When we first viewed the exhibition Full House: Design by Stefan Diez at The Museum für Angewandte Kunst Cologne, it was was still being assembled. Objects were missing, set-ups not in their final composition, lights not yet properly positioned. As such we didn’t get to form an opinion on the final, complete, intended exhibition. Did however mange to take some truly awful photos.

Fortunately we have now had a second chance to view the exhibition.

And it is every bit as good as we assumed it would be from what we had seen.

Prototypes of the 404 collection by Stefan Diez for Thonet, as seen at Full House: Design by Stefan Diez, The Museum für Angewandte Kunst Cologne

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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New Order by Stefan Diez for HAY, as seen at Milan Design Week 2016

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Orgatec Cologne 2014 Stylepark Being Home 4+4 Stefan Diez

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Orgatec Cologne 2014 New Order by Stefan Diez for Hay

At the risk of overusing the phrase “a concept that grows on us the more XXXX adds to it” and

(smow) blog compact IMM Cologne Special HfG Karlsruhe Masala Kitchen and K.O. Project

In our post from the 2013 HfG Karlsruhe “Sommerloch” exhibition we wrote “Similarly the spiritedly named “Arbeitstitle” by Marlene Deken

Owing to other commitments we have sadly been forced to cancel our trip to Belgrade Design Week. Gutted. Is probably

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Despite Lufthansa’s best effort we made it back to Leipzig yesterday evening. We only hope our luggage will arrive this