Six things to see and do at London Craft Week 2019

A five-day festival of craft kicks off in London on Wednesday, with events across the capital dedicated to makers and artisans. Design editor Augusta Pownall picks out six of the best to take in. This year’s edition of London Craft Week takes place from 8 to 12 May and many of its events are free to […]

Eight striking libraries that are bound to impress

Bibliophiles can take pleasure in looking through Dezeen’s pick of the best libraries, including one in the Netherlands that occupies an old locomotive shed, and another in China that resembles an eye. See below for the full selection: Photo by Ossip van Duivenbode Tianjin Binhai Public Library, China, by MVRDV MVRDV constructed the interiors of […]

Five buildings that show how female architects are building China’s future

New Chinese Architecture is a new book spotlighting the country‘s emerging architectural talents, all of whom happen to be women. Author Austin Williams talks Dezeen through five of the most exciting architects and their projects. According to Williams, the new generation of architects in China is producing architecture that is “good, intelligent, challenging, adventurous and diverse”. “In […]

Leta and Wade reveal their “purposeful eclecticism” in five zany projects

Brooklyn design duo Leta and Wade are out to show how design can be more fun. The pair talk Dezeen through five of their favourite projects, ranging from a series of idiosyncratic couple portraits to an alternative Valentine’s Day party. A married couple, Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree “do almost everything together”. Their work brings together graphic […]

10 up-and-coming designers and studios from this year’s Salone Satellite

Dedicated to the most promising designers under 35, the Salone Satellite show in Milan uncovers budding talent in the design industry. Design reporter Natashah Hitti has selected 10 of this year’s future stars. Yuue Berlin studio Yuue presented a collection of playful porcelain tableware inspired by Chinese puzzles at this year’s Salone Satellite. Comprised of a […]

Eight alternative spires for Notre-Dame Cathedral

Since the fire devastated Notre-Dame Cathedral and the French prime minister announced a competition to replace its spire, a flurry of designers have offered alternative proposals. Here are eight of the best. Studio Fuksas Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas have proposed adding a contemporary roof and spire made from Baccarat crystal to the cathedral, which would […]

10 electric cars unveiled by Chinese car companies at Auto Shanghai 2019

China, the world’s largest car market, is heavily pushing for zero-emissions vehicles to combat its pollution issues, so this year’s Auto Shanghai is packed with electric cars. Dezeen deputy editor Tom Ravenscroft picks out 10 of the best made by Chinese companies. Geometry A by Geely An all-electric sedan, Geometry A is the first car to be released under Geely‘s […]

Five designs for a sustainable death

To celebrate Earth Day, we’re looking at ways you can be sustainable beyond the grave. We’ve picked out five eco-friendly designs for the deceased, including an egg-shaped burial pod and a cremation urn made of sewage water. Capsula Mundi by Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel Capsula Mundi is an egg-shaped pod, where the body of the deceased […]

10 eye-catching lights launched at Milan design week

From an arch that stretches across a room, to a ceiling lamp that looks like giant rubber bands, Dezeen editor Amy Frearson picks the top 10 lighting designs from Euroluce 2019. Lighting showcase Euroluce only takes place every other year as part of the Salone del Mobile, the huge furniture fair at the centre of Milan design […]

10 Instagram highlights from Milan design week 2019

Large inflatable bubbles, a car made out of Rimowa suitcases and a mirrored pavilion were among the installations that were tagged using our #milanogram2019 hashtag during this year’s Milan design week. Over 6,000 photographs were tagged with the #milanogram2019 hashtag on Instagram during the biggest event of the design calendar, which took place from 8 to 14 April. Here’s a […]

10 design projects that prioritised sustainability at Milan design week 2019

This year, sustainable design finally went mainstream at Milan design week. Here is Dezeen’s pick of the 10 best projects and shows that tackled environmental issues. Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival by Paola Antonelli Paola Antonelli has brought together 120 architecture and design projects from the last 30 years for her Milan Triennale exhibition, Broken […]

Eight Italian hotels to wind down in

As a busy Milan design week draws to a close, Dezeen has selected eight Italian hotels that event-goers can head to for a moment of calm, including a minimalist retreat with views of the Dolomite mountains and a 15th-century holiday apartment with original fresco walls. Hotel Hubertus, Bolzano, South Tyrol, by NOA A glass-bottomed pool […]

15 exhibitions and installations not to miss at Milan design week 2019

With Milan design week kicking off next week, design editor Augusta Pownall picks the best shows to take in, from an installation built from bio-bricks to a multi-room exploration of neuroaesthetics from Google. One of the busiest weeks in the design calendar, this year’s Milan design week encompasses the Salone del Mobile furniture fair, where international brands […]

Milan travel guide for architects and designers

This month the entire design community flocks to Milan for the biggest event in the industry calendar. Whether you’re visiting for the design week, or planning a separate trip, here’s a travel guide to the city’s best hotels, restaurants, cafes and shops. Photo by Michele Nastasi Cafe: Caffè Fernanda A 17th-century painting is aptly the […]

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