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Urban Collage

28 April 2013

In a Parisian suburb, Edouard François has reconciled three kinds of local housing – by stacking them one on top of the other.

The Israeli design duo come to London with a show of objects inspired by the Middle East and a carnival of handcrafted robotic animals.

Review: Light Show

26 April 2013

The Hayward Gallery’s show about artificial light in art features some rare, sometimes thrilling installations, but also some misses, says Laura McLean-Ferris.

Published in Reviews 2013

Rijksmuseum

25 April 2013

The grand old home of Dutch art has been restored and modernised in the largest project of its kind ever undertaken.

Feature: Neri Oxman

24 April 2013

Neri Oxman’s experiments with 3D printing include furniture coverings that behave like skin, clothes that mimic a spider’s thread and medical equipment modelled on animal fur. Does such “biologically inspired” design hold the key to the technology’s future?

Branca-Lisboa

19 April 2013

Marco Sousa Santos has used traditional Portuguese craftsmanship and local timber to create a furniture collection inspired by his home city of Lisbon.

Artist Jacqueline Poncelet has covered a monolithic substation in glossy, colourful patterns that reflect the history of the local area.

The Salone del Mobile is much more than an annual furniture tradeshow. Entire districts of the city come to life with installations and exhibitions that seem to be as much about art as design. In this issue we look at artists who have ventured into both architecture and furniture design, including Donald Judd, Jorge Pardo, Rachel Whiteread and Joep van Lieshout.

Published in NEWS

London’s newest attraction – the 244m-high viewing platform of Renzo Piano’s Shard, western Europe’s tallest building – opened to the public in February. Is it worth climbing up this very tall building just to look back down to where you came from? And are buildings like these more about the view than the architecture?

IWANT design takes a look at the single most important piece of paper in your life. This rethink aims to make the birth certificate worth treasuring: a multi-format document that records your first moments forever.

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