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The Discourse of Things

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by René Spitz

The Discourse of Things

No reason to immediately send out a Mayday call: The speech in honor of Konstantin Grcic at the official ceremony presenting the 2016 "German Design Award Personality".

A license to RO-CK
Eiermann felt the ostentatious was highly suspect

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Matter of honor

by Sandra Gottwald

Matter of honor
Founded in 1954, the Compasso d' Oro is the oldest and most renowned design prize the world over – although it exclusively promoted design Made in Italy.
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So anyone who to read the documents …
The "German Design Award" is being hotly debated. A new and independent concept, or just an old thing in new wrapping? Jörg Zimmermann asked Andrej Kupetz, CEO of the German Design Council, what he thought.
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Authentic Passion

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by Thomas Wagner

Authentic Passion

The "German Design Awards 2016" prize-giving ceremony took place during the Ambiente. The justifications given for the awards and the characterization of the products say a lot about how design promotion is currently construed.

In the comfort zone

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by Uta Abendroth

In the comfort zone

At this year’s Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair the Scandinavians show how much we long for homeliness.

Hope alone does not suffice
Warning: Furniture subject to mood swings

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Hope for the original

by Thomas Edelmann

Hope for the original
Initially for one year DMY from Berlin is receiving the license to realize “Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany”. After a few initial problems the Federal Ministry of Economics and technology has now presented its new partner for the organization of this highly traditional award. Innovations include the fact that entries will be shown to a broad public during the DMY Festival in the hangar of the former Tempelhof Airport.
The competition heats up