Themed ‘Emotional States’, London Design Biennale 2018 focuses on the power of design to create, trigger and shape emotions. We selected 12 of the best installations on show including a kinetic architecture adapting to body movement, a rainbow structure celebrating LGBT right to equal love, nostalgia-infused wallpapers and a temporary shelter and objects designed by refugees.
Trump’s wall and the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) splitting the Korean peninsula in two… These border walls are just the tip of a global iceberg. Archipanic explores protectionist and divisive constructions across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Lasvit’s handblown glassware and lighting elements create glowing patterns composing a contemporary Christmas Tree at The Upper House hotel in Hong Kong. The design will be auctioned off to raise money for charity.
In the wake of a devastating earthquake, architecture students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong updated traditional building technologies to support Guangming villagers to build anti-seismic and sustainable homes with affordable materials.
Anime Architecture: London’s House of Illustration showcases hand drawn dystopian futures shaping sci-fi and beyond.
From post-war Japan to Mao China and post-independence India but also furniture icons and the challenges of contemporary Asian design. The Shifting Objectives exhibition at M+ Museum for Visual Culture looks into the continent’s history as well as its evolution from a design point of view.
How can architects help to improve people’s lives in growing Far East metropolises? Four exhibitions reflect on on a massive challenge that comes packed and piled to the extreme.
David Rockwell combines blackened steel, walnut and leather to create VALET collection for Chinese brand Stellar Works: multifunctional furniture with streamlined designs to fit in metropolitan apartments, from Hong Kong to Milan.
NEONSIGNS.HK interactive online exhibition celebrates Hong Kong’s flickering streetscapes. Presented by M+ museum, the exhibition invites people to upload, and document street signs offering a deeper look into tradition and craftmanship.