KM zero is a design project that was born out of a quarantine scenario in Spain, in which the designers lived for several weeks in lockdown and with limited access to work resources. This project, based between Barcelona and Madrid, invites Spanish-based object and furniture designers to reflect upon time spent in quarantine and to…Read more "Q&A with Sanna Völker / KM ZERO"
Luis Vega is a Designer-researcher with a particular focus on craft as a platform to investigate ways of socializing knowledge through materiality. Since 2019, Luis Vega works as a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Design at Aalto University while he also collaborates on other personal design challenges. Translations is a project that highlights the…Read more "Translations & Suruga Series by Luis Vega"
Studio B. Severin’s approach to design starts from a deep cultural and anthropological research, followed by a process of developing objects that aim to answer several sociological questions. This French-German duo of Birgit Severin and Guillaume Neu-Rinaudo aims to create ‘narrative objects that reflect about past and present while opening up to alternative futures’. MEMORIES…Read more "MEMORIES OF A FLOWER MEADOW by Studio B. Severin"
Mercedes Vicente is a Spanish artist specialized in craft and textiles. In her series of sculptures, she explores fabrics behavior and skeleton volumes that expand to originate different designs. The final objects emphasize a sense of simplicity and neutrality that integrates an experience of time and space. The Beginning Mercedes Vicente: The idea behind my…Read more "Sculpture Series by Mercedes Vicente"
Thalita Hamaoui presents her first solo exhibition in Lisbon, at Galeria NAVE. ‘A BORDA DO MUNDO’ is a series of artistic works expressing the diversity of Thalita Hamaoui’s world through pictorial expressions of plant life, opposing organic forms to rigid style geometry, ‘transporting us to a tropical baroque’, as curator Mercedes Cerón mentions. This exhibition…Read more "Thalita Hamaoui | A BORDA DO MUNDO at Galeria NAVE"
Anubha Sood is a New York-based materials artist, graduated from MFA Textiles by Parsons School of Design. Between Salt & Water is a textile project of sculptural forms that began on a research trip to Galway, Ireland, and it is developed with fresh seaweed crystallized over time. The Beginning Anubha Sood: On a research trip…Read more "Between Salt & Water by Anubha Sood"
Turbina is a Spanish art & design studio dedicated to develop and manufacture objects that question time and movement. There is a respectful exploration and comprehension of materials, their forms, and implicit symbology in all of their works. The TRBN 1916 / Jupiter project arises from the studies of stone as a symbol of the…Read more "TRBN 1916 / JUPITER by Turbina Studio"
Working on ceramics and glass in a multidisciplinary practice, Annelie Grimwade Olofsson explores the borderline between control and self-governed forms. In WASTELAND project, the Swedish designer questions material innovation and investigates the waste of industrial byproducts. This series of sculptures encapsulate toxic byproducts in porcelain, glaze, and glass, underlining the threats and potentials of waste…Read more "WASTELAND series by Annelie Grimwade"
George William Bell’s work is defined by constant research and innovation of materials, and stands on the fine line between art, crafts and design. Combining glassmaking techniques in non-traditional formats and deconstructed forms, George William Bell’s work highlights a clear balance between the skill of the artisanal will and the autonomous expressions of materiality. Self…Read more "Self Generating Forms by George William Bell"
Plant Fever is a new exhibition curated and coordinated by studio d-o-t-s (Laura Drouet and Olivier Lacrouts) and produced by the CID au Grand-Hornu in Belgium. This exhibition suggests a paradigm shift when looking at the future of design, proposing a new plant-based, Phyto-centered perspective, rather than a human-centered design. Understanding the hidden potential of…Read more "Plant Fever Exhibition at CID Grand-Hornu, Belgium"