“Have you ever met a robot?” asks the Vitra Design Museum.

The answer is yes.

The answers to the other 13 questions posed by the exhibition Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine are not necessarily so easily answered: but are important for defining our relationship with digital technology.

Vitra Design Museum presents Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine

O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild* You’d be

Phenomeneon by Pieke Bergmans, part of Dream out Loud opens at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Photo Mirjam Bleeker, courtesy Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam)

Such are the vagaries of the autumn/spring cycle in the global design exhibition industry, and it is an industry people,

Entrance to Station Stadtpark by Otto Wagner (Photo: Manfred Helmer, © and courtesy Wiener Linien)

If the (hi)story of 20th century architecture and design is unimaginable without the contribution made by Austria/Hungary/Austria-Hungary; then the contribution

Friends + Design at the Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden (Photo Marco Cappelletti © DSL Studio, Courtesy Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden)

Inaugurated in July 212 BC* the Ludi Apollinares were Roman games staged in honour of Apollo and featuring a mix

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

December can be a trying month: always having to think of others; always having to patronise bars and restaurants you’ve

Vienna The Pearl of the Reich. Planning for Hitler at the Architekturzentrum Wien

March is a month for caution. Yes, the sun shines. Yes, the days are getting longer Yes, one can smell

Following on from the relative inactivity of August September saw us wind back up towards the 2014 autumn design festival

Blauwe stoel Piet Klaarhamer

One of the advantages of having been running our “5 New Design Exhibitions” series for over a year is that

Vienna Design Week 2014 Kultúrgorilla Guide the Diver Design for Dumpster Dialogue

As long as we’ve been going to Vienna Design Week the festival has always included a focus on social responsibility.

Vienna Design Week 2014 Servant by Katharina Wernig

At an otherwise disappointing presentation of projects by students from the TU Graz Institute of Spatial Design during Vienna Design

Gaudí Architecture Ahead of it's Time at the Architekturzentrum Wien

Ask most people what they identify as the central feature in the work of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and they’ll

Vienna Design Week 2014 Passionswege Big-Game Wiener Silber Manufactur

For some 200 years Wiener Silber Manufactur have produced the finest silverware. Exquisite cutlery, table services, coffee pots and sugar

Vienna Design Week TU Wien Light Thing

In context of a 2014 summer semester project students from Vienna Technical University’s Department for 3D Design and Model Construction

Vienna Design Week 2014 Passionswege Pedrita Studio Glaserei Stiefelmeyer

We’re spending an awful lot of time at Vienna Design Week 2014 photographing mirrors. If we were at all competent

Frugal Collection Cape Town harald bichler_rauminhalt Celia-Hannes

In context of Cape Town’s tenure as World Design Capital 2014 Franco-Austrian design and architecture studio Celia-Hannes spent six weeks

Vienna Design Week 2014 Passionswege Studio deFORM Rudolf Scheer & Söhne Mirror

The last time we visited the premises of Vienna shoemaker Rudolf Scheer & Söhne it was for the presentation of

chmara.rosinke present Private Room

As we alluded to in our post from Vienna based design studio chmara.rosinke’s Passionswege 2013 project with Wäscheflott, we’ve not

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Villa Tugendhat Brno

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers” exclaims Anne Shirley in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel

Vienna Design Week 2014 Passionswege mathak mahlknecht Stani-Polsterei

In our post from the launch of the Tools for Life collection by Rem Koolhaas and OMA for Knoll during

Candle Holder by AU Workshop, as seen at Pure Hungarian, Vienna Design Week 2014

Time was when the candlestick maker was an important profession. No candlestick. No light. Or at least no secure light.

Vienna Design Week 2014 Passionswege BCXSY J & L Lobmeyr

At the risk of starting a tradition we can’t maintain, and so ultimately leading us to disappoint a lot of