With the ‘Forbidden Fruit’ installation at Design Miami/ Basel 2021, the eclectic artist and designer creates a still life setting reflecting on moral codes, prejudice and lust.
Design Miami/Basel 2021: Space Age-inspired parametric sofas, blackhole mirrors between the parallel universe and the antiverse and a constellation of lighting designs blooming in mid-air. We round up 12 must-see best exhibitions on show.
We sat down with Elena Salmistraro to talk about her projects at Milan Design Week, what the pandemic has taught us for good, women in design, and her positive attitude toward the future.
Hope, togetherness, grief and remembrance are the intimate feelings that inspired international designers such as Jaime Hayon, Federica Biasi, Luca Nichetto and Marcel Wanders to create ten candleholders for the A FLAME OF RESEARCH project by Mingardo. The unique pieces will be auctioned to support cancer research.
Made from bamboo, washi paper and translucent silk, the Hyouri collection pays tribute to traditional Kyoto lanterns and comprises designs that “seem to swallow parts of themselves.”
A cornucopia for times of scarcity, glass forms shaped by the Tasman Sea tides and Algae-bioplastic tableware. 6 conscious Australian designs at Melbourne Design Week 2021.
The legacy of objects across generations, urban innovation for entirely self-sufficient future cities and collaborative crafts are among the highlights of Melbourne Design Week 2021.
Craft trends – Despite the pandemic, a growing interest in craft foreshadows a brighter phase for both galleries and creatives.
Collect 2021: at the 17th edition of the only gallery-presented art and crafts fair, many are the pieces inspired by budding plants, blooming flowers and thriving reefs. It’s about time to leave the winter behind. Check the pieces we liked the most.
Hand-made for over ten years by Zecc Architercten, its residents and their befriended craftsmen, the Steel Craft House is a fine example of self-building.
With the UP IN SMOKE project, Ornamentum gallery presents the first high-end functional marjuana smoking collection created by contemporary studio artists from the jewelry, silversmithing and design world.
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.
Dubai 2020: frugal seats by working-class migrants in the UAE, butterflies-inspired rugs empowering Afghani women and creative tools for kids who suffered during the Syrian war.
From upcycled mozzarella boxes to rare discarded marbles creating new sculptural poetries. There is a lot of care, masterly hand-work and exquisite design-thinking at Edit Napoli 2020. Check what we like the most!
Souvenirs of loneliness, biophilic designs, gender sensitive projects and furniture designed for leaning. A city full of design is the main theme of Vienna Design Week 2020 which goes on show with a both physical and virtual program of exhibitions and product launches.
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.
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.
Metalworking, furniture making, textiles and embroidery, glassblowing, and ceramics have been part of Palestine’s cultural identity for centuries. Today, these crafts are being reimagined by designers presenting their works at ADORNO virtual exhibition ‘Here and there: a Palestinian Collection’. All resilient as Palestine itself which is used to lockdowns, check points and curfews, says curator Dima Srouji to Archipanic.
Material experimentation, glass, ceramic and four-handed creations are the growing craft trends of 2020, says to Archipanic COLLECT fair director Isobel Dennis.
We have created a Pinterest gallery featuring some of the best objects on show at Collect2020, the only gallery-presented art fair dedicated to modern craft and design.
A three-dimensional ceramic carpet, lichen-glazed vessels with a sustainable message and vaporous memories caught in glass. 6 exquisite objects on show at Collect 2020.
A ‘kebab’ lamp skewering ancient pots, birdcages and plumbing parts, architectural scultures paying tribute to Mendelev’s periodic table and a cabinet inspired by a collaboration between Gio Ponti and Piero Fornasetti… The best of NOMAD Saint Moritz 2020 is on Archipanic.
Archipanic explored NOMAD SaintMoritz2020, the world’s most exclusive design exhibition, exquisitely studded in the Swiss Alps.
Upcycled luminous creatures, delicately balanced wooden compositions and blown glass furniture with an architectural imprint… French craftswomen shine in Paris!
2019 Best Design. A chair made from 100 % recycled plastic from fishing nets in the Arctic, a floor-to-ceiling luminous belt and violently psychedelic benches are among our favourite furniture designs of the year.
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.