The end of design’s summer hibernation is traditionally marked by the opening of the Vitra Design Museum’s winter exhibition, which

The older we get the more important July becomes as it allows us to return to college to view design

Margret Hoppe Le Corbusier High Court IV Chandigarh

Buildings are, somewhat logically, 3D. Photographs 2D. The challenge of architecture photography is transforming the 3D to 2D in such

Le Corbusier Le Modulor 1950 (Photo, © Centre Pompidou / Dist. RMN-GP/ Ph. Migeat © FLC, ADAGP, Paris 2015 Courtesy of Centre Pompidou, Paris)

On days when his sketches didn’t meet with his own, self-critical, approval, the Swiss architect and urban planner Le Corbusier

Shade, and lack of, in Tel Aviv

It being July, there is an obvious temptation to search for new design and architecture exhibitions opening near the coast,

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“Who’s the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?” asks Obi-Wan Kenobi, more or less rhetorically, in

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Erected in 1927 in context of the Deutscher Werkbund exhibition “Die Wohnung” the Weißenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart aimed to achieve “….

Pierre Charpin at L'Appartement 50, Marseille

Tradition being the predictable beast that it is, July and August tend to be quiet months in the design universe

Exposition internationale des Arts Décoratifs et industriels modernes Paris 1925

“What is the Paris Exposition?”, asked Roger Gilman in the September 1925 edition of The Art Bulletin, “It is a

IMM Cologne 2013 Wilde+Spieth Typus by Edelhoff & Nettesheim

Older readers will be aware that we have often held up the absence of some of Germany’s most important designer

Le Corbusier Venice

As more loyal readers will be aware we like nothing more than attempting to undermine Italy’s claim to be the

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There are a thousand good reasons to avoid travelling through Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport. And a couple of very

Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln From Aalto to Zumthor Furniture by Architects

As tradition demands the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln (MAKK) have organised a furniture themed, special exhibition to coincide with

Last week we, finally, made our first visit to Design Miami Basel. Featuring 43 international design galleries, Design Miami Basel

This year we are finally going to make it to Design Basel. In the past something else always seemed to

A recurrent theme, not only here in the (smow)blog but also in general throughout the (smow) global network is the

Perhaps best known for her numerous co-operations with Le Corbusier, the Parisian architect and designer Charlotte Perriand played an instrumental

Italian design is, if we all close our eyes for a minute or two and be brutally honest, a lot

Twas the month before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Save

As we stood looking at some mighty fine, but horribly over-carved, wooden furniture at the Salone in Milan a female

The (smow) blog has more than once suggested that designer furniture is more than just a comfortable place to sit

At smow we have a particular soft spot for Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and so it is especially pleasing that

For the first time in over 20 years London is hosting a retrospective of the work of Swiss architect and