contain gallery: let veltins in


the contain gallery has teamed up with veltins to make a special design lounge in the city center of cologne. maastricht-based fabian von spreckelsen and lisboa-based mathias witte were responsible for creating a matching interior for the new veltins image which shall point at a younger target group with a sense of style. yesterday they opened the lounge to the visitors of the interior design week in cologne. It is open till sunday from 11am – 11pm. beer is on veltins!

in the lounge


the gallery after the temporally redesign


fabian von spreckelsen and mathias witte
the designer of the veltins design lounge


ioanna paraskeva from the contain gallery +
markus gogolin from designspotter

ettore sottsass: from the circus box


today opened the ‘we were exuberant and still had hope, ettore sottsass: works from stockholm, 1969′ exhibition at the marres, centre for contemporary culture, in maastricht, netherlands.

the deceased italian designers warderobe from 1968 was the centerpoint of the exhibition. ettore sottsass (1917-2007) was renowned for unorthodox ideas in furniture.


wardrobe (also known as superbox), 1968
made by poltronova (agliana, Italy)
made of wood, plastic laminate

john baldessari: wants to be a graphic designer


tomorrow is the last day of california-based artist john baldessari‘s ‘pure beauty’ exhibition at the tate in london.

I went there because a graphic design friend of mine, oliver klimpel, recommended it. I like baldessari’s graphical reflection on the nature of art. he made me grin. click here for more of his work.


everything is purged from this painting, 1966-68
at tate, london


I saw It (edition of 100), 1997