Decoration is being rediscovered as an element of design. Cool accessories, pillows galore, design icons made of wood and homemade items are as much a part of the home as shoes are part of an outfit. Weâ€™ll show you why the shelf is no longer what it once was.
An interview with Japanese architect Bunzo Ogawa about ‘primitive’ architecture and the public awareness of design and urban spaces.
Meinhard von Gerkan is one of the most acclaimed German architects worldwide. Airports, stations, trade fair centres, cultural centres, stadia: von Gerkan realises iconic buildings with his team of architects at Â»gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und PartnerÂ«, an architectural partnership that will be celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. The furnishing of Berlin’s Tegel Airport in 1975 marked the start of the collaboration with Walter Knoll. Since then, there have been a number of successful joint projects all over the world. In the interview Meinhard von Gerkan takls about his work and long-standing partnership with Walter Knoll.
For the thirteenth time in a row Koelnmesse has commissioned the German Design Council to act as overseers and organizers of the young designersâ€™ exhibition and prize at imm cologne 2016. We met Moritz Putzier – winner of last year’s competetition – for an interview where he talked about his contest experiences and recent projects.
Anyone who’s ever dreamed of having their own private sauna, has previously needed sufficient space for it. And that space could then no longer be used for other purposes once the sauna was installed. Until now. With the S1 the designers of Klafs have now developed a whole new, radically different sauna design.
An interview with South Korean architect Moon Hoon about private houses and freedom in the designing process.
Simple and natural, with a love of detail and techniques that have stood the test of time â€“ these attributes are common to Japanâ€™s culinary art and its interior design. In contemporary Japanese restaurants, bars and cafes, more and more Western influences are visible alongside elements of the countryâ€™s traditional culture.
An interview with Ma Yansong, founder of MAD Architects in Beijing, about nature, fundamental human feelings, the modern city, and philosophies of the East.
Besides classic shopping locations like the silk markets, China also has the largest shopping centres in the world, but also a growing number of smaller shops offering unusual interior design in addition to high quality goods. Here the focus is on shopping as an experience.