The Design Museum is opening a major new exhibition about the sweeping changes in manufacturing that are transforming our world. The exhibition looks at what exactly drives innovation, how it can lead to increased productivity and economic growth, and how new manufacturing techniques will revolutionise the role of the consumer. It will also reveal how the new industrial revolution has the potential to affect everyone, radically altering our attitudes to the pace of change driven by new technology.
Sahabi’s new collection of felt lamps „Sherazade“ is inspired by nighttime silhouettes of Middle Eastern rooftops. It is comprised of three lamps made of coiled coloured felt strips coated with a layer of paint on both sides. The work has been launched at Bijbels Museum in Amsterdam.
Novak-Mikulic & Ruzic have created their first collection of furniture in solid wood for Artisan. In conjunction with their clear inspiration by organic forms, which they have skilfully translated into the materiality of solid wood, designers have developed an extra dimension of experience which is made possible by a masterly treatment of the surface.
The exhibition “Solid Acts – Design from Croatia” will present the new design scene from Croatia at the Milan Design Week 2013. 30 Croatian designers will showcase 32 works in Superstudio Più – The Temporary Museum for New Design 2013 (Zona Tortona) from April 9 to April 14, 2013. The exhibition was devised by Tatjana Bartakovic and is organized by The Centre for Design of the Croatian Chamber of Economy.
Lisbet Friis is among the best in Denmark when it comes to colours, colour schemes and weaving techniques. In the collection for Labula Living she has merged the old, craft traditions of the Oriental carpet with the Nordic rag rug – showcased for the first time last week during Stockholm Design Week.
Design installation on the verge of industrial design, craftsmanship and performance – Glass Elephant – is created with the purpose to vitalize Stockholm Design Week’s image as an innovative and dynamic meeting place. The exhibition explores the properties of glass as material and muse, and tells a story about the meeting of contrasts.
Netframe sofa developed for Offecct is based on sustainability – a common ground for company’s R&D and design philosophy of Cate & Nelson. Designers had an idea to create a piece of furniture that consumes as little material as possible while maintaining a high comfort.
New Lightyears pendant Pharaoh designed by Hulger, offers spectacular experience of transformation between illuminated and non-illuminated lighting object – reinventing the standards for pendant design. The Pharaoh is designed to gently frame and enhance the expression of the beautifully designed and eye-catching Plumen light source.
Despite some of the most significant treasures in international art preserved in the most notable Italian museums – these institutions couldn’t draw the economic benefits out of this potential. Project Museums of Paper aimed to articulate the museum merchandising by matching 20 designers with 20 different museums. Their task was to create products that would relate with their collections of art – stimulating the future sales in museum’s shops.
Design Museum is opening its permanent collection on January 30th, offering a diverse investigation into the impact of design on our everyday lives. The exhibition presents six key stories through hundreds of items – National Identity, Plastics, Modernism, Iconic Design, A Designer in the Spotlight and Fashion Through The Decades.