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News & Stories | Salone del Mobile 2011 – supported by Villeroy & Boch Tiles

Milan in four bags or: Design, theatrical, practical, feudal and universal

by Thomas Wagner

Milan in four bags or: Design, theatrical, practical, feudal and universal
Perhaps everything on show in Milan at the exhibition center in Rho, in the booths of Superstudio Più, in showrooms and back-yard workshops ultimately fits into four bags. Let’s see if it does. What would we write on the movable containers if we were to put in them the things we noticed among all the abundance?

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Wish I was a Red Indian – imm Cologne Part 1

by Thomas Wagner

Wish I was a Red Indian – imm Cologne Part 1
What emerged at the imm Cologne in 2011 was that the fair has steadied, and in the form of "Living Kitchen" and "Pure Textiles" has gained two important new areas. Thus, the Cologne hodge-podge of the diversity of homes has something for everyone, for a man of the world, a man of the masses, and for kids, too. That said, the high-end design did not live up to expectations.
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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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The activist

by Nina Reetzke

The activist
In the 1930s, Charlotte Perriand was convinced that it was necessary to fight for a better future. Not only did she strive for new forms in design, but she also sought to improve social conditions through design and architecture. She employed large photo collages on which she had applied layers of writing to communicate her political and social messages. The Museum of Design in Zurich is now holding an exhibition dedicated to these works.

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The return of the curved

by Nora Sobich

The return of the curved
Be it purses, chairs or roofs: Wickerwork, one of the world's oldest construction methods is experiencing a revival.

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Garden Shed à la Le Corbusier

by Anneke Bokern

Garden Shed à la Le Corbusier
In 1952, Le Corbusier put his concept of a minimal living module on the Côte d'Azur into practice. He built the "cabanon" in the immediate vicinity of Eileen Gray's Villa E1027; it was a tiny structure that barely measures 15 square meters.
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All my sofas are islands

All my sofas are islands
Piero Lissoni’s sofas have an almost legendary reputation. In the design process, he draws inspiration from the Italian lifestyle, and not boring functionalism. Sandra Hofmeister talked to the Italian designer about sofas and royalties, beauty and rituals.

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Selected Exhibitors at imm cologne 2011

Selected Exhibitors at imm cologne 2011
At the beginning of every year the trade fair imm cologne presents new international home trends. We present the list of selected manufacturers to found out which exhibitors they are, and where you can find them.

Architecture | Residential

Elegant Interaction

 Elegant Interaction
A penthouse apartment in Stuttgart is a well thought-through composition comprising three monolithic cabinet systems and a free-standing kitchen block.
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Architecture | Residential

A house with one room

A house with one room
If you look up the term single-room house in the specialist literature, you will find a simple sentence explaining this type of dwelling: the single room is the simplest way to divide up a groundplan, as it entails a house with no inside walls or separate rooms.
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News & Stories | Salone del Mobile Milan 2010

Almost everything that is new!

by Daniel von Bernstorff

Almost everything that is new!
Salone del Mobile 2010 has been and gone. Which of the new designs will endure, and which will swiftly be forgotten? The Stylepark ABC of the most persuasive new products predicts what may that future may be.
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