by Anna Moldenhauer | 6/4/2020
Stellar Works is currently presenting the first highlights of its new collections for this year. The modular designs were creatively masterminded by Nendo, OEO Studio, Space Kopenhagen and Neri&Hu.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 6/3/2020
Creative designs for Plug & Light by Insta: Six new partner companies are moving the system forward, opting for flexible light fittings and new possible applications.
by Jeanette Kunsmann | 6/3/2020
In the form of the Maraya Concert Hall Giò Forma has created a paradoxical illusion in the Al-`Ula valley in Saudi Arabia, a location steeped in archaeology: Against the desert backdrop, the mirrored cube designed by the Milan-based studio morphs into a stage for sand, rocks and passing clouds.
Stylepark raffles off a "Backenzahn" stool from e15.
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 6/2/2020
Artist duo Christo and Jeanne Claude achieved international fame with their spectacular ‘wrapping’ projects, pushed the boundaries in the process and giving us new ways of seeing things. Now Christo Javacheff has died in New York City at the age of 84.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 5/28/2020
The objects by Studio Brynjar & Veronika cannot easily be pigeonholed under labels such as “design” or “art”; they are in a category that is entirely their own. “We are continually trying breaking away from predefined patterns,” says the duo.
by Fabian Peters | 5/26/2020
Building technology specialist Gira has launched a new substantive and visual concept. Torben Bayer, Head of Brand Development and Marketing, tells us all about the underlying idea.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 5/25/2020
by Anna Moldenhauer | 5/21/2020
by Anna Moldenhauer | 5/19/2020
Dimitri Bähler likes balance – between a personal and a user-oriented approach, between simple and complex, decorative and functional. Since 2014 he has been walking the line within the different poles of design from his studio in the Swiss town of Biel.
Swiss telecommunication provider Sunrise has chosen furniture from Lista Office LO for its new premises in Zurich.
Finger-trap protection on doors is an important safety measure for childcare facilities. The nursery at dSpace in Paderborn therefore makes use of special hinge systems from SIMONSWERK.
With the German Sustainability Award, Stefan Schulze-Hausmann has created one of the most prestigious awards for sustainability achievements in business, municipalities and research.
Long Island offers a quiet oasis near the center of New York City along the Atlantic coast. Toshihiro Oki has built a holiday home in this natural setting with bricks by Petersen Tegl, which softens the transitions.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 5/12/2020
Arper presents together with Lievore + Altherr Désile Park the collection "Adell". Sustainability and comfort go hand in hand with the new armchair.
by Fabian Peters | 5/11/2020
Studio Aisslinger has come up with a pioneering co-working space in Zurich where the focus is on the users’ social interaction.
Werner Aisslinger has long been more than "just" an industrial designer – with Studio Aisslinger he has developed groundbreaking interior concepts, for example in the hospitality sector. His collage-like interior designs want to tell stories and have thus become styleforming.
by Fabian Peters | 5/8/2020
Fuhrimann Hächler are associated with avant-garde architecture that sparks controversies. Nevertheless, sanitary ceramics specialist Laufen asked them to design its Milan fair booth in 2018. Gabrielle Hächler reveals the secret to what soon became a highly successful collaboration.
by Fabian Peters | 5/7/2020
"Places", the new AXOR campaign, approaches special places in the form of impressive images. Head of Marketing Anke Sohn and photographer Tom Hegen explain us in our interview just what history and stories have to do with luxuries and why the Black Forest will always play a role for AXOR.
Due to the worldwide spread of the corona virus, Light + Building will be cancelled in 2020. The next world's leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology will take place in Frankfurt am Main from 13 to 18 March 2022.
by Fabian Peters | 5/5/2020
"Bora X Pure" is the name of the new compact cook-top induction system with an integrated extractor system that is extending the BORA program. BORA founder Willi Bruckbauer tells us in this interview just how the "Bora X Pure" is so innovative.
Eva Marguerre and Marcel Besau founded their studio in Hamburg in 2011. Since then they've been working with great success and a holistic design approach for renowed companies such as Vitra, Artek, Thonet, E15 or Fürstenberg.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 5/4/2020
Furniture manufacturer TON is currently presenting its new "Again" collection.
Stylepark is giving away a luminaire from the ØS1 collection by Shade.
by Fabian Peters | 4/30/2020
With his “Infra-Structure Episode 2” lighting system and “Oblique” table luminaire Vincent Van Duysen continues his successful cooperation with Flos.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 4/30/2020
With the "Palco InOut Framer" projector series by iGuzzini, individual scenes can be shown on flat surfaces in outdoor spaces.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 4/29/2020
by Anna Moldenhauer | 4/28/2020
Multifunctional: "Blade R - All in One" recessed light from iGuzzini.
