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'Night Fever Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today' at Vitra Design Museum

The Vitra Design Museum in Rhein, Germany is hosting an exhibition of works titled “Night Fever Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today.” The show runs through September 2018.An important space in contemporary culture, the nightclub has been a center of po

'Studio Handmade’ at Gallery FUMI, London

Gallery FUMI exhibits «Studio Handmade» at its London venue.A group exhibition titled “Studio Handmade” is on view at Gallery FUMI featuring the works of Atelier Lachaert d’Hanis, Francesco Perini, Glithero, Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert, Joseph

Mumbai’s New Airport to be Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

The London-based international architecture and design firm Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has won the competition to design the Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) — which will be instrumental in handling more than 60 million passenger footfal

Sculptor Anish Kapoor Criticizes NRA’s ‘Nightmarish Vision’

Sculptor Anish Kapoor spoke up against the National Rifle Association’s campaign showcasing his Chicago sculpture – “Cloud Gate” known as “The Bean,” which, according to him, was used without his authorization and is used in a vide

Pritzker Prize Winner Richard Meier Takes Leave of Absence After Claims of Sexual Harassment

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier has been facing several claims of sexual harassment after which he decided to take leave of absence from his firm Richard Meier & Partners Architects.Five women have claimed to have faced sexual har

SOM to Design a Green Urban District in Eastern Paris

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) will be transforming an old industrial zone on the eastern edge of Paris into a sustainable urban district featuring a 180-meter energy efficient tower. The Chicago-based firm won an international competition with the

Norman Foster’s collaboration with Rapha to create cross-country ski wear

Celebrated architect Norman Foster has recently revealed on an Instagram post that he is collaborating with the cycling brand Rapha to create a range of cross-country ski gear.A recent post on Instagram by the founder of Foster + Partners has m

Rago’s Upcoming Remix Auction to Offer Contemporary + Classic Art and Design

Rago brings yet another edition of its unique Remix auction, which is unconfined by any particular time or design period. The upcoming auction on April 7, 2018, will offer an opportunity to collectors and decorators to pick and choose from a range of art and

R & Company to Open a New Gallery Space in TriBeCa

R & Company celebrates its 20th anniversary with the announcement to open a new space in TriBeCa at 64 White Street. Founded in 1997 by Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman, R & Company has been focusing on discovering and preserving 20th- and 21st-centur

Perkins+Will to Design the New School of Continuing Studies at York University, Toronto

Perkins+Will has been selected to design the new School of Continuing Studies at York University’s Keele campus in Toronto. The US-based firm’s proposal was chosen as the winner of an international competition that also saw entries from HOK and Gow Hastin

Audemars Piguet will Unveil Sebastian Errazuriz’s Striking Lounge Installation at Art Basel, Hong Kong

Audemars Piguet will unveil Sebastian Errazuriz’s “Foundations,” the concluding design in a trilogy of lounge concepts started by the New York-based artist and designer in 2016. The immersive installation will be showcased at the upcoming Art Basel in H

Snøhetta and Local Studio Design Wooden Archway to Honor Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa

Snøhetta and Johannesburg-based Local Studio unveiled “The Arch of Arch,” a 30-feet tall wooden archway in Cape Town, South Africa. Featuring 14 woven Larch wood strands each representing the 14 chapters of South Africa’s constitution, the monument ha

World’s First Energy-Positive Airport City in Oslo Planned

Norwegian firms Haptic Architects and Nordic Office of Architecture will be designing the world’s first energy-positive airport city in Oslo. The Norwegian government’s ambitious project will mark a significant shift from an

Steven Learner, Collective Design Founder, Reveals What’s in Store at the Fair’s 2018 Edition

As the city of New York gets ready for the great design weekend with the beginning of  Collective Design Fair on March 9, we catch up with Steven Learner, the fair’s founder, for a sneak peek into what this year’s edition has to offer.Edited excerpts

Indian Architect Balkrishna Doshi Wins the 2018 Pritzker Prize

Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi has been awarded the 2018 Pritzker Prize, the highest honor in the field of architecture.Born in India’s Pune city in 1927, Doshi, as he is fondly called, worked with Le Corbuiser and Louis Kahn during the initial years of

Wright to Present the Most Important Collection of Post-war Italian Glass in May

Great news for glass enthusiasts and collectors of post-war design! Wright will be presenting one of the most significant private collections of post-war Italian glass ever assembled at an upcoming auction in May. The collection, built with passion and enthus

MoMA Announces Winners of the 2018 Young Architects Program

“Hide & Seek” by Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream The Combine, in collaboration with Clayton Binkley of ARUP, has been announced as the winner of the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s annual Young Architects Program. This year’s const

Maki and Associates’ ‘The Bihar Museum’ Opens in Patna, India

The city of Patna in India is now home to a new art and cultural space — the Bihar Museum. Designed by Maki and Associates, the museum houses a rich variety of art treasures from the region, and includes event and education spaces that “nurture a newfoun

Johannes Nagel: “Vessels, Perhaps” at Gallery FUMI, London

The ceramic works of Johannes Nagel seem to entertain as jazz does. A stunning and one-of-a-kind exhibition of Nagel’s ceramics is being displayed at Gallery Fumi. The gallery’s London venue is hosting “Vessels, Perhaps” until April 28, 2018.The exhib

South American Architects Sandra Barclay and Gloria Cabral Win 2018 Women in Architecture Awards

The Architectural Review and The Architects’ Journal’s 2018 Women in Architecture awards will be presented to two South American architects — Sandra Barclay and Gloria Cabral. Both the architects have been recognized by the jury for their mastery o

