22 March 2020
Filmaker Gary Hustwit is streaming his documentaries free for the world during the COVID-19 crisis. Documentaries include Rams, a portrait of one of the most influential designers Dieter Rams. The documentaries are streamed here.
The Amp lamp was designed by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen. The design of the Amp range of small lamps was inspired by the tube amplifiers of the 1960s. The lamps are made from marble and gold/green or smoke/black glass lampshades. Normann Copenhagen
Gio Ponti designed the D.153.1 armchair for his private house in Milan. This re-edition is based on the original drawings from the ponti archives. Molteni & Co
The minimalist ZET storage system consists of only two components, wooden u-shaped shelves and a metal frame. ZET was designed by Kaschkasch, which was founded by Florian Kallus and Sebastian Schneider. MENU
9 April to 14 May 2019.
Milan Design Week comprises the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and the Fuorisalone. The Furoisalone is a set of events taking place throughout Milan. Although traditionally furniture and industrial design companies take part, recently events also cover automotive, technology, telecoms, art, fashion and the food sector. Fuorisalone.
Dominique Coulon and Associates designed the replacement for the historic theatre in Freyming-Merleback. The 'Théodore Gouvy' Theatre is situated close to the town centre and has become a symbol of the town's renewal. Dominique Coulon & Associates
The Alessi Plissé electric kettle is designed by architect Michele De Lucchi. The kettle is made of thermoplastic resin in black and white. Alessi
The 1.2 Shelf, by the Omer Arel Office, consists of two layers of walnut shelving offset by 12cm. The system is dismountable and can be wall mounted or used as a room divider. When wall mounted the space between the shelves allows books in the back row to be visible behind the objects in the front row. Omer Arbel
The 50MM range of tables by Forma & Cemento, including dining and console tables, are made by a single cast of fibre reinforced concrete over a 50mm steel structure. Forma & Cemento was founded in 2014 with a mission to design in concrete in way that makes it prized material. Forma & Cemento
The Central Bank of Norway, Norges Bank, appointed Snøhetta and Metric Design / Terje Tønnessen to design its new paper currency. Snohetta's proposal for the banknote stems from the exploration of the boundaries of the Norwegian coastline and its pixelated representation as a metaphor for ancient mosaic. Snøhetta
The Amsterdam based practice, Civic Architects, have transformed the former locomotive shed in Tilburg, Netherlands to create the Lochal library which incorporates co-working and events space. The Lochal is situated in the railway zone adjacent to the Central Station which is being transformed to form the new heart of the city. Civic Architects
Carmody Groarke create two pavilions in the grounds of a rural family house. One of the pavilions is made of board marked concrete connected to the house by a 40m tunnel. The other is the renovation of the ruins of an 18th century farmhouse, by completing the walls in concrete and adding a new plate steel roof. Carmody Groarke Architects
14 February to 12 May 2019
Whitechapel Gallery has invited ten groups of artists and architects including 6a, Adjaye Associates and David Kohn, to offer their visions of the future. The 'Is this Tomorrow?' exhibition follows on from Whitechapel's 'This is Tomorrow' exhibition in 1956 which featured architects including Alison and Peter Smithson. Whitechapel Gallery.
Until 5 May 2019
David Adjaye: Making Memory explores how celebrated architect Sir David Adjaye OBE uses the architecture of monuments and memorials to reflect on history, memory and record human lives. The exhibition covers Adjaye's landmark structures including the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C and the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in London. Design Museum.
The Piatto tables are designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of London based studio Industrial Facility. They are part of the Digest Collection which aims to explore a formal and visual lightness in metal furniture, as opposed to the heavy industrial effect that metal objects tend to have. The family of Piatto tables are made of solid steel plate, however they appear to be light. Fucina Design
Vipp founder Holger Nielsen designed the Vipp pedal bin in 1939 and the company is still run from Amsterdam by his daughter and grandchildren. Their newly designed VIPP 501 electric kettle features a solid powder coated and insulated surface with non slip rubber on the base and handle. VIPP
From the Land is a multi disciplinary studio formed by textile designer Kezia Regan and architect Alastair Mitchell. The practice aims to represent geological identity through concrete and their creation the Tenon Table consists of two hand made parts made from concrete with raw materials sourced from the UK's rich strata. From the Land
Two residential towers by David Chipperfield Architects form part of a master plan by Karakusevic Carson Architects. The apartments in the towers are for private sale in order to fund the redevelopment of the Coleville Estate in Hackney. The towers are faced in handmade bricks, blue/grey for the western tower and red for the eastern one. At entrance level the bricks from the vaulted sofits. David Chipperfield Architects
20-23 September 2018.
Launched in 2007 and located in Shoreditch, the London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 550 exhibitors from 36 countries showcasing the very latest in furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations. London Design Fair.
22-23 September 2018.
Open House London, which started in 1992, is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to over 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours over one weekend in September each year. Each year over a quarter of a million people take part. Open House.
19-22 September 2018
100% Design, the trade show for architects and designers which has been running for 24 years will include 100% Futures and 100% Forward to focus on emerging designers. This year as part of the London Design Festival will also see the launch of the West Kensington Design District. 100% Design.
