The newthinking magazine has been released at re:publica 13, Germany's biggest blogger conference, in May. Each of the 4,000 attendees received a copy of newthinking agency's 10th anniversary issue. The one-time print will be available at newspaper stands and will be sent out to all newthinking clients, such as to all branches of the German Green party. The magazine content was generated during a sprint process using crowdsourcing. Verena Dauerer was in charge as both head of the editorial desk and managing editor.
Sustainability has come a long way. And with it evolved a green visual language that seems dated. No one really believes in green leaves or lush meadows anymore. The challenge lies in creating a new powerful visual imagery that helps shape a positive outlook into the future and influences companies to fundamentally reevaluate their business strategies.
Sandra Pfeifer was the contributing author on the biannual visual trend report for Getty Images. (Image: courtesy of Getty Images)
The second issue of MADE, the new design and architecture magazine is our now. Hannah Bauhoff, Katja Neumann and Eva Steidl collaborated with journalists, photographers and graphic designers from the network and visited the dutch textile producer Innofa, found out how swedish designers developed an impressive cloud machine and cities enlighten the skylines.
MADE presents behind the scenes stories, personalities, products from the design and architecture world.
MADE is available for free in German speaking countries and online at: www.heinze.de/made
On three days, from April 4-6, during a 'magazine sprint' an entire print issue was collaboratively developed and realized. Verena Dauerer coordinated all content as managing editor and head of the editorial desk. The product will be presented by newthinking agency during blogger conference re:publica 2013 this May.
The new Moscow Design Museum is a partly crowdfunded DIY project. Their next step is a bus turned into a mobile pop-up exhibition space that will bring Russian design to the suburbs. Verena Dauerer talks to its new director, Alexandra Sankova, for SPANA magazine by Swedish governmental organization Riksutstallningar.
Sound artist Mileece translates the bioemissions of plants into sound. Her work is based on research work conducted in the 1960s by Cleve Backster, an FBI interrogation specialist, who attached a polygraph to the leaves of a Dracaena, in attempt to prove that plants react to human emotions and intent. Sandra Pfeifer meets the artist after her performance at the MoMA in New York.
Published in Der Standard in March.
Mitchell Joachim is an architecture theoretician who calls himself "hacker" and "urbaneer". He's got good reason for that as he grows houses from meat and works on an 'operating system' for New York. Sandra Pfeifer meets him for Baumeister architecture magazine in his studio in Brooklyn (published in the January 2013 edition).
Back in the 60ies artists such as Marcel Duchamp und Donald
Judd were pioneers of a new genre. They captured spaces with all-embracing installation art. For H.O.M.E. magazine, Eva Steidl analyses the contemporary work of scandinavian duo Elmgreen & Dragset which is currently shown in London and wich gives the genre of the installation art a new dimension.
Sandra Pfeifer is content manager and editor of Rise, the new visual trend site by Getty Images. The creative content focusses on trends within the creative industry (art direction to narrative) and across other relevant fields from the latest in video innovation to news and technology.
Good lighting designers don't just fall from the sky. Bec Brittain, a hip newcomer in New York's design scene, is someone to watch, as she is about to break through the clouds. Sandra Pfeifer meets the designer in her Red Hook studio for mb! by Mercedes Benz.
After last year's trend report published as free iPhone application, Verena Dauerer compiled the follow-up Trendexplorer report about technology & creation for DDB Tribal agency. It has been released as free web application:
In early December an innovation panel about Semantic Media Web was held in Berlin. This event was sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Verena Dauerer, Executive Editor at Stylepark AG, was presenting the mobility platform mooove.com. Both the magazine and its contextual search engine we.mooove.com are part of the Audi urban Future Award.
MADE is a new magazine about architecture and design. Hannah Bauhoff wrote the concept for the German publisher Heinze. Together with Eva Steidl and Katja Neumann she was the responsible the editor-in-chief. Realized in cooperation with journalists, photographers and graphic designer of the designjournalists-network. MADE reports about interesting events, looks behind the scenes and presents character defining features news about national and international thrilling personalities, producer and products in design and architecture.
What would happen if furniture was available to everyone? If it could be developed and produced in any location in the world? What would happen if designers didn’t conceive final end products but a new genre of open-ended design processes, originating in a virtual, ever-changing collective? What still sounds like a pie in the sky, could become a reality in the not too far future. A report by Katharina Horstmann for Chinese Manifesto magazine.
Joseph Grima, editor-in-chief of Domus magazine, curated the Adhocracy exhibition at the First Istanbul Design Biennial. Verena Dauerer talked with him about Open Design and drone journalism for mobility platform www.mooove.com.
Eva Steidl met spanish designer Jaime Hayón, who is curator of the year for Blickfang 2012/13 for an interview about his creative concept for the fair, his ideas what tomorrows fairs should look like - and why crafts will be more and more relevant in the nearer future.
On the island Ijburg the dutch Elle Decoration celebrated a three days design festval in over 32 locations, framed by a versatile programm. Janina Temmen checked it out and followed for Design Diary the young, dutch design…
For the november issue of Schöner Wohnen Janina Temmen talked to the German actress Christiane Paul about art, architecture and interior decoration
New York's Grand Central station is an important transit hub as well as a landmark. In February 2013 the legendary building is turning 100. The Municipal Arts Society (MAS) asked three renowned architectural firms for their plans to transform the station and its surroundings into a livable and suitable area for commuters. Sandra Pfeifer talked to the senior partners of Foster + Partners, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill und WXY. The interviews are shown in the MAS exhibition 'Imagining Grand Central's Next 100 Years' in New York.
