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

Top notch for living

by Sandra Hofmeister

Top notch for living
Boasting perfect details and serene comfort Hermès Maison came a clear winner. The company's tradition in craftsmanship, its finishing techniques for leather and fabric, combined with singular patterns constitute the brand's image in furniture as well. The collection was presented at Pelota hall in a house installation by Shigeru Ban.

Architecture | Residential

Glass room dividers

Glass room dividers
Rimadesio's "Velaria" dividing wall system stands out for its successful combination of high-grade glass sliding panels with thin frames and fittings.
Work wherever you want!<br>Office worlds 2010 – part 2: of sheds and queues of seats
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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Architecture | Office Buildings

Staying in generous expanses of white

Staying in generous expanses of white
The studio of Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola came up with the interior for luxurious hotel Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona. Scarcely recognizable as a hotel from the outside, inside it is all the more inviting, providing a temporary home for design enthusiasts from all over the world.
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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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It’s not the era of Leonardo, nowadays you need specialists!

It’s not the era of Leonardo, nowadays you need specialists!
During the recent Cologne Orgatec, Claudia Beckmann and Thomas Wagner talked with Antonio Citterio about the office of tomorrow, the relevance of research for the design process, and design's social responsibility.

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Furniture also wants to be mobile

by Claudia Beckmann

Furniture also wants to be mobile
Mobility and flexibility are qualities which we generally need nowadays to get through life successfully. Especially when we are young, we value not pinning ourselves down and remaining as independent as possible. We are all too happy to travel back and forth like nomads between a job in one city, a relationship in another, and friends all over the world. Thus, we are constantly in motion, be it mentally, physically or socially.

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The new Citterio M Collection from Axor

by Vera Siegmund

The new Citterio M Collection from Axor
Ever since 2001 Axor has been managed by Philippe Grohe, grandson of company founder Hans Grohe, and following Philippe Starck and Jean-Marie Massaud it has now been the turn of architect and designer Antonio Citterio to work for Axor - devising the series named after him with the mysterious "M", which stands for modernity, metropolis and Milan.
Comfy chair with a fur collar
The charm of the unfinished
18 million coins for the Underground

Architecture | Hospitality

Town Hall Hotel in London

Town Hall Hotel in London
The venerable town hall in London's Bethnal Green district stood vacant for a long time and was only used as a film set. Now it has morphed into a cutting-edge, luxurious hotel.
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Like a nap?

by Nina Reetzke

Like a nap?
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.

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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Return of the grid

by Markus Frenzl

Return of the grid
System furniture was long considered the epitome of no-fun and über-rational design, but now it is undergoing a revival. The new items of system furniture are proof that functionalist Modernism is being seen in a new light and mark the end
of the heyday of design art and limited editions.
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Found object: Mother’s lap is forty years old!

by Sandra Hofmeister

Found object: Mother’s lap is forty years old!
Soft curves and gentle cambers are their distinctive feature. The Up series designed in 1968 by Gaetano Pesce for B&B Italia has been revamped to celebrate its anniversary.

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A Quantum of Product Placement

by Claudia Beckmann

A Quantum of Product Placement
Down through the years, James Bond has had to endure a lot, has traveled round the world countless times, loved countless women, and overcome at least just as many adversaries. In the course of time, not only have his weapons become more effective, his escape vehicles faster, and his enemies trickier, but Bond himself has morphed. Yet throughout the feel for good design has remained constant.

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Stephen Burks - or The readymade spirit

by Vera Siegmund

Stephen Burks - or The readymade spirit
Marcel Duchamp's famous readymades are objects which have been removed from the sphere of the useful and placed in a new context. For US designer Stephen Burks, this "multiple use" and the fact that our perception influences the intuitive use of an object are highly inspiring.