Presto by Thorsten Franck for Wilkhahn, as seen at NeoCon Chicago 2016

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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The demolition of flats in the Haussmannstraße, Stuttgart. (Photo Copyright Wilfried Dechau)

Cities grow, mutate, evolve, a process which, as with human development, is rarely straightforward, rarely occurs without sacrifice and/or leaving

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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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The little regarded undersides of chairs....

With the opening of the Vitra Schaudepot the Vitra Campus has not only grown by a further building, but the

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S32 by Marcel Breuer for Thonet (Artistic Copyright since 1932, Mart Stam)

“…the strict, logical lines which avoid anything unnecessary and which with the sleekest form and through the simplest means embodies

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Stuttgart reißt sich ab Architekturgalerie am Weissenhof, Stuttgart

Our five recommendations for new design and architecture exhibitions opening in June 2016 feature four in Germany and one in

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The height adjustable desk Hack by Konstantin Grcic for Vitra.

As we noted in a previous post, spending long periods sitting can result in shorter telomeres and thus a greater

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Karl Marx. Not ❤ing money since 1844

Money, famously, makes the world go round. The world go round. Money makes the world go round How that came

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Einsteinhaus Caputh Konrad Wachsmann

As an architectural theorist and experimental constructor Konrad Wachsmann played an important role in the development of architectural thinking in

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Outseaters by Yvonne Fehling & Jennie Peiz @ HTW Berlin, State of Design 2016

The clearest sign that that things are changing in Berlin-Oberschöneweide is without question the new vegan Vietnamese restaurant on the

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Studio Daphna Laurens present Prototipi @ Salone Satellite Milan 2016

Unbelievably, Eindhoven based design studio Daphna Laurens have never, ever, participated at Salone Satellite, that section of the Milan furniture

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A stroll through 30 years design history. Germany versus France. The Struggle over Style 1900-1930 at the Bröhan Museum Berlin

As with contemporary football the story of contemporary architecture and design begins on the British Isles; and as with football

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Wind Jacket by David Gebka & Freia Achenbach, Self-fastening pedals by Silvio Rebholz & Nils Körner and Knitted Saddle by Louis Michel Leonie & Schimmeyer from the ABK Stuttgart project Più di Pegoretti, as seen at Self-Propelled. Or how the bicycle move us, the Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden

There are few more unpleasant emotions than the one deep in your stomach when you realise your bicycle has been

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Pleasureground am Bad from Hermann Fürst von Pückler-Muskau's book, Andeutungen über Landschaftsgärtnerei 1834 (Courtesy of the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn)

Whereas April showers tend to make you wet, grumpy and late, May showers are much more agreeable – or more

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Low Chair and Stool by Kaspar Hamacher with Tannerie Radermecker, on the wall Bag on Wall by Mathias van de Walle with Ralph Baggeley, as seen at Belgian Matters, Milan 2016

As we believe is now traditional at this time of year….. ….. every year at Milan Design Week the Belgian

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Modular bicycle bag/briefcase by Silvio Rebholz and Louis Michel, from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart project Più di Pegoretti (Photo courtesy AKB Stuttgart)

Every time we are in Milan, be it for the Design Week or simply to enjoy the city without the

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State of Design Berlin 2016 (Design: Bureau Mirko Borsche, München. Courtesy of State of Design)

From May 4th and until May 8th 2016 Berlin will host the inaugural edition of the festival State of Design.

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Design is 10 Years Old - Lamp/Side Table by Clemens Lauer, as seen at kkaarrlls 2016, Milan

It’s been a good long while since we last posted about the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe’s kkaarrlls collection, and thus

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New Order by Stefan Diez for HAY, as seen at Milan Design Week 2016

Established in 2002 Danish label HAY have quickly risen to become an important player in the European furniture and home

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Ulisse Daybed by Konstantin Grcic for ClassiCon, as seen at Milan Furniture Fair 2016

To the casual observer selecting five outstanding products from the Milan Furniture Fair is a neigh on impossible task, so

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Offspring @ GALERIE Angewandte Kunst Schneeberg

The Faculty of Applied Arts Schneeberg is by no stretch of the imagination Germany’s largest design school; however, that in

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Vis-a-vis by Glen Oliver Löw & Antonio Citterio for Vitra

Born in Leverkusen Glen Oliver Löw initially studied Industrial Design at the University of Wuppertal before moving to Milan in

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....mixed....

The question as to what “home” means has never been an easy one to answer, and in our global age

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Rocking Chair by Jacob Müller, as seen at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

Amongst the objects Jasper Morrison selected from the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich’s archive for the “MyCollection” section of his Thingness

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USM Airportsystems at Passenger Terminal Expo 2016 Cologne

The Swiss architect Fritz Haller famously developed a space colony as a means to allow him to explore his ideas

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