AXOR, STORIES OF LIFE

Places of Memory

DROWNING IN DATA

Information Art

Sol LeWitt

The Architect without Function


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

Midori Kitamura

The Iittala X Issey Miyake collection is among the major novelties presented by the Scandinavian brand this year. Defined as A Home Collection for Everyday Rituals, it comprises a selection […]

Veerle Wenes - DAMN° Magazine

Veerle Wenes

Following a first presentation in 2015 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Belgian design gallery Valerie Traan organised an exhibition in Antwerp in the spring of 2016 called […]

Carlo Ratti - DAMN° Magazine

Carlo Ratti

After having developed the first digitally augmented supermarket during Expo 2015 Milano, Carlo Ratti is now working on a collaborative farming project that offers the possibility of growing organic food […]

Food & Drink Futures

The Future Laboratory’s annual Food & Drink Futures Forum is taking place during London Design Week. It launches an in-depth look at industry-specific trends, exploring everything new and next in […]