’tis a curious thing time. It has accompanied our universe since the instant of its creation, has allowed for the development of our civil and social society, is the bedrock of our economic, industrial and commercial systems, guides us through every day, week, month, year, life.
Yet it is questionable if it actually exists.
And if it does exist. In what form? How can we visualise and document it? Does it have an inherent value?
Clues towards some possible answers are provided by the Designpreis Halle 2017 exhibition.
The Bayerischer Staatspreis für Nachwuchsdesigner is one of the more interesting international design prizes. Not only because it is biennial and thus steadfastly refuses to play with the “every year new” ethos of the contemporary design industry, nor only because it is exclusively for young designers, but also because in addition to the “usual” categories it also recognises Design Research and Applied Crafts. And thus promotes a pleasingly healthy and positive understanding of the term “Design”
The winners of the 2016 Bayerischer Staatspreis were announced on Monday March 6th at an awards ceremony in Munich.
The winners and nominated projects from the 2016 International Marianne Brandt Contest can be viewed in an exhibition in Chemnitz.
For reasons known only to the IMM 2016 organisers the numerous segments composing the “Talents” section – that section of
2016 sees the 20th anniversary of German architecture and design magazine A&W’s “Designer of the Year Award.” Following on from
Since 2014 the Room + Style “lifestyle” fair in Dresden has been extended, if not enhanced, through the presentation of
Since 2000 the International Marianne Brandt Contest has been searching for the Poetry of the Functional in art and design.
On Thursday October 29th the winners of the Kölner DESIGN Preis 2015 were announced in a ceremony at the Museum
As we noted in our post on the 2015 Garden Unique Youngstars competition winner “snak” by Gunnar Søren Petersen, the
It is a fact, if not a universally known fact, that the New York Museum of Modern Art’s 1940 “Organic
On the evening of Wednesday June 24th the winners of the 2015 aed neuland young designer competition were announced in
As we’ve often noted in these pages the eastern German town of Chemnitz markets itself as the “City of Modernism”,
Among the regional German design awards the Bavarian Design Award is particularly notable being as it is an award exclusively
Following on from the relative inactivity of August September saw us wind back up towards the 2014 autumn design festival
On Friday October 24th the winners of the Saxony Design Award 2014 – the Sächsischer Staatspreis für Design 2014 –
As is becoming customary Design Miami Basel 2014 provided the backdrop for the presentation of the Swiss Design Award. And
Back in November the winners of the 2013 German Federal Ecodesign Award – the Bundespreis Ecodesign – were announced at
As part of the build up to this year’s Kortrijk Design Biennale the winners of the Interieur Awards 2014 were announced
On the evening of Tuesday June 3rd the winners of the 2014 Designpreis Halle were announced at a ceremony in
We recently attended a very interesting talk from Munich based designer Stefan Diez at the Vitra Design Museum in which,
With DMY Berlin 2014 up and running the field is open for the 2014 DMY Award. An award that this
On Thursday February 13th the 2014 Designpreis Halle jury met to peruse the entries submitted for this years competition. And
What would IMM Cologne week be without the official enthronement of the A&W Designer of the Year? One day shorter
That furniture often has a cultural background can probably be best observed in chairs: the cultural background often defining, for
For us one of the stand-out projects submitted to the 2013 International Marianne Brandt Contest was without question 2tables by