On May 1st 1851 Queen Victoria opened The Great Exhibition in Hyde Park London: the first “World’s Fair”, an event which celebrated the advances of the industrial age, and whose influence on industry, engineering, science, architecture and society was to resonate globally for decades, acting as it did as the motor for the quickening technological advances of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. While the profit generated from the 6 million visitors allowed for the construction of London’s Science Museum, Natural History Museum and neighbouring Victoria and Albert Museum.

If any of the numerous architecture and design exhibitions opening globally in May 2017 will become quite so pivotal remains to be seen. Our top five can be found in Hamburg, Atlanta, Amsterdam, London and Stuttgart.

5 New Design Exhibitions for March 2017

Five recommendations for new architecture and design exhibitions opening in December 2016, featuring shows in Copenhagen, Weimar, Nürnberg, London and Munich

5 New Design Exhibitions for December 2016

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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Whereas April showers tend to make you wet, grumpy and late, May showers are much more agreeable – or more

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"Community: Italy Architecture, city and landscape from the postwar period to 2000" at the Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy

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In our post from the Barbican Art Gallery exhibition “The World of Charles and Ray Eames” we noted the disappointing

The World of Charles and Ray Eames @ Barbican Art Gallery London

“The World of Charles and Ray Eames” It is inherent in the nature of America’s most productive 20th century creatives

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We’re fairly certain most museum curators aren’t inherently nocturnal, it is however noticeable that the longer the nights become, the

robin day eames saarinen

“Rare is the human backside that hasn’t found solace and support in Mr. Day’s most famous creation”, thus, with just

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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

Then and Now 50 Years of The London College of Furniture

For an institution associated with so many interesting and important figures in the UK furniture industry, there is a remarkable

Nadav Kander Chongqing IV (Sunday Picnic)

As many of you will be aware, among the myriad of things that regularly get our goat, architecture photography is

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The inescapable chill in the morning air and the deep-seated boredom in the eyes of school aged children can only

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

Design Museum London Collection Extraordinary Stories About Ordinary Things What do you think

In 2015 the London Design Museum will move to its new home in West Kensington. Ahead of the move the

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

The shortlist for the Brit Insurance Design of the Year Award 2009 have been announced; and among the high caliber