A new artwork for the Amsterdam Light Festival

James Tapscott, the Melbourne-based Land & Light artist, is happy to announce plans for “TRAVERSION”, an illuminated sculpture to be located at the iconic “Bridge of 15 Bridges” on the Herengracht Canal in Amsterdam from the end of November through to the end of January 2019. 

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Solo exhibition “Franco and Renata” by Thomas Berra

Park Associati are pleased to host in their practice’s premises the solo exhibition of Thomas Berra, opening on the occasion of the beginning of the Milano Fall Design Week.

Inspired by family photographs, the artist tells the love story of Franco and Renata, his uncle and aunt. This very personal story is also a reflection of an era, the long Italian post-war period that was scarred by events that left a mark and influenced the recent past. Based on the Grand Hotel-style photo-novels, the artist created a picture tale printing it in around 1000 copies. The work is meant to be shown on a support reminiscent of the small kiosks that used to sell newspapers in those years. The artist asked Park Associati to design the newsstand on which the copies of the photo-novel are to be affixed.

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V&A Dundee opens to the world

V&A Dundee opens its doors for the first time to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018. Today its beautiful, light-filled interiors designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma have been revealed for the first time. As Scotland’s first design museum, V&A Dundee tells a global story, investigating the international importance of design alongside presenting Scotland’s outstanding design achievements.

© Hufton+Crow

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ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2018

In inanimate nature, large masses of granular substances, such as sand or gravel, are in constant processes of formation through perpetual cycles of erosion and accretion. What if architecture was to emulate this behaviour and allow for its own continuous reconfiguration?

ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2018

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The dining table as a sculpture

Radar XL and Convivio, the new tables in the Alivar Home Project collection
The dining room designed by Alivar is an elegant but informal place that is enriched with Radar XL and Convivio, two new products that seem to bypass the simple definition of a ‘dining table’, reaching a deeper meaning. Designed byGiuseppe Bavuso for the Home Project collection, Radar XL and Convivio are tables that with their great scenic impact set out to be the unrivalled features of the dining room, becoming true works of sculptural beauty, shaped through the skilful use of fine materials.

Convivio

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The comfort in office according to Alma Design

The world of work is constantly evolving and moving. Habits, tools, interactions and last but not least the spaces, which become more and more flexible, dynamic and shared.

Today, the tendency to define always different concepts, leads the office to be no longer considered as a simple place where carry out daily activities, but a space for relationships, with a very precise personality, connotation and function.

X Big lounge armchair and X Table

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Dutch Design Week theme announced: If not us, then who?

With just under seven weeks to go until the opening, the 17th edition of Dutch Design Week (DDW) is starting to really take shape. Today the theme is revealed, and part of the programme is on the all-new website, that is organised as a content platform for design.

Theme: If not us, then who?
Almost everything in the world has been or is being designed. This offers opportunities, but with this come enormous responsibilities; for designers, but also for policy makers, clients, users and governments. The world belongs to us all. Director Martijn Paulen explains about the role of designers: ‘Designers think up solutions, create innovations, are pioneers, make things tangible and functional. They look at their surroundings and the world in a unique way. “How could it be different, better?” And to these questions designers continually supply authentic and surprising answers. It is up to us all to embrace and stimulate these creative solutions, and that includes you. If not you, then who? Together we decide how the world will look. Now it’s our turn; If not us, then who?’

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William Morris’s Home At Kelmscott Manor Granted Planning Permission

Planning Permission Granted For Renovation Of William Morris’s Celebrated Home At Kelmscott Manor In Oxfordshire
Planning permission has been granted for the conservation of Kelmscott Manor which was the country home of the internationally acclaimed craftsman, designer, writer, environmentalist and socialist William Morris from 1871 until his death in 1896. The plans comprise a programme of essential repairs and conservation work on the listed Manor House and the construction of a new education centre and visitor facilities.

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Antrax IT expands its Bath Collection with V8 and Pi&no

Optimise the role of the radiator in your contemporary bathroom, whatever its size or style. Antrax IT brings you V8 and Pi&no, two new aluminium heated towel rails with a compact, clean, linear design aimed at improving thermal performance, reducing energy consumption and perfectly integrating into the bathroom space.

V8 and Pi&no are composed of two vertical tubes to which horizontal elements are anchored; these elements feature repeatedly but at a different ‘rhythm’, changing their configuration: Pi&no has a stronger aesthetic impact than V8 due to the higher number of horizontal elements it is composed of.

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Highly accomplished Marlborough Primary School by Dixon Jones

The RIBA London Award and RIBA National Award 2018 are just the start of a long list of accolades that Marlborough Primary School, based in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, has won for its redeveloped design by Dixon Jones. Since it opened on 11th September 2017, the school has also received commendations at both the New London Architecture and Schueco Excellence Awards; it became a finalist for the British Construction Industry Awards; and it has recently been shortlisted in the Education Building Category at the 2018 Brick Awards.

Photography © Paul Riddle

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