Torrent by Jeremy Hatch, Ricochet Studio

Torrent

by Jeremy Hatch

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.

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Krystian Kowalski - Something out of Nothing

Crisis Shop - Sold Out

22nd - 27th April '09

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.

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Ercol Chair - Designersblock Milan 09

Smile: Designersblock

April 22nd - 27th '09

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.

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Atelierdorp - DesignGuide.TV – Photo: Atelierdorp.nl

Atelierdorp: A Design Family

DesignGuide.Tv has just released a fascinating new video on Atelierdorp, a unique design ‘workshop’ in Eindhoven that’s more akin to a design family than any traditional Atelier.

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Matali Crasset Another Logic of Eating Ritual, Chandelier 2008

Paris/ Design in Mutation

17th April - 30th August '09

Espace Fondation EDF
6 rue Récamier, Paris

As a continuation of their commitment to design and innovation the Fondation EDF  presents ‘Paris/ Design in Mutation’.

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Inaugural Collection Moustache, 2009

Launch: Moustache

22nd - 27th April '09

Moustache
Via Tortona 19, Milan

During this year’s Milan Design Week, Stéphane Arriubergé and Massimiliano Iorio will launch Moustache, their new French company of Contemporary Home Furnishings.

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Limited edition print by Matt Jones to benefit Creative Commons (20×200.com)

Designing Through a Depression

by Allison Arieff for The New York Times

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.

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Maarten Baas - Real Time: Clock-Movies, 2009

Real Time: Clock-Movies by Maarten Baas

22nd - 27th April '09

C’N’C CoSTUME NATIONAL
via Fogazzaro 23, Milan

For the occasion of this year’s Milan Design Week, internationally renowned Dutch designer Maarten Baas takes on the role of film director for his project Real-Time: Clock-movies.

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Wood Chair by Marc Newson, 1988

Interview with Marc Newson

by Peter M. Brant for Interview Magazine

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.

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Circumflex Chair by Zoë Mowat

Circumflex chair

by Zoë Mowat

Canadian designer Zoë Mowat’s playful designs offer a fresh approach to furniture.

With a passion for building ‘things’, Mowat’s work is characterised by simple detailing and a strong sense of materiality making each piece truly distinctive.

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Ruckercorp chair series by Chris Rucker

Ruckercorp chair series

by Chris Rucker

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.

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Konstantin Grcic - Prophets & Penitents: Confession of a Chair – DAMn° magazine 2009

Prophets & Penitents: Confessions of a Chair

22nd - 27th April '09

Oratorio Della Passione of the Basilica Sant’Ambrogio,
Piazza Sant’Ambrogio, Milan

DAMn° magazine presents Prophets & Penitents, a celebration of chair prototyping in Milan’s oldest church.

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Diamond Fusion by Arik Levy – Swarovski Crystal Palace 2009

Swarovski Crystal Palace – Osmosis by Arik Levy

21st - 27th April '09

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.

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Pieke Bergman Design Crystal Virus

Pieke Bergmans

Discussing the background, inspiration, and concepts for her studio, Dutch designer Pieke Bergmans gets to the bottom of her design virus collections.

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Vegetal Chair for Vitra by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec  – 2009

Reinventing Innovation

by Alice Rawsthorn for the International Herald Tribune

Convinced that the word ‘innovation’ is losing credibility in a world filled with buzz words and hyperboles, Alice Rawsthorn argues the importance of the act itself.

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