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The first solar-powered flight around the world
Two intrepid pilots are halfway through a round-the-world trip in a lightweight aeroplane powered only by the sun.
Gong Repeater by Jordi Pla
This Spanish designer creates a wall clock that forces people to slow down.
The AVLU collection by Ayse Yesim Eröktem
Ayse Yesim Eröktem works with craftsmen from Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar to give traditional Turkish designs a contemporary twist.
ECAL Master’s graduate Hongchao Wang creates a series of abstract store window displays for luxury French brand Hermés.
Marc Dubois is an interaction designer interested in art, design, music, gaming and science fiction.
Traffic cones for tables – Belgian duo Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel of Studio Job unveil their latest collection entitled "Detour" at Design Miami/Basel 2014.
Rocks of age
Mathieu Lehanneur takes inspiration from the rocky mountains in Europe for an installation for Swiss watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet.
Dining with Daniel Libeskind and Marina Abramovic
Art, design and performance meet in Marina Abramovic's "Counting the Rice" that opens on 1 May at Centre d'Art Contemporain in Geneva.
Urban-Think Tank develops a housing prototype for South African informal settlements that empowers residents to engage in changing their living conditions.
Victoria Wigzell is a South African artist currently based in Switzerland.
Mathieu Rivier is a Swiss-born media and interaction designer/artist and part of the Pecha Kucha at Design Indaba Conference 2014.
Tomas Kral's "Homework" desk is multifunctional and ideal for modern environments.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have added three colours to their Corniches collection of shelves designed for Vitra.
Troika challenged the tension between perception and reality at this year's Art Basel.
Shigeru Ban's proposal for the new Swatch and Omega Headquarters represents an assertion in brand identity.
Three renowned architects created an exhibition offering visitors an interactive and emotional experience of human resilience and hope.
Shigeru Ban's "Tamedia Building" is made entirely out of timber without the use of nails, screws or glue to keep it together.
Mathieu Lehanneur teams up with chocolate brand Maison Cailler and designs a starting point for a motionless journey into a land of chocolate tasting.
The experience of leather
Leather gets reimagined at an installation at Design Miami/Basel 2012, with both a tactile and visual investigation into the possibilities of the material.
Lorenzo Nassimbeni recently designed a set of four murals for a Swiss company, all depicting prolific building in their portfolio.
Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) is an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to high-level research and design related to contemporary architecture and urbanism.
BIG Architects have won a competition to turn a large concrete warehouse in Basel, Switzerland, into a mixed-use arts district.
Art of time
Cartier Time Art, art directed by Tokujin Yoshioka, celebrates the technological innovation and beauty of Cartier timepieces.
“Playground closes at dusk” is Nacho Carbonell’s outdoor installation looking at connections between sense and surrounding.
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