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Heimtextil is launching a digital “Future Materials Library”

Trade fairs are places of many different interactions. They are where people meet, connect with contacts, discover new things and do business. Convention centres have had to stay closed since […]

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Material Loops – Paths to a Circular Future at Berlin’s Kunstgewerbemuseum

In the economic and societal structure that prevails today, resources and objects are largely used according to a linear pattern of “take, make and waste”. Global material consumption has octupled […]

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Latest study. Retail and consumer goods industries are not using the potential of their data

According to a recent study, data-driven retailers and consumer goods manufacturers have measurable advantages over their competitors. Three out of four companies (73%) said they “derive quantifiable business value from […]

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Strategic partnership. Rewe acquires a stake in Flink delivery service

The promise on the “Flink” website sounds tempting, at least in some big-city neighbourhoods. “Groceries delivered in 10 minutes. No matter what you need: we deliver your groceries including fresh […]

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Architect and Pritzker Prize winner Gottfried Böhm has died aged 101

With the passing of Gottfried Böhm on 9 June, Germany has lost one of its most eminent 20th-century architects and a defining figure of post-war architecture. He died in Cologne […]

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ETH Zurich. New Centre for Augmented Computational Design

When architects and engineers plan structures and develop them technically, it usually takes a lot of time to get from the initial draft to the first sod being turned. Various […]

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Silk and the modern era. Online architecture guide for Krefeld

To celebrate Bauhaus’ 100th anniversary in 2019, Thomas Schütte from the Projekt MIK initiative conducted a research and exhibition project called “Bauhaus and the Textile Industry” in the Krefeld Pavilion, […]

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Sustainable, circular economy. Recycling polypropylene from carpet waste

Roughly 1.6 million tonnes of carpet is wasted every year in just the EU alone. Most of it goes to landfill or is incinerated as carpet is a compound material […]

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Austrian Brand Stories. Exhibition at Designforum Wien

Whether Almdudler, Atomic, Manner, KTM, Red Bull, Pago, Bad Ischler Salz, ÖBB or Zumtobel, many Austrian brands have a presence in Germany and internationally, too. Nevertheless, they still beg the […]

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Future Mobility. Special exhibition at the Mercedes-Benz Museum

The automotive sector is undergoing disruption and facing extensive transformation processes. However, it is not only the engines that are changing. The question is what forms of transport and how […]

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More bicycles, fewer vehicles. Paris’s transport revolution

Paris is seeking to rely more on cycle lanes in the future. Climate change is not the only thing that has had an effect on transport planning, with the coronavirus […]

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Supersalone. Fresh start for Salone del Mobile 2021

Milan’s Salone del Mobile will become the “Supersalone” this year. Barely two weeks after Stefano Boeri’s appointment as the curator for this special edition of the international furniture fair (see […]

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Modular cycle path canopy that produces electricity

Cycle paths are becoming an increasingly important element of a changing transport infrastructure within cities. This by nature stimulates the imaginations of designers and architects to think about the potential […]

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First things first. Graphic Designer Ken Garland has died

Ken Garland was born in Southampton in 1929. After studying design at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London in the early 1950s, he worked for six years […]

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Mads Ryder is now CEO of Rosenthal GmbH

The Rosenthal company, based in Selb in Bavaria’s Upper Franconia region, was established in 1879. Its two plants in Selb and Speichersdorf manufacture premium china, exclusive designer objects and stylish […]

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