BUILD YOUR NATURE WITH ORTOBRICK
OrtoBrick is a cutting edge green design object for a new and conscious Urban Agriculture by the Italian landscape designer Tommaso Mancini. It is a small and solid brick of […]
Compasso d’Oro Career Achievement Award 2016 to Carlo Bartoli
The Compasso d’Oro is the most influencial aknowledgement in the design field, conceived by Giò Ponti in 1954. After a careful evaluation by a Committee of experts, 13 Compasso d'Oro, […]
Louisiana on Paper – Picasso before Picasso
Exhibition, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.
Helmut Newton – A Retrospective
Exhibition, Foam, Amesterdam, Netherlands.
Tony Oursler: Imponderable
Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.
Exhibition, Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Exhibition, MOCAK, Krakow, Poland.
Olga Kisseleva – Still Life: Psychological Portrait
Exhibition, MOCAK, Krakow, Poland.
Projects / European Design Studios
European Design Stories represents an international curatorial project documenting stories in works by selected original creators. We are collectors of intimate moments in creative processes, ways of thinking, or working and living environments that best capture the narratives of final things.
Manifesto / Water is Emotion
A Manifesto by Philippe Grohe
Do we need to evolve our understanding of the role of water in our societies? And in which direction? What improves the way we relate to this primal natural element? Philippe Grohe SE, Vice President of Design Management at Hansgrohe, has produced a manifesto especially for DAMN° on how to use water, upgrading our perception of it.
ISSUE #56 / Articles
Participatory Action #56
Jeanne van Heeswijk's fixings
Jeanne van Heeswijk sees herself as a mediator, an intermediary between a situation, a space, a neighbourhood, and the people connected therewith. Encountering and communicating are key concepts in her practice. She only acts once the nuances of the context have been thoroughly determined. New interspaces and crossovers are then generated, within which new relationships and connections can be established between groups of people, institutions, and conceptual frameworks that vary greatly. The artist has coined the term ‘urban curating’ for her interventions. Regardless of the terminology, her practice intends to improve neighbourhoods and empower the locals to design their own future.
SCI-FI-Based Wellness #56
Be hugged to feel fine, says Lucy McRae
Lucy McRae is a science-fiction artist, film- maker, and body architect, probing the frontiers of the body, health, and human adaptability. In her work, she tries to find new ways to respond to the complex futures we face, triggering the idea of tomorrow’s wellness with the project Future Day Spa. The visually iconic experiences she creates espouse technology and femininity. She invents scenarios in which the experience is a piece of scientific dramaturgy.
Shared Visions #56
Mini Living: Sharing + Creating
MINI believes in the creative use of space – it’s a key design principle that the company lives by. Although its speciality is mobility, that does not stop MINI from caring about the entire sphere of future living, which naturally starts with the home environment. This devotion is clearly evidenced by the full-scale installation presented at the Salone del Mobile in April, which revealed in three dimensions a very real, very new way of living. With different individual flats containing personal essentials come generous communal spaces. Furthermore, all the neigbouring apartments also offer functional tools for sharing with others. A winning arrangement.
333 Years of Making #56
Gaggenau has much to celebrate
Not many companies can look back on a history of several centuries. Gaggenau can. At Milan’s Eurocucina fair, the south German manufacturer presented an exhibition of its heritage, dating back to its founding in 1683, a mere two years before another great, Johann Sebastian Bach, was born.
Oceanwide Cleanup #56
An offshore gigantic plastic chase
About 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean every year. At least 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic are currently floating in the oceans, a third of which are concentrated in the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
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