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Nigerian graphic designer stumbles onto the world's art stage
Karo Akpokiere first heard about the Venice Biennale four months ago. Now his work, an ongoing love letter to his home in Lagos, is causing a stir there.
“Behind the Biennale” by Oscar Boyson
Director Oscar Boyson makes a hilarious and informative short film mapping the cultural influence of the 120-year-old Venice Biennale.
Huemid plant vase by Carlo Ratti and Walter Nicolino
Let your garden do the talking with the groundbreaking Huemid plant vase by Carlo Ratti and Walter Nicolino.
Michael Bierut designs symbol for US Pavilion at Milan Expo
Pentagram partner Michael Bierut puts a thematic spin on the star-spangled banner for the US pavilion at Expo Milano 2015.
Objects with a distorted sense of reality
“Distorted”, the collaboration between Monica Albini and Adriana C. Cota, will make you think twice about the objects on display.
How art shaped the Missoni brand
A new retrospective exhibition explores how art and fashion are closely intertwined in the identity of great Italian fashion house Missoni.
Judging a bookstore by its cover
The newly opened Taschen bookstore in Milan has a luxe interior that combines traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge design.
An encounter between faith and design
Local designer Nawaaz Saldulker is included in "Islamopolitan", a travelling exhibition that is part of Milan 2015.
10 product highlights at Milan 2015
As Milan Design Week draws to an end, we look back at ten new designs that made an impression.
Eating and shitting, Milan-style
Design Academy Eindhoven’s “Eat Shit” exhibition at Ventura Lambrate looks at the myriad ways our lives revolve around human waste.
Satyendra Pahkalé launches two designs in Milan
The Amsterdam-based designer’s new extendable glass table for FIAM and contemporary corseted chair for Poltrona Frau.
Self-made Seat by Matali Crasset
The ever-playful French designer deconstructs the sofa into an endlessly adjustable seating system.
The FES watch by Fashion Entertainments
The FES Watch, made of electronic paper, is a blank canvas that displays a range of patterns activated by user gestures.
PRISM Collection by Tokujin Yoshioka
The Japanese designer continues his love affair with all things transparent in this bold but understated range for Glas Italia.
Bowl table lamp by New Works
The latest light by the Copenhagen design studio is a modern-day take on a portable lantern.
Muse light by Axo
Axo’s Muse light blooms with a distinctive colourful luminosity.
The Sheets desk by Lucie Koldová
Czech designer Lucie Koldova designs an elegant desk for Křehký set to be unveiled at Salone del Mobile 2015.
The power of the “on” switch
As part of UNESCO's International Year of Light, Ghana is looking at how light design and technology can lead to sustainable development.
The multiplier effect
Italian designer Stefano Giovannoni is the man behind what is undoubtedly the most instantly recognisable bar stool in the world.
Rosita Missoni, who co-founded the Missoni empire with her husband 62 years ago, will talk about her creative longevity at Design Indaba Conference 2015.
The Missoni matriarch, who "cannot stay away from colour", zigzagged her way from knitwear to a home collection to hotel interior design.
We round up the top five tiles trends that emerged at the recent Cersaie international exhibition of ceramic tiles in Bologna, Italy.
The director David Lynch's black and white photographs of factories affirm his penchant for dark, surreal imagery.
A Kenyan conundrum
Kenya’s first pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale – a giant missed opportunity?
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