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Phillip K. Smith III’s “Detroit Skybridge” is a Rainbow of Moving Colors

“Detroit Skybridge” by Phillip K. Smith III connects two of Detroit’s most iconic buildings, One Woodward and the Guardian Building. The 100 foot long 16th floor skybridge becomes a floating bar of light hovering over the streets of Downtown Detroit.Tak

Waugh Thistleton Architects and Arup Creates an Interactive Modular Maze-like Installation for London Design Festival 2018

Waugh Thistleton Architects and Arup have collaborated with the American Hardwood Export Council to create an Interactive Modular Maze-like Installation in the Sackler Courtyard at the V&A for London Design Festival 2018.“MultiPly” is a maze-like seri

Giles Miller’s Immersive Installation “Byplace” for South East Makers Club

South East Makers Club will showcase “Byplace,” an immersive installation by Deptford-based design company Giles Miller Studio and fabricators Aldworth James & Bond at the London Design Festival 2018.Celebrating the marriage between design and making

Moritz Waldemeyer’s Dazzling Lighting Installation for Focus/18

Focus/18 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is the design event for excellence, taking place from September 19-21, during the London Design Festival. This year, a new work by international artist Moritz Waldemeyer has been specially commissioned for the show t

“New Forms of French Modernity” at Demisch Danant, New York

Demisch Danant in New York is hosting an exhibition featuring the influential work of Jacques Dumond and Joseph-Andre Motte in the 1950s and early 1960s and their exploration of new materials in post-war society.Demisch Danant in New York hosts “New Forms o

Studio MUTT Designs “Out of Character” for London Design Festival 2018

London-based Studio Mutt has designed four architectural characters that inhabit the Sir John Soane's Museum as part of London Design Festival 2018.“Out of Character” features four mixed-media installations designed to represent fictional characters —

Jesse Visser’s Triptych ‘Cogitatio inanis’ at Enlightened Design III

Jesse Visser will present imposing monumental limited editions: triptychs — of which the largest is 1.65 meters high and 2.30 meters wide — as part of Enlightened Design III for London Design Festival.On view from September 19 through September 22, t

David/Nicolas “Supernova” at Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris

At its Paris venue, “Supernova” by Lebanese designer-duo David/Nicolas is on view at Paris-based Carpenters Workshop Gallery.“Supernova,” the inaugural exhibition at Carpenters Workshop Gallery by David/Nicolas brings two distinct bodies of work that

Sir David Adjaye to Receive Washington University International Humanities Prize

The Center for the Humanities will be presenting the 2018 Washington University International Humanities Prize and Medal to internationally renowned architect Sir David Adjaye, on October 29. Adjaye will receive a $25,000 prize, an endowment from David and Ph

R. Buckminster Fuller Retrospective at Edward Cella Art & Architecture

Richard Buckminster Fuller’s retrospective, “Inventions and Models” is currently on view at the Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, through November 3, 2018. The exhibition gives a peek into Fuller’s perspective on the world and humanity

Osamu Kojima’s ‘Meditation’ at Jason Jacques Gallery, New York

Japanese artist and ceramicist Osamu Kojima will be presenting his works at the Jason Jacques Gallery, New York from September 12. The show coincides with Asia Week, also being held in New York.Kojima is known for his masterful use of clay, glass, and glaze t

The City of Light is Celebrating Paris Design Week

Paris Design Week kicked off last week transforming the city into a buzzing hub for the best of design, interior decoration, and lifestyle from across the world. The 10-day celebration of design and creativity, from September 6-15, brings the essence of MAISO

Flynn Talbot’s ‘Full Spectrum’ at London Design Biennale

Australian lighting artist and designer Flynn Talbot’s “Full Spectrum” installation is being presented in the Australia pavilion at the 2018 London Design Biennale. Talbot has created a rainbow-colored light screen with 150 strands of fibre optic light

"Money makes me ugly, Mickey makes me happy” at Etage Projects, Copenhagen

Etage Projects in Copenhagen is showcasing “Money makes me ugly, Mickey makes me happy” by Raquel Quevedo.Etage Projects, Copenhagen presents Raquel Quevedo’s sculptures “Money makes me ugly, Mickey makes me happy,” on view through October 24, 2018.

