Switzerland wins the Golden Lion at Venice Architecture Biennale with a pavilion focused on the average empty apartment while Great Britain gets an honorable mention for a Brexit-themed exhibition and with a hollowed out pavilion too. Is emptiness the key to create free spaces that can improve our lives?
Disfunctional homes, Swiss-Mexican collaborations and ephemeral public installations surrounded by greenery. Mexico Design Week 2017 boosted the country’s thriving design vibe in the wake of deadly earthquakes.
Terrazzo tiles made from recycled Swarovski and Mars inspired furniture. Archipanic selected 8 design exhibitions at 2017 DesignMiami/ Basel.
From Terminator to smart floor sweepers but also 3D printers for bridges and responsive fashion designs. Shall we trust robots? Vitra Design Museum looks into our complex relationship with intelligent machines that could either save our lives or steal our job.
Maison Caran D’Ache and horological laboratory MB&F launch Astrograph bespoke sci-fi pen tuning the skills of Swiss master craftsmen.
Is the Internet of Things “such stuff as dreams are made of”? ECAL students present When objects dream: an interactive and playful exhibition to make reflect on our relationship with designs that communicate with each other and even seem to retain a sort of conscience.
A leather elephant toy inspired Argentinian born designer Alfredo Häberli who created the DS-373 leather collection of couches and armchairs for de Sede.
Vitra presents the White Collection: seats and tables by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Ron Arad and Jasper Morrison add extra light to gardens, terraces and living rooms.
German architect Alex T Schulz took inspiration by the evolution of life and created mesmerizing objects that reflect and resemble primordial beings.
The Whale Bone project: ECAL student flies to Reykjavik combine “primitive” and contemporary design in Iceland.