REM KOOLHAAS’ RURAL SUBLIME

Or the capitalist industrialization of the countryside

LOCATING DESIGN

KIM1995: staying put

DOMESTIC CHAOS

What’s so great about streamlining?


Long Reads

Locating Design

KIM1995: staying put

“Do you really need to fly to talk to your colleagues?” According to the Caribbean artist and designer KIM1995, the answer is no. In the era of digital communication, in which information moves quickly, KIM1995 has decided to practice a concept she calls “Sustainable Immobility.” So as not...

REM KOOLHAAS’ RURAL SUBLIME

Or the capitalist industrialization of the countryside

Countryside, The Future at New York’s Guggenheim sees the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas heading out of the cities for new pastures. But in a show that he describes as being about sociology, anthropology and politics, is its meaning or relevance like trying to find a needle in a haystack?

Domestic Chaos

What’s so great about streamlining?

Imagine if Albert Einstein had lived with the queen of decluttering Marie Kondo. A slight tension might have arisen when, in between Kondo organising categories of joyful order, Einstein was wandering around the house muttering his oft-quoted remark, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered...

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A Labour of Love

Fashion designer Kris Van Assche of Berluti and gallery owner François Laffanour discovered a shared passion for the furniture Pierre Jeanneret designed for Chandigarh. With their joint skills coming together, a limited edition collection has restored and revived the originals.

Domesticated Enclosures

The Great Wall of China. The Garden of Eden. The Berlin Wall. The Maginot Line. The Atlantic Wall. The Walls of Constantinople. The Western Wall. And if he has his way, Trump’s dream of a "big, beautiful wall" between the US and Mexico. All these walls individually present their own division bet...

Riding Ghosts

Seeing isn’t believing but believing is seeing… even if you have been looking through your mind’s eye. We can all think up the image of the Loch Ness monster (Nessie) with its whale like body and small head, or picture a Yeti roaming Himalayan mountains with a body covered in reddish-brown h...

Productivity

FORNASETTI

Last spring, Fornasetti presented an exhibition in the nave at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris, with more than a thousand pieces, both historical and new creations for the table and for […]

Smeg 50s Retro Style collection

Together with Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti of deepdesign, Smeg delved into the not- too-distant past and re-emerged with sinuous lines and warm colours, put together with the latest technology. […]

From: Smeg

valerie_objects

valerie_objects is a newly presented collection initiated by Axel Van Den Bossche, Frank Lambert, and art director Veerle Wenes. With the mission of translating signature works into affordable design objects, […]

STEINBEISSER

Steinbeisser, founded by Martin Kullik and Jouw Wijnsma, is a creative studio that aims to challenge the contemporary eating culture. Having launched the initiative Experimental Gastronomy at the Lloyd Hotel […]

From: Steinbeisser