Design

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An exhibition at Domotex 2019 traces the many lives of wood

Hannover – The Wood Lifecycle exhibition at Domotex 2019 will highlight the material's virtues and the trends and innovation surrounding it.

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The first tea culture hotel will take you – and the industry – higher

Mount Wuyi, China – By builiding a hotel centred on traditional tea culture in the Fujian province, the Yue Wuyi Tea Life Aesthetics Hotel breathes new life into the ancient industry.

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The key element in the car of the future? Not what you’d expect – it’s textiles

Munich – BMW is treading uncharted territory with the highly automated iNEXT car. One of its most interesting tech applications though, is weaved in with the fabric.

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For Vola, product evolution means diving into the deep end

Horsens, Denmark – To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the Danish tap manufacturer refers back to their aquatic origins to explore the future.

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Spanish design brand Roca has created the (new) new showroom

Madrid – Roca turned its showrooms into Galleries; now it's turning its Galleries into an online platform that helps design professionals face the challenges of the future.

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A Canadian lighting designer returns to the (other) city of light

Eindhoven – Andlight’s first Dutch Design Week showcase has a special meaning for co-founder Lukas Peet, a Design Academy alumnus.

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Are you an emerging designer? 'ein&zwanzig' wants to take you to Milan in 2019

Milan – With this platform, the German Design Council helps showcase the work of 21 up-and-coming design talents – and the 2019 edition is now open for submissions.

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Interior textiles can be sustainable, too - let Kvadrat show you

Ebeltoft, Denmark – Together with Margrethe Odgaard, the Danish interior textile company crafted Re-Wool, a collection utilising a new recycling strategy.

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Flexform time travels to re-evaluate what good design means today

Meda, Italy – For this year’s collection, Flexform referenced back to the Good Design school of thought at the start of the design process.

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The car of the near future feels a lot like home

Munich – The much-awaited car of the future finally has a market release date: the BMW Vision iNEXT will be available in 2021.

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This Italian guesthouse proves rural tourism doesn’t have to feel rural

Soprabolzano, Italy – With a revamped Art Nouveau aesthetic, Gloriette Guesthouse uses its surroundings to its advantage and reminds us to get that fresh air we all need.

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Into immersive experiences? Here are three tips from a brand doing them well

Eindhoven – For the Sonos x Frame Sound Challenge, we worked with the brand to produce an experiential installation. Here are some of the lessons we learned from them.