• Theme: Furniture and Decoration

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    On the second to last day of IMM 2017, German architect Wibke Schaeffer, whose practice Lichte Arte works often with hospitals, physiotherapists and pediatricians, gave a talk on the psychology of color: what it says, why it matters and how we can best use it to our advantage. “Color has a tremendous influence on our...

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    New York designer Todd Bracher taught us with his Das Haus creation this year at IMM that one of the three major necessities for living is rest and relaxation. Although his point highlighted the space itself and not so much furniture, a lot can be said about textiles, materials and composition to make the...

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    Supersonic flight has existed for over half a century. The problem is, it hasn’t been affordable for routine travel—and regulations for commercial use have made it nearly impossible. The Concorde linked both sides of the Atlantic for more than three decades until economic and political issues led to its retirement in...

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    When it comes to flying, comfort and individual space shape the travel experience. PriestmanGoode designs cabin interiors for airlines like the customizable Airspace cabin for Airbus launched at Aircraft Interiors Expo in 2016. They also provide award-winning branding for individual airlines including Qatar Airways,...

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    London’s November hotel event Sleep challenges the context of hotel design and architecture for its 10th year running. Five design teams were invited to compete in this year’s competition under the complex theme Sinus-Milieus, a scientifically validated model which charts people’s changing values and everyday...

    “Before I make the first sketch, it’s important to know the company’s DNA, about its production possibilities and what makes the company unique,” Mutsch told ArchiExpo. ”It should make sense the product is for this specific company to manufacture.” When Austrian designer Rainer Mutsch creates for a company, he allows...

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    Mass production has come to connote outsourcing and soulless factories where workers labor long hours for little pay to produce our furnishings. The tables, lamps and chairs may sport labels from famous designers, but increasingly for many consumers, the signatures don’t add intrinsic value to mass-produced...

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    Drawing is the first step to brainstorming as much as it’s the final form of an idea. On the one hand, drawing can be regarded as an act of personal meditation, and on the other, it’s a format of visual communication. Like the expression “back to the drawing board” suggests, drawing is a process of research, aiding...

    Nothing epitomizes the sweet smell of success for a product designer like seeing their wares for sale at the MoMA Design Store in New York City. In fact, every product at the store has been vetted by the museum’s design department curators. In some cases, you can even find items at the store sold under the label “MoMA...

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    Furniture, lighting and tableware that seem to pop out of a graphic design book makes up the cool collection that Oslo-based designer Kristine Five Melvaer creates. Connecting the discipline of product and graphic design, Melvaer focuses on the potential of ordinary objects in communicating, creating emotional bonds...

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