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Solid trio
Solid trio
29 марта 2015 г.

David Chipperfield designs and then thinks of e15

Originally, the Grand Master designed them for a country home in Buckinghamshire. And now e15 is bringing out the bench, table and stool as a series – in walnut or oak.

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Softened contours
Softened contours
29 марта 2015 г.

“Edge” by PearsonLloyd for Modus

There’s always life around the table. PearsonLloyd have created a gathering space of compelling simplicity.

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Sweetly squeezed
Sweetly squeezed
29 марта 2015 г.

“Juicy Salif” by Philippe Starck for Alessi

It provides fresh juice and a lot of fresh material for conversation: Philippe Strack’s lemon squeezer is available in white and in bronze to mark its 25th birthday.

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Small is beautiful
Small is beautiful
by Martina Metzner | 25 марта 2015 г.

They’re back in fashion – small, light armchairs with a wooden or tubular steel frame. In the 1950s and 1960s they came to fame as “easy chairs”; now they’ve morphed into “lounge chairs”. For the office or the home.

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Ressource Africa
Ressource Africa
by Jeremy Gaines | 24 марта 2015 г.

Vitra Design Museum is devoting not just one, but two exhibitions to Africa. While the one suggests the "re-maker culture" is a blueprint for design in the Global North, the other explores how to achieve architectural independence.

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Atelier  Areti
Atelier
Areti
23 марта 2015 г.

: cast their cosmopolitan lifestyle into tasteful luminaires

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Where are all the thinking caps?
Where are all the thinking caps?
by Jochen Stöckmann | 21 марта 2015 г.

Coinciding with this year’s CeBIT exhibition, Kunstverein Hannover is examining “Digital Conditions” – and contemplating whether the user in front of the screen will soon be redundant.

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33 Quadratmeter, geknickt
33 Quadratmeter, geknickt
by Florian Heilmeyer | 19 марта 2015 г.

In revamping 250-year-old Haus Thuneke, architect Peter Grundmann concentrated on making just few specific changes – albeit to great effect. Now the stodgy farmhouse structure proudly boasts a delicate extension.

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A  soft  revolution
A
soft
revolution
18 марта 2015 г.

Jens Wendland and Andrea Weitz of Raumkontor seek to transform the usually hard world of the bathroom into a soft, textile world for water. Adeline Seidel talked to the two interior designers about their “Soft Revolution”.

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ReAct  –  walking through water
ReAct

walking through water
18 марта 2015 г.

Brandherm + Krumrey interior architecture is one of the three finalists in the “Axor Inspiration Project” competition. Sara Bertsche talked with Susanne Brandherm and Hannah Stüber about their entry.

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Spirit  –  dancing with water
Spirit

dancing with water
18 марта 2015 г.

“Spirit” is the name of the competition entry submitted by designer Youyuan Zhao: a dancer enters into dialog with water. Adeline Seidel spoke to Youyuan Zhao about his idea.

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Where water swirls
Where water swirls
by Thomas Wagner | 17 марта 2015 г.

The ISH is the world’s leading trade-fair for innovative bath design. Wellness, hygiene and health are the elements from which the physical experience in bathrooms of today are formed.

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#ish by #kaschkasch
#ish by
#kaschkasch
17 марта 2015 г.

Florian Kallus of young designer duo Kaschkasch shared his impressions at the ISH with Stylepark‘s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. An unadulterated look at water basins, pipes and open fuse boxes.

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Hot Brands
Hot Brands
by Thomas Edelmann | 17 марта 2015 г.

Anyone entering the “Energy” section of the Frankfurt trade-fair halls during the ISH is met by a broad range of different heating systems. Countless brands and technologies may leave the non-trade visitor somewhat nonplussed. The sector: between chaos and self-confident design.

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Floating with the winners
Floating with the winners
16 марта 2015 г.

In Portikus on the mini island in the River Main in downtown Frankfurt Philippe Grohe presented the prizes to the winning “Axor Inspiration Projects”.

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Dr. WC
Dr. WC
by Sara Bertsche | 13 марта 2015 г.

From “flush melodies” through medical urine test units to monitoring alcohol levels: The new high-tech WCs offer all manner of technical refinements. And above all in Japan they’re exploiting the digital potential pretty much to the full.

