Bauhaus Dessau was officially opened on December 4th 1926, and by way of celebrating the institution’s 90th anniversary on December 4th 2016 the foundation stone will be laid for the new Bauhaus Museum Dessau; an act which comes just one month after the foundation stone was laid for the new Bauhaus Museum Weimar. Both museums being built in preparation for the coming centenary of Bauhaus’s 1919 inauguration.
An apposite moment we thought to reflect on how Bauhaus was received, or at least how it was received in the early years, in its new, old, East German home1
Five recommendations for new architecture and design exhibitions opening in December 2016, featuring shows in Copenhagen, Weimar, Nürnberg, London and Munich
With the exhibition Stapeln. Ein Prinzip der Moderne the Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus in Bremen celebrate the complex diversity of one of design’s simplest principles …. Stacking.
Back in February we spoke with Richard Lampert and he told us he was planning exhibiting at Orgatec.
Had a few ideas he said.
Boy, did he have ideas………
Although one primarily goes to Kazerne Eindhoven to experience experimental, challenging, yet invariably accessible and pertinent design, during Dutch Design
Whereas 3D printing is omnipresent in the media, and a ubiquitous tool in contemporary research and development, in most daily
With The Wall, Nieuwe German Gestaltung #004, the 2016 Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk presented an overview of contemporary German design.
It goes without saying that picking a “best of” from an event such as Dutch Design Week is impossible. Too
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According to Axl Rose, “…it’s hard to hold a candle, in the cold November rain.” The question is surely, why
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We must start with a confession . This High Five! is a High Four! Not because there weren’t good products
When we spoke with Vitra’s Chief Sales Officer Josef Kaiser at NeoCon Chicago he told us that at “Orgatec 2016
On the train down to Kortrijk and the 2016 Biennale Interieur we started drafting this introduction. The talk was of
“The fact that you are European allows you to be quirky. Europe has a great reputation for good design but
In 2016 the Breton capital Rennes hosted four exhibitions of, by and from Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec; one of them
The winners and nominated projects from the 2016 International Marianne Brandt Contest can be viewed in an exhibition in Chemnitz.
Continuing our series of posts on creativity in Cologne, historic and contemporary, we met up with product designer Felix Stark.
Understanding materials has helped contemporary society develop as it has. And remains as relevant today as ever. If not more
O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild* You’d be
Dessau and Rotterdam may appear unlikely brothers in arms; however, an exploration of the towns’ architectural connections helps explain International
With their WerkBundStadt project the Werkbund Berlin aim to redevelop an industrial site in northern Berlin into a future orientated
August in Edinburgh is Festival, Fringe & Edinburgh College of Art Masters Degree Show. We enjoyed one of the three……
“When I was very small, a little boy of five or six years old, I was certainly no infant prodigy,
(a+b)÷a = a÷b ≡ harmony? Or, the contemporary relevance of the Golden Ratio In addition to those artificial laws decreed
Slowly but surely September is becoming Europe’s summer. Whereas July and August increasingly fail to produce anything even vaguely “summery”,
If a central component of the Bauhaus philosophy was, in essence, to make art useful for industrial production and thus