Happy 2022, happy Year of the Tiger! A denim fashion collection co-designed by tigers, a wallcovering paying tribute to an extinct feline and artificial animal parts for Chinese Medicine that save big cats’ lives.
From a ‘cowshed collective’ bringing sustainability to social farming to a translucent barn giving a better quality of life to animals. We celebrate the Year of the Ox with 4 brilliant architectural barns.
THE WHALE museum and whale-watching facility by Dorte Mandrup Architects grows from the ground dissolving the lines between architecture and Norway’s Arctic wilderness while inviting to discover the fabled creatures through art, science and architecture.
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!
Disposed in a spiral formation symbolizing their decline, the 100 elephants Charlotte Mary Pack has crafted in a 24 hours-long performance raise awareness and challenge the public’s opinion on ivory.
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!
Peter Pichler Architecture’s Mirror Houses completely disappear in the landscape while providing breakthrough views on the South Tyrolean Dolomites. The floating building’s reflective surfaces are laminated with an UV coating preventing birds collision.
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.
The Monkey 47 dry gin exhibition is part of the SAD BUT TRUE campaign which supports WWF and other international organizations striving to grant a brighter future for 6 primates threatened with extinction.
From Noma’s garden-restaurant to a cat cafe in Guangzhou but also a Japanese glass wedding chapel and a desert canyon-inspired library in Qatar. INSIDE 2019 shortlist celebrates the best of interior design worldwide.
Do not expect real animals at Roncalli Circus… And enjoy animated holograms updating circus traditions to the ultimate immersive technologies.
An ode to the moka, ice cream inspired 3D-printed beach furniture and more… Check these 8 food design projects at Fuorisalone 2019; starting from the power of the next generation of designers tackling environmental issues with technology and creativity.
Happy New Year of the Pig 2019! We welcome the Chinese new year with 4 pig-inspired furniture designs bringing good luck into your home.
Anthropomorphic hairy chaises, fantastical beaded chairs and fungi, and hand-layered liquid clay accretion vases. The Haas Brothers: Ferngully exhibition brings an in-wonderland flora and fauna to Miami.
A playful arch for tireless toddlers, a rocking-moon and animal’s inspired furniture. We selected 6 brilliant kid’s designs on show at Maison & Objet Fall 2018.
An up-cycled jumping whale, shark-shaped alcoves and high-tech sustainable fishing nets saving dolphins’ lives. 7 marine-inspired design projects delivering responsible messages and supporting environmental issues.
Recycled stools re-shaped by random salt crystallization, animal-free paper and silk clothes which harm no butterfly. Vegan design is possible, says Israeli designer Erez Nevi Pana.
After digging the dustiest museum archives around the globe moooi presents The Museum of Extinct Animals, an exhibition and collection featuring drawings of lost species, trimmed by imagination.
Virtual reality for chickens, robot-bugs and pollution responsive costumes but also cloud-makers deviating excessive UV radiation. ROBOTANICA exhibition showcases provocative projects exploring the entanglement of technology with natural ecosystems.
Ikea cat-friendly designs, architectural cocoons and an interactive app engaging owners with their home alone furry friends…
Bunnies, rhinos, buffalos and sheep make themselves at home in YUSO millennials-friendly upholstered seatings.
DesignMiami/ 2016 kicked off. We selected ten unexpected creatures on show: from Nordic leprechauns to golden mammoth skeletons but also funky African monsters and in-wonderland cabinets.
Alessi Circus tableware collection by Marcel Wanders aims to bring “wonder before our very eyes” with Strongman, the Jester, the Ballerina, the Ringleader and Candyman. Five limited edition designs with a quirky attitude.
LYCS architecture created CATable and other felines’ friendly designs that harmlessly tease purring pets’ curiosity with irresistible playgrounds of tunnels.
Ibride presents Les Dandys, a design collection of storage furniture hidden by portraits of imaginary and noble valets, confidents and secretaries determined to keep their owner’s secrets with an austere attitude.
“Orator” urban bird nest by Katia Tolstykh features a copper trumpet-like speaker to soothe metropolitan noise with amplified chirps and tweets.
Handmade felted wool cat beds by AgneFelt make whiskered pets go purrrr.
Zim&Zou studio designed a window for Hermès store in Paseo de Gracià in Barcelona offering a sneak peek into a fox’s home completely hand-crafted in paper.
Birdhouses architecture? Recent the projects by Nendo, Frederik Roje, Jarrod Lim and Andreu Carulla look deeper into our relationship with Nature and offer a playful and intimate reflection upon our coexistence with other living beings.