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Parador BODEN magazine

When it comes to creating the most beautiful home in the world, floors play a decisive role. As the new magazine from Parador, the premium brand for quality living, BODEN presents the most beautiful homes in the world. Inspiring photo reports, short films and informative texts all about locations, countries and people take the reader on a journey across the whole of Europe. BODEN not only impresses, however, with deep and demanding interviews with designers and architects, residents and flooring specialists.

3 Friends, 2 Unicorns & 1 Castle


An eccentric style on rustic floors characterises the Château de la Goujeonnerie in the French Vendée region.

The residents of the fairytale castle are living proof that dreams can come true – particularly if they are based on the foundation of a good friendship.

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From trees that talk


Out of three oak trees, the Tokyo architect, Terunobu Fujimori, in Austria's Burgenland created his ›Stork House‹.

The home for a stork and a human couple combines Far Eastern asceticism and Austrian craftsmanship – and shows what cultures can learn from each other.


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Tree and time


Anyone who takes nature as a role model, will not only allow fascinating products to emerge: A trip outdoors with Egon Marin, Operations Manager of the Parador engineered wood flooring plant in Güssing, explains what is unique about the material wood.

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The architectural archaeologists


The Masonic villa owned by Ingrid Spengler and Manfred Wiescholek is much more than a historic building: the course of history is revealed on its floors – with all its twists and turns and happy endings.

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Paris, mon amour


How a young window dresser found a home here of all places - between old tobacco shops, modern fashion designers and on a monastic floor.


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Herringbone 2.0 – Hadi Teherani


The architect and product designer, Hadi Teherani, has developed innovative laminate floors for Parador and reinterpreted the herringbone parquet almost as an aside.

In the exclusive BODEN interview, the man who now lives in Hamburg, talks about responsibility, the power of good ideas and about tales of the Arabian Nights.


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Oh my God!


How a Dutch fashion dealer turned a former church into a home that provides space for good business, tailor-made planks and a cycling school for three daughters.

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