For one week a year, during the Salone del Mobile, Milan becomes a fairground, springboard and experimental lab all rolled into one. But with a little luck, there is indeed a small piece of paradise to be found somewhere in this rowdy setting. Taking a systematic approach to the fair won't help you here, but a passion for discovery just might.
ArchitectureBonn-based Martini Architekten has transformed the new Domforum in Cologne into a white contemporary space.
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.
The circular skylights and large glass facades bring natural light into the rooms of the house Spreng.
ArchitectureSpanish architect Enric Ruíz Geli has crossed the borders between industry and art by combining traditional materials with latest-generation materials.
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by Daniel von BernstorffThis year’s Designers’ Saturday held in the Swiss town of Langenthal certainly confirmed the trade fair’s standing as one of the finest and most creative design events in the world.
French designer Inga Sempé is one of the most interesting phenomena in the current design scene. Nancy Jehmlich talked with her about the status design has in France, about her experience with manufacturers, about expensive and cheap products, and about her favorite places in Paris.
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by Nancy JehmlichYou only need to step out of the plane to be enjoying good, plain contemporary design. What the Stockholm Furniture Fair has to present in its halls does not exist in isolation. It comes to life in the city.
A new congress center has opened in the Uzbek capital Tashkent. The mineral material Corian® was the primary material used for the wall cladding in the auditorium.
The Swissbau trade fair in Basel is a clearly structured and excellent overview of the entire construction trade.