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Julia Lohmann brings seaweed pavilion to Davos as climate change warning

January 24, 2020 Augusta Pownall 0
Hidaka Ohmu Julia Lohmann seaweed pavilion

Designer Julia Lohmann’s Department of Seaweed is showing a pavilion made of kelp and rattan at the World Economic Forum conference in Davos, where world leaders have met this week. Called Hidaka Ohmu, the organically shaped pavilion is formed from semi-translucent panels of a large seaweed – or macroalgae – called kelp, laid over a

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PriestmanGoode to design interiors of vast Indian co-living spaces

January 24, 2020 Augusta Pownall 0
Olive co-living India PriestmanGoode

PriestmanGoode has unveiled designs for the interiors and branding of Indian co-living venture Olive, which will launch with a 15,000-bed community in Bangalore. Launched by Indian real-estate group Embassy Group, the first phase of the Olive co-living project will be a 15,000-bed development in Bangalore. This will be joined by 2,500-bed spaces in Pune and

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La Manufacture is out to prove that design can still survive on the high street

January 23, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
La Manufacture furniture

A lifestyle brand with “a real soul” has launched in Paris, in a boutique that brings fashion together with furniture and homeware. La Manufacture has opened a venue in the Opéra district of Paris, with a mission to show that design can still survive on the high street. Company founder Robert Acouri, who also leads

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Bright yellow Friedman Benda exhibition explores comfort in furniture

January 15, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Comfort by Omar Sosa at Friedman Benda

A chair made from loaves of bread and a toilet-cum-sink are among the objects on display in an exhibition at Friedman Benda that aims to find a “new form of pleasure” in furniture. Spanish-born creative director Omar Sosa curated the exhibition titled Comfort as part of the New York gallery’s annual presentation of a guest-curated

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[email protected] London 2020 to focus on the environment

January 15, 2020 Dezeen staff 0
Architect@Work London 2020 to focus on the environment

Dezeen promotion: this year’s [email protected] event will focus on how design and architecture intersect with nature, and will feature discussions with practices including Waugh Thistleton, Zaha Hadid Architects and Invisible Studio. [email protected] London 2020 will take place on 29 and 30 January at the Old Truman Brewery in central London. Throughout the free, two-day trade event there

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Dezeen Events Guide lists the key architecture and design events around the world

January 14, 2020 Marcus Fairs 0
Dezeen Events Guide

Dezeen has launched Dezeen Events Guide, a new listings guide covering the leading design-related events taking place around the world this year. The guide, which can be found at www.dezeen.com/eventsguide, lists over 100 events for 2020, including conferences, trade fairs, major exhibitions and design weeks. It includes events in 30 countries. Key events for 2020,

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Studio Drift exhibits interactive works based on birds and dandelions in San Francisco

January 13, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Drift Exhibition at Carpenters Workshop Gallery

San Francisco’s Carpenters Workshop Gallery is staging an exhibition of works by Studio Drift that aim to showcase the “intersection of nature and technology”. DRIFT: About Nature, Technology and Humankind features site-specific installations and video presentations of projects by the Dutch artistic collective. Suspended from the ceiling in Carpenters Workshop Gallery is the interactive piece

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Adam Nathaniel Furman brightens up London maternity centre with “flowerburst” mosaic

January 13, 2020 Alyn Griffiths 0
Adam Nathaniel Furman Chelsea & Westminster hospital

London designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has applied his signature colourful aesthetic to a tiled entrance and reception area for the maternity centre at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The London hospital received a donation from the Reuben Foundation to create an artwork for its new maternity centre and approached Furman to enhance its reception and

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Gharfa is a multi-sensory pavilion in Riyadh by Edoardo Tresoldi’s Studio Studio Studio lab

January 10, 2020 Semi Han 0
Gharfa by Studio Studio Studio

Edoardo Tresoldi has combined sound, projections, landscaping and fabric with his signature wire-mesh sculptures for Gharfa, a large site-specific pavilion in Riyadh. Gharfa is the first project completed by his interdisciplinary lab Studio Studio Studio, in collaboration with artist Alberonero, musician Max Magaldi and garden designer Matteo Foschi of Odd Garden. Conceived as a theatrical experience,

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Sabine Marcelis creates furniture and lighting from same materials as Barcelona Pavilion

January 9, 2020 Alyn Griffiths 0
Sabine Marcelis creates installation from Barcelona Pavilion materials

Designer Sabine Marcelis has used glass, travertine and polished metal to create a collection of sculptural interventions that respond to the materiality of Mies van Der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion. No Fear of Glass is the latest in a series of temporary installations staged at the pavilion, which is a recreation of the structure built by

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