10 Italian outdoor furniture designs celebrating Summer with style

10 Italian outdoor furniture designs. RAFAEL lounge bed by Paola Navone x Ethimo - Photo by Bernard Touillon, courtesy of Ethimo.

We selected 10 Italian outdoor furniture designs by Minotti, Flexform, B&B Italia, Pedrali and more bringing conviviality on patios and terraces.

Atelier Boelhouwer’s ‘Insectology: Food For Buzz’ project let urban bees thrive

Insectology - Food for Buzz by Atelier Boelhouwer - Bee flower - Photo by Janneke van der-Pol

Urban greenspaces are not that bug-friendly. With the ‘Insectology: Food For Buzz’ project Matilde Boelhouwer teamed up with engineers and biologist to devise artificial flowers allowing bees, bumblebees and other impollinators to thrive and literally make some buzz in town!

Can creativity save animals’ lives? Archipanic-curated virtual exhibition features projects looking after endangered species

Porky Hefer's ENDANGERED, Orangutan and Porky - Courtesy of Southern Guild and SFA Advisory - Photo Antonia Steyn.

Artificial flowers empowering urban bees, quirky warrior panda bear sculptures and birds-friendly mirrored houses are among the selected projects on show at the ‘Can creativity save animals’ lives? ’ exhibition Archipanic has curated for Monkey 47.

Plant Fever upcoming exhibition explores the hidden potentials of plants

PLANT FEVER exhibition @ CID Grand Hornu. BOTANICA collection by Formafantasma - Photo by Daniele Misso and Marlou Rutten.

8 brilliant designs on show at the upcoming PLANT FEVER exhibition. From a digital interface that allows them to communicate with their owner to artichoke-chairs and pine needles rugs.

10 office space dividers to safely team up in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

ROOM DIVIDERS by Dutch Invertuals - Photo bt Ronald Smits

10 space dividers to create post-COVID-19 flexible office spaces from paper softwalls unfolding like accordions to hued glass panels creating see-through geometries of light and Lapland villages-inspired working pods.

Artist and architect of light Nanda Vigo passed away aged 83

Nanda Vigo - Courtesy of Archivio Nanda Vigo

Master of light, transparency and immateriality, Nanda Vigo was one of the most visionary postwar Italian architects and artists. Her creative journey began as a child fascinated by Giuseppe Terragni’s architecture and Flash Gordon comics. During her carrier she collaborated with some of the most influential avant-garde movements and creative minds such as the Zero Group, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni and Gio Ponti.

‘Here and there’ virtual exhibition: ADORNO shines a light on Palestinian design and crafts

HERE AND THERE - A PALESTINIAN COLLECTION. Vessels by Hollow Forms - Photo by Mothanna Hussein, courtesy of F ADORNO-

Metalworking, furniture making, textiles and embroidery, glassblowing, and ceramics have been part of Palestine’s cultural identity for centuries. Today, these crafts are being reimagined by designers presenting their works at ADORNO virtual exhibition ‘Here and there: a Palestinian Collection’. All resilient as Palestine itself which is used to lockdowns, check points and curfews, says curator Dima Srouji to Archipanic.

Channelling Change: 6 sustainable Dutch design projects at Ventura Project’s virtual exhibition

Channelling Change exhibition - Pictured: Future Remnants - Photo by Xandra van Der Eijk.

Synthetic flowers allowing bumblebees to thrive, a water harvesting urban panel and a paper pulp 3D printer are among the sustainable designs on show at the Ventura Projects’ digital exhibition ‘Channelling Change: Inside A Designer’s Brain”.

Production Club reveals Daft Punk-style ‘Micrashell Suits’ allowing people to safely club and rave in times of pandemic

Production Club's "Micrashell Suits" - Image by Production Club.

The high-tech visionary ‘Micrashell Suits’ offer a solution for the music and nightlife industries and the future of human interaction. Unique features include in-suit beverage and vape supply system, mounted-in speakers, smartphone integration, computer vision safety camera, privacy-driven voice communicator, and a breathable helmet with unobscured views.