Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 - Top Picks
It’s that time of year when London's design district opens its doors to the public for Clerkenwell Design Week and shows the rest of London and the design industry what it has to offer. An impressive showcase of distinct and accomplished talent the three-day event spans; furniture and product... View full entry
Win two tickets to 'Conversations at Clerkenwell' as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016
In conjunction with this years Clerkenwell Design Week, we are giving away two free tickets to Reimagining a design icon: The transformation of the Commonwealth Institute into the new Design Museum talk as part of Conversations at Clerkenwell. The new Design Museum will reopen its doors on the... View full entry
designjunction + Dwell on Design announce line-up for NYCxDesign 2016
This post is brought to you by designjunction + Dwell on Design NYC. For the first time this May 13-15, the UK’s leading design exhibition designjunction and Dwell on Design, America’s largest design event, will partner during NYCxDESIGN. This much anticipated collaboration promises to... View full entry
The first US exhibition on Pierre Chareau coming to the Jewish Museum
This fall, the Jewish Museum will present what it’s billing as the first United States exhibition devoted to the work of Pierre Chareau, a French Modernist who for decades fell out of the mainstream history of art and architecture [...]
Chareau (1883-1950) was a prolific designer and art collector in France, and best known for his Maison de Verre (“Glass House”), a landmark building in Paris created in 1928 in collaboration with the Dutch architect Bernard Bijvoet...
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The exhibition, entitled "Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design", is the third exhibition in a trilogy of design exhibitions, following surveys of the work of Isaac Mizrahi and Roberto Burle Marx.The French architect and designer also had an impressive collection of art, which will be on... View full entry
50% off on tickets to designjunction + Dwell on Design, plus free espresso on arrival for Archinect members!
This post is brought to you by designjunction + Dwell on Design NYC. Cutting-edge design + captivating conversationsVisit New York's most exciting design destination during NYCxDesign. 20 international design brands, one co-working pop-up, a leading talks program and vibrant café. designjunction... View full entry
Act Fast - Only One Week Left to Enter the 2016 Core77 Design Awards
This post is brought to you by Core77 Design Awards. With only seven days left before the Final Deadline hits on April 6th, at 9pm Eastern, designers, educators and strategists from all over the globe are putting the finishing touches on their entries for the 2016 Core77 Design Awards. Once the... View full entry
Utopian dreams; London's first Design Biennale reveals its opening theme
London’s inaugural Design Biennale is set to open at Somerset House this September, based around the idea of Utopia to coincide with the venue’s year-long events programme.
The biennale is headed up by London Design Festival director Ben Evans, biennale director Christopher Turner, former editor of Icon, and London Design Festival co-founder Sir John Sorrell. More than 30 countries are taking part in the event.
Representing the UK will be the design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby best known for designing the London 2012 Olympic Games Torch and their work with Vitra. Their installation will be curated by London's Victoria and Albert Museum. View full entry
Bridging the gap; Tintagel Castle design contest winning design revealed
The daring concept proposes one cantilever on the Cornish mainland and another on the island fortress, where, legend has it, King Arthur was conceived. The two structures stretch out to each other across the void but do not quite meet.
The victorious design was conceived by the Belgian company Ney & Partners Civil Engineers in partnership with British architects William Matthews Associates. View full entry
The Design Museum's new home to open this November in Kensington
The contemporary design champion is moving from its current location in Shad Thames to the former Commonwealth Institute building, a Grade II*-listed 1960s landmark conceived by architects RJMM.
Its new home, which is being remodelled by designer John Pawson, will provide three times more space and have a learning centre, auditorium, library and a ‘Designers in Residence’ studio.
Don’t Miss the March 8 Regular Deadline to Enter the 2016 Core77 Design Awards
This post is brought to you by Core77 Design Awards. With the Regular Deadline for entry right around the corner on March 8th, the 2016 Core77 Design Awards invites designers from all over the world to put their best work forward and participate in this annual celebration of design enterprise... View full entry
"The tyranny of bad doors must end."
The podcast devoted to all things design, 99% Invisible, collaborates with Vox Media on a video explaining the backstory to "Norman doors". You know, those infuriatingly unclear doors where you can't tell if you should push or pull. The name honors design kingpin and advocate of human-centered... View full entry
Jony Ive's design philosophy plays the long game
“technology is at last starting to enable something that was the dream of [Apple] from the very beginning—to make technology personal. So personal that you can wear it.” [...]
“Both the hand and the machine can produce things with exquisite care or with no care at all. But it’s important to remember that what was seen at one time as the most sophisticated technology eventually becomes tradition. There was a time when even the metal needle would have been seen as shocking and profoundly new."
Vogue interviews Jony Ive and Apple CEO Tim Cook, on the construction site of Norman Foster's new spaceship HQ and back at the old campus, about Apple's convergence with the fashion world and its obsession with design.More on Ive and Apple:Apple's next, HOK-designed Silicon Valley spaceship... View full entry
World's first Slum Museum is coming to Mumbai
Mumbai’s gigantic slums are one of the city’s most prominent—and problematic—features. Dharavi, located in the heart of Mumbai, is home to upwards of 1.5 million people, giving it the distinction of being one of the largest slums in all of Asia. [...] it will also be home to what organizers are calling the first slum museum. [...]
The museum itself will be a small, flexible mobile structure, which will make it easy for it to be pulled through the slum’s streets on a bike or small vehicle.
Related stories in the Archinect news:Mumbai's Dharavi 'slum': Opportunities & challengesThe Slumdog Millionaire ArchitectSteven Holl Architects wins star-studded competition to design Mumbai City Museum North Wing View full entry
George King installs glowing string maze in former train underpass for Detroit Design Festival
Lasermaze is an architectural installation formed from three miles of UV wool and over 3000 hand tied knots, suspended from an industrial structure of steel scaffolding and chains. Created for the 2015 Detroit Design Festival, Lasermaze is currently located along the Dequindre Cut, a former... View full entry
0 to 1 approaches special needs design differently
Most planners and architects can speak volumes about accessibility requirements [...].
Tamara Petrovic and Garner Oh, partners of the architecture and design firm 0 to 1, are intimately aware of such needs. To address their son’s difficulty with balance and motor skills, the pair developed a range of products for the home that transform his living environment into a safe and appealing space for all members of the family and resist the institutional aesthetic often seen in special needs products.