An ancient dye plant painting the world indigo, spider silk engineering technology and the world’s first microbe-grown headset. Helsinki Design Week 2019 is all about a greener future!
Lava and tempered glass tables creating awareness on rising sea levels and a shelf inspired by waves and ripples created as the water flows on the endangered coral sea floor. CYPRAEA reinterprets the luxurious nature of Mauritius through an innovative design collection with a sustainable message.
Serpentine Pavilion 2019: a hill made of rocks informed by the natural world appears to emerge from the lawn of Kensington Gardens in London.
A ribbon-like sculpture taking olive wood to the extreme, an installation inspired by Brazilian urban birds’ architectural ‘woven’ nests and more. Design Miami/ Basel 2019 focuses on how designers can help to shape a more sustainable future.
“If a tree and a chandelier had a baby… it would look something like Chime” says to Archipanic the founder of lighting design brand Stickbulb which unveiled an architectural chandelier at ICFF in New York.
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.
Golden Lion-awarded Lithuanian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2019 has transformed a post-industrial military architecture into an artificial beach revealing our frivolous inertia in front of the climate change emergency in a honest non-preachy way.
Salvador Dali to Foster + Partners, Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban and more… We selected 10 great egg-shaped buildings from Beijing to London, Mumbai and more.
In the hearth of Milan,CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati has created THE CIRCULAR GARDEN, an architectural structure composed of a series of arches made from a record one-kilometer-long mycelium.
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.
Jorge Penadés has converted left over extruded aluminium profiles into a colourful collection of vases called PISCIS for BD Barcelona Design.
How does the landscapes shape the architecture? The Irreplaceable Landscapes exhibition at Copenhagen DAC Museum narrates four of Dorte Mandrup’s most audacious projects dealing with natural environments threatened by Climate Change.
The ‘Broken Ocean’ glassware series by Sophie Thomas and Louis Thompson captures the ominous and chaotic beauty of entangled ghost nets being pulled out from the deep ocean. The duo has worked with hand blown glass, waste glass fragments and found ocean plastic from Hawaii and other beaches around the world.
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.
Sustainability, craftsmanship and technology are at the core of the new collections of 6 emerging Chinese designers on show in Paris. The 2019 RISING TALENT AWARDS shines a light on the country’s rapidly evolving creative scene.
Heatworks launches a smart water heater, a portable countertop dishwasher and a battery operated carafe heating water instantly thanks to an innovative technology that get rids of metal heating parts and plumbing hassles.
Solar powered connected street lights, a digital gardener sharping green thumb skills and an IoT device to shower responsibly… Meet the CES 2019 Climate Change Innovators reducing our impact on the environment by lowering carbon emissions.
Petals, stems and buds from the excess accumulated by florists create exquisite patterns in Marcin Rusak’s Perma bespoke furniture.
Pantone crowned Living Coral as the colour of the year for its life-affirming, vibrant and optimistic vibe. A positive attitude clashing with the dying and discoloring coral reefs. Indeed, it is easier to find the hue on Donald Tump’s face during his climate change-denying rallies than underwater. Shall we call it ‘coral washing’?
The Crystal town-hall by Henning Larsen was inspired by the iron minerals of a historical mine which threats to swallow the city center of Kiruna. The building marks the first stage in the relocation of the Swedish city.
The AZULIK Art Center by Roth features sustainable biomorphic concrete volumes and floating bridges which seem to naturally grow from the Mexican wilderness.
Dehydrated cleaning products reducing water waste, autonomous submersible drones mapping the coral reef and a floating device turning street lights into flood-emergency kits. 7 responsible water-related innovations at the Global Grad Show 2018 in Dubai.
An all inclusive loving robot catwalk, Design Academy Eindhoven grad show and mussels in the 3D printer. 10 must-see exhibitions at Dutch Design Week 2018 tuning with the main theme ‘If not you, then who?’
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.
Charlotte Kidger developed an innovative solution using waste stream from CNC fabrication to create the ‘Industrial craft’ design collection.
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.
An up-cycled jumping whale, shark-shaped alcoves and high-tech sustainable fishing nets saving dolphins’ lives. 7 marine-inspired design projects delivering responsible messages and supporting environmental issues.
WOHA and Patricia Urquiola complete the Singapore’s Oasia Hotel, a sustainable and naturally ventilated tower featuring panoramic sky gardens and topped by an open-air intimate oasis.
Are you ready to embrace Nature by floating in mid air or on a lake, sleeping in a sci-fi inflatable unit or stargazing in a posh bubble dome? We selected 5 out-of-the-box tent designs allowing explorers to camp in unexpected ways.
A 9m high whale made from recycled plastic jumping out of the canals and a Nigerian buoyant school… International artists and architects created floating installations for Triennial Bruges 2018 tuning the the theme Liquid City and reflecting on a pressing question: how flexible, fluid and resilient a city can be at a time when nothing seems certain?