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.

Coronavirus: 4 clever face shields tackling the pandemic with design-thinking

Foster+Partners' Face shield design prototype - Courtesy of Foster+Partners.

Flat packed, die cut, ergonomic and easy to assemble. These is are the some of the key features of the face shields that Apple, Nike, Foster+Partners and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed and put in production to help health and social care workers fighting COVID-19.

Fuorisalone 2020: 4 digital formats announced in the wake of Salone del Mobile 2020 cancelation due to COVID-19

Fuorisalone 2020 goes digital - Photo by Design Vlaanderen, MDW2019.

Fuorisalone 2020: in April and from 15 to 21 June the Milan Design Week diffused festival extend its influence digitally with ‘Fuorisalone TV’ and ‘Fuorisalone Meets’ virtual platforms as well as special e-fairs dedicated to Chinese and Japanese design.

NOMAD Saint Moritz 2020: contemporary design collectibles celebrate the life of objects

Draga & Auriel @ NOMAD Saint Moritz 2020 - Photo courtesy of NOMAD

A ‘kebab’ lamp skewering ancient pots, birdcages and plumbing parts, architectural scultures paying tribute to Mendelev’s periodic table and a cabinet inspired by a collaboration between Gio Ponti and Piero Fornasetti… The best of NOMAD Saint Moritz 2020 is on Archipanic.

10 Nordic seats debuting at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2020

ROPE CHAIR by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Artek - Photo by Mikko Ryhanen.

Sofas go outdoors as benches while benches enter the living room as sofas, rope chairs adapt to those who use them while couches becomes sound absorbing furniture. 10 Nordic seats debuting in Stockholm.

Coronavirus closes China to the world… and to the global design business as well

Coronavirus disrupts Chinese business

China is facing a progressive isolation disrupting travel and business due to the Corona virus outbreak. Some of the country’s international events like DesignShanghai have being canceled, multinationals like Apple and Ikea shut the their stores, the stock exchange goes on a rollercoaster and major production plants stop, pausing whole supply chains on a global scale.