Palm weaving techniques, traditional Middle East architecture and landscapes of shape-shifting dunes are re-interpreted in contemporary designs at Downtown Design 2019 in Dubai.
Afghani crafts, a pavilion inspired by wind towers of the Gulf and a gateway exploding the patterns of light created by traditional gridded windows in Middle Eastern architecture. We rounded up some of the best installations and exhibitions at Dubai Design Week 2019.
Lindsey Adelman’s PARADISE CITY poetic glass and metal lighting installation in Basel hangs from the ceiling embedding light sources directly in the glass surface.
Micheal Young’s MY Collection combines traditional Chinese patterns with digital techniques for Gallery ALL at DesignMiami/ Basel.
The very best of DesignMiami/ Basel 2019 is on Archipanic. Explore our dedicated Pinterest board…And do not forget to check our report!
Set in a Dominican convent and church in the earth of Naples, the first editiion of EDIT Napoli brings together the city’s unique vibrant imprint and its international role of Mediterranean capital of culture to celebrate the new generation of independent designers.
At 3 Days of Design 2019 Nordic workplaces become flexible, design crafts are ‘not-necessarily’ functional, chairs protect the ocean while art injects irreverence into design.
Ukrainian design blooms blending the country’s wilderness, ancient craftsmanship and mysterious folklore. In Milan, Sergey Makhno Architects, Victoriya Yakusha and emerging talents from Kiev showcase ‘earthy’ collections connecting past, present and future.
Victoria Yakusha pays tribute to ancient Ukrainian folklore with the FAINA furniture collection which features a decor piece inspired by the world’s longest musical instrument.
Recinto, a volcanic rock used for centuries in Central America to create crafts encounters a minimalist and contemporary design in David Pompa’s META lighting designs.
A Japanese exquisite tea set, soft green hues, subtle patterns and bespoke furniture. The TIME FOR TEA installation brings together crafts and design from across the globe, one sip at a time.
Raw bamboo canes tight with chords compose the SOBA flat-pack furniture by Stefan Diez who teamed with Japanese craftsmen.
Omani architecture becomes furniture in British designer Bethan Gray’s expanded collection made of maple wood, brass and mother pearl.
Maison Caran D’Ache and horological laboratory MB&F launch Astrograph bespoke sci-fi pen tuning the skills of Swiss master craftsmen.
Pierre Clément Nivière designed “The Trophy” human powered 3D-printer to make us reflect on the process of design-making by using technologies with more awareness.