Roca launches bathroom collection made from innovative design material Surfex

Dezeen promotion: bathroom brand Roca has developed an innovative, flexible surface material called Surfex, which it has launched with its Modo collection. Surfex, is a malleable solid surface material formulated from a combination of minerals and resins. Roca has used the material to create a range of basins in shapes and forms that were “unthinkable” until now. […]

Francesca Molteni creates film to celebrate Italian ceramics

Dezeen promotion: Film director Francesca Molteni has created a movie for Ceramics of Italy that spotlights the story of Italian ceramics. Created by Molteni with architectural historian Fulvio Irace, the short film artistically celebrates the character and versatility of Italian tile. The film features three Italian buildings that each demonstrate innovative and interesting ways that the locally-produced tiles […]

Marazzi designs Milan showroom as cabinet of curiosity

Dezeen promotion: Italian ceramics manufacturer Marazzi has opened a new showroom in Milan, which architects Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel have made to resemble a collector’s library. The Marazzi showroom is situated at the heart of the city’s Durini design district. It has been designed by Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, who together run Milan-based […]

Last chance to enter Samsung and Dezeen’s mobile design competition

Dezeen promotion: there are just two weeks left to enter Samsung and Dezeen’s competition to create new accessory and wallpaper designs for Galaxy mobile devices. There is prize money of $40,000 up for grabs in the Samsung Mobile Design Competition, which closes for entries on 4 August 2019. Two separate categories are open to entrants […]

Villeroy & Boch’s Factory N 09 office occupies an old warehouse

Dezeen promotion: Architecture practice BSA has created a “diverse spectrum” of workspaces within a disused warehouse in Saarland, Germany, as the office of ceramics company Villeroy & Boch. Located in the municipality of Mettlach, the warehouse was simply known before as Factory N 09. It has now been transformed into contemporary offices for Villeroy & Boch, which […]

Istituto Marangoni London now accepting applications to its interior design masters course

Dezeen promotion: applications are now open to attend Istituto Marangoni’s MA Interior Design course at its London location, which starts in October 2019. Istituto Marangoni is looking for individuals who want to “challenge the world of interiors” to join its new 15-month design course, which has a focus on luxury interiors and new aesthetics. Istituto […]

Jean-Philippe Vassal to give Royal Academy’s annual architecture lecture

Dezeen promotion: Jean-Philippe Vassal, co-founder of Lacaton and Vassal Architects will deliver this year’s Royal Academy of Arts architecture lecture. Vassal is set to talk though the studio’s work, including its Mies van der Rohe Award-winning renovation of a post-war housing estate in Bordeaux, during the 29th Annual Architecture Lecture. Dezeen is media partner for the lecture, which […]

Fleur Pavilia clubhouse offers Hong Kong residents respite from city life

Dezeen promotion: New World Development has added a greenery-filled clubhouse alongside its Fleur Pavilia residences in Hong Kong, to help inhabitants escape the bustle of urban life. The three-tower residential development is situated in the city’s busy North Point district, which is populated by a number of other housing projects. For the design of its communal […]

Autex opens rooftop interior acoustics showroom in London

Dezeen promotions: Autex has transformed a roof terrace in London into a showroom displaying its latest acoustic panels and products. Designed in collaboration with TP Bennett director, Michelle Wilkie and senior interior designer Ben Boxshall, Autex’s Clerkenwell showroom is intended to function like a gallery, where products can be exchanged on a regular basis. It is […]

Cersaie bathroom furnishing and surfaces exhibition comes to Bologna in September

Bathroom furnishing and surfaces expo Cersaie returns to Bologna this September, offering the chance for visitors to meet designers, contractors and retailers in the industry. Described as “the foremost international event for ceramic, other surface coverings and bathroom furnishings”, Cersaie attracts key industry players from around the world. It runs from 23 to 27 September […]

Samsung and Dezeen launch $40,000 mobile design competition

Dezeen promotion: Samsung and Dezeen are calling for the best graphics and accessory designs to enhance future Galaxy mobile devices, in a new competition with prize money of $40,000. The Samsung Mobile Design Competition 2019 has two categories – one to design accessories that create new ways to experience Galaxy smartphones, tablets and wearables, and […]

Ermenegildo Zegna releases latest customisable sneaker My Claudio

Dezeen promotion: Ermenegildo Zegna has unveiled My Claudio, its latest range of personalised trainers available in a striking array of colour combinations. It is the luxury Italian fashion brand’s second collection of customisable sneakers, following the recent launch of My Cesare, which it dubbed as “the future of luxury streetwear”. Ultralight, versatile, and instantly iconic, My Claudio […]

Iris Ceramica Group opens first UK showroom in London’s Clerkenwell

Dezeen promotion: Italian ceramic tile manufacturer Iris Ceramica Group has transformed an office space in Clerkenwell, London, into its first showroom in the UK. Iris Ceramica Group has opened the showroom to mark its surface collections being brought to the UK for the first time. Iris Ceramica Group is a leading brand in the design, […]

Shift Automotive conference returns to Berlin to explore the future of mobility

Dezeen promotion: the biannual Shift Automotive exhibition and convention will be returning to Berlin in September 2019 to explore how technology will affect the future of transport. The two-day convention will bring together leading designers, engineers and brands from the transport industry in a bid to explore how new automotive technologies will change the way […]

Call for entries in the LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction

Dezeen promotion: the LafargeHolcim Awards is open for entries, calling professionals as well as the next generation of designers to share their sustainable architecture projects. Now in its sixth edition, the LafargeHolcim Awards is one of the world’s most significant international competitions for sustainable architecture, with a total of two million dollars in prize money . The competition invites […]

Dezeen and Samsung to launch design competitions exploring the future of Galaxy mobile devices

Dezeen promotion: Dezeen will team up with Samsung to run a pair of reader competitions to design new graphics and accessories for its Galaxy smartphones, which the electronics brand first launched 10 years ago. The two contests – one for graphic design and one for product design – will be looking for fresh perspectives and […]

Call for entries to MADE Labs’ architecture and design training programme

Dezeen promotion: architects and designers are invited to register to MADE Labs’ architecture and design training programme, which takes place in Sicily throughout July and August. Now in its third year, MADE Labs is the educational initiative of the Mediterranean Arts & Design (MADE) Program, which aims to offer high quality and affordable training programmes […]

Rehau envisions alternative living methods inside the Future Apartment

Dezeen promotion: German plastics manufacturer Rehau has teamed up with Ippolito Fleitz Group to imagine what an apartment of the future will look like. The Future Apartment has been collaboratively designed by Rehau and Ippolito Fleitz Group to “offer memorable experiences and technical insights beyond the standard apartment”. First presented at the 2019 edition of […]

Forbo’s Flotex Colour flooring is designed to enhance wellbeing in the workplace

Dezeen promotion: flooring manufacturer Forbo has launched a new range that is designed to improve the environmental and wellbeing performance of offices. The Flotex Colour range combines the warmth, comfort and acoustic properties of textile flooring with the practical and hygienic considerations of a synthetic material. The flocked flooring range has ultra-low volatile organic compounds […]

Everyday objects made from Portuguese stone to feature in Common Sense exhibition

Dezeen promotion: an exhibition at Design Miami/Basel will see seven designers and studios, including Jasper Morrison, Michael Anastassiades and the Bouroullec brothers, present household objects realised in Portuguese stone. As one of the satellite projects for Design Miami/Basel 2019, Common Sense is curated by Experimentadesign and Lisbon Gallery, along with ArtWorks and Paris-based Galerie Vertbois 5. […]

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