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.
Marni teamed up with Farfetch for Zooterico, a new astrology-inspired collection of recycled PVC furniture and home accessories handcrafted by Colombian artisans.
From dragon flies patterns to idle geometries of bliss. Swing along with style and check these 5 design hammocks.
On the borderline between art and design, Illan hanging lamp is made of laser wood sheets suspended by the force of gravity that react to the slightest movement of the air.
We selected 10 Italian outdoor furniture designs by Minotti, Flexform, B&B Italia, Pedrali and more bringing conviviality on patios and terraces.
Despite the pandemic, happy (Virtual) Pride! Companies, architects and designers suggest the business can do more in advocating for the LGBT+ community’s battles.
Would you take a nap hugging a polar bear or finding a comfy space between a white shark jaws? Probably YES if your cuddling mate is one of Porky Hefer’s creations!
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!
The Milan-based designer created a quirky warrior-panda bear dressed like a tribe’s head which supports WWF with an attitude.
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.