RE RUIN – HOME BERLIN

Building their home amid the ruins of an abandoned GDR property in east Berlin gave artist Anselm Reyle and architect Tanja Lincke the chance to rediscover the beauty of creative freedom.

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FRANCISCO JAVIER SÁENZ DE OIZA’S TORRES BLANCAS

Navarra-born, Francisco Javier Sáenz De Oiza is regarded as one of the most prolific Spanish architects of the twentieth century. In the 1950s, following an unimaginative return to the neo-classical style under Generalissimo Franco, Oiza, with peers Francisco de Asis Cabrero, and Miguel Fisac, began integrating international architectural vernaculars in their search for a Spanish Modernism.

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VITRA – ON CRAFT AND INDUSTRY

When Hella Jongerius designed the Vlinder sofa for Vitra she combined her abiding passion for weaving and handcraft with 12 years of research into colours, textures and materials for the Swiss furniture company.

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DANH VO AT HOME

The idea of home is constantly shifting for Danh Vo who calls the Berlin apartment he has filled with art and collectible design a nest for him and his boyfriend.

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COPENHAGEN CREATIVES

The Copenhagen home of furniture designer Nikolaj Mentze and architect Malene Hvidt is a dialogue between the two, a shared and fluid work in progress.

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SOLID VOIDS

With her Solid Voids series of objects Birgitte Due Madsen created sculptural forms that are related and respond to each other.

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the touch of things

The single most important characteristic of a sheet is how it feels, says Charlie Hedin who founded a bed linen company based on his experiences as a sailor.

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A sense of scent

Smell can evoke an emotion or a memory. It affects the subconscious less directly than taste, but much more profoundly, says scent developer Lena Norling.

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