An exhibition has opened in Glasgow showcasing the best of contemporary Scottish design. Curator Stacey Hunter talks Dezeen through her highlights, which include a raincoat printed with hand-drawn weather symbols and silk scarves depicting the lovers of Ettore Sottsass. Read more
Inspired by the historical sacredness of totems, Allied Maker presented an illuminating set of three large totem fixtures created in stone, glass, and wood that honor the connection between makers and materials. The Coast Studio balances form and weight with a new lighting series called Either/Or, named after the book by Søren Kierkegaard and consists of three lamps for nightstands, tables, and floors. The fixtures spark an interplay between user and object: touch controls the lighting but because of the design, the light responds back by rocking back and forth like a cradle.
<a href="https://design-milk.com/collective-designs-collective-concept-showcases-13-featured-designers/crosby-studios-x-opening-ceremony_00000/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Crosby-Studios-x-Opening-Ceremony_00000-810x576.jpg" alt="Collective Design’s Collective Concept Showcased 13 Featured Designers" /></a> Every year, <a href="https://collectivedesignfair.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Collective Design</a> curates a group of contemporary designers to reveal their latest works and ideas. This year’s curation, collectively debuted as <a href="https://collectivedesignfair.com/icff.html" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Collective Concept</a>, featured 13 designers: Allied Maker, The Coast, Coil + Drift, Crosby Studios x Opening Ceremony, Farrah Sit, Fort Standard, GRADUAL, Jeff Martin Joinery, Moonish, Rhyme, Slash Objects, Vipp, and Wallpaper Projects.
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The curators of MoMA's recently opened exhibition about the architecture of former Yugoslavia have chosen their favourite pieces from the show, including Kenzo Tange's masterplan for Skopje and a giant war monument in Croatia. Read more
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<em>We visited Jerusalem Design Week where Daniel Nahmias exhibited “Matchmaker,” a collection to promote traditional craftsmanship in Jerusalem by coming up with new collaborations between older artisans and young designers.</em> <a href="https://design-milk.com/jerusalem-matchmaker-scouts-for-artisans-young-designers/or-kaplan-6305_preview/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/or-kaplan-6305_preview-810x540.jpeg" alt="In Jerusalem, a Matchmaker Pairs Mature Artisans with Young Designers" /></a> “I love walking around this place. There’s all sorts of people with crazy talent. You never know who you will meet,” Daniel Nahmias says as we follow him through the Old City of Jerusalem in the midday heat. It is our first day in Israel, and even though some of us have begun to tire with the weather, Nahmias has a sprightly spirit that makes us pick up our pace. It’s the same spirit we will later come to associate with his work. He leads us with childlike excitement through the alleyways and stone streets, through one turn and then another, through quarters unexplored by even the Jerusalemites themselves.
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