CERSAIE 2022: seven ceramic surface design collections on show in Bologna

PIGMENTI by LEA Ceramiche - Image by LEA Ceramiche.

A sky in a room, contemporary terrazzo-style tiles, and Moroccan inspirations… Check what we liked the most at Cersaie 2022, the leading international fair for ceramic design in Bologna, Italy.

‘R for Repair’ at the V&A in London explores the sentimental values of broken objects

R FOR REPAIR @ Victoria & Albert Museum - Image by Zuketa Film Production. Courtesy of London Design Festival 2022.

The R for Repair exhibition shines a timely spotlight on consumerism by showing how cherished but broken objects can be given both new meaning and a fresh lease of life with a bit of ingenuity.

Jen Lewin’s Last Ocean interactive installation glows at Burning Man 2022

Burning Man 2022, The Last Ocean + Ursa Major by Jen Lewin - Photo by Matt Emmi, ©Jenlewin Studio.

With ‘The Last Ocean’ luminescent installation, Jen Lewin raises awareness of ocean pollution. She teamed up with Ocean Plastic Technologies to bring forward an innovative, circular, and poetic solution to recycle and reclaim ocean plastic.

I am melting: 10 quirky design pieces tuning with this summer’s most popular phrase

Broken Things by Silvia Marin - Photo by Livia Marin.

“When I began working on this post, it was so hot I couldn’t concentrate. Wouldn’t it be easier to focus on air conditioners? Yes, but I hate simple things.” Confesses our design contributor Antonella Galimberti who has selected ten quirky designs inspired by what we all might have said or thought at least once in the past weeks: I am melting.

10 alternative design straws to raise your glass with a sustainable attitude

Glass straws of the Artesano Hot & Cold Beverages collection - Courtesy of Villeroy & Boch.

Summertime, cocktail time. Our indefatigable contributor Antonella Galimberti has selected ten sustainable design straws made from blades of grass, pasta and borosilicate glass. Enjoy!

NOMAD Capri 2022: 7 design highlights on the famed Italian island

NOMAD Capri 2022 - Courtesy of NOMAD Circle.

The best of NOMAD Capri 2022 is on Archipanic. Vibrant fabrics dance with the breeze, biophilic ceramic totems and resin-based furniture recall infinite shades of its sea.

10 design projects inspired by the fascinating world of the construction site

Trotter by Rogier Marters x Magis - Courtesy of Magis.

Our volcanic contributor Antonella Galimberti has always been fascinated by construction sites. She selected ten eclectic and unexpected furniture and lighting designs inspired by bulldozers, wheelbarrows, scaffolding and more.

3 Days of Design 2022: 7 furniture designs debuting in Copenhagen

SUI chair by Raw Edges x +Halle - Photo by +Halle.

3 Days of Design 2022: Denmark’s furniture and lighting festival returns with a positive attitude, theme and incitement: ‘Remember to play!’ We have selected seven designs on display.

Design Miami/ Basel 2022 explores the myth of ‘The Golden Age’ for a better and resilient future

Friedman Benda at Design Miami Basel 2022 - Photo © James Harris.

Ukrainian ancient crafts, Louis Carrol’s in-wonderland quirky furniture and Gio Ponti’s ode to colour. Design Miami/ Basel 2022 looks back to look forward. The Golden Age, reimagined.

Best of Alcova 2022: 8 exhibitions at the Milanese independent design platform

Alcova 2022 - Photo by Mattia Parodi.

Alcova 2022: onyx portals, inflatable furniture and magmatic parallelisms. Archipanic’s editor-in-chief Enrico Zilli selected eight innovative design projects on show.

Archipanic’s design tour of 5vie 2022: fine crafts and contemporary Babel towers

Geoge Geara @ 5vie 2022 - Courtesy of George Geara.

A stone’s throw from Piazza del Duomo, the 5Vie design district features dozens of events and exhibitions tuning with the main theme ‘Prototyping Utopias’ inspired by the visionary approach of the iconic Archizoom collective. Check our design route to visit the best of it.

Tortona Rocks 2022 celebrates materials innovation and sustainability

Tortona Rocks 2022. Opificio 31, main entrance - Courtesy of Tortona Rocks.

Tortona Rocks 2022: discover an interactive musical lighting design show, anamorphic street art and rising talents from Germany and Slovenia.

Milan Design Week 2022: 25 must-visit exhibitions and destinations

Masterly 2022 - Image by Studio ZAZI.

Lighting designs inspired by Brutalist churches and temples, a virtuous Babel tower, volcanic rock lightings, anamorphic murales and a design gin garden. The best of Milan Design Week 2022 is on Archipanic.