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Bauhaus master with speared heart
Bauhaus master with speared heart
by Jochen Stöckmann | 29 December 2013

The “Herbert Bayer: Berliner Jahre – Werbegrafik 1928 – 1938” show at the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin presents the creative output of a designer who vacillated between Bauhaus ideals and currying favor with the Nazis.

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Monomade in Tokyo
Monomade in Tokyo
by Uta Abendroth | 25 December 2013

In Tokyo “urban manufacturing” is not just some post-economic crisis slogan, but lived practice day in day out. In Taitō, one of the oldest districts, furniture, bags, paper lanterns and silver tea-ceremony vessels are being made in tiny workshops – and often by craftsmen seated on the floor in the traditional Japanese style.

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Uncle Tom’s Jacket
Uncle Tom’s Jacket
by Martina Metzner | 22 December 2013

For some time designers and architects have been making inroads into the world of fashion. Now Tom Dixon’s collection for Adidas is hitting the stores. High on garments, low on trend, and with bags that can be transformed into textile furniture.



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Get your teeth into it
Get your teeth into it
by Stylepark | 20 December 2013

For its October 2014 edition, the Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk has launched the new “Spaces” Design Award for hospitality concepts – and is now collaborating with the French creative camp Domaine de Boisbuchet.



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Petter’s perfect landing
Petter’s perfect landing
by Uta Abendroth | 18 December 2013

His search for an alarm clock and the ensuing frustration were cause enough. The experience prompted Petter Neby to establish his own company for electrical home appliances – Punkt. So far it sells three products, and they are the quintessence of Neby’s design philosophy: Keep it simple and pure, and make it to last.

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Speed Pitch for the   Audi Urban Future Award 2014
Speed Pitch for the
Audi Urban Future Award 2014
by Stylepark | 16 December 2013

Decide which US-Team of creative thinkers and enablers should take part at the Audi Urban Future Award 2014!
The candidates in the speed pitch have widely differing interpretations of the data theme. Team 1 analyzes the question of which mobility services people want. Team 2 puts its faith in research results from the field of gamification. Team 3’s thesis is that data can create precious space in combination with technologies for cities and their residents.



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With merry wishes
With merry wishes
15 December 2013

Our Stylepark team gathered, snapped shots and committed them to paper: Best wishes for a happy holiday season and a joyous new year!

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Revitalization at the touch of a switch
Revitalization at the touch of a switch
by Jochen Stöckmann | 13 December 2013

It was not so much aesthetic architectural approaches that were called for as temporary solutions with a socio-cultural touch: For the second time Berlin has challenged Europe’s architects to submit entries for the “Urban Intervention Award”. A prize somewhere between “cute” and “best practice”.

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Domotex & Stylepark:  Rolling out the carpet
Domotex & Stylepark:
Rolling out the carpet
11 December 2013

“Innovations@Domotex” is a new concept that prepares the ground for architects and designers in the run-up to and at the upcoming Domotex. The platform curated by Stylepark offers plenty of possibilities here, including a special website, a trend forum, lectures, guided tours and a pocket-size brochure.

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Incompleted: Frankfurt at a glance
Incompleted: Frankfurt at a glance
by Peter Cachola Schmal | 11 December 2013

On behalf of Stylepark, the Director of Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) takes a close look at DOM Publishers’ new “Architectural Guide to Frankfurt/Main”.



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Cantonal, red, tricky
Cantonal, red, tricky
by Michael Kasiske | 08 December 2013

Moritz Schmid, This Weber and Jörg Boner represent a new generation of Swiss designers, who are beginning to step out from behind the shadows of design heavyweights such as Alfredo Häberli and Hannes Wettstein. A tour of their workshop gives you a great idea of their creative work/output.

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Precise, coherent, Zwicky
Precise, coherent, Zwicky
by Michael Kasiske | 06 December 2013

Whether it’s Max Bill’s “Ulmer Hocker” in red or storage boxes that call to mind overseas trunks: The interior design show “Neue Räume” presents all things familiar – in a fresh look. A concept that goes down a real treat with the Swiss clientele.

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Rethinking surfaces
Rethinking surfaces
05 December 2013

Jürgen Mayer H. is the brain behind the extraordinary surface designs set to catch the eye at “Innovations@Domotex", on show as part of the upcoming Domotex. Oliver G. Hamm chatted with the Berlin-based architect about exhibition architecture and the impact the 1970s have had on his creative work.

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On hold – The intangible legacy of the past decade
On hold – The intangible legacy of the past decade
by Reinier de Graaf | 04 December 2013

The 2008 crisis resulted in a large number of planning operations being suspended. Will the pre-crisis boom go down in the annals of history as an aberration, or prove only to be a precursor of things to come?

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Floor studies engaging the senses
Floor studies engaging the senses
by Thomas Wagner | 03 December 2013

For a long time floors attracted little attention, if any. Thankfully, those days are over. Things are looking up in the world of flooring. Which is great news, and not just for the eye.

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Carpet design as the pinnacle
Carpet design as the pinnacle
01 December 2013

Steffen Kehrle has landed on the floor. Or the carpet, to be precise. For “Flooring Deluxe”, the special exhibition at this year’s Domotex, the designer teamed up with Dura and together they produced creations that call to mind the paintings by Jackson Pollock. In conversation with Nora Khereddine, Kehrle explains why this collaboration is here to stay.

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Presents, presents
Presents, presents
01 December 2013

You know the ins and outs of design and architecture? Then take part in our special Stylepark Christmas Contest. Be it chairs, luminaires, or living room accessories – this year there are once again any number of great prizes to be won.

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São Paulo: Using city, making city
São Paulo: Using city, making city
by Isabel Martinez Abascal | 30 November 2013

Instead of foregrounding architects and architecture, the X. São Paulo Architecture Biennale addresses the cities and transforms the Brazilian metropolis itself into one gigantic exhibition space. Our author Isabel Martinez Abascal set off for Stylepark and visited the Biennial sites, discovering many controversial city views along the way.

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