Design Museum Design Museum
Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD
Designers in Residence is an annual exhibition that invites a group of emerging designers to transform areas of the museum. By Supporting the selected designers at an early stage of their career, it allows them to build on their current design practice and develop new or existing work.
This September Christie's will launch its first ever sale dedicated exclusively to works by international contemporary designers.
Offering collectors works by some of the most notable designers living and working today, the sale will include 30 lots with pieces by Marc Newson, Forret Myers, Zaha Hadid, Ron Arad, Maarten Baas, Shiro Kuramata, Ettore Sottsass and Harush Shlomo.
Ross Lovegrove and architect and ecologist Ken Yeang show how nature can inspire our living spaces and cities by fusing efficiency and beauty.
Discussing alternative means of energy sourcing, the two provide an optimistic and engaging outlook on the future of our built landscapes.
See for yourself!
Design Museum Gent
Jan Breydelstraat 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Described as ‘a unique talent who has no rivals’ (MoMA design curator Paola Antonelli); and ‘one of the most significant designers in the world today’ (Aaron Betsky, head of the Netherlands Architecture Institute), Hella Jongerius is by no means a stranger to the world of design.
September will see the opening of MU's latest exhibition Neubauism, by Berlin graphic design agency Neubau.
Taking the content from their books, NeubauWelt and NeubauModul, off the page and into reality, the exhibition offers a voyage through silhouettes, typography, illustration and systems.
Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 Northwest Davis Street
This week sees the beginning of Manuf®actured: The Conspicious Transformation of Everyday Objects, an exhibition exploring how artists are taking mass manufactured objects and transforming them by hand to create art.
Pondering what you should do this weekend, why not have a go at hacking your own IKEA flat pack.
Platform21, BRIGHT and Superuse are calling on you to hack an IKEA flat pack. Make your own design out of it with a small alteration or perpetrate an out-and-out hack that gives the object a whole new function.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
West Bretton Wakefield WF4 4LG, UK
If you are looking for a reason to get out of London this Bank Holiday weekend why not take a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park where you can wander amongst the works of Isamu Noguchi, one of the great creators of the 20th Century.
This September the Conran Shop will premiere its specially commissioned Inspirations Collection.
As an homage to Terence Conran the shop commissioned a number of designers from the UK, France, Germany, Mexico, South Africa and Italy to create a line of products inspired by Conran himself.