German designer Klaus Hackl’s understanding of design is one based on the principle of evolution not revolution, of understanding the context in which a project arises, and of the value, and logic, of craft processes and craft scale production. And of the value, and logic, of craft processes and craft scale production augmented by digital technology.

Keen to learn more, we met up wit Klaus Hackl in Munich….

Flare by Klaus Hackl for Hausgenossen (Foto Eva Jünger, courtesy Klaus Hackl)

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....

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

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.

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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

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

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

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Those of you who actually read what we write rather than simply enjoying our genre redefining photography * will know

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

Back at Qubique Berlin we spoke to Nils Holger Moormann, and in addition to discussing the number of days spent

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

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

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

Vienna Design Week Global Village WAGNER WERK Museum

Back in the 80s there was nothing Hannibal Smith liked more than when a plan came together. Obviously we don’t

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

Or indeed any side table from Moormann. Based in a remote alpine valley hard on the Germany/Austria border it is

Name: Stephan Schulz Born: Schwerin, 1983 Alma mater: 2003-2009  Industrial Design, Burg Giebichenstein, Halle 2007-2008 Erasmus studies at the Design

You know how it is. You arrive early in the office….. Make a coffee….. Turn the computer on…….. Check out

The theme of the 2010 Designpreis Halle is and was “travel” For us travelling to Halle has a special meaning

We’re not in New York for ICFF this year. Last year was just toooooo traumatic… Which is a shame because