Design&Trends

In recent decades, design has contaminated a number of sectors of creative work. This series focuses on the scenarios of future trends, investigating their infinite expressive potential through issues of contemporary relevance and discussions with international designers. A window on the future, to understand and describe how much the world of design is changing, from techniques to new materials, from interiors to installations, from experimentation to contamination with art. In the final analysis, a section all about forecasting and trendsetting in design.

The Vienna Secession and the spirit of design

05-05-2022

The Vienna Secession and the spirit of design

An exhibition in Piacenza looks at the figure of Gustav Klimt, in the context of the times, cultural ties and legacy of the great artist, the first president of the Secession movement founded in Vienna in 1897. The movement had countless repercussions for the applied arts, a number of representative examples of which appear in the...

Wood Works 2022: what can we learn from trees?

02-05-2022

Wood Works 2022: what can we learn from trees?

“There is a forest in my backyard but my house is built from trees grown far away”. This is the title chosen by the Estonian curators, b210 Architects, and the Irish curators, Alder Architects, of the travelling exhibition entitled Wood Works, paying tribute to the "secret life" of timber in architecture, promoted by the Estonian Association of Architects, the Estonian Centre for...

Montréal’s UQAM Design Centre presents Henning Wagenbreth’s

29-04-2022

Montréal’s UQAM Design Centre presents Henning Wagenbreth’s "Graphic Design for All Ages"

UQAM design centre in Montréal, Canada has opened a solo show by German artist and illustrator Henning Wagenbreth under a particularly inclusive title: Graphic Design for All Ages. The idea behind the exhibition, curated by Marc H. Choko, is not to seduce or entertain visitors but to launch social and political messages through the sarcastic humour for which the artist is...

Plastic: the counter-revolution! The debate is open

28-04-2022

Plastic: the counter-revolution! The debate is open

A major exhibition entitled Plastic: Remaking Our World is underway at the Vitra Design Museum, investigating one of the phenomena most characteristic of the past century: the development of plastic, and its transformation from resource into global problem. Can we make it fully recyclable? Will we be able to live without it in the future? Will we be able to clean up the world? Here are the...