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New York | 07.12.2013 - 20.12.2013
"Ettore Sottsass Jr. (1917-2007) has endured as one of the most significant and influential post-war architect-designers, whose idiosyncratic and versatile talents have guided a modern understanding of the relevance of Design."
London | 5.12.2013 - 25.1.2014
"Bold, colourful and eclectic, OSPAAAL posters are widely considered the front-runners in propaganda art. They reveal the idealistic spirit at the core of the Cuban revolution, intent on fighting globalisation, imperialism and defending human rights."
Toronto | 29.05.2013 - 12.01.2014
"Cloth holds great importance for Guatemala’s indigenous communities, and traditional dress plays an essential role in Maya identity today as a vital link with the ancestral past and a means of cultural reinvention. Whether worn for religious ceremonies or as an emblem of ethnic pride, textiles offer a medium for innovation and creative expression, as well as a marketable product for the tourist industry. Through an array of textiles patterned with evocative designs rich in iconography, Ancestry and Artistry traces a century of dynamic change as well as the remarkable continuity of ancient Maya traditions in the face of significant modernization, political upheaval, and religious transformation."
Tokoname | 2.11.2013 - 18.3.2014
"Gio Ponti (1891-1979) is known as the “father of modern Italian design.” Based in Milan, Ponti traversed disciplines working as an architect, designer, painter, and editor. This exhibition will focus on his endeavor to change heaviness to “lightness” and volume to “thinness”-a pursuit which led him to an interest in the building’s “skin.”
Girona | 23.10.2013 - 26.01.2014
"Los objetos que nos rodean y que usamos de manera natural, ya sea automática o consciente, forman parte esencial de nuestra vida. Necesitamos vestirnos, alimentarnos, desarrollar un trabajo, disfrutar de nuestras aficiones, y los objetos son indispensables para tales cometidos. "Los objetos hablan”, título de esta exposición organizada por el Museo Nacional del Prado y la Fundación "la Caixa", reúne una selección de pinturas y objetos de las principales escuelas del Museo –española, flamenca, italiana y francesa– dentro de un marco cronológico que va desde el siglo XVI hasta finales del XIX."
Hasselt |1.12.2013 - 30.3.2014
"Atelier à Habiter is a studio / experiment where artists, architects and designers rethink and redefine the concept of ‘dwelling’. All over the world we are confronted by new demographic, social, environmental, and economic challenges and the re-invention of systems. Likewise, architecture and ‘dwelling’ are also being reinvented. Will the modernistic “machine à habiter” or dwelling machine, built from standard elements for standard needs, shift into the “atelier à habiter” or dwelling workshop where the creative resident stands out as a planner, organiser and designer?"
Oslo | 22.09.2013 - 15.12.2014
"“Norwegian Crafts 2013” is the latest of theannual jury-selected exhibitions mountedby the Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts. The exhibition presents new works by Norwegian craftspeople using a wide range of forms, content and materials – glass, textiles/fibre, metals, ceramics, wood and leather – thus reflecting something of the diversity that exists within this creative field today. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Relief Fund for Visual Artists will announce the winner of the Annual Arts and Crafts Award 2013."
London | 25.11.2013 - 31.12.2013
"systems is an exhibition of commissioned poster designs and ‘60s Braun products.
Recent years have seen a revival of interest in modernist graphic design, but little agreement about what, in practical terms, this might mean or what is ultimately at stake in it. Thirty-four leading graphic designers and studios were invited to produce a poster design on the theme of Braun systems design. From repetition and development to nostalgia and critique, the diversity of response to the systems brief offers a snapshot of the international graphic design scene in this moment of uncertain possibility. At the same time, systems samples some of the best and most challenging work currently being produced."
Paris | 28.09.2013 - 26.01.2014
"The Palais Galliera is honouring Azzedine Alaïa with its opening exhibition. This first Paris retrospective, presented in the Palais's newly renovated galleries and in the Matisse Room at the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, comprises a selection of seventy iconic models retracing a unique creative career."
Centre de Documentació del Museu del Disseny de Barcelona's insight:
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands | 14.09.2013 - 02.02.2014
"A passion for ceramics is an exhibition on 60 years of the ceramics workshop Cor Unum. Cor Unum began in 1953 as a workshop for those at a social disadvantage. By now it has become a producer of ceramic design, a workshop for designers and a centre for practical training. The history of Cor Unum is visualised through the products, individuals and the stories that link them"
Sydney | 29.10.2013 - 25.1.2014
"Object: Australian Design Centre and Courtesy of the Artist (COTA) have collaborated to present [Ctrl][P] Objects on Demand a 3D printing lab, an exhibition, and a pop-up shop that explores the What, Why and How of 3D printing. [...]
Heralded as ‘the next wave of the Industrial Revolution’, 3D printing is transforming the way we design, make, use and purchase the objects around us. [Ctrl][P] takes a broad look at 3D printing to consider what it has achieved to date, how designers are working with this process, and what still lies ahead for this revolutionary technology."
Tokyo | 25.10.2013 - 09.02.2014
"Design impacts every corner of our lives; it brings joy to everyday life but it also leads the way to industrial growth and affluence. Design museums are not just an archive that passes on this remarkable design culture to following generations but it is bound to become an essential key when thinking to our lives from here into the future.
This exhibition will contemplate the roles expected of 21st century design museums. This will be examined through new outlooks based on time; past, present, and future accompanied by introduction to past 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT exhibitions as examples."
