Experts amongst themselves
The second AD Design Summit recently invited experts from the fields of architecture, design and interior to a summit meeting in Munich’s Alte Kongresshalle. The experts met with the AD editorial team in order to explore the question of what our homes will look like in the future. The event was held under the motto “How to live: Bauhaus or Bang?” Oliver Jahn, editor-in-chief of AD Architectural Digest, welcomed to the event architect and designer Patricia Urquiola, interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch, and industrial and car designer Adrian van Hoyydonk, as well as fashion designers Otto Drögsler and Jörg Ehrlich, among others. Studio David Thulstrup, Roberto Sironi, Johansen Skovsted, Plain English, and Frédéric Pellenq were honored with an AD Design Summit Award.
For the event with around 300 visitors, French label Ligne Roset brought an AD cover to life: The love-seat “Paipai” by Lucidi Pevere in mustard yellow, which Stylepark had selected as one of the 20 most interesting innovations at imm Cologne 2018, was part of the walk-through installation. The cocoon-shaped seating furniture with its comfortable foam padding and geometric folds is inspired by origami art. Ligne Roset selected the organically shaped sofa “Ploum” by the Bouroullec brothers for the expert discussion rounds. With its low seat depth and a dark-blue cover made of knitted, quilted, stretchy fabric, “Ploum” emphasized the event’s relaxed atmosphere. Its supporting act was the “Backpack” armchair by Lucidi Pevere with covers in light blue and rosé. Cutting an elegant shape and boasting a flexible seat and backrest, “Backpack” demonstrated just how flexibly it can be used both in- and outdoors. The ensemble was rounded off by the occasional table “Linden” by René Barba, with its delicate feet and a round solid-wood tabletop. Such high-grade furniture ensured that the guests were able to discuss the future of home living in very attractive surroundings. (am)