Katharina Altemeier

Born in 1976, Katharina Altemeier studied German Language and Literature and Political Science at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. After an 18-month apprenticeship at the Bavarian Broadcast Corporation, she continued working with the company as a radio and television journalist focusing on cultural topics. After joining Form Magazine as an editor she was responsible for articles featuring furniture, graphic, and product design. A freelance journalist since 2010, she currently contributes to magazines like Stylepark, Bauwelt and Form and is a culture correspondent for the Bavarian Broadcast Corporation and the television program Tracks on channel Arte. She currently lives and works in Munich.


Column (Wohnrevue, CH)

In my monthly column (2012) for Swiss design magazine WOHNREVUE I could make up my mind on any aspect of design. It was a lot of fun!

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"Gestaltherrschaft" / Capital - awarded with the COR-Price 2012

How do you recognize good design? Is a product well designed if it won several awards? Not always cause only those who pay will get awarded by a jury. A critical look behind the scenes...

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Nils Holger Moormann: The Design Hostel - FORM

Nils Holger Moormann has been not just a designer and furniture maker but also a hostel operator. In Aschau, in Chiemgau, Bavaria, he is busy converting a former holiday home for schools into a hostel in Moormannic style.

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The term design was a four-letter word to Max Bill - Tagesanzeiger

In 2008, the designer and artist Max Bill would have turned 100 years old. Especially in the field of design his ideas are getting up to date again - although Bill disliked the term design.

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Replica: The New Swiss Norm - FORM

Recast of a classic or typographic provocation? The Replica font by the Zurich­based graphic design studio Norm has adopted elements of traditional Swiss linear fonts while at the same time breaking all typographic conventions.

Tokujin Yoshioka: The Venus Chair - The Making of Design (Birkhäuser Verlag)

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka created a crystalline chair or better said he raised a chair made of polyester fibers in a special kind of chmeical dissolution.