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Spot on: Plug & Light

Brand story

Katharina Sommer

17.12.2020

Light straight out of the power socket? With Plug & Light, German think-tank Insta is setting new standards for the connecting of low-voltage LED luminaires to the mains supply – and more and more luminaire manufacturers and planners are

Space, man: Interstuhl

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Katharina Sommer

10.11.2020

INTERSTUHL is expanding 50 years of seating expertise to the entire office space with SPLACES – a new, comprehensive service concept for office planning and furnishing.

Chair squared: Richard Lampert

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Katharina Sommer

27.10.2020

Don’t fall between two stools – especially not if they are RICHARD LAMPERT’s Prater and Santa Lucia chairs.

Round and round: the Tom family by Richard Lampert

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Katharina Sommer

27.10.2020

Inviting, eye-catching Island Tom by RICHARD LAMPERT is a piece of furniture you won’t mind being stranded on.

Playful precision: Pip by Richard Lampert

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Katharina Sommer

27.10.2020

Pip, Pip, hooray! RICHARD LAMPERT’s fireproof furniture system Pip is as easy to assemble as a childhood stacking game.

True original: the Eiermann by Richard Lampert

Brand story

Katharina Sommer

27.10.2020

Think office, think Eiermann – at least it might feel that way if you take a look around the workspaces of some of the world’s most pioneering creative offices.

White lines: REGENT LIGHTING

Brand story

Katharina Sommer

16.10.2020

Find out what’s behind Regent Lighting’s pared-down Purelite Slim architectural lighting. (Spoiler: a whole lot of innovation and pioneering technology!)

Hitting the spot: REGENT LIGHTING

Brand story

Katharina Sommer

17.08.2020

With STREAM by REGENT LIGHTING, focus is put definitively on light itself, rather than the source of it – allowing space and light to become one.

Impressive counterpoint: Duravit Viu and XViu

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Katharina Sommer

08.07.2020

The DURAVIT bathroom series Viu and XViu combine soft, organic forms and precise geometry, achieving a post-industrial elegance of striking contrasts.

Katharina Sommer articles

Coming full circle

möbelschweiz

05.01.2021

Don’t throw away, reuse: Thinking in cycles is becoming increasingly popular. The furniture industry also recognises this, as shown below by some promising concepts. (DE / FR only)

Light, flexible, versatile: functionality in furniture ...

möbelschweiz

22.12.2020

The minimisation of living space due to rising rents and increasing scarceness of supply, as well as the nomadic nature of our mobile society, puts demand on furniture. Here, we present four flexible examples from the Swiss design scene. ( DE / FR

Computer as creator: Artificial intelligence in furniture ...

möbelschweiz

15.12.2020

Artificial intelligence is increasingly relevant, but what does it mean for the design sector? A look at experimental approaches and the first chair produced in series by man and machine. (DE / FR only)

Good furniture, bad furniture?: Criteria for a quality check

möbelschweiz

08.12.2020

How does one recognise high-quality furniture? Is expensive always better? And what lies beneath the surface? Below, a few pointers to avoid being deceived by beautiful appearances when buying furniture (DE / FR only).

In the right light – a short guide to room lighting

möbelschweiz

24.11.2020

Good lighting brings architecture and furnishings together to form a harmonious whole. But how to create the right lighting atmosphere in a room and what to look out for when buying lamps? Read on... (DE / FR only)

Changing interiors over the decades

möbelschweiz

24.11.2020

As two exhibitions on the theme of housing take us on a journey through the last 100 years of interior and living history, a look back opens up new perspectives to us. (DE / FR only)

Austria goes shopping

möbelschweiz

16.10.2020

One year on from the takeover of Möbel Pfister by XXXLutz: When the Austrian furniture giant acquired the traditional Swiss company at the end of 2019, it caused a sensation. Where does Möbel Pfister stand today? We asked CEO Paul Holaschke. (DE

Corona and the consequences for the furniture industry: ...

möbelschweiz

13.10.2020

Closed shops, unusual trade fairs and delivery bottlenecks – we spoke to Swiss dealers and manufacturers about the effects of the Corona crisis on the furniture industry. There have, however, also been positive developments. (DE only)

Swiss chair design through the decades

möbelschweiz

07.10.2020

A useful piece of furniture or a beloved design object? A chair can be many things. At the same time, it tells us something about the person who designed it, as well as the social and economic context of the times it was designed in. Take a seat! (DE