Möbel: Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

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The German architectural studio of von Gerkan, Marg and Partner, or gmp, is renowned for large urban designs and projects such as Berlin's Tegal airport, fair grounds in Leipzig, and Stuttgart railway work. So it may come as a surprise that gmp also designs furniture. Yet many of the firm's projects have included interior furniture and design work. This generously illustrated book shows how gmp's aesthetics differ from their peers, and presents objects which are multifunctional, distinctive, deceptively simple, and enduring. As Meinhard von Gaerkan, the founder of the gmp firm has said, "Endurance requires that one should not get weary with the object, but become Fond of it, and be able to identify with it. And that means that it must have usefulness and radiate a sense of timelessness.... These are the same aims we seek in our architecture: creating with simple materials a high quality environment and developing a pleasing atmosphere."

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Contents

lntroduction 8 Wider das Häßliche Against Ugliness Gert Kahler Gert Kähler
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Meinhard von Gerkan im Gespräch mit Meinhard von Gerkan talking to Sven Bardua und Bernd Pastuschka Sven Bardua and Bemd Pastuschka
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gmp Design 24 Quadratur des Kreises Eßtisch Squaring of the Circle Dining Table
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About the author (1998)

MEINHARD VON GERKAN founded gmp together with his partner VOLKWIN

MARG. Since its inception in 1965 the firm has expanded to include six additional

partners with multiple offices around the world.

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