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BY SABINE FUSS It has long been known that colour plays a major role in our everyday lives and ultimately also influences our sense of wellbeing. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe published his most comprehensive work “Theory of Colours” (“Zur Farbenlehre”) back in 1810. He attributed colours higher order characteristics which have an impact on every…

DO IT YOURSELF

How craftsmen benefit from e-commerce in the hardware store   BY PENELOPE STOCKINGER   Not long ago, the relationship between e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retail was viewed as channel conflict at best, and often just adversarial.  Retailers were fearful of losing sales and customers to suppliers selling direct to consumer, while suppliers feared damaging channel relationships…

THE MEXICAN TASTE

From Copenhagen to the whole of Europe – Rosio Sanchez’s modern Mexico cuisine conquers the restaurant scene BY NADINE PELZER Mexican cuisine is one of the most popular in the world. Who doesn’t love sinking their teeth into a fresh taco with spicy salsa and creamy guacamole? Widespread in America, it is virtually impossible to…

HIGH-LEVEL ART

Piano production par excellence at Steinway & Sons   BY NADINE PELZER & LARA VIRIOT   Rich, powerful and unmistakable – this is how classical pianist Lang Lang, jazz star Diana Krall and pop icon Billy Joel describe the sound of a Steinway. For more than 160 years Steinway & Sons has stood for the…

THE POWER OF COLOURS

The playful and lovely interior world of Tricia Guild BY ANJA FAHS Tricia Guild is said to be the only interior designer who can design a cobalt blue sofa without it looking silly. With her colourful designs, she acts almost completely outside the fashion and trend world – rather, she is her own trend. She…

DIGITAL IRIS

Innovative eye hyper tracking-technology reads emotions from the eyes BY LARA VIRIOT Seeing what others see. Seeing what others perceive. Seeing what others sense. This sounds very futuristic when you first hear it – and futuristic is precisely what it is. Recording and analysing human perception and, for the very first time, even emotions is…

SET IN SCENE

How the stocking expert Kunert succeeds digitally BY JANINA PIELKEN Representing around a quarter of total online sales in Germany, the fashion industry is regarded as a metronome for online retail in general. Kunert Fashion GmbH, one of the leading companies in the hosiery industry, demonstrates how to create future-oriented conditions for successful omnichannel commerce….

AIR, LIGHT, CONCRETE

Cape Town’s new museum delights with monumental architecture and breathtaking space BY ANJA FAHS As soon as you enter the huge atrium, you stop involuntarily. My initial gaze wanders an unbelievable 33 metres up the massive concrete tubes. Here you can really feel space, the atmosphere is vibrant, like in a cathedral. My second look…

Get it! The new Staempfli PrintPub MPW

Hey there, Nice to meet you! We are The Group of Analysts. Our philosophy: Market Research Re-engineered. For you we have thrown a light on the company Staempfli regarding the Print Publishing market. Just take a look on the side, there you can see the Market Performance Wheel (MPW) – the result of our deep…

Get it! The new Stämpfli Market Performance Wheel

Hey there, Nice to meet you! We are The Group of Analysts. Our philosophy: Market Research Re-engineered. For you we have thrown a light on the company Staempfli regarding the Print Publishing market. Just take a look on the side, there you can see the Market Performance Wheel (MPW) – the result of our deep…

Temel Kahyaoglu, Chief Analyst TGOA, in conversation with Dr Detlef Purschke

CCO of Stonebranch, Inc., on return on automation The challenges that companies of all sizes must face today in order to survive within the context of digital transformation are enormous. One important aspect here is the further development of classical job scheduling into workload automation in order to ensure the efficiency, transparency and agility of…

TREASURE HUNTING

Casa Malca as a refuge for art lovers BY ANJA FAHS We stop on a dusty road in Tulum, Mexico, in front of a high fence of planks and palm leaves. This is actually where the hotel Casa Malca should be, but we cannot find a sign or a driveway. Apparently great value is placed…