The pandemic has turned our lives upside-down. At the all-virtual Consumer Electronic Show, innovators presented smart gadgets and robots, helping us contain the COVID-19 spread and adjust to the new normal.
CES 2021 went all-digital, featuring more than 1900 exhibitors representing the entire tech spectrum from automotive to 5G, smart cities and beyond. From rollable smartphones to self-driving race-cars… But the real protagonist was Covid-tech.
A whisky set taking drinkers to Mount Everest, a Greek vodka bottled like oil and an eclipse-and-star-studded gin and more… Cheers 2021!
We have created a Pinterest board rounding-up some of the greatest innovations and gadgets on show at the all-virtual CES2021.
From abstract psychedelia to socially conscious messages, and Retro Futurism. 99designs platform highlights 11 graphic design trends ‘grounded in the here and now’ that will be huge in 2021.
We rounded up the architecture and design calendar of 2021 including major events, fairs and exhibitions from Dubai to Milan and Shanghai.
A synthesis of functionalism and technology, this is how Ernesto Gismondi embraced lighting design as both entrepreneur and designer.
Happy 2021! Robots Dynamics’ bots celebrate the New Year with a perfectly choreographed dance off party.
Splashes of colour in Amsterdam palazzos, queer culture aesthetics and brutalist gyms feature in our ‘2020 best interior design’ round up.
Frugal chairs by working-class migrants in the UAE and tumbling ‘carwash’ poufs, ‘Dimmable’ measuring tapes-like lamps and 3D printed brutalist chaise seaters. We rounded up 10 quirky furniture designs we liked the most in 2020!
From shipping containers turned into ICUs to to ‘silent’ architectural photo-essays, functional & safe furnitures and iconic techno clubs reopening as art spaces. We rounded up 10 Covid-19 related architecture and design stories of 2020.
Korean ceramic designer Minji Jung has designed X-Mas Treet, an exquisite set composed of stackable porcelain pieces that allow to enjoy the intimacy of Christmas.
Tom Dixon and Zaha Hadid candle holders, Ingo Maurer’s magical LED ‘flames’, a simple A4 paper sheet flickering design by Kazuhiro Yamanaka and Pelty candle-powered speaker. 5 out-of-the-box candle-designs humbly revealing hidden science and technology.
With the UP IN SMOKE project, Ornamentum gallery presents the first high-end functional marjuana smoking collection created by contemporary studio artists from the jewelry, silversmithing and design world.
DesignMiami/ 2020: from Shakers objects to Black Live Matters-inspired works, but also Native Indian textiles, the new generation of immigrant American designers and dinosaurs’ skeletons. Aric Chen curates DesignMiami/ Podium, the fair’s major phygital exhibition.
We will have to wait until September 2021 to finally enjoy Milan Design Week. Salone del Mobile.Milano postponed its 60th edition which, for the first time, will bring together Euroluce, Eurocucina and all the product categories, representing a special moment.
From 26 to 29 November, Design Shangai 2020 returns in a bigger location showcasing leading and emerging Chinese design as well as international furniture brands.
Dubai 2020: frugal seats by working-class migrants in the UAE, butterflies-inspired rugs empowering Afghani women and creative tools for kids who suffered during the Syrian war.
DxBDW2020: we have created a Pinterest gallery featuring the highlights on show at Dubai Design Week.
Fumbling ‘carwash’ poufs, introspective mirrors and Ancient Roman-industrial archetypes… We have selected 7 concept furnitures by rising designers at Dutch Design Week 2020.
Farewell Enzo Mari. Prominent designer, philosopher, professor and “Giant” innovator died leaving a legacy in human-based design thinking.
Fuorisalone fall edition: origami-like tables, armchairs experimenting with binary geometry, seats inspired by milking stools and a tribute to Beirut resilience.
Covid-19 sanitizing light technology, ‘dimmable’ measuring tapes and luminous suspended mathematical grids… 6 lighting designs debuting at Milano Design City. Milan shining!
Souvenirs of loneliness, biophilic designs, gender sensitive projects and furniture designed for leaning. A city full of design is the main theme of Vienna Design Week 2020 which goes on show with a both physical and virtual program of exhibitions and product launches.
Paul Cocksedge ‘slumped’ tables, Tom Dixon glassblower geometric barware and Thomas Heatherwick’s verdant table forests are among the 8 British furniture designs we liked the most debuting in London.
Are you ready to explore a Finnish submarine environment of a Magritte-inspired setting over the clouds? VR experiences and interactive 3D Models of over 200 exclusive European collectibles are on show at THE NEW REALITY digital group exhibition by ADORNO gallery. We have selected 6 brilliant designs from our favourite country-specific showcases.
Lee Broom unveils his MAESTRO collection with a film and a classic concert, staged in a highly stylised set which recalls a Kubrick-like symphony hall.
Functionality and playfulness, sober minimalism and a distinct ‘pop’ attitude. Cini Boeri – one of the few female voices and minds defining Italy’s post war architecture and design – has passed away in her beloved city, Milan. In her carrier she pioneered engineering, industrial design and architecture putting people’s intimate joy at the center.
Stools made from leftover grain from beer production processes and chairs from up-cycled ocean plastic. We have selected 7 circular furnitures on show at 3 Days of Design 2020, which finally went phygital after being postponed due to Covid 19.
Vibrant interlocked convivial chairs, duct-taped blankets and ceramic tableware moulded with a fabric imprint are among the projects by international emerging designers on show at Kvadrat’s KNIT! phygital exhibition.