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Relax,  it’s not just learning and eating
Relax,
it’s not just learning and eating
by Adeline Seidel | 28 мая 2015 г.

The World Expo in Milan actually has a lot to offer, and proves to be very entertaining into the bargain. As so often, it’s all a matter of perspective.

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City-Palace-Association
City-Palace-Association
by Thomas Wagner | 26 мая 2015 г.

There are countless reasons and the one or other ghastly story why you immediately recognize a building. So how should one deal with this? And what does it have to do with Berlin’s Municipal Palace?

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Creativity beneath  a seam of light
Creativity beneath
a seam of light
26 мая 2015 г.

In Amsterdam “Office for Metropolitan Architecture” (or OMA in short) has built the new G-Star RAW corporate headquarters. Part of the architectural design brief was to encourage creativity among its employees. So, 12 months after relocating to the new premises, have expectations been met? Adeline Seidel in conversation with architect Reinier de Graaf from OMA/AMO and Design Director Pieter Kool from G-Star RAW.

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Deeply bewildering the world sends out sounds
Deeply bewildering the world sends out sounds
by Christian Holl | 24 мая 2015 г.

A pity that tunnels cost so much money. And involve so much work. Because actually they are perfect problem-solvers. What you’re not supposed to see simply disappears. Above them flowers bloom, trees grow, sometimes new “urban” districts arise, at others existing quarters grow together. But sometimes they also collapse and among other things take down the illusion of a perfect world with them.

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Breaking  with marble
Breaking
with marble
by Martina Metzner and Adeline Seidel | 21 мая 2015 г.

Frankfurt has a new restaurant. It’s called “Stanley Diamond”, has a gentlemanly flair that also has its shady sides and pleases the plate with high-end traditional cuisine.

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Boomerangs whizz overhead
Boomerangs whizz overhead
by Thomas Wagner | 19 мая 2015 г.

Exhibiting has a lot to do with space. At the 56th Venice Art Biennale you can see how art become theatrical and architecture becomes a stage.

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Give Tarzan  a break!
Give Tarzan
a break!
by Martina Metzner | 15 мая 2015 г.

If you’re happy to stay in although spring has arrived, that’s up to you! We had a look around imm cologne and the Salone del Mobile to spot the latest in outdoor furniture designers and manufacturers have created specially for the season.

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Woman, dream and mirror
Woman, dream and mirror
by Annette Tietenberg | 13 мая 2015 г.

Parallel to the Biennale, Palazzo Grassi is hosting a retrospective on 79-year-old Martial Raysse. Thus commemorating an artist who knows that art, fashion and the critique of political economy need not necessarily always be mutually exclusive.

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Yoy
Yoy
13 мая 2015 г.

: love to play with illusion and surprise

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The latest from the image factory
The latest from the image factory
by Thomas Wagner | 12 мая 2015 г.

Last Saturday saw the opening of the 56th Venice Art Biennale. Aspects of a first tour of the Giardini and the Arsenale.

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Industry is not a dinosaur
Industry is not a dinosaur
11 мая 2015 г.

On irony, provocative designs, Chair One as a grill, finding treasure troves, the necessity of securing contracts and the fun of advancing existing designs.

Konstantin Grcic in conversation with Thomas Wagner – part 3



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Spanish lace
Spanish lace
by Adeline Seidel | 11 мая 2015 г.

And the winner of this year’s “Mies van der Rohe Award” is…: the Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin, Poland, designed by Barozzi Veiga. First prize in the “Emerging Architect” category goes to Arquitectura-G for its “Casa Luz” in Cilleros, Spain.

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Design, backstage
Design, backstage
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 7 мая 2015 г.

Interzum in Cologne rounds up all the big names from the furniture making and interior fittings industry, making the trade fair a treasure trove for all those in the fields of design, planning and building.

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Get stuck!
Get stuck!
by Thomas Edelmann | 6 мая 2015 г.

The postage stamp is celebrating a special anniversary. And while the postal service has been mostly privatized, commemorative stamps featuring architecture and design have enjoyed a growing significance. Nonetheless, is the good old stamp destined to soon become extinct and confined to the groves of collections?

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Pradapolis
Pradapolis
by Adeline Seidel | 5 мая 2015 г.

Rem Koolhaas and his Office for Metropolitan Architecture have converted a former distillery in the south of Milan on behalf of Fondazione Prada – and created an anthology of diverse spaces and materials.

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Deft wefts and smart warps
Deft wefts and smart warps
by Martina Metzner | 5 мая 2015 г.

Technical textiles energize interior design and architecture alike. We present the most inspiring product innovations from Techtextil in Frankfurt.

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Work where you have the freedom do to so
Work where you have the freedom do to so
4 мая 2015 г.

On art and design as a way of life, public places, the designer’s responsibility, the culture of Italian manufacturers, taste and breather Marcel Duchamp.

Konstantin Grcic in conversation with Thomas Wagner – part 2



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A fine flair for the user
A fine flair for the user
by Thomas Wagner | 3 мая 2015 г.

