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.
In our post from the exhibition Schrill Bizarr Brachial. Das Neue Deutsche Design der 80er Jahre at the Bröhan Museum
For many, the darkest, furthest removed edge of the (smow) universe is (smow) Chemnitz. (smow) however reaches further. Much further.
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
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
In little under a week the Doors of Hell will once again open to release Milan Design Week on our
In the past couple of years we have often referred to, but never actually shown, the shelf “Das Brett” by
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
At Milan 2011 Moormann presented the prototype of Pressed Chair by Harry Thaler. At Milan 2012 the market ready version
During the “Summaery” exhibition back in July 2011 we asked Professor Bernd Rudolf, Decan of the Architecure Department at Bauhaus
A couple of years ago we were sat, late one Friday evening, in the kitchen in the Moormann Berge in
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
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
As we stood in a cold-storage centre in west Vienna looking at Ljod by Copa, somehow we knew it was
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
Luddites! Not a phrase normally associated with (smow) To the best of our knowledge no (smow)employee has ever smashed an