The Month Ahead: Design Highlights from the Haas Brothers to the London Design Festival
Our Month Ahead series rounds up noteworthy shows, news, and other happenings in the design and architecture communities.
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Opening September 24th, The Swiss Institute will present the second edition of its Annual Architecture and Design Series, curated by Felix Burrichter. The exhibition pays homage to Le Corbusier’s original Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau from the 1925 Paris Exposition des Arts Décoratifs, reimagining it in a contemporary interpretation of the domestic environment.
Included in our recent preview of 50 must-see fall gallery shows, Friedman Benda launches its fall season with a spotlight on the early career of prolific Italian designer and architect Ettore Sottsass, opening September 10th.
In case you missed it, be sure to catch The Museum of Arts and Design’s exhibition “Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today” before it closes on September 30th.
This month Chamber unveils “Collection #2,” curated by Andrew Zuckerman. The second installment of this series—which was inaugurated with “Collection #1,” curated by Studio Job—will feature designers and artists from around the world, who are also captured in short films directed by Argentine filmmaker Martín Rietti.
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The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is gearing up for “Korea now! Craft, Design, Fashion and Graphic Design in Korea.” Opening September 19th, the exhibition highlights over 700 works to showcase the eclectic state of production in Korea today.
London Design Festival, the annual event celebrating the city’s creativity, kicks off September 19th. While the program is extensive, here are two of our favorites:
“Momentum” celebrates Fredrikson Stallard’s 10 years of creativity and collaboration through the presentation of a new body of works at the duo’s Holborn studio space.
“Design & Dine” is a collaboration between the new design venture Wrong for HAY (comprised of Danish design brand HAY and London-based designer Sebastian Wrong) and Finnish chef Antto Melasniemi to create a pop-up restaurant to feed your hunger for both modern design and modern gastronomy.
The fifth annual Detroit Design Festival kicks off on September 22nd, giving the city’s wealth of independent designers—over 500 will participate—a well-deserved platform.
In the News
For the latest Cultured Collaboration, the Haas Brothers have created a limited edition set of three candles available exclusively through Artsy, the proceeds from which will benefit the YoungArts Foundation. Check out the full story behind the new works in the next issue of Cultured, dropping September 16th.
Brooklyn-based graphic design firm Pop Chart Lab has created a visual survey of North American homes from 1600 to the present—cataloguing 121 structures into 40 different types to show the evolution of housing styles. (via Arch Daily)
A brief history lesson about the world’s largest cathedral, found right here in New York City, and constructed by the architectural firm Heins & LaFarge after winning a design contest in 1888. (via Curbed)
Read up on the transformation of an isolated area of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert into Black Rock City, the infamous home of the annual 70,000-person-strong Burning Man festival. (via Dezeen)
As neon signs are replaced across the U.S., Randall Ann Homan and Al Barna, partners in photography and in life, have published the book San Francisco Neon, memorializing the city’s best neon signs while they’re still intact. (via FastCo.Design)