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“Life is more dynamic outside”: An interview with Prof. Mark Braun

Mark Braun © Sonja Müller

Mark Braun is a renowned German designer and university professor. As a member of the jury, together with other experts, he selected the furniture for this year’s Trend Show at spoga+gafa. We spoke to him about his demands for the design of outdoor areas, aspiring young designers and about his expectations for the future of outdoor design.

“We are at a turning point”: Interview with Manuel Rucar from Chlorosphere

Manuel Rucar © Chlorosphere

French trend consultancy Chlorosphere is specialized in the garden, plant, floral, landscape and outdoor sectors. The consultancy’s team is composed of watchmen who scan everything that is new on the market. Manuel Rucar, manager of the company, is jury member for this years trend show at spoga+gafa. We talked with him about the latest trends in outdoor design

Service for planners: The Practical Garden Day at spoga+gafa

“Garden of the Year 2018”: Garden from the 1950s, redesigned by Koch+Koch landscape gardeners © Koch+Koch Garten- und Landschaftsarchitekten

spoga+gafa 2018 invites garden planners and entrepreneurs to Cologne for a half-day Practical Garden Day. On 3 September, five high quality speakers will hold lectures on current industry themes ranging from designing with shrubs and trees to construction planning law in private gardens.