Water 01 by Pieke Bergmans

Still Waters Run Deep

January 21 - February 26 '11

Art Affairs Gallery
Amsterdam

Pieke Bergmans will be showing her new crystal water carafes and a series of ceramic vases, entitled 'Unlimited Editions' for her solo show at the Art Affairs Gallery in Amsterdam opening on January 21st.

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Stripy Polkadots by Paul Robinson

PAGE Three Exhibition

January 20 - February 12 '11

London

221 Brompton Road SW3 2EJ

Continuing on from the success of PAGE 1 and PAGE 2 in 2010, The Page, a new concept of artist management in London, is pleased to present PAGE Three. PAGE Three will exhibit a selection of mixed media art works by Paul Robinson, Anssi Sojakka and Graham Carrick. PAGE Three is a reflection of each of the artist’s continued development.

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2011 Brit Insurance Designs of the Year

2011 Brit Insurance Designs of the Year

shortlisted nominees

London

The Brit Insurance Designs Awards, "the Oscars of the design world," showcase the most innovative and forward thinking designs from around the world. Last year's winner, was the Folding Plug by Min-Kyu Choi that revolutionises a humble, but essential, piece of everyday equipment.

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Cubics, Cubic Constructions Collection Graatsma'

Cubics, Cubic Constructions Collection Graatsma

January 9 - February 27 '11

Vivid Gallery
Rotterdam

'Cubics, Cubic Constructions Collection Graatsma' opened this past week at the Vivid Gallery in Rotterdam. An exhibition focusing of the breadth of work created by Jan Slothouber & William Graatsma in the past 50 years.

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Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset

Fourth Plinth 2012/13

Winners Announced

London

A giant blue rooster and a boy on a rocking horse will stand alongside a statue of military hero Adm. Horatio Nelson in London's Trafalgar Square.

Officials today announced the next two artworks to fill the square's empty "fourth plinth," one of the city's major showcases for public art.

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Popup Park at Openhouse Gallery

Pop-Up Park at OpenHouse Gallery

Until January 30 '11

New York City
201 Mulberry Street

In the past months we have been bombarded with pop-up shops offering various 'design' minded gifts and trinkets for the holiday season. This month, however, the pop-up trend has taken a refreshing turn. The OpenHouse gallery has converted three and a half rooms into a indoor park with everything from bird songs, rocks, and a see-saw.

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Succulent House by murmur

Succulent House by murmur

a house with a bladder

Los Angeles architecture firm murmur have designed a house centred around a bladder that collects and stores rainwater. The house is commissioned to be built in Chicago.

The Succulent House addresses the pressing global issue of freshwater quality and supply as but one possible force to drive design ingenuity and improve environmental performance. This approach allows us to speculate on the organizational, spatial and atmospheric potential of water collection on the American house.

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Salvador Dali Museum

Salvador Dalí Museum Opens in Florida

January 11 '11

St. Petersburg
Florida

Design by Yann Weymouth, AIA, Senior Vice President and Design Director for HOK, the new Salvador Dalí Museum opened earlier this week with a celebration including a parade of Dalí look-a-likes.

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Handmade School by Anna Heringer

Anna Heringer at the Bartlett

January 12 '11

Bartlett School of Architecture
London

This evening at 6:30pm Anna Heringer will be lecturing at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Anna is a pioneer in sustainable thinking; she has moved far beyond the marketing hype of 'green design' and has formulated her own set of values and ideas concerning how design can move us into a sustainable future. She has worked all over the world testing her design theories; creating schools and homes that encourage self-sufficiency and sustainable living practices.

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Pressed Chair by Harry Thaler

Pressed Chair by Harry Thaler

Designers to watch

A recent graduate of Design Products at the Royal College of Art, Harry Thaler received the Conran Award 2010 for his 'Pressed Chair' this past summer.

The chair is created by stamping into 2.5 mm aluminium; making an object that is light, stackable, portable, and 100% recyclable.

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Villa Sculptura by Atelier Van Lieshout

Villa Atelier Van Lieshout for sale in Utrecht, Holland

Living in a work of art is possible

In Utrecht you can have a detached villa built by Studio Van Lieshout (Atelier Van Lieshout). It is the very first house that the Rotterdam studio of Joep van Lieshout has designed. The fanciful cocoon-like house has yet to be realized. The sale of Villa Sculptura started, Wednesday 5 January 2011. The sales price starts at 1 million Euros, depending on the living area and the finishing.

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64 | " a new generation of lights " - L'ÉCAL in Paris

64 | ' a new generation of lights ' - L'ÉCAL in Paris

January 15 - February 5 '11

Gallery Kreo
Paris

Opening on January 15 '11 at Gallery kreo in Paris, 'a new generation of lights' features a selection of recent graduates from Lausanne Cantonal School of Art (L'ÉCAL) in Switzerland. After a decade under Pierre Keller’s direction, the L'ÉCAL has arguably become one of the best schools of design in the world.

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Toronto Design Week 2011 : Come up to my room

Toronto Design Week 2011 : Come up to my room

January 27 - 30 '11

Gladstone Hotel
Toronto

Further to our previous featured show in the forthcoming Toronto Design Week / Toronto Design Offsite, here is another which caught our attention. 'Come Up To My Room' is an annual alternative design event, in which selected designers are invited to take over spaces in the Gladstone Hotel, creating bespoke installations and responses within the historic building.

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Intensité : Maison et Objet 2011 trends preview

Intensité : Maison et Objet 2011 trends preview

Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre
Paris
21-25 January '11

At the end of this month, design interiors fair Maison et Objet comes to Paris. To accompany the show, a trend publication and video has been released, highlighting key pieces to be shown and bringing together the trends to be presented which will influence design in the coming year.

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'Harvest'- Asif Khan

Asif Khan

Designers to watch

Asif Khan is a multi disciplinary designer based in London. His work spans products, furniture, interiors and architecture. After training at The Bartlett and the Architectural Association School, he set up his studio in 2008 and has since enjoyed many high profile commissions.

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