In this video recently posted on TedTalks, renowned collector and emerging markets investor, Ravin Agrawai gives a presentation of his picks for the 10 most important young Indian artists to watch.
Working in a variety of media that merge the spheres of fine art and design, each of these contemporary artists draws on their local culture for inspiration in their innovative projects.
In February David Gill Galleries in London will show a selection of new works from renowned ceramic artist Barnaby Barford. The pieces on display were made in correlation with the production of Barford’s first animated film ‘Damaged Goods’.
For a fresh look at everything design from 2009, view Wallpaper Magazine’s ‘Design Awards’, featuring important and unique pieces from an array of sources. Categories such as ‘Best New Domestic Design’ (a slow cooker from Margaret Foolen for Royal VKB), and ‘Best Armchair’ (‘Archibold’ by J.M. Massaud) are just a few of the 2009 wonders.
Cologne 2010, has seen the revealing of the ‘Ruche’ sofa, for French Interior Design group Ligne Roset. Created by Inga Sempe, the sofa features a simple wooden base, covered with a fitted quilted blanket acting as upholstery.
In light of the ongoing debate regarding the Jerusalem Museum of Tolerance’s plans to place a design by Frank Gehry over a plot of land once occupied by an ancient Muslim cemetery, Frank Gehry has decided to drop out.
In this recent article for the FastCompany, Lydia Dishman discusses SEED, a project from Clemson University that aims to use industrial shipping containers as emergency housing.
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As a follow-up to the collection presented at December's Design Miami, Gallery Libby Sellers will show an exclusive series of vessels by Julia Lohmann and Gero Grundmann for a month in London.
In this recent article for the Financial Times, Nicole Swengley takes a look back at the last decade and the many ways in which design has transformed since the start of the new millennium.
As Swengley points out, ‘new materials, processes and technologies offer far greater freedom for today’s designers...
This month, we highly recommend picking up a copy of ‘Process; 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture’ by Jennifer Hudson.
‘Process’ provides an in-depth study of the creative and manufacturing processes behind 50 contemporary domestic design objects. Chosen from all around the world, they span furniture, lighting, tableware, textiles and products.