The Historia Supellexalis M for Moormann

A Nils Holger; An Autodidact; A Restlessness

Just as the Eamsien adage proclaims that “the details are not the details; they make the product”, so too are a design school’s teaching staff not the teaching staff, they make the school.

Consequently, it follows that to better understand not only an individual institution, but also both the wider contemporary condition, and possible future directions, of design education, it is important to talk to, and understand, design school teaching staff; both those full-time Professors, and also those practising designers who have accepted the responsibility of instructing future generations.

Practising designers such as Patrick Frey, Assistant Professor at the Hochschule Hannover.

Patrick Frey. Designer and Assistant Professor, Hochschule Hannover

With Holzklasse designer Nils Holger Moormann and VW bus fabricator CustomBus have brought Moormann design to the highways, and for all, the byways.

Master of all he surveys....

Nils Holger Moormann

In our post from the exhibition Schrill Bizarr Brachial. Das Neue Deutsche Design der 80er Jahre at the Bröhan Museum

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For many, the darkest, furthest removed edge of the (smow) universe is (smow) Chemnitz. (smow) however reaches further. Much further.

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

IMM Cologne kept us busy into February, but the month also saw the opening of an Eileen Gray retrospective in

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Expansion. It’s not always good. Waistlines. Overdrafts. Weeks since you last phoned your mother. For example wouldn’t be good. Business

As we noted in our designer barbecue post “… summer is bidding its final farewells” And with autumn’s impudent chill

Back at Saloni Milano 2010 Ronan Bouroullec told us about his feeling that the internet and new technology could, perhaps

Milan Design Week 2013 Moormann non è presente

In little under a week the Doors of Hell will once again open to release Milan Design Week on our

Watn Blech by Bernhard Osann for Moormann

In the past couple of years we have often referred to, but never actually shown, the shelf “Das Brett” by

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On Friday last week we were at a discussion in Potsdam where Nils Holger Moormann spoke as eloquently and convincingly

If there is a chair on the market at the moment that better symbolises how complex simplicity in design is

Harry Thaler Pressed Chair Nils Holger Moormann

At Milan 2011 Moormann presented the prototype of Pressed Chair by Harry Thaler. At Milan 2012 the market ready version

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During the “Summaery” exhibition back in July 2011 we asked Professor Bernd Rudolf, Decan of the Architecure Department at Bauhaus

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A couple of years ago we were sat, late one Friday evening, in the kitchen in the Moormann Berge in

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Although it would be wrong to say that we misled you in saying that there would be no Moormann furniture

Although officially a company fete at which Moormann wanted to thank their partners, dealers, designers et al for the good

Die Hölle von Aschau 2011 smow bookinist race

Away from the race track a real highlight of “Die Hölle von Aschau” was the Concours d’Élégance. Ahead of the

Twenty four hours before Sebastian Vettel sealed his second F1 drivers title in Japan, Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub were

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As we stood in a cold-storage centre in west Vienna looking at Ljod by Copa, somehow we knew it was

Moormann Pressed Chair Harry Thaler

At Fuori Salone Milano 2011 we helped Moormann construct their stand. And of course took the opportunity to chew the

Once a month we visit a trade fair. We don’t always want to – but we always have to. We

A quick tram and S-Bahn ride from Rundgang at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee brought us to Rundgang at Universität der Künste