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Dance the Boomerang Tango!
Twelve urban garden tools

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

Milan is here again

Milan is here again

En route for Milan. It’s that time of the year; the Milan furniture salon is just round the corner and the design world is in pandemonium. To give you an idea of the countless events throughout the city we have compiled a list of what we consider to be the most promising among them.

Architecture | Residential

Forest house

Forest house
On a large plot of land dominated by pine trees in the south of Berlin there is a small wooden house modeled on an old wooden summer house and designed by the Leipzig architects Atelier St.
Not something that passes by
In the works by Swedish design group "Front" the divides are blurred. After all, what you see is not always what you feel. During the Cologne furniture fair the magazine Architektur&Wohnen and Audi awarded the "A&W Designer of the Year" prize. Nancy Jehmlich talked to the designers about animals as designers, good design, and working as a threesome.
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Standalones, sapphires <br/>and a strudel king
Eye-catching concept
Seeing the light
Mikado: Showing what you’ve got...

News & Stories | Animals in advertising

Getting your teeth into things?

by Thomas Wagner

Getting your teeth into things?
The oft-heard trope "never work with animals or children" may be somewhat extreme but it must be said that when animals are used in advertising, agencies do not always achieve the desired effect. The ploy not only leads to a great deal of speculation when it comes to the animals' emotions (which in turn results in an adherence to clichés) but at times such commercials can even become rather preachy; as evidenced not only by cheetahs, walruses and sharks but chimpanzees too.

Architecture | Hospitality

Nobis Hotel Stockholm

Nobis Hotel Stockholm
The architects and designers at Claesson Koivisto Rune in Stockholm designed the interior of the Nobis Hotel in Stockholm.
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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.

News & Stories

All about of carbon

by Nora Sobich

All about of carbon
Strong and light: Carbon is the high-flyer. In product design too and even in times when sustainability should play an ever greater role, the industrial material shows its sensational potential.