An austere and fictitious border fence, a snow globe-turned into monument and an architectural sphere rolling down the alley… Check our favourite installations on show at PASSAGES INSOLITES 2019, Quebec City’s serendipitous urban art trail.
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!
San Francisco Design Week 2019 celebrates the unity in community. On show the SF Design Awards exhibition, a conversation space inviting people to compose furniture to share ideas, a Nature-inspired digital interactive installation and more.
Where to find a verdant and peaceful oasis in New York? In Time Square! Fernando Mastrangelo’s sensory immersive TINY HOUSE disconnects you from New York’s hustle and bustle.
From Ghana to Taiwan, Denmark, US and more. At Venice Art Biennale 2019 – the Olympics of Art – many national pavilions have a strong architectural imprint. Check the ones we liked the most.
A library of exile in Venice Jewish Ghetto and a supermarket where to shop Hillary Clinton’s emails but also Fornasetti’s dreamlike installation at Fondaco Tedeschi and Dante’s Inferno, Russian style! We selected 6 architecture and design-related exhibitions inaugurating at Venice Art Week 2019.
Who said that cement has to be heavy? The first light concrete furniture collection by new brand CIMENTO® debuts in Milan withing the architectural BLUE PASSAGE pavilion.
A line of light glimmers, grows and drips at Ventura Centrale. The GLOW-GROW installation by TAKT Projects combines natural and artificial processes.
Note Design Studio has filled the hall of a historic Milanese building with round ended poles and geometrical shapes. Titled FORMATION, the exhibition explores the creative possibilities of iQ Surface, Tarkett’s new vynil collection which can be continuously recycled.
Rossana Orlandi’s ‘Guiltless Plastic’ project, Google smart installation exploring the psychology of design, a new creative district hosting the very first Republic of Design and more… The very best of Fuorisalone 2019 is on Archipanic!
Collect 2019: a bejeweled shawl hijab encouraging conversation about the role of the hijab today, blown glass visuals infused with fishnets and plastics addressing to the oceans’ pollution issue and digital technologies merging with bespoke creations. Isobel Dennis, Director of Collect – The International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design, highlights some of the main trends to look out for in London.
A bulbous 3D-printed bio-architecture powered by bacteria’s photosynthesis and an algorithmically designed spatial scaffolding revealing the alien beauty of spiders’ crafts. ecoLogicStudio’s bio-digital sculptures merge Nature’s architectural imprint with synthetic technologies.
Immigration, Native Indians’ heritage, cultural exchange and climate change inspired architecural artworks on show at the second edition of Desert X 2019.
Interactive VR installations, a global grad show focusing on Artificial Intelligence and a parametric design installation exploring the emotional states of autism. Dubai Design Week 2018 bridges tradition and cutting edge technologies highlighting the most creative scene of the Middle East.
At Dutch Design Week, Baars & Bloemhoff presents the TIME IS NOW exhibition: 4 thematic trend worlds showcase the brand’s new flat packed furniture and materials together with design, fashion and art.
Daan Roosegaarde and his team of experts present UFO-like performances which visualise real-time space waste connecting earth with the layer of junk orbiting the planet.
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.
At London Design Festival, Kellenberger–White has designed Alphabet chairs, a playful set of multicoloured and typographic seats inspired by Bauhaus design as well as Bruno Munari’s series ‘Seeking Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair’.
London Design Festival teamed up with Waugh Thistleton Architects, to create MULTIPLY, a sustainable installation encouraging visitors to re-think the way homes and cities are designed and built.
Uruguay’s cutting-edge design scene, a mind-powered airship and an exploration of how bigdata can help us to design better cities… 10 must-see design exhibitions at London Design Festival 2018.
The Greeks have a quite disobedient temperament! Studio INI’s kinetic installation at London Design Biennale 2018 morphs around the bodies of visitors passing through it and challenges the very static understanding of architecture. What if buildings could shape themselves around us? Disobey to prove it right!
Sasha Shtanuk crowfunds for THE BLANKET, a 100 sqm ‘sea’ constantly changing it’s silhouette by the power of wind and “taking different surreal forms- waves, mountains or some giant fantastic sculptures”.
Bjarke Ingels and Jacob Lange of studio BIG launched a crowdfunding campaign to build THE ORB, a huge reflective sphere raising in Black Rock City, the iconic temporary city rising from its ashes every year for the Burning Man festival.
With Project TrumpNoMore Finnish NGO Melting Ice is raising half a million dollars to demonstrate that climate change exists in a monumental way: carving the US President’s face into an arctic iceberg.
MAD Architects unveils Fifth Ring, an immersive art installation for AUDI and INTERNI magazine and developed in collaboration with Artemide.
A traditonal Jewish folk dance and the fascination for synchronized movement inspired Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges to design a poetic installation in collaboration with Wonderglass.
The Open Sky installation by Phillip K. Smith III for COS transforms the overhead square of sky of Palazzo Isimbardi’s courtyard into a grounded, physical ring of reflected sky.
Stefano Boeri goes to Mars, Arup’s 3D-prints homes while INTERNI Magazine explores millennials’ nomadic lifestyles. Milan Design Week has never been so architectural. We selected 7 must-see temporary architectures on show at Fuorisalone.
panGenerator’s Hash2Hash ephemeral installation turns selfies into gravel to enhance our compulsory attitude to create images even if, eventually, everything saved will be lost and we’ll all turn into ashes.
Lasvit’s handblown glassware and lighting elements create glowing patterns composing a contemporary Christmas Tree at The Upper House hotel in Hong Kong. The design will be auctioned off to raise money for charity.