Design celebrates the Year of the Dragon

Meissen, Auspicious Dragon wall plate by Zhuoyu Hou - Photo by Meissen.

From Burning Man’s steampunk dragons on wheels to a mesmerising chandelier by Lasvit and Jean-Paul Gautier’s soft coils. Happy Chinese New Year of the Dragon, 新年快乐!

Fuorisalone 2020: 4 digital formats announced in the wake of Salone del Mobile 2020 cancelation due to COVID-19

Fuorisalone 2020 goes digital - Photo by Design Vlaanderen, MDW2019.

Fuorisalone 2020: in April and from 15 to 21 June the Milan Design Week diffused festival extend its influence digitally with ‘Fuorisalone TV’ and ‘Fuorisalone Meets’ virtual platforms as well as special e-fairs dedicated to Chinese and Japanese design.

Coronavirus closes China to the world… and to the global design business as well

Coronavirus disrupts Chinese business

China is facing a progressive isolation disrupting travel and business due to the Corona virus outbreak. Some of the country’s international events like DesignShanghai have being canceled, multinationals like Apple and Ikea shut the their stores, the stock exchange goes on a rollercoaster and major production plants stop, pausing whole supply chains on a global scale.

Chinese metropolis Wuhan braces for Corona virus lockdown

Wuhan in Lockdown

In order to contain the Corona virus outbreak the Chinese government has quarantined the whole city of Wuhan. We look into he most ambitious lockdown in the history of human civilization which turned a vibrant metropolis into a ghost town where silence reigns on empty streets, emergency hospitals are being built in few days and people living in high-rise apartment blocks shout words of encouragement to their neighbours at night

2019 Best architecture: twisting bridges, Bauhaus and desert roses

Zaha Hadid Architects' Beijing Daxing Int Airport - Photo by ©Hufton+Crow.

2019 Best Architecture. Zaha Hadid Architects’ giant starfish-shaped airport in Beijing and Thomas Heatherwick’s architectural sculpture in New York, but also a former locomotive hangar turned into an indoor urban plaza and an inclusive LGBT Center in L.A. are among our favourite architectures of the year.