The company Stilwerk has launched its designplatform Design Diary – a blog about interior design, lifestyle and trends. Janina Temmen is one of teh editors…
Verena Dauerer is the Executive Editor of a new platform, mooove.com. It consists of an editorial part and contextual search engine focussing on mobility. The online project was launched by Stylepark AG as part of the Audi Urban Future Award.
Verena Dauerer was moderating two panels at Digital Backyards conference, hosted by Berliner Gazette newspaper. The conference addressed alternatives to Google and Facebook and what online projects can learn from Google's methods.
Play, Build, Influence: participatory urban development.
Barry Richards (Rockwell Group, New York), Markus Bader (raumlabor, Berlin) and Dr. Annemarie Jaeggi (Bauhaus Archiv, Berlin) talked about modular design concepts and very different approaches to community development and participation within urban spaces. Nora Schmidt moderated this talk and the additional discussion, which took place in the occasion of this years DMY special exhibition at the Bauhaus Archiv. (photo: Bauhaus Archiv Berlin, Andreas Berndt)
From mobile art to participatory action: This summer the BMW Guggenheim lab tried to bring the museum to the Berliners. Verena Dauerer reports for Swedish governmental publication Spana.
It’s almost as if you couldn’t begin a portrait of Berlin studio Drache und Bär without the customary words that introduce a fairy-tale: Once upon a time, there was…. The objects that inhabit their world make the impression of stills dredged from such a tale. Telling stories is something that artist Lena Hensel and product designer Grzegorz Cholewiak clearly love to do. The couple moved to the very north of Berlin a little over half a year ago. Tanja Pabelick paid a visit at their studio.
The whole story at MONOQI:
Designjournalist Florian A. Schmidt's text 'Monster Soup' got a special mention ('noteable') in the category 'Writing & Commentary' as part of the international Core77 Design Awards 2012.
From furniture and lamps, to floor coverings and wall hangings, right up to tableware and cutlery: practically every architect has designed an object at some stage in order to express his or her understanding of form on a smaller scale. Katharina Horstmann for Goethe Institut.
Sometimes it's worth making a little detour. Eva Steidl met classical composer Gabriel Prokofiev (the grandson of famous Sergej Prokofiev, by the way) in his London studio and learned how his creative process looks like.
Hyper-connectedness and flexibility are just some buzzwords summarizing our jobs. With a constant accelerating pace of work we have to find more efficient ways of coping with our daily load. One solution is a smarter office.
Sandra Pfeifer reports for the architecture magazine Baumeister.
Published in the June print edition of Baumeister.
Designjournalists support the German section of Reporter Without Borders (ROG) und campaign for the year book 2012. Reporter ohne Grenzen, the German branch of 'Reporters Without Borders', supports the difficult and dangerous work of journalists all over the world. The sales of the book is a crucial support of the fight against censorship and laws that undermine press freedom. (photo Tamas Deszo)
Support the freedom of the press and order this book, which was design by onlab.ch.
"A fashion magazine without an agenda is a catalogue." With her clear vision the legendary Italian Vogue editor in chief Franca Sozzani has given the magazine a unique succinct language. Sandra Pfeifer reports for AUSTRIANFASHION.NET on her lecture at the Fashion Institute of Technology and had the chance for a short interview after.
From designer gear to lunar outpost: 3D printers hint at tantalizing futures and promise to realize our most daring dreams. Sandra Pfeifer reports for mb! magazine
With more than 7,000 innovative materials registered in their database, Material Connexion is the place to go to for designers. Sandra Pfeifer visits for AUSTRIANFASHION.NET the biggest material archive in the world in their headquarters in New York.
Verena Dauerer joins the Munich branch of agency and design and architectural platform, Stylepark, as Executive Editor. In the following months she will be developing the concept and its realization of a new online project. Please stay tuned.
Stilvorlagen#7 - A series of lectures about design and society – presents five speeches by contemporary grafic designers again this year. The events are organized and arranged by 22 communication design students from Hamburgs University of Applied Science (former Armgartstraße) and directed by Prof. Heike Grebin, designer Thomas Korf – and Hannah Bauhoff who teaches communications at HAW.
April, 26.: Ralph Schraivogel (www.ralphschraivogel.com)
May, 10.: Heinrich Paravicini (www.mutabor.de)
May, 30: Lutz Issler (www.systemantics.net) & Daniel Gross, Joris
June,12: Wigger Bierma (www.wiggerbierma.net) & Walter Nikkels
June,28: Cybu Richli & Fabienne Burri (www.C2F.to)
Beginning at 7p.m. in the auditorium at Armgartstraße 24,
22087 Hamburg, entrance fee: 2-6 Euro
How the promising vision of a new 'modern style' has turned into the familiar design of our favourite consumer products is shown in the MoMA exhibition Shaping Modernity: Design 1880-1980. Sandra Pfeifer has visited the exhibition for the Standard/rondo.
Spatial sound installations let us explore and experience our environment in a totally different way. Verena Dauerer reports for English-German mb! magazine.
