Since the beginning of the 19th century, the glass dynasty Lobmeyr has proved to be one of the most innovative and renowned in the Austrian industry. Rather than limiting himself to the role of glass merchant, its founder Josef Lobmeyr, exclusive supplier to the Imperial court, invested and developed new designs and manufacturing techniques.
The Swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925–1991) played a key role in the rise of kinetic art in the fifties.
Now in its 13th edition, Collect returns to the the Saatchi Gallery in London’s King's Road from 2 – 6 February 2017.
During an extended run of five days, the Crafts Council presents an unrivalled opportunity to see and buy contemporary museum-quality ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metal and textiles from established and emerging artists and makers represented by over 37 of the world's finest galleries.
HOUSERULES will commence 2017 with an extraordinary event at a furniture warehouse in Park Royal. HOUSERULES has invited creative fellows from disciplines such as fine art, drama, music, dance, security, performance, etc. to respond to this particular location and setting.
With more than 100 design weeks around the world, design worshippers are hard-pressed to visit them all. Yet new cities are always being added. So why are so many municipalities trying to link their names with ‘Design’ and what can being a host bring to a city?
Opening 23 March 2017 at Barbican Art Gallery, The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after
1945 is the first major UK exhibition to focus on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the
Second World War to now, a field which has consistently produced some of the most influential and
extraordinary examples of modern and contemporary design.
California-based artist J.B. Blunk created an extensive body of work in wood and stone, cast bronze, painting, jewelry and clay. Ignoring the traditional separation of sculpture and furniture he worked without a conception of fixed categories, and his attitude towards these classifications suggests the Japanese disregard of the distinction between art and craft.
Following their exhibition »Album« in 2012, internationally renowned designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec return to the Vitra Campus in October 2016. The exhibition »Rêveries Urbaines« at the Zaha Hadid Fire Station presents concepts for urban development, and is a wide-ranging study of possible development solutions for cities that may be imagined in very different urban settings.
Alexander Payne, Deputy Chairman, Europe, and Worldwide Head of Design, said, “We are very pleased to conclude the Fall 2016 auction season at Phillips with such solid results. All three of today’s sales demonstrated a healthy market for works of 20th century Design.
To start the year, Carpenters Workshop Gallery continues its ten-year anniversary programme, dedicating its Parisian space to an exclusive exhibition by renowned design duo - Studio Job.