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TXTMSG with Ross
Standalones, sapphires <br/>and a strudel king
A game for Narcissi: Loop Mirror by Front for Porro
Eye-catching concept
Seeing the light
Twelve lightweight pieces for your balcony
Twelve adult playgrounds
What a relief – The Milan marathon part 1
Membrane and Cradle: Benjamin Hubert modulates materials
Mikado: Showing what you’ve got...

News & Stories | Scandinavian Design ‒ Sturdy comes first?

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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News & Stories | Product typologies

The Couch. A typological construction

by Thomas Wagner

The Couch. A typological construction
Soft upholstery, cushions, sometimes with a frame around it – in the typology of the sofa there are less breaks than variants. And the potpourri that evolves as a result holds a great deal of charm.
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News & Stories | Salone del Mobile 2011 – supported by Villeroy & Boch Tiles

New! New! New?

by Nina Reetzke

New! New! New?
How much sense does it make to show prototypes of new products at a fair? Most producers face this question, yet seldom are their thoughts aired in public. However, when you make a point of asking, some of the answers that come to light are surprisingly honest.

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

From fashion brand to brand world

by Sandra Hofmeister

From fashion brand to brand world
Heading for Milan - An increasing number of fashion labels are discovering the world of residential interiors and inflating their image into that of outfitters for all walks of life. To what extent furniture manufacturers dare to enter other product segments in the future remains to be seen.
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Reluctant ethnologist

Reluctant ethnologist
Philippe Bestenheider's designs are often reminiscent of the aesthetics associated with primitive peoples. If anything, though, that is unintentional. The Swiss designer simply loves playing with geometry.
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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

Milan, before the ash came – part 2

by Thomas Wagner

Milan, before the ash came – part 2
Admittedly, the borders of the Zona Tortona are a little frayed at the edges and in the new design district Ventura Lambrate designers are pushing into an area where artists once thronged, but there is a great deal to be discovered here. And, when all is said, when it comes to furniture design, things do tend to go around in productive circles.
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Comfy chair with a fur collar
Patricia is everywhere
Salone, Salone<br/> or<br/> Twelve Milan stories
Tord Boontje: Minimalism on the 22nd floor
Dance the Boomerang Tango!
It’s not art but does that make it design?
Twelve urban garden tools
Colour Attack!
Craftsmanship & Design: Salone Satellite, ever young
Bikini Island: 4 questions for Werner Aisslinger
Häberli’s Hotel

News & Stories | imm cologne 2012

Patricia’s Bohemian Rhapsody

by Thomas Wagner

Patricia’s Bohemian Rhapsody
Shortly before imm cologne opens its doors, the magazine A&W has elected its "Designer of the Year". A quite extraordinary designer has been chosen this year in the person of Patricia Urquiola who has changed the face of middle-class interiors to a greater extent than almost anyone else in the field.
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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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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.

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Brave new world

by Anneke Bokern

Brave new world
"Interieur 2010" in Kortrijk has as its title "The New World". And the trade fair organizers believe that the new world is characterized by optimism not pessimism, by reflection not superficiality, by color not sobriety. And thus it is that the Interieur biennial once again takes its stand as a promising place within the design universe.
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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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