Discover Germany, Issue 38, May 2016

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Discover Germany | Design | Dedicated to Design

Dedicated to Design… 2 Love is about character. Maybe this is why we have fallen in love with this month’s theme ‘Cool Concrete’, which charms us with its naturalistic, clear and raw aesthetics. In our modern, fast-moving world, concrete has a sense of tranquillity and affiliation. We have found five exceptional items, which will surely captivate you as well. BY: THOMAS SCHROERS

1 1. Going for an industrial style, this magnificent, minimalist desk uses galvanised water pipes for the stands. Of course, the table top is made out of concrete, which conveys a robust, inspiring feel. Additionally, the individuality of this piece makes for a very personal writing space. P.o.a. www.concrete-jungle.de 2. This incredible Coffee Maker is a classy addition to every ambience. Berlin-based designer David Jahnke has created a simple, clear design with elegant colours and a wonderful concrete base. £74. www.smart-concrete.de 3. Timelessness is hard to achieve, but with the combination of concrete and gold Gantlights has created an exciting minimalistic necklace for the ages. £77. www.gantlights.de

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4. Here is a handmade vase combining concrete and wood for a unique design experience. The materials make for a beautiful contrast, giving a subtle but definite touch to your flowers. £25. www.dawanda.com 5. Looking for an aesthetic time out? Still, smart and solid in its completion, this concrete wall clock calms both rooms and people. WertWerke offers variegated surfaces, different sizes and options for the hands. Starting at £85. www.wertwerke.de

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