The Aram Gallery
Drury Lane, London
On the 21st of January the Aram Gallery in London will open Prototypes and Experiments IV, the fourth in its ongoing series of exhibitions which showcase innovative projects from a continually changing batch of emerging and established designers. This particular exhibition will display a series of objects exploring ideas in metal.
Bay Street, Toronto
On the 21st of January The Interior Design Show is hosting a symposium in Toronto, Canada where leading designers from around the world will gather to discuss and imagine ‘A World Without Oil’.
In the last week both the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles have named new directors with backgrounds in ‘real-world’ business rather than traditional academia.
In this interview for the Design Observer, Alexandra Lang asks the current Director of Design Excellence and the Arts for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Casey Jones, about his latest projects, the issue of sustainability in design, the effect of the economic climate and what new directions he plans to take the GSA in.
Studio Arne Quinze recently completed the refurbishment of the exclusive Kwint restaurant in Brussels’ SQUARE conference center.
Their design features a custom-made sculpted bar, which adds a new element of activity and drama to an otherwise fairly simple interior.
We were lucky enough to snag a few minutes in our TV studio at Tent London with Bahar Tafti from 'KeepCup'.
In her conversation with Leonora Oppenheim, Tafti discusses the concept and innovation behind the KeepCup, and the difficulties faced in combining the needs of coffee consumers with the needs of the environment.
New Bond Street, London
On view this week at Sotheby’s London is ‘Old Friends New Directions’, an intriguing exhibition, which showcases new work from several established designers who took part in the Sotheby’s Contemporary Decorative Arts Exhibitions as recent graduates between 1997 and 2003.
Hotel development is a major source of business for the interior and architectural design industries. In this interesting video, produced by The Luxury Channel, viewers are given the chance to explore the concepts and aesthetics of some truly unique hotels including Terence Conran’s groundbreaking Boundary Hotel and Rabih Hage’s urban chic Rough Luxe Hotel.
The Design Museum
Shad Thames, London
At the end of this month the Design Museum will unveil the second part of their annual Designers in Residence programme for 2009-2010. The display will feature new works from Asif Khan and Bethan Wood, as well as an installation by the Farm collective.
rue Dauphine, Paris
Opening this month at Galerie Kreo in Paris is a show of new works by Dutch designer Wieki Somers. The exhibition is called ‘Frozen in Time’ and features a collection that merges conventional objects such as a lamp or stool with the unconventional forms of flowering sprigs and transparent ice-like layers to create some pretty fantastical pieces.
Set includes 4 units which can be used in different configurations.