Competition: win an architectural stadium model-building kit by Arckit

Dezeen promotion: in our latest competition, Dezeen is partnering with Arckit to give away five model-building kits for sports stadiums and arenas. Referred to as “posh Lego” for architects, Arckit‘s products offer an alternative to traditional models that are often made from materials glued together. Its recently launched Sports range are described as the world’s first multi-stadium […]

Competition: win a Hard Case Trolley suitcase by Muji

Dezeen promotion: in our latest competition, Dezeen has partnered with Muji to give away five hard-shell suitcases from the Muji to Go travel collection. The Japanese retailer applies its signature minimalist touch to the Hard Case Trolley, available in five sizes, to cater for a day trip, a weekend away or a long holiday. With […]

Thematic exhibition explored the “collective city” at the Seoul Biennale 2019

Dezeen promotion: this year’s thematic exhibition at the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism looked at how a “collective” practice can challenge the way cities are developed. Titled Collective City, the thematic exhibition was curated by Beth Hughes, current head of programme for architecture at London’s Royal College of Art. It ran as part of […]

River Cafe restaurant releases limited-edition gift boxes

Dezeen promotion: London’s River Cafe restaurant, designed by architect Richard Rogers, has launched its annual limited-edition gift boxes containing a selection of the same Italian ingredients used daily in its kitchen. The Michelin-starred restaurant serves regional and seasonal Italian food in Hammersmith, west London. Each of the boldly-coloured gift boxes have been designed by graphic design […]

Dezeen’s Christmas gift guide 2019: interior designers

A David Chipperfield-designed candle and a one-handed watch are among our selection of 15 gifts for interior designers this holiday season. Holocene N0.2 by David Chipperfield Architect David Chipperfield designed this brass oil lamp, featuring two curved edges that partially obscure the flame, for Swedish lighting brand Wästberg. The lamp forms part of the company’s […]

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 […]

Wolfgang Rieder appointed Loeb Fellow at Harvard University

Dezeen promotion: Wolfgang Rieder, owner of the Rieder Group, has become the first design entrepreneur to be granted a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University. As one of the Loeb Fellows, the Austrian-based owner of the Rieder Group will spend the 2019/2020 semester at Harvard University in Cambridge devoting himself to topics including climate protection and […]

Dezeen’s Christmas gift guide 2019: architects and designers

To kick off our Christmas gift guide series this year, we’ve compiled 15 presents ideal for architects and designers. They include sculptural jewellery, Bauhaus Dessau mini models and a pen made from Nespresso pods. Tangente by Nomos Nomos Glashütte has updated its Tangente watch, 25 years after it was released. The hand-wound watch has a […]

Katerra launches “elegantly simple” building products brand KOVA

Dezeen promotion: Silicon Valley design-build firm Katerra has launched a brand called KOVA that offers “simple, timeless” building products and materials. KOVA was founded by Katerra to offer architects, designers and trade professionals a one-stop shop for high quality but low-cost materials and products. Its products range from large appliances and cabinetry through to lighting, […]

Penang government seeks architects and master planners to design man-made islands

Architects and master planners from across the globe are invited to submit masterplan proposals for three new islands that are set to be developed in Penang, Malaysia. The Penang South Islands (PSI) will be constructed just off the southern coast of Penang Island, which lies to the west of mainland Malaysia. Construction of the islands […]

Euroboden reveals design of “brutalist” Hammerschmidt office in Munich

Dezeen promotion: Euroboden has revealed visuals of a concrete office building near Munich, Germany, designed by Arno Brandlhuber and Muck Petzet. Named Hammerschmidt, the linear “brutalist structure” will measure 16,000 square-metres and contain a series of customisable workspaces available to rent by businesses of any kind. Working in collaboration with architects Brandlhuber and Petzet, who recently […]

Competition: win two tickets to The World Around’s inaugural conference in New York

Dezeen promotion: in our latest competition, we’ve partnered with architecture forum The World Around to give away two tickets to its conference taking place for the first time in January 2020. Curated by Beatrice Galilee, the inaugural conference will take place on Saturday 25 January 2020 at The Times Centre in New York designed by […]

Nomos Glashütte’s watches take cues from Bauhaus style

Dezeen promotion: Nomos Glashütte has introduced two Bauhaus-influenced watches, the Tangente midnight blue and the Tangente 38 midnight blue. Nomos Glashütte first launched the Tangente range 25 years ago, with the addition of the two midnight blue watches bringing the total number of models in the collection to 20. The mechanical timepieces are available in two sizes, […]

Woven Image creates acoustic panels with patterns generated by animated algorithms

Dezeen promotion: interior-finishes company Woven Image has collaborated with designer Michael Young to launch a collection of acoustic panels featuring “technical decorations” based on algorithms. Comprised of three styles, Muse Fluid, Muse Cloudy and Muse Mineral, the collection of acoustic panels are printed with patterns generated using a software program called Grasshopper. Specifically designed for […]

Autex launches Frontier Acoustic Raft sound-absorbing system for ceilings and walls

Dezeen promotion: Autex has released an adjustable system of acoustic beams that can be applied to both ceilings and walls to absorb sound. Acoustic Raft is the latest addition to Autex‘s Frontier system and can be “tuned” to suit its environment due to its adaptable structure. Acoustic Raft is scored, folded and ‘zipped’ together using a locking […]

The Hoxton, Southwark hotel is informed by the area’s lost industrial landscape

Dezeen promotion: the abundance of industrial factories that once populated south London influence the interiors of The Hoxton‘s latest outpost, which hotelier Ennismore has opened in Southwark. The Hoxton, Southwark is the hotel chain’s eighth property overall and third London location, joining branches in Holborn and Shoreditch. For this latest location, Ennismore‘s in-house design team […]

Garden of Galaxy personalised flower wins the Samsung Mobile Design Competition wallpaper category

Dezeen promotion: a personalised flower generated by an algorithm has won the wallpaper category in the Samsung Mobile Design Competition. Created by Finnish designer Kalle Järvenpää and titled Garden of Galaxy, the work would give every Samsung Galaxy user the chance to grow a virtual flower, unique to their device, on their screen. Finnish designer […]

2020 vision: Call for entries to Ventura Future exhibition at Milan design week

Dezeen promotion: entries are now open for the third edition of Ventura Project‘s Ventura Future showcase at Milan design week, which in 2020 will feature experimental design projects. Between 21 to 26 April, the Ventura Future showcase will be taking over 3,500 square metres and two floors of the BASE Milano cultural project in the Tortona […]

Actiu HQ first industrial building to be both LEED Platinum and WELL v2 certified

Dezeen promotion: office furniture manufacturer Actiu’s headquarters has obtained both the WELL v2 and LEED Platinum certifications, the first industrial building in the world to achieve both. Situated in Castalla, Alicante, Actiu‘s headquarters, called the Technology Park, has become the fifth complex in the world to receive the WELL v2 certification for well-being. This award accredits […]

Competition: win a Planner shelving unit by Paul McCobb for Fritz Hansen

Dezeen promotion: modern design meets function in our latest competition, where Dezeen has partnered with Danish furniture brand Fritz Hansen to give away a shelving unit from its Planner collection. Originally designed by Paul McCobb in the 1950s and recently reissued by Fritz Hansen, the Planner shelving displays the late American industrial-designer’s characteristic functional, mid-century […]

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