In northern hemispheres June marks the start of both astronomical and meteorological summer.
In southern hemispheres June marks the start of both astronomical and meteorological winter.
The one rejoices, the other laments …. and we don’t even notice, far too busy as we are perusing architecture and design exhibitions. Our five recommendations for June 2017 features new shows in Den Haag, Frankfurt, New York, Leipzig and Brussels.
It’s early May and once again the party ship we call the smow song contest is ready to set sail……
In our post The Sedentary Workers: Orchestra Musicians we explored the unique world of orchestra musicians’ chairs. One of Europe’s largest, and most experienced, manufacturers of orchestra and musicians’ chairs is Esslingen based Wilde+Spieth. Who thus seemed an ideal address to learn more about the orchestra chair and the orchestra chair market…..
Although the evidence is not, yet, conclusive, recent years have seen an increasing confidence in the theory that sitting for too long can have a negative impact on health, and that all whose job involves prolonged sitting should regularly stand, move and generally change their body position.
But what about those workers who can’t? What about those workers whose job is defined by long periods of sitting?
The German designer and silversmith Christian Dell is arguably best known for the numerous lighting designs he realised during the 1920s and 1930s.
Christian Dell was however also one of the pioneers of plastic design. If all too briefly.
Ambiente Frankfurt 2017 allowed an all to seldom reunião with Portuguese brand Vicara. And an occasion which served to remind us that we really should catch up with them more often…..
Amongst all the fake flavours at Ambiente Frankfurt 2017 the Umami of Japanese design studio Bouillon was a genuine delight.
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.
As the name implies the Light + Building Trade Fair in Frankfurt is largely about architectural lighting rather than domestic
In his Letter of Reference for Christian Dell on the occasion of his departure from the Kunsthochschule Frankfurt, the school’s
As a “consumer goods” trade fair devoted to tableware, accessories, gifts, light-bulbs with filigree filaments, and the like, Ambiente Frankfurt
In our interview with Marcel Kabisch, founder of and creative force behind German label Feinserie, he told us that what
Internationally known for its financial district, airport, financial institutions and sausages, Frankfurt am Main is less well understood as a
December is famously a half month – no one does anything useful in the second half of the month, unless
The end of design’s summer hibernation is traditionally marked by the opening of the Vitra Design Museum’s winter exhibition, which
Following on from the exploration of Ferdinand Kramer’s design work in the exhibition The Kramer Principle: Design for Variable Use
In the complete interview with Matylda Krzykowski ahead of the Depot Basel exhibition Forum for an Attitude, there is a
If form follows function, what form does, could, should yearning and longing have? If architects are continually searching for a
If we’re completely honest, until now the only piece of wickerwork about which we have ever gotten truly excited is
We’ve said it so often that even we are somewhat tired of hearing it, but….. Portugal has lots of cork.
In 1960 Enzo Mari designed “16 Animali” for Italian manufacturer Danese. Comprising 16 wooden animal shapes “16 Animali” is simultaneously
The very first piece of product design George Nelson realised was inspired by architecture. The typical American family home in
It being July, there is an obvious temptation to search for new design and architecture exhibitions opening near the coast,
Space is, as any Trekkie will tell you, the final frontier. For designers and architects it is certainly a very
There is little in this world that brings us more pleasure than a good modular shelving system. We know that