Thingness. Noun. [ˈthiŋ-nəs] The quality or state of objective existence or reality1

Thingness. Exhibition. [ˈthiŋ-nəs] A comprehensive Jasper Morrison retrospective currently on show at the Bauhaus Archiv Berlin.

Jasper Morrison. Thingness @ Bauhaus Archiv Berlin

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Cloverleaf modular sofa system by Verner Panton through Verpan, and distributed to airports via Vitra, as seen at Passenger Terminal Expo 2016 Cologne

If the Light + Building trade fair in Frankfurt is home to exhibitors the majority of us have never heard

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Thinking Mans Chair by Jasper Morrison, as seen at Thingness, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

On February 5th 1916 Cabaret Voltaire opened in Zürich; consequently, 2016 sees the city celebrate the 100th anniversary of arguably

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Fionda table for Mattiazzi, Ormiale Bordeaux & Bac Armchair for Cappellini, as seen at the exhibition A&W Designer of the Year 2016 - Jasper Morrison, Passagen Cologne

2016 sees the 20th anniversary of German architecture and design magazine A&W’s “Designer of the Year Award.” Following on from

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Ivan Argote Time is Money

The biggest, and certainly highest budget, new architecture and design exhibition open in May 2015 is without question the World

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……and continued over Budapest and on to Berlin – where amongst other delights we partook of the exhibitions Sensing the

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Schrill Bizarr Brachial Das Neue Deutsche Design der 80er Jahre Bröhan Museum Berlin Rocking Chair Stiletto Studios

“Marcel Breuer seeing a pair of bicycle handle-bars decided to make chairs using the same industrial process. The new world

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Vitra Charles and Ray Eames EA 101, 102 104

Older readers will remember how last year one of the Vitra Senior Manager’s quoted from this blog in his pre-fair

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Milan Design Week 2013 The Mattiazzi Collection

For us one of the highlights of Saloni Milano 2013 was/is Italian manufacturer Mattiazzi. And not just because they have

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V&A Museum London British Design 1948-2012 Innovation in the Modern Age architecture

At the end of March the V&A Museum London opened the exhibition “British Design 1948-2012. Innovation in the Modern Age”,

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At the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair Vitra are presenting a range of new products from designers including Konstantin Grcic, Antonio

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orgatec 2010 vitra

Although the public face of Vitra is unquestionably their “Home Collection”, for decades the backbone of the company has been

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Amongst the plethora of new products launched by Vitra at Orgatec 2010 in Cologne was HAL, a new shell chair

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The (smow)blog team outing to the cardboard furniture workshop was coupled with a visit to the current Vitra Design Museum

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You know how it is. You arrive early in the office….. Make a coffee….. Turn the computer on…….. Check out

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When asked by the (smow)boss yesterday why we appeared to be doing so little work, quoting Dieter Rams we replied

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On Saturday 20.03.2010 the latest Vitra Design Museum exhibition “The Essence of Things. Design and the Art of Reduction” officially

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We’re indebted to Dave Report for drawing our attention to the forthcoming Jasper Morrison exhibition in Stockholm. Organised by the

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Today is World Usability Day. We do admit to be being more than a touch sceptical about the motivations that

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On 03.11.1989 the Vitra Design Museum opened. On 09.11.1989 the Berlin Wall “fell”. Coincidence? Almost certainly. But while the Vitra

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Every month Jasper Morrison sends a photo to the Vitra Magazine. And every month Vitra publish it. Every month we

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For us one of the discoveries of the ICFF was Brooklyn based designer Jason Miller. Miller’s design contains undeniable elements

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As a long-standing Vitra partner the (smow)blog team naturally paid an early visit to the Vitra stand. Vitra’s principle new

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Over Easter we had hoped to hoped to get to Karlsruhe to have a look at the exhibition: Interface Desk,

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In a recent article wired magazine presented their own take on the evolution of office furnishing. From the introduction of

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