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The prestigious international Bronze 'A’Design Award 2013' was recently won by the Athens based design group of Urban Fiction for the design of their floor lamp, ‘Urbanoids’. From 2008, the members of the group, Giannis Siotis, Marilena Karagkiosi and Kanella Vlachou have been active in the design and creation of jewellery and other objects.
Visitors to the 2013 Art Fair ARCO in Madrid were welcomed by the Paper Chandeliers installation designed by Spanish architect Cristina Parreno in collaboration with MIT.
I am sorry to say that during the past 20 years, and even more so during the past 10 years, design has more to do with marketing and less to do with artistic or cultural aspects.
From a workshop in the lively, and somewhat alternative area of Kreuzberg in the heart of Berlin, discarded wine and soft drinks bottles are being reinvented as beautiful glasses, carafes, lamps and more. The work of Western Trash is inspired by the free thinking attitude of the area and the diverse groups of people who frequent it.
The latest collaboration between two global icons is that of Marc Jacobs and Diet Coke. His recent appointment as Creative Director for 2013 is marked by the 30th anniversary of Diet Coke and the ‘Sparkling together for 30 years’ campaign.
The Atlanta based lighting designer Christopher Moulder is the brainchild behind this gear shaped lighting system which he calls the ‘Schproket’. The design for this highly original lighting option emerged after experimentation with low voltage bulbs which means that the fixture doesn’t need any insulation, thus, Schproket is the actual light socket.
The latest of the spatial sound installations of young Swiss artist, Zimoun is named simply by a description of its components, 294 prepared dc-motors, cork balls, cardboard boxes 41x41x41cm 2012
As part of the 2012 Abu Dhabi Art event held in November of last year, the London based practice of Not a Number Architects designed an impressive pavilion for the Italian jewellery firm of Bulgari. The Bulgari Pavilion, as it became known...
The 2012 exhibition for Performance Architecture was held in Guimaraes, Portugal and the five exhibits featured were chosen through a competition in which architects were invited to create temporary installations for public spaces throughout the city.
An incredible new site ‘Where the Internet lives’ gives us a unique insight into the previously hidden physical world of Google, the gigantic structures which house the infrastructure of Google’s Data Center. Through a creative set of photographs by Connie Zhou, we are introduced to 8 vast spaces spread out globally...