ZonaTortona.TV + DeTnk.TV Studio
26 Via Bergognone, Milan
The ZonaTortona + DeTnk.TV Studio is in full swing as the Milan Salone del Mobile starts up.
From established design stars like Arik Levy, Piero Lissoni, Tom Dixon, Tord Boontje and Maarten Baas to new design studios such as Claudia and Harry Washington, more than 60 interviews will be undertaken throughout the week.
Exploring the idea of ‘welding’ flat ceramic parts together with visible seams, Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek has developed a series of ceramic designs inspired by his love for turning two dimensional material into a three dimensional form.
Due to the fragility of the construction process, each piece is individually assembled and therefore unique.
Shepard Fairey’s Obama poster has triumphed in a shortlist of 90 other designs to become Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2009.
Chosen as the most innovative and forward thinking design from the past 12 months, Fairey’s poster sheds new light on the power and influence of design on our day-to-day lives.
Do you have something to say about being a designer, or just feel like reading others' rants or praise.
The website is engaging and easy to use with its cyan magenta and yellow colours and ability to add a quick comment. The ever-changing results can often be as colourful as the graphics.
Available this March, 'Limited Edition', written by Sophie Lovell and published by Birkhauser, follows the design industry’s recent infatuation with Limited Edition furniture.
Here at the office we have been keeping a close eye on the peaks and slumps of the global financial markets and have witnessed the mood shifting from a culture of excess to one of a certain frugality, or should we say, austerity.
Pre-Christmas discounting, non-existent bonuses, and a shift from Champagne to Prosecco... need we say more?
Rough Luxe Hotel
1Birkenhead Street, London
Just a step away from King’s Cross station and tucked away down a quiet side street is a fabulously eclectic hotel which gives a whole new meaning to the word luxury.
Designed by London based designer and gallery owner Rabih Hage, the 9 room hotel
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 West 53 Street, New York
Design is not always pretty. Sometimes it is blunt and aggressive, especially when it is meant to deliver a clear message or depart from tradition and express new ideas.