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 […]

Daniel Arsham turns his Design Miami booth into a cabinet of curiosities

New York designer Daniel Arsham and design gallery Friedman Benda have installed a translucent green box to launch futuristic furnishings at this year’s Design Miami.  Rather than following the format of a traditional booth, Arsham created the colourful volume to be kunstkammer, or cabinet of curiosities, showcasing his latest collection. Green frosted-glass panels form the […]

Elmgreen and Dragset builds a bent swimming pool in Miami

German designers Elmgreen and Dragset have installed a sculpture that looks like an U-shaped swimming pool outside the Miami Beach Convention Center. Unveiled as part of this year’s Miami design week events, the 20-foot-high (six-metre-high) Bent Pool comprises a matte-white lacquered rim that resembles a pool’s edge and a turquoise interior meant to convey the […]

Artist Leandro Erlich creates sand-covered traffic jam on Miami beach

Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich has created sand-covered sculptures of 66 cars and trucks, which he has arranged to resemble a traffic jam on Miami Beach in a bid to raise awareness of the climate-change crisis. Erlich created the temporary installation, titled the Order of Importance, on the oceanfront at Lincoln Road for this year’s Miami […]

Five installations at Miami art week 2019

With activities kicking off in Miami for this year’s art week, including Art Basel and Design Miami, we’ve selected the exhibitions and installations not-to-be missed, including an inflatable bubble gallery and a sand-covered traffic jam. Instagram’s @design booth by Studio Swine British-Japanese design duo Studio Swine has made inflatable bubbles to form the exhibition space for […]

Hou de Sousa wraps rebar in colourful string for installation outside New York’s Flatiron Building

Architecture studio Hou de Sousa has built three volumes, constructed rebar and covered in bright cords, to form “gateways, apertures and seating” in front of New York City’s Flatiron Building for this holiday season. Local studio Hou de Sousa has built Ziggy temporarily at the corner plaza between Broadway, Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street, in front of […]

Gate of Bright Lights by Space Popular is a portal to a digital world

Design practice Space Popular has inserted a video installation in the gate of a historic palace in Seoul to show viewers the past and the future. Called Gate of Bright Lights, the project is an invitation for passers-by to see how screens are portals to digital realms, and symbols of South Korea‘s place in the […]

House installed inside MAAT gallery to draw parallels between queerness and incarceration

Portuguese artists João Pedro Vale and Nuno Alexandre Ferreira have erected a two-storey building inside the MAAT in Lisbon, filled with references to “dissident forms of sexuality”. Visitors are invited to enter the dark, mysterious structure, where they find a two-storey interior containing what looks like the cells and wash room of a prison, but […]

Solange directs Getty Center performance to be “extension of Richard Meier’s architecture”

Musician, Solange, has sent us behind-the-scenes photos of the performance she directed at the Richard Meier-designed Getty Center in Los Angeles. In this interview she tells Dezeen why she’s targeted major art museums with her music. The Grammy Award-winning musician teamed with performance-art company Gerard & Kelly to produce Bridge-s at the Getty Museum campus, […]

Refik Anadol uses AI to create mesmerising film of New York City

Turkish artist Refik Anadol has used artificial intelligence to turn millions of photographs of New York into the Machine Hallucination film. Anadol and his team created the 30-minute-long Machine Hallucination movie for digital art space Artechouse, located in Chelsea Market, New York. The project used machine intelligence to source millions of photos of New York […]

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 […]

T Sakhi’s Lebanon pavilion uses walls to activate social interaction

Beirut studio T Sakhi redefined the wall as a hub for social connection with its pavilion for Dubai Design Week, which comments on the “resilience” of Lebanese society in the face of current socio-political unrest. Sisters Tessa and Tara Sakhi from architecture and design studio T Sakhi were commissioned to create a pavilion for this year’s […]

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, […]

MAS Architecture Studio’s wind tower keeps visitors cool without air-conditioning

MAS Architecture Studio favoured passive ventilation over high-tech solutions in this installation for Dubai Design Week, which reimagines Emirati wind towers using 480 layers of recycled cardboard. Located in Dubai’s design district, the Barjeel – or wind tower – installation adopts a more traditional approach to air-conditioning than the electrical methods used in the surrounding […]

Marina Tabassum brings prefabricated Bangladeshi homes to Sharjah

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum has erected three prefabricated houses at the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, to highlight the families that relocate their homes as river channels move within the Bengal Delta.  Tabassum, who won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2016 for the Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, built the houses as part of her Inheriting […]

The Misused uses hardware in surprising ways to make household goods

Industrial design duo Liang-Jung Chen and Shuei-Yuan Yang create household objects by reimagining commonplace metal hardware items. Chen and Yang set up a pop-up store at this year’s Dutch Design Week, which saw them put a humorous spin on hardwares by altering and adapting them in inventive ways to function as household objects. The dish […]

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 […]

Dutch Invertuals exhibition presents designers’ interpretations of “the circle”

Design collective Dutch Invertuals celebrates “the mother of all forms: the circle” with an exhibition of objects from fragmented mirrors to sculptural ceramics. The Circle exhibition was initiated earlier this year to mark the tenth anniversary of the experimental design network, and featured objects created by more than 20 designers and studios. These included a […]

Fjord Oslo festival illuminates the city with series of installations

Seven installations lit up Oslo‘s harbour promenade for the inaugural Fjord Oslo light festival, each showing the effect that light can have on our emotions. In celebration of Oslo as European Green Capital of the year, all projects made use of light through a variety of approaches and technologies, to help visitors see their surroundings […]

Irakli Sabekia turns razor wire fence into radio transmitter

Designer Irakli Sabekia has developed a device that can turn the border fence between Russia and his native Georgia into a radio transmitter. Using the fence as an antennae, the specially tuned transmitter broadcasts the names and coordinates of villages that were erased during 2008’s Russo-Georgian War, in Morse code. “Stating the names of the cities, […]

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