With the exhibition 5 Years kaschkasch Florian Kallus and Sebastian Schneider aka studio kaschkasch celebrate, well, five years of studio kaschkasch.
The 1973 film Ceremony by Italian architecture group Superstudio features individuals who inhabit the “Invisible House”, a house devoid of not only a physical structure but, we are told by the narrator, all forms of furniture.
The inhabitants of the invisible house are happy.
Despite this and their other regular very public pronunciations against architecture and design, from their earliest days Italian architecture group Superstudio also designed furniture and lighting: a selection of which can be enjoyed in the exhibition Superstudio Mobilia 1966-2016 at Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft, UAA, in Cologne.
Passagen Design Week Cologne 2017 is playing host to Naked Objects, the fifth edition of the exhibition series “Nieuwe German Gestaltung” – and an exhibition which as with the previous four is an unashamed celebration of the diversity and vitality of contemporary German product design.
With the exhibition 21 Common Things designer Thomas Schnur explores his personal relationship with everyday objects. And in doing so the concept of functionality.
2016 sees the 20th anniversary of German architecture and design magazine A&W’s “Designer of the Year Award.” Following on from
There can be little argument that nature is, was and always will be the best designer, the most efficient designer:
January being what it is we spent most of the month in Cologne attending the 2015 IMM Cologne Furniture Fair
While the old adage “you are what you eat” can’t be true, if it were we’d be a slovenly pile
Parallel to the exhibition MAD ABOUT LIVING – 24 Designers from Brussels, Cologne is hosting an exhibition which nicely highlights
If we’re correctly informed, and let’s be honest we’re not always, 2014 saw the Belgian General Consulate in Cologne host
Much as we tend to shy away from “Designer of the Year” awards, the presentation of German architecture and design
Following on from system design at the MAKK and the more autonomous product design featured at Objects in Between, we
The nature of product design, and for all furniture design, being what it is, we all have a predisposition to
Following on from the success of smow Cologne‘s Passagen Design Week début in 2014 with the USM Haller exhibition Facetten,
Back at the end of 2014 we mused as to whether or not this might be an apposite moment to
During the 2014 Passagen design festival the Cologne flagship store of Italian kitchen and bathroom manufacturer Boffi presented an exhibition
Revolutions in design and architecture invariably involve a new material. The oldest examples of this phenomenon being found in the
Every two years designers from the Dutch town of Groningen chum together to present a joint showcase during Cologne Design
When Charlotte Perriand arrived in Japan in 1940 to begin her commission from the Japanese Ministry of Trade and Industry
In 2012 the Berlin based publishers/curators/editors Ilka & Andreas Ruby established BKULT as an online platform for discussing issues in contemporary
What would IMM Cologne week be without the official enthronement of the A&W Designer of the Year? One day shorter
For their now traditional IMM Cologne exhibition Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft is presenting an exhibition devoted to one of the
Following on from last year’s highly enjoyable Objects for the Neighbour exhibition Karoline Fesser, Kai Linke and Thomas Schnur are
Given that Cologne is geographically closer to Brussels than Berlin, there probably should be more Belgian designers exhibiting at Cologne
Aside from death, taxes and heartbreak, the only other certainty in life is that you will, with an unnerving regularity,