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It’s not quite radio smow. Not yet. But we hope it is another way to enjoy, and understand, the smow blog…….

6 D 030 Z by Charles Ray Eames for Evans for Zenith Radio, as seen at Radio Days. Tube Radios, Design Classics, Internet Radio, the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Cologne

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Design European Championship 2016 Final - Starting line-up Portugal

After four weeks of competition at venues throughout France the 2016 Design EM prepares to bid adieu, au revoir and

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Workaround by Sofie Aschan Eriksson, Lund University School of Industrial Design. As seen at DMY Berlin 2016

We’re not going to claim that DMY Berlin 2016 was a vintage year, for us the 14th edition of the

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Ever since supermarkets started filling their shelves with Christmas foodstuffs in September, view-on-demand has allowed us to watch “It’s a

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On Leipzig’s Augustusplatz one can currently enjoy the wonders of the Leipzig Märchenland, the Leipzig Fairytale World. Alternatively, some 500m

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Domestic furnishings at smow Stuttgart

It only seems like five minutes since two tall, neatly coiffured, strangers strode, self-confidently, across the floor of the old

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Structural Skin New material by Jorge Penades, as seen at DMY Berlin 2015

When making biscuits, after having cut out the required shapes you invariably have a lot of dough left over, dough

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101.86 black Thomas Vailly & Laura Lynn Jansen, as seen at Dutch Invertuals - Body Language, Milan Design Week 2015

As a general rule, what you don’t say is more important than what you do say: your body language famously

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Ripple by Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, as seen at Ventura Lambrate, Milan 2015

Given that all we have too many household accessories and our planet too few natural resources to justify continually producing

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For us one of the few genuine joys of Milan Design Week is observing visitors to the furniture fair perching

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Michael Geldmacher Eva Paster Neuland Industriedesign

It being early April Milan furniture fair once again stands before us and with it the promise of untold column

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Name: smow introducing Born: Leipzig, 2010 Alma mater: University of life Featured designers: Christoffer Martens Erik Wester Christian Lessing Eva

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Passagen Cologne 2015 Objects in Between Kai Linke T(ubo)

The nature of product design, and for all furniture design, being what it is, we all have a predisposition to

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Passagen Cologne 2015 Zu Tisch bei smow Köln ASCO Tische

Following on from the success of smow Cologne‘s Passagen Design Week début in 2014 with the USM Haller exhibition Facetten,

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Back at the end of 2014 we mused as to whether or not this might be an apposite moment to

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… had things not continued apace in June. A month which saw us trawl trough Berlin with Niek Wagemans looking

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May may have been slow in the past. May. For aside from DMY Berlin, Fritz Haller in Basel, Niek van

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As all old thesauruans know “April” is merely a synonym for “Milan” And lo despite all promises to the contrary

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According to our pictorial review of March 2013 it was “a month of travelling: Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Weimar, Dessau….. its amazing

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Cold as February 2014 unquestionably was, we managed to warm ourselves with exhibitions looking at the 1920s medial representation of

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Whereas in years past we would have just blithely stated that January, as ever, saw us in Cologne for IMM

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Time was when there was nothing nobler than a Christmas market. And no finer way to wile away the adventtide

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moma good design

“The belief that New York needs a Museum of Modern Art scarcely requires apology. All over the world the rising

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Stadt-Land-schafft smow Cologne Waidblicke 2014 Looker by dreiform

As already noted, until Friday October 31st smow Cologne are presenting the exhibition Stadt-Land-schafft. Making use of smow Cologne’s generous

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“What was the best moment of your life?” ask Cologne based Pell Architekten in the introduction to their contribution to smow

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