 31, 2009 for the third time, is a good example of the Serbian capital's increasing self-confidence.

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