Elon Musk’s Chicago tunnel will link downtown and airport in 12 minutes

June 15, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Elon Musk’s infrastructure firm The Boring Company has revealed plans to bring its super-fast tunnel system to Chicago, where “autonomous electric skates” travelling up to 150 miles per hour will link the city’s Downtown area with O’Hare Airport. The Boring Company’s scheme was selected by the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) as the winning proposal bidding for the

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Philippe Starck designs “foetal” interiors for Axiom’s commercial space station

June 14, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

French designer Philippe Starck has created the interiors for the habitation module of the “world’s first” commercial space station, which is due to open in 2020. Designed for the privately-owned space exploration company, Axiom Space, Starck’s habitation module will house paying individuals on expeditions to the space station. Axiom commissioned Starck to create the interiors of the crew

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Chulan Kwak’s Furniture Designs Are Inspired By Chinese Cursive Brush-Writing

June 12, 2018 Erin 0

  Korean designer Chulan Kwak has designed a modern chair and table, that were inspired by Caoshu, Chinese cursive brush-writing. Taking inspiration from the flowing forms of calligraphy, the designer translated the lines of the characters into 3-dimensional shapes, that would then evolve into a table and a chair.   In order to realize the […]

Barber and Osgerby sells stake in Universal Design Studio and Map

June 12, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Digital agency AKQA has purchased a majority stake in two companies set up by Barber and Osgerby: Universal Design Studio and Map. Both interior-design office Universal Design Studio and design consultancy Map will remain distinct entities following the acquisition. Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, who are among the UK’s best-known designers, will continue to be directors of the studios and provide strategic oversight.

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Dezeen events guide: summer highlights include events in London, São Paulo and Chicago

June 11, 2018 Amy Frearson 0

Summer is a quiet season for architecture and design events, but there are still some important ones taking place. Highlights listed in our definitive guide include London Festival of Architecture, São Paulo Design Weekend and NeoCon, the commercial furniture fair in Chicago. More ›

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“Mackintosh’s wide-ranging work reminds us how specialised architecture has become”

June 8, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

This week marked the 150th anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s birthday. But the Scottish architect would not be amused by the quality of Glasgow’s new architecture, says Richard Murphy. We can only marvel today at the dexterity of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s generation. The architect could turn his hand to anything. But in those years, and for some

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Dassault Systèmes showcases pollution-absorbing architecture by Kengo Kuma and Daan Roosegaarde

June 8, 2018 Ben Hobson 0

Kengo Kuma and Daan Roosegaarde are among the architects and designers presenting proposals to tackle air pollution, in this movie Dezeen filmed for Dassault Systèmes. During Milan design week, the 3D software company presented an exhibition called Design in the Age of Experience, which showcased ideas for improving air quality. It featured an audio-visual installation by artist Wesley Goatley

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10 Venice Architecture Biennale installations that invite you to interact

June 8, 2018 Danil Boparai 0

This year’s Venice Architecture Biennale is bursting with models, including several you can touch or inhabit. Dezeen’s social media editor Danil Boparai picks 10 of the best examples. Curated by Grafton Architects founders Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale is open to the public until 27 November 2018. It is titled Freespace, in celebration of the gifts that

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Hendrik Müller recreates The Black Forest in LA warehouse for Gaggenau’s Restaurant 1683

June 7, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

A forest of trees, artificial snow and a giant cuckoo clock provided the setting for dinners at a pop-up restaurant in Los Angeles, created by German designer Hendrik Müller for kitchen brand Gaggenau. Restaurant 1683 was installed on the 11th floor of a warehouse building in Downtown LA, and hosted dinners over three consecutive evenings

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Tom Raffield Made A Steam Bent Pavilion For The Chelsea Flower Show

June 4, 2018 Erin 0

  Furniture and lighting company, Tom Raffield, have shown off their new Green Range collection and produced a pavilion, in collaboration with landscape designer Darren Hawkes, at the recent RHS Chelsea Flower Show.   It was the first time a furniture and lighting brand has been invited to exhibit at the flower show, and as a […]

Jordi Ribaudí Has Designed The Babu Chair

May 30, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Jordi Balcells   Spanish designer Jordi Ribaudí has created a sculptural chair, that’s inspired by the great journeys of the desert tribes, during which men feel close to the earth, Babu is a spot for relaxation and meditation; a place to rest, a shelter. The design of the chair is made from a single leather […]

Memphis designs fill Raquel’s Dream House in New York

May 30, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Ettore Sottsass’ Memphis designs join eccentric contemporary furnishings that decorate a townhouse in New York’s Soho for this installation. Open for the month of May, the Raquel’s Dream House pop-up is the brainchild of art collector Raquel Cayre. The residence at 79 Greene Street has been furnished in the style of Cayre’s Instagram account @ettoresottsass, which pays homage

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A Giant ‘Fish Trap’ Has Been Added To The Museum Of Contemporary Art In Taipei

May 28, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Sheng Da TSAI   Artist Cheng Tsung FENG has designed a large bamboo art installation named “The Trap” for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan.   Photography by Sheng Da TSAI Inspired by Taiwan’s traditional ancient culture of Fish Trapping, the Museum of Contemporary Art asked him to making a giant translucent space installation […]

Tom Raffield Has Launched His Latest Collection ‘The Green Range’

May 28, 2018 Erin 0

  From his studios in Cornwall, England, designer Tom Raffield has created his new line of luxury planters named ‘The Green Range’. The new collection includes designs that are hand-shaped, using sustainable wood, and created as sculptural pieces of art.   Two of his designs are named Morvah, and they are either a ceiling hanging planter or […]

Humour, sarcasm and free pizza: our favourite GDPR emails from designers

May 25, 2018 Marcus Fairs 0

Designers have been getting creative with their emails about GDPR, the new European Union-wide regulations that came into force today. Here are some of our favourites. Many emails about the data-protection laws have been pious, dull or cliche-ridden, such as efforts featuring a “Time is running out” message placed next to a gif of an

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Dezeen’s “mind-blowing” drone documentary Elevation premieres in New York

May 25, 2018 Marcus Fairs 0

Dezeen’s documentary Elevation launched in New York earlier this week at a premiere attended by leading designers and architects. The 18-minute movie, which explains how drones will change architecture, cities and society, was shown for the first time at Public, Ian Schrager’s new hotel on the Lower East Side. Over 200 guests attended the screening, held

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Antoine Predock’s Canadian Museum for Human Rights to feature on country’s bank note

May 23, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Canada’s central bank has selected the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, designed by US architect Antoine Predock, to feature on the country’s new $10 bank note. The Bank of Canada unveiled the design for the $10 CAD note in March this year, choosing the building in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to feature on the back of the

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Graypants Have Launched The Chrona Lighting Series

May 23, 2018 Erin 0

  Design studio Graypants have launched their latest collection, ‘Chrona’, which are a variety of dish pendant lights that can be hung individually or together to make a ‘constellation’ of lights.   The lights have have been designed to mimic the phosphorescent envelope found around stars, with Chrona emitting a luminous glow by combining spun […]