Sori Yanagi. Butterfly Stools. 1956

Sori Yanagi (1915-2011) was an industrial designer from Japan. Although previously trained as a fine artist and worked in an architectural studio, Yanagi went on to study industrial design in 1947. Biography In 1952, he opened his design studio in Tokyo, the Yanagi Design Institute. He attracted attention with hisRead More →

Derby Silver Company

Detail of 15. the Derby Silver Company from the birds-eye map Birmingham, Conn. 1876 Derby Silver Company was an American silversmith located in Derby, Connecticut. It was founded in 1873 and specialised in silverplated hollow-ware. U.S. Patent No. 15,642, June 26, 1888, registered by Watson J. Miller and Henry BerryRead More →

Donald Deskey three-panel-screen

Donald Deskey was an American industrial, furniture, and interior designer. He was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota. He was professionally active in New York. He may have lacked the European sophistication and architectural training of his friend Paul Frankl. However, he created a uniquely American modern style that combined streamliningRead More →

IKEA pop-up st

Second-hand IKEA Pop-up store IKEA’s journey towards becoming a circular business by 2030 marks its first second-hand pop-up store in Eskilstuna, Sweden. The pop-up store is in the ReTuna Shopping Center, where all products sold are reused or recycled. The new pop-up store is run by the existing IKEA VästeråsRead More →

David Adjaye Seating for Knoll

A refuge for visitors to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’s most popular cultural attraction, has long been the Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court. Similar chairs to those found in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris have given respite for tired museum-goers for decades. Gerald Cantor, Curator ofRead More →

Red Dot Design Awards - Winners

The Red Dot Design Award was initially awarded in 1955. The Red Dot is one of the most sought-after quality marks for good design, established internationally. To assess diversity in design professionally, the award is divided into three competitions: the Red Dot Award: Product Design, the Red Dot Award: BrandsRead More →

Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore

A boutique museum located along the Waterfront Promenade in Singapore’s Marina Bay. The Red Dot Design Museum is the physical embodiment of the Red Dot Design Award. Learn and experience good design from more than 200 exhibition design projects from one of the world’s most prestigious design awards. History TheRead More →

Royal Academy of Art

They are an Academy They have a lot in common with museums and other galleries, but as an academy they have a wider position to play – to encourage not just the appreciation and understanding of art, but also its practise. Led by artists Like the founders of the Academy,Read More →

Goldsmith St RIBA Awards hero banner mobile

The next call for UK awards entries will be this year, for the 2022 RIBA Awards. Read RIBA President Alan Jones’ article on the new requirements for these entries. The 2021 RIBA UK Awards (including Regional, National and the RIBA Stirling Prize) will be selected from the shortlist for the 2020Read More →

Guillaume Saalburg glass staircase

Guillaume Saalburg was a French glassworker and engraver he was professionally active in Paris.   Education He trained in a glass engraver’s workshop.  Biography He worked as an architect and designer for business and domestic clients; collaborated with Philippe Starck, Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Gilles Derain, Richard Moyer, and Andree Putman: participated inRead More →

Goodgrip peeler by Tucker Viemeister

Tucker Viemeister is an American product designer. He was born in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He was professionally active in New York and was the son of industrial designer Read Viemeister. Education Tucker Viemeister graduated from Yellow Springs High School in 1966, went to two different colleges. He ended up studyingRead More →

Massimo Vignelli Italian Designer

Massimo Vignelli was an Italian graphic, industrial, interior, and furniture designer. He was born in Milan. He was professionally active in Milan, New York, and Chicago. Vignelli was an acclaimed graphic designer who created a modernist vision with book covers, furniture, corporate logos and even the New York City subwayRead More →

Exhibition - Beth Lipman Collective Elegy

Museum of Arts and Design – NY Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy Through April 4, 2021 Beth Lipman has been transforming glass, metal, clay, film, and images into powerful statements. They highlight death, temporality, identification, and excess for over twenty years. The exhibition puts a decade of work together and isRead More →

Daniel Weil - Radio Bag

Daniel Weil is an Argentine architect and designer. He was born in Buenas Aires and is based in London. Weil has always questioned the conventions of product design, and his approach has made him a controversial figure in the design world. Many have referred to his products as art objects,Read More →

Anders B. Liljefors

Anders Liljefors was a Swedish ceramicist. He initially concerned himself with household ware, discovered a new method of casting ceramics in a sand mould, and worked feverishly to extract new and unexpected effects from this material during the later years of his life. Education Between 1942 and 1943 he studiedRead More →

Maya Lin - Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans War Memorial Maya Lin is an American architect. She was born in Athens, Ohio, in 1959. Her parents had come from China to America in the 1940s. They both taught at the University of Ohio. Her father was a ceramicist and the art school’s dean. Her mother wasRead More →

Brian Clarke The Art of Light

Museum of Arts and Design – NY Brian Clarke: The Art of Light Through Feb 21, 2021 British artist Brian Clarke will be seen as one of the most influential artists working in stained glass, at once a pioneer in modern technology and a brilliant aesthetic innovator in an immersiveRead More →

Exhibitions - UNSW Art and Design

Encompassing three principal exhibition spaces, the Galleries are a platform for examining contemporary visual and material culture through exhibitions and public programs.Read More →

Judith Leiber clutches and purses

Judith Leiber was a prolific designer whose fanciful minaudières had accessorised royalties, first ladies, and film stars, and entered the collections of art the Metropolitan Museum of Art. While her couture handbags—carried by celebrities such as Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, Claudette Colbert, Björk, and Barbara Walters—are widely regarded as worksRead More →

Marianne Straub

Marianne Straub was a Swiss designer and weaver and designer she was born in Amriswil. But her career grew in Britain from the time she entered Bradford Technical College (in the middle of the Yorkshire wool industry) in 1932 to expand her knowledge of powerloom weaving. Straub’s mother vetoed GermanyRead More →