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From Know-How to Wow. Bosch starts a podcast on research and tech

From the fuel cell and automated driving to energy management and the internet of things as well as rapid Covid tests, a globally active company such as Bosch hosts research […]

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teo or TYPY. Germany’s first digital supermarkets

Since early November, there has been a new, fully automated supermarket in Fulda that represents the launch of a new sales format by organics pioneer and food retailer Tegut. The […]

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Design & Bildung. Call for Papers on design aesthetics and semiotics

Authors are invited to submit articles for the fourth edition of Design & Bildung, a series of essay anthologies about design pedagogy. This edition’s declared focus is the “Aesthetics and […]

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Ulrike von Mirbach to head Mini Germany from January 2021

Ulrike von Mirbach will take over the leadership of MINI Germany on 1 January 2021. This makes her the successor of Wolfgang Büchel, who will be taking over the leadership […]

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Sustainability audit. Is the furniture industry shutting its eyes to environmental issues?

Design consultancy Dodds & Shute is dedicated to the issue of sustainability and presents conscientiously manufactured furniture and lighting on its website. They take the optimistic view that “the design […]

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Kar-go. Delivering autonomously with zero emissions

It is difficult, bad for the environment and expensive to deliver online shopping when it is transported from depots to its recipient. Emissions and costs on the final few kilometres […]

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Vehicle hire service DiDi Chuxing and carmaker BYD present the D1 electric car

German carmakers have been recording record sales in the Middle Kingdom for years. In contrast, major Chinese brands such as BAIC Motors, Dongfeng, Geely and Zoyte remain virtually unknown in […]

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Back to tomorrow. Porsche exhibits previously unpublished design studies

Porsche is opening the gates to its development centre’s archives with a series entitled “Porsche Unseen”. For the first time ever, it is presenting 15 previously secret design studies and […]

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London’s V&A Museum is holding an exhibition called Bags: Inside Out

Handbags, shopping bags, rucksacks: there is no other accessory that is as practical and has such a fashionable, indispensable and expressive place in everyday life. Bags, whatever their type or […]

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2020 Cultural and Creative Industries Monitoring Report

Germany, among other countries, has imposed a temporary shutdown of museums, theatres, concert halls and other event venues for November due to fast-increasing Covid-19 infections. As a consequence of this […]

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A Loon balloons record-making flight

What does a balloon do when it drifts through the stratosphere for almost a year? A Loon system set a new flight time record of 312 days at the start […]

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Earthquake-proof. Muji opens its “plain house” for those interested

Japan is afflicted by earthquakes particularly often owing to its geographical location on an unstable part of the earth’s crust where continental plates collide against each other. The inhabitants of […]

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2020 Julius Posener Award. Werkbund Berlin presents title to Annemarie Jaeggi

Awarded for the first time in 2016, Deutscher Werkbund Berlin presents the Julius Posener Award in cooperation with Berlin University of the Arts every two years for outstanding contributions to […]

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VDM: Elmar Duffner elected new president

The Association of the German Furniture Industry (VDM) has a new president: Elmar Duffner, who was elected to succeed Michael Stiehl at a video conference of members. Sixty-year-old Duffner is […]

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BER signage: A special font, pictographs and an unusual red provide orientation

After a nine-year delay, the new major Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) opened on 31 October. Anyone who moves within an airport, especially a new one, wants to get to their […]

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