With more than 100 design weeks around the world, design worshippers are hard-pressed to visit them all. Yet new cities are always being added. So why are so many municipalities trying to link their names with ‘Design’ and what can being a host bring to a city?
Opening 23 March 2017 at Barbican Art Gallery, The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after
1945 is the first major UK exhibition to focus on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the
Second World War to now, a field which has consistently produced some of the most influential and
extraordinary examples of modern and contemporary design.
California-based artist J.B. Blunk created an extensive body of work in wood and stone, cast bronze, painting, jewelry and clay. Ignoring the traditional separation of sculpture and furniture he worked without a conception of fixed categories, and his attitude towards these classifications suggests the Japanese disregard of the distinction between art and craft.
Following their exhibition »Album« in 2012, internationally renowned designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec return to the Vitra Campus in October 2016. The exhibition »Rêveries Urbaines« at the Zaha Hadid Fire Station presents concepts for urban development, and is a wide-ranging study of possible development solutions for cities that may be imagined in very different urban settings.
Alexander Payne, Deputy Chairman, Europe, and Worldwide Head of Design, said, “We are very pleased to conclude the Fall 2016 auction season at Phillips with such solid results. All three of today’s sales demonstrated a healthy market for works of 20th century Design.
To start the year, Carpenters Workshop Gallery continues its ten-year anniversary programme, dedicating its Parisian space to an exclusive exhibition by renowned design duo - Studio Job.
Why write about buildings? Buildings are chunks of the material of the natural world, refashioned by humans and set down into place to stand as silent as the rocks and trees from which they were made. How can we describe that mute actuality? A building’s only complete description is itself. Writing often intensifies the cloud that obscures buildings rather than dissipates it. So why do it?
This winter, the Serpentine presents an exhibition of paintings and drawings by renowned architect Zaha Hadid (1950-2016). Zaha Hadid is regarded as a pioneering and visionary architect whose contribution to the world of architecture was ground-breaking and innovative.
Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York are pleased to announce this year’s winning proposal for Folly, an annual juried competition for architects and designers. The 2016 winner is the New York City-based firm Hou de Sousa, with their inventive proposal Sticks.
The « Chaînes » collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec represents a continuation of the formal vocabulary which the brothers have been developing for many years. Module, assembly, and the relationship with the surrounding space – central aspects of their research – characterize this new work.
Design Visionary SHoP Architects has developed a bold portfolio of projects that combine evocative architecture, philanthropic initiatives, sustainable development and innovative practices and entrepreneurship.
Fear and Love, the opening exhibition at the Design Museum in Kensington, presents eleven installations by some of the most innovative and thoughtprovoking designers and architects working today.
DeTnk is pleased to announce the publication of the 2016 DeTnk Collectible Design Market Report. The global collectible design market has shrunk across the board in 2015, with 4.3% less lots offered for sale and 9% less in total value of sales.