Since 2011, Florian Kallus and Sebastian Schneider have been realizing international cooperations in product design and art direction with Rolf Benz, Müller Möbelwerkstätten, Bolia, Ligne Roset, Schramm or Interlübke from their studio in Cologne.
Ana Relvão and Gerhardt Kellermann are among the most remarkable young designers in Germany. Their work is firmly rooted in the tradition of German industrial design, which always develops the form from the function of the respective object.
When it comes to working from home USM offers more than just furniture – a new web special provides information and useful advices.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 4/21/2020
Touch-free operation is a function that has become immensely important as we all try to get to grips with the Corona pandemic. The virus has shown us how quickly germs can be transmitted. VOLA has intelligent solutions for comprehensive hand hygiene.
Alfredo Häberli is one of the internationally established designers: the works created in his studio in Zurich for pioneering companies such as Vitra, Kvadrat or Moroso are energetic and expressive. His unique way of combining tradition and the contemporary in his products has been awarded many times.
by Thomas Edelmann | 4/17/2020
"Citizen" is the name of the new lounge chair that Konstantin Grcic has developed for Vitra. Grcic recounts in conversation with Thomas Edelmann why it can be worthwhile to address ideas sustainably and why he finds it so exciting to try out simplicity beyond the pale of customary shapes.
by Fabian Peters | 4/15/2020
by Thomas Edelmann | 4/14/2020
Try out new things and if they fail, start from scratch again. That was the recipe for success embraced by Luigi Feltrin, founder of Arper. He died recently. We can learn from his tireless composure.
by Fabian Peters | 4/14/2020
The new table "Curtain" by Läufer & Keichel for Zeitraum.
Scandinavia, Japan, France – the influences in the work of German designer Gesa Hansen are manifold. Our Stylepark Zoom In video interview!
by Anna Moldenhauer | 4/10/2020
by Fabian Peters | 4/8/2020
The new outdoor lighting series "Caule" for Flos by Patricia Urquiola.
The outdoor lighting collection "IN VITRO" by Philippe Starck for Flos.
The outdoor lighting series "Mile" by Antonio Citterio.
The outdoor luminaire series “Walkstick/Wallstick” by Antonio Citterio.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 4/8/2020
She is one of the most important names among Germany's young designers: Hanne Willmann has already won numerous awards and designed products for Schramm, Tecta, Schönbuch and many other renowned manufacturers.
by Fabian Peters | 4/6/2020
With “AXOR Edge” by Jean-Marie Massaud AXOR is setting new standards in terms of manufacturing quality. A key role is played by a machine from the aerospace industry.
by Fabian Peters | 4/2/2020
It has been finished for a few weeks: the spectacular Omniturm in Frankfurt/Main. It was designed by BIG, arguably the most successful architect’s office in the world at the moment. We met up with BIG partner Kai-Uwe Bergmann for an interview.
Raphael Gielgen is "Future of Work Trendscout" at Vitra. His "Learning Journeys" take him around the world. We asked him in a video interview in his home office whether the Corona crisis will change our working world forever.
Stylepark readers can win a “Physix” office swivel chair by Vitra.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 3/31/2020
by Fabian Peters | 3/30/2020
Potato Head Studios are a luxury hotel on Bali by OMA and entrepreneur Ronald Akili that is also destined to become a cultural hub for the local population.
Due to the increased worldwide spread of the coronavirus, the 59th edition of the Salone del Mobile will not take place.
A hammock to sit in: New lounge chair by Rene Gonzalez Architects for Paola Lenti.
Currently Paola Lenti completes the "FRAME" collection with the new yarn "TWIGGY".
by Fabian Peters | 3/24/2020
Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec have come up with a completely new roller blind system for Kvadrat Shade, the latest brand by Danish textiles expert Kvadrat. In this interview, Erwan Bouroullec explains to us the design concept behind it.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 3/24/2020
#Stayathome, to protect your own health and protect others from an infection with coronavirus – that is the order of the day right now. Stylepark outlines ten practical tips for working from home that will ensure you don’t need to go short on comfort.
Car makers Fiat have collaborated with the design brand Kartell to transform the new Fiat 500 full electric into a really special one-off.
Paola Lenti will soon offer "SWING" in lacquered aluminium.
Paola Lenti extends the "ORBITRY" collection with a two-seater sofa.
Paola Lenti extends the "KABA" collection with a modular corner sofa.
With the redevelopment of the Stadthöfe in Hamburg, David Chipperfield Architects Berlin have created a new, atmospheric district. Bricks by Petersen Tegl play a crucial role in the transformation of the roof structure.