In Belgium’s erstwhile colliery of Grand-Hornu just outside Mons, European Cultural Capital this year, a major retrospective of the work of Jasper Morrison is now on show.

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Learning from Las Vegas  – under the shower
Learning from Las Vegas
– under the shower
30 апреля 2015 г.

Is the bathroom a place of fine distinctions? Thomas Wagner talked with Andreas Dornbracht about “Culturing Life”, the brand’s new claim, the digitalization of the bathroom and current as well as future changes in the industry.

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Tasting the future
Tasting the future
by Adeline Seidel | 28 апреля 2015 г.

This year’s Salone once again blazed many a trail into automotive wonderland. Think tracks made of fine marble, highlights for the senses and dreams on wheels powered by an improbability drive.

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What only the giraffe knows
What only the giraffe knows
28 апреля 2015 г.

This year during there were once again countless items of furniture and special moments during the Milan Salone. A small photo album of memories.

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Hieronymus at the airport
Hieronymus at the airport
24 апреля 2015 г.

On “Panorama”, the airport as a residential location, glancing sideways, digital tools, physical models, how to design a chair, and why designers cannot simply be replaced by programs.

Konstantin Grcic in conversation with Thomas Wagner – part 1.

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Propaganda  and change
Propaganda
and change
by Oliver Elser | 24 апреля 2015 г.

An expo is not just a spectacle, an event, where everything gets torn down afterwards. Since the very first World Exposition in London key milestones in architecture have been created specially for such great occasions – and many were indeed great in size and stature. Some of them are still standing. Others mere ruins.

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Fresh from the textiles lab
Fresh from the textiles lab
by Katharina Sommer and Florian Dreher | 23 апреля 2015 г.

Dynamic walls, luminescent concrete and polar-bear houses, a tour of the experimentation and research going into textile construction.

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A stitch in time
A stitch in time
by Franziska Eidner | 23 апреля 2015 г.

From May 4 to 7, 2015 Frankfurt’s Techtextil trade fair will be showcasing smart textiles, luminescent fabrics, sensory garments, and much more besides. We have compiled the must-know details of the exhibition for you below.

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Clerics meet Matrizia
Clerics meet Matrizia
by Thomas Wagner | 22 апреля 2015 г.

“An impure tongue does not taste; dulled senses only notice the sharpest stimuli, or they chew more than they feel.” – Johann Gottfried von Herder

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Milan Marginalia
Milan Marginalia
22 апреля 2015 г.

Blue is the new black, morning engagements, parties end abruptly, council is sought, and at long last there’s a door handle by Rem Koolhaas.

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Work like the ancient Greeks
Work like the ancient Greeks
by Adeline Seidel | 22 апреля 2015 г.

Michele de Lucchi is convinced he has found what creative work primarily need. A walk on his installation "Workplace 3.0 - La Passegiata" at the Salone Ufficio.

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Light emotions
Light emotions
by Thomas Edelmann | 22 апреля 2015 г.

The Euroluce and the events accompanying it in Milan showed how light and luminaire makers are tackling the challenges of the electronic age: with a specific mixture in each case of tradition, technology, and private equity investors.

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I am a freaky perfectionist
I am a freaky perfectionist
21 апреля 2015 г.

Be it at Bosa, BD Barcelona, Ceccotti, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, Magis, MINI or at the Orto Botanico: Almost anywhere you look in Milan you stumble across designs by Jaime Hayon. Uta Abendroth spoke with the all-rounder about his recipe for success.

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Between Fondue, Copy + Paste
Between Fondue, Copy + Paste
by Martina Metzner | 21 апреля 2015 г.

Visitors were hard pressed to spot any genuine talent at this year’s Salone Satellite – many young designers were championing products made to shine in the social networks. But we did discover them, those ingenious ideas.

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A new architectural skin
A new architectural skin
by Florian Dreher | 19 апреля 2015 г.

Somewhere between studio, lab, and manifesto: Contemporary architecture has rediscovered textiles’ countless properties and possibilities.

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The construction material of the future
The construction material of the future
by Ronny Eckert | 17 апреля 2015 г.

Textile research institutes and corporations have in recent years researched fiber-based alternative construction materials and developed products ready for market destined to replace classic materials like steel.

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Klemens Schillinger
Klemens Schillinger
16 апреля 2015 г.

: likes to keep things sparse and of late has moved back to his native Vienna

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From Brianza out into the wide world
From Brianza out into the wide world
by Thomas Edelmann | 13 апреля 2015 г.

A prototypical design company: Molteni, founded 80 years ago in Brianza, now run by the third generation of family members, presents its products in a setting of Modern art.

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Pattern seeks partner
Pattern seeks partner
12 апреля 2015 г.

“Ottoman” by Scholten & Baijings for Moroso

Fresh, but not too sporty, leisurely in shape and color, but not too elegant – a truly fine recliner-cum-seat.

