The Wishbone Chair, the Peacock Chair, the Round Chair: the names of the designs by Hans JĂ¸rgensen Wegner are simple but striking, the same as his works themselves. They unite an expressive aesthetic, practical functionalism and Danish craftsmanship. Thatâ€™s why the Danish furniture designer is one of the most important Scandinavian representatives of post-war modernism.
Designing is not so much about making a table anymore, says Patricia Urquiola. It’s more about the way spaces evolve, how they are crossed by time. We talked with the Italy-based, Spanish designer and architect about what today’s changes in lifestyles mean for her work, and about her new task as art director of Italian top level product company Cassina.
An interview with Italian architect and designer Doriana Fuksas about globalism, urban interiors and designing objects
With furniture that oscillates between exotic charm and purist contours, Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien arenâ€™t just bringing a whole new look to the world of interior design, theyâ€™re giving it individuality as well. Their installation â€śDas Haus â€“ Interiors on Stageâ€ť, which the two young designers are busy planning for the next imm cologne, also looks set to be a very personal statement.
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.