The Amsterdam-based design duo’s exhibition at the Serpentine serves as a rebuke to global industry and a call for a systematic approach to the environment, finds Joe Lloyd.
The projects that stood out at last week's event in Eindhoven were those that presented workable solutions to problems as varied as prisoner rehabilitation, scarce living space, energy shortage and online sex crime
Tom Loois’ navigational app doesn’t tell users which route to take, it tells them the routes they never take – inviting them to reacquaint themselves with the places where they live.
From land mines to financial crises, this year’s batch of graduates has taken a step away from the conceptual to tackle real-life problems.
Mieke Meijer and Dutch firm Vij5 have invented a process to make wood out of paper and invited other designers to test out the new material.
The simplicity of Philippe Malouin’s work is misleading. What really excites the London-based furniture designer is a tricky brief and the experimentation that eventually reveals a new way of doing things.
Since it started in 1995, the Cape Town design conference has grown to attract some of the sharpest minds and most original talents from the worlds of architecture, design and graphics. Here Icon talks to three of this year’s participants.
A retired robot, a graphic novel and a build-it-yourself row boat were some of the highlights of this year’s Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show in October.
Design Academy Eindhoven opened its graduation exhibition amid confusion over the resignation of its director Alexander van Slobbe after only nine months on the job.
Design Academy Eindhoven shouldn’t be in financial difficulty any time soon – the school has recently been given special status by the Dutch government, and awarded extra funding. We’re looking forward to seeing what they spend it on, because the graduation show this year was excellent.