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Sam Son Remo ZigZag
Sam Son Remo ZigZag
12 апреля 2015 г.

Any number of novelties from Konstantin Grcic

Excitement’s in the air. Shortly before the Salone opens some news has leaked out as regards what KGID is coming up with.

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On the sunny side
On the sunny side
11 апреля 2015 г.

Stefan Diez turns Yard into a family for Emu

Think of “dolce vita” and of the American way of life. Sun and fresh air are musts, with the sea, the beach, the pool or the patio close by.

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Fabric makes home
Fabric makes home
by Katharina Sommer | 10 апреля 2015 г.

Membrane or cable-net constructions and pneumatic affairs: From the mid-20th century onward, thanks to new materials and the inventiveness of a few pioneering architects in the field of textile constructions, a new sense of lightness entered architecture.

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It has to be 48
It has to be 48
9 апреля 2015 г.

“Stochastic” by Daniel Rybakken for Luceplan

The talented Norwegian has come up with a surprising luminaire – and owners can themselves decide the sculptural shape.

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Gender-sensitive design
Gender-sensitive design
by Thomas Edelmann | 9 апреля 2015 г.

In Hamburg, after years of preparation, in 2014 a new platform for presentations and debates relating to design opened in the form of designxport. Currently on show: an exhibition on the gender influence in design and possible alternatives.

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Zestful balance
Zestful balance
7 апреля 2015 г.

“Belleville” by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra

The chairs are light, the tables stand there with gravitas, sturdily grounded.

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Not just for the lounge
Not just for the lounge
7 апреля 2015 г.

Barber & Osgerby for Knoll Int.

A lounge chair, simple, slender and yet with a keen touch that makes sure it cuts a fine figure in any setting.

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Selected Manufacturers Milan Design Week 2015
Selected Manufacturers
Milan Design Week 2015
7 апреля 2015 г.

The Salone with SaloneUfficio and Euroluce will open its doors from Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th April. Amazing designs can also be found at the showrooms and events across the city. A list of selected manufacturers shows which exhibitors are to be found where.

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Milan, the full Monty!
Milan, the full Monty!
6 апреля 2015 г.

Given their sheer immensity, you need to plan your visit to the Salone and the Fuorisalone in Milan quite carefully. Find out below which events, places, shows and symposiums are the real musts.

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From
From
5 апреля 2015 г.

: live the European idea and take a contemplative approach

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Cool twist
Cool twist
4 апреля 2015 г.

“Klapp” by Steffen Kehrle for Area Declic

It may be challenging to design a chair. Even more so if it’s a folding chair.

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Light for the cave
Light for the cave
3 апреля 2015 г.

“LEDS Clay” by Maarten Baas and Bertjan Pot for DGPH

The two have little truck with Mainstream. What they do like is atavistic fun.

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Hungrier for knowledge than his peers
Hungrier for knowledge than his peers
2 апреля 2015 г.

Leonardo da Vinci at Palazzo Reale

Just in time for the Salone, Palazzo Reale right next to the Cathedral is hosting the largest exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci the country has ever seen.

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Surreal idols
Surreal idols
1 апреля 2015 г.

Jaime Hayon showcases a “Réaction Poétique” at Cassina

Le Corbusier, not to mention Joan Mirò and other artists are secretly along for the ride when Jaime Hayon ironically evokes the spirit of Surrealism.

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Simply extravagant
Simply extravagant
1 апреля 2015 г.

“Side Comfort” by Formstelle for Zeitraum

Anyone possessing a sufficient number of modules can create forever new settee worlds.

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From carpet to pullover
From carpet to pullover
31 марта 2015 г.

Inga Sempé for Golran

Following Bertjan Pot and Raw Edges, Inga Sempé got the chance to dream up rugs for Israeli manufacturer Golran. We asked the French designer what she has in store for us.

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Get the lowdown on this table
Get the lowdown on this table
31 марта 2015 г.

“Anemos” by Antonio Facco for Cappellini

There are things that are mysterious and yet very practical for precisely that reason.

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Theater eye candy
Theater eye candy
31 марта 2015 г.

“Melt” by Front for Tom Dixon

The British design company is hosting its Milan events in an abandoned theater, where novelties such as the “Melt” luminaire by designer-trio Front can be purchased on site.

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In praise of Italianità
In praise of Italianità
by Thomas Wagner | 31 марта 2015 г.

Members of the furniture industry will soon be flocking to Milan again to worship the novelties cult at the Salone. What can we expect? Or is the furniture fair merely the appetizer before the Expo?

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Seizing it by the horns
Seizing it by the horns
30 марта 2015 г.

Hans J. Wegner at Carl Hansen & Son, colored or round

You can always rely on someone like him – and there are said to be as many as another 3,500 furniture designs in his archive.

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In praise of the band
In praise of the band
30 марта 2015 г.

The “Bentwood Sofa 2002” by Christian Werner for Thonet

You need a grand gesture if a famous café chair is to morph into a state-of-the-art settee.

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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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