Croatian Everyday and Croatian Holiday are the two initiatives through which Croatian designers were presented for the first time at the Paris Design Week. They explore the differences and converging points of designing for improvement and designing for pleasure.
This September the London Design Festival is celebrating its tenth year and Design Junction will be its premier destination. Design Junctions is hosting Tramshed, Midcentury Modern and The Crafts Council – with a powerful line-up of world renowned brands and creative enterprises housed in London’s largest non-purpose built event space. From 14 until 23 September, the LDF will feature hundreds of events that will take place across London.
“September will be the busiest and most international month of the whole of WDC Capital Helsinki 2012. Such an explosion of design has never before been seen in Finland. Participating in the event is easy since most of the events are open for everyone,” says Pekka Timonen, Executive Director of WDC Helsinki 2012.
Famed British architect David Chipperfield, curator of The 13th edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale, challenged the exhibitors to explore the Common Ground in the architecture, provoking them to showcase a portrait of the collaborations and affinities behind it.
Facebook has announced its new plan to build an expansion of its Menlo Park campus. The whole new campus is designed by the architect Frank Gehry that will closely work with Facebook environmental design manager Everett Katigbak to produce a green vision of a campus expansion.
The Suspended Fields represent contemporary spatial project related with our comprehension of nature, its resources and our attitude towards nature. Designers are growing the Fields, which are not tied to the ground, but floating intently inbetween closed walls, symbolising the entire vegetative cycle, from sprouting to disintegration.
The Common Sense & Sensibility design exhibition will premiere at the Belgrade Design Week, opening on 06 June at 8 p.m. The exhibition illustrates a turning-point in the history of contemporary Croatian product design, placing it into a more mature social and market context – a new generation of Croatian products that have evolved into design brands. The exhibition’s premiere is organized by the new internet magazine DesignAgenda and the Festival, the exhibition’s co-producer.
V&A has just opened the first major solo exhibition of Heatherwick Studio that explores the work of one of the most inventive and experimental design studios practising in Britain today.
Dutch designer Bertjan Pot has found another functional use of tennis nets when designing an outdoor armchair for German brand Richard Lampert.
The latest requirements for school furniture in mind Konstantin Grcic has designed Pro chair for the German manufacturer Flötotto with a strong heritage in creating school furniture.