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Nanotechnology as the source of new cleanliness
Nanotechnology as the source of new cleanliness
by Thomas Edelmann | 12 марта 2015 г.

Nano-coatings make it easier to clean toilets, and also make lime-scale as good as a thing of the past. As does a design that eliminates the flush rim.

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Fire alone isnt enough
Fire alone isn't enough
11 марта 2015 г.

A lot is expected from modern wood burning stoves today. Not only are they supposed to look good, but they have the additional task of feeding into the heating circuit of an entire building. Uta Abendroth spoke with Stefan Diez about the wood burning stove he designed for Buderus/Bosch.

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Enjoy the ride!
Enjoy the ride!
by Sara Bertsche and Martina Metzner | 10 марта 2015 г.

Be it a wellness rocking chair, with a rainwater flush or restrooms with a back door: Students at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts have developed toilets that break with the traditional images of the WC.

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On conflicting aims and ramps in the wrong places
On conflicting aims and ramps in the wrong places
by Christian Holl | 9 марта 2015 г.

How a society deals with people with impairments says a lot about the prevailing social climate. Mind you, the way in which bureaucracy’s quaint logic often succeeds in thwarting aspirations for an ideal barrier-free world is just as insightful.

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A vortex in bathrooms
A vortex in bathrooms
6 марта 2015 г.

In the form of the “Axor Starck V” fountain mixer, Axor, Hansgrohe SE’s design brand, is entering virgin territory and conjuring up a vortex in bathrooms. Thomas Wagner talked to Philippe Grohe, MD of the Axor brand, on flowing and calm water, on vortices and other ways of making water a sensible experience.

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Countryside brutalism
Countryside
brutalism
by Florian Heilmeyer | 3 марта 2015 г.

Berlin architects Augustin + Frank have built a kind of ur-house: Marvelously positioned on the shore of Scharmützelsee and surrounded by pines – it’s as though the countryside glides through the concrete structure.

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Åke’s passion  for chairs
Åke’s passion
for chairs
by Martina Metzner | 2 марта 2015 г.

Many have sat on his chairs in libraries, museums and government buildings. Yet Åke Axelsson, joint owner of Gärsnäs, is only known to the cognoscente outside his native Sweden. Stylepark visited his studio.

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buroBELÉN
buroBELÉN
1 марта 2015 г.

: makes fabrics from wood and considers itself a “materializer”

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The   escape helper
The
escape helper
27 февраля 2015 г.

Is building in the countryside different to construction work in towns? Do rural edifices possibly need to have more character? Florian Heilmeyer talked to architect Thomas Kröger about three projects in the Uckermark.

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Bathroom without barriers
Bathroom without barriers
by Adeline Seidel | 26 февраля 2015 г.

Architect Ursula Fuss has designed an extraordinary standard bathroom for hotels. Not only does it look good, it has no barriers.

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River Clean
River Clean
by Martina Metzner | 25 февраля 2015 г.

Ralf Steeg has a dream: one about being able to swim in rivers running through cities again. With this in mind, this landscape designer has developed “Luritec”, a retention plant destined to help keep rivers clean.

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BAU by the dozen – from Caparol to Sto
BAU by the dozen – from Caparol to Sto
by Adeline Seidel | 23 февраля 2015 г.

Hemp on the wall or vintage concrete? Huge glass windows that can be slid aside with a single finger or frontage with a parametric look? A glance at the most interesting innovations at BAU 2015.

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Into the dust  with the enemies   of Brandenburg!
Into the dust
with the enemies
of Brandenburg!
by Adeline Seidel | 20 февраля 2015 г.

Come to Brandenburg with us! For behind its fences and trees, in the meadows and on the lakes we have discovered amazing architecture well worth exploring.



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Loft living in  the countryside
Loft living in
the countryside
by Florian Heilmeyer | 19 февраля 2015 г.

The former worsted yarn spinning mill in Brandenburg an der Havel is in for a makeover – the brick building is going to be home to studios, office space, a children’s daycare center, and some unusual apartments.

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Lines in space
Lines in space
19 февраля 2015 г.

