It may lack the Unicorn Horn that graced so many Renaissance era Cabinets of Curiosities, but with The Room of Desires Keum Art Projects present a collection of objects with just as much beauty, mystery and grace as could be found in the Wunderkammer. And yet which are grounded much more in reality.

The Room of Desires @ Raumwerk Munich

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The Bayerischer Staatspreis für Nachwuchsdesigner is one of the more interesting international design prizes. Not only because it is biennial and thus steadfastly refuses to play with the “every year new” ethos of the contemporary design industry, nor only because it is exclusively for young designers, but also because in addition to the “usual” categories it also recognises Design Research and Applied Crafts. And thus promotes a pleasingly healthy and positive understanding of the term “Design”

The winners of the 2016 Bayerischer Staatspreis were announced on Monday March 6th at an awards ceremony in Munich.

Merhaba by Susanne Honsa – Winner Applied Crafts, as seen at Bayerischer Staatspreis für Nachwuchsdesigner 2016 exhibition, Munich

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With the exhibition Full House: Design by Stefan Diez the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Cologne, MAKK, present the first museal overview of the canon of the German designer Stefan Diez.

And an exhibition which in many respects also helps explain industrial design. Or at least the contemporary industrial design process.

Yard by Stefan Diez for emu, as seen at FULL HOUSE: Design by Stefan Diez, Museum für Angewandte Kunst Cologne

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One of our highlights of 2016 was without question PrintStool by Munich based designer Thorsten Franck for German manufacturer Wilkhahn. Less because of the object itself and more because of what it represents: the first step by a major furniture producer towards industrial 3D furniture printing. We met up with Thorsten in Munich to discuss PrintStool, 3D printing and the changing role of designers.

PrintStool by Thorsten Franck for Wilkhahn, here as seen at NeoCon Chicago 2016

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Five recommendations for new architecture and design exhibitions opening in December 2016, featuring shows in Copenhagen, Weimar, Nürnberg, London and Munich

5 New Design Exhibitions for December 2016

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Friends + Design at the Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden (Photo Marco Cappelletti © DSL Studio, Courtesy Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden)

Inaugurated in July 212 BC* the Ludi Apollinares were Roman games staged in honour of Apollo and featuring a mix

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February 2015 saw us break new ground and make our first visits to Munich Creative Business Week, the magnificently monikered

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Munich Creative Business Week 2015 Tools for A Break Korean Crafts and Design Galerie Rieder Song Seung Yong Park Ye Yeon

As we’ve noted in these pages in the past, changing methods of working and communicating mean that we need new

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Munich Creative Business Week 2015 Hit the Future Metropolitan Design

Munich Creative Business Week 2015 is being staged under the motto “Metropolitan Ideas”, a banner under which the organisers aim

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Bayerischer Staatspreis für Nachwuchsdesigner 2014 Winners Honorary Recognitions Jury

Among the regional German design awards the Bavarian Design Award is particularly notable being as it is an award exclusively

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Munich Creative Business Week 2015 HIT THE FUTURE – Metropolitan Design

Premièred in 2012 as a platform to help connect design with business and to encourage greater design thinking by and

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Tom Vack Tom Vac

It’s now been twelve months since we decided to start recommending upcoming architecture and design exhibitions based on nothing more

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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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Architekturwoche Bavaria 2014

Under the title “Dicht Säen” – “Sow Densely” – the sixth Bavarian Architecture Week from May 16th until May 25th

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Munich Creative Business Week 2014

On Saturday March 22nd the third edition of the Munich Creative Business Week formally opens. We know, we know, that’s

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