A Chat with String Furniture’s co-Founder
In 1949 Swedish publishing house Bonnier came up with an ingenious idea to encourage people to buy more books – they announced a competition asking for architects to design a […]
Sebastian Herkner shines at IMM
Typical at any big international furniture fair is an energy surrounding the work of a hyped designer. Buyers, clients, producers and the media hover, toast and celebrate the man-of-the-moment’s success; […]
Next stop: Monaco
HYÈRES INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FESTIVAL/ ENTRY CALL
The private pools’ architecture
Is a pioneering fair exclusively gathering unique pieces and limited editions dedicated to contemporary collectible design, of the 21st century.
Design Display 06: Transience
Transience is the theme taken on by the current and sixth Design Display exhibition at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg. It focuses on the ecological challenges, for example, show that transience […]
ITEMS: Is Fashion Modern?
Exhibition, MoMa, NY, US.
Manifesto / A Search for Ideas in Design
“Design is flourishing. The number of design events is growing every year. But the field has not benefited. What most events have in common are the presentations of a depressing cornucopia of pointless products, commercial hype around presumed innovations, and empty rhetoric. As a mere commercial hype, the ‘new’ no longer equals real innovation, and might even be rephrased as ‘the illusion of the new’. Design has become a goal instead of a means to an end.” Designer Hella Jongerius and theorist Louise Schouwenberg have written a manifesto in which they plead to breathe new life into the Bauhaus ideals: making the highest possible quality accessible to many people.View All / Previous Manifesto