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Data make clothes
Data make clothes
by Martina Metzner | 31 ottobre 2014

Are we soon going to be wearing “digital fashion”? Will jackets with integrated solar cells, lingerie with inbuilt GPS systems and 3D-printed garments be posing a serious threat to tried-and-tested manufacturing processes?

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Beyond the upholstered world
Beyond the upholstered world
28 ottobre 2014

“Allstar” and “Hack” are the two items of office furniture that Konstantin Grcic has designed for Vitra. At the Orgatec Thomas Wagner talked with him about changes in the office world and the two newcomers.

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The   New   Order
The
New
Order
by Adeline Seidel | 28 ottobre 2014

“New Order” is the new all-rounder by Stefan Diez for Hay: A modular system for the office and the home that can be used to structure just about any space.

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Eight ideas for the home-office
Eight ideas for the home-office
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 27 ottobre 2014

At Orgatec’s “Being Home 4+4” exhibition curated by Stylepark, eight well-known designers presented their ideas of today’s home offices – giving their comment on it.

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The survival  of the office
The survival
of the office
27 ottobre 2014

Claesson Koivisto Rune’s Mårten Claesson explains why Swedes found the transition to open offices so easy and why you shouldn’t turn a lawyer’s office into a playground. An interview by Martina Metzner

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Using the social status to help society
Using the social status to help society
by Sung Gul Hwang | 26 ottobre 2014

Team Seoul uses the car to promote social engagement as a status symbol in Korea.

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Work with love
Work with love
by Adeline Seidel | 24 ottobre 2014

One thing is clear at this year’s Orgatec in Cologne: the lines dividing homes from offices are becoming very blurred. While the playful office world may still be a topic, work is being taken seriously again. We outline the key new products at the fair.

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A touch of quiet never harms
A touch of quiet never harms
by Adeline Seidel | 23 ottobre 2014

Think gray felt clouds above your desk, planks on the table and gingko leaves on the wall: At the Orgatec in Cologne, there’s a colorful and fun office world full of acoustic panels on show that constrains the communicative cacophony of open-plan offices.

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Guglielmo Poletti
Guglielmo Poletti
22 ottobre 2014

: forms metal with precise elegance and comprehend design as a way to achieving happiness.

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Sunnyside up!
Sunnyside up!
by Thomas Wagner | 21 ottobre 2014

Kortrijk’s Biennale Interieur does justice to its reputation this time. Despite the one or other error of judgment, it makes living and interiors an experience for all to enjoy.

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From “Slummerville” to “boom town”
From “Slummerville” to “boom town”
by Frederike Meier-Burkert | 19 ottobre 2014

Philip Parsons, head of Team Boston, explains the opportunities of a close collaboration between urban designers and traffic planners.

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Let’s print a pizza!
Let’s print a pizza!
by Leyla Basaran | 17 ottobre 2014

Pasta from a printer and banana skins that are decorated by laser are intended to expand our culinary world. Is that what we want? Or are we just doing it because it’s possible? A conglomeration of useless things.

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Architecture with added value
Architecture with added value
by Adeline Seidel | 15 ottobre 2014

Just because a building looks good in a photograph doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good architecture. The winning projects in the various categories of the Zumtobel Group Award are now demonstrating what it takes to gain an extended understanding of planning and building.

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Selected Manufacturers Orgatec 2014
Selected Manufacturers Orgatec 2014
14 ottobre 2014

The trade Fair Orgatec 2014 is ready to go from 21st to 25th October, Our list of selected exhibitors shows which manufacturers are to be found where

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Workplace or playground?
Workplace or playground?
by Thomas Wagner | 14 ottobre 2014

The office as a large playground where it’s all about fun and performance counts more than output? Are the designers and manufacturers who create offices getting overly inspired by the habits of Silicon Valley nerds?

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Everybody: Stand Up!
Everybody:
Stand Up!
by Martina Metzner | 14 ottobre 2014

Bid farewell to back pain. Height-adjustable tables at which you can work standing or sitting are a welcome addition to ergonomic office worlds and encourage you to change posture. We present the best examples.

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Simple and smart –  perfect working from home
Simple and smart –
perfect working from home
by Martina Metzner | 10 ottobre 2014

Working from home – a convenient alternative in today’s networked age. Working at the dinner table or cram heavy-duty desks is not necessary – considering the abundance of small, delicate, readily movable and well-designed alternatives. We present the best choices.

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Alexander Rehn
Alexander Rehn
10 ottobre 2014

: folds sofas like origami and builds fantastic cocoon worlds on sand.

