New York Design Week 2021: 7 must-see exhibitions, fairs and destinations

New York Design Week 2021. Liam Lee x Patrick Parrish Gallery @ Salon Art + Design.

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.

The ‘Nature in Motion’ pavilion by Ahmed El-Sharabassy is inspired by the UAE moving desert

ABWAB, Nature in Motion by Ahmed El-Sharabassy - Courtesy of Dubai Design Week 2021.

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.

Natural Capital: Carlo Ratti visualises trees’ key role in reducing CO2 through data

NATURAL CAPITAL by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati x ENI - Photo by Marco Beck Peccoz, courtesy of CRA.

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.

‘Fantastic Smartphones’ and how to hack them… For our sake!

Fantastic Smartphones - Courtesy of ECAL University of Art and Design Lausanne.

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.

MISSED YOU CALL: Design Academy Eindhoven grad-show debuts in Milan

MISSED YOUR CALL, Design Academy Eindhoven @ Milan Design Week 2021 - Photo by Archipanic.

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 brings design from Rio to Milan and Beirut to the Swiss Alps

NOMAD St. Moritz 2021 - All photos by J'adore ce que vous faites - unless stated otherwise.

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.

London Design Biennale 2021 explores the role of design in tackling global issues

Forest for Change by Es Devlin @ London Design Biennale 2021 - Photo by Ed Reed, courtesy of London Design Biennale.

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.

Dubai Design Week 2020: 10 highlights on show under the Burj Khalifa

Dubai Design Week 2019 - Photo vias IG via @mydubai

The city’s inaugural architectural festival, convertible benches and a palm tree textile design celebration. We have rounded up 10 highlights on show at Dubai Design Week 2020 kicking off on November 9.

Dutch Design Week 2020: 10 virtual exhibitions on show

RISING FROM THE RUBBLES virtual exhibition by Movimento club -Image by Dao Archviz.

Judgemental algorithms, living coffins and independent design rising from the rubbles. 10 highlights at Dutch Design Week 2020!

Edit Napoli 2020: glocal, transparent and heart-made crafts and design

EDIT Napoli 2020 - Sala del Capitolo ©Serena Eller Vainicher

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!

Venice Biennale 2020: THE DISQUIETED MUSES exhibition brings contemporary arts together

Venice Biennale 2020 THE DISQUIETED MUSES - Photo by Marco Cappelletti, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

THE DISQUIETED MUSES exhibition showcases documents sourced from La Biennale’s archives cross-pollinating art, architecture, cinema, dance, theatre and music. The displays by Formafantasma combines unpainted frames and tables in plywood, colored textiles and black and white blown up pictures.

Plant Fever upcoming exhibition explores the hidden potentials of plants

PLANT FEVER exhibition @ CID Grand Hornu. BOTANICA collection by Formafantasma - Photo by Daniele Misso and Marlou Rutten.

8 brilliant designs on show at the upcoming PLANT FEVER exhibition. From a digital interface that allows them to communicate with their owner to artichoke-chairs and pine needles rugs.

Artist and architect of light Nanda Vigo passed away aged 83

Nanda Vigo - Courtesy of Archivio Nanda Vigo

Master of light, transparency and immateriality, Nanda Vigo was one of the most visionary postwar Italian architects and artists. Her creative journey began as a child fascinated by Giuseppe Terragni’s architecture and Flash Gordon comics. During her carrier she collaborated with some of the most influential avant-garde movements and creative minds such as the Zero Group, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni and Gio Ponti.

GEO-DESIGN: JUNK Design Academy Eindhoven graduates focus on junk networks as the design ultimate and most urgent global resource

GEO-DESIGN Junk 2019 - Plastisphere by Shahar Livne.

From satellite graveyards to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The ‘GEO-DESIGN: Junk’ exhibition explores global junk networks of discarded things and the new realities and potentialities of waste.

The Gun Violence Memorial Project honours the lives and narratives of victims of gun violence

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 - Photo by Kendall McCaugherty, courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial.

MASS Design Group and conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas have created ‘The Gun Violence Memorial Project’: four houses built of 700 glass bricks, each one representing the average number of lives lost due to gun violence each week in America.

LDF2019: 7 installations pushing design boundaries at Victoria & Albert Museum

Bamboo Ring by Kengo Kuma - Photo by Ed Reeve.

Robots on their way to intellective independence and weaved bamboo rings making the world a ‘lighter’ place… 7 installations pushing design boundaries at Victoria & Albert Museum!

LDF2019 leading trade destinations: the best of designunction, 100% Design, London Design Fair and Focus/19

LDF2019 leading trade destinations. Coal Drops Yard @ Kings Cross Design District - Photo via IG by @designjunction

A bioknit pavilion, a global journey in collectable design and natural materials promoting circular economy. What to see at London Design Festival, LDF2019 leading trade destinations.

7 must-see exhibitions at London Design Festival 2019

7 must-see exhibitions at London Design Festival 2019. CROSSOVER by Adorno - Photo by Tommy Frost

Explore galaxy-like formation of precious stones, discover micro-architectures for urban birds and insects and more. We have picked 7 must-see exhibitions at London Design Festival 2019.

8 designers’ installations at London Design Festival 2019

Please be Seated by Paul Cocksedge Studio - Photo by Mark Cocksedge.

From Tom Dixon’s multi sensory explorations to Lara Bohinc lunar showcase and urban interventions by Paul Cocksedge, Camille Walala and more. We have picked 8 designers’ installations at LDF2019.

Pinterest: inspirational design from LDF2019!

Non-Pavilion by Studio MICAT - Photo by Ed Reeve.
London Design Festival - LDF2019 Pinterest Board
London Design Festival – LDF2019 Pinterest Board.

London 2019 – We selected some of the best exhibitions and on show at London Design FestivalLDF2019. From Victoria & Albert installations by Sam Baron, Kengo Kuma and must see exhibitions across the city. Check our round ups including some of the best designers’ projects and product launches.

Explore the dedicated Pinterest board!

And do not forget to check our report…

Non-Pavilion by Studio MICAT - Photo by Ed Reeve.
Disco Carbonara by Martino Gamper - Photo by @studiostagg
Martino Gamper’s installation @ Coal Drops Yard – Photo by @studiostagg.
Sea Things by Sam Jacob - Photo by Ed Reeve.
Sam Baron’s Installation @ V&A.
Walala Lounge by Camille Walala - © Andy Stagg Photography
Walala Lounge by Camille Walala – © Andy Stagg Photography.



Paris Design Week 2019: 10 highlights in the Ville Lumière

Paris Design Week2019 - Photo via IG by @ublik.paris

A giant digitally-designed stool at Musée des Archives Nationales, Sou Fujimoto’s nature-driven architecture, emerging international talents in Vertbois rising creative neighborhood and more… 10 must-see exhibitions at Paris Design Week 2019.

Summer 2019: 7 architecture and design experiences for your holidays

Summer 2019. Matthieu Lehanneur @ Design Parade, Villa Noailles - Photo by Felipe Ribon.

A design festival on a stunning villa in Côte d’Azur, Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus tours and New York’s celebration of moon landing 50th anniversary but also Venice Biennale and São Paulo Design Weekend. Explore the best events, fairs and exhibitions marking Summer 2019!

The Conversation Show unveils the dynamics of design collaboration

The Conversation show. Hall of Broken Mirrors, Snarkitecture in collab with Gufram. Image Credit - Elad Sarig.

From Snarkitecture’s hall of broken mirrors to mischer’traxler’s interactive pendulum by that glows and leans towards visitors… ‘The Conversation Show’ exhibition features site-specific installations exploring how design collectives work together.