Modernist Casa Möbius reinvigorated with contemporary designs for Mexico City’s design week

Second Life showcases the works of Mexican architects and designers at the modernist Casa Möbius on the outskirts of Mexico City as part of the city’s design week. The installation, called Second Life, took place at Casa Möbius, the studio and home of the late modernist architect Ernesto Gómez Gallardo. The rooms of the two-storey, […]

“I want to present the opposite of what is commonly known as Swedish design” says Paola Bjäringer

Curator Paola Bjäringer has put together a collection of “un-Swedish” design, which was displayed at the London Design Fair as part of the exhibition Crossovers by digital gallery Adorno. The show featured pieces by eight different, predominantly female or non-white designers including Made By Us and Färg & Blanche, and brimmed with colour and pattern. It […]

Sonic Mountain by Doug Aitken is formed from 365 wind chimes

This installation at California’s Donum Estate by American artist Doug Aitken arranges a series of hanging wind chimes. Sonic Mountain, Sonoma is nestled into the eucalyptus grove of the 200-acre Sonoma County property, which is known for its vineyards. Aitken used wind chimes to construct the project so that it would respond to the movements […]

Es Devlin’s Memory Palace model maps out momentous events in history

From the cave markings left by early man to the Swedish Parliament where Greta Thunberg began her climate strike, Es Devlin has represented crucial historical moments on a three-dimensional map at Pitzhanger gallery. Designed for the Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery in Ealing, London, the new installation takes the form of an 18-metre-wide topographical model of […]

Marshmallow Laser Feast’s VR exhibition sends “important environmental message”

Digital art collective Marshmallow Laser Feast marks the opening of the Kengo Kuma-designed Odunpazari Modern Museum with two virtual reality installations that comment on humanity’s dependency on nature. Titled Treehugger and In The Eyes of the Animal, the two immersive exhibitions combine virtual reality with aerial 360-degree drone filming to take visitors through a digital […]

Designs by Rem D Koolhaas and Joey Ruiter feature in Disruptors exhibition at LA museum

An abstracted Lamborghini, a scrunched-up bike and a motorcycle operated by a smartphone are among the pieces showcased in an exhibition at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibition Disruptors features work by Rem D Koolhaas and Joey Ruiter, two renowned creatives who have both explored automotive design. An array of objects are […]

Norberto Miranda creates inflatable bean galleries for travelling exhibit in Mexico

Mexican designer Norberto Miranda has designed inflatable structures that look like massive beans to host an exhibition that celebrates the traditions and intersection of Mexican gastronomy, music and culture. Norberto Miranda and architecture firm Estudio 3.14 created the structures for a travelling exhibition called Tierra Fértil, which translates as Fertile Land. The inflatable design means […]

Frida Escobedo designs Ettore Sottsass exhibition at ICA Miami

Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has designed pink plinths and screens to showcase the work of Memphis group founder Ettore Sottsass in this retrospective exhibition at Miami’s Institute of Contemporary Art. Escobedo‘s layout of Ettore Sottsass and the Social Factory, which features five-decades of work created by the late Italian architect and designer, alludes to “Sottsass’ […]

David Adjaye designs Magdalene Odundo ceramics exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre

David Adjaye has designed an exhibition of ceramicist Magdalene Odundo’s work at the Norman Foster-designed Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich. The British architect’s studio Adjaye Associates was responsible for the design and layout of Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things, an exhibition at the high-tech gallery that opened last weekend. A series of ovoid, […]

Louis Vuitton X celebrates 160 years of artistic collaboration at the fashion house

Louis Vuitton has created an exhibition in Los Angeles that showcases its collaborations with leading artists over the past 160 years, complete with custom bags and a tropical pop-up shop. The Louis Vuitton X exhibition at the 468 North Rodeo Drive building in Beverly Hills, contains 180 items from the French fashion house’s archive. The items […]

Daniel Libeskind designs photo installation at Auschwitz

Daniel Libeskind has designed an outdoor installation called Through the Lens of Faith in Poland to showcase photographer Caryl Englander’s portraits of Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors. Through the Lens of Faith is a series of three-metre-high steel panels lining a path near the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum in Oświęcim. Libeskind chose the pattern of the vertical panels and the striping […]

India Mahdavi’s striped scenography provides backdrop for furniture exhibition

French architect India Mahdavi has distorted the familiar coloured stripes found at seaside resorts to create the scenography for this exhibition of 20th-century furniture from the Centre Pompidou‘s collection. The exhibition presents more than 60 pieces from the Parisian institution‘s 20th-century collection at the Cercle Naval de Toulon – a heritage-listed 1930s building designed to […]

Mapping of the Moon exhibition celebrates 300 years of lunar cartography

The Map House has created an exhibition of lunar maps created in the 300 years leading up to the first moon landing, which took place 50 years ago today. Mapping of the Moon: 1669-1969 contains around 80 celestial maps from the 17th century, alongside 20 moon globes and scientific instruments. The collection includes many maps from the space age including Hammond […]

Pembrooke & Ives deconstructs interior design process for Uncrated exhibit in New York

c crates, pallet racks and boxes form display cases in this exhibition at R & Company gallery in New York City, which was created by local interior design firm Pembrooke & Ives. Pembrooke & Ives designed the Uncrated Curated exhibition to be like a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the development of an interior design project, starting […]

Mathieu Lehanneur looks to the cosmos for Particle Horizon exhibition

French designer Mathieu Lehanneur brings together his most emblematic pieces for a cosmology-inspired exhibition, set within the modernist walls of Villa Noailles in southeastern France. Showcased as part of this year’s Design Parade Hyères, Lehanneur’s Particle Horizon exhibition collates a number of his most significant designs. These include his ocean-like marble furniture and Les Cordes […]

Olafur Eliasson’s Tate Modern retrospective shows reality in “higher granularity”

Olafur Eliasson explains how his recently opened exhibition at London’s Tate Modern prompts visitors to look at the world from a new perspective, in this exclusive video interview filmed by Dezeen. Called In Real Life, the exhibition comprises around 40 works from the last 26 years of the Danish-Icelandic artist’s career. Olafur Eliasson’s exhibition at […]

Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life encourages visitors to engage with climate change

Three decades of work by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson including an indoor rainbow and a tunnel of fog prompt visitors to London’s Tate Modern to think about their impact on the planet. Waterfall is installed outside London’s Tate Modern The exhibition brings together nearly 40 works, most of which haven’t been seen in the […]

Science Museum curator picks five designs for a driverless future

An exhibition at London’s Science Museum explores the future of autonomous mobility, and the designs that are paving the way. Curator Margaret Campbell selects five pieces from the show and reveals the stories behind them. Driverless: Who is in Control? opened at the Science Museum earlier this month and will remain on view until October […]

Top 10 architecture and design exhibitions: summer 2019

We’ve chosen our top 10 summer architecture and design exhibitions from around the world. To find out about industry events taking place in July, August and September, look at our comprehensive month-by-month guide. Stanley Kubrick: The ExhibitionDesign Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 6AGUntil 15 September 2019 Curated by the London museum’s director Deyan Sudjic, this exhibition […]

Six whimsical midcentury designs featured in Denver’s Serious Play exhibition

An exhibition at the Denver Art Museum showcases over 200 pieces with a playful spirit that were created by US-based industrial and graphic designers in the 1950s and ’60s. Curator Darrin Alfred selects his highlights. The show, Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America, presents furniture, textiles, posters, toys and other pieces created in the postwar […]

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