Anja Ulfeldt: Of Sound | Mind And Objects
Exhibition, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, USA.
Voulkos – The Breakthrough Year
Exhibition, MAD, New York, USA.
The Vulgar – Fashion Redefined
Exhibition, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK.
Modern Velvet: A Sense of Luxury in the Age of Industry
Exhibition, Art Institute, Chicago, USA.
A Century in the Making
Exhibition, African American History and Culture Museum, Washington DC, USA.
Intersections #4 – Cid & Friends
Design Biennale, ADAM, Brussels, Belgium.
Manifesto / Designing the emphatic office
A Manifesto by Manel Molina
In offices, the complexity of the environment grows in proportion to the incorporation of technology, and this furthermore contributes to the increase in specialised settings, inclusive or otherwise. People can […]
Passion knows no borders: the Gaggenau Sommelier Awards 2016
where a game and home décor meet
The Boring Collection Set#1 by Lensvelt
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ISSUE #59 / Articles
At The Edge Of Education #59
A new school for refugee children in Lebanon
The construction site of a school for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon was visited by the writer, who ventured somewhat timidly to the Bekaa Valley to find out what the project is all about. London-based Catalytic Action, a not-for-profit design studio known for intervening in projects that catalyse change in society, is carrying out the work along with the generous help and support of many others. This new school not only uses recovered materials and implements clever building techniques, it intends to provide an attractive environment for learning and, moreover, to create a model for future humanitarian aims internationally.
Detroit, Mon Amour #59
A city dead & alive
The city of Detroit is thriving in a wonderfully peculiar way. Not in our present era has a major industrial powerhouse crashed quite so hard and as thoroughly as has Detroit. And yet the resulting gruelling circumstances have given rise to a fascinating array of ingenious projects and collective efforts that have not only breathed life back into the place, but are in the process of making it exemplary. Here we cite artists who, with heart and soul, express the riches that are present in the details. Through photography, installation, and performance, Corine Vermeulen and Anders Ruhwald tap the city’s blooming, characterful culture.
A Bird’s Eye View on Form #59
The Lisbon Architecture Triennale at the new MAAT museum and elsewhere in the city, until 11 December 2016.
This year’s edition of the Triennale is an adventurous departure from previous years, and indeed from other such events of this ilk. Having initiated the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, José Mateus is in a good position to compare and contrast the details and to summarise the message conveyed. Perhaps the best thing about The Form of Form is that it actually addresses architecture itself and the challenges the profession is up against today, not least due to the superficiality that abounds in our contemporary world, and to the ever-prevalent issues of gentrification and authenticity in the urban context.
Republic of Fritz Hansen: Timeless design #59
Republic of Fritz Hansen, crafter of timeless design
At it since 1872, Republic of Fritz Hansen had already managed to accrue a long list of prestigious orders in its first 50 years of existence, demonstrating a strong reputation right from the start and one which has not let up since then. With a design philosophy that continuously seeks originality, purity, and long life in its products, Republic of Fritz Hansen is a remarkably emotional brand that re- mains genuine, serene, and very Danish. With characteristics that include superior quality, refinement, and beauty with age, this is furniture with eminent appeal. DAMN° spoke with the man in charge.
BMW: Tomorrow’s Easy Riders #59
BMW shifts into another gear
BMW is 100 years old! Crowning the celebrations is a voluptuous new motorbike, rather unlike any model hitherto. Not only does it have the smarts to foresee and avoid hazardous situations but it also knows how to remain upright. An infinitely intelligent visor and sensorial riding suit complete the picture.