Hannah Bauhoff / Tuesday 16:30 / F166/168 20 participants / 10C / PL / 3 credit hours
Thursday / 14:00 / F166/168 20 participants / 10C / PL / 2 credit hours
This course accompanies the lecture series STILVORLAGEN and resolves
Pars pro Toto and basic questions of contemporary curating practice.
It coveres methods to conceptualize, organise and realize projects
like Stilvorlagen as well as theoretical approaches to media analysis,
discussion and development for exhibitions and other forms of art and
MADE is a new magazine about architecture and design. Hannah Bauhoff wrote the magazine's concept for the German publisher Heinze and was co-editor, together with Eva Steidl and Katja Neumann. The magazine is realized in cooperation with journalists, photographers and graphic designer of the designjournalists-network. MADE reports about interesting events, looks behind the scenes and features news about national and international thrilling personalities, producers and products in
design and architecture.
In theory you can print everything, from a house to a watch. The question is if 3D printing will also bring about a green evolution. Sandra Pfeifer talks to 3D expert Peter Schmitt from MIT for the Standard.
Art Dubai already has established itself as the main art fair – and political seismograph – of the Arabic world during the last six years. Now Design Days Dubai took place for the first time and even the new event managed to surprise in the positive – despite every objection. Katharina Horstmann for DeTnk and Designlines.
Forget about charcoal and sketch book: More and more artists have traded traditional tools for mobile touch screens to use the iPhone or iPad as a canvas for their art. Look, for example, at David Hockney's current exhibition at London's Royal Academy. Verena Dauerer reports for English-German mb! magazine.
For furniture fair imm cologne London studio Doshi Levien has created a modern-day inner-city residence imbued with all the charm and apparent quirkiness of a traditional vernacular dwelling, while facilitating the home comforts of today. Katharina Horstmann in conversation with the designers for DAMn° Magazine.
Last year Verena Dauerer compiled an extensive trend report about Japanese campaigning for Hamburg-based agency DDB Tribal. Now it has been released as free application for iPad. Please have a look over here:
Most of the furniture of Swiss architect and designer Max Bill was only produced for a very short time - except the famous stool he once made for the Ulm School of Design. Only Bill Fans are probably aware of his tables like the Quadratrundtisch from 1949. Now the Swiss furniture manufacturer and dealer wohnbedarf launched a reedition of Bill's furniture. Katharina Altemeier had a look at the reedition.
Tiago Barros gives our common notion of space a truly different meaning. He is working with unusual conceptual perspectives and seems to feel quite cosy in those in-between places. Sandra Pfeifer reports for Quality about the Portuguese architect residing in New York who, quite literally, is aiming high (print edition only).
The Jane's Carousel, a piece of vintage fun from 1922, has opened in Brooklyn Park Bridge. To protect the painstakingly restored 48 horses and two carriages from wind and rain French architect Jean Nouvel has designed them a magical glass pavilion. Sandra Pfeifer reports for the print edition of archithese (6.2011)
Verena Dauerer developed a mobile app for iPhone/iPad/Android/Windows Phone. It is a social aggregator that collects and presents her daily gathered content. The app serves as inspiration and trends and is available for download over here. For an iPhone installation simply save onto home screen:
For the eleventh time the Design Preis Schweiz – Swiss Design Prize – has awarded the best of Swiss design . The winners were chosen out of 34 nominated entries in a two-phase procedure. A report by Katharina Altemeier.
The exhibition, VALIE EXPORT / Archive, provides the opportunity to
rediscover new aspects of an internationally renowned artist whose works
are counted among the canon of 20th century art history and represented in
many important museum collections. In this unusual and surprising
presentation at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, in part, works that hitherto have not been exhibited will be on show. In addition, for the first time in her long history of exhibitions, VALIE EXPORT is providing insights into her comprehensive archive. A report by Katharina Altemeier.
There's a lot of discussion about the climate issue in America despite the lack of official support from the government: for instance technology that sucks CO2 out of the air or tanks the help store the gas underground. Sandra Pfeifer reports for the Standard about climate politics in the US after Al Gore's revelation of an 'Inconvenient Truth'.
During Berlin Music Days Verena Dauerer was invited as talk show guest on a trend panel together with Gavin Burke of Future Audio Workshop and Alonso Dominguez of sugarhigh. Hosted by wahwah.fm iPhone app, the discussion topic was How technology is shaping the future of music and art?
During the Learning from Fukushima symposium organized by Berliner Gazette newspaper on October 29th, 2011, Verena Dauerer was moderating a panel about radiation mapping and data visualization. The inspiring talk show guests were Sean Bonner of open data project Safecast.org and Andreas Schneider of Institute for Information Design Japan.
It has never been easy to grasp the talents of architect, race driver
and designer Carlo Mollino and so the breadth of his accomplishments
have almost been forgotten. An exhibition at the HAUS DER KUNST in
Munich celebrates the work of the "holy mad man's" lifetime. Hannah
Bauhoff visits the exhibition for Quality.
Why are we not transferring out work into the outside? Hannah Bauhoff reports in the new BauMeister about the workspace of the future.
Three years after the death of Hannes Wettstein - one of the most influential Swiss designers - ETH Zurich is dedicating an exhibition to him and his work. A report by Katharina Altemeier.
The Swiss Foundation for Photography is marking its fortieth anniversary by presenting a fresh view of Swiss photography – a tour d’horizon covering a range of illuminating photobooks in which not only the great themes of photography are reflected, but also the development of photographic styles and modes of expression. Since the late 1920s the book has repeatedly proved itself to be an ideal platform for the presentation of photographic works. A report by Katharina Altemeier.
