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Déjà-vu in Basel
Déjà-vu in Basel
by Uta Abendroth | 27 июня 2016 г.

The Design Miami trade fair takes place parallel to Art Basel – but this year only featured very few highlights. There was a lack of real innovations or an exciting exhibition.

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Kortrijk Boogie Woogie
Kortrijk Boogie Woogie
by Jasmin Jouhar | 27 июня 2016 г.

Silver lining in October: The Biennale Interieur celebrates its 25th edition with a wide-ranging cultural program and some 250 selected exhibitors from the design world.

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Modernism with the wrong rendering
Modernism with the wrong rendering
by Paul Andreas | 24 июня 2016 г.

Taking five buildings by Mies van der Rohe as examples, an exhibition in Heerlen demonstrates how successful good refurbishment in line with the original can be.

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Grab your equipment, men!
Grab your equipment, men!
by Thomas Wagner | 21 июня 2016 г.

Enough of yoga. Photographs depicting young men competing in the traditional games in Finland show how fitness was practised by less slender Europeans around 1900.

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The furniture basilica
The furniture basilica
by Thomas Edelmann | 21 июня 2016 г.

In a more or less sealed building by Herzog & de Meuron, the Vitra Design Museum presents selected items of furniture from its collection. The Schaudepot is an addition to the Vitra Campus, opening it up more towards Weil and Basel.

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The Glass Bottom Secret
The Glass Bottom Secret
by Uwe Bresan | 16 июня 2016 г.

Paul Rudolph’s New York penthouse has lots of levels. Even today, architectural history is divided on the true significance of the building in which Rudolph lived with his partner Ernst Wagner.

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 Siza celebrates with everyone
Siza celebrates with everyone
by Florian Heilmeyer | 14 июня 2016 г.

Almost 40 years after construction work started, a subsidized public housing project by Álvaro Siza is being continued in Venice. A superb exhibition turns it into the Portuguese country exhibition at this year’s Architecture Biennale – and shows us that sometimes the front runs right past our front foors.

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Grand Tour of the Country Exhibitions
Grand Tour of the Country Exhibitions
by Florian Heilmeyer | 14 июня 2016 г.

So who has the time to see everything at this Biennale? We’ve chosen a few of the really eye-catching exhibitions for you.

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Rough walls – but charming
Rough walls – but charming
by Thomas Wagner | 14 июня 2016 г.

So many unfinished buildings: The Spanish pavilion focuses on unfinished and abandoned structures and thus discovers more than just the legacies of a burst property bubble.

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Getting Your Fingers Dirty
Getting Your Fingers Dirty
by Jasmin Jouhar | 13 июня 2016 г.


Aravena’s main exhibition celebrates hand-made architecture, as can be sensed from all the materials and smells. But does that suffice for the major challenges?

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A nation in a refugee camp
A nation in a refugee camp
by Florian Heilmeyer | 7 июня 2016 г.

Since their expulsion 40 years ago the Sahrawis have lived in refugee camps in Algeria, where they have established their own state. Florian Heilmeyer spoke to Manuel Herz about the Western Sahara Pavilion.

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Achieving the breakthrough
Achieving the breakthrough
by Thomas Wagner | 7 июня 2016 г.

How to make Heimat? The German Pavilion opens its walls and the curators put forward hypotheses on what cities should look like where people not only arrive, but want to stay.

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New build in blue
New build in blue
by Florian Heilmeyer | 7 июня 2016 г.

In the Arsenale’s Corderie the eye is caught by a large, blue model. It’s full of real proposals for a new, revolutionary way of building houses. Could an “Arrival City” really succeed in this way? Florian Heilmeyer spoke to Jörg Leeser of BeL about the concept.

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Alliance of Enthusiasts
Alliance of Enthusiasts
by Franziska Eidner | 7 июня 2016 г.

Just landed temporarily in Venice. The “Sarajevo Now” exhibition wants to save the museum back home using an unusual packaging idea.

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A Patchwork of Alternatives
A Patchwork of Alternatives
by Thomas Wagner | 6 июня 2016 г.

The exact line the Aravena Front runs between the central exhibition and the country pavilions is unclear. Whistle in the dark? Or hands-on and act?

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Architecture – daring to do more
Architecture – daring to do more
by Florian Heilmeyer | 1 июня 2016 г.