New York | 27.03.2013 - 02.02.2014
"The exhibition situates the AMNH’s efforts to engender a distinctly American design aesthetic in the context of the United States’s search for cultural moorings that began with the American Arts and Crafts movement and proliferated through World War I. By examining the disciplinary intersection of early twentieth-century anthropology and American industrial design, as well as the influence of modernist (or American) primitivism, the exhibition presents four major themes: The AMNH’s promotion of “American” sources for design inspiration; global sources and fashion designs; the 1919 Exhibition of Industrial Art; and the legacy of this effort into the 1920s.."
Glasgow | 06.12.2013 - 12.01.2014
"In this site specific installation, Fun Makes Good will create a new range of work inspired by the architectural language of The Lighthouse and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, reinterpreting his use of line and shape with a distinctive blend of rich, intricate textures and bold graphic aesthetics. The exhibition aims to draw the viewer into a tactile and playful environment, both decorative and functional."
New York | 12.08.12 - 20.01.2014
"John Forbes Watson (1827–1892), a Scottish physician who traveled to India as part of the Bombay Army Medical Service, created books of Indian textile samples, which he called "Industrial Museums" or "Trade Museums," because they were portable collections intended to inspire the textile manufacturers of both the British Isles and India."
Tokyo | 02.12.2013 - 25.12.2013
"Not only known as the pioneer of the Polish Poster School, Henryk Tomaszewski (1914–2005) had been a driving force in the world of Polish posters throughout his entire life.
This exhibition focuses on 101 posters as well as 36 original poster images, drawings, and magazine covers―all drawn from the invaluable collection of Tomaszewski’s son Mr. Filip Pagowski―in approaching the essence of an artist recognized as one of the most influential figures in the history of the twentieth-century poster"
Lisboa | 05.09.2013 - 36-01.2014
"In response to the invitation of the Belgian cultural center, Grand-Hornu Images (GH), this exhibition is the materialization of a question asked to the workers at GH: “what is your favorite object?”.
Shanghai | 25.11.2013 - 25.12.2013
"Danish Design has always been the pioneer of international design, and emerged a lot of world-class designers, such as Kaare Klint, Hans J. Wegner, Finn Juhl, Børge Mogensen, Arne Jacobsen, Nanna Ditzel, Poul Kjaerholm, Poul Henningsen and Verner Panton. Their work are mostly ‘The Nature’s Gifts’, expressing the beauty of nature; of supreme ‘Craftsmanship’; inherited ‘Tradition’; extreme ‘Comfort’; comprehensive ‘Function’, and there are also the five themes of the exhibition."
Edinburgh | 30.11.2013 - 21.12.2013
"Selected celebrates contemporary Scottish craft and design exhibiting work from some of the most celebrated and talented makers in Scotland, across a number of disciplines including wood and metal, ceramics, jewellery, furniture, textiles, glass and silver"
Centre de Documentació del Museu del Disseny de Barcelona's insight:
Gent | 28.11.2013 - 02.03.2014
"Lieven Daenens, honorary director of the Design museum Gent, made a personal selection of highlights which the museum acquired under his management. These favourite top pieces will be given a central place in an inspiring new network of related objects. Each selected piece will be the centre of a little group. The objects in every group will be linked through either free or strict, serious or playful associations, based on formal, functional, material, conceptual, historical or other criteria. These new connections and associations will ensure that the visitor discovers hidden relationships and that common sources of inspiration light up."
Oslo | 18.10.2013 - 26.1.2014
"The American architect Louis Kahn (1901–74) is one of the most influential figures of late modernism [...]
Both legendary and less well-known aspects of Kahn’s production are illustrated by means of original models, drawings, and sketches, together with photographs, films, and newly constructed models of unrealised proposals."
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Athens | 18.05.2013 - 19.01.2014
"The Benaki Museum Shop – the first museum shop in Greece – will be 35 years old this year, and will hold a large exhibition so that modern objects can at last meet the original works on which they were based. Jewellery, embroideries, pottery, sculpture, textiles, bronzes, paintings and objects made of paper objects, plastic, thread, pearls, gems and paintings will be exhibited."
The Hague | until 02.02.2014
"The ‘Little Black Dress’, the Chanel suit and Chanel No. 5 – all still part of today’s universal fashion vocabulary. The designs of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel (1883-1971) revolutionised the way women dressed in the 20th century. Chanel stood for elegance, style and freedom of movement. Her designs became classics and still feature in today’s fashion scene. The designer’s colourful ‘rags to riches’ life story has captivated the public for generations and remains a source of lasting inspiration."
Tilburg, Netherlands | 28.09.2013 - 26.01.2014
"Trend forecaster and design curator Lidewij Edelkoort will present contemporary creative textile design in Talking Textiles at the TextielMuseum.
On show will be a large selection of design that uses innovative textile techniques, heralding the revival of textiles in our interiors."
Madrid | 16.11.2013 - 25.1.2014
"Después de estudiar diseño Xavier Mañosa creó con la ayuda de su familia Apparatu, uno de los talleres de cerámica con más reconocimiento a nivel internacional. En "is a Potter" presentamos algunos de los trabajos en los que el proceso cobra mucho protagonismo y el accidente o la "imperfección" invitan a reflexionar sobre la belleza y dónde reside. Una exposición en la que diseño y arte se fusionan y se diluyen sus diferencias."