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News & Stories | Scandinavian Design ‒ Sturdy comes first?

Reviving Danish furniture classics

by Armin Scharf

Reviving Danish furniture classics
Sometimes they use original plan, other times they rely on an aged furniture item – Erling and Egon Petersen, two brothers from Ormslev, Denmark go to endless lengths in their quest to breathe new life into an original design from the previous century.
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About tables and benches

by Klaus Meyer

About tables and benches
Be it park benches, conference tables or outdoor chairs – there's always an additional use to Thomas Bernstrand's designs, even though they stand in the tradition of classic Scandinavian design.
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Female success beyond embroidered cushions

by Anneke Bokern

Female success beyond embroidered cushions
There is a noticeably large number of women in design in Scandinavia. From Nanna Ditzel to Front Design, female designers have always played an important role in Nordic countries. Does this have something to do with design style? Or is it quite simply a question of equality?
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Architecture | Residential

Material in the interplay

Material in the interplay
"Haus KA", designed by lynx architecture, is a clear cube that consist of only a very few different materials.
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A Design Classic celebrates its 40th anniversary

by Nina Shell

A Design Classic celebrates its 40th anniversary
World class architects like Norman Foster and Daniel Libeskind value the planning flexibility the Vola product range gives them and install Arne Jacobsen fittings in their buildings. The concept for this design classic is now forty years old.
In the good-life lab

Architecture | Residential

It has to stand out

It has to stand out
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News & Stories | Scandinavian Design ‒ Sturdy comes first?

Scandinavian seal of approval

by Clemens Bomsdorf

Scandinavian seal of approval
Creativity, quality and economic viability can all be associated with the term design. The Scandinavian governments have taken advantage of this and are investing in promoting both the discipline and their own image.
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It’s important to know where you’re coming from

It’s important to know where you’re coming from
Scandinavian design is known for its clear forms, durability and careful craftsmanship. Do students from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland still design in accordance with these principles today? Juliane Grützner asked some of them.
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Architecture | Residential

Remixing Lisbon

Remixing Lisbon
In the heart of Lisbon's old historical district of Pombalino stands a half-timbered house dating from the 18th century – and it has just been modernized by Portuguese architect José Adrião.

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Crisis? What crisis?

by Daniel von Bernstorff

Crisis? What crisis?
At this year's ISH, the "World's Leading Trade Fair for the Bathroom Experience, Building, Energy, Bathroom, Air-Conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies" in Frankfurt the economic crisis did not take centre stage. Visitor and exhibitor numbers almost matched those of the previous year and an upbeat outlook was palpable - almost defying the crisis, as it were.