After nine years, one of Europe's quirkiest design festivals turns its attention to Serbia's local creative talent. Debika Ray was there
With its continuous white steel roof plunging and contorting over half a million square metres, Massimiliano Fuksas’s terminal at Shenzhen Bao’an captures both the extraordinary ambition of the southern Chinese city and the sense of wonder of classic airport design, says Owen Pritchard
This month’s issue is devoted to ‘Airports’, from Studio Fuksas’s vast terminal in Shenzhen, to Pereira & Luckman, inventors of jet-age modernism and designers of LAX. We also look at how Hella Jongerius and FutureBrand, among others, have created national identities at 30,000ft up in the air. Plus the latest products and furniture from Scandinavia in this month's design report.
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas’s aluminium-clad store for 180km of state papers is inevitably imposing, but manages to retain a human scale.
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.