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A new building for Axel Springer has been designed by OMA architects

When Axel Springer, the global media and technology company decided to move from print to digital media, its new building needed to act as a symbol and a tool of this transition.

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05.05.22
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ICON meets the industrial designer interrogating the notion of ‘Swedishness’

Stockholm’s rising designer, Simon Skinner, builds on his Afro-Caribbean heritage to tell a broader story of Swedishness

Design
05.05.22

Superflex’s co-designed play sculptures in Billund

Most public art is made by adults, without taking children’s perspectives into account. Play Contract turns this on its head and invites children to become a part of the design process

Design
03.05.22
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Design studio Flétta takes discarded materials and turns them into desirable new objects

A decision to explore local waste material streams led an Icelandic studio to some new design discoveries

Design
27.04.22

Norman Foster curates new automobile exhibition at Guggenheim Bilbao

A new exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Motion: Autos, Art, Architecture, celebrates the artistic dimension of the automobile

Design
22.04.22
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New platform Trampolín launches to nurture aspiring creatives

Trampolín aims to democratise the creative industries by giving all people equal opportunity to realise their creative potential

Design
21.04.22
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Plastic: Remaking Our World examines the history and future of a controversial material

The exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum brings together objects of the pop era as well as contemporary designs and smart concepts for waste reduction 

Design
20.04.22

Linea Light Group illuminates Xinshougang Bridge

Leading company Linea Light Group uses light to create dramatic and striking effects across Beijing's Xinshougang Bridge

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19.04.22
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Emma Scully Gallery celebrates 30th Anniversary of Jane Atfield’s RCP2 Chair

The British designer's striking piece of furniture is made exclusively from consumer waste recycled plastics

Design
12.04.22

SBFI Group – Designing the future workspace

SBFI Group creates superior work environments by combining progressive design, quality, and environmental awareness in everything they do

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12.04.22
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Poltrona Frau celebrates 110th Anniversary with mark-making artist Felipe Pantone

Argentine-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone has reinvented the brand’s iconic Archibald armchair in the style of boundary-pushing art

Design
08.04.22
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The Eames Institute brings Ray and Charles Eameses’ legacy of creative problem-solving to future generations

The formation of the Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity, a new nonprofit organisation, aims to bring the lessons of Ray and Charles Eames to those looking to solve today’s most challenging issues

Design
06.04.22
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Adam Nathaniel Furman designs hand-blown glass collection for BEIT Collective

The two new collections, Chess and Phoenician, are brought to life by skilled artisans, in homage to Lebanese traditions

Design
05.04.22

Digital gallery Adorno teams up with Southern Sweden Design Days to unveil new collection Proximity

Organised by Form/Design Center, Southern Sweden Design Days will showcase a selection of new work from ten designers and studios

Design
31.03.22
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Desert X AlUla places contemporary artworks amidst desert landscape

The second edition of the international art exhibition features 15 artists exploring ideas of mirage and oasis under the theme sarab

Design
24.03.22

Air and Architecture

[email protected] returns to the Truman Brewery for 2022 edition on April 13 & 14

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22.03.22

Design Icon: Bruno Munari

Bruno Munari's dizzyingly versatile body of work has always been hard to categorise. But he had the rare ability to alchemise the ordinary into something luminous, writes Rick Poynor

Design
22.03.22
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Monotype Studio releases 2022 Type Trends report

The report uncovers how design reflects society, key trends in typography and branding, and how the creative world is adopting technology 

Design
17.03.22

Curatorial team unveiled for British Pavilion at the 2023 Venice Biennale

The British Council has announced the curatorial team that will represent Great Britain at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia

Design
14.03.22

Have A Butchers and Hempstead May & May Print launch charity sale to raise funds for Ukraine

Set up by two East London studios and featuring 55 photographic prints, proceeds will be donated to the British Red Cross, Ukraine Crisis Appeal

Design
09.03.22
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NGV and Melbourne Art Foundation announce the launch of Melbourne Design Fair

March sees the inauguration of Melbourne’s collectible design fair, the first of its kind in Australia

Design
08.03.22

Editor's choice

Design London makes LDF debut this September

London’s biggest showroom of vintage Scandinavian furniture opens in Hackney Wick

Discover Boss Design’s sustainability journey and latest launch Sia

Top 5 architectural hideaways from around the world

Architectural firm Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli completes Brixen Public Library in South Tyrol

ICON 210 : Winter 2022

Meet the couple who designed and built a tiny house holiday home in Dorset

Nick Cave and Knoll Textiles collaborate to unveil a vibrant collection of upholstery, wallcovering and drapery

From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

A duo of new exhibitions at MoMu unpack the role of twentieth century fashion


Architects

Wrapped Arc de Triomphe unveiled in Paris

Sir David Adjaye wins Royal Gold Medal for Architecture

Gómez Platero designs world’s first large-scale memorial to victims of the pandemic

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Turning a Roman ruin into an underground art museum

MoDusArchitects creates sculptural portal on Italian ring road

NEON’s Shiver House re-imagined in wood for 5th anniversary

Network Rail launches design competition to re-imagine local train stations

Notre-Dame spire to be restored to pre-fire design


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Design London makes LDF debut this September

London’s biggest showroom of vintage Scandinavian furniture opens in Hackney Wick

Discover Boss Design’s sustainability journey and latest launch Sia

Top 5 architectural hideaways from around the world

Architectural firm Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli completes Brixen Public Library in South Tyrol

ICON 210 : Winter 2022

Meet the couple who designed and built a tiny house holiday home in Dorset

Nick Cave and Knoll Textiles collaborate to unveil a vibrant collection of upholstery, wallcovering and drapery

From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

A duo of new exhibitions at MoMu unpack the role of twentieth century fashion


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