ITSLIQUID ARCHIVE - DESIGN

PLANT FEVER. Towards a phyto-centred…

Design | February 26, 2020

For centuries, our inherent alienation from nature has prevented us from truly understanding the potential of plants as more than simple materials or decorative objects. In recent years, however, new scientific discoveries and philosophical approaches have reframed our relationship with them, questioning the dualism human/nature so much rooted in Western thinking. Echoing the belief of American ecologist Ian Baldwin that "we should try to think like plants", designers, scientists and engineers, started to look into plants' structures and behaviours adopting them as allies to develop solutions for current and upcoming environmental and social issues. Read more


NYCxDESIGN

Design | February 25, 2020

Bringing together multidisciplinary designers, design fairs, cultural institutions, brands, universities, and collectives, NYCxDESIGN provides a unique platform to share, celebrate, and collaborate across the field and with the general public. Forming one of the most important international design weeks, the festival shines a light on established practices, mid-career designers, and emerging talent from across the city and America, presenting the best in the field today. NYCxDESIGN is open to the public beginning on Tuesday, May 12, and affiliated projects and events will be on view and taking place at several hundred venues across the city through Wednesday, May 20. Read more


BodyDrift – Anatomies of the…

Design | February 21, 2020

What does the future of the human body look like? The designers and artists featured in "BodyDrift - Anatomies of the Future" explore our bodies' moral and technological boundaries. Human beings have been improved, protected and made more attractive for centuries. But technological advances mean that this process is now accelerating. BodyDrift is about the recent history and future of the human body. It offers a survey of where we are today and presents an interactive exploration of the new human being in a spectacular exhibition designed by Bart Hess and Harm Rensink. Read more


AÃRK Collective

Design | February 18, 2020

AÃRK Collective announce their second collection of unisex watches, 002, available online and in stores from 09 April 2015. AÃRK’s new collection, 002, develops the Melbourne-based brand’s signature minimalist aesthetic and playful approach to detail. While 001 explored a whimsical interaction between colour and geometric shapes, 002 draws inspiration from the ideas of time and space. Read more


Snøhetta to Design New Visual…

Design | February 8, 2020

In a cutting-edge exploration of collaboration in design, the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia, has partnered with Snøhetta to create a new visual identity for its global organization. Read more


ADI Design Museum – Compasso…

Design | February 6, 2020

The museum space and the ADI Compasso d'Oro logo have just been presented to the public in Milan. April will see the award ceremony and the opening of the XXVI Compasso d'Oro exhibition. The space housing the new ADI Design Compasso d'Oro Museum in Milan is ready and was visited by Attilio Fontana, President of the Lombardy Region and the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala accompanied by ADI President Luciano Galimberti and the President of the ADI Compasso d'Oro Foundation Collection Umberto Cabini. The headquarters of the new museum are located in Porta Volta in the heart of the restored area between via Ceresio and via Procaccini, in a piazza-garden open to the public and accessible from via Ceresio 7 or directly from the space in front of the Monumental Cemetery. Read more


Woo Collective

Design | January 27, 2020

The utensils we use reflect the lifestyle and culture of our generation. Woo Collective draws upon a grand tradition of quality Taiwanese craftsmanship to create a line of beautiful and functional home goods imbued with a fresh new perspective Read more


FineWatchesBerlin

Design | January 25, 2020

Mia Phyllis Liefer and Wilfried Liefer, daughter and father, born 1987 and 1957. We are inspired by art, music, craftmanship and design. And we are curious… We are people who need space and freedom, who have the courage to realize our ideas, who consciously take calculated risks, seek out productive connections with others, take pleasure in success, and never get bored. Read more


London Design Biennale 2020

Design | January 19, 2020

London Design Biennale reveals programme and further speakers its first-ever Summit - a series of talks and panel conversations led by artistic director Es Devlin exploring the theme of Resonance, informing the pending agenda of the 2020 London Design Biennale. Read more


YONOBI

Design | January 16, 2020

YONOBI's new store in Løvstræde, Copenhagen Central encapsulates the junction between beauty and function. Owner Nanna Egebjerg has built YONOBI from her passion for Japanese and Nordic aesthetics. The space embodies YONOBI's vision - sparking inspiration and serenity for anyone attuned to ceramics and art. Read more


WENDELL CASTLE AND THE “QUIET…

Design | January 10, 2020

R & Company presents Wendell Castle and the "Quiet Revolution" an extensive retrospective of early masterworks by Wendell Castle. Read more


INDEX Saudi 2020

Design | January 9, 2020

Now in its second year, INDEX Saudi 2020 once again takes center stage in the Kingdom with a bigger and better display of opportunities at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center on February 3-5, 2020. Already a leading sourcing platform for Saudi Arabia's interior buyers who specify products and services for the hospitality, commercial, residential and retail sectors as the Kingdom continues to grow at an exceptional rate, the trade show will help exhibitors address a range of business objectives all in one place. Read more


Bauhaus Chicago: Design in the…

Design | December 30, 2019

In 1933, when the Nazi regime closed down the German Bauhaus, the renowned school’s history of progressive design education seemingly ended, and with it, its innovative synthesis of art, craft, and technology. Yet by the late 1930s, as World War II loomed on the horizon, a number of the school’s notable designers and educators left Europe and found their way to Chicago, taking positions at the New Bauhaus, later the Institute of Design (ID) and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). As leaders at these institutions, László Moholy-Nagy and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe not only introduced the Bauhaus’s avant-garde ideals to the American Midwest but set about translating them the region's urban spaces, materials, and industries. Read more


