This is hilarious: A company called Juicero Inc., one of "the top-funded U.S. hardware startups in 2016," according to Bloomberg, produces an eponymous $400 cold-press juice machine. The end user pays $5 to $8 to have sealed pouches of fruit and vegetable parts mailed to them on a subscription basis.
Let's get into table design for a second. If you look at your average dining table, you'll see most have aprons. The aprons prevent racking and, in the case of solid wood tops, help prevent the tops from warping. Look underneath the average dining table and you'll see the aprons
Cologne Design Week consists of two major events: IMM (Internationale Möbelmesse), "the most important furnishing show in the world's most important furnishing market" in the fairgrounds of Kölnmesse, and the alternative Passagen "An exhibition event focusing on current trends in design", spread throughout countless venues in the city.
Designers Tower followed its nomadic principles again and moved to a new location with their exhibition, this year at the showroom of the Cologne Chamber of Crafts. Fresh graduates, young designer-makers and small studios present products with a focus on wood work. Stromer extension cordStromer by Njustudio is a four-legged
Almost a design festival in its own right by now, Design Parcours Ehrenfeld spreads through the northwest of the city, and has streams of people coming out to play on the Thursday night of Cologne Design Week. Clad in down jackets and holding on to a hot drink visitors meander
"The concept was born out of necessity" is what both Lore and Stefan tell me independently when asked about how their projects came about. Not surprisingly, necessity is often a great basis for good design. Tucked away in the basement of the AIT Architektursalon in Ehrenfeld, the two students
Like every year, the Victoria and Albert Museum is the central hub of the London Design Festival. The longest queue of the day here rewarded visitors with an immersive experience of mischer'traxler's collaboration with champagne brand Perrier-Jouët . Upon approaching the V&A's Norfolk House Music Room on the second
South of the Thames, 'Bankside' is LDF's newest design district, and home to the iconic Oxo Tower Wharf, which is filled year-round with over 30 independent retail design studios, exhibition spaces and shops offering furniture, jewellery, homeware, and fashion. In its 18th edition this year, Designersblock was situated in
As a new addition to LDF's dedicated design hubs in the city, Somerset House made a notable entrance this year as the home to various exhibitions and events, amongst them Ten Designers in the West Wing, and the winners of the competition Powered by Tweets. The spectacular location on
Fine leathers and live stitching presentations drew visitors to London's North-West, where Bill Amberg Studio showcased their latest projects in the Queen's Park Design District. The studio specializes in high-end architectural leather services, as well as bespoke interior work and signature accessories. Sweet with the unmistakable smell of leather, and
Occupying the Imperial College Union Building and its leafy courtyard just south of the Royal Albert Hall, scientists, designers and engineers showcased their projects aiming to enhance the basic ingredients for a better life. Research topics included 'Freedom to explore', 'A place to call home', 'Space to create', and 'Health
Learning at Burning Man starts with the people you meet. Even though jobs aren't normally the topic of conversations on The Playa, I was curious about what people do in the outer world and found out that in just one day, I talked to an astrophysisist, an actress, a nurse
The making of the new BeoSound Moment for Bang & Olufsen.
Corinna Sy and Sebastian Daeschle from cuculaEvery January, the international furniture and interiors show IMM Cologne covers a vast area of exhibition space along the Rhine with more than 1,200 exhibitors showing their work to over 120,000 visitors. While parts of the show can become a little monotonous...
Our first stop during Cologne's design week is Passagen, a collection of 190 exhibitions scattered throughout the north part of the city. Off the beaten path for people who are more used to strolling through more established hubs and brands, the chilly walk lead...
We travel far and wide to bring you insights into the latest developments in manufacturing techniques. This time, we trekked all the way into the Himalayas to bring you one of the most ancient ones, relying only on local production, manual labor and artisan skill. Alongside Bhutan's internationally applauded concept...
Situated in the Messe Koeln along the bank of the Rhine, the IMM Cologne is the business hub for everything furniture and interior related. More than 1,100 companies show their work, from small brands to large scale international manufacturers. To bring you the highlights, we have strolled the southern parts...
The Thursday night of Cologne's Interior Design Week traditionally sees everyone heading to Design Parcours Ehrenfeld, grabbing one of the many drinks on offer, and promenading the city's most diverse and creative neighborhood. Ehrenfeld is home to a variety of converted warehouses, owner-run shops, bars, clubs, and creative businesses—and, during...
A new venue has earned a place on the map of Passagen 2014, Cologne's annual Interior Design Week that runs concurrently with imm cologne with close to 200 exhibitions throughout the city. Set in a converted office tower, the t.a.t. new talents hosts two shows exhibiting works by the young...
Visiting Jörg Mennickheim in his studio is like stepping out of the city and into the jungle. The flat-roofed building—a former park café—is tucked away in the trees of the Klettenbergpark in south Cologne, and I am greeted with freshly brewed coffee and a selection of snacks from a local...
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