Biennale Arte 2022: 10 national pavilions with great architecture and design

US Pavilion - Photo by Timothy Schenck, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery, ©Simone Leigh.

Biennale Arte 2022: surreal environments inspired by William S. Burroughs, Parisian bistros and black women-powered settings. We selected 10 must-see national pavilions in Venice.

7 quirky and surreal furniture designs debuting at Design Miami/ 2021

HALO sculpture by Bradley Bowers x The Future perfect Gallery - Photo by James Harris

Tables that dream of being lights, weird creatures from another planet, a glittering disco chair, and a clay celebration of African womanhood… We picked seven bold and surreal furniture designs in Miami.

September floor lamp by Fernando Mastrangelo celebrates Nature in the Post-Antropocene

SEPTEMBER floor lamp by Fernando Mastrangelo - Photo: courtesy of Fernando Mastrangelo.

With its carved organic body and brass branches embracing a luminous glass globe, Fernando Mastrangelo’s ‘September’ floor lamp delivers a ‘sort of’ optimistic message on the climate change issue. Because Nature will survive us and thrive again.

NYCXDESIGN 2021: 10 furniture designs on show at ICFF + Wanted Design Manhattan

GIGI collection by Studio D'Armes and Verre D'Onge - Photo via IG by @icff_official.

ICFF + Wanted Design Manhattan 2021: pendant lamps inspired by fireflies in the Mexican forest, an ergonomic seat doubling as a tool for posture exercises, ethical carpets combating illegal child labor and more…

Colony’s ‘Join’ exhibition in New York explores togetherness through design

JOIN exhibition @ Colony, NYCXDesign 2021 - Photo by David Mitchell.

Colony, the designers’ co-op, presents the ‘Join’ exhibition featuring new work from 12 independent American designers exploring the tactile meanings and emotional complexities of togetherness. A mother/son lighting design, two armchairs for slow conversation and shared meditation and a set of urns/vessels in honor of a beloved family member lost during the pandemic.

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.

Desert X 2021: 5 landscape art installations in the Coachella Valley exploring the desert as both a place and idea

Alicja Kwade @ Desert X 2021 - Photo by Lance Gerber.

Desert X 2021: a wishing-well addressing access to potable water in Africa, a crafted maze exploring the desert as a cross-cultural border space, and an architectural installation questioning relativity and time between terrestrial land and outer space are among the best landscape art installations on show.

Covid-19 has re-shaped iconic carnival capitals from Rio to Venice and New Orleans

Venice Carnival - Photo by Archipanic.

Carnival 2021: Oscar Niemeyer’s Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro has been transformed into a Covid-Drome and works as a vaccine drive through, Venice empty streets offer locals a chance to reflect on ‘overtourism’ while New Orleans residents, orphan of the traditional Mardi Gras parade, have transformed their houses into floats.

DesignMiami/ 2020 asks what does America mean through the lens of design and crafts

DesignMiami 2020 - DesignMiami Podium - Photo by Kris 2Tamburello.

DesignMiami/ 2020: from Shakers objects to Black Live Matters-inspired works, but also Native Indian textiles, the new generation of immigrant American designers and dinosaurs’ skeletons. Aric Chen curates DesignMiami/ Podium, the fair’s major phygital exhibition.

Yves Behar’s unveils PROTEUS™ underwater research station set to tackle Climate Change

PROTEUS by Yves Behar fuseproject - Courtesy of the Fabien Cousteau Ocealn Learning Center.

Yves Behar and his team at fuseproject unveiled the design of PROTEUS™, the world’s most advanced underwater scientific research station and habitat conceived as the submarine equivalent of the International Space Station.

The Ruby Street: from church to community hub and coworking space

The Ruby Street by Lourdes hernandez - Photo by Candida Wohlgemuth.

Stain glass windows and working stations as well as recreational and co-working spaces for Los Angeles creative community. The Ruby Streets venue rethinks the way of getting inspired together, with exquisite furniture and pastel coloured interiors.

Production Club reveals Daft Punk-style ‘Micrashell Suits’ allowing people to safely club and rave in times of pandemic

Production Club's "Micrashell Suits" - Image by Production Club.

The high-tech visionary ‘Micrashell Suits’ offer a solution for the music and nightlife industries and the future of human interaction. Unique features include in-suit beverage and vape supply system, mounted-in speakers, smartphone integration, computer vision safety camera, privacy-driven voice communicator, and a breathable helmet with unobscured views.

Zaha Hadid Architects’ One Thousand Museum tower in Miami photographed by Hufton+Crow

One Thousand Museum skyscraper by Zaha Hadid Architects in Miami - Photo ©Hufton+Crow.

The One Thousand Museum skyscraper by Zaha Hadid Architects features a hurricane-proof structural concrete exoskeleton with a fluid design. The 62-storey residential tower opposite Museum Park in Miami offers views across Biscayne Bay which includes the city’s new art and science museums.

2019 Best architecture: twisting bridges, Bauhaus and desert roses

Zaha Hadid Architects' Beijing Daxing Int Airport - Photo by ©Hufton+Crow.

2019 Best Architecture. Zaha Hadid Architects’ giant starfish-shaped airport in Beijing and Thomas Heatherwick’s architectural sculpture in New York, but also a former locomotive hangar turned into an indoor urban plaza and an inclusive LGBT Center in L.A. are among our favourite architectures of the year.

Elmgreen & Dragset’s BENT POOL in Miami invites to reflect on climate change

Bent Pool by Elmgreen & Dragset in Miami Pride Park - Photo by Robin Hill.

Miami Beach is renown for fancy pool parties. The new BENT POOL permanent sculpture is a reminder of the city’s endangered future due to flooding and rising sea level. Located in Pride Park, the monument pays also homage to the LGBT+ historical contribution to Miami cultural fabric.