Tom Dixon Launches “Rock” Marble Tableware Inspired by India

Tom Dixon’s “Rock” collection features candle holders, dumbells, and serving platters made from green forest marble sourced from India.  Consisting of two different sizes of stackable candle holders, three different shaped chopping boards and servi

Panamarenko’s “Codex and other unique works” at Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery, Knokke

Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery in Knokke features a special exhibition in which the Panamarenko’s “Codex” is the highlight.On view through September 16, the exhibition features “Codex,” preserved in a private collection, in the form of a book consisti

Christien Meindertsma’s “Beyond the Surface” at Vitra Design Museum

Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, is hosting “Beyond the Surface,” featuring works by Dutch artist and designer Christien Meindertsma. The show runs through January 20, 2019.This is the artist’s first solo exhibition outside her country.

Fortnum & Mason’s Tea-Themed Installation at London Design Festival

As part of London Design Festival 2018, Fortnum & Mason will present Scholten & Baijings and their immersive, contemporary tea installation on the first floor of the historic Fortnum & Mason store in Piccadilly, from September 15-23.Using more tha

Babs Haenen’s New Porcelain Works Based on Matisse and de Kooning Paintings at Hostler Burrows, New York

Hostler Burrows will present new porcelain sculptures by Babs Haenen, marking the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, from October 10-November 9.Haenen is influenced by Abstract art, and her sculptures are expressed in a painterly fashion. In h

Top Installations at the 2018 London Design Biennale

London Design Biennale opened on September 4 at Somerset House with 40 countries, cities, and territories bringing their visions of “Emotional States” to London.The second edition of the Biennale builds on the success of the inaugural show in 2016, with t

CRA and WeRise Develop “Livingboard,” a Motherboard for Instant Open-Source Housing

“Livingboard” is the prototype of a portable “motherboard system” to improve housing conditions in rural parts of India. A collaboration between international design and innovation practice Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) and Indian non-profit organizatio

“Social Design” at Museum für Gestaltung Toni-Areal

 The Museum fur Gestaltung in Toni-Areal, Zurich presents “Social Design,” from October 5, 2018, to February 3, 2019.The exhibition keeps society and integration in mind with a display that looks at design for society and with society. Through reside

Gio Ponti’s “Linea Diamante” Brought to Life at Grand Basel

Gio Ponti’s “Linea Diamante” car design realized at Grand Basel, a gathering in Basel, Switzerland for lovers of all things design — especially automotive design.This year’s Grand Basel show in Switzerland hosts a spectacular world premiere in moto

Making The Future By Design: A Sneak Peek Into The Maison & Objet Fair In Paris

 What interior and object designs will make the most sense for our changing contemporary and future needs? What home environments stir our imaginations, and inspire us to think creatively? Explorations of those questions and others will be on display at

Italian Architect and Designer Vincenzo de Cotiis Returns to London with “En Plein Air”

“En Plein Air” at Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, features works by Italian architect and designer Vincenzo de Cotiis, on view from September 15 to November 23. The designer showcases new pieces from his “progetto domestico” collection.“En Plei

Studio Adjective Designs Easy-to-Assemble Stool for Ishinomaki Laboratory

Studio Adjective designs a minimal and light-weighted three-legged “Tripodal Stool” for Ishinomaki Laboratory.Designed by Hong Kong’s Studio Adjective, the minimal and light-weighted three-legged “Tripodal Stool” embraces Ishinomaki Laboratory’s c

