Urban beehives, a narration on contemporary symbolism, funky sculptures, and a tit-for-tat exhibition against plagiarism are among the 16 must-visit exhibitions of NYCxDesign 2023, New York’s celebration of design.
The exhibition GIANFRANCO FRATTINI: IERI OGGI DOMANI narrates the work of the legendary architect who collaborated with some of the most visionary entrepreneurs, creatives, and companies in post-war Italy, and contributed to shaping the Italian Design Movement.
From the Vespa to the Arco Lamp. Triennale Milano celebrates its 100th anniversary with the new permanent exhibition ‘Italian Design Museum’ curated by Marco Sammicheli.
Cascades of light, Japanese temples, and Christian symbolism inspire furniture designs by Rick Owen, Faina, Studiopepe, and more at the ‘Desacralized’ exhibition in Milan.
Triennale Milano dedicates an exhibition to the poetic and loving drawings of critic, editor, writer, and artist Lisa Ponti.
Desacralized chandeliers, Elvis’ sofas, repurposed broken furniture, ultramarine tableware, and knitted chairs. 15 must-visit design exhibitions in Milano.
Eleven ‘traditionally untraditional’ Christmas trees mesmerize the country house’s visitors in West Yorkshire, England. Long Live The Christmas Tree!
Galerie kreo tasked international designers to reinvent the humble and functional ladder, probably one of the least-cared-about objects of contemporary design.
The R for Repair exhibition shines a timely spotlight on consumerism by showing how cherished but broken objects can be given both new meaning and a fresh lease of life with a bit of ingenuity.
NOOM and volunteers weaving camouflage nets during the first months of the Russian invasion craft the Gropius Chair Military Edition.
Materiality, movement, gravity, and colour swivel at SolidNature and Sabine Marcelis’ interactive installation for London Design Festival.
Kaleidoscopic experiences, brutalist swiveling seats, urban stone circles and more… London Design Festival 2022 celebrates its 20th anniversary.
The Polish Pavilion at the 23rd Triennale Milano International Exhibition presents Greenhouse Silent Disco, a greenhouse of the future where sensors capture plants’ reactions to humans and the environment. Such reactions are then translated into a concert of lights and sounds.
Alcova 2022: onyx portals, inflatable furniture and magmatic parallelisms. Archipanic’s editor-in-chief Enrico Zilli selected eight innovative design projects on show.
L.A. collective RIOS debuts at Milan Design Week with the SUPERBLOOM exhibition recreating the awe and energy of Southern Californian springs. The immersive and multi-sensorial installation will be repurposed to bring joy and colour to local welcoming structures for Ukrainian refugees and children in need.
At La Triennale design museum in Milan, French artist and designer Mathieu Lehanneur presents ‘The Inventory of Life,’ an exhibition translating data on our planet’s health and our societies’ happiness into a less mathematical and more emotional language: art and design.
Californian springs, giant olive shoots with golden leaves, floating forests and choreographies with flowers and drones. Milan Design Week celebrates nature with blooming exhibitions.
Masquespacio unveils a collection of dysfunctional furniture designs/functional artworks at the ‘Form & Texture’ showcase in Milan.
At the iconic Giovanni Nicelli airport, on the occasion of the Venice Art Biennale, Milan-based Nilufar Gallery brings together works by great masters with contemporary artists and designers.
Venice 2022: Forma Fantasma’s capsule exhibitions at La Biennale di Venezia, Homo Faber’s ode to craftsmanship, Galleria Nilufar’s design exhibition, Studio Drift’s mesmerising flying drones, the opening of the magnificent Procuratie Vecchie restored by David Chipperfield Architects and more…
VISUAL Carlow presents the ‘I see Earth’ exhibition featuring an ambitious large-scale installation of sculptural work by one of Ireland’s foremost architects, Tom dePaor.
New York Design Week 2021: a collective showcase reflecting on the power of post-pandemic togetherness, a wall-light anchoring ourselves among the chaos and psychedelic furniture drawing from the natural and biological world.
At Dubai Design Week 2021, Ahmed El-Sharabassy has created the NATURE IN MOTION pavilion inspired by shapeshifting dune landscapes in the UAE. Made of sustainable and recyclable materials, the sinuous lightweight architecture provides multi-functional and multi-purpose public spaces and hosts an exhibition exploring compostable building materials and structures made of paper pulp.
Energy company Eni and CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati present the ‘Natural Capital’ exhibition highlighting the importance of protecting and conserving forests. At the Brera Botanical Garden, a landscape of floating bubbles visualises through data how much CO2 each human produces and how much each tree species can capture and store.
Let’s admit it; our smartphones often outsmart us. With the FANTASTIC SMARTPHONES exhibition, students at ECAL University have developed tongue-in-cheek devices, robots and interfaces able to hack our mobiles and make us reflect on how much we have become dependent on Tinder, Instagram, What’s Up or TicToc.
For the HYSTERIA exhibition, Alpha District in Milan invited a group of creatives to investigate women’s violence and sexuality and reinterpret sex toys.
Can tomato plants and a server live in symbiosis? How much would you pay for a cloud? Would you use an influencer starter kit for your kids? We selected ten out-of-the-box graduation projects by Design Academy Eindhoven students on show at the MISSED YOU CALL exhibition in Milan.
NOMAD St. Moritz 2021: Christo’s wrapped furniture, bespoke Lebanese carpets, an Alpine Wunderkammer, and more… We selected 10 great projects from around the globe on show.
Curated by Es Devlin, London Design Biennale 2021 takes over Somerset House with 38 exhibitions from six continents and a ‘forest for change’ in the historic building’s courtyard.
AMDL Circle rethinks Hogwarts, the Azkaban Prison, and other imaginary buildings in the Harry Potter saga with archetypical architectures.