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 […]

Six design studios shaping the Los Angeles design scene

The LA Design Festival 2019 kicked off yesterday with an exhibition spotlighting the city‘s top talent. US editor Eleanor Gibson selects six local designers and studios from the showcase to watch. INTRO/LA is an annual feature of the LA Design Festival, curated by American design agency Small Office to offer a platform to both emerging […]

Design Miami/Basel explores the anthropocene with Elements: Earth exhibition

Curator Aric Chen has explored how we will use materials in a new geological age, in the headline exhibition for this year’s Design Miami/Basel. Elements: Earth was a group exhibition featuring nine projects relating to the anthropocene – a proposed new age in which humans are the dominant force impacting the earth’s geology. On show […]

Yinka Ilori designs Somerset House show celebrating 50 years of black creativity

Designer Yinka Ilori has used his signature colourful and graphic style to create the exhibition design for Get Up, Stand Up Now, a show celebrating half a century of black creativity in the UK. Ilori‘s design sees the neoclassical rooms of Somerset House in London transformed with bold shades, as a backdrop for art, photography, […]

AI robot Ai-Da presents her original artworks in University of Oxford exhibition

An exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture made by Ai-Da, a humanoid robot with artificial intelligence, has been unveiled at a gallery in the UK. Ai-Da, who is named after pioneering scientist Ada Lovelace, was revealed along with her creations at St John’s College at the University of Oxford. Ai-Da’s drawings are fed into AI […]

Virgil Abloh’s first solo exhibition opens at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

A major retrospective of the work of designer Virgil Abloh has opened in Chicago, bringing together everything from architectural constructions to Nike sneaker designs and slogan rugs for IKEA. On show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Figures of Speech is curated by Michael Darling, and designed by Abloh and Samir Bantal, director of OMA’s […]

Virgil Abloh hacks the Vitra archive to create vision of a home in 2035

Virgil Abloh has adapted the designs of Jean Prouvé and the Eames’ to create his vision of the home of the future, which is installed in the Zaha Hadid-designed fire station at the Vitra Campus. The designer delved into the Vitra archive to put together the exhibition Twentythirtyfive. He hacked and reimagined many of the furniture […]

Humans “unlikely to survive this century” without radical changes to housing says Jack Self

Designing a new housing model for the masses is the most urgent task facing architects today says Jack Self, who has co-curated an exhibition looking at the data behind today’s average home. Mean Home, on show recently in the British School at Rome, presented visions for homes in the UK and Italy, based on statistical […]

Sony explores robot-human relationships with Affinity in Autonomy exhibition

Sony has staged an artificial intelligence-themed exhibition, featuring a field of white spheres that move as if they have their own personalities. The Japanese electronics company took over Spazio Zegna during Milan design week with the Affinity in Autonomy exhibition, which explored the future of robot-human relations. The exhibition was partly inspired by Aibo, Sony‘s […]

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