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by Markus FrenzlPlastic Chairs for all! How one 1950s chair design became an expression of the desire for individuality that shapes our times.
On the silver screen and at Orgatec, office environments are depicted as having a life of their own. What kind of image of reality do they convey? A rummage through the film archives and walkabout in the trade fair halls.
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by Mathias RemmeleThe English armchair was for many years considered the epitome of luxury. So what could a contemporary version look like, freed of all the historical frills and that demonstration of bourgeois power? A stroll through the history of the lounge chair, from the Eames's ideas to the Brothers Campana.
The six architecture offices taking part in the current ‘Lights Change’ display at the Vitra Showroom in Frankfurt immediately agreed that “we want a joint project and we want to use the entire showroom.” Such team spirit is compelling.
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by Daniel von BernstorffThis year’s Designers’ Saturday held in the Swiss town of Langenthal certainly confirmed the trade fair’s standing as one of the finest and most creative design events in the world.
Cell offices and cubicles are considered negative examples of office design. The era of what we would today regard as the human office started with the “Citizen Office”. Concepts such as the “Net'n'Nest” symbolize the attempt to combine networking and concentrated work. So will we in future work in a kind of adventure playground for adults?
An armchair comes with a promise of comfort. That is its strength, but at the same time also its weakness. For there is nothing mustier than that feeling of grandpaness. So much the better that models such as "EC03 Eugene" and "Alcove Highback" provide a highly contemporary take on the classic armchair.