With “Sketch” for Schönbuch Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub of Jehs + Laub demonstrate how to design a minimalist coat stand. Martina Metzner talked to the pair about their idea, pared-down design, and models of Fritt chews.

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A license to RO-CK
A license to RO-CK
by Florian Hufnagl | 17 февраля 2015 г.

For his lifetime achievements Nils Holger Moormann has been presented with the “German Design Award” in Frankfurt. Prompting Florian Hufnagl, former Director of the Neue Sammlung in Munich, to compose a special laudation in words and images.

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Geckeler Michels
Geckeler Michels
15 февраля 2015 г.

: are fans of the radical and made the “Nerd”

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Water forms
Water forms
by Adeline Seidel | 13 февраля 2015 г.

Not only in nature has the force of water created impressive landscapes. With the help of water people have also designed wonderful spaces. Both are places of inspiration and calm.

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A quest for clarity and simplicity
A quest for clarity and simplicity
13 февраля 2015 г.

More than ten years ago Antonio Citterio designed his first range of fittings for Axor, a brand by Hansgrohe. Having done two very distinct series, he created a synthesis with his third: Axor Citterio E. The designer and architect talked to us about risks, confidence and the quality of life, all of which are occasionally associated with selected products.

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Where would we be if...
Where would we be if...
by Adeline Seidel | 12 февраля 2015 г.

At this year’s BAU in Munich manufacturers didn’t really seem to have that much thirst for the future. The industry is stuck between pragmatism and risk minimization, which impacts on architecture for sure.

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The same only in green
The same only in green
by Christian Holl | 12 февраля 2015 г.

The country is something fundamentally different from the city. It is a different type of settlement, there is social control, people have more space, but shopping opportunities are not as good. In one respect though, the country is thoroughly urbanized, namely in the way we perceive it. In the country too people are viewing it the way previously only city dwellers did. And they build things the same way.

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Welcome to Mr. Ueda’s hot spring
Welcome to Mr. Ueda’s hot spring
by Ulrich Schneider | 11 февраля 2015 г.

In Germany, you might raise an eyebrow if your host invited you to share a bath with him before dinner. By contrast, in Japan a shared bath in an "onsen" is the norm rather than the exception. A report on a weekend in Tokyo and a European's first encounter with the Japanese bath culture.

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Flaunting a  new feel for life
Flaunting a
new feel for life
by Martina Metzner | 10 февраля 2015 г.

Stockholm Design Week revealed that noise reduction can look good and smartphones are also changing our furniture. But just what is behind “New Nordic”?

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Scandinavia x 12
Scandinavia x 12
by Martina Metzner | 6 февраля 2015 г.

News from the North? Yes, indeed! Even though the makers of the Stockholm Furniture Fair have completely revised the hall layout we managed to glimpse the hottest innovations – here are the 12 most exciting ones.

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New Sense of Comfort or GreyUrbanUnderIslandTropicAir
New Sense of Comfort or GreyUrbanUnderIslandTropicAir
5 февраля 2015 г.

Claudia Kleine and Jörg Kürschner together constitute “Formstelle”. At the Thonet booth at the imm cologne the designer duo presented a much-discussed lounge chair. Thomas Wagner spoke to them both about the “808”, the design process and the issue of how one can cocoon and nevertheless remain open-minded.

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Kitchen not cooking
Kitchen not cooking
by Thomas Edelmann | 3 февраля 2015 г.

Students’ designs and high-tech products turn their back on cooking and instead celebrate either networking and technologization or the rejection of the same. Cooking as a process, minus the process.

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Fixed on the mark
Fixed on the mark
by Uta Abendroth | 1 февраля 2015 г.

Inga Sempé has dragged the winged armchair into contemporary life – with “Beau Fixe” for Ligne Roset. In an interview with Uta Abendroth, the French designer explains what the design has to do with her childhood, why she likes working in a team, and why she feels attracted to small objects.

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Luminous wallpapers and 3D curtains
Luminous wallpapers and 3D curtains
by Martina Metzner | 30 января 2015 г.

At Heimtextil and imm cologne’s “Pure Textiles” wallpaper suppliers and textile editors are celebrating a gleaming metallic look, 3D structures and all manner of technical features. We present the top ten highlights of the two fairs.

