Contributors / Anne Urbauer

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Soft focus

If you’re Germany, you have no option but to assert yourself globally with a softly, softly approach. Since the fall of the Wall, Germany’s foreign office has become master of gently promoting ‘Brand Germany’, with Berlin…

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Only salone

Il Salone del Mobile, the world’s biggest furniture fair, is a bellwether of the industry and a showcase for new ideas. As brands gear up for this year’s show, Monocle finds out that the immediate future looks promising.

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Luxurious relaunch

The German region of Saxony has shaken off the shackles of communist rule to establish itself as a manufacturing centre for top-of-the-range, quality brands – from cars to clocks to clothing. But can Dresden become as…


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