Paris 2013: Glass is Tomorrow Exhibition

      One of the more exciting exhibitions during Paris Design Week was the Glass is Tomorrow projects where a number of craftsmen and designers had joined up to challenge the craft of glass making. Designers including Tim Brauns, Sebastian Herkner, Alfredo Häberli, Lucie Koldova and Cecilie Manz have created glass objects working from the three themes Stackability, Silver Glass … Continue reading

Louis Vuitton’s Objet Nomades at Design Miami 2012

During Design Miami 2012 Louis Vuitton showed the collection Objet Nomades. The collection was a collaboration between luxury handbag brand Louis Vuitton and a handful top notch designers such as Patricia Urquiola, Nendo, Campana Brothers and Christian Liagre. The entire collection was on view during Design Miami at Louis Vuitton’s temporary store, and it is now … Continue reading

The Crystal Dome at Swarovski Kristallwelten

The Crystal Dome at Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds) is a part of the company’s museum and headquarters located in Wattens in Austria. The Crystal Dome was designed around the concept of being captured inside a crystal. There are 595 mirrors that cover the dome’s walls, creating a kaleidoscope of shifting shapes, reflections and colours, that gradually reveal hidden works … Continue reading

Squat #1 by Dimore Studio, Nilufar Gallery & Balice Hertling

      Three exciting forces have gone together for the concept space Squat #1 in Paris during the annual art fair FIAC 2012. Milanese interior design studio Dimore have teamed forces with Milan based design gallery Nilufar and Paris based art gallery Balice Hertling to create the 350 sqm pop-up apartment situated just above Avenue Victor … Continue reading

Louis Vuitton & Yayoi Kusama Pop Up Shop

    Louis Vuitton has made an accessories collaboration with japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and to celebrate this, the label has opened a pop up shop in London department store Selfridges. Kusama is famous for her wonderous universes that are built up by polka dots and phallos-like growths and so is the pop-up shop and … Continue reading

Lively Architecture Festival in Montpellier

  11 young architectural teams presented spatial interactive installations during this year’s Lively Architecture Festival (FAV) in Montpellier. Based on the theme of surprise, the installations were set in the urban cityscape of 11 hotels. Among the participants was this year’s winner – Berlin-based Julie Biron with the installation NE DÉRANGEZ PAS MES CERCLES that consisted of a disk surface … Continue reading

Reframe by Paul Scales & Atelier Kit

During this year’s Festival of Living Architecture in Montpellier, France in June, Dutch architecture studio Paul Scales and French architecture and design studio Atelier Kit created an installation called Reframe. Originally built in Paul Scales’ Rotterdam studio, the installation was rebuilt for the festival. The theme of the festival this year was ‘surprise’, so the architects came up with … Continue reading

Trace Room by Atelier Chan Chan

Designed and installed by London practice Atelier ChanChan, Trace Room explores the realms between art and architecture at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Friday Late Night event Unbuilt De/Constructing Architecture. It unfolds the de-materialization of architectural elements which have traditionally defined the boundaries of a room. As the installation begins to blur, bend, erase and explode these traditional … Continue reading

Shelter of Nostalgia by Worapong Manupipatpong

  Swedish designer Worapong Manupipatpong has created an installation attached to an existing column of the Bangkok Art and Culture Center that resembles, and functions like, a tree house. Halfway between furniture and architecture, Manupipatpong’s installation is part of the Politics of Me exhibition at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), Thailand on now … Continue reading

Supertid by Fanni Baudo & Liv Maria Henning

Recent graduates from the Danish Design School in Copenhagen Fanni Baudo & Liv Maria Henning have made the project Supertid. Supertid is an expression known from professional sports and means super time. It refers to the competition of being the fastest within one’s category. The project is an exploration of time and the contemporary notion … Continue reading