The Australian designer Charles Trevelyan initially studied materials engineering, majoring in physics and chemistry. This led him to explore the properties of ceramics, glass, plastics and composites. His scientific training does not seem to have been enough as he completed it with a year at the Beaux-Arts where he learned sculpture, three dimensional design and graphics.
Recently moved from Berlin to Zurich, HELMRINDERKNECHT contemporary design gallery proudly presents a new exhibition project. The exhibition „This is the House that Jack built“ transforms a vacant villa in the neighbourhood of Zurich Oerlikon into a temporary home for contemporary design and art.
Zaha Hadid’s highly anticipated £14.5m extension of the Serpentine Gallery opens to the public on Saturday. Housed in a former gunpowder depot, the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery is a seven-minute walk from the main gallery.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) is partnering with the IKEA Foundation on a new temporary shelter for refugees. Twenty-five of the flat-pack shelters are currently being tested in the Dollo Ado refugee camp in Ethiopia, home to over 190,000 refugees. A further twelve shelters will also be deployed to Lebanon, which hosts 500,000 Syrian refugees.
The brick-and-mortar auction house Phillips is going down the rabbit hole of digital art.
At its first-ever digital-art auction on Oct. 10, Phillips will offer up, among other things, a website, a YouTube video and digital files that could be displayed on a range of devices at the discretion of the buyer, from smartphones to wall-mounted screens.
Phillips will start their design season with their upcoming September Design auctions, featuring around 350 lots with a combined pre-sale low estimate of £4.7m / $7.4m / €5.6m and a pre-sale high estimate of £6.7m / $10.4m / €7.9m.
Margaret Howell continues to support Open-City, the architectural education charity founded by Victoria Thornton to raise awareness and appreciation of the urban landscape. Open-City actively promotes public engagement and education programmes, encouraging a dialogue about the built environment and urban regeneration projects.
"The first-ever 3D-printed gun is now on show at London's Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum. Dubbed "The Liberator" by its creator Cody Wilson, several examples of the gun were purchased by the art and design museum recently, and went on show September 14th, the first day of the London Design Festival.
Netwerk presents an exhibition that addresses aspects of the connection between design, experimental contemporary art and architecture, from a starting point inspired by characteristic elements of the work of Lacaton & Vassal, architects of the new FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais.