Ross Lovegrove's bionautical Barrisol

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Ross Lovegrove's bionautical Barrisol

Kortrijk

31 October 2014

Stretched, curling light designs and a dimpled pavilion reaffirm Studio Ross Lovegrove's belief in the value of parametric design

Nirvana. Strange Forms of Pleasure

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Nirvana. Strange Forms of Pleasure

Lausanne

28 October 2014

Mudac's new exhibition explores design's relationship with pleasure. Here, Disegno republishes a catalogue essay in which leather comes in for scrutiny

Ice, Art and Being Human

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Ice, Art and Being Human

Copenhagen

27 October 2014

Disegno shares an essay written by artist Olafur Eliasson in which he explains his motivation for moving 100 tonnes of Greelandish ice to Copenhagen’s City Hall Square

Disegno's Diary: 27 October to 2 November

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Disegno's Diary: 27 October to 2 November

London

27 October 2014

The Design Museum's Women Fashion Power explores clothing as a cultural signifier, while Nirvana at Mudac documents the influence of erotica in design, fashion and contemporary art

Glowing Lines by Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans

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Glowing Lines by Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans

Oss

25 October 2014

Daan Roosegaarde scheme to reimagine conventional road lighting through photo luminescent paint reaches its pilot stage

Concrete Tableware by Alessia Giardino

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Concrete Tableware by Alessia Giardino

Eindhoven

24 October 2014

Pigment-stained concrete is refashioned from a structural element to an aesthetic tableware collection at Dutch Design Week

Why Do We Need To Collaborate?

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Why Do We Need To Collaborate?

London

23 October 2014

Disegno shares an essay by designer Sam Hecht in which he reflects on the value of and need for collaboration

Out of the Ordinary by Studio Wieki Somers

INTERVIEW

Out of the Ordinary by Studio Wieki Somers

Rotterdam

22 October 2014

With a new exhibition open at the Boijmans museum in Rotterdam, designer Wieki Somers reflects on gallery work and her attitude towards "design art"

Shade by Simon Heijdens

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Shade by Simon Heijdens

London

18 October 2014

A road trip to Greenwich with artist Simon Heijdens prompts reflections on software as a material and on the media's relationship to technology in design

Fantoom by Glithero

INTERVIEW

Fantoom by Glithero

Kortrijk

17 October 2014

Glithero resurrect Pepper's Ghost to display ghostly illusions of artefacts at Kortrijk's Broelmuseum

I Don't Know at the Turbine Hall

OPINION

I Don't Know at the Turbine Hall

London

16 October 2014

Richard Tuttle's large-scale installation of Surati fabrics on plywood plays on connections between language and textile-based artwork

Examining Chamber: New York's new design gallery

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Examining Chamber: New York's new design gallery

New York

15 October 2014

Job Smeets curates the opening collection for Chamber, a design gallery in New York styled after a cabinet of curiosities

Norway's new banknotes

NEWS

Norway's new banknotes

Oslo

14 October 2014

Snøhetta provides pixellations of abstracted coastlines for Norway's new currency designs

Project Brazil

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Project Brazil

São Paulo

13 October 2014

Analogia Project scrutinises the tangled "gatos" power cables of Brazil's favelas in an installation of copper waterfalls and chandeliers

Beijing Design Week 2014

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Beijing Design Week 2014

Beijing

10 October 2014

Beijing's annual design festival admirably grapples with the complexity of the city in which it finds itself, presenting a compelling species of community-driven and process-led design projects

Endgrain by Raw-Edges

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Endgrain by Raw-Edges

Brussels

08 October 2014

Raw-Edges evince its technique for staining wood to its core in a series of marquetry-like furniture pieces

The future of the RCA

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The future of the RCA

London

07 October 2014

Staff and programme changes to London’s Royal College of Art and its Design Products MA have precipated soul-searching by students and observers alike about one of design’s great institutions

Alvar Aalto: Second Nature

Interview

Alvar Aalto: Second Nature

Weil am Rhein

03 October 2014

The curator of Vitra Design Museum's new Alvar Aalto exhibition reflects on the Finnish designer's connections to modern art

Crafting Narrative with Onkar Kular

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Crafting Narrative with Onkar Kular

Ealing

03 October 2014

A compelling display of narrative-led design represents one of the London Design Festival's highlights

Bio 50 and the importance of process

OPINION

Bio 50 and the importance of process

Ljubljana

02 October 2014

Slovenia's biennial presents a compelling enrichment of perceptions of what a design festival should be

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