Ulisse Daybed by Konstantin Grcic for ClassiCon, as seen at Milan Furniture Fair 2016

To the casual observer selecting five outstanding products from the Milan Furniture Fair is a neigh on impossible task, so

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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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The 360° Stool by Konstantin Grcic for Magis (2009) and the Nelson Perch by George Nelson through Vitra (1964)

On March 10th 2015 a jury at the Central District Court of California in Los Angeles concluded that Pharrell Williams

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Uncino chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Mattiazzi, as seen at Milan Furniture Fair 2015

It was invariably more through good fortune than good planning; however, at Milan Furniture Fair 2015 Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s

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Konstantin Grcic Panorama Vitra Design Museum Netscape Swings

One of the first telephone calls Mateo Kries and Marc Zehntner made upon assuming leadership of the Vitra Design Museum

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A&W Designer of the year 2013 Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

It being January, IMM Cologne once again provided the backdrop for the presentation of the A&W Designer of the Year

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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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Furniture for the Senses Finn Juhl 100 Watercolour

For all in our near Copenhagen, and who aren’t planning travelling to Weil am Rhein in the coming months, the

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London based design studio Barber Osgerby stands as a testament to the fact that high quality work will always win

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Luddites! Not a phrase normally associated with (smow) To the best of our knowledge no (smow)employee has ever smashed an

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Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are without doubt two of the brightest stars in the international designer furniture heaven. And two

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For 26 years James Irvine has been quietly and unassumingly influencing European industrial design. Immediately after graduating from the London

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Working as a furniture designer is a lot like working as a musician or an author. You establish a reputation

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Having sold everything, including our kidneys and the neighbours cat, we can finally afford to pay for a hotel in

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With our recent design hotels post still simmering on the back-burner of critical acclaim the first photos reach of us

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Your (smow)blog team didn’t become the internationally feared and monitored crew we are simply because we travel the world fearlessly

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Good news for all of you in Copenhagen, or who are planning visiting the Danish capital. Perpetual smow favourites Ronan

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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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We came, we saw, we sat on the floor… But it needn’t have been so….. Once again the Europeans show

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Not good. For some reason which escapes us there are no tables in the press room. That’s NO TABLES IN

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Sometimes we get the feeling no one really wants us here in Leipzig. Not that we are complaining – or

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We at (smow)blog make no secret of our admiration for the work of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and so were

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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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The shortlist for the Brit Insurance Design of the Year Award 2009 have been announced; and among the high caliber

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