This week, the Serpentine Gallery unveiled a pavilion but lost its CEO

Serpentine Pavilion


This week on Dezeen, the Serpentine Pavilion by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami was unveiled in London, but the event was overshadowed by the unexpected resignation of Serpentine CEO Yana Peel. Read more


Design Miami/Basel explores the anthropocene with Elements: Earth exhibition

Design Miami Basel Aric Chen Elements: Earth exhibition


Curator Aric Chen has explored how we will use materials in a new geological age, in the headline exhibition for this year’s Design Miami/Basel. Read more


Adidas loses bid for three-stripe trade mark in the EU

Adidas trade mark copyright


An EU court has told Adidas it cannot hold a trade mark for the use of three stripes “in any direction”. Read more


Yinka Ilori designs Somerset House show celebrating 50 years of black creativity

Yinka Ilori Stand Up Get Up Now exhibition Somerset House


Designer Yinka Ilori has used his signature colourful and graphic style to create the exhibition design for Get Up, Stand Up Now, a show celebrating half a century of black creativity in the UK. Read more


Central Saint Martins students design prison cell furniture

Central Saint Martins students design prison cell furniture


The Cell Furniture project sees product design students at London’s Central Saint Martins create flexible furniture for prisons, which will be made by the inmates. Read more


Serpentine Pavilion opening overshadowed by resignation of CEO Yana Peel after spyware row


Yana Peel has stepped down as CEO of the Serpentine Galleries on the launch day for this year’s pavilion, after she was criticised for her connection to an Israeli cybertech firm. Read more


Stacie Woolsey creates her own masters course as “viable alternative” to design education

Stacie Woolsey Make Your Own Masters


Priced out of further education, British design graduate Stacie Woolsey approached designers to help her create her own masters course. Speaking to Dezeen, she says elitism is a problem the industry urgently needs to address. Read more


Summa designs new visual identity for Spanish postal service Correos

Summa rebrands Spanish postal service retaining distinctive elements


Spanish branding agency Summa has subtly rebranded Correos, the Spanish national postal service, with a simplified logo for the digital age and a new typeface. Read more


Olafur Eliasson joins with IKEA to encourage people to harvest their own solar power

Olafur Eliasson and IKEA's Sammanlänkad will encourage people to harvest their own power


IKEA has partnered with Little Sun – the social business co-founded by artist Olafur Eliasson – on small domestic solar panels that store energy to provide light and power, and inspire action on climate change. Read more


IKEA and Ori collaborate on robotic furniture for small-space living

IKEA Ori robotic furniture Rognan


IKEA has partnered with American start-up Ori on Rognan, a shape-shifting furniture system that moves robotically to create more flexible living areas in compact homes. Read more


IKEA launches homeware made from rice straw to help reduce India’s smog problem

IKEA Förändring rice straw collection


IKEA will launch a collection of home accessories made from rice straw that would otherwise be burnt by India’s farmers and pollute the air. Read more


Space10 and EFFEKT develop subscription housing where you share with your neighbours

Urban Village Project by Space10 and EFFEKT


IKEA’s research lab Space10 has teamed up with architecture studio EFFEKT on The Urban Village Project, a vision for subscription-based housing that brings together people of different generations and encourages them to share facilities. Read more


CSM graduate Fredrik Tjærandsen envelops models in rubber balloons

Fredrik Tjærandsen rubber bubble clothing


Central Saint Martins fashion student Fredrik Tjærandsen has presented giant balloons that deflate to form dresses on the catwalk. Read more


Salk Institute develops a plant that offers a solution to climate change

Salk Institute Ideal plant


California’s Salk Institute for Biological Studies is developing a plant that can store excess carbon dioxide in its roots, in a bid to curb the effects of climate change. Read more


Barber & Osgerby creates Smalto enamel tables for Knoll

Barber and Osgerby Knoll Smalto enamel table


London studio Barber & Osgerby has worked with Knoll on a collection of tables with light-fast and waterproof enamel tops that mean they can be used both indoors and outdoors. Read more


Earth To Sky is a range of sculpted aluminium lights by Doshi Levien

Doshi Levien Earth to Sky lights


London studio Doshi Levien has self-produced a collection of lights with organic forms, including one that resembles flowers and another that looks like a fried egg. Read more


Casimir celebrates 30 years as a designer with oak and walnut furniture collection

Casimir wooden furniture


Belgian designer Casimir is celebrating three decades in the industry with the production of six wooden objects that straddle the line between furniture and art, and another six to follow. Read more


Wallace Sewell recreates Gunta Stölzl’s original Bauhaus dormitory blanket

Wallace Sewell Bauhaus blanket Gunta Stölzl


London design studio Wallace Sewell will reissue the blanket originally designed by the Bauhaus‘s head of weaving Gunta Stölzl for its Dessau dormitories. Read more


PearsonLloyd uses as little material as possible on Kin chair collection

PearsonLloyd Kin Clerkenwell Design Week


London studio PearsonLloyd has unveiled a family of mono-shell seats that are designed to be as simple as possible without losing sturdiness. Read more


Barber and Osgerby studies colour to create new Mutina tile collections

Barber and Osgerby Lane Primavera tiles Mutina


London studio Barber and Osgerby is showing two contrasting collections of tiles at Clerkenwell Design Week, Lane and Primavera. Read more