Posts tagged as 'exhibition'

Drawings from the Album Exhibition © Studio Bouroullec

While the fifteen years of their prolific careers are being celebrated across 1000 square meters in Parisian Centre Pompidou-Metz, the recently-opened ‘Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec – Album’ exhibition gives a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse into creative process of France’s famous design duo.

 

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Architectural model for Studio Gang Architects’ The Garden in the Machine project for Cicero, Illinois. Photograph courtesy of James Ewing. © 2011 James Ewing

Following last summer’s workshops which saw five interdisciplinary teams of architects, urban planners, ecologists, engineers, and landscape designers team up at MoMA PS1 to envisage new housing and transportation infrastructures that could catalyze urban transformation in five sites across the United States —near New York; Chicago; Tampa; Los Angeles; and Portland, Oregon — an exhibition showcasing the outcome of these seminars has opened this week (15 February) at MoMA’s Architecture and Design Galleries. (more…)

Mollino Installation at 3DH Showroom, Prague by Okolo; photo by Filip Šlapal

Okolo, the Czech creative group behind the undeniably insightful ‘Light Sculptures, Czech Lights 1950 – 1990′ exhibition (presented during last year’s Lodz Design Festival and featured on Dailytonic in November 2011) has organised yet another inspiring show, this time dedicated to the creative output of one of Italy’s most influential mid-20th century designers, Carlo Mollino. On view at Prague’s 3DH Showroom, the exhibition marks the release of a limited-edition print project celebrating the works of this ‘visionary designer, excellent architect, courageous race driver, fearless acrobatic pilot, style-setting skier, photographer and womanizer’, called OKOLO Mollino. (more…)

'Pop-Up Generation, Design Between Dimensions' - exhibition view; photo by Tim Eshuis

Pop-up shops, pop-up restaurants, pop-up clubs – the list of this recent phenomenon which continues to sweep across the globe and seems to be lasting longer than the temporary enterprises it designates could go on and on. But it is not only the flash retailing or consuming that ‘Pop-Up Generation, Design Between Dimensions’, the new exhibition curated by the renowned forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort which opened few days ago (13 December) at MOTI, Museum of the Image in Breda, Netherlands, is devoted to. (more…)

Dieter Rams, T 1000 World Radio, 1963; photo Koichi Okuwaki

During his much-esteemed, four-decades-long career at Braun, Dieter Rams created some of the most iconic, instantly-recognisable products while his famous ‘less but better’ philosophy laid the foundation and drew attention to subjects such as sustainability and design ethics. Now, to celebrate Rams’ profound contribution to contemporary design, SFMOMA presents an exhibition dedicated to work of the acclaimed German designer. (more…)

'Light Sculptures, Czech Lights 1950 – 1990' at Lodz Design Festival; photo courtesy of Okolo

Earlier last week during Lodz Design Festival, the Czech Republic-based creative group Okolo has presented this intriguing exhibition focusing on the Czechoslovak table lamp design created in the second half of the 20th century. Titled ‘Light Sculptures, Czech Lights 1950 – 1990′, the exhibition ‘comprised a curatorial selection of several table lamps made during this period in the former Czechoslovakia, or in the territory of the present-day Czech Republic.’ Not a retrospective, it was viewed by its curators as ‘an unrestricted selection that depicts the development of the style of this typology on the example of several prominent designers or unique individual designs.’ (more…)

Kai Linke, Mirror Chair, 2009

The exhibition ‘Totem and Taboo’, which is currently taking place in Vienna in freiraum quartier21 of the INTERNATIONAL MuseumsQuartier Wien, examines the relationship between art and design.

It features works by contemporary artists and designers who work at the frontiers and crossovers of their respective disciplines. Treating art as a relative of design, the exhibition focuses on one-off pieces and limited edition items, which, just like artworks, are produced for exhibition purposes and sold within gallery spaces.

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'Organic Dwelling' - exhibition view; photo by Architonic

‘If we would like to survive as human beings we should live in the harmony of Nature’ suggests the renowned Dutch designer and trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort who has presented her recent project exploring the subject of biomimicry in contemporary design and architecture.

 

One of the highlights of last week’s Moscow Design Week, ‘ORGANIC DWELLING: biomimicry in design & architecture’ surveys’ how designers and architects have embraced a more organic language, welcoming technology while not letting go of our more primal instincts.’ The installation is held at the State Museum of Architecture MUAR and will remain on view until 30 November. (more…)

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