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.
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.
A library of exile in Venice Jewish Ghetto and a supermarket where to shop Hillary Clinton’s emails but also Fornasetti’s dreamlike installation at Fondaco Tedeschi and Dante’s Inferno, Russian style! We selected 6 architecture and design-related exhibitions inaugurating at Venice Art Week 2019.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery and Lombard Odier inaugurate the DYSFUNCTIONAL exhibition at the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti at the Ca’ D’Oro in Venice. On show, works by international designers such as Virgil Abloh, Nacho Carbonell and Matthieu Lehanneur which seek to forget functionality whilst celebrating the power of artistic expression and extraordinary craftsmanship.
Copper and gold vessels mirroring dysfunctional relationships, furniture made with discarded flowers, a re-interpreted windowless office for Russian interns and Walt Disney’s 1930’s animation studios. 12 out-of-the-box designs at DesignMiami 2018, starting from an installation supporting immigrants’ families divided at the US-Mexico Border.
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.