To push the boundaries of what a modern utility bike can be, Oregon Manifest partnered three of the world's top design firms with accomplished custom bike builders: IDEO X Rock Lobster Cycles, Fuseproject X SyCip Design, and Ziba Design X Signal Cycles.
Returning for it's third year, Valencia Disseny Week (VDW) is anchored by the international trade show Feria Habitat with numerous exhibitions, workshops and events taking place throughout the city.
Located in Building Noord at the former-Polaroid plant in Enschede, The Netherlands, the Impossible Factory produces instant integral film for vintage Polaroid cameras.
Brooklyn-based furniture designer and educator Daniel Michalik's work explores the rich potential of cork. To learn more he visited Portugal documenting it's harvesting, multiple manufacturing cycles, and end-use as biofuel creating a closed-loop, virtually waste-free industry.
Featuring everyone from large international design houses to small independent designers, this seasons fair was all about getting business done with a few new products launches.
View the Winners, Runners-Up, and Notable entries from our inaugural Core77 Design Awards, an annual global celebration of excellence, enterprise and intent that revolved around 15 categories of design endeavor.
New York's MoMA presents "Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects" featuring nearly 200 projects ranging from the microscopic to the cosmic that explore design's new terrain: enhancing communication, finding balance between technology and people, and humanizing technological breakthroughs.
Limited only by the structural integrity of gelatine and their imagination, designers battled out the third annual Jell-O Mold Competition with Jell-O dogs, floating dentures, Walt Disney's head, and edible taxidermy in Brooklyn, New York.
Sweating robots, human flesh neo-natal incubators and a happy man who no longer sits down: just some of the spectacles at this year's Royal College of Art Design Interactions graduate show.
Returning to the Bulgarian capital for it's third year, Sofia Design Week, June 10 - 18 was packed with exhibitions, design talks and workshops all over the city showcasing local and international emerging talent.
The Museum of Arts and Design presents "Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities," an exhibition celebrating a resurgence among artists worldwide in constructing small-scale hand built depictions of artificial environments and alternative realities.
NYU's Spring show for the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) featured over 100 awesome mad-science (working) projects. This year saw a noticeable shift towards a wider range of body parts and senses used to interface with their work, and of course some serious Kinect hacking!
We celebrated 16 years of building, making, hacking and general online design madness at the Phaidon Flagship Store in NYC which also hosted a special ICFF edition of our Hand-Eye Supply store.
A collection of various shows that exhibited throughout the city including Model Citizens, BrokenOff Broken Off, and the Meatpacking District. More shows will be added to this album shortly.
Returning for it's second year, the Noho Design District has quickly established itself as the most interesting destination on the design week calendar with tightly curated shows in a number of venues including the lofty American Design Building.
The underlying trend at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair (May 14-17) was beauty and humor with a return to the craft of woodworking, and a strong sense of excitement amongst the US design market.
Celebrating it's 50th anniversary, the volume of work on display at the worlds largest furniture fair is almost impossible to take in - we focussed on the new contemporary trends and emerging talent in the Salone Satellite pavilion.
The Triennale Design Museum hosted a number of exhibitions during the design week including The Dream Factory, Yii: Crafts and Design from Taiwan, infinite innovation: a multisensorial environment of 3M technologies for Ambient Culture, and the installation MINI La Strada.
After a ten year run "Zona Tortona" has been taken over by a new organization and rebranded as "Tortona Design Week." Aside from the name change, it was business as usual in the industrial quarter with design destination Superstudio Piu recieving over 120,00 visitors this year.
Densely packed with design showrooms. galleries and stores, the Brera Design District located in the historic center of Milan was thriving this year - highlights included work from Tokujin Yoshioka, nendo, Raw Edges, Patricia Urquiol, and Studio Job.