Curzon Chelsea Cinema
206 King’s Road, London
As part of the preview screening of Objectified, a documentary film by Gary Hustwit about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them, Jonathan Ive, Marc Newson, Alice Rawsthorn and Gary Hustwit will participate in a panel discussion examining the very nature of the film.
Canadian artist/designer Jeremy Hatch deconstructs the everyday while exploring the intersections between craft, art and design.
His recent design entitled ‘Torrent’ is an accumulation of interlaced candleholders. The formal geometry and pattern of ornamental arabesques are discarded in favor of random chaos.
Seves glassblock Showroom
Via Lodovico il Moro 25/27, Milan
The RCA’s PLATFORM 10 presents Crisis Shop - Sold out, an exhibition of work focused on handling situations of crisis in our contemporary society.
Featuring a series of products, each offering an opportunity in disguise, the exhibition offers a stimulus to rethink what a crisis actually is.
Revel Scalo d’Isola
Via Thaon De Revel,3, Milano (Zona Isola)
Designersblock will be back in Milan this year showcasing a star lineup of established and up-and-coming designers including the like of Chris Eckersley, Puff & Flock, Reevesdesign and our personal favorite Ercol.
One thing is for sure the impact of the economy on design, whether positive or negative, has certainly generated a lively round of journalistic debate.
From articles like “Design Loves a Depression” to “Design Hates a Depression”, members of the field have filled page upon page with predictions and advice as to where we go next.
Friend and collector Peter M. Brant talks with legendary designer Marc Newson about what it’s like to create objects of the 21st century.
Discussing everything from how he became a designer, to his process, inspirations and where he sees designs role in the new economy, Newson sums up the conversation with a pertinent word of advice for all young designers.
With a background in art and construction, New York-based designer Chris Rucker has devised a series of furniture pieces made entirely out of strand board.
Using the cheap construction sheathing, Rucker fuses quality construction methods with inexpensive and unorthodox materials, effectively exposing the material itself as a major component of the work’s aesthetic.
Ex Magazzini Di Porta Genova, via Valenza 2, Milan
For this year's Salone Internazionale Del Mobile, Swarovski Crystal Palace presents ‘Osmosis’ an exhibition of new work by Arik Levy.
Illustrating the diversity of Swarovski crystal, Levy’s series of installations are a far cry from the sumptuous chandeliers characteristic of the Crystal Palace.