Tag: design

exhibition explores how designers are shaping the future at the philadelphia museum of art

the major exhibition designs for different futures at the philadelphia museum of art explores how designers today are shaping the future. organized together with the walker art center, minneapolis, and the art institute of chicago, the exhibition brings together some 80 works that address the challenges and opportunities that humans may encounter in the years, […]

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VOLA on design: ilse crawford humanizes interior and furnishing design

‘before design, there is empathy. without it, there is no good design,’ notes ilse crawford, founder of studioilse. for the british designer, design is much more than just form. she believes wellness and wellbeing is key to creating an environment, from the architecture through to the interior and furnishings. as the third short film as […]

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japan house exhibits traditional japanese woodcraft from the hida region in los angeles

japan house los angeles presents hida | a woodwork tradition in the making, a new exhibition that brings japanese woodcraft from its spiritual homeland of the hida region of japan to los angeles for the first time. on display from january 16 through april 12, 2020, the exhibition invites visitors to discover the legendary craftsmen […]

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All the Best Pictures From the Couture Shows

The couture shows have now come to a close in Paris but T’s photographers were there to capture all the action. Here, our notes on the collections and our favorite images. Paris Wednesday, Jan. 22 Fifty years after founding his namesake label, Jean Paul Gaultier bid goodbye to the runways with a spectacular show that […]

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metallica frontman’s built-from-scratch vintage car collection goes on view in LA

opening to the public on february 1st 2020, a collection of james hetfield’s automobiles, guitars, memorabilia and photos will be showcased at the petersen automotive museum in los angeles. the exhibition ‘reclaimed rust: the james hetfield collection’ is a celebration of heavy metal band metallica, and its lead vocalist’s nine, most prized custom-vintage cars. aquarius […]

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vale is a sculptural light series designed by caine heintzman for ANDlight

striking a balance between light fixture and sculpture, ANDlight presents the ‘vale series’ designed by caine heintzman. created to suit a variety of interiors, the lighting system is formed from a combination of acrylic and aluminum, and can be suspended horizontally or vertically, singularly or together. all images courtesy of ANDlight a single fixture measures […]

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coca-cola won’t ban plastic bottles because its customers still want to use them

coca-cola has said it won’t abandon plastic bottles because its consumers still like them. speaking at the world economic orum in davos, switzerland, the brand’s head of sustainability, bea perez, said that customers like the standard plastic packaging because it is resealable and lightweight. ‘business won’t be in business if we don’t accommodate consumers,’ perez […]

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joão leão develops the first open source electric skateboard made out of recycled plastic

designer joão leão constantly ran into plastic waste washing ashore on the beaches of porto; he was also constantly running late due to his endless commute on public transportation. so, he created a faster way for personal transportation using recycled thermoplastics as the main manufacturing material – the PET MINI electric skateboard.  leão’s design process […]

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A Closer Look at Schiaparelli’s Surrealist Couture Jewelry

When a designer is creating a clothing collection, jewelry is, more often than not, the final flourish. Not exactly an afterthought, but rarely the main event. For Schiaparelli’s spring 2020 haute couture show, which was held earlier today, the house’s 34-year-old Texas-born artistic director, Daniel Roseberry, turned this idea on its head. “This season I […]

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alberto meda reworks the relationship between glasses + frame for JINS eyewear collection

following unique collections with jasper morrison, konstantin grcic, and michele de lucchi, japanese eyewear brand JINS has collaborated with alberto meda for the fourth installment of its JINS design project. the world-acclaimed italian industrial designer has focused on the idea of the eyeglasses first, and not the shape, concentrating on the hinges from the beginning, […]

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interview with michael anastassiades, maison&objet designer of the year 2020

with every edition, maison&objet paris elects a designer of the year to honor one of the most outstanding names in industrial and interior design worldwide. for its 2020 spring edition, the fair has chosen to celebrate the talent of cypriot designer michael anastassiades, making it a befitting occasion as it was the parisian trade show […]

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the ‘plastic surgery of furniture’ reinterprets gaetano pesce’s famous armchair 

as a comment on impossible female beauty standards and the constant strive for perfection, wamhouse studio presents the ‘nagababa’ armchair. conceived of by mariusz warsinski, the piece makes obvious reference to gaetano pesce’s famous chair, ‘maestà soffrente’. first designed in 1969, gaetano’s original chair highlighted the suffering of women and the disparity between the sexes. […]

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Design Shows Take On the Future. And It’s Not Pretty.

PHILADELPHIA — Design isn’t what it used to be in the museum world. Just a few years back, exhibitions about the future were typically filled with bright and shiny objects, presented as new ideas to make life better. The unspoken theme pervading those shows was consumerism — a tacit endorsement of shopping and acquiring. Today, […]

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new york sunshine + alessandro simonetti collaborate in fence furniture collection

seems like new york city has done it again by getting together two of its most creative personalities to collaborate: john margaritis founder of creative collective, new york sunshine install team, and workwear brand U.P.W.W. creative director, alessandro simonetti. together they have produced an exhibition and capsule collection around the city’s fences launched during men’s […]

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effe – perfect wellness creates spa spaces as unique as every client

wellness is defined as the perfect harmony between body and mind, but it means so much more to effe perfect wellness (formerly effegibi), the italian manufacturers of spa facilities like turkish baths and luxury saunas. it is the fundamental element that grades our quality of life, from our services to our entertainment and to the […]

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nendo installs a poetic vision of nature’s cycles at le bon marché in paris

each year for the past five years, paris’ le bon marché has invited leading contemporary artists to create works in the store’s spaces. following ai weiwei, chiharu shiota, leandro erlich and joana vasconcelos, this year japanese studio nendo was selected to present its latest exhibition entitled ame nochi hana, or rain flowers. the only instruction […]

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