unique youngstar 2017: Interview with jury member Martin Königer

Martin Königer Foto: © Martin Königer

The nominated projects for the young designer competition of spoga+gafa, unique youngstar, have been announced. Martin Königer is a member of the jury and owner of Pavilla Extérieur, a brand shop for garden furniture in the premium segment. We spoke to the expert about this year’s nominations and current trends in outdoor design.

Barbecuing on a plank made of wood or salt

Wooden planks – Photo: RÖSLE

Meat, fish or vegetables cooked on planks of aromatic woods has been a topical theme among barbecue fans for years. Actually it is an old tradition that one adopted from the Red Indians of North America. The method has become slightly more modern in the meantime – and new materials are also used: In addition to planks made of wood, there are meanwhile some made out of salt.

My small farm or chicken in the city

Keeping chickens in one’s own garden – a new trend? – Photo: Moers

Most Germans only remember free-range chickens from their holiday on the eco-farm or from a visit to a petting zoo. This could soon change, because poultry is becoming more and more popular as a pet – even in the city. If one takes a look at the current gardening book publications this at least seems to be the trend.