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The end of Droog
The end of Droog
by Markus Frenzl | 18 February 2010

Object Rotterdam, the "autonomous design" trade fair, which was held for the second time at the beginning of February, featured in some cases surprising quality: the post-Droog generation of designers would appear to be far more earnest.

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Fretting our way into the future
Fretting our way into the future
by Georg-Christof Bertsch | 16 February 2010

In the form of the "Chrome" hotel, Kolkata has got a new design spaceship in which Western and Indian elements create a very special blend.

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Indian Art in London
Indian Art in London
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 13 February 2010

The new show of the Saatchi Gallery in London which has just opened is "The Empire strikes back - Indian Art today" presents young art from India, once a British Crown Colony and today the world's largest democracy.

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Architecture en miniature
Architecture en miniature
by Franziska Horn | 11 February 2010

In Munich, at an exhibition entitled "Architekturchen" Ingo Maurer is presenting surprising works by Italian design star Michele de Lucchi. They show how working with wood can trigger new thought processes and inspire new ideas.

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Tear down the old to welcome the new?
Tear down the old to welcome the new?
by Andreas Rossmann | 09 February 2010

Investors and developers usually have their problems with our aesthetic heritage, especially as the cycles of rejection and appreciation in architecture are unlike those in fashion or design. All the same, the discussion on 1960s architecture is currently growing, becoming more vocal and more differentiated.

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The fun theory
The fun theory
by Thomas Wagner | 05 February 2010

Does the world simply change or can it be changed? For example by changing people's behavior? In Sweden advertising shows that neither being determines consciousness nor does consciousness determine being, but rather fun determines our behavior.

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The hidden beauty in the loop
The hidden beauty in the loop
by Markus Frenzl | 04 February 2010

The light bulb was once perceived as too bright by many. Today, the purportedly unseemly compact fluorescent lamp tends likewise to be hidden beneath most luminaire designs. With "Koi", Naoto Fukasawa has been the first designer to create an office luminaire series that emphasizes the unpopular lamp's intrinsic and aesthetic beauty.

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Not something that passes by
Not something that passes by
02 February 2010

In the works by Swedish design group "Front" the divides are blurred. After all, what you see is not always what you feel. During the Cologne furniture fair the magazine Architektur&Wohnen and Audi awarded the "A&W Designer of the Year" prize. Nancy Jehmlich talked to the designers about animals as designers, good design, and working as a threesome.

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The star, design, the Paris fair and its refugees
The star, design, the Paris fair and its refugees
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 31 January 2010

In recent years, Paris-based fair Maison & Objet has grown, to the detriment of other fairs. But now it appears that this trend is being reversed.

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Ludwig conducts on the big stage
Ludwig conducts on the big stage
by Sandra Hofmeister | 29 January 2010

For the construction of the Paris Philharmonic Georg Ackermann, a company of carpenters, built an acoustic model on a scale of 1:10. In order to be able to simulate what the situation in the concert hall would later be as exactly as possible, it even has a large number of little puppets sitting in the audience wearing noise-absorbing clothing and little caps instead of hair.

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Cologne Revolving or how to turn a knife and still stay put
Cologne Revolving or how to turn a knife and still stay put
by Thomas Wagner | 26 January 2010

Even though overall there was a lack of intellectual sparkle and aesthetic flair, the atmosphere in Cologne was astonishingly upbeat. So is imm cologne in the process of consolidating? What are its prospects for the future?

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All quiet in the West?
All quiet in the West?
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 26 January 2010

No festival of innovations such as is Milan, but then no one would have expected that. All the same, the imm cologne seems to have steadied up despite the crisis. A tour with some of the most interesting company presentations and products.

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Less could mean more
Less could mean more
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 21 January 2010

Despite the difficult economic situation, the world's leading textiles trade fair, the Heimtextil in Frankfurt, held steady this year. The focus was less on spectacular innovations and more on strengthening the core business, with a few exceptions, of course.

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Modules for floor images
Modules for floor images
by Thomas Edelmann | 18 January 2010

For Vorwerk Carpets the architect Hadi Teherani creates the new design tile collection „Scale" with visitors to the Passagen program accompanying Cologne furniture fair invited to try out the tiles.

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Trade fairs: ready, steady, go!
Trade fairs: ready, steady, go!
16 January 2010

A great many trade fairs and design events await us in the next four months. Stylepark proudly presents the most important among them.

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Fuel at the six-legged dog
Fuel at the six-legged dog
by Nancy Jehmlich | 15 January 2010

At the beginning of the 1950s, Italian oil company Agip came up with the idea of linking gas station architecture to the company's corporate identity. An exhibition at Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt presents Italy's gas station architecture during the economic recovery of the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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The Windmills of Cologne
The Windmills of Cologne
by Thomas Wagner | 12 January 2010

It is January again and so the venue is Cologne for "imm cologne" and "Passagen". The aim behind the slogan "Creating Spaces" is to breathe new life into a trade fair that in the last few years has become somewhat sluggish and, with the presence of "manufacturers with an affinity for design", to demonstrate a clear market focus. Will this work?

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Selected exhibitors at imm cologne 2010
Selected exhibitors at imm cologne 2010
12 January 2010

The imm cologne is held at the beginning of each year. Below you will find a list of the most interesting exhibitors in Cologne.

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