Visitors to the Grassi Museum for Applied Arts Leipzig have long been able to rest on Jasper Morrison’s Vitra Bench, an object liberally distributed throughout the museum complex.

With the exhibition Thingness the Grassi Museum for Applied Arts Leipzig offers visitors a deeper insight into Jasper Morrison’s oeuvre, and creative processes.

Jasper Morrison - Thingness @ Grassi Museum for Applied Arts Leipzig

In northern hemispheres June marks the start of both astronomical and meteorological summer.

In southern hemispheres June marks the start of both astronomical and meteorological winter.

The one rejoices, the other laments …. and we don’t even notice, far too busy as we are perusing architecture and design exhibitions. Our five recommendations for June 2017 features new shows in Den Haag, Frankfurt, New York, Leipzig and Brussels.

5 New Design Exhibitions for June 2017

It’s early May and once again the party ship we call the smow song contest is ready to set sail……

smow song contest 2017

S32 by Marcel Breuer for Thonet (Artistic Copyright since 1932, Mart Stam)

“…the strict, logical lines which avoid anything unnecessary and which with the sleekest form and through the simplest means embodies

Stuttgart reißt sich ab Architekturgalerie am Weissenhof, Stuttgart

Our five recommendations for new design and architecture exhibitions opening in June 2016 feature four in Germany and one in

November 2015 was a month of exhibitions, including Konstantin Grcic at the Grassi Museum Leipzig and Anton Corbijn at C/O

February 2015 saw us break new ground and make our first visits to Munich Creative Business Week, the magnificently monikered

On Leipzig’s Augustusplatz one can currently enjoy the wonders of the Leipzig Märchenland, the Leipzig Fairytale World. Alternatively, some 500m

The inclusion of a sheet steel bookend amongst our photos from the Grassi Museum for Applied Arts exhibition “Art Déco:

Vase with leaves from Fachschule Steinschönau (ca 1936), as seen at Art Déco: Smart, Precious, Sensual,Grassi Museum for Applied Arts Leipzig

All with an interest in and/or a desire to understand how historicism in architecture, art and design ceded to modernism

"Please touch!" at the Museum für Gestaltung – Schaudepot, Zürich

In the complete interview with Matylda Krzykowski ahead of the Depot Basel exhibition Forum for an Attitude, there is a

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

DIY. All Tomorrow's Parties? by Varinka Schreurs, as seen at 2.5.0.Object is Meditation and Poetry, Grassi Museum for Applied Arts Leipzig

The (hi)story of applied arts is, we believe it’s not too impetuous to claim, very closely connected with that of

Myvillages International Village Show Alle Dörfer an einem Ort Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig Lace

Among the more arrogant characteristics of us city dwellers is our assumed cultural and creative superiority over those who live

Such was the quality of the new products we saw during our autumn tour they kept us going well into

Thanks to a unnecessarily long journey through Sachsen-Anhalt in an unnecessarily warm bus, July 2014 will remain indelibly scorched in

As all old thesauruans know “April” is merely a synonym for “Milan” And lo despite all promises to the contrary

Grassi Museum Leipzig Exclusive Carpentry Works From Leipzig F G Hoffmann Court Carpenter and Entrepreneur

While it is widely understood that Leipzig is currently the most important European centre in terms of on-line designer furniture

Grassimesse Leipzig 2014

Time was when Leipzig hosted two fayres per year, one at Easter and one at Michaelmas. The Easter Fair has

Rudolf Horn conferstar club sessel

It is very apposite that the Grassi Museum for Applied Arts Leipzig is currently hosting a special presentation dedicated to

Rudolf Horn PUR Grassi Leipzig

As we noted in our post from the recent Burg Giebichenstein Halle summer exhibition, the institution is currently one of

Sitzen Liegen Schaukeln Möbel von Thonet Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig

Standing in the Leipzig Grassi Museum for Applied Arts, surrounded by 150 years of Thonet chair history, Peter Thonet, x-times-great

Hans J Wegner and Johannes Hansen JH550 PP550 The Peacock Chair

April 2014, as every April we can ever remember, means Milanese purgatory. Apparently it is meant to cleanse the soul,

Der lange Atem by Nina Jäckle Klöpfer & Meyer

On Thursday March 13th Leipzig Buchmesse 2014 opens to the public at the city’s exhibition centre. And as ever (smow)

“It is simple to prove that despite all distractions to the contrary from the cultural community in western Germany that