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The freestyle bathroom for the whole family
The freestyle bathroom for the whole family
by Heike Edelmann | 29 января 2015 г.

From the fringes of domestic life to one of its main attractions – it’s hard to imagine any other room whose status has been so thoroughly elevated in our homes over recent decades as the bathroom. Until very recently bathroom designs opted for either opulence or functionality. Today, planners and manufacturers are striving to achieve a symbiosis of the two.

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Joyful stoves and hybrid house mates
Joyful stoves and hybrid house mates
by Thomas Edelmann | 29 января 2015 г.

Planning and the question of your own requirements play a pronounced role when having an oven or fireplace installed. Once you know what you need, the market seems well-structured and clear, despite the seeming infinite choice available.

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The Böhms
The Böhms
by Vera Lisakowski | 29 января 2015 г.

The documentary on the Böhm family is a masterpiece on the psychology of a family in which more or less everything revolves around architecture.

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Refreshing prospects
Refreshing prospects
by Sara Bertsche | 29 января 2015 г.

At the ISH trade fair in Frankfurt new bath designs, smart technologies and energy-efficient building technologies will all be on show. We’ve brought together the most important information on the fair for you.

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Heated carpets would be  one solution
Heated carpets would be
one solution
27 января 2015 г.

Ross Lovegrove, “Special Guest” at Domotex 2015, has long since transposed his futuristic design onto floors. In the interview with Uta Abendroth he explains, in which way designers, architects and manufacturers can advance the design of floorings by thinking outside the box and new material compositions.

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Full moon before the crescent
Full moon before the crescent
by Thomas Wagner | 26 января 2015 г.

Once doesn’t count, twice could be coincidence, three times sets a tradition: in occasion of imm cologne designers, manufacturers, artists and art collectors were invited by AD, Meiré und Meiré and Stylepark to meet at Marc Meiré’s home.

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Happy Birthday Gottfried Böhm!
Happy Birthday Gottfried Böhm!
by Uta Winterhager | 23 января 2015 г.

Gottfried Böhm’s oeuvre is immense and even with 95 work still has a firm hold on him. We congratulate the first German Pritzker Prize winner to his birthday and take you on a journey in time through five of his buildings in Cologne.

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Furniture Suspense
Furniture Suspense
by Martina Metzner | 22 января 2015 г.

Flying elephant stools, Chinese felt dragons and upholstered elevated chairs: For the third time, the imm cologne’s “Featured Editions”curated by Stylepark are captivating visitors.

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Forget those old banana boxes
Forget those old banana boxes
by Uta Abendroth | 22 января 2015 г.

In the hunt for the feel-good factor that straddles the tried-and-true and the surprisingly new, designers and manufacturers are busy presenting their novelties at the imm cologne and the Passagen. The clear message: Things are getting more softer and sensual.

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Fair for the senses
Fair for the senses
by Martina Metzner | 20 января 2015 г.

Anne Marie Commandeur of Amsterdam’s Stijlinstituut has conjured up a new “Theme Park” for the Heimtextil trade fair – and a tour for all the senses through the world of home textiles.

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Floors to fit
Floors to fit
by Martina Metzner | 20 января 2015 г.

The Domotex in Hanover showed the full reach of what flooring can do today, ranging from stylishly designed carpet tiles and waterproof laminates through to impressive carpet artworks.

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Fitzcarraldo   in Paris
Fitzcarraldo
in Paris
by Ralf Wollheim | 19 января 2015 г.

Its construction costs tripled, it was a good two years behind schedule, and eventually it opened before it was even completed: Jean Nouvel’s Philharmonie de Paris. All about good intentions and an architecture that reaches for the stars but sadly gets dragged down to earth by its own vanities.

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Spearhead of an avant-garde of comfort
Spearhead of an avant-garde of comfort
by Thomas Edelmann | 18 января 2015 г.

Michele De Lucchi is “A&W Designer of the Year 2015”. So who is Michele De Lucchi? The last surviving champion of post-modernism, a traditionalist or a man of today after all? A close look at De Lucchi the designer AND the architect.

