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Design is an attitude
by Daniel von Bernstorff| 3/11/2013

There are so many questions just waiting to be answered:

What prompted Konstantin Grcic to create a (luckily for us non-venomous) snake using the seat shells of the PRO chairs he developed for Flötotto, showing that they are certainly fit for use beyond the classroom?

What exactly were Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec going for with their deconstruction of the “Workbays” in the presentation they created for Vitra and what does this tell us about the brothers’ mode of practice?

Why has Jörg Schellmann given furniture designs by Joseph Beuys, Donald Judd and Rachel Whiteread center stage in his design and how is that connected to his own furniture collection?

What is it about Frankfurt architect Ferdinand Kramer’s designs that fascinate Philipp Mainzer and e15 so?

What approach do today’s young designers take to the topic of “woodturning” as thrown up by interior furnishing company Böwer and impressively staged by Eric Degenhardt?

And where is the product by Swedish company String to be found among this wonderfully rough-cut presentation?

You can find out all of this and more in my interviews with Konstantin Grcic, Erwan Bouroullec, Philipp Mainzer, Jörg Schellmann, Peter Erlandsson and Anja Böwer on the occasion of the “Featured Editions” exhibition at imm cologne.

Interview with Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra
Interview with Peter Erlandsson, CEO String Furniture
Interview with Konstantin Grcic for Flötotto
Interview with Philipp Mainzer, CEO e15
Interview with Jörg Schellmann, CEO Schellmann Furniture
Interview with Anja Böwer, CEO Böwer GmbH

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