WACACO

Design | December 23, 2019

Founded in 2013, Wacaco is a startup company based in Hong Kong. Its registration precedes the Minipresso commercial launch. Originally started in 2012 as a personal project, in an effort to create a small, light and convenient handheld espresso machine, the Minipresso is now under production. Read more


Home Stories 100 Years, 20…

Design | December 21, 2019

Our homes are an expression of the way we live, they shape our everyday routines and fundamentally affect our well-being. With the major exhibition "Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors" the Vitra Design Museum aims to reopen the conversation about the contemporary private interior and its evolution. In a captivating narrative leading visitors backwards in time, the exhibition will highlight important societal, political, urban, and technical shifts that have shaped the design and the use of the Western interior over the last 100 years. From current issues facing the domestic domain - such as the efficient use of dwindling urban space to the blurring of work-life boundaries - the journey includes our fascination with loft-living in the 1970s, the shift from formal to informal dwelling in the 1960s, the rise of household appliances in the 1950s, and the introduction of open-space planning in the 1920s. Read more


TID Watches

Design | December 19, 2019

TID is a Stockholm based watch brand founded by Ola E. Bernestål, Petrus Palmér and design studio Form Us With Love's Jonas Pettersson and John Löfgren. TID is the Swedish word for "time", and accordingly, TID strives to offer iconic products with a real value over time. Read more


Loong Swim Club by X+LIVING

Design | December 11, 2019

The designer integrates the subsidiary functions of the project with main business and builds the project into a comprehensive space for swimming and sports education. Read more


Marjolein Delhaas

Design | December 8, 2019

Besides a beautiful new range of 2020 planners, Marjolein Delhaas launches collection 365, a range of products you can start using every day, and year-round. No dates, no limits, providing a basic functional layout for any sort of content or any way of use Read more


PUNKT.

Design | December 4, 2019

Headquartered in Switzerland, Punkt. was established by Petter Neby in 2008 with the idea of bringing a breath of fresh air into the consumer electronics market with outstanding, timeless products designed to do their job, without intruding on their owner's time and attention. Read more


Ocean Plastics

Design | November 15, 2019

It is estimated that in 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. When a new generation of designers take on the problem of waste in the ocean they consider the possibilities and materials of the future. With the exhibition Ocean Plastics the Röhsska Museum highlights various conceptual design projects where design can be seen as the solution, rather than the problem. Read more


Lucy McRae: Body Architect

Design | November 8, 2019

How will technology transform the body? Lucy McRae - body architect, designer and science-fiction artist - contemplates this question through film and images in her exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. The first survey exhibition of McRae's provocative and beguiling work, Lucy McRae : Body Architect traverses the Australian artist-designer's numerous concerns - from art to commerce, science to popular culture - by showcasing her collaborations with brands, scientists and pop musicians alongside her creative research practice over the past thirteen years. Read more


Harber London

Design | November 1, 2019

We are a family run brand based in London with a genuine passion for handmade leather goods. We try obsessively to keep our designs as simple as possible, while ensuring that each product is truly remarkable and functional. Read more


Moving to Mars

Design | October 31, 2019

Following its blockbuster exhibition Stanley Kubrick, the Design Museum invites you to travel to Mars without leaving London - in a multi-sensory adventure for all ages. Read more


Cars: Accelerating The Modern World

Design | October 29, 2019

Over its short 130-year history, the car has become one of the most loved, contested and influential innovations in the world. It has revolutionised manufacturing, transformed how we move, forever changing our cities, environment and economies. 'Cars: Accelerating the Modern World' explores how the car as a driving force has accelerated the pace of change over the past century. Read more


Atrafloor

Design | October 28, 2019

The latest addition to Atrafloor's collection of fun, modern designs for floors is a set of striking patterns that put a twist on animal print trends. The colour-clashing designs break away from toned down neutrals to invite a more vibrant energy into interiors. Read more


Objects of Desire: Surrealism and…

Design | October 23, 2019

Surrealism was one of the most influential art movements of the twentieth century. Everyday objects played a central role in its dreamlike imagery: they were alienated, ironized, or combined to create curious hybrids. This led to the creation of numerous key works of modern art, from Marcel Duchamp's »Bicycle Wheel« (1913) to Salvador Dalí's »Lobster Telephone« (1936). In reverse, Surrealism also exerced a decisive influence on the evolution of design. On 28 September 2019 the Vitra Design Museum will open a major exhibition that offers a comprehensive look at the dialogue between Surrealism and design. Read more


UNDONE

Design | October 17, 2019

Made by the Swiss, used by the Italians and shared with the Germans, the California dial design; with its muddied military origins was conceived with one goal in mind, to aid WWII divers in referencing the time and 12 clock position without fail, coining the original name - the error-proof dial. Read more


Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai

Design | October 16, 2019

Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai is an international benchmark for creativity and design, and an unparalleled showcase for Made in Italy products and the Italian Way of Living in Shanghai. This is a "special" edition brought to the Chinese market by the international platform for furnishing that is the Salone del Mobile.Milano, showcasing a selection of top Italian companies, representing the pinnacle of Made in Italy and top quality manufacturing. Read more


Projects Watches

Design | October 15, 2019

Crossover BLACK is contemporary, yet has elegant hands that appear to be precariously balanced rotate around the dial. Crossover BLACK is a modern watch with tapered gray, white and yellow hands. Read more


Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New…

Design | October 14, 2019

Twenty years after the death of Charlotte Perriand, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is celebrating the visionary creator with an exceptional exhibition. This event highlights the links between her design, architecture and artworks. For the first time since its opening in 2014, the Fondation Louise Vuitton is dedicating the entire Frank Gehry building to a single designer, Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999). Read more