International Marianne Brandt Contest 2016 Exhibition, Chemnitz Museum of Industry

The winners and nominated projects from the 2016 International Marianne Brandt Contest can be viewed in an exhibition in Chemnitz.

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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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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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Slatted-Armchair, Lattenstuhl by Marcel Breuer, 1924 (Photo ©/ courtesy of HEICKMANN KG, Chemnitz)

“The starting point for the chair was the problem of comfortable seating combined with a simple construction. A problem which

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Feinserie at Ambiente Frankfurt 2016

In our interview with Marcel Kabisch, founder of and creative force behind German label Feinserie, he told us that what

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Browsing in our Pictorial Review archive it appears March 2013 was “a month of travelling: Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Weimar, Dessau….. its

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Since 2000 the International Marianne Brandt Contest has been searching for the Poetry of the Functional in art and design.

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Marcel Kabisch Sessel Diplomarbeit Kabisch 2002_2

As we’ve often noted in these pages the eastern German town of Chemnitz markets itself as the “City of Modernism”,

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Andy Warhol Death and Disaster Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz Skull 1976

Until February 22nd the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz is presenting the exhibition Andy Warhol: Death and Disaster, according to the organisers “the

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Such was the quality of the new products we saw during our autumn tour they kept us going well into

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August being holiday month our principle focus was board sports: Woody Skateboards for the summer and silbærg snowboards for the

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

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Andy Warhol Death and Disaster Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz Skulls

Much as Andy Warhol predicated we’d all be famous for 15 minutes, he also understood we’d all be dead forever.

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Sächsischer Staatspreis für Design 2014

On Friday October 24th the winners of the Saxony Design Award 2014 – the Sächsischer Staatspreis für Design 2014 –

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In the past we have, admittedly, been “somewhat” harsh on Chemnitz. Unfairly so considered some. Many. “C’mon! Chemnitz isn’t all

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Staatlichen Museums für Archäologie Chemnitz smac

When Erich Mendelsohn’s new Schocken department store opened in Chemnitz in 1930 Wasmuths Monatshefte für Baukunst, one of the leading

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Marianne Brandt Villa Esche Chemnitz Tastlicht 1929-1932

By way of an addendum to our addendum to our “5 New Design Exhibitions for February 2014” post…… Until June

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With autum’s algid wind in our faces and the promise of mince pies and Glühwein in our tails we approached

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March 2013 was a month of travelling: Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Weimar, Dessau….. its amazing we found time to actually write anything…….

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International Marianne Brandt Contest 2013 Award Photography Jan Manney Eldorado

We’re not going to pretend everyone is enamoured with our constant pops at Chemnitz. Truth is for the majority our

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International Marianne Brandt Contest 2013 Award Photography Jan Manney Eldorado

On Saturday September 7th the winners of the International Marianne Brandt Contest 2013 were unveiled at an awards ceremony in

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Having already been to Chemnitz once this year we really are loathed to go a second time. It somehow feels

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Eames by Vitra exhibition chairs

A couple of years ago N.W.A. frontman Ice Cube shot a short celluloid tribute to Charles and Ray Eames. Without

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Although the Marianne Brandt Contest is on the surface about Marianne Brandt, the awards ceremony in Chemnitz on Friday stood

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