Rudolf Steiner is regarded as one of the most influential – and also one of the most controversial – reformers of the twentieth century. He founded the Waldorf schools and advocated a holistic view of humanity. He also inspired artists as Joseph Beuys and was one of the founders of “organic architecture” and also developed a unique stylistic idiom in the area of furniture design. The Vitra Design Museum exhibition “Rudolf Steiner – Alchemy of the Everyday” is the first major retrospective on this universal thinker and artist. A critical report by Katharina Altemeier.
Foodtrucks are an American institution. For some time now Social Media and a move towards sustainability brings about a dramatic change for the popular mobile restaurants. Sandra Pfeifer reports for Quality about the latest trends in American food culture from New York (print edition only).
food isn't only the means for a festive occasion, it is the occasion itself. That is what the food collective Arabeschi di Latte firmly believes. Being Italian these four amazing ladies from Florence know all about the importance of food as a social component. Sandra Pfeifer reports for Quality (print edition only).
A portrait of the Hamburg based typographer Thomas Eibenberger who is renowned to be an excellent sports photographer. By Hannah Bauhoff.
Discovering the city through Stand-up-Paddling is the latest kick for adventure tourists - risks included. Hannah Bauhoff joins a tour around the Hamburg waterfront. Published in Quality.
A visit to Helsinki shows that the World Design Capital is all about design and execution. Hannah Bauhoff reports for ART INVESTOR.
Collaborations with talented designers are the key for Nadja Swarovski to implement her vision of the crystal empire with the appropriate feel for the current zeitgeist. In an interview with Sandra Pfeifer for AUSTRIANFASHION.NET at the Swarovski HQ in New York she talks about the importance of supporting (young) designers and what innovation entails for a 116 year old family business.
Hannah Bauhoff reports for Manager Magazine about interior designer Thái Công Quách. Purists may feel a little offended about the spaces he has laid his hands on as they are cluttered with many objects of many styles sporting gold, glamour and oppulence. However his bold approach is staged in an absolute masterly manner and the interior proves to be just incredibly comfortable.
The designer Jonthan Olivares talks in the interview with Hannah Bauhoff about his research in office chairs and his work. Published on designlines.de.
London, Vienna, Beijing – at the moment there is one design week after the other. As London is still considered a design metropolis, it is worth visiting the city on this occasion. Even if the trade fair "100% Design" is becoming increasingly irrelevant, the fringe events in the city were once again impressive. A review by Katharina Horstmann
Florian Hauswirth worked as a model builder in the development department of the furniture company Vitra in Birsfelden Switzerland. He realised prototypes and design models for the designers Jasper Morrison, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Alberto Meda, Antonio Citterio or Philippe Starck. Then he decided to become a designer himself. Today Hauswirth is one of only a few young Swiss designers getting worldwide attention. Katharina Altemeier potrayed him in the current issue of Swiss architecture magazine TEC21.
From hack to product innovation: Micrsosoft's kinect controller exemplifies today's product cycle of games and gadgets. Verena Dauerer reports for German ZEIT Online.
Shoji Sadao, former director of the Noguchi Museum, relates the dynamics of a friendship based on shared fascination with technology and the possibility of a utopian world. An interview by Sandra Pfeifer for domus.
A brief report written in the Design Report from Hannah Bauhoff about the Audi Urban Future Summit in New York.
Excellent food at special locations, that´s kitchen Guerilla. This time round talented amateur chefs Olaf Deharde and Koral Elci take on the inner city of Rostock to serve delicious fish and chips with a very special message. Hannah Bauhoff reports for QUALITY
The mondane flat on the 12 th florr oft the HL 23, a wonderful building oft he architect Neil Dinari, has a great view on East Manhattan and the Hudson River. Also the inhabitants
She calls herself “eating designer”, others would name it Food Design. Hannah Bauhoff about the Dutch designer Marije Vogelsang and culinary events. Published in QUALITY.
It is the beginning of a significant cultural revolution in the US: some companies are starting to reduce packaging and pioneering in the production of eco-plastics. Sandra Pfeifer reports for the Standard on why in future less will be more.
In the former grain elevator of the „Basel Lagerhaus
Gesellschaft“ (BLG), in an area called Erlenmatt - one of the last development areas in Basel, arises a project with the name DEPOT BASEL. DEPOT BASEL is a place for contemporary design considering design as a craft, where an understanding of materials, processes and users behavior makes a connection. The opening of DEPOT BASEL and the presentation of the in-house infrastructure are on Saturday, 27th August 2011 and runs until Sunday, 4th September 2011. As a member of the DEPOT BASEL Team DJ Katharina Altemeier will be present.
Bjork's new album Biophilia is being released as series of iPad applications. Media artist and programmer Scott Snibbe tells German Zeit Online how he brought her concept to life. By Verena Dauerer
The second part of the High Line Park located on Meatpacking District in Manhattan is open now. Hannah Bauhoff was for Quality Magazine on the site.
You don't need to be a programmer anymore to visualize data. For German PAGE magazine Verena Dauerer presents interesting new projects and shows easy-to-use data visualization tools.
