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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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Clearing out the comfy corner
Clearing out the comfy corner
by Jörg Zimmermann | 16 April 2012

Architect Ferdinand Kramer not only made his name with modern, unadorned buildings and urban planning, but also, throughout his life, designed furniture whose formal vocabulary was clear and functional. At the Salone des Mobile in Milan e15 is showing a re-edition of Kramer's furniture, featuring eight of his designs.

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Like small poltergeists
Like small poltergeists
16 April 2012

Wanton act or successful appropriation? For the Salone del Mobile designer Mike Meiré gave the "60" stool, a classic by Alvar Aalto, a colorful, coat of paint applied by hand. Jörg Zimmermann spoke to him about the concept.

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On the death of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche
On the death of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche
by Thomas Edelmann | 15 April 2012

Chief designer, founder of the Porsche Design Studio as well as Chairman of the Supervisory Board – these are just some of the outstanding stages in the life of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who died in Salzburg on April 5.

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I am happy when they are happy
I am happy when they are happy
14 April 2012

Marva Griffin is one of those dazzling figures on the international design scene. Venezuelan by birth, she used her curatorial skills to make Salone Satellite one of the most important platforms for up-and-coming designers from the outset. Some may think that she is thinking about retirement but for a long time now she has been turning her thoughts to South America. An interview by Robert Volhard and Jörg Zimmermann.

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2 questions to Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
2 questions to Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
13 April 2012

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec also presented new furniture in Milan. For the "Osso" series for Mattiazzi they focused on the potential wood offers as a material. The entire collection on offer by the company, which specializes in processing wood, is on show at Hall 20, booth F06.

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2 questions to Nitzan Cohen
2 questions to Nitzan Cohen
13 April 2012

Among other things, in Milan Mattiazzi presented a chair designed by Nitzan Cohen along with a matching coffeehouse table. The entire collection on offer by the company, which specializes in processing wood, is on show at Hall 20, booth F06.

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2 questions to Konstantin Grcic
2 questions to Konstantin Grcic
13 April 2012

It was hardly surprising that there were new Konstantin Grcic furniture designs on view in Milan. Yet "Medici", created for Mattiazzi, is nevertheless surprsing. The entire collection on offer by the company, which specializes in processing wood, is on show at Hall 20, booth F06.

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