David Adjaye calls this concept “narrative construction.” It’s a mode of architectural storytelling embodied in the museum’s façade, a three-tiered, trapezoidal structure inspired by the staggered crown of an early 20th century Yoruban sculpture that Adjaye encountered in a book from his personal library.
On the 21st of September 2016 Phillips brought in the fall with their Nordic Master & Design sale. The sale reached a total of £4.5m in value and set new action records for Lucie Rie, Ole Wanscher, Gino Sarfatti and Marion Dorn.
Roca London Gallery will be showcasing recent bathhouse projects by some of the world’s leading contemporary architects and designers. Soak, Steam, Dream explores a renewed interest in the connection between the physical, meditative and social aspects of bathing.
A three-part installation that explores architectural solutions to urban living as part of the brand’s MINI LIVING project. Three forest bathing spaces filled with plants have been inserted into Shoreditch’s busy city streets, offering locals places to connect create and relax.
As the sun begins to lower in the sky and the days begin to shorten, London awakens from the daze of summer and the design scene comes to life. DeTnk has been busy checking out the various exhibitions and events in order to create a series of walks for you to explore. We have chosen our favorites, the cream rises to the top!
French designers are known around the world for their talent, their sophistication and above all for their creativity. This year, 15 French showrooms are offering an exclusive opportunity to explore the inspiration and creative genius brought to London from across the channel.
'art/talking' is a venue based, monthly project, aimed at exploring the variety and depth of the London Contemporary Art Scene as well key themes in current contemporary art practice.
The next visit will be on Friday, 23 September from 2pm to 4pm and we will visit four young galleries around Fitzrovia:
ESSEX Architecture Weekend is a programme of tours and events celebrating the county’s pioneering role in twentieth century architecture. The weekend centres around the county’s three key modernist estates, Silver End, Bata East Tilbury and Frinton-on-Sea.
The first London Design Biennale opened this September at Somerset House with over 30 countries and territories participating (7 – 27 September). Nations from six continents will present newly commissioned works that explore the theme Utopia by Design.
In his ‘Spring’ exhibition at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London, Mathieu Lehanneur takes us into a world of flux. As if the cycle of the seasons and nature’s forces have specially looked at the fate of objects… Here, the artist-designer with a passion for science, grapples with ancestral materials in order to suffuse them with plasticity, fluidity and tone.
The architect, Lina Bo Bardi (1914–1992), has long been considered one of the major modern architects of the twentieth century in Brazil. Her iconic Museum of Art of São Paulo (1968), and the bold, Social Service for Commerce Building-Pompéia, São Paulo (1986), have gained recognition in recent years and her reputation is beginning to be acknowledged internationally.
Gaetano Pesce: Molds (Gelati Misti) present a selection of cast-resin objects made by internationally lauded Italian artist Gaetano Pesce, organized by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson.
The first Schaudepot temporary exhibition is dedicated to Radical Design, a design Movement that reached its peak at the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s in Italy and is one of the most important avant-garde movements in the history of design.
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.