China Design [Working Title] highlights work by “young and aspirational generation” of designers

Furniture by designers including Joyce Wang and Mario Tsai is on show at this Shanghai exhibition organised by contemporary art and design platform The Artling. Titled China Design [Working Title] and curated by creative consultant Yoko Choy, the exhibition opened at The Artling‘s gallery space in the central Jing’an district to coincide with two major […]

Nathalie Du Pasquier creates brightly coloured brick sculptures for Mutina

Artist and designer Nathalie Du Pasquier has translated her fascination with bricks into a site-specific exhibition comprising seven totem-like sculptures made from stacked bricks glazed in bright colours. Du Pasquier created the Bric installation for Italian ceramics brand Mutina, which operates the MUT exhibition space at its headquarters in Fiorano. The exhibition, which was curated […]

Louisiana Museum showcases the socially minded architecture of Tatiana Bilbao

The work of Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao is on show at the Louisiana Museum in Denmark, in an exhibition that includes an imaginary city, a cabinet of curiosities and four full-size architectural mockups. The Architect’s Studio: Tatiana Bilbao Estudio is the first major international retrospective for Bilbao, 47, whose broad-ranging portfolio includes social-housing prototypes, a […]

Apparatus designs Interlude furniture for “imagined, modernist concert hall”

An embroidered floor lamp and two eel-skin clad cabinets are among the objects in a collection by US lighting studio Apparatus that took direction from musical scores. Embroidery influenced by musical motifs decorates lamps and a screen in Apparatus’ Interlude Presented at this year’s Salon Art + Design in New York, the elaborate collection Interlude […]

Luminaire to exhibit works by Konstantin Grcic and Piero Lissoni at Design Miami

Dezeen promotion: design company Luminaire is hosting an exhibition at its Miami Design District showroom featuring works by industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, architect and designer Piero Lissoni and fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester. Piero Lissoni’s The Uncollected Collection will be among the items in the exhibit The Luminaire Lab exhibition will open on Thursday 5 December 2019 […]

Global Grad Show confronts issues you didn’t know existed, says curator

This year’s Global Grad Show in Dubai illustrated how “many small actions come together to create a total picture”. Curator Eleanor Watson selects five innovative projects that make a positive global impact. The Global Grad Show takes place each year as part of Dubai Design Week. This year’s edition saw 150 projects exhibited from 120 […]

V&A Dundee curator selects five designs that map the evolution of robotics

An exhibition at the V&A Dundee explores the evolving relationship between humans and robots. From 1920s sci-fi films to brain-controlled exoskeletons, curator Kirsty Hassard picks five highlights. Hello, Robot. Design Between Human and Machine looks at how we have perceived and interacted with robots, both in the past and present. It also examines how they […]

Donald Judd’s collection of works by Alvar Aalto and John Chamberlain go on show in New York

This exhibition at the Judd Foundation in New York pairs together furniture by architect Alvar Aalto and paintings by sculptor John Chamberlain from late American artist Donald Judd’s archive. Called Aalto + Chamberlain, the showcase presents seven recently restored artworks by Chamberlain with Aalto-designed chairs, stools and tables. The items were sourced from Judd’s permanent […]

No other design object has impacted the world more than the car, says V&A show curator

An exhibition at London’s V&A museum looks at the car as “a designed object”, charting its 130 year-long impact on global culture from fashion and furniture to mass production and the built environment. From the first-ever production car, the 1888 Benz Patent Motorwagen 3, to the 2017 Pop.Up Next flying car designed by Airbus and […]

Eco-Visionaries is the latest exhibition about our destruction of the natural world

Eco-Visionaries at London’s Royal Academy of Arts looks at how art and architecture can help us respond to environmental change, and is the latest in a line of recent large-scale exhibitions on the theme. The show brings together international artists, designers and architects who are confronting environmental issues through their practice, at a critical moment […]

10 ways architecture could support a degrowth economy

This year’s Oslo Architecture Triennale looks at degrowth, an economic strategy that calls for a reduction of both production and consumption, and asks what architecture could do to support it. Dezeen editor-at-large Amy Frearson picks out 10 of the most interesting ideas.  Enough: The Architecture of Degrowth is on show in venues across the Norwegian […]

The Future Perfect celebrates “radical, feckless” ceramics in Mess exhibition

Design gallery The Future Perfect is exhibiting weird and wonderful ceramic homeware and accessories across its locations in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. The Future Perfect teamed up with London design editor Tom Morris to create the exhibit called Mess, which opened 7 November at the gallery’s three locations in America. Following on […]

Flying Panels exhibition charts the evolution of prefabricated concrete-panel construction

ArkDes has mounted an exhibition celebrating the role of concrete panels in contemporary architecture, with an exhibition design by Note Design Studio that evokes the dynamism of a construction site. The exhibition titled Flying Panels – How Concrete Panels Changed the World, looks at the history of prefabricated concrete architecture and the impact it has had […]

The Object is Absent is a “less materialistic” design exhibition for an overcrowded world

The Object is Absent is a multi-strand installation that focuses on the designers’ bodies rather than the objects they create, to demonstrate a shift in the priorities for the next generation of makers. The exhibition at the MU Space in Eindhoven during Dutch Design Week brought together twenty projects across various different media, encompassing theatre, […]

The Met’s Costume Institute announces time-travelling theme for Spring 2020 exhibition

Fashion “flashbacks and fast-forwards” will be the theme of next year’s major fashion exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, with exhibition design by Es Devlin. Called About Time: Fashion and Duration, the spring 2020 exhibition at the Met’s Costume Institute will explore the nature of time. It will form part of […]

Radical exhibition designs by Lina Bo Bardi and Aldo van Eyck recreated at Gulbenkian Museum

Lina Bo Bardi‘s famous glass easels and a 1960s expo pavilion by Aldo van Eyck have both been reconstructed in Lisbon, for the exhibition Art on Display at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. The landmark show, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Portuguese art museum, recreates some of the most groundbreaking exhibition displays created by […]

New York exhibition displays rarely seen furniture by Italian architect Gaetano Pesce

A jagged edged bookshelf and a series of modular armchairs are among the rare and limited-edition furniture designs by Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce on show at New York gallery Friedman Benda. Pesce’s work embraces flaws and mistakes and disregards many of the modernist techniques and styles that were popular at the time he designed […]

Props exhibit fills stairwells and bathrooms of Zaha Hadid’s Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati

Artist and architect Lauren Henkin has created a series of sculptures to fill “unintended” installation spaces in the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio designed by late architect Zaha Hadid. Cincinnati’s CAC will unveil Props, an exhibition of eight “site-responsive” sculptures by artist and architect Lauren Henkin, to the public on 22 November 2019. Henkin […]

Today’s innovations could be “redundant in five years” says curator of Designs for Different Futures

The Designs for Different Futures exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art collates projects to tackle some of today’s biggest issues – including an arched pavilion for harvesting crickets, clothes that grow and a font illegible to computers. Designs for Different Futures comprises 80 works arranged into 11 categories Designs for Different Futures comprises 80 works […]

Pierre Yovanovitch exhibit explores “budding romance” between imaginary characters

Bear-shaped armchairs and cushions embroidered with red lips are among French designer Pierre Yovanovitch’s latest collection of furnishings, which are on display at New York gallery R & Company. Yovanovitch has transformed the R & Company gallery space into several domestic scenes to display the collection titled Love. He has decorate the interior to bring […]

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