In his lively and powerful main exhibition at the Biennale, Alejandro Aravena shows just how much zest architecture can have, and how much power architects can have.

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Beautifully cast in concrete
Beautifully cast in concrete
by Paula Pohle | 31 мая 2016 г.

In the “Modern Forms” picture book Nicolas Grospierre serves up a subjective selection of purist 20th-century concrete buildings.



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 Go on thinking brightly
Go on thinking brightly
by Thomas Wagner | 27 мая 2016 г.

It’s hard to imagine a more joyous and cunning approach to the designed world: For Michael Erlhoff on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

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A community of guests – the Frankfurt way
A community of guests – the Frankfurt way
by Martina Metzner | 24 мая 2016 г.

Greetings from the ribbed Äppelwoi glass: with local color, a shared kitchen and a fictional story: Hotel “Libertine” in Frankfurt/Main seeks to make guests feel at home.

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Progress in blue
Progress in blue
by Thomas Wagner | 24 мая 2016 г.

With their Atomic Plate series, Mia Grau and Andree Weissert have created a subversive/contemporary counterpart to traditional plates for the wall.

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Germania in Venezia
Germania in Venezia
by Verena Hartbaum and Stephan Trüby | 24 мая 2016 г.

So what has gone on show here in the past? Since 1991 the German Pavilion in the Giardini in Venice has also been used during the international architecture exhibition. Verena Hartbaum and Stephan Trüby have written a book about what has since gone on show there and how the building has itself changed – and present the highlight here specially for us.

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Supermarket, super light
Supermarket, super light
by Jasmin Jouhar | 19 мая 2016 г.

Potatoes, sausages and milk – there’s the right light and the wrong light even for the everyday things in supermarkets. Jasmin Jouhar talked to the Zumtobel Group’s Ralf Knorrenschild about what challenges there are to getting the lighting right in a supermarket – and what role the Boiled Sausage Decree plays here.

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Light follows people
Light follows people
by Jasmin Jouhar | 19 мая 2016 г.

Interactive technologies make it possible: the light in the store responds to the customer’s presence. Jasmin Jouhar spoke to Dutch lighting specialist Luuk van Laake about how this principle was applied in a Issey Miyake Shop in Antwerp.

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Seven emotional types
Seven emotional types
by Katharina Sommer | 19 мая 2016 г.

A major study examined the responses of clients to different light settings in retail outlets. Katharina Sommer summarizes the findings and explains what they imply for lighting design in stores.

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Wood with a future
Wood with a future
17 мая 2016 г.

“A@W Lectures by Stylepark” during the Architect@Work in Copenhagen

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Get out those ladders!
Get out those ladders!
by Florian Heilmeyer | 17 мая 2016 г.

With Alejandro Aravena at its helm, the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice could be a particularly interesting one – despite his predecessor Rem Koolhaas being a hard act to follow. After all, who could follow in those footsteps?

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Not only Grillo had a future
Not only Grillo had a future
by Thomas Edelmann | 17 мая 2016 г.

Marco Zanuso was born 100 years ago. The Milanese architect is one of the inventors of post-1945 Italian design and for decades inspired other architects and designers.

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Blanket home coverage
Blanket home coverage
11 мая 2016 г.

At the symposium on “Adaptive Building Skins” at the Technical University of Munich architects and construction experts demonstrated and explained how adaptive facades may well change the architecture of tomorrow. We’ve documented the lectures for you.

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The submarine rises again
The submarine rises again
by Paul Andreas | 10 мая 2016 г.

The Internationale Architecture Biennale Rotterdam raises questions about a “Next Economy”.

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Unlimited baths
Unlimited baths
by Thomas Edelmann | 6 мая 2016 г.

Refinements wherever you look: What caught the eye at Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Bagno.

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No two bathrooms alike
No two bathrooms alike
4 мая 2016 г.

Be it at home or in a hotel, when it comes to the bathroom standards are definitely on the rise. Anders Bergman spoke to Susanne Brandherm of Brandherm + Krumrey Interior Architecture on trends in the world of bathrooms.

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Skeleton seeks new build
Skeleton seeks new build
by Jasmin Jouhar | 3 мая 2016 г.

In Berlin’s Haus am Waldsee, an exhibition pares Jürgen Mayer H.’s architecture down to its essentials.

