It’s early May and once again the party ship we call the smow song contest is ready to set sail……
The winners and nominated projects from the 2016 International Marianne Brandt Contest can be viewed in an exhibition in Chemnitz.
Money, famously, makes the world go round. The world go round. Money makes the world go round How that came
The Faculty of Applied Arts Schneeberg is by no stretch of the imagination Germany’s largest design school; however, that in
“The starting point for the chair was the problem of comfortable seating combined with a simple construction. A problem which
In our interview with Marcel Kabisch, founder of and creative force behind German label Feinserie, he told us that what
Browsing in our Pictorial Review archive it appears March 2013 was “a month of travelling: Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Weimar, Dessau….. its
Since 2000 the International Marianne Brandt Contest has been searching for the Poetry of the Functional in art and design.
As we’ve often noted in these pages the eastern German town of Chemnitz markets itself as the “City of Modernism”,
Until February 22nd the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz is presenting the exhibition Andy Warhol: Death and Disaster, according to the organisers “the
Such was the quality of the new products we saw during our autumn tour they kept us going well into
August being holiday month our principle focus was board sports: Woody Skateboards for the summer and silbærg snowboards for the
May may have been slow in the past. May. For aside from DMY Berlin, Fritz Haller in Basel, Niek van
Cold as February 2014 unquestionably was, we managed to warm ourselves with exhibitions looking at the 1920s medial representation of
Much as Andy Warhol predicated we’d all be famous for 15 minutes, he also understood we’d all be dead forever.
On Friday October 24th the winners of the Saxony Design Award 2014 – the Sächsischer Staatspreis für Design 2014 –
In the past we have, admittedly, been “somewhat” harsh on Chemnitz. Unfairly so considered some. Many. “C’mon! Chemnitz isn’t all
When Erich Mendelsohn’s new Schocken department store opened in Chemnitz in 1930 Wasmuths Monatshefte für Baukunst, one of the leading
By way of an addendum to our addendum to our “5 New Design Exhibitions for February 2014” post…… Until June
With autum’s algid wind in our faces and the promise of mince pies and Glühwein in our tails we approached
March 2013 was a month of travelling: Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Weimar, Dessau….. its amazing we found time to actually write anything…….
We’re not going to pretend everyone is enamoured with our constant pops at Chemnitz. Truth is for the majority our
On Saturday September 7th the winners of the International Marianne Brandt Contest 2013 were unveiled at an awards ceremony in
Having already been to Chemnitz once this year we really are loathed to go a second time. It somehow feels
A couple of years ago N.W.A. frontman Ice Cube shot a short celluloid tribute to Charles and Ray Eames. Without