Made in Brooklyn: the creatives putting the New York borough on the design map

Made in Brooklyn: the creatives putting the New York borough on the design map

Brooklyn is only a short distance from Manhattan yet it has its own, highly distinctive identity. Talk to Brooklyn’s tight-knit but burgeoning community of designer-makers and you get the impression that this New York borough is widely seen as more romantic, bohemian, less overtly worldly than the more commerce-focused Manhattan. Yet it’s also easy to exaggerate the differences between these two creative hubs. After all, Brooklyn’s new generation of designers are, in their own way, highly ambitious and entrepreneurial. Even so, the ethos of their businesses is more leftfield, possibly more laid-back than those of Manhattan. Read
Textiles and light: State of the art at Techtextil 2015

Textiles and light: State of the art at Techtextil 2015

From 4 to 7 May 2015, Techtextil in Frankfurt will once again be throwing open its doors. The international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens will be showing all the relevant applications for these products – not only within the framework of industrial-manufacturing processes. If one looks at the possible applications of fabrics and films in architecture, then, besides classical facade and roof constructions, it is their use in connection with artificial or natural light in particular that is of increasing interest.
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Trend Report (II): Milan 2015

Trend Report (II): Milan 2015

This is the second of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015. The most notable visual design trend in Milan this year was the layering of colour and light; transparency, translucency, and reflection.
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Working It, Living It: Arper's new 'soft-tech' furniture

Working It, Living It: Arper's new 'soft-tech' furniture

Premium Italian design brand Arper has made it its job to look at our jobs – the ongoing changes in the where and the how we work – responding with a collection of high-performance furniture designs that don't slack off in the aesthetics department.
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Same But Different: Pfleiderer's DST System

Same But Different: Pfleiderer's DST System

The DST system from Pfleiderer will raise designers’ creative freedom to a whole new level, because, with the DST range, interiors can be decked out with different surfaces, textures and core materials and can thus be used to satisfy many technical requirements. The system allows for a single overall impression to be made, despite the use of different core materials.
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