2019 Best Design: sinking Venetian furniture, rippling benches and tech-crafted chairs

Acqua Alta series by Virgil Abloh @ DYSFUNCTIONAL exhibtion - Image by Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

2019 Best Design. A chair made from 100 % recycled plastic from fishing nets in the Arctic, a floor-to-ceiling luminous belt and violently psychedelic benches are among our favourite furniture designs of the year.

Best of 2019: 7 amazing stories tackling nowadays challenges

FOR FOREST by Klaus Littman - Photo by Gerhard Maurer, courtesy of ©For Forest

From pink seesaws allowing children and grown ups from both sides of the US-Mexico border to play together to multi-faith temples encouraging inter religious understanding and the Alpine forest in the stadium triggering reflection on Climate Change. The Best of 2019? Check how architects and designers can truly make a difference to shape minds and places for a better future!

5 unconventional candle-designs to lit your Christmas dinner with style

A4 CANDLE by Kazuhiro Yamanaka - Courtesy of Kazuhiro Yamanaka

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.

7 ‘Classic Blue’ atypical design and architectural projects going beyond the Pantone® hype

Photo via IG by @bompassandparr

A cafe where to smell and taste pure blue-ness, an urban blue ‘lightscape’ installation raising awareness on climate change and a Russian Suprematism-inspired monochromatic bar in Moscow… 7 Classic Blue atypical projects going beyond the Pantone® hype!

Maestro DOBEL® Tequila and Julian Mayor unveil bespoke agave-inspired bar and drinking vessels

Agave-inspired handcrafted steel cup & glass by Julian Mayor x Maestro DOBEL Tequila - Courtesy of Maestro DOBEL Tequila

It all started from the agave, the base ingredient of tequila, and a trip to Mexico – then it took a lot of computer work and welding. That’s how the agave-inspired limited-edition set by Julian Mayor and Maestro DOBEL® tequila was born.

6 fashion empowered designs at Miami design week

Crosby Studio's BALENCIAGA SOFA by Harry NurIev in collaboration with Balenciaga - Photo by James Harris.

6 fashion empowered designs in Miami: FENDI architectural installation, Sasha Bikoff’s furniture collection inspired by Gianni and Donatella Versace’s fascination with the city, Crosby Studios’ ‘upcycled’ Balenciaga sofa and more…

‘Metamorphosis’ installation by Andrea Mancuso for champagne Perrier Jouët in Miami

Perrier Jouët's METAMORPHOSIS installation by Andrea Mancuso @ DesignMiami/ 2019 - Courtesy of Maison Perrier Jouët.

Champagne Perrier Jouët renews the dialogue between nature, champagne and design with Andrea Mancuso’s ‘Metamorphosis’ installation at DesignMiami/ 2019. The designer explores the metamorphoses of nature and the way the Maison transforms grapes into champagne using over 200 years of savoir-faire.

10 aquatic exhibitions tuning with DesignMiami/’s main theme ‘ELEMENT: WATER’

Gallery ALL @ DesignMiami - Photo by James Harris

Sinking furniture reminding of Venice challenging tasks and iceberg-like pottery going beyond the natural-artificial dichotomy… 10 aquatic exhibitions at DesignMiami/ 2019.

Miami Art Week 2019: 12 highlights empowered by architecture and design

Pink Beasts by Fernando Laposse @ Miami Design District - Photo via @miami_tips on IG by @gnazzogroup.

A tribute to Lina Bo Bardi at Art Basel Miami, crafted pink beasts in the city’s design district and a brand new museum dedicated to the urban imprint of graffiti culture. 12 not-to-be.-missed fairs, exhibitions and installations at Miami Art Week 2019.

7 design bottles foodies would love to find under the Christmas tree

Air co. vodka by Joe Ducet x Partners - Photo via IG by @aircompany.

The first hype-free carbon negative vodka, a tequila supporting Mexican endangered communities and the Amalfi coast panorama, distilled into premium flavoured gin! We picked 7 design bottles combining conviviality with style!

Downtown Design 2019: 7 exhibitions and furniture designs inspired by Middle Eastern heritage

Downtown Design 2019. 'Sarab' colection by Jawaher Alkhayyal - Photo by Jawaher Alkhayyal.

Palm weaving techniques, traditional Middle East architecture and landscapes of shape-shifting dunes are re-interpreted in contemporary designs at Downtown Design 2019 in Dubai.

Dubai Design Week 2019: 7 highlights on show in the UAE creative capital

Dubai Design Week 2019 - Photo vias IG via @mydubai

Afghani crafts, a pavilion inspired by wind towers of the Gulf and a gateway exploding the patterns of light created by traditional gridded windows in Middle Eastern architecture. We rounded up some of the best installations and exhibitions at Dubai Design Week 2019.

Pinterest: discover the best Halloween furniture design!

Pinterest - Halloween Design.

Pinterest – Happy Halloween! Skull chairs, ghostly lamps and ominous creatures… We picked terrifying and terrific furniture, accessories and lighting designs to haunt your home with style.

Don’t panic, explore the Pinterest board!

Lasvit Monster Cabaret - Baas
MONSTERS CABARET, Lasvit – Maarten Baas and his evil creatures.

Discover more spooky design projects on Archipanic! The Monster Cabaret collection by Lasvit features blown glass martians, a multi-eyed mirror and troops of quirky creatures populate. Karim Chaya’s Look Back mirror-sculpture features a voyeur/skeleton holding a mirror and refers to the true admirer in each of us.

“Look Back” by Karim Chaya – Courtesy of House of Today.

We selected 6 spooky chairs injecting the Halloween vibe into design. Brace for a haunted soul trapped in a transparent acrylic chair, a monstrous octopus armchair, a skull-shaped design and more…




Dutch Design Week 2019: 15 exhibitions and installations on show

STILLLEVEN by Rocco Verdult - Photo by ©Britt Roelse

A diner made from waste materials and discarded design parts, kinetic light installations in a former church and lamps made from recycled plastic printed on textile by a robot arm. 15 highlights at Dutch Design Week 2019.