BMW's Chief of Marketing on the challenges of megacities
BMW turns to urban planning. The mobile „BMW Guggenheim Lab“ researchs the challenges of megacities on location. BMW's Chief of Marketing Uwe Ellinghaus talks in an interview with Hannah Bauhoff about the cost-benefit ratio of supporting cultural projects and the brands' goals outside of automotive engineering.
Text in German only.
Swiss-born François Berthoud is numbered amongst the outstanding fashion illustrators of our time. His first one-man show in a museum presents his work in a field of tension between fashion, accessories and a subtle eroticism. A report for the Swiss radio station DRS2 by Katharina Altemeier:
Pushing further ahead: The sixth edition of Design Miami Basel lead by fair president Marianne Goebl closed with a new turnover record. The fact that a mobile architecture for war refugees became symbolic for highly priced collectors' items, exceeded the boundaries of taste. Norman Kietzmann reports for the online magazine Designlines.
Design is a club. And not just anybody can join. The success of products and designers is not only decided by customers, producers and critics. Last but not least it is the curators of major design museums, who can affect a designer‘s lasting career by adding a product to their collections. But what makes the powerful within design tick? And by what criteria do they select new products? Norman Kietzmann interviewed the two most important curators of design: Paola Antonelli, Chief Curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Florian Hufnagl, head of the Neue Sammlung in Munich. Read about it in the 11-04 issue of Pure magazine.
Garden furniture is currently on high demand. It should be convenient and comfortable as well as bring a touch of high-tech to the lawn. For Pure magazine Norman Kietzmann compiled the most important garden models of the summer. The contribution is accompanied by an interview with Konstantin Grcic, in which the Munich designer doesn‘t reveal himself as a sunbather, but instead as a passionate surfer and climber.
Skulls, clocks and transcendental spaces: The 54th Venice Biennale of Art makes the subject of transience the focal point lead by Swiss curator Bice Curiger. Norman Kietzmann reported for BauNetz and interviewed Tobias Rehberger, winner of the Golden Lion in 2009, and the Belgian artist Jan Fabre, who with his installation "Pietas", brought the theme of this Biennale full circle.
Review of the 54th Venice Biennale:
Video interview with Jan Fabre:
Agnete Enga knows what women want. The deputy director at the New York agency "Smart Design" is a pioneer in the field of gender issues in design and leads companies with a feminine concept to rapid growth. Norman Kietzmann portrayed the Norwegian-born for the Swiss economy magazine „Women in Business“.
The car is an object with its own aesthetics and has fascinated artists for 125 years. An art exhibition worth seeing at the Tinguely Museum in Basel gives a critical historical review. And there is a real drive-in cinema, too.
Furniture market for wealthy collectors: The design fair Design Miami/ Basel, running parallel to the Art Basel, attracts collectors and dealers from all over the world to Switzerland. The new director Marianne Goebl explains in an interview with Hannah Bauhoff for the German Manager Magazin, why the fair builds and demolishes a house for refugees every day and why it is worth to invest in design.
In German only: www.manager-magazin.de/lifestyle/stil/0,2828,768522,00.html
In the current issue of H.O.M.E. magazine Hannah Bauhoff published City Guide Hamburg, presenting several highlights outside the common tourist routes of the Green Capital 2011.
French street artist JR is known for his oversized photo portraits in Brazilian favelas or on the wall in Palestine. Recently he came to Tokyo to rally for his Inside Our project, a large-scale participatory project funded by TED talks. Verena Dauerer reports for Japan Times.
Originals, copies, processes: "Copy/Culture" formed one of the focal points at this year's DMY Berlin. Luckily, there was more to see than just copies, namely a great deal of products, prototypes and designs, too. A review by Katharina Horstmann
Let’s go outdoors. Tanja Pabelick has brought together the latest in furniture and objects for the current issue of Designreport. Read more online on
Rough mountains, shady woods with refreshing waterfalls and a golf course situated on historically important ground. Those who turn their back on large sticky cities will find sweet leisure in the Grand Hotel Mount Washington Resort in the US state of New Hampshire – thinks Hannah Bauhoff.
Published online www.classicdriver.de
Newly opened museum in Paris, La Gaîté Lyrique, features digital arts and culture. For English-German mb! magazine Verena Dauerer talked to its artistic director, Jérôme Delormas, and visual artist Matt Pyke of design studio Universal Everything.
Milan in Gio Ponti fever: on occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Pirelli skyscraper two exhibitions show the work of the Italian architect, designer, artist and publisher in the Lombard capital. Norman Kietzmann followed the tracks of Ponti's work.
For the May issue of Deutsch magazine Norman Kietzmann spoke with Dutch designer Maarten Baas about musical furniture, virtual clocks and his possible future as a filmmaker. London architect Amanda Levete meanwhile made a courageous statement: With her organic structures she wants to bring no less than the underworld to light.
For the current issue of Pure magazine Norman Kietzmann portrayed Milanese architect and designer Piero Lissoni, talking to him about his work as an art director and decision maker of the Italian design scene. That innovation can be found beneath our feet demonstrates a report about the rediscovery of laminate and carpet tiles. In an interview, which accompanies the article, London designer Ross Lovegrove is predicting a holographic future of the flooring.
To get from A to B without searching for a parking space, using public transport or generating pollution – until now there was only one remaining possibility for individual mobility: the bicycle. A new concept by Mini shows another alternative: Hannah Bauhoff has seen the e scooter concept in Milan – and has written about it in the new issue of Quality Magazine. The text is available in German only.
