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Stefano Boeri curates 59th Salone del Mobile

The 59th edition of Salone del Mobile initially had to be postponed from its traditional April date to September due to the pandemic. Just a few weeks ago it became […]

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Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to street. Exhibition at the Design Museum London

The humble word “trainer” has for a long time not done justice to what these shoes have become. Sneakers are now an established cultural symbol of the era in which […]

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Harley-Davidson launches sub-brand for electric motorcycles

Harley-Davidson was and still is a cult for many motorcyclists. Nevertheless, the American motorbike manufacturer has been suffering from a somewhat dated image and an older, conservative customer base for […]

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Explosively colourful: Pentagram makes microplastics visible

What happens to items made of plastic after we dispose of them? They break down into increasingly tiny fragments called microplastics. Although these particles cannot be seen with the naked […]

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BraunPrize 2021 announced

Braun is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and the company has also announced the 21st international BraunPrize design competition. It is scheduled to open for entries in July with […]

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Reducing packaging waste: Kenya Hara invites users to fold their bento boxes

The art of paper-folding has a long history in Japan, and the same is true of a type of portable meal known as bento. Bento is a common way to […]

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Collective wage agreement for design work: new rate calculation tool for designers

What do other designers quote their customers for a home page? When developing a corporate design for a start-up, how much does a designer need to charge to make a […]

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute develop new paper packaging for food products

The amount of plastic waste generated continues to rise. Plastic packaging for food products represents a significant proportion of this waste. As a rule, sausages, cheese, meat and fish are […]

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Chanel N°5 celebrates its 100th birthday

The allure of the scent – and of the brand, which has been iconic for generations – lies in its understatement. In terms of its bottle design and label, Chanel […]

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World-famous architect of the Frankfurt Trade Fair Tower Helmut Jahn has died

Helmut Jahn, born on 4 January 1940 in Zirndorf near Nuremberg, became famous above all for his designs for high-rise buildings and office towers – including the Xerox Center in […]

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The Latest From The Fraunhofer “Science, Art And Design” Network

The Fraunhofer network excels at adding value to its research work by tapping into the creative sectors. The Designer in Lab 2021 is a competition for ideas held by the […]

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Urban Loop: A New Transport Solution

Is the next generation of innovative urban transport networks being created in France’s Grand Est region? A project that started for students in Nancy in 2017 might soon expand into […]

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Apple causes a stir in the advertising industry with “Anti-Tracking Fuction”

Apple users are now able to stop apps and websites tracking their activity. With the new iOS 14.5 operating system update, Apple is the first smartphone company to give its […]

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Salone del Mobile. Claudio Luti steps down as president

Claudio Luti has resigned from the Salone del Mobile presidency in a surprising move. He announced his decision ahead of a board meeting of FederlegnoArredo, the Italian timber trade body […]

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Lilli Hollein becomes director of Vienna’s Muesuem Angewandte Kunst

Andrea Mayer, junior minister for art and culture in Austria, has announced that Lilli Hollein, director and co-founder of Vienna Design Week, will become the director of Vienna’s Museum Angewandte […]

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