designjunction has revealed details of its Pop Up Canteen, a special collaboration between the Canteen group of restaurants, Transport for London (TfL), with furniture supplied by Modus and lighting from Very Good & Proper. Canteen, which has a number of permanent sites across London, draws heavily on TfL's utilitarian chic for its interiors, which is what made this collaboration such a perfect fit.
As a part of Brompton Design District during London Design Festival a group of designers are coming together to explore placebo through speculative design.
Opening the fall auction season is Wright’s Living Contemporary sale, a thoughtfully edited auction comprised of functional and non-functional 20th and 21st century design paired with post-war and contemporary art. This sale features an outstanding selection of works by American, Argentine, Italian, Danish, French and Japanese designers.
After three consecutive editions of Alpha-ville Festival, its producers announced the official start of a new strategic phase for the organisation. Although the annual festival has been cancelled this year due to shortage in funding, the organisation will still be going ahead with a series of individual events.
Exploring the world’s most famous modern art and design school, Bauhaus: Art as Life is the biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years. From its avant-garde arts and crafts beginnings the Bauhaus shifted towards a more radical model of learning uniting art and technology.
The Daelim Museum is showcasing 'The 100th Anniversary of Finn Juhl’s Birth' to commemorate the anniversary of this legendary Danish designer’s birth.
The UK’s largest celebration of buildings and the city, the London Festival of Architecture (LFA), will return from 23 June – 8 July 2012. The event, held biennially since 2004, will reinforce London’s reputation as an international creative hub, as a varied programme of exciting events take place all over the capital.
In an unusual take on the subject, the MAK exhibition THINGS. plain & simple explores the ideal of simplicity as a significant and formative element of style history across epochs and cultures. The broadly conceived exhibition from the museum’s collection puts the principle of simplicity in different perspectives, discussing it not only as an aesthetic premise, but also in the context of socio- political and sociological phenomena.
With DesignMiami/ Basel approaching we, at DeTnk, have been pulling together a preview of which designers galleries will be presenting at the fair. First in is New York design gallery R 20th Century who will be presenting the work of Hugo França, Greta Magnusson Grossman, Lluís Lleó, Joaquim Tenreiro and Jeff Zimmerman.
James Evans' bulbous ceramic works, which make up the show 'Abugation' at the Marsden Woo Gallery, look like something that Geena Davis' character in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice would have presented throughout the house. While at the gallery make sure to check out Chun Liao's vessels as well.
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Cristina Grajales Gallery have gone from light political to fantasy in their new show "Pegasus" which runs until July 13th 2012. Once again, the gallery has proven its discerning taste - bringing together an inspired group of designers and design objects.