Inspired by light-reflective butterflies wings, kites and bioluminescent algae, Dan Roosegaarde envisions futuristic sustainable light designs by the floodgates of the historic Afsluitddjk site in the Netherlands.
Virtual reality for chickens, robot-bugs and pollution responsive costumes but also cloud-makers deviating excessive UV radiation. ROBOTANICA exhibition showcases provocative projects exploring the entanglement of technology with natural ecosystems.
Can design save the world? A circular economy-driven pavilion, loving robots and a project sand-mapping the planet: 10 brilliant exhibitions at Dutch Design Week 2017.
Designers narrate Moooi’s extraordinary life through their projects debuting in Milan. Archipanic met Marcel Wanders, Maarten Baas, Luca Nichetto and more.
Syzygy design collection by Os & Oos projects overlapping geometries that reproduce the astronomical light interactions between the sun, the moon and the Earth.
A 12 hours long real time clock-installation, kinetic ticking machines and knitting lamps. Maarten Baas Makes Time exhibition presented lateral thinking design projects.
Archipanic is in Eindhoven for Dutch Design Week 2016! We selected 10 must-see shows in town. From designs that shape sexuality to Maarten Baas’ time-related exhibition and a quirky Parliament of Things, but also Space Age furniture from the ‘60s, parties and more…
Daan Roosegarde inaugurates the Smog Free Project, an air-purifying tower envisioning a cleaner urban future. Starting from Beijing.
Inaugural London Design Biennale goes on show during London Design Festival and focuses on “Utopia by Design”. From the United Kingdom to Europe but also Turkey, India, Chile and South Africa.
Step aboard a unique floating home in Amsterdam that was created by transforming a concrete warship into a cosy alcove.
Which are the fronts that architects can tackle in order to improve people’s life? We examine eight fronts and key topics explored by must-see exhibitions at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.
Affordable collection of BORING office furniture by Space Encounters for Lensvelt put people at the centre without claiming attention. The new grey designs aim also to rebalance “work” and “play” activities in the office.
From Italy to France, Germany, Holland and Sweden. The Kitchen on the Run project aims to bring refugees and Europeans together around a table: a nomad container created by design students to make #EuropeABetterPlate.
“Orator” urban bird nest by Katia Tolstykh features a copper trumpet-like speaker to soothe metropolitan noise with amplified chirps and tweets.
Bottle Up: in Zanzibar, young designers up-cycle glass waste produced by increasing tourism into a collection of responsible design accessories.
Architectural mirrored cars, cartoonish redevelopments and a design football team to take over the stadium but also talents awards and groovy gigs. Dutch Design Week 2015 posed the right questions to free designers’ power of imagination in Eindhoven.
Eindhoven ugliest place is about to get a cartoonish facelift thanks to Maarten Baas and a local studio who engaged into an architecture battle.
Piet Hein Eek designed a wallpaper collection with a three-dimensional effect that resembles architecture materials like marble, wood and brick.
At Milan Expo 2015 international architects designed sustainable and temporary national pavilions in name of the fair motto “Feed the planet”.
Transnatural Label & Lab explored the the world of synthetic fabricated bio materials and presented the Living Matter(s) exhibition at Milan Design Week.
Design Museum Holon showcased a solo exhibition of Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen who meshed traditional craft tecniques with 3D printing.
Louise Knoppert has developed a set of tools for people who have difficulties eating and drinking in order to allow to everybody to allow everybody to enjoy the most convivial moments of the year.
Inspired by Vang Gogh’s “Starry Night”, Dutch designer Daan Roosegarde & Heijmans company created a glowing solar-powered cycle path that passes through the fields and watermills of the painter’s homeland.
Jules van den Langenberg teamed with La Bolleur collective to present an interractive and fun design kit to refresh senior lifestyle.
In the Netherlands, artist Daan Roosegaarde and construction company Heijmans completed the pilot of the Smart Highway project: Glowing Lines that collect energy during the day to release it after sunset turn a night-journey in a safe and sustainable fairy-tale experience.
At Dutch Design Week 2014, Michiel van der Kley presented Project EGG: 4.670 stones compose an organic structure made by the the largest 3D printing community all over the world.
A birdcage in which you can swing freely: Ontwerpduo created an in-wonderland seating for un-capturable dreamers.
NLXL browsed through Studio Job archives to present a wallpaper collection that pays homage to the estabilished design team.
Imperfect Design presented the “Bat Trang” tableware a collection designed by Arian Brekveld in collaboration with craftsmen from Vietnam: a perfect match between Vietnamese craftsmanship and Dutch Design.
With the Flask Vase, Flask Light and Dewar Light, young Dutch designer David Derksen payed omage to the work of XIX century phisician James Dewar who was in search of the absolute zero temperature point.