22 May - 24 May 2018 Clerkenwell, London. The 9th Clerkenwell Design Week features 7 exhibitions, over 90 showrooms and various installations thoughout the Clerkenwell design district.Clerkenwell Design Week
9 May - 13 May 2018 London. London Craft Week showcases exceptional craftsmanship, featuring workshops, galleries, shops, studios and luxury brands at various locations throughout London. London Craft Week
Shiro Kuramata designed the Revolving Cabinet in 1970 for Cappellini. The chest of drawer comprises 20 drawer in red polished acrylic, and revolves around a vertical metal support. Cappellini was founded in 1946 by Enrico Cappellini in the Brianza region, north of Milan, Italy. Cappellini
3 May - 6 May 2018 at Randall's Island Park
Frieze New York, led by the director of Frieze Fairs Victoria Siddall and Artistic director Loring Randolph, features over 1,000 leading contemporary and modern artists at more than 190 galleries from 30 countries. Frieze
Aaron Probyn has designed the Cutlery range for Normann Copenhagen, which is made from matte stainless steel with the aim of being 'simple in its form and perfect in use'. Normann Copenhagen is a Danish design company established in 1999 by Jan Andersen and Paul Madsen. Normann Copenhagen
6a Architects created Cowan Court, a new hall of residence for the 1960s Churchill College Cambridge, which is listed in recognition of it being a fine example of British Brutalism. The building was awarded the 2017 RIBA East award. 6a architects was founded by Tom Emerson and Stephanie Macdonald in 2001. Photograph by David Grandorge. 6a Architects
14 April - 22 April 2018.
Salone Del Mobile Milano, in 2018, features more than 205,000 sq m of exhibition space and over 2,000 exhibitors. The 57th Milan Furniture Fair also hosts Euro Cucina and the International Bathroom Exhibition. Salone del Mobile
Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer set up design studio Raw Edges in London after graduating from the Royal College of Art. Their creation Stack is a drawer unit consisting of individual multicoloured 'floating' drawer units that form a sculptural irregular object. Established & Sons
Naoto Fukasawa designed the solid wood 130 chair for Thonet in 2010. The frame is made from solid wood and the backrest in moulded plywood with or without upholstery. Thonet
9 April - 29 July 2018.
The National Gallery in London features an exhibition dedicated to Claude Monet's paintings of architecture. The image above is of Monet's Thames below Westminster (La Tamise et le Parlement) painted about 1871. © The National Gallery, London. National Gallery
25 March - 15 July 2018.
This exhibition at Houghton Hall, as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, will feature new paintings by Damien Hirst that will be shown to the public for the first time. The series of paintings, titled Colour Space will include Flesh Tint (shown above). Flesh Tint (2016) Household gloss on canvas 610 x 813 mm Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. NN Festival
2 November 2017 - 7 May 2018.
The 'Impressionists in London' exhibition at the Tate Britain displays over 100 works including art by Monet, Tissot and Pissaro, created while the artists were in exile in Britain during the Franco-Prussian war. The exhibition explores London through the eyes of the French artists, and is curated by Dr Caroline Corbeau-Parsons. Tate Britain
The head chef and founder of Noma, René Redzepi, commissioned Studio David Thulstrup to create the ARV Chair. The design of the chain draws from Danish tradition but has a contemporary and timeless quality. The chair is manufactured by Brde. Kruger, a firm that was founded in Copenhagen as a woodturning company and dates back to 1886. Brdr Kruger
Oskar Peet and Sophie Mensen of OS and OOS designed the Matrix Bench as part of the Matix project. The project aims to create a system with endless configurations using a grid structure that changes from being almost transparent to solid depending on the perspective. Oskar Peet and Sophie Mensen work from Eidenhover in the Netherlands and created OS and OOs in 2011. OS and OOS
Architect Balkrishna Doshi has been named as the 45th Pritzer Prize Laureate. Balkrishna Doshi is responsible for the Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore, 1977-1992), the Aranya Low Cost Housing (Indore, 1989) and his Sangath Studio (Ahmedabad, 1980). Pritzker Prize
7-11 March 2018.
Collectible is a new exhibition dedicated to 21st century contemporary collectible design and brings together international designers and galleries to the Vanderborght Building in Brussels. Vanderborght Building, Schildknaapstraat 50 rue de l'Ecuyer 1000 Brussels. Collectible
Architects 31/44 extends and refurbishes an existing 1960s light industrial building to create a boutique hotel in Redchurch Street, Shoreditch. The design is contemporary yet reflects the character of the adjacent Victorian warehouses on Club Row and the surrounding Georgian brick facades. 31/44 Architects
2 December 2017 - 4 August 2019.
The inaugural exhibition, Values of Design, at the V&A gallery in Shenzhen features over 250 objects from 950AD to the present. The V&A gallery opened on 2nd December in Shekou, Shenzhen. Image SwissChamp XAVT 80' Swiss Army Knife by Victorinox, 2006. V&A Shekou, Design Society