Konstantin Grcic – Panorama at Vitra Design Museum

Konstantin Grcic – Panorama at Vitra Design Museum

March 22 - September 14 '14

Weil am Rhein

Konstantin Grcic is one of the most influential designers of our time. Serious and functional, unwieldy and occasionally disconcerting, his works combine an indus- trial aesthetic with experimental, artistic elements.

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London's Ace Hotel by Universal Design Studio

London's Ace Hotel by Universal Design Studio

Interior Architecture and design

London

Universal Design Studio worked with Ace Hotel to design the exteriors and interiors, including 258 guest rooms, an 1,800 square foot seventh floor event space, a 2,700 square foot restaurant, Hoi Polloi, and a 3,900 square foot lounge and reception area comprised of retail units, a bar, café and art gallery.

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 Hôtel Dupanloup, Studio Makkink & Bey, photo Ministère de la culture et de la communication / Drac Centre – François Lauginie

Hôtel Dupanloup by Studio Makkink & Bey

A treasure hunt across centuries

Once the home of a notorious bishop, the seventeenth century building in the town of Orléans, Hôtel Dupanloup, has recently been reconstructed to function as International Research Center of the University of Orléans. Studio Makkink & Bey developed a series of spatial installations that transform the historic Hôtel chambers into lively public spaces.

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'Exobiotanica —Botanical Space Flight-' by Makota Azuma

Artist Launches Flowers and Pine Tree 90,000 Feet From Earth

Fascinated with the fragility and strength of flowers, Makota Azuma has spent his lifetime weaving ethereal and colorful sculptures and installations, with plants as his primary medium. For his first gravity-defying project, Exobiotanica, he uprooted plants and placed them in a new kind of “nature,”— way up high in the stratosphere.

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'Stacked Objects' by Emiel Remmelts

'Stacked Objects' by Emiel Remmelts

The objects in the shelving are used for creating a dynamic composition, comparable to the method of creating a collage.

Besides using objects like bricks which are widely available I also picked up one-off objects from flea markets, charity shops and building sites. That way I'm forced to make new compositions with each shelf. Each composition is unique and defines the overall aesthetic of the furniture.

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Installation view, 'Phyllida Barlow. GIG', Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2014

Phyllida Barlow's Sculptures Inaugurate Recently Renovated Hauser & Wirth Somerset

15 July - 2 November '14

Hauser & Wirth Somerset has opened to the public with a solo exhibition of site-specific sculptures by Phyllida Barlow.

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'4 X 4: 4 Countries 4 Genres 4 Rooms 4 Designers 16 Artists' at Stephen Friedman Gallery

13 June - 26 July '14

London

Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present ‘4 x 4', a historical exhibition of art and design which focuses on four key art movements occurring simultaneously across four continents in the 1960s and 1970s. It brings together some of the most innovative and important artists and furniture designers of that period and includes artists previously unseen in the UK.

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Chenequa Residence by Robert Oshatz

A Private Residence in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Chenequa Residence is born out of its site and is informed by the surrounding environment. The house wraps around the face of a hill and pivots around established trees. It carries stone, stained concrete and wood seamlessly through the expansive glazing to connect the interior and exterior spaces.

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'Float House' by Pitsou Kedem Architects

'Float House' by Pitsou Kedem Architects

A one story private residence

The architectural concept was to create a structure with a continuous, wide space, divided by internal courtyards and movable partitions into smaller spaces used for a variety of different functions.

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Humans Since 1982, A Million Times

Humans Since 1982, A Million Times

The DeTnk Design Advisory

Since seeing 'A Million Times' at Design Miami/ Basel it has been stuck in the DeTnk Design Advisor's mind - making it the next 'buy now' in the series.

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'Form Follows Foam' by Therese Granlund

Bordering Between Attraction and Repulsion

In a bid to turn overused polyurethane on its head, Stockholm-based Therese Granlund made these drip chairs for her MA thesis at Design Academy Eindhoven.

Titled Form Follows Foam, the set extorts the low-class material’s plasticine qualities to create out-of-this-world conversation pieces.

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The Mill House by Wingårdhs

The Mill House by Wingårdhs

Microhome in Sweden

This house is a manifestation of the Swedish ritual of sauna and bathing. It is an annex to a large old farm in the countryside of southern Sweden, converted into a vacation house for a family from the nearby city of Malmö.

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Brick House by Leth and Gori

Brick House by Leth and Gori

Behind the humble exterior of the Brick House hides a bright and airy living space. Designed by the Danish architecture firm Leth and Gori the Brick House was created with two objectives: to be maintenance free for 50 years and to last for at least 150 years.

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Heydar Aliyev Center [Photo © Helene Binet]

Zaha Hadid wins Design Museum Design of the Year Award 2014

for the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan

Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan has won the Design Museum Design of the Year Award 2014. Hadid is the first ever woman to win the top prize in the competition, now in its seventh year.

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