The end of design’s summer hibernation is traditionally marked by the opening of the Vitra Design Museum’s winter exhibition, which

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The older we get the more important July becomes as it allows us to return to college to view design

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Margret Hoppe Le Corbusier High Court IV Chandigarh

Buildings are, somewhat logically, 3D. Photographs 2D. The challenge of architecture photography is transforming the 3D to 2D in such

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Le Corbusier Le Modulor 1950 (Photo, © Centre Pompidou / Dist. RMN-GP/ Ph. Migeat © FLC, ADAGP, Paris 2015 Courtesy of Centre Pompidou, Paris)

On days when his sketches didn’t meet with his own, self-critical, approval, the Swiss architect and urban planner Le Corbusier

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Shade, and lack of, in Tel Aviv

It being July, there is an obvious temptation to search for new design and architecture exhibitions opening near the coast,

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kyle bean mobile evolution

“Who’s the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?” asks Obi-Wan Kenobi, more or less rhetorically, in

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weissenhofsiedlung stuttgart mart stam

Erected in 1927 in context of the Deutscher Werkbund exhibition “Die Wohnung” the Weißenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart aimed to achieve “….

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Pierre Charpin at L'Appartement 50, Marseille

Tradition being the predictable beast that it is, July and August tend to be quiet months in the design universe

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Exposition internationale des Arts Décoratifs et industriels modernes Paris 1925

“What is the Paris Exposition?”, asked Roger Gilman in the September 1925 edition of The Art Bulletin, “It is a

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IMM Cologne 2013 Wilde+Spieth Typus by Edelhoff & Nettesheim

Older readers will be aware that we have often held up the absence of some of Germany’s most important designer

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Le Corbusier Venice

As more loyal readers will be aware we like nothing more than attempting to undermine Italy’s claim to be the

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There are a thousand good reasons to avoid travelling through Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport. And a couple of very

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Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln From Aalto to Zumthor Furniture by Architects

As tradition demands the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln (MAKK) have organised a furniture themed, special exhibition to coincide with

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Last week we, finally, made our first visit to Design Miami Basel. Featuring 43 international design galleries, Design Miami Basel

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This year we are finally going to make it to Design Basel. In the past something else always seemed to

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A recurrent theme, not only here in the (smow)blog but also in general throughout the (smow) global network is the

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Perhaps best known for her numerous co-operations with Le Corbusier, the Parisian architect and designer Charlotte Perriand played an instrumental

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Italian design is, if we all close our eyes for a minute or two and be brutally honest, a lot

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Twas the month before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Save

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As we stood looking at some mighty fine, but horribly over-carved, wooden furniture at the Salone in Milan a female

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The (smow) blog has more than once suggested that designer furniture is more than just a comfortable place to sit

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At smow we have a particular soft spot for Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and so it is especially pleasing that

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For the first time in over 20 years London is hosting a retrospective of the work of Swiss architect and

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