Material Trends 2006 follows up on last years special event at the Hannover Fair featuring the latest news in materials and design. This is where Material Connexion, Material Sense and Designafairs present their latest material collections, design students display new Technogel concepts and winners gather to receive the prestigious iF material award
Creatives from all over the world gathered in Berlin for the DESIGNMAI design festival (May 18-21). The fourth episode focuses on the relationship between design and urbanity featuring superscale exhibitions at the central locations DESIGNCITY and YOUNGSTERS. Four days of happenings, parties and discussion on the future of design are the pulse of 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
"ManufRactured" is the first exhibition of its kind: a collection of art and design objects created from re-purposed manufactured goods, from zippers and spools of thread to detergent bottles and polystyrene packaging. On display at the Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft in Oregon until January 9, 2009. Photographed by Kirill Shelayev (hikirill[at]gmail[dot]com)
Since 1995 around 300 participants from all over the world live and work for one week with renowned designers, architects and artists at the Domaine de Boisbuchet. Organized by the Vitra Design Museum the courses of 25 designer run during the summer for three month in an extensive park-like estate in the South of France
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
Every second year the aviation industry and aircraft enthusiasts converge at the world's most iconic airshow in South East England. The aerospace sector dominated this year with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo making it's European debut.
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
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
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
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.
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!
A detailed look at the fabrication process behind high-end ski manufacturer Zai located in the heart of the Swiss Alps. With a focus on materials and performance, Zai creates some of the fastest, lightest and most durable skis on the planet.
For the second year in a row, Core77's 2016 Designing Here/Now Conference in September provided similar thrills from previous years, while also focusing on fresh insight into the evolving, collaborative landscape of design today. This year's co-creation theme opened up doors to fascinating talks intersecting design with other fields, on
The London Design Festival (Sept 15 - 30) anchored by the 100% Design Show and its offsprings 100% Detail and 100% Light (Sept. 20 - 23) enjoyed an unusually warm summer-like week. Once again London's east end competed for the attention offering a diverse range of young designer & graduate group shows
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
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.
As with NYC's ICFF and Milan's Salone del Mobile, the tentpole events of London Design Festival are predominantly trade-facing affairs. Whereaas 100% Design caters to interior designers and architects, designjunction balances contract with the indie, up-and-comer spirit of Shoreditch. Meanwhile, the nooks and crannies of South Kensington — known as
If Mercedes-Benz made tool belts, this is what they would be. I recently toured the facility—a small factory, really—where Occidental Leather makes what most tradespeople believe are the best tool belts money can buy. That's what I thought the first time I saw a a set of their bags on
Located in Building Noord at the former-Polaroid plant in Enschede, The Netherlands, the Impossible Factory produces instant integral film for vintage Polaroid cameras.
NeoCon happens every year in Chicago in early June. Highlights this year included the new Antenna Workspaces by Antenna Design for Knoll, JRuiters's enclosed meeting spaces for Izzy+, Scott Wilson's casual conference collection for Coalesse and an expanded offsite in the Fulton Market District
The Berlin International Design Festival is a four-day event taking place at the Tempelhof Airport completed with satellite exhibitions all over town. This year, design is all about the making of design using hard nails, soft chewing gum and sticky tape
The world's foremost conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques brought together almost 23,000 artists, gaming experts and developers, filmmakers, scientists, and students from around the world, with more than 160 industry organizations exhibiting this year
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