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Snow White and the Apple
Snow White and the Apple
by Thomas Wagner | 7 ottobre 2014

Who kissed life into Snow White? Hartmut Esslinger has written a book about the early design years of Apple, the “Snow White” process, his friendship with Steve Jobs and the difficulties with managers.

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The 3D-printer is not a magic machine
The 3D-printer is not a magic machine
6 ottobre 2014

But the potential the technology has and how it can alter design is explained by Belgian designer duo Unfold alias Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen – pioneers of 3D ceramic printing – in interview with Martina Metzner.

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Smart elevators as a model for autonomous transport
Smart elevators as a model for autonomous transport
5 ottobre 2014

Elevators, that know the destination of passengers, are highly efficient. Could this principle work for cars, too? Martin Lewicki talked to Paul Friedli about driverless transport systems.

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Energy remains within the interior
Energy remains within the interior
by Thomas Wagner | 3 ottobre 2014

Vitra Design Museum is focusing on Alvar Aalto. And the result is more than just another show on that Grand Old Master of Modernism.

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At home, assuming it exists?
At home, assuming it exists?
by Martina Metzner | 1 ottobre 2014

At the Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium, curator Joseph Grima seeks to undermine traditional notions of the home. And the “Interieur Awards” category "Spaces" promise a mouthwatering take on design.

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The European Answer to Silicon Valley
The European Answer to Silicon Valley
by Martin Lewicki | 29 settembre 2014

When Berlin´s new airport BER is in use, what will happen with the former area of the Berlin airport Berlin-Tegel?

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Yann  Mathys
Yann
Mathys
28 settembre 2014

: fills paper with air, water and life.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall
Mirror, mirror on the wall
by Antje Southern | 26 settembre 2014

Split cobs with Sebastian Cox Holz, admire yourself in Barber Osgerby’s huge ceiling mirrors, and watch the future of mobility through stained glass. And in addition to these attractions, this year’s London Design Festival also served up many interesting team line-ups and countless cool results.

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At home – what’s that?
At home – what’s that?
by Uta Abendroth | 25 settembre 2014

No London Design Festival without some special highlight. This year, four small houses were on show outside the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square – by Jasper Morrison, Raw Edges, Ilse Crawford and Patternity, created for the “A Place Called Home” project.

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Replicants, Cyborgs and digital spirits
Replicants, Cyborgs and digital spirits
by Sara Bertsche | 24 settembre 2014

Few of the things currently featured as “digital fabrication” are based on role models in literature, art and film and are serving as a source of inspiration. How flights of fancy can lead to products and products can fire the imagination.

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Tranquility – is to be found in salad bowls
Tranquility – is to be found in salad bowls
by Franziska Horn | 23 settembre 2014

The “Helsinki Design Week” took place for the 10th time this year. For all those who may have forgotten what makes Finnish design so special – the trade fair complex and Helsinki’s Design District provided a lot to bring things back to mind.

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Digitalizing intuition
Digitalizing intuition
by Adeline Seidel | 22 settembre 2014

A holodeck for urban planners and architects. The designer’s hand as the input tool for digital models and a client for visiting the matrix. Digital designing is a question of interfaces, and optimally the thoughts flow straight from the brain into the computer.

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Everything in life is a game
Everything in life is a game
21 settembre 2014

Charlotte Malz talked to Tim Chang about gaming as part of human nature and how this can support an eco-friendly driving style.

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One chair wasn’t enough for him
One chair wasn’t enough for him
by Thomas Wagner | 19 settembre 2014

Young designers can still learn a lot from him, even if this year Hans J.
Wegner would have turned 100. On the occasion of his anniversary, Christian
Holmsted Olesen has dedicated an insightful book to the life, work and
approach of the exceptional designer.

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Prosthetic Sockets and Exoskeletons
Prosthetic Sockets and Exoskeletons
by Sara Bertsche | 17 settembre 2014

Microelectronics has led to significant improvements in prosthetics. Poorly fitting sockets are still a problem, however. Now digital manufacturing techniques involving 3D-printers are revealing new possibilities.

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Playing on the roads
Playing on the roads
by Charlotte Malz | 15 settembre 2014

Motivation is a central aspect of “gameful design” and intends to have a positive influence on user´s behavior.

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Briggs & Cole
Briggs & Cole
14 settembre 2014

: collect memories and makes collages with them.

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Weave replaces brickwork
Weave replaces brickwork
by Sophia Walk | 12 settembre 2014

The properties and behavior of building materials play an important role in the robot-controlled construction process. The Institute for Computer-Based Design at the University of Stuttgart shows how a house can be built using the weaving method.

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