Four colours – four seasons: new colour concept for ceramic sinks from Villeroy & Boch

© Villeroy & Boch
© Villeroy & Boch

For many years, Villeroy & Boch has designed its ceramic sinks with an eye to international interior trends, particularly where the colour spectrum is concerned. Whilst the most recent preferences here were for neutral, soft tones, strong, expressive colours that can be used as deliberate accents and highlights are once again gaining ground: In modern living areas, as well as in bathrooms and kitchens, a bolder colour scheme is livening up interior design.

Interview with Moritz Putzier –
Winner Pure Talents Contest 2015

Moritz Putzier
© Sven Köllmann / Vogelsänger

For the thirteenth time in a row Koelnmesse has commissioned the German Design Council to act as overseers and organizers of the young designers’ 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.

The World @ Home –
Design culture and cuisine in Japan

Oska & Partners Inc.: Restaurant Passo Novita, Chiba, Japan
© kentahasegawa

Simple and natural, with a love of detail and techniques that have stood the test of time – these attributes are common to Japan’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 country’s traditional culture.