Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=15a2aa0e6f3f1255dfa169a3bc9fae8a22c47f8b9ea2aececbd6a21dee4a36b7

Current Issue

Nº 284
Region of Design
Jul/Aug 2019

The East of Germany is not only the focus of current political debates, but also of the spotlights two anniversaries shine on the region. In 2019, Germany has been (exuberantly) celebrating the Bauhaus centenary, and in many places people rejoice over the fall of the Berlin Wall, which took place 30 years ago. Reason enough to give an overview of the current design scene in this region in form 284.

Read more

 
Advertisement
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=950f2b4f71578bb794b430398649f7dfe03f9b7efd78691ee323c3672014b351
09.12.2019
Advertisement
 
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=15a2aa0e6f3f1255dfa169a3bc9fae8a22c47f8b9ea2aececbd6a21dee4a36b7

Current Issue

Nº 284
Region of Design
Jul/Aug 2019

The East of Germany is not only the focus of current political debates, but also of the spotlights two anniversaries shine on the region. In 2019, Germany has been (exuberantly) celebrating the Bauhaus centenary, and in many places people rejoice over the fall of the Berlin Wall, which took place 30 years ago. Reason enough to give an overview of the current design scene in this region in form 284.

Read more, current_issue %>

Editorial:

Region of Design
Germany’s East

Text: Stephan Ott

All too often, there is still talk of “us” and “them”, although “[o]f course […] people in the East thought about flexible accommodation at the same time as people in the West or in Japan”, as photographer Wiebke Loeper states, among other things, in an interview. This is also an important statement because of the aspect of new nationalistic tendencies worldwide.

Read article
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=f7d86127b7562fc862b998ad888046c8bb94396b41988d9cc0c1499f2a100db9

Filter:

The Glossy Look

Text: Anton Rahlwes

Glossiness stands for purity and perfection, control down to the last atom. In their eternal ambition to want to control everything, human beings smooth out as many surfaces as possible.

Read article
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=a503d0d8a8da30982e0012154f649bf430cfe7377fe2a1fcb7c41f679d97b409

Focus:

Glocalisation

Text: Ingo Müller

In discussing eastern German design, the aim is not to find a distinct identity or to apply a uniform label, but rather to consider the contemporary situation in a region that, for some 40 years, was officially known as the GDR but has now been part of the Federal Republic of Germany for almost 30 years.

Read article
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=8339021e50d3e9a74fbc32bb9a1517eab22e3653652f93be119a8148b629bebb

Files:

Accept Refuse

Text: Kim Kaborda

Last December, Netflix released the interactive film “Bandersnatch” within the framework of the British science fiction series “Black Mirror”. But what is the impact if I identify with a story so much that the consequences of the decision I have taken in the fictional realm actually move me?

Read article
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=68be466f8a32034a771e39d3e416c9ff7af7fe262b68231c077d62c558f17e51

2017 marked the 60th anniversary of form, a milestone that has prompted us to stop and take stock. In particular, we were revisiting a specific article, reader’s letter, image, cover, etc. from each of the magazine’s six decades to date.

Revisit historical starting points

Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=e45e8320206e2dc4b1539cd53430e8c71da22dad8b5a69cbf5012cba81f9084d

All the issues of form published between 1957 and 2011 can be accessed in the archive free of charge. 

Visit the form archive

Founded in 1957 as an international journal, form soon became a well-known fixture of design journalism, and with its 280 editions so far has written a piece of design history.

The history of form

Contact

Verlag form GmbH & Co. KG
Wildunger Straße 8
60487 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

T +49 69 153 269 430
F +49 69 153 269 431
form@form.de

Subscription Service

Questions to your subscription invoice, to our subscription program or a change of address?

T +49 69 153 269 438
F +49 69 153 269 439
leserservice@form.de

Newsletter

Sign up now and get access to exclusive ticket draws, monthly news about the magazine as well as information on exciting design events and publications.

Sign up

Design Magazine
Established 1957

 

 
form.de