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Mario Bellini. Italian Beauty
La Triennale di Milano
From 19 January to 19 March 2017
The sweeping overview spans almost 60 years of design, architecture, exhibition design and more besides. This retrospective exhibition opens exactly thirty years since the show devoted to him by MoMA in New York. The MoMA exhibition in 1987 examined his activities as a designer, which even then were represented by 25 works in its permanent collection. 1987 proved to be a watershed year for Bellini, who from that year on has devoted himself mainly to architecture on a large scale and to urban design.
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Rick Owens: Furniture
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
From 17 December 2016 to 2 April 2017
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presents Rick Owens: Furniture, an exhibition of work by renowned Paris-based fashion and furniture designer Rick Owens. The exhibition includes recent furniture, a new group of large-scale sculptures and installations, and a video by Owens, alongside a selection of works by the late artist and musician Steven Parrino. Best known for the iconic, eponymous clothing label he started in Los Angeles in 1994, Owens has consistently drawn inspiration for his fashion collections and sculptural furniture from a vast array of art historical sources that span modernist design, brutalist architecture, monochrome painting, minimal art, and avant-garde dance.
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Stockholm Design Week
06 February 2017 to 12 February 2017
The first-ever Stockholm Design Week was held in 2002 and has since then developed into the most important week of the year for Scandinavian Design, where just about everyone in anyway connected to or interested in Scandinavian design meet and thrive, bringing home new impulses, contacts and inspiration.
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NASA Orbit Pavilion Comes to Huntington Library
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California
From Oct. 29, 2016 to Feb. 27, 2017
NASA’s Orbit Pavilion sound experience landed at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens for a four-month stay. The new project, called “Five,” pairs The Huntington with five different organizations over five years, bringing in a range of contemporary artists who respond to collections and themes drawn from some aspect of The Huntington’s rich library, art, or botanical collections.
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Interior Design Show Toronto
Metro Toronto Convention Center, North Building, Toronto
From January 19, 2017 to 22 January, 2017
With 19 consecutive years as one of North America’s leading design conferences and as the first global design fair of the year, the Interior Design Show (IDS17) is an annual catalyst to discover the latest design trends and innovations from across Canada and around the globe. The Interior Designer Show curators have forecasted some of the top trends for 2017 inspiring the direction of design for the year to come.
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Zoe Robertson’s oversized flockOmania creations meld jewellery with performance
The Cass, London Metropolitan University presents ‘FlockOmania’, an exhibition created by jewellery artist and Cass alumna Zoe Robertson, on show at the Cass Bank Gallery from 9 to 26 January 2017. ‘FlockOmania’ showcases wearable objects that explore the interrelationship between jewellery and performance, blurring the lines between these two apparently unrelated worlds, and involving sound, film, dance and photography in the process.
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World Design Rankings
WDR – World Design Rankings announced the updated design rankings of countries based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. United States ranked as number 1 among the 88 represented countries, followed by Italy, England, Japan, Brazil, China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong and Turkey which took the top positions in 2016.