Cologne Design Week consists of two major events: IMM (Internationale Möbelmesse), "the most important furnishing show in the world's most important furnishing market" in the fairgrounds of Kölnmesse, and the alternative Passagen "An exhibition event focusing on current trends in design", spread throughout countless venues in the city.
Coinciding with the annual Art Basel show, Design Miami packed just as much energy and hype as the vibrant art event itself. With over 30 galleries from around the world, fair highlights included mid-century classics, offbeat design-art explorations, and design star project debuts. The venue was impressive in terms of
We venture to guess that most people wouldn't jump to name New York as a central hub of the technological era, but as the New York Historical Society (NYHS) exhibition "Silicon City" demonstrates, the forebears of the modern computer were working on the East Coast rather than the West. Through
Dutch Design Week is intended to be a celebration of “Dutch Design” writ large: Not by designers who happen to be born and raised in the Netherlands but rather those who work with a distinctly concept-, process-, or material-driven approach that underlies nearly all of the thousands of projects that
Considering that some 2,500 designers exhibited during Dutch Design Week 2015, we can only hope to publish a tiny fraction of the projects on view. If the Graduation Show sees the majority of the proper debuts, it is the neighborhoods of Strijp and Sectie C — former industrial areas undergoing
Dutch Design Week is arguably the most unique annual design event, a perfect storm of time, place, and raw creativity, that attracts some 275,000 visitors over nine days in the middle of October. That the attendance figure surpasses the population of Eindhoven — the quiet city in the south of
Last week over 300 attendees gathered in downtown Los Angeles to participate in Designing Here/Now, the second annual Core77 Conference. Over the course of the three-day event, participants had an opportunity to explore the spaces between design disciplines where today's most impactful work is taking place. This year's speakers are
This is the second of two photo galleries from Beijing Design Week 2015. At first blush, this photo gallery from Beijing Design Week would be the more prosaic of the two, loosely divided into the “ground-up,” grass-roots-y exhibition areas of Dashilar and Baitasi — maze-like neighborhoods that reward those willing
This is the first of two photo galleries from Beijing Design Week 2015. A simple geographical distinction coincidentally maps onto well-worn bywords for a greater hemispherical binary: East and West. In the case of Beijing Design Week 2015, it happens to be a simple heuristic for organizing the exhibition areas
Occupying multiple galleries and two floors of the Old Truman Brewery, the 9th edition of TENT London was an international showcase of design with country pavilions from a diversity of regions including Ireland, Korea, Norway, Italy, Poland and Australia showing alongside local design talent from across the United Kingdom. New
With over 180 brands spread over two venues, this year's presentation at designjunction was a diverse celebration of design. With the main event taking place at the former Central Saint Martin's building in Bloomsbury, visitors had a unique experience of inhabiting the hallways and studio spaces that incubated the ideas
The Victoria & Albert Museum was once again a center of activity and specialty commissions during this year's London Design Festival. From mischer'traxler's poetic "Curiosity Cloud," an immersive and interactive kinetic sculpture, to the fantastic treasure hunt for Faye Toogood's cloaks—wrought from a variety of materials and scattered around the
Learning at Burning Man starts with the people you meet. Even though jobs aren't normally the topic of conversations on The Playa, I was curious about what people do in the outer world and found out that in just one day, I talked to an astrophysisist, an actress, a nurse
In just a few short years, IFA Berlin (Internationale Funkausstellung) has created a name for itself as the go-to international launchpad for Q4 product offering announcements from the biggest names in tech. IFA has recently been gaining speed on it's American counterpart CES in Las Vegas, growing steadily in scale
Outdoor Retailer has been growing steadily with this year's record attendance of nearly 25,000 visitors. The largest and most comprehensive outdoor sport show of its kind, this year's summer market was especially interesting for designers. OR has been offering designers a special $100 registration pass. This is less than 1/5th
In true Berlin style - DMY Berlin came back this year for its 13th edition taking over the historic Kraftwerk Berlin. The former industrial plant (previously used to power the eastern regions of Berlin) turned historic techno club.. turned event space housed hundreds of objects, furniture and conceptual design
ICFF's vast exhibition space at the Jacob K. Javits center offers a dizzying encyclopedic landscape of design today. This year, the event's 27th anniversary, the show was bigger than ever, taking over 247,000 square feet with more than 700 exhibitors. The comprehensive survey presents a cross section of design today
For the first time, the London-based design fair opened its doors in New York City, introducing an international cast of exhibitors to New York Design Week. Highlights included Rosie Li's wonderful new lighting collection and Modus' new seating collection from Michael Sodeau.
It seems the momentum has picked up for Collective Design Fair, which closed its third edition on Sunday. The annual showcase, spearheaded by Founder and Creative Director Steven Learner, has carved a unique space for itself in the design landscape as a platform for both design innovation and
In its second year, Sight Unseen OFFSITE has already grown considerably in size and following, and has quickly established itself as the quirky relative of long-established design fairs like ICFF. This year's OFFSITE took place at Hudson Mercantile over two floors that spanned over 5000 square feet each, proof that
Zona Tortona in Milan tends toward the eccentric. The neighborhood has rapidly become known for housing projects and shows that lean toward concept and scale. This year we were impressed to see a particularly diverse selection from countries France and Japan . Two shows, France Design and Tokyo Design Week
Ventura Lambrate is always a treat during Milan Design Week. The neighborhood unfolds into a variety of spaces that become home to the lighting, furniture, fashion and conceptual products (and much more). Currently in its 6th year, Ventura Lambrate strives to give a platform for up and coming designers as
At Spazio Rossana Orlandi, the grand dame of Italian design had an unusual mix of corporate projects from the likes of Wolf Gordon, Sunbrella and Marimekko to smaller scale works of independent studios and designers crowded into every nook and cranny of the exhibition space. For the first time, the
The annual DesignMarch, or HönnurarMars as the locals call it, is Iceland's most important design festival organized by the Iceland Design Centre. This year the design festival was hosted in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States in Reykjavik and took place for the 7th time from March 12-15.
This year's Design Indaba Expo—part tradeshow, part retail market—was a grab bag of work. From pedestrian fashions to objet d'art, emerging creatives to corporate establishments, there was a bit of this and that for everyone. The standouts from this year's exhibitors came primarily from the Design Indaba-curated sections, specifically the
Marking its 8th successive year the 'other' LDF took over the Polish city of Lodz with some great original wares on show. Highlights included a design challenge to reinvent the humble radiator, the Make Me design competition, and Daniel Charny's prototype Fixhub space.
Bigger than ever, festivities spread further throughout the metropolis this year with lots of unexpected treasures to be found around the peripheries and the big shows designjunction, Designersblock, Tent and Superbrands were out in full force.
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