Audi has developed an interest in urban planning. The Audi Urban Future Award was awarded in 2010, now the corporation organized an exhibition in New York on ideas for mobility and urbanism in the future. Audi board member Peter Schwarzenbauer explains in an interview with Hannah Bauhoff, why cars will adapt to the city – and what this means for Audi. Published in Manager Magazine Online. The text is available in German only.
On Thursday, May 5, the interdisciplinary art space MADE unveiled a new installation entitled “Captured – A Homage to Air and Light”, designed by graphic designer Sven Völker and machine artist Nils Völker. Katharina Horstmann has visited the exhibition which plays with the perception of the auditorium, bringing different intangible elements together.
To what extent have cultural institutions and museums in Japan been affected by the aftermath of the earthquake in March, and how do they efficiently make use of services such as twitter and online portals to spread information and help the recovery? Verena Dauerer reports for Swedish Spana magazine.
Couch Potatoes fasten your seatbelts: The News of the 50th Milan Furniture Fair combines stylish comfort with technology borrowed from the automotive sector. Norman Kietzmann discovered the liaison between the asphalt and living room for the Magazine Classic Driver.
Konstantin Grcic was omnipresent at the Milan Furniture Fair. Norman Kietzmann met the designer in Milan and talked to him about rotating garden chairs, accelerated armchairs and more sense in the production.
In the current issue of H.O.M.E. magazine Katharina Horstmann published City Guide Verona, presenting several highlights outside the common tourist routes of the most famous town of literary history.
This year it was time to celebrate: Milan’s furniture trade fair, Salone del Mobile, was turning 50. Katharina Horstmann, Norman Kietzmann and Tanja Pabelick have been on site and report on Designlines about their discoveries.
For great cooking events with a lots of friends you need space, but in normal sized flats there is not enough. Hannah Bauhoff knows the solution to this problem, to be read online at ZEIT.de
Text is only in German available – sorry.
Verena Dauerer is editor of a new English-German online magazine, mb!, about international design, aesthetics and lifestyle. One of the launching topics is an interview with paper artist Lauren Clay:
In the Hamburg rooms of the ZEIT, one can still see an exhibition until 24 April, curated by Hannah Bauhoff. The exhibition is in memory of her friend and illustrator, Annabelle Schmidtsdorff, who passed away suddenly. The Designjournalist has put together her illustrations, collages and objects and called it „les bons moments“. The exhibit catalogue is out of stock, but you can request a pdf directly from Hannah Bauhoff.
Be it ecological footprint, “Factor Four”, “ecological rucksack” or eco-efficiency à la “cradle to cradle”, today the assessment criteria for
an environmentally-friendly life and production are more varied than ever and sound meaningful. However, it has not yet been settled which set of criteria is the ultimate manual for a sustainable lifestyle – and neither
is it an easy call, writes Hannah Bauhoff in the current issue of OUTLOOK magazine, published by Messe Frankfurt.
Designers in Singapore expand throughout Asia and work in many fields. Verena Dauerer reports for German PAGE magazine.
They do not only design buildings, they sail, sketch, create stage settings or furniture. Some Architects are truly universal geniuses. Tanja Pabelick interviewed six of them for the current issue of H.O.M.E. magazine, such as Zaha Hadid, Ben van Berkel or Piero Lissoni.
What are the recent trends and movements in Tokyo? Verena Dauerer gives a rough survey for sound branding agency Heartbeats from Stockholm.
Since its launch — and its subsequent hack — in November 2010, Microsoft's kinect XBOX has become the object for experimentation for programmers worldwide. Verena Dauerer reports for Japan Times about the Japanese hacker community and their projects.
Guerilla Knitting has finally reached Japan: knitting activist take over trams and park benches to beautify their environment with knitted objects. Verena Dauerer reports for Japan Times.
The Cologne Furniture Fair has armed itself, trying to compete again with the international furniture fair locations of Paris and Milan. Our question: Will their fair concept work? To find answers to this, the Designjournalists will be bustling through the fair, along the passages and exclusive events, which attract insiders to the Rhine area already two days before the official opening.
Following many years of research on GDR Design, the first results can be seen at last. On the internet site www.ueberholt-und-unerreicht.de you can see exhibits as well as read and listen to excerpts from the two-hour interviews with eight designers of the GDR. Hannah Bauhoff initiated the project three years ago and implemented it in November in cooperation with the design collective anschlaege.de, the foundation for Industry and Culture as well as the House of History in Bonn. It has already received recognition from prestigious media as shown in the ZEIT article.
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For the current issue of H.O.M.E. magazine Katja Neumann wrote the City Guide Cologne, presenting several highlights of the upcoming international furniture fair imm in January and introducing a number of Cologne-based designers in short interviews. The H.O.M.E. City Guide Cologne will be published in seven countries.
On the 1st of December the 38th issue of Spoonfork Online Magazine for Design and Music went online presented by Katja Neumann and Bashar Farhat. This year’s Christmas issue comes with an advent calendar, digital pyrotechnics that will explode per click and an exclusive animation movie illustrated by Jojo Ensslin, Duesseldorf.
A group of Singaporean creatives took matters in their own hands and turned a former school into a centre for the arts. This month, Old School is having its third anniversary. Verena Dauerer reports for English-Swedish SPANA magazine.
