The lamp â€śPongâ€ť does have a cord, but nevertheless exhibits the characteristics of â€ścordlessnessâ€ť. This is because the cord does not end in a plug, instead it leads to an elongated cylinder, which contains a battery. This also serves as a counterweight to the light fitting. The idea comes from the drawing board of Simon Diener, who studies product design at Karlsruhe University of Art and Design and is one of the finalists in the Pure Talents Contest. In out blog, the student from Offenburg talks about his work.
An interview with architect Kai-Uwe Bergmann, partner at BIG â€“ Bjarke Ingels Group, about changing lifestyles in Copenhagen and about the office’s visions on an international level
An interview with architects Bolle Tham and Martin VidegĂĄrd, Stockholm, about Scandinavian influences in their work and a home built by 2 million Swedes
An interview with Michele Rossi, partner at Italian architecture firm Park Associati, about spaces that fulfil various needs and about design as a means of communication
An interview with Italian architect and designer Doriana Fuksas about globalism, urban interiors and designing objects
An interview with architect and designer RamĂłn Esteve about spanish lifestyle and holistic design.
An interview with Marwan Zgheib, founder of Lebanon-based practice MZ Architects, about contemporary life and changing cities in the Gulf region.
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.
As part of the concept of the imm cologne design event â€śDas Haus â€“ Interiors on Stageâ€ť, a new designer is invited each year to set the stage of this international interior design platform. Cologne is proud to announce that Sebastian Herkner will take on this role in 2016. Dick Spierenburg, the imm cologne Creative Director, explains in interview the selection process, comparing all five sharply contrasting editions of â€śThe Houseâ€ť.