Paola Lenti extends the "TELAR" collection with four casual outdoor furniture.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 3/19/2020
Swimming out into the open, with the water seemingly stretching on forever. We show you pools at lofty heights that offer a unique experience.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 3/18/2020
In the form of “PARA VERT”, studio Ippolito Fleitz Group and Baden-based design furniture maker Brunner have created a modular room divider with integrated receptacles for your own personal plant arrangement.
by Fabian Peters | 3/17/2020
Where to look when in the elevator? To date, elevators contained not much to catch the innocent. Thanks to cutting edge technology all this may change.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 3/12/2020
Due to the spread of the coronavirus, Messe Frankfurt has decided to cancel Luminale at short notice. Stylepark had the opportunity to experience the preview of the light festival, which would have been themed "Digital Romantic".
by Anna Moldenhauer | 3/11/2020
Besau Marguerre are not keen to be pinned down. From product design through to interior design – Eva Marguerre and Marcel Besau are successful in projects straddling various disciplines. For Vitra, they are currently realizing an extensive retail concept in Asia.
Due to the increased spread of coronavirus in Europe, the 3daysofdesign was postponed to September 3-5, 2020.
With its "Bambini" series Geberit is providing child-friendly sanitation facilities for children in day-care centers.
by Jeanette Kunsmann | 3/10/2020
Emphasizing the importance of color and façade: With the recently completed fire station in Wilrijk, Antwerp, Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven, a firm of Rotterdam-based architects, has succeeded in producing a charming version of “architecture parlante”.
St. Michael’s Church in Paderborn’s Sennelager district has been thoroughly overhauled. Now, the congregation sits around the altar. Access to the changed interior, meanwhile, is through the church’s new door, which uses hinge technology courtesy of SIMONSWERK.
McLaren.Excell architects have converted a village mill in the southwest of England into a charming residential building - Vola sets the functional accents in it.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 3/9/2020
by Fabian Peters | 3/6/2020
As there are virtually no limits to the flexibility of seating system "modul21" it can be adjusted time and again to suit new tasks.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 3/5/2020
“Frosty”, almost “ghostly” perhaps best describes the interior design for the Geijoeng Concept Store in Shenzhen. Interdisciplinary Studio 10 used mirrored surfaces, glass bricks and acrylic walls to create a store in which the clothing is almost an accessory.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 3/4/2020
Lorenz + Kaz like to shine a light on the niches of design. This also applies to their current project: mobile mini-apartments for self-determined living in old age. We spoke to Catharina Lorenz and Steffen Kaz in Milan to find out what they’ve got planned.
The Max Felchlin chocolate factory designed by Meili, Peter & Partner Architekten blends harmoniously with the magnificent panorama of the Swiss Alps. And the interplay between the building’s magnificent interiors and the “Okito” chair is equally harmonious.
Stylepark is giving away the "ANNEX" ceiling lamp by serien.lighting.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 2/28/2020
by Adeline Seidel | 2/27/2020
The new reception building designed by Max Dudler for Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum dovetails brilliantly with the historical railway architecture there. The original plans were originally quite different – but the result is the most beautiful of the spaces.
Due to the increased spread of the coronavirus in Europe, the 59th edition of the Salone del Mobile is postponed.
by Fabian Peters | 2/25/2020
Taschen-Verlag has now published an opulent two-volume book in which recently deceased photographer Peter Lindbergh stylishly presents the history of the house of fashion that is Dior.
Copenhagen has one of the best burger grills in the world. David Thulstrup designed the latest outlet with a little help from a firm in Frankfurt.
Due to the increased spread of the corona virus in Europe, Messe Frankfurt has decided to postpone Light + Building.
by Adeline Seidel | 2/24/2020
by Fabian Peters | 2/21/2020
The German contribution to this year’s Architecture Biennial is a fictitious history program that looks back at our times from the vantage point of the year 2038. The curatorial team predicts that many of the pressing problems of today will be solved by then.
Do you know what a “shoffice” is? Buzzispace has chosen this kind of office format for its new London base in the creative district of Shoreditch, enhancing the pleasant atmosphere with a whole host of acoustic foam.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 2/19/2020
With Spring fast approaching the time is ripe for a closer look at three exceptional armchairs signed by Pedrali – “Soul Outdoor”, “Remind” and “Tribeca” – they tick all the boxes for making a great impression both inside and outdoors.
by Jeanette Kunsmann | 2/17/2020
Publishing house Suhrkamp Verlag has relocated to new headquarters in Berlin’s swish Mitte district. The concrete ensemble was designed by Roger Bundschuh as a sensitive urban repair project. The team from Kinzo planned the interior of the publishing house.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 2/17/2020
Back in the day, with its “Groundpiece” by Antonio Citterio, Flexform made the sofa the centerpiece of everyday life. The Italian furniture manufacturer is currently adapting its elegant collection into the great outdoors.
Zumtobel presented its full range of lighting expertise at EuroShop 2020 – and with services for digital customer interaction looked at the future of retail.