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UK government announces financial support for freelancers impacted by Covid-19 pandemic

March 26, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0

The UK government has announced that self-employed workers impacted by coronavirus will be eligible for grants worth up to 80 per cent of their average monthly earnings from June. The support package, announced by UK chancellor Rishi Sunak today, means that self-employed workers and freelancers who have lost work due to the coronavirus pandemic will be

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“Glimmer of hope” as studios in China reopen after coronavirus shutdown

March 19, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0

As China recorded its first day with no new coronavirus cases, architecture and design studios in the country have said they are gradually returning to normality. “It’s a tough and challenging time, however, our colleagues in Hong Kong are back in the office and our stores in Hangzhou and Hong Kong have reopened,” said London-based

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SO-IL designs exhibition to showcase patchwork boro fabrics

March 18, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Boro Textiles at Japan Society

New York architecture firm SO-IL has designed an exhibition to present a Japanese handicraft that uses remnants of hemp fabric. SO-IL created the Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics exhibition for New York’s Japan Society. It showcases the boro textiles practice that originated in Japan in the 19th and 20th centuries when cold climate conditions made growing cotton

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Government’s coronavirus advice “crippling blow to the UK’s creative industries” says Creative Industries Federation

March 17, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Government's coronavirus advice "crippling blow to the UK’s creative industries" says Creative Industries Federation

The Creative Industries Federation has criticised the UK government’s decision not to ban group gatherings due to coronavirus, as it could restrict the ability of creative organisations to claim compensation. The national membership organisation that represents companies in the UK’s creative industries believes that the decision to advise social distancing rather than implement a ban on

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Masa exhibition in Mexico City castle “celebrates contradiction”

March 14, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Recover Uncover Exhibition at MASA

A curving metal streamer, mirrored room screen and bulbous fibre chandelier are among the objects in an exhibition hosted by travelling gallery Masa in Mexico City. Recover/Uncover showcases furniture, lighting and sculptures with contrasting elements from designers such as Misha Kahn, Masa co-founder Hector Esrawe and Rooms. The show exhibits a mix of commissioned works

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DesignMarch and 3 Days of Design postponed due to coronavirus but NYCxDESIGN “continues as planned”

March 11, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
DesignMarch and 3 Days of Design postponed due to coronavirus

As DesignMarch in Iceland and 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen become the latest design events to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Dezeen Events Guide has created a dedicated page listing all major events affected by the virus. Organisers of the DesignMarch made the decision to postpone its event from March to late

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Misha Kahn aims for “optimistic design show” at Friedman Benda New York

March 9, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Soft Bodies, Hard Spaces by Misha Kahn at Friedman Benda

A colourful cashmere sofa, bronze chandeliers and stained-glass sculptures are among the mix of plush and sculptural objects American designer Misha Kahn is displaying at New York gallery Friedman Benda. Marking the Brooklyn artist’s third presentation in the Chelsea gallery, Soft Bodies, Hard Spaces is intended to offer a positive reflection on the relationship between humans

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Salone del Mobile to evaluate situation as Milan, Venice and much of northern Italy sealed off due to coronavirus

March 8, 2020 Marcus Fairs 0
Milan's Salone del Mobile furniture fair postponed due to coronavirus

Bosses of Milan’s Salone del Mobile furniture fair will meet this week to “assess the situation” as Lombardy and several northern Italian regions were locked down due to the coronavirus outbreak. The midweek meeting, which was scheduled before Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte signed the emergency decree last night, will examine the impact the ongoing

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Formafantasma investigates impact of timber industry at Cambio exhibition

March 6, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Cambio by Formafantasma at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Formafantasma has curated a research-focused exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London, UK, which aims to unravel the global impact of the forestry industry. Entitled Cambio, the show sheds light on the legality and environmental impact of the extraction, production and distribution of wood to make products around the world. It is the third design

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