The new office is the living room: International designers show their ideas for the modern office at the Orgatec fair. The separation between living and working seems to have faded – Hannah Bauhoff was in Cologne for ZEIT Online.
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They shaped the modern image of Brazil and were shaped by it: Athos Bulcão as a designer of graphic ceramic reliefs, Roberto Burle Marx as a landscaper of chromatic tropical gardens, and Cândido Portinari as an author of surreal mural paintings. Il Brasile in Superficie – Brazil in Surface: A report by Katharina Horstmann
Magnum photographer René Burri concerned himself intensively with the work and character of Le Corbusier. Museum für Gestaltung Zürich was recently able to acquire over a hundred valuable vintage prints – including numerous photo icons – from Burri’s Le Corbusier portfolio. This impressing treasure forms the core of the exhibition shown at Museum Bellerive. A review by Katharina Altemeier can be found in Bauwelt 36/2010.
With more Twitter users in Japan than in the U.S., Japanese Twitter campaigns are taking off and show clever ways to market through the social networking service. Verena Dauerer reports for PAGE magazine.
The exhibition "Make Up" at Zurich's museum of design celebrates the appeal of the surface and draws on all fields of design. It shows textures of design classics in the context of current coating techniques and tells an inspiring story of the surface of objects from our everyday world. A radio report by Katharina Altemeier.
Hong Kong is both known as a global centre of finance and the place where the world’s largest auction houses sell most of their fine arts. Only, what is the situation for emerging artists and spaces for low-brow art? Verena Dauerer reports for English-Swedish SPANA Magazine.
Spoonfork No. 36 – the online magazine for design and music – is celebrating its 5th Anniversary. The award-winning magazine features a selfmade animated film, the New Yorker Streetartist WK interact, photographer Frank Kunert, who shows his surreal miniature worlds, and interactive congratulations from their readers.
Making 'BioArt' a cultural practice and the art of biohacking — the Japanese-Austrian artist duo Shiho Fukuhara and Georg Tremmel from Tokyo reverse-engineered an already cloned flower by Japanese Suntory Flowers. Verena Dauerer reports for Japan Times print and online.
All about scenography — a portrait of the Berlin-based bureau Chezweitz & Roseapple and their peculiar approach to exhibition design, namely their concept for the Bauhaus retrospective at Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, from last year. Verena Dauerer reports for English-Swedish SPANA Magazine.
The buildings designed by R&Sie(n) have many facets – but not always facades. At times they are as light as textile, lend multi-storey car parks sweeping, dynamic lines or assume the strange proportions of a bacterium enlarged millions of times under an electron microscope. Is this all chance? Not exactly. Indeed, the architecture that François Roche and Stéphanie Lavaux have been producing in their Paris studio for more than 20 years now turns out to be an intelligent combination of local resources and highly-developed technology. Norman Kietzmann met François Roche in Paris and talked with him about buildings as fiction, new territories and prickly aliens in the Swiss mountains.
The current show at the Design Museum in Zurich proves: Charlotte Perriand (1903–1999) was one of the most innovative interior and furniture designers of the 20th century. She did not only strive towards a change in forms but also towards an improvement in social conditions.
Katharina Altemeier produced her first web tv piece about the show. You can watch it on the website of the German design magazine form:
“Designers illustrate home” is the title of the article Katja Neumann wrote for the summer issue of Heimatdesign magazine.
"Un peu de terre sur la peau" is the title of the wonderful exhibition of the exclusive French porcelain manufacturer Berndaud that opened on June 15th in the French city Limoges. Hannah Bauhoff has seen how beautiful “plain earth” can look on skin during the opening. She recommends: visit until October 16th the Foundation Berndadaud in 27, avenue Albert Thomas, Limoges and have a look at the beautiful designs.
This years Design Miami Basel was bigger and much more exciting than in 2009. Katharina Altemeier reviewed the design event on www.form.de.
Katja Neumann published a new issue of Spoonfork Online Magazine. Young Design, new music, the European festivals 2010 and some funny gimmicks all around the football world cup.
Young design on ten pages: Katja Neumann published fresh projects made by students in the current issue of plugged – magazine for digital lifestyle.
In the castle the exhibition “Luminous Times – Lighting Design through the 20th century” which shows the lampcellection of Alexander von Vegesack, director of the Vitra Design Museum will open on June, 12th. Paralell to this show an exhibition of the Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine and the Institut Français d’Architecture (IFA) called “Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2007 – 2010” will be temporary exhibited. Hannah Bauhoff and her team have organsied both exhibition
To protest against the tight Brazilian import/export laws for art, Autista group held a simultaneous event. Verena Dauerer reports for Swedish-English SPANA.
The art of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) possesses the same intensity and energy that marked his brief life. In the course of only eight years he succeeded in creating an extensive oeuvre and introducing new figurative and expressive elements in contemporary art. On the occasion of his fiftieth birthday, the Fondation Beyeler is devoting the first large exhibition ever held in Europe to this outstanding American painter. A radio review by Katharina Altemeier:
He was one of the first four official designers in East Germany – and one of the most successful. Erich John has designed the typewriter “Erika” as well as the shaver “Bebo Sher”. But his most well known object is the famous World Time Clock, a continually rotating installation that shows the time across the globe on the Alexander Platz in Berlin’s central district. Hannah Bauhoff has visited the designer in his private house for an interview.
