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Top draw-er | Olimpia Zagnoli’s joyful illustrations bring optimism back into vogue
Illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli set to speak at the 2020 Design Indaba Conference.
Making the world a little more colourful with Olimpia Zagnoli
The Italian illustrator lives by the philosophy being kind and creating beautiful things.
Olimpia Zagnoli is an Italian illustrator.
Carlo Ratti's juice bar ensures that no drop goes to waste
Italian innovation and design firm Carlo Ratti Associati’s ‘Feel the Peel’ juice bar creates bioplastic cups made from oranges.
Meet the South African artists exhibiting at La Biennale Di Venezia
Titled The Stronger We Become, the South African Pavilion will feature works by Dineo Seshee Bopape, Tracey Rose and Dineo Seshee Bopape.
Bringing Afrocentric design to Milan Design Week
Meet the South African designers who will be exhibiting their work for the first time at Milan Design Week.
Neri Oxman’s installation exploring the possibilities of melanin
Through digital fabrication and design computation, the pigment could sustain and enhance the planet’s endangered biodiversity.
Founded in Milan in 1999, designboom is the world's first and most popular digital architecture and design magazine.
Domus. Empowering inspirational thinkers. Since 1928.
Kacper is a graduate of the Design and Engineering Master's programme at Politecnico di Milano (Italy).
A' Design Awards & Competition is calling for submissions
The awards aim to highlight, advertise and advocate good design, designers and design-oriented companies.
World’s largest 3D printed structure unveiled at Venice Biennale
The Cloud Pergola was envisioned as a paradigm for what architecture should stand for in the 21st century. It will be on show until 25 November.
Playful enterprise gives new life to old plastic
ecoBirdy’s eco-friendly furniture is about play, function and sustainable design.
On bridging the contrast between classical and contemporary art
What would Michelangelo think of these tatted up marble masterpieces?
Francesco Zorzi is an italian illustrator and visual designer. Based in Tuscany, he is also the Creative Director and co-founder of alias2k.com
Step into the vibrant alternative future of Adblock City
How will we escape the ever-mounting saturation of advertising in our cities?
Love Story: A tale of refugees featuring Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore
Forced migration is a recurring theme at this year's Venice Biennale. An installation in the South Africa pavilion interrogates empathy.
Meet the Fadiouth community of Senegal
This book illustrates valuable solutions in infographic form for this small West African town.
The Shelter Box by Milano in Azione
A multifunctional design made to alleviate the harshness of living on the street.
Paint the city – just not with your hands
Remote controlled drones take graffiti to new heights.
Could there be a design solution for unhappiness?
Giorgia Lupi and Kaki King on the value of beauty in design
Beauty or functionality? We ask the designers who helped us feel data and see music.
Check out this year's A’ Design Award winners
The global platform announces its best designers and designs for 2016 to 2017.
SLAMP: Lights poised between aesthetics and technology
Italian lighting atelier SLAMP reinterprets classic Italian design with futuristic flair.
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