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Salone Satellite Superlativo
Salone Satellite Superlativo
by Jasmin Jouhar | 2 мая 2016 г.

Ten times Tops! Hopeful talents and fresh ideas from the platform for newcomers.

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When fabrics go boingboing
When fabrics go boingboing
by Uta Abendroth | 2 мая 2016 г.

Jo Nagasaka is always good for a surprise or two. During the Salone the Japanese designer created an installation called “boingboing” for Kinnasand’s Milanese showroom. Uta Abendroth spoke to the man who loves first and foremost to work on a scale of 1:1.

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Where ideas flow joyfully
Where ideas flow joyfully
by Jasmin Jouhar | 28 апреля 2016 г.

One base, five water dreams: How architects and designers are revisiting the mixer battery for Axor.

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Modern always works
Modern always works
by Thomas Wagner | 28 апреля 2016 г.

Salone 3: Forget social issues. The trend in furniture is to give modern classics a contemporary tweak, a makeover that guarantees their timelessness.

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What’s on the table
What’s on the table
by Thomas Edelmann | 27 апреля 2016 г.

Demonstration item for materials makers, refined object for presentation purposes or a recipe for everyday life – at the moment, kitchens have as many purposes as they have appearances.

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Go for feudal or simply say Hay
Go for feudal or simply say Hay
by Thomas Wagner | 27 апреля 2016 г.

Salone 2: New interiors are all the rage, gold and saddle leather seem to be must-haves, color is even more important – and one company is really going big time.

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From New Architecture to New Celebrations
From New Architecture to New Celebrations
by Jörg Stürzebecher | 26 апреля 2016 г.

Frankfurt’s Museum Angewandte Kunst is showing typography and graphic design from the early 20th century through to the present.

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What touches peoples soul?
What touches people's soul?
by Uta Abendroth | 26 апреля 2016 г.

Jerszy Seymour is a difficult nut to crack. His design is highly individual and not always easy to like. Uta Abendroth spoke to the artist-cum-designer, 48, about humor, poetry and happy endings.

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Milan Marginalia 2016
Milan Marginalia 2016
20 апреля 2016 г.

Konstantin pursues Jasper, Franco figures things out, Marcel has no time, Vitra runs a nail studio – and vegetables tell you by touch display what they weigh.

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The Donkey in the System
The Donkey in the System
by Thomas Wagner | 20 апреля 2016 г.

Salone 1: In Milan, well-being is the order of the day – Ettore patiently bears burdens,
there are benches, small tables, and large sofas.

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It’s the variety that is fun
It’s the variety that is fun
20 апреля 2016 г.

In Milan, Nendo presented 50 Manga Chairs in the cloisters of Basilica Minore di San Simpliciano, a rocking horse for Kartell, marble tables for Marsotto Edizioni, and much more besides. Uta Abendroth spoke to Oki Sato, the mind behind Nendo, about materials, inspiration, and being Japanese.

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Shared space is double the space
Shared space is double the space
by Jasmin Jouhar | 20 апреля 2016 г.

In large cities, there’s an ever greater shortage of affordable apartments. Automaker MINI teamed up with the architects at Yokohama’s ON design and the Berlin office of international engineering consultancy Arup to create a remarkable solution – for the Salone del Mobile 2016.

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Busnelli´s Best
Busnelli´s Best
by Thomas Edelmann | 11 апреля 2016 г.

As B&B Italia turns 50, the company is still helping to kick-start change.

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Mobility formula
Mobility formula
10 апреля 2016 г.

On the road, yet at home: Nils Holger Moormann’s solution for all nomads meets high aesthetic standards

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Classic C
Classic C
9 апреля 2016 г.

Evidently people favor outdoor seating with a classic air, offering a protective niche.

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Joyful Fun!
Joyful Fun!
8 апреля 2016 г.

Ron Arad and his furniture enjoy center stage.

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Still up to date
Still up to date
7 апреля 2016 г.

The ultimate trophy cabinet for globe forming and globe inhabiting creatures may not be new, but it is up to date.

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Boredom the key to progress
Boredom the key to progress
6 апреля 2016 г.

Dialecticians are a rare breed.
Lensvelt and Space Encounters work on the balance between work and play.

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 Not just for your yacht
Not just for your yacht
5 апреля 2016 г.

