‘R for Repair’ at the V&A in London explores the sentimental values of broken objects

R FOR REPAIR @ Victoria & Albert Museum - Image by Zuketa Film Production. Courtesy of London Design Festival 2022.

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.

London Design Festival 2022: 12 must-visit exhibitions and installations

London Design Festival 2022. INTO Sigh exhibition by Sony Design - Photo by Ed Reeve.

Kaleidoscopic experiences, brutalist swiveling seats, urban stone circles and more… London Design Festival 2022 celebrates its 20th anniversary.

The Greenhouse Silent Disco deciphers the silent language of plants

GREEN HOUSE SILENT DISCO Polish Pavilion @ 23rd Triennale Milano - Photo by Paolo Riolzi.

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.

Best of Alcova 2022: 8 exhibitions at the Milanese independent design platform

Alcova 2022 - Photo by Mattia Parodi.

Alcova 2022: onyx portals, inflatable furniture and magmatic parallelisms. Archipanic’s editor-in-chief Enrico Zilli selected eight innovative design projects on show.

Ten blooming exhibitions at Milan Design Week 2022

'Floating Forest' by Stefano Boeri interiors x Timberland - Courtesy of Timberland.

Californian springs, giant olive shoots with golden leaves, floating forests and choreographies with flowers and drones. Milan Design Week celebrates nature with blooming exhibitions.

Venice 2022: 12 must-see exhibitions cross-pollinating art, architecture and design

Homo Faber Event 2022, 12 Stone Garden - Photo by Alessandra Chemollo, ©MichelangeloFoundation.

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…

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!

THE NEW REALITY: ADORNO Gallery presents virtual design exhibitions from 14 European countries

Spain pavilion at THE NEW REALITY group virtual exhibition by ADORNO - Image: courtesy of ADORNO Gallery.

Are you ready to explore a Finnish submarine environment of a Magritte-inspired setting over the clouds? VR experiences and interactive 3D Models of over 200 exclusive European collectibles are on show at THE NEW REALITY digital group exhibition by ADORNO gallery. We have selected 6 brilliant designs from our favourite country-specific showcases.

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.