AXOR, STORIES OF LIFE

Places of Memory

DROWNING IN DATA

Information Art

Sol LeWitt

The Architect without Function




Cultural Calendar

Past

Art Basel – Online Viewing Rooms

The June edition of Art Basel’s Online Viewing Rooms features an international line up of 282 leading galleries from 35 countries and territories across Europe, North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. An events program consisting of live-streamed talks, curator tours, as well as digital events staged by galleries –from studio tours to performance–will accompany this second edition. The Online Viewing Rooms will run from June […]


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...

Research & Realities

Rudbish

A conceptual visualization of waste finding it’s way back onto your place. The project by chef and designer Diedriek Schneemann and photographer Aldwin van Krimpen responds to the Nature/Nurture theme […]

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...

Productivity

Jaime Hayon

“With my new design for Nodus, developed in collaboration with artisans in Afghanistan, I have explored the local folklore through the medium of tapestry. Inspired by the vibrant life of […]

From: hayonstudio.com

ARSTYL

The NMC company, a specialist in the extrusion of thermoplastic foam, unveiled its new product, ARSTYL® Wall Panels, for the first time at the Heimtextil international trade fair in Frankfurt […]

From: wallpanels.arstyl.com

Bardelli

Hand-painted double-fired ceramic tiles in a matte finish, the Colour Tiles collection comprises a decorative, modular graphical system made up of five decorative patterns that can be combined vertically or […]

From: scholtenbaijings.com

Bisazza

Enriching Bisazza’s range of tiles are new proposals and decorative designs by India Mahdavi comprising graphic elements and optical patterns. At the last Salone del Mobile in Milan, Bisazza presented […]

From: bisazza.com