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Salone, Salone<br/> or<br/> Twelve Milan stories
I like the Original
Globalized eating habits
Twelve outdoor classics
18 million coins for the Underground
Good designers, successful products – Milan Marathon part 3
Two brothers in a brilliant game with nature. Hey, boys will be boys

News & Stories | Light+Building 2012

Light is just light

Light is just light
What is the difference between light and lighting? With “Verto”, Naoto Fukasawa has designed a luminaire for Belux that is based upon the principle of reflection. Nina Reetzke met the Japanese designer for a chat.

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?

Architecture | Hospitality

The Waterhouse in Shanghai

The Waterhouse in Shanghai
The Waterhouse is an exclusive 5-star hotel on the outskirts of the megacity of Shanghai. On the basis of an old Japanese army's headquarters, the architects of Neri & Hu developed this luxury boutique hotel.

Architecture | Residential

A successful transformation

A successful transformation
A single-family apartment for four people is situated in a stately building in southern Amsterdam. The original structure, with rooms for staff, a double hall and long hallways with lots of doors has been transformed into a spacious, transparent dwelling full of light and air.
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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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The hidden beauty in the loop

by Markus Frenzl

The hidden beauty in the loop
The light bulb was once perceived as too bright by many. Today, the purportedly unseemly compact fluorescent lamp tends likewise to be hidden beneath most luminaire designs. With "Koi", Naoto Fukasawa has been the first designer to create an office luminaire series that emphasizes the unpopular lamp's intrinsic and aesthetic beauty.

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German Design Award 2009

German Design Award 2009
The Design Awards of the Federal Republic of Germany were bestowed in the course of the opening of Ambiente in Frankfurt. There were five Gold and 20 Silver medal winners. Moreover, the designer Richard Sapper was honored for his life's work.
A chair, as taut as a bow<br/>Kyudo by Konstantin Grcic for Magis
Cuppa tea anyone?
Presents, presents
Marseille, Corbu, Grcic and the Sex Pistols
Twelve lightweight pieces for your balcony
Colour Attack!
What a relief – The Milan marathon part 1
Open a door each day

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Shop curators

by Nina Reetzke

Shop curators
The Ambiente in Frankfurt/Main has always been considered at the trade fair of "things to put on things". Any number of accessories for the kitchen, bathroom, living room, kids' room and garden. The selection of fitting innovations for "your store" is a challenge that every purchasing manager has to survive.

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From volcanoes to universe by spaceship

by Nina Reetzke

From volcanoes to universe by spaceship
Jerszy Seymour conjures up a society of amateurs, but not in the sense of "unprofessional", but rather of "lovers and friends". And when it comes to volcanoes, the designer himself becomes an amateur. A trip into a passionate and explosive 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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News & Stories | Salone del Mobile Milan 2010

On your marks, get ready for… Milan

by Daniel von Bernstorff

On your marks, get ready for… Milan
To obtain an overview over the new products in the run-up to the international furniture fair "Salone del Mobile" in Milan, Stylepark has combed through the maze of highpoints to give you a foretaste of some of the product highlights you can expect.

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Here’s to the new!

by Daniel von Bernstorff

Here’s to the new!
The time has come around again for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan to open its doors and for the design world to flock to the northern Italian city. And, as always, the question that's being asked is: who has the most beautiful new things to offer? Here is a small foretaste.

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An essential truth in the chaos of multiplicity

by Nora Sobich

An essential truth in the chaos of multiplicity
The fifth collection of the Japanese design company “plusminuszero” - As for its design maxim, the company has traded in the good old “Form follows function” principle which is always trundled out when a rationale for minimalism is needed, and has exchanged it for a new mantra of industrial design: “Things that seem to have existed already but didn’t”.