“Dean” by Jean-Marie Massaud for Dedon

A clear and timeless appearance on the outside – full of innovative technology on the inside.

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Uomo in Cubo
Uomo in Cubo
5 апреля 2016 г.

“Impronta” by Joe Colombo for Varaschin

When cube and body meet.

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Zippy stitch
Zippy stitch
5 апреля 2016 г.

“Alvar” by Giuseppe Viganò for Bonaldo

Even large beds need by no means look boring.

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Eventi, Eventi!
Eventi, Eventi!
5 апреля 2016 г.

You need to plan visiting Milan’s Salone and Fuorisalone with some care. As you’ll be spoiled for choice! Browse below to find out which events, spaces, shows and design presentations are absolute musts.

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Modernism diluted
Modernism diluted
by Thomas Edelmann | 5 апреля 2016 г.

Our longing for yesteryear seems greater than ever. The latest trend: work on and with “modern classics”.

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Selected Manufacturers  Milan Design Week 2016
Selected Manufacturers
Milan Design Week 2016
5 апреля 2016 г.

Salone del Mobile, along with the EuroCucina and the Salone Internazionale del Bagno will be opening its doors to the trade/public from April 12-17. And there’ll be countless events in town relating to it that are just as much worth a visit. Our list of selected manufacturers shows you just where you’ll find which exhibitors.

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Put it in the little house
Put it in the little house
4 апреля 2016 г.

“Cabin” by Michele De Lucchi for Alessi

For anyone with no idea where to put letters, pens, photos or buttons; here is a worthy home for them.

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Strong profile
Strong profile
4 апреля 2016 г.

Early work by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son

In the form of the CH22 armchair, a classic is being re-issued and with the CH26 chair a close relative produced for the first time.

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Get your teeth into it
Get your teeth into it
1 апреля 2016 г.

“Cork” by Paola Navone for Gervasoni

Cork is all the rage again. Paolo Navone has shaped an armchair like a tasty brownie.

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Design comes before and after design
Design comes before and after design
by Thomas Wagner | 1 апреля 2016 г.

Not long now and Salone del Mobile will open its doors once more for the ultimate parade of novelties. And the Triennale is destined to offer food for thought.

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Lounge, don’t sit
Lounge, don’t sit
1 апреля 2016 г.

“Pasha” by Konstantin Grcic or SCP

The idea he had back in the 1990s has now been realized as a sofa.

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Extraterrestrial
Extraterrestrial
1 апреля 2016 г.

“Drum” by Mac Stopa for Cappellini

Wow – what a bold design move!

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Dresser or bureau?
Dresser or bureau?
1 апреля 2016 г.

“Sol” by Team 7

Small desks are all the rage.

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Banana theft
Banana theft
1 апреля 2016 г.

A whole bunch of new rugs at Nodus

Whether it’s a tree, stairs, bananas or the planet – themed rugs are definitely gaining in popularity.

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One sofa, two beds
One sofa, two beds
29 марта 2016 г.

“Twins” by Giulio Manzoni for Flexform

Elegant and practical but not suitable for young lovers.

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Two ideotypes
Two ideotypes
29 марта 2016 г.

Philippe Starck’s new chair series for Kartell

The king not only has two bodies, he also needs two chairs – Generic A and Generic C.

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My big, colorful cactus
My big, colorful cactus
29 марта 2016 г.

Paul Smith goes psychedelic for Gufram

Green is great, but definitely not enough for Paul Smith.

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Fishing up the Modern
Fishing up the Modern
29 марта 2016 г.

Sadi and Neptun Ozis at Walter Knoll

There was a time when the focus was experimentation and improvisation, not it’s on refining.

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Italdanish
Italdanish
29 марта 2016 г.

“Voyage” by GamFratesi for Porro

Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi combine Danish classicism and an Italian concept in one and the same chair.

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A little friend
A little friend
29 марта 2016 г.

James van Vossel’s side table 1025 for Thonet

There can certainly be no talk of tubular steel here.

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Refined blinds
Refined blinds
29 марта 2016 г.

“Lloyd” by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau

Like a fence, offering spaces to look through.

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Where there is absence
Where there is absence
29 марта 2016 г.

“Hole” by Kensaku Oshiro for Kristalia

A truly strong personality.

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