Merging Loops by Bára Finnsdóttir, as seen at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee Rundgang 2016

As East Berlin’s Art and Design College the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee was in many ways symbolic of East Germany’s difficult

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S32 by Marcel Breuer for Thonet (Artistic Copyright since 1932, Mart Stam)

“…the strict, logical lines which avoid anything unnecessary and which with the sleekest form and through the simplest means embodies

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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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(smow) blog compact IMM Cologne Special Thonet S 1200 desk Randolf Schott Thonet Design Team

Our coverage of IMM Cologne 2014 may be reaching its conclusion, but we still have a few gleaming gems to

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There are only very few furniture manufacturers who can claim to have been major players in two fundamental furniture design

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On March 20th the Bauhaus Archiv Berlin opened their spring exhibition “Stühle ohne Beine – Chairs without legs” Dedicated to

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thonet-s333-holger-lange

If Christmas is a time for family, then Christmas is also surely a time to buy your gifts from a

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On several occasions in the past month we have repeatedly seen a similar scene. A scene that has made us

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As you know we here at smow(blog) aren’t fans of complicated designer furniture. Really aren’t. Less is more – so

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9th February 2010, Brussels Under the motto “Think before you Post” the from the EU funded  Safer Internet Day 2010

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In the past week three independent events have occurred which fuse together in one important tale. Firstly, while visiting a

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We’re just a touch late with this one, but since July 22nd the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin has been

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Although the rumour persists that we only travel to trade fairs and exhibitions so that we can impress people in

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Two days sun and we at the (smow)blog are already trying to convince the (smow)boss to let us work from

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At the Tokyo Design Week the German furniture producer Thonet presented their classic cantilever chair in a new light. In

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In 1927 at the opening of the Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, the Dutch architect and designer designer Mart Stam presented

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