“Colors of Transparency” by Students of UMPRUM at London Design Fair 2018

UMPRUM, the Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague, will be presenting “Colors of Transparency” at the upcoming London Design Fair 2018, September 20-23. The institute’s Studio of Glass will showcase latest body of works created around th

MUDA-Architects Wins “The Most Beautiful Bookstore in Chengdu” Competition

MUDA-Architects has won “The Most Beautiful Bookstore in Chengdu” competition. Sponsored by the Chengdu Tianfu New Area Investment Group, China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute, and co-sponsored by Chengdu Yi Zhu Yi Shi Culture Commun

Nicholas Anthony to Unveil “Mito” by Occhio at London Design Festival 2018

Nicholas Anthony will present an exclusive installation “Mito” by Occhio, the winner of the Lighting Design Awards 2018 for best «Architectural Luminaire Interior,» at the upcoming London Design Festival 2018.“The beautiful ‘Mito’ desig

Kueng Caputo’s “Ciao Amico Mio” at Etage Projects, Copenhagen

Etage Projects is hosting a new solo exhibition by Kueng Caputo — “Ciao Amico Mio.”Uniting recent series of works by the Swiss designer duo, this exhibition showcases The Silo Furniture, Homage Carpets and Granulate Lamps on view through October 19.“

Who is taking home the 2018 London Design Medals?

The winners of the 2018 London Design Medals have been announced. The coveted Panerai London Design Medal will be awarded to Cyprus born British/Turkish Cypriot fashion designer, Hussein Chalayan. The Design Innovation Medal has been won by designer, inventor

Pentagram X 14-18 NOW: “Dazzle” at V&A Museum

Design agency Pentagram in collaboration with 14-18 NOW is taking on the WW1 concept of “Dazzle” — where camouflage patterns were painted onto ships to confuse enemy vessels — and applying it to the Room 131A inside the V&A Museum throughout the n

ZHA after Zaha Hadid: Interview With Patrik Schumacher

The 20th century produced a large number of legendary architects. Yet there was only one woman among them: the Iraqi-born Zaha Hadid, winner of the 2004 Pritzker Architecture Prize, who revolutionized her profession (and the role of women within it) before he

Tom Dixon to host “ELECTROANALOGUE” at London Design Festival 2018

Tom Dixon will host “ELECTROANALOGUE,” a gathering of digital innovations in the Coal Office, the brand’s new HQ and flagship shop in King’s Cross, from September 15-23.  “In collaboration with friends and partners Bill Amberg Studio, Teenage E

“Fake News, Sensationalist Headlines, and Conspiracy Theories” Explored Through Jewelry at MAD, New York

“Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines” from October 16, 2018, through March 3, 2019.“The show features jewelry work by Australian artist Robert Baines and centers on 14 news stories which the artist’s jewelry serves as ‘evidenc

Function And Art: An Interview With Ron Arad

Ron Arad has a bit of a bad-boy reputation in the art and design world. From the moment he walked out of an architect’s office and into a scrapyard, he has defied expectations and boundaries. It was there in a London scrapyard in 1981 that he salvaged the p

“Utzon 100: Next Generation” at Sydney Opera House

A panel comprising of renowned Danish architects converge to talk about how Jorn Utzon’s work has affected their own practices on October 14. The event is part the Sydney Opera House’s 45 year celebrations, supported by Michael and Manuela Darling.One of

Spotlight: Napoli Afragola Station, by Zaha Hadid Architects

Napoli Afragola high-speed railway station, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), was inaugurated last year with 18 high-speed trains as part of Phase 1. New photographs released by Hufton+Crow mark the first year of train services at the station that rece

“Akari Unfolded: A Collection by YMER&MALTA” at The Noguchi Museum, New York

“Akari Unfolded: A Collection by YMER&MALTA” at the Noguchi Museum features a collection of 29 lamps created by Valerie Maltaverne’s leading French design studio YMER&MALTA, on view through January 27, 2019.Working with six designers, the studi
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