“Modern Design” at The Fine Art Society, London

Now on display at The Fine Art Society is an exhibition titled “Modern Design,” featuring British and European twentieth century design, especially furniture. The show is taking place at the society’s London venue until March 27, 2018.The exhibition pre

Porcelain Tableware Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s Paintings

Ceramic artist Seo-Yeon Park’s latest ceramic collection “Botanical Garden” is inspired from the paintings of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. The delicate, warped edges of the ceramics and the palette of light lilac, deep green, and purple tones rec

Kengo Kuma Transforms an Old Shipyard into a Multi-Use Complex

Kengo Kuma has transformed an old shipyard in Shanghai’s Lujiazui financial district in Pudong into a new multi-use complex. The 1972 building featured large interior spaces for holding ships, which has now been converted into a 9,000 square meter mixed-us

Zaha Hadid Architects Propose to Pedestrianize London

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled a proposal to pedestrianize the city of London through an interconnected system of walkways. In their research proposal “Walkable London,” the firm has identified the areas and arteries in their home city that would bene

A Peek into R & Company’s Collection for The Armory Show

R & Company will be participating for the first time in the upcoming Armory Show with an eclectic collection of historical and contemporary design. R & Company’s driving principle behind the collection has been to identify and present historical an

Architects for AIA College of Fellows for 2018 Announced

Two international architects and 152 Americans and have made it to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) prestigious College of Fellows for 2018. The designation is given to members who have made a “significant contribution to architecture and society

Countdown Begins for the 2018 Pritzker Prize

The countdown to 2018 Pritzker Prize has begun. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the award and the winner will be announced on March 7, 2018.Considered as the most important award in the field of architecture, the award was initiated by Jay Pritzk

Interview: Viyet’s CEO Elizabeth Brown on Her Sotheby’s Connection and Trends in Online Shopping for Design

The four-year-old startup Viyet, an online marketplace for interior design, was recently acquired by Sotheby’s. We catch up with the lady who started this project with a team of three in a small Upper West Side apartment. Read on as Viyet’s CEO, Elizabet

MVRDV Unveils Design for a New Mixed-Use Complex in Rotterdam, Netherlands

MVRDV has won the international design competition for designing the third phase of Weenapoint, a 50,000-square-meter complex in the Rotterdam Central District. The firm unveiled its design for 17,000-square-meters of space, which will feature around 300 resi

Saucier + Perrotte Architectes Wins the 2018 RAIC Gold Medal

Montreal-based Saucier + Perrotte Architectes has been awarded the 2018 RAIC Gold Medal by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in recognition of its “significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture.”Led by Gilles Saucier and André P

Christie’s Auction of JF Chen Collection Exceeds Initial Sale Estimates

Christie’s auctions of JF Chen Collection concluded on February 14 with a combined total of $1,353,658, exceeding the initial sale estimates. The top lot was a Chinese gold and silver-inlaid bronze tapir-form vessel, “Zun” from 17th/

Adjaye Associates’ SPYSCAPE Museum Immerses Visitors into the World of Espionage

Smoked glass, glowing lights, corten steel, and fiber cement set the space for the interactive spy museum, SPYSCAPE, inviting the visitors to immerse into the world of espionage. Designed by Adjaye Associates, a range of interactive spy-themed exhibitions ar

Rem Koolhaas to Create a New Visual Identity for Moscow’s New Tretyakov Gallery

OMA will be renovating the largest museum building in Russia, the New Tretyakov Gallery. Led by Rem Koolhaas, the plans reveal creating a new visual identity for the gallery using color and material and establishing a new link to the Moscow River. The ga

Sotheby’s Acquires Viyet, the Online Marketplace for Interior Design

With the recent acquisition of Viyet, the online marketplace for interior design, Sotheby’s expands its market for vintage and antique furniture, decorative objects, and accessories.There has been a tremendous increase in the numbe

Norman Foster Designs a New Range of Tableware for Stelton

Soft geometry and simple sculptural form define the new range of tableware designed by the world’s foremost architect Norman Foster for Danish design house, Stelton.Foster takes an eclectic approach to materiality — through simple form and sensitive detai

'Bespoke Designs’ at Based Upon, London

Based Upon hosts a collection of "Bespoke Designs” at its London venue.“The Ribbon Bar” is one of the significant works featured in the “Bespoke Designs” collection. Its sculptural design draws inspiration from the natural landscape and its form emu

Itsuko Hasegawa Awarded the 2018 Royal Academy Architecture Prize

Royal Academy of Arts, London announced Japanese architect Itsuko Hasegawa as the winner of the 2018 Royal Academy Architecture Prize, honoring her inspiring and enduring contribution to the culture of architecture.The inaugural award, supported by the Dorfma

Janet Echelman’s Vibrant Sculpture Floats Over Madrid's Plaza Mayor

Janet Echelman unveiled her “1.78 Madrid” sculpture last week at Madrid’s Plaza Mayor, marking the city’s 400th anniversary. The suspended thread sculpture, latest from the American artist’s Earth Time Series, hangs above the statue of King Phi

O’Donnell + Tuomey Design a New Cultural Center in Shanghai

Dublin-based O’Donnell + Tuomey recently unveiled design for three interconnected opera houses in Shanghai, which will be coming up near the Huangpu river. The cultural complex, part of a regeneration masterplan for the 2010 Expo site, is conceived as

Modernism Week’s Signature February Festival Begins Tomorrow at Palm Springs

An 11-day celebration of mid-century modern architecture, interior and landscape design, art, and vintage culture begins in South California’s Palm Springs region on February 15. Modernism Week returns for its thirteenth edition with a range of events inclu
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