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.

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.

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.

April Diary 2013 26 March 2013

This month’s highlights include Le Corbusier in Sweden, a new life for the old Arsenal stadium, urban art in Paris, the Milan Furniture Fair, Los Angeles as a laboratory for the future, Gerrit Rietveld in Utrecht and early works by Claes Oldenburg at MoMA.

Agata Pyzik looks at an insider view of the New Romantics and at the role of glamour in an age of austerity.

Elqui Domos hotel 25 March 2013

Santiago-based firm RDM Arquitectura has scattered a handful of cabins along the edge of an Andean valley to take advantage of views on two sides.

Daniel Rybakken 25 March 2013

The Norwegian designer is the first non-Swede to have designed the bar at Stockholm Furniture Fair; it's the culmination of four years’ work to combine the abstract and concrete in lighting.

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