CERSAIE 2021: 6 ceramic surface designs with a more human-centred post-Covid 19 attitude

MASTEPIECE by Ferruccio Laviani x Lea Ceramiche - Photo by Lea Ceramiche.

Craftsmanship, childhood memories and earthy tones. Nature and human-centred surface design strives at the post-Covid 19 Cersaie 2021, the world’s leading international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings.

Design Miami/Basel 2021 rethinks the relationship between humans, nature and human nature

Joseph Walsh Studio @ Design Miami/ Basel 2021 - Photo by James Harris

Design Miami/Basel 2021: Space Age-inspired parametric sofas, blackhole mirrors between the parallel universe and the antiverse and a constellation of lighting designs blooming in mid-air. We round up 12 must-see best exhibitions on show.

3 Days Of Design 2021 focuses on well-being through design

ISLET dining tabe by Maria Bruun x Fredericia - Via IG, styling by @henrietteschou⁠, photography by @v.neumann via @yellowsstudio⁠.

Textile ‘rural graffiti’ inspired by flocks of sheep, the beauty of imperfect objects with a past and psychologically supportive mirrors. 3 Days Of Design 2021 took over Copenhagen, exploring how the objects we live with can help us to feel better.

Elena Salmistraro: “Milan is back. This year I felt excited as if it was my first design week”

AXO IN FABULA by Elerna Salmistraro X Cappellini - Courtesy of Cappellini.

We sat down with Elena Salmistraro to talk about her projects at Milan Design Week, what the pandemic has taught us for good, women in design, and her positive attitude toward the future.

A flame for research: 10 candleholders to fight cancer

A FLAME FOR RESEARCH - Photo by Matteo Imbriani.

Hope, togetherness, grief and remembrance are the intimate feelings that inspired international designers such as Jaime Hayon, Federica Biasi, Luca Nichetto and Marcel Wanders to create ten candleholders for the A FLAME OF RESEARCH project by Mingardo. The unique pieces will be auctioned to support cancer research.

MISSED YOU CALL: Design Academy Eindhoven grad-show debuts in Milan

MISSED YOUR CALL, Design Academy Eindhoven @ Milan Design Week 2021 - Photo by Archipanic.

Can tomato plants and a server live in symbiosis? How much would you pay for a cloud? Would you use an influencer starter kit for your kids? We selected ten out-of-the-box graduation projects by Design Academy Eindhoven students on show at the MISSED YOU CALL exhibition in Milan.

Fuorisalone 2021: 20 top destinations at Milan Design Week

Design Variations @ Milan Design Week 2021 - Courtesy of Mosca Partners.

Finally, Milan Design Week is back! Supersized beach cabins, a courtyard filled with orchids and a pavilion made from sustainable chairs. Fuorisalone 2021 unveils former military barracks and forgotten bakery factories and unlocks new destinations in the unexplored west side of the city.

September 2021: Architecture & Design calendar

Supersalone - Render by Andrea Caputo.

September 2021: from Milan to Chicago, from Seoul to London, Beijing and Paris. We round up 15 international fairs, festivals and biennials in this super creative month.

AERODREAM, the incredible history of inflatable architecture and design

Bubble x Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

The AERODREAM exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz showcases the inflatable work of architects, artists and designers who found alternatives to postwar rationalism ‘within a bubble.’ From the pop icon ‘Blow’ chair to Buckminster Fuller’s ‘Biosphere’ and the inflatable concert hall by Arata Isozaki and Anish Kapoor.

London Design Biennale 2021 explores the role of design in tackling global issues

Forest for Change by Es Devlin @ London Design Biennale 2021 - Photo by Ed Reed, courtesy of London Design Biennale.

Curated by Es Devlin, London Design Biennale 2021 takes over Somerset House with 38 exhibitions from six continents and a ‘forest for change’ in the historic building’s courtyard.