Disobedient Objects at the V&A

OPINION

Disobedient Objects at the V&A

London

29 July 2014

The V&A's exhibition of protest objects is a testament to the need for supple and adaptive societies

Justin McGuirk's Radical Cities

OPINION

Justin McGuirk's Radical Cities

London

15 July 2014

Owen Hatherley reviews Justin McGuirk's celebration of favela vernacular

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Digital Revolution at the Barbican

Opinion

Digital Revolution at the Barbican

London

03 July 2014

Digital Revolution maps the rise of digital culture and it it has become embedded within our society

Should the Heydar Aliyev Center have won Designs of the Year?

OPINION

Should the Heydar Aliyev Center have won Designs of the Year?

London

01 July 2014

Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku is a controversial winner of the Designs of the Year competition. Disegno looks at whether it was right to honour it

The 2014 Serpentine Pavilion by Smiljan Radic

OPINION

The 2014 Serpentine Pavilion by Smiljan Radic

London

26 June 2014

A look at the Serpentine's new summer pavilion, a structure that is both fragile and weighty, translucent and opaque, futuristic and ancient

Welcome to the Vitra theme park!

OPINION

Welcome to the Vitra theme park!

Weil am Rhein

24 June 2014

A trip to the Vitra campus for the inauguration of Carsten Höller's new slide reveals signs of a company adjusting its priorities

Rem Koolhaas and the failures of architecture

Opinion

Rem Koolhaas and the failures of architecture

Venice

18 June 2014

Rem Koolhaas' biennale looks to the past to paint a bleak picture for the future of architecture

The commercialisation of Anni Albers

Opinion

The commercialisation of Anni Albers

London

06 June 2014

A rug collection at Somerset House faithfully reproduces the designs of textile artist Anni Albers, but captures none of her spirit

Bocci's 38

OPINION

Bocci's 38

London

31 May 2014

A collection of Bocci pendant lights displayed at the Chelsea Flower Show offers a chance for reflection on the value of installations

Design and Science

OPINION

Design and Science

London

12 May 2014

A delirious exhibition of physics installations by RCA students is emblematic of design's growing interest in the natural sciences

Comic timing

Letter from the Editor

Comic timing

Milan

18 April 2014

Cacti that sing, tea spoons chasing coffee cups and vases defying gravity were some of the pieces that stole the show in Milan this year

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014

OPINION

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014

London

08 April 2014

The V&A's exhibit of postwar Italian fashion is a compelling portrait of the birth of an industry

Designs of the Year 2014

OPINION

Designs of the Year 2014

London

26 March 2014

The Design Museum's annual survey of the industry struggles to keep up with the increasing diversity of design

Wrapper's Delight

OPINION

Wrapper's Delight

London

14 March 2014

Anton Alvarez's show at Gallery Libby Sellers is an intriguing insight into the development of young designers

Marcel Wanders: Pinned Up

Opinion

Marcel Wanders: Pinned Up

Amsterdam

06 February 2014

An exhibition split between black and white rooms flounders in the dark, but flourishes in the light

Sensing Spaces

Opinion

Sensing Spaces

London

27 January 2014

The phenomenological approach of the Royal Academy's new exhibition is an important reminder of the difficulties of understanding and representing architecture

Inga Sempé's Ruché for Ligne Roset

Opinion

Inga Sempé's Ruché for Ligne Roset

Paris

27 January 2014

The French designer explains how her Ruché collection for Ligne Roset grew from a chair, to a sofa and bed, and back to a chair

Letter From Marseille

OPINION

Letter From Marseille

Marseille

20 December 2013

As its year as capital of culture comes to an end, Disegno looks at the development of Marseille

Alexander Calder’s Extended Family

OPINION

Alexander Calder’s Extended Family

Los Angeles

02 December 2013

Disegno explores the design value of Alexander Calder, the preeminent metaphoric abstractionist of the industrial age and subject of a new LACMA exhibition

Alaïa at Musée Galliera

OPINION

Alaïa at Musée Galliera

Paris

30 November 2013

The Alaïa retrospective lifts his art to the fore, but lacks context

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