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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.
Recharging Mount Olivella with thousands of trees
This ambitious art intervention breathes new life into a devastated area.
This Italian artist subverts societal expectations with her self-portraiture
Chiara Mazzocchi’s work is both self-reflective and rebellious.
Last Call for entries for the 2017 A’ Design Awards
Designer? Architect? There’s still time for you to get your entries in.
Entries for the A' Design Awards are open
Featuring over 100 categories, the A' Design Awards is one of the world’s largest design accolades.
Could these A’ Design Award winning projects change our world?
Amidst the hundreds of entries, these stand out as the ones that could have the most positive impact.
Karboxx: Playing with shadows and light
Combining cutting-edge technologies with unconventional materials.
The Shit Museum sells you crap
Not all shit is waste: Merdacotta is a material made of cow manure and clay that pushes you to see the potential of poo.
Egloo: A simple, ecological alternative to electric heating
This Italian student’s project offers electricity-free heating for the home.
OLO turns smartphones into portable 3D printers
Anyone with a smartphone can digitally fabricate objects with this 3D-printing device.
Living armchair makes a comeback
Italian design studio relaunches its well-known grass furniture piece.
Sustainable housing 3D printed with mud and straw
Italian company WASP starts 3D printing its first housing model with 40-feet-tall printing machine.
Furniture design spun from solid yarn
Bobbin is a range of furniture recognised for its innovative and award-winning textile technique.
Ribbon-like bridge by Christo and Jean-Claude lets public walk on water
Christo and Jean-Claude dreamt of a floating bridge over 40 years ago. Now, their dream is a reality.
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