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by Daniel von BernstorffThis year’s Designers’ Saturday held in the Swiss town of Langenthal certainly confirmed the trade fair’s standing as one of the finest and most creative design events in the world.
Cell offices and cubicles are considered negative examples of office design. The era of what we would today regard as the human office started with the “Citizen Office”. Concepts such as the “Net'n'Nest” symbolize the attempt to combine networking and concentrated work. So will we in future work in a kind of adventure playground for adults?
Over the past few years several crossover projects between fashion and furniture have attracted much attention. Together, G-Star Raw and Vitra are sounding out the furniture cosmos of Jean Prouvé. The "Prouvé Raw" collection is a successful homage to the French designer.
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by Markus FrenzlPlastic Chairs for all! How one 1950s chair design became an expression of the desire for individuality that shapes our times.
On the silver screen and at Orgatec, office environments are depicted as having a life of their own. What kind of image of reality do they convey? A rummage through the film archives and walkabout in the trade fair halls.
The six architecture offices taking part in the current ‘Lights Change’ display at the Vitra Showroom in Frankfurt immediately agreed that “we want a joint project and we want to use the entire showroom.” Such team spirit is compelling.