The Ready Made Curtain is original and simple hanging system to suit every window designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Danish Kvadrat. It requires the participation of the owner in its making provided by DIY „curtain“ kit – a hanging cord, wall fixings, pegs, and a selection of Kvadrat textiles.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have been named the A&W Designer of the Year 2013! While designing they avoid known typologies, and imbue a contemporary, personal spirit to old forms, often with a dose of humour and playfulness. Their sensual design modestly approaches the hearts of the users, made to enrich the primary living space of an individual.
The exhibition „UK/Croatia Extra/ordinary Design Workshops“ has opened the six-month long Welcome Croatia Festival in London, an event which celebrates Croatia’s accession to the European Union this year. The exhibition runs until 27 January at British Council Gallery, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A.
During the darkest time of the year, the city event Lux Helsinki reveals a new side to some of the most famous buildings in the city centre and urban spaces that are undergoing transformation. The light is loose from the 4th to the 8th January by 13 light installations that cast a new angle on familiar landmarks of Helsinki.
The new contemporary development at the location of the former Beko textile factory, designed by Zaha Hadid, will mark the continuance of Belgrade’s signature “Modernist” movement, which was abruptly discontinued in the 1980s. This new multifunctional complex near Kalemegdan will awaken Belgrade’s spirit of modernism – the iconic style of the Serbian capital in the thirties, fifties and seventies.
Taking wood splinters as the main design motive for the whole furniture collection, design studio Nendo has created the Splinter. This collection is alligned with the identity of Conde House for which it has been designed – known for the use of traditional techniques and wood furniture crafted at their mill in Japan on the northernmost island of Hokkaido.
Table Venice is like a piece of dream – an expression of Venice seen from the distant memory of its designer, Welter Egon. It resonates with the world seen through a child’s eyes – table as a forrest of legs. It is an extraordinarily piece of design craft which flaunts its extravagant Neoclassical influence with elegance and wit.
First commercial spaceflights for private space tourists are about to become reality in late 2013. Crossing the final frontier will be at first reserved only for the travelers with an extra $200,000 per ticket. This new industry will be operated from 3 Spaceports: Spaceport America in New Mexico, Spacesport Sweden in Kiruna and Spaceport Abu Dhabi. The spaceflights will be carried out by Virgin Galactic – the world’s first commercial spaceline.
Design Challenge offered by Dok-ing XD is searching for the design of its concept city EV’s new interior. The best project will be brought to life and presented in next Dok-ing concept car during 2013. The Competition is organized by the Auto®, the largest automotive design conference in Europe. In its fifth year Auto® will took place in Zagreb (4 – 7 April 2013), Croatia.
What’s forgotten, isn’t lost forever. In the time of crisis, it’s not strange to reach for heritage, aiming to vivify your identity. During that proces we might discover it’s not only objects that reflect us, but also our everyday habits and choices. For instance, each bite we take, we express our personal nutritional identity. Such a vivid story has been told by „Those well-fed and those hungry“, an exhibition held in gallery Holy Hearts in Pula (Croatia). It testified how human interactions „at the table“ create new values, memories – creating the hallmark of their own culinary identity.