top
Fireside chats
1/17/2014
Emanuele Benedini, Agape (right). Photo © Guido Ohlenbostel for AD Deutschland

The hustle-and-bustle of the first day at the fair and the flood of new impressions was hardly over. Seen so many things , met so many people! And peace and quiet was setting in. Andreas Gursky took an inquisitive look into the Japanese garden behind Marc Meiré’s house in Cologne’s Lindenthal district, Anna Lindgren, one of the tough “Front” women, sat in front of the fire on the first floor discussing things with Philipp Grohe, and in fact there were lots of small groups chatting away. How was the first day at the fair? What do you think of the new colors? What’s happened to the philosophers? What projects are you following at the moment? How’s your enchanting daughter? Should design resist the temptation to ant to become art? Many were the questions banded about in the leisurely atmosphere, casually turned first this way then that. In-between things, the Thonet family dropped b, designer Eric Degenhardt was deep in conversation with Richard Lampert – and if I am not completely mistaken everybody present had a great time. (tw)

Annika Franz and Andreas Gursky. Photo © Guido Ohlenbostel for AD Deutschland
Marc Meiré, Meiré und Meiré. Photo © Guido Ohlenbostel for AD Deutschland
Volker Hohmann from Ikarus Design and Myriam Belitz. Photo © Guido Ohlenbostel for AD Deutschland
Peter and Vivie Thonet. Photo © Guido Ohlenbostel for AD Deutschland
Holger Struck, Dornbracht. Photo © Guido Ohlenbostel for AD Deutschland
Oliver Jahn from AD and Minna Pendolin, Artek (right). Photo © Guido Ohlenbostel for AD Deutschland
Alice Trier-Franzen und Marc Bailly. Photo © Guido Ohlenbostel for AD Deutschland