￼Handcrafting and craftsmanship are the focus at EXEMPLA and both are exactly what Piet Hein Eek has been doing for the past twenty years. The exhibition shows how a collection has been built over the years by looking at the materials, techniques and craftsmanship.
After a highly successful fifth edition in New York City, the acclaimed Architecture & Design Film Festival is going bicoastal! From March 12-16, 2014, the Los Angeles Theatre Center will host the nation's largest film festival exploring art, architecture, design, fashion and urban planning, and their prevalence in our day-to-day lives.
The Rijksmuseum will be presenting the Lotus Dome by Daan Roosegaarde for the first time in the Netherlands, from 7 February through 5 May 2014.
“If only you could design just one good chair in your life . . . But you simply cannot.”
Hans J. Wegner, 1952.
The exhibition “Wegner : just one good chair”, opening on the 3rd of April 2014, marks the 100-year anniversary of Hans J. Wegner’s birth. Wegner (1914-2007) was one of history’s most prolific designers.
Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined sees the Main Galleries of the Royal Academy of Arts transformed by seven architectural practices from around the world.
New York City
As part of the year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary, The Cloisters museum and gardens—The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s branch museum dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe—will present The Forty Part Motet (2001), a sound installation by Janet Cardiff. The Forty Part Motet is the first time a work of contemporary art has been shown at The Cloisters.
Institut Neerlandais, Paris
The outstanding presence of Li Edelkoort on the contemporary design scene is reformulated and completed under the uncovered light of the design collector.
The trend forecaster and actual Design Days Dubai Patron’s engagement is explored through the unusually intimate lens of personal inclination, exposing the ‘behind the scenes’ of a ruling taste.
Margaret Howell continues to support Open-City, the architectural education charity founded by Victoria Thornton to raise awareness and appreciation of the urban landscape. Open-City actively promotes public engagement and education programmes, encouraging a dialogue about the built environment and urban regeneration projects.
Belgium is Design is presenting a selection of the best of today’s Belgian designers at Maison & Objet in addition to furniture makers to keep an eye on. Discover the work of Frédéric Richard, Thierry Bataille, NoMoreTwist, Mathias van de Walle, Emmanuel Gardin and Twodesigners as well as products byLinadura and Liparus in the now! design à vivre area (Hall 8 / F85-G86).
Since the debut Young Creative Poland exhibition in 2009, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute has promoted Polish design globally at leading design festivals including Salone del Mobile in Milan, Paris’ Maison&Objet, International Furniture Fair Singapore and ICFF in New York.
In today’s world, do-it-yourself culture is practically omnipresent: be it fashion, furniture, cooking or communication—hardly a single area of everyday life and our material culture has not been swept up in the DIY revolution. With its emphasis on the field of furniture design, the exhibition NOMADIC FURNITURE 3.0. New Liberated Living?
As a small island on the periphery of Europe, Ireland’s language and culture has always been shaped by journeys, both inward and outward. Through these trajectories and influences the vernacular language evolves, honed by history and formed through conversation, exchange and relationship. This idea of an evolving language is the starting-point for the exhibition.
The Mosaic Rooms is pleased to present our first exhibition of work arising from the 2013 learning and engagement programme. The mixed media exhibition will include furniture and objects, photomontage artworks, oral history testimonies and artist reflections, resulting from various projects each exploring notions of home.
Mud huts, timber dwellings, stone houses – architectural structures around the world have evolved to be perfectly adapted to the surrounding environment, climate and available building materials. With the growing awareness of sustainable construction and regional traditions, these building types have been rediscovered as vital sources of inspiration.