Summer 2019. Matthieu Lehanneur @ Design Parade, Villa Noailles - Photo by Felipe Ribon.
Summer 2019. Matthieu Lehanneur @ Design Parade, Villa Noailles – Photo by Felipe Ribon.

Summer 2019 – Do you suffer from architecture and design saudade in August? No way! Even if you are on holiday there’s always a chance to get inspired by stunning events, exhibitions, tours or installations. Check the ones we think you should not miss!

Bauhaus bonanza in Tel Aviv

Various locations across the city.

Germany is more known for Bauhaus architecture than for sunny beaches. But if you go to Tel Aviv you have both! Indeed, the so-called White City is a UNESCO World Site for its Bauhaus heritage built from the 1930s by Jewish German architects escaping from the Third Reich.

If you are in town make sure to celebrate the centenary anniversary of the iconic architecture movement founded by Walter Gropius in 1919. Visit the Tel Aviv Bauhaus Center [77 Dizengoff St.] which proposes an exhibition about the Dizengoff circle, the only Bauhaus public design ever built, and join Bauhaus-themed tours.

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‘Design Parade’ in Côte d’Azur

Until September 9 @ Villa Noailles, Hyères island, Côte d’Azur, France.

Matthieu Lehanneur @ Design Parade, Villa Noailles - Photo by Felipe Ribon.
Matthieu Lehanneur @ Design Parade, Villa Noailles – Photo by Felipe Ribon.

Montecarlo, Nice, Saint Tropez and Cannes offer great beaches and posh treatments and well as architectural inspirations. This year, make sure to enjoy a 20 minutes boat trip from Hyères’s harbour to explore the unspoiled luxurious Mediterranean Isle d’Hyères. Here, until September 9, you can also visit Design Parade – a set of design exhibitions and installations by contemporary leading and emerging designers at Villa Noailles.

Discover François Jaubert’s surfboards made from recycled cardboard and Mathieu Lehanneur’s Particle Horizon exhibition bringing together the designer’s most emblematic pieces with a cosmological twist.

Reach the Moon from NYC

Until September 22 @ The MET – Metropolitan Museum of NYC – USA.

Apollo's Muse @ The Met Museum, NYC. Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr on the surface of the moon - © The Met Museum.
Apollo’s Muse @ The Met Museum, NYC. Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr on the surface of the moon – © The Met Museum.

On the 50th anniversary on moon landing, lunar holidays are still over budget. But you don’t have to make it that far. Back in the days it was ‘a big step from humanity’, nowadays it only takes few step to walk into the Metropolitan Museum of New York.

The Apollo’s Muse exhibition which features a selection of related drawings, prints, paintings, films, astronomical instruments, designs and cameras used by Apollo astronauts.

Explore the art world at Venice Biennale

Lithuanian Pavilion - Photo by Andrea Avezzu - Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.
‘Sunnm& Sea (Marina’ Lithuanian Pavilion in Venice – Photo by Andrea Avezzù. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

During summer, Venice is super crowded. Venice Art Biennale 2019 offers a chance to explore some of the city’s most unexpected venues without feeling overwhelmed by tourists, starting from the Arsenale and Giardini.

The Lithuanian pavilion has transformed a post-industrial military architecture into an artificial beach revealing our frivolous inertia in front of the climate change emergency, David Adjaye’s Ghana Pavilion features artists capturing the culture and the diasporas of the nation. Read more…

Fight the ‘design saudade’ at São Paulo Design Weekend

August 18–25 @ Nyemeyer-designed Ibirapuera Park and various locations.

Swing by Uruguayan designer Veronica Cordeiro @ MADE - Photo via IG, Follow @mercadoartedesign
Swing by Uruguayan designer Veronica Cordeiro @ MADE – Photo via IG, Follow @mercadoartedesign.

Never! DW! São Paulo Design Weekend celebrates Latin American design. Join over 300 independent events, from trade fairs to cocktail parties and make sure to visit the MADE Mercado.Arte.Design collectibles design fair – August 22-25 – in the stunning Oscar Niemayer-designed pavilion.

Conquer the Alps, design wise

Various locations across Zürich, Switzerland.

If you like mountain holidays you are most likely ready to enjoy the Swiss bliss. Here, why not exploring the Design Biennale Zürich as well? From August 28 to  September 1, the city thrives with exhibitions and installations. Then, you must cross the border for a panoramic Alpine trial designed by Snøhetta overlooking Innsbruck’s spectacular Nordkette mountain range.

Enjoy a true Nordic design escape in Stockholm

August 19-25 – Various locations across Stockholm, Sweden.

Greenhouse @ Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2019 - Photo ©Gustav Kaiser.
Greenhouse @ Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2019 – Photo ©Gustav Kaiser.

Stockholm Furniture Fair together with Formex, the leading Nordic interior design arena, present a summer design week featuring galleries and showrooms exhibitions, dinner parties, after fair meetings, opening cocktails, museums and cultural institutions.

Everyone in anyway connected to, or interested in, Nordic design is invited to meet and thrive, leaving with new ideas, contacts and lots of inspiration.

'Path of Perspectives' panorama trail by Snøhetta, Innsbruck 2019 - Photo by Christian Flatscher, courtesy of Snohetta.
‘Path of Perspectives’ panorama trail by Snøhetta, Innsbruck 2019 – Photo by Christian Flatscher, courtesy of Snohetta.