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Palm leaves, aliens and lobsters on a lead
Palm leaves, aliens and lobsters on a lead
by Claus Richter | 09 December 2010

The catalog "Drawing Fashion" presents drawings of haute couture from 1910 to the present day. Drawings, watercolors and gouaches by illustrators including Georges Lepape, André Edourd Marty and René Bouché enchant readers with their outstanding beauty.


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Serious designs in Berlin
Serious designs in Berlin
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 07 December 2010

In the form of "Qubique - the next generation tradeshow", which will take place for the first time at the end of October 2011 against the spectacular backdrop of the former Tempelhof Airport, the German capital is finally going to host an event in the area of furniture and Interior design that can be taken seriously and promises to be successful.


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The model housing development in Òbuda
The model housing development in Òbuda
by Peter Sägesser | 04 December 2010

In 1958, a model housing development was built in Budapest, the designs of which derived from a government-organized architecture and design competition. Even though the house designs were subsequently not built in other places, the interior designs laid the foundations for the modern Hungarian furniture industry.


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How people experience food processors
How people experience food processors
02 December 2010

Oliver Grabes heads the design department of the long-standing company Braun and in conversation with Jens Müller explains his way of looking at things. What is the design process at Braun like today, how does the company deal with Dieter Rams' legacy, and why are Apple products so successful compared with Braun?


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The arrow that shoots into the future
The arrow that shoots into the future
by Marcus Botsch | 30 November 2010

Something is happening in Russia. Concern about the architectural quality of the buildings in Moscow and the approach taken to public space has led to the founding of the Strelka Institutes. The educational institute's provisional new building was created by Rem Koolhaas, who is supporting the initiators.


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Like a nap?
Like a nap?
by Nina Reetzke | 27 November 2010

In some countries a midday snooze is part of everyday culture, in others it is treated with disdain. Science has long since proven that a noon nap boosts a person's performance during the rest of the day. Hardly surprising then that there's a broad array of representative recliners and napping chairs available for rest areas in offices.


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Reluctant ethnologist
Reluctant ethnologist
25 November 2010

Philippe Bestenheider's designs are often reminiscent of the aesthetics associated with primitive peoples. If anything, though, that is unintentional. The Swiss designer simply loves playing with geometry.


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Thinking about life’s elasticity
Thinking about life’s elasticity
by Nora Sobich | 23 November 2010

Whether a silk stocking, a small pig on a trampoline or the human brain, artists and scientists have made any number of contributions on elasticity to the anthology "Findings on Elasticity" . The outcome is a conglomeration that lets the reader share in a creative thought-finding process.


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People should feel at home in my buildings
People should feel at home in my buildings
20 November 2010

At present, the London Design Museum is holding a retrospective on the works of John Pawson. Alexander Menden met the British architect and talked with him about the difference between "building" and "architecture", fleeting ideal states and his failed attempt to become a Buddhist monk.

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Ghosts walk in the furniture cemetery
Ghosts walk in the furniture cemetery
by Silke Gehrmann-Becker | 18 November 2010

What happens to furniture that has done its service? It is stored in attics, cellars and in forgotten corners. And sometimes it seems as if the old items had taken on a life of their own.

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Colorful balloon on the design horizon
Colorful balloon on the design horizon
16 November 2010

At the 13th Designers' Saturday Stylepark celebrated the occasion of the 10th anniversary of its foundation with a large 10, candy-floss, and a sky full of colorful balloons. And the interest was so great that the pink Stylepark balloons were soon floating all over Langenthal.


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Everyday objects with that human touch
Everyday objects with that human touch
by Alexandra Goebel | 15 November 2010

Mathias Hahn, a talented young product designer from Germany, moved to London six years ago in order to gain a foothold in the design community. He has made an international name for himself within a very short space of time, with his sympathetic, straightforward and functional everyday products.


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At home in a container
At home in a container
13 November 2010

NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf is inviting architects and designers throughout the world to submit designs for an exhibition of container houses next spring.


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A lonely, backlit worker
A lonely, backlit worker
by Thomas Wagner | 11 November 2010

Walls made of gold foil, dancing teabags and any number of light corridors - the 13th Designers' Saturday took place in Langenthal, Switzerland. An excursion on the "Black Line" through this charming Disneyland of design.


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Work wherever you want! Office worlds 2010 – part 2: of sheds and queues of seats
Work wherever you want!
Office worlds 2010 – part 2: of sheds and queues of seats
by Thomas Wagner | 09 November 2010

Offices are increasingly turning into social centers. To make certain the stress of constant communication does not become too fierce and the office becomes a social flashpoint, the modern work nomad withdraws into a chic little shed or a new kind of basket-chair.


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Work wherever you want! Office worlds 2010 – part 1: of citizens, territories and islands
Work wherever you want!
Office worlds 2010 – part 1: of citizens, territories and islands
by Thomas Wagner | 08 November 2010

You will search in vain for a new paradigm or new typologies of work at the Orgatec 2010. Instead, people are busy working away at furniture systems that enable the temporary privacy of retreat in the midst of the open field of omnipresent communication.


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There is a design world outside Italy!
There is a design world outside Italy!
07 November 2010

Luca Nichetto is one of the few Italian designers in the upcoming generation. Sandra Hofmeister talked to him about the life and death of his furniture, about new perspectives in Scandinavia and about the meaning and meaninglessness of national borders in design.


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Beijing Landing
Beijing Landing
by Claudia Beckmann | 04 November 2010

In the form of the Beijing Design Week, China intends to play a prime part in the future international design circus. "Design Landing" is the motto of the first edition, which will launch in September 2011.


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