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Meinhard von Gerkan: “We managed to come up with a design which has stood the test of time.”

Walter Knoll CEO Markus Benz in a talk with Meinhard von Gerkan  © gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Hamburg, Germany
Walter Knoll CEO Markus Benz in a talk with Meinhard von Gerkan
© gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Hamburg, Germany

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 »gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner«, 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.

Rivera by Minotti:
the new ourdoor elegance

© Minotti
© Minotti

The Rivera collection wants to suggest a contemporary interpretation of retro elegance reminiscent of a typically Mediterranean vibe. This idea is driven by a desire to experiment with contrasts and unique combinations of materials for the outdoors – lightweight metal, the reassuring warmth of wood, sophisticated weaves and the elegance of the fabrics – all contribute to transform even outdoor spaces into intimate and cozy settings.

Workshop interview with Luca Nichetto: “I want to show that you have to take care of your house.”

Photo: Andreas Körner, Koelnmesse

Luca Nichetto, whose choice of location well away from the Milan scene is not entirely coincidental, shows us his designs for “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” at his studio in Venice’s port district of Marghera. The large-scale installation of an artificial living situation is to be erected at the next imm cologne. In the studio beneath the roof of a renovated old commercial building, there are stacks of models and prototypes; every wall is full of drawings, photos and plans. Luca Nichetto doesn’t leave anything to chance. With obvious passion and animated gestures, he talks of his idea for a form of living in which the coexistence of man and nature enriches people’s lives.

Walter Gropius

Walter Gropius 1919 © Louis Held
Walter Gropius 1919
© Louis Held

Walter Gropius is considered to be one of the great architects of the 20th century and, as the founder of the Bauhaus, he is counted among the pioneers of a new generation of architects, together with Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. Born on 18 May 1883 in Berlin, his choice of career was determined from an early age.