Sotheby’s Paris Design sale achieved a final total of €7.8 million, the highest total for any auction in this field since the market opened in France. International buyers, many of them from Asia, attended the event in force, eager to discover fresh-to-the-market pieces with perfect provenance.
One of the most significant buildings of the late modernist style, Le Corbusier’s Convent de la Tourette exemplifies the architect’s style and sensibilities in the latter end of his career. Built between 1956 and 1960 on a hillside near Lyon, France, the priory dominates the landscape, with its strict, geometric form.
Curated by Juan Román and José Luis Uribe, Chile’s pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale will present 15 architecture projects that aim to transform the daily life of people living in rural areas of the country.
'art/talking' is a venue based, monthly project, aimed at exploring the variety and depth of the London Contemporary Art Scene as well key themes in current contemporary art practice.
1968: Radical Italian Design, the newest project from Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari's Toilet Paper in collaboration with the Deste Foundation in Athens, offers an unorthodox, kaleidoscopic walk through the Dakis Joannou collection of Italian Radical Design furniture.
The RIBA is delighted to announce the 30 buildings it has selected to be visited by the RIBA awards committee this summer under consideration for the inaugural RIBA International Prize. These will be whittled down to 20 of the best buildings, after which six finalists will be chosen and visited by the Grand Jury this autumn.
The fifth edition of Frieze New York closed on Sunday, May 8, with ambitious presentations from galleries from around the globe that generated exceptional sales and fostered meaningful dialogue with collectors, curators and art enthusiasts.
Located across Britain and abroad, Maggie’s Centres are conceived to provide a welcoming ‘home away from home’ – a place of refuge where people affected by cancer can find emotional and practical support.
"It is an early summer morning. I am camping with my kids on a beach. It’s a stretch we consider our own. Quite desolated in a primordial kind of way. The trees are reaching almost to the water’s edge, ramsons are growing up the slope nearby. Wakening up, I wonder if the sun is rising. The birds are about to waken. I get out of the tent. Heavy clouds are scattered on the dark sky.
How do you tackle overcrowding without expanding a city’s footprint? We explore a new study by Hassell and chat with Joel Kotkin, who’s challenging the conventional “pack-and-stack” and high-rise strategies. Plus: 60 years of designing Hong Kong.
Atmosphere for Enjoyment: Harry Bertoia's Environment for Sound takes a close look at Bertoia's sounding sculptures. He began to create these as well as gongs in the late 1960s during a quest to examine the relationship between sculpture and sound that would last the rest of his life.
In January 2016, Design Miami/ and Swarovski announced the recipients of the 2016 Swarovski Designers of the Future Award: sound artist Yuri Suzuki from Japan, based in London; glass artist Anjali Srinivasan from India, based in Dubai; and German-Icelandic design duo Studio Brynjar & Veronika, based in Berlin.
Finn Juhl‘s elegant France Chair makes a comeback. First presented in Milan at Salone del Mobile by Danish furniture manufacturer Onecollection, Finn Juhl’s stylish France Chair will be available at Triode next month in Paris. This particular chair played an important role in one of Danish design history’s biggest – but least known – adventures.