Thingness. Noun. [ˈthiŋ-nəs] The quality or state of objective existence or reality1
Thingness. Exhibition. [ˈthiŋ-nəs] A comprehensive Jasper Morrison retrospective currently on show at the Bauhaus Archiv Berlin.
As a fair IMM Cologne 2017 didn’t impress, but one or the other product did. Our IMM Cologne 2017 High Five!! And a few words of comfort from Epictetus.
The German architect and designer Ferdinand Kramer didn’t just translate the new principles of construction and design which arose in the inter-war years into his architecture, furniture and industrial designs, he was also a very eloquent writer on such matters, and thus helped, and continues to help, explain the motivations behind, and fascination with, functionalist ideals.
With the exhibition 5 Years kaschkasch Florian Kallus and Sebastian Schneider aka studio kaschkasch celebrate, well, five years of studio kaschkasch.
One of our highlights of 2016 was without question PrintStool by Munich based designer Thorsten Franck for German manufacturer Wilkhahn. Less because of the object itself and more because of what it represents: the first step by a major furniture producer towards industrial 3D furniture printing. We met up with Thorsten in Munich to discuss PrintStool, 3D printing and the changing role of designers.
Back in February we spoke with Richard Lampert and he told us he was planning exhibiting at Orgatec.
Had a few ideas he said.
Boy, did he have ideas………
Although one primarily goes to Kazerne Eindhoven to experience experimental, challenging, yet invariably accessible and pertinent design, during Dutch Design
Whereas 3D printing is omnipresent in the media, and a ubiquitous tool in contemporary research and development, in most daily
We must start with a confession . This High Five! is a High Four! Not because there weren’t good products
When we spoke with Vitra’s Chief Sales Officer Josef Kaiser at NeoCon Chicago he told us that at “Orgatec 2016
On the train down to Kortrijk and the 2016 Biennale Interieur we started drafting this introduction. The talk was of
“The fact that you are European allows you to be quirky. Europe has a great reputation for good design but
Continuing our series of posts on creativity in Cologne, historic and contemporary, we met up with product designer Felix Stark.
Although geographically the (hi)story of Vitra begins in Basel, spiritually it begins in America and arrives in Switzerland in 1957
Although Stuttgart based design studio Jehs+Laub are in many respects best known as the winners of the inaugural Moormann Bookinist
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a town famous for some 150 years as a, if not the, centre
Whereas the careers of most product and furniture designers follow a very similar path and pattern over apprenticeship, internships and
Being principally an office furniture fair NeoCon doesn’t really attract “fringe events” the way home furnishing focussed trade fairs do;
At the risk of getting political, the term “neoconservative”/”neocon” hasn’t always had the best reputation, especially not in Europe where
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With the opening of the Vitra Schaudepot the Vitra Campus has not only grown by a further building, but the
“…the strict, logical lines which avoid anything unnecessary and which with the sleekest form and through the simplest means embodies
Established in 2002 Danish label HAY have quickly risen to become an important player in the European furniture and home
To the casual observer selecting five outstanding products from the Milan Furniture Fair is a neigh on impossible task, so
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The Faculty of Applied Arts Schneeberg is by no stretch of the imagination Germany’s largest design school; however, that in