From February 20th to May 20th 2013, the Centre Pompidou devotes a retrospective to the unique work of Irish designer Eileen Gray. Featuring a selection of works, pieces of furniture, photographs, scale models and documents brought together for the first time, this exhibition pays tribute to a designer of genius, whose work traverses the Art Deco period and the Modern Movement.
Thanks is proud to release the ‘Sidekick Stool’, designed by Mt. Maunganui-based furniture designer Timothy John for the Thanks retail stores.
The Sidekick is visually light, unimposing and is easily in- corporated into any space. It is inspired by the silhouette of a glass science beaker, resembling a 3D line drawing of its form.
R 20th Century is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist David Wiseman. The exhibition is curated by Rodman Primack and will be on view November 13, 2012 through January 12, 2013. A reception for the artist will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 6-8 pm.
During an interview in 2010, the technological philosopher Peter Sloderdijk analysed,
‘Man is a pupil of the air,’ said Herder. Within lies the great issue of contemporary politics: to make an international climatic policy possible from the idea according to which we belong more to the air that we breathe than to the ground on which we walk. The air is our true home. What emerges is a victory of subtle air over solid earth, a phenomenon of a reversal of values proper to Taoist thinking which has taught for a long time that the subtle is always more real than the solid."
This past month at Triple V gallery in Paris, Robert Stadler presented 'Wild at Home' an exhibition exploring the preconceptions of 'good design' and, through design, breaking down the restrictions often placed on interior designers.
Hall 5, Messe
As Miami Basel is now open to the public, its coFounders, Craig Robins and Ambra Medda, felt the need to create a must see list for the show. This list provide a guide for visitors of the things that the coFounders found the most unique or exciting.
Messe, Hall 5
This year Design Miami/Basel will run from June 15 to 19 alongside the 41st edition of Art Basel. At the centre of the event is a marketplace of limited edition design from an impressive range of international galleries including Contrasts Gallery Shanghai, Droog New York, Galerie Kreo Paris, and Nilufar Milan.
66 Portland Place, London
As part of their series of International Dialogues, which brings together visionary thinkers and innovative practitioners to provide a forum for engaging the key issues affecting architecture and climate change, RIBA presents Cradle to Cradle: Remaking The Way We Make Things.
Lecture Theater 1, Blackett Building,
Imperial College London, London
For DesignLondon’s upcoming STIR lecture, John Thackara, Roland Bonney and Claire Patey will come together to share their perspectives on food and farming while considering how design might be a useful tool to address the challenges involved.
Various Venues across London,
Open House London, the capital’s biggest architecture festival, throws open the
doors of hundreds of buildings of architectural significance, giving Londoners the chance to see the best of the city’s architecture.
If you are looking for a little design project to keep yourself occupied over the summer, Transport for London has launched a competition to design a brand new seating fabric for their underground system.