Many young designers are living and working in Berlin. From time to time we visit the newcomers. This month Tanja Pabelick, Katharina Horstmann and Hannah Bauhoff have visited the Showroom of Llot Love in Berlin’s central district.
Evreybody who is plannning a trip to Wolfsburg has the chance to visit the "The Wolfsburg Project" of James Turell. The exhibition is extended until October, 3rd. Hannah Bauhoff recommends: Go and see it!
Last Wednesday there was the opening of the new exhibition of Vitra Design Museum – not in Weil am Rhein, but in Wolfsburg. Hannah Bauhoff was there and visited "Rudolf Steiner - Alchemy of the Everyday".
Katja Neumann published a new issue of Spoonfork Online Magazine. No. 34 shows a springlike collection of fresh design and new music as well as virtual landscape gardening and bumble-bees.
“Stilvorlagen” is the title of the lecture series on contemporary graphic design happening every year at the department design of the University of Hamburg. Hannah Bauhoff gave a speech at Wartenau 15 in Hamburg on what public relations for this special cultural event could look like.
Sunday lights came on at the World’s biggest trade fair for light architecture and technologies. Katja Neumann and Hannah Bauhoff were on the site.
Hannah Bauhoff covers the world’s leading trade fair for Architecture and Technology "Light+Building" for the German Magazine "DIE ZEIT".
Katja Neumann and Hannah Bauhoff wrote the cover story for the special issue “Light+Building” for "form magazine". The topic: Branding with lights by architecture. The article is available in English and German in the print issue and on www.form.de.
From April 14 till 19 Designjournalists will be in Milan, visiting both the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and the many fringe events across the city. Meet us!
“Unexpected Guests – Yesterday’s Houses, Today’s Design” is just one of the many fringe events of this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile. In its run-up Katharina Horstmann and Norman Kietzmann have already seen the exhibition, organized by trade fair organizer Cosmit and the City of Milan, for which the Italian curator Beppe Finessi staged over 200 contemporary design objects in four historical villas.
What can simple tourist souvenirs tell us about society – the TV Towers exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany, sheds light on the political and societal basis architecture is built on. Verena Dauerer reports for Swedish-English Spana magazine.
1300 internationally recognized personalities from publishing houses, advertising and industry came to the Deichtorhallen on March, 25th. Hannah Bauhoff was among them, also willing to know who will get one of the coveted trophies.
The networking platform for artbuyers, photographers and agencies was for the first time in Hamburg. Verena Dauerer and Hannah Bauhoff were on the site.
Mathias Schwartz-Claus, Curator of the Vitra Design Museum tackled one of the most difficult topics in contemporary design discussions. With his recently opened exhibition he tries to answer the main question. Hannah Bauhoff was in Weil for the opening.
Mountains, watches and banks stand for the typical Swiss values such as naturalness, tradition and quality. The current poster exhibition "Paradise Switzerland" at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich examines the myth of Switzerland and brings together distinctive examples of advertising from 1900 until today. Katharina Altemeier reviewed the show in the daily radio feuilleton kulturWelt on Bayern 2.
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The Hamburger Kunstverein bursts at the seams because on March the 5th, it was awarded the honorary degree for independent magazines called “Gute-Seiten-Award”. Hannah visited this event.
As the creative director of Prada menswear Neil Barrett becomes the inventor of minimalist men's clothing during the nineties. At the peak of his success he starts his own company in 1999 and continues his preference of slim precise silhouettes. Norman Kietzmann met Neil Barrett in his studio in Milan and spoke with him about wardrobes full of uniforms, corporate self-determination and the return to his roots.
London-based design duo BarberOsgerby speaks with Katharina Horstmann about their early years in furniture design, the reason to have two separate offices in London, and the possibilities of limited edition pieces.
Norman Kietzmann visited the world's leading trade fair for mobile technology and communication. Although Apple did not attend the event, the company affected most of their competitors' novelties.
"High-Tech-Chic“ is the title of an article, Katja Neumann wrote for Designlines about the new trend of how LED Technology finds its way into fashion industry.
Do you know what a twiller is? No? Close your knowledge gap and read on PAGE online about the „KATE TOUCH“.
It’s done: On February 22 the new Vitra-House on the Vitra-Campus opened. Hannah Bauhoff and Norman Kietzmann visited this new design by architects Herzog & de Meuron.
Together with web designer Bashar Farhat Katja Neumann published a new issue of online magazine Spoonfork. The editorial focus of No. 33 lies on “hands”, presenting for example the detailed paperwork by Russian illustrator Yulia Brodskaya as well as a portrait of Studio Cinco from Argentina who develops hand-made design according to the “slow movement“.
Now it’s official: Supported by Norman Kietzmann, Katharina Horstmann and Hannah Bauhoff implemented linguistically the repositioning of de Sede. Find out more in “Nouvelle N° 1”, designed by Meiré + Meiré.
From January 18 till 20 Designjournalists will be in Cologne, visting both the imm cologne and the „Passagen“ events in the city. Meet us!
Maarten Baas belongs to a select group of young designers who have refused the modernist role of the designer as a problemsolver in favor of self-expression. At 31, the alumnus of The Design Academy in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, is the youngest designer receiving the Designer of the Year Award, initiated by Design Miami/, December’s limited edition design fair. Katharina Horstmann met Maarten Baas in London where they spoke about his success, his time as a student in Eindhoven and what he likes about performances in design.