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Near the end of the tunnel
Near the end of the tunnel
by Christian Holl | 15 января 2015 г.

Initially there were not enough people talking about ecological architecture and resource-saving building, and then suddenly too many were. The debate about the energy reform and ecological responsibility didn’t do architecture in Germany any good.

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Cologne and the system
Cologne and the system
by Thomas Wagner | 15 января 2015 г.

It’s that time of year again: From January 19 – 25, the furniture industry will be meeting up in Cologne at the imm cologne and the Passagen. And the Makk will be busy trying to identify the one or other system in a world without systems.

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Observations on the way to the bathroom - part 2
Observations on the way to the bathroom - part 2
by Thomas Wagner | 14 января 2015 г.

What is the purpose of the bathroom or baths? Purification or complete regeneration? And what will the 21st-century bathroom look like? In the second part of our brief cultural history of bathing we move briskly toward the present.

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Observations on the way to the bathroom - part 1
Observations on the way to the bathroom - part 1
by Thomas Wagner | 14 января 2015 г.

Different ages, different bathrooms. The way an era shapes bathing rituals and the associated rooms and buildings and fits the bathroom into the cultural world per se sheds light on its essence. At least according to cultural historian Sigfried Giedion, who tells the fascinating tale of the bathroom.

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Selected manufacturers  imm cologne 2015
Selected manufacturers
imm cologne 2015
13 января 2015 г.

Imm cologne is the first event to present the latest home trends for Europe and overseas. Over 1,100 exhibitors will present their innovations at the furniture fair, 185 at LivingKitchen. An exhibitor schedule presents the most important manufacturers.

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Selected manufacturers   BAU 2015
Selected manufacturers
BAU 2015
13 января 2015 г.

The BAU, world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, will start at Januray 19. Our list of selected manufacturers shows you which manufacturers are to be found where.

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News for Cologne –  from Böwer to Zeitraum
News for Cologne –
from Böwer to Zeitraum
by Martina Metzner | 13 января 2015 г.

Which re-editions are being dragged from the archives this year? In which pots of paint did manufacturers decide to dip their products? Enjoy browsing our selection of up-and-coming innovations!

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Moving construction forwards
Moving construction forwards
by Adeline Seidel | 13 января 2015 г.

At Munich’s BAU trade fair, manufacturers will be presenting their building innovations. During the fair, Stylepark together with Detail and Arch+ will be casting a glance at current research and construction projects.

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The Caged Voyeur
The Caged Voyeur
by Adeline Seidel | 12 января 2015 г.

For the very first time it has devolved to two architects to design “Das Haus” for the imm cologne. Adeline Seidel spoke to Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu of Shanghai’s Neri & Hu Design and Research Office about their installation “Memory Lane”.

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Seat creatures and clouds of cuttings
Seat creatures and clouds of cuttings
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 8 января 2015 г.

For the third time the “Featured Editions” at imm cologne will be curated by Stylepark. It boasts 14 high-caliber installations by designers such as Werner Aisslinger, Sebastian Herkner and Studio Hannes Wettstein.

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Grounded!
Grounded!
by Stylepark | 8 января 2015 г.

Exciting interviews, articles and information relating to the new floor coverings at Innovations@DOMOTEX: Simply read the “Stylepark Paper” on DOMOTEX 2015!

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 Tutto è progetto!
Tutto è progetto!
by Sara Bertsche | 6 января 2015 г.

Based in Veneto, luminaire manufacturer Foscarini relies wholly on the strength of design. Instead of developing models itself, the company has devised a system whereby it selects convincing designs from projects.

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Milan is realigning
Milan is realigning
by Thomas Edelmann | 3 января 2015 г.

The organizers of the Milan Furniture Fair have given themselves a new structure. And Italian manufacturers and brands are also in the midst of change. The outlook for 2015.

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2 0 1 5
2 0 1 5
by Thomas Wagner | 1 января 2015 г.

And the calendar has once again moved on a number. And once again there’s a new four-figure digit to digest. So what’s behind the numbers 20 and 15?

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Mika  Barr
Mika
Barr
29 декабря 2014 г.

: is a design entrepreneur and she has her textiles “wrinkle” in their very own way.

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