Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
– 31 January 2016
Various items from the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney are currently offering intriguing insights into World War I and its impact on Australian society.
Grand Palais, Paris
10 – 13 September 2015
The Révélations craft fair made its first appearance at the Grand Palais in Paris in 2013. It is back for a second time in 2015, and will run from 10 to 13 September.
Bike. Design. City29.01.2017 – 30.07.2017
5. International Fashion Showcase
Submission deadline: 11 September 2015
The Departure Studio at Vienna Business Agency will award two exhibition spaces to emerging Austrian designers as part of the London International Fashion Showcase.
19th Bieler Fototage
28 August – 20 September 2015
The 19th Biel Festival of Photography will run from 28 August to 20 September this year, and will once again shine a spotlight on emerging photography from Switzerland and further afield.
– 18 October 2015
The current “SchriftStücke” [Pieces of Writing] exhibition features various manifestations of writing, thus demonstrating that writing does not always have to be associated with pen and paper, but can also be carved, sewn or burnt.
form N° 261. Design Meets Health
The interfaces between design and health cover far more than just the conception of medical products. Design is relevant whenever the physical environment has a significant impact on our state of health and emotional state. As a result, it is vital not only to ensure that hospitals and doctors’ practices have a positive effect on patients, their family members and the staff who work there, but also to ward off illnesses in everyday work and private life. In the Focus section of form 261 we therefore examine the concepts within design that aim to promote health.
Milano Design Film Festival
Anteo Spazio Cinema, Milan
15 – 18 October 2015
For the third time, Milan is hosting a film festival dedicated solely to design and architecture. It is intended both to provide a forum for exchange between experts and those interested in design, and to reaffirm Milan’s status in this field.
Nhow Hotel, Berlin
31 August – 3 September 2015
The Internet of things is here. New possibilities are created by interlinking all objects irrespective of whether they are inside or out: smart houses, smart cars or smart watches are all included at the Internet of Things Conference.
Aedes Architekturforum, Berlin
8 August – 1 October 2015
With the spread of new sources of light, the topic of light and illumination takes on ever-new forms and is becoming an increasingly important in the area of architecture – the reason for new lighting concepts to be presented in an exhibition in Aedes Architekturforum.
Maison et Objet Paris
Paris Nord Villepinte
4 – 8 September 2015
The Maison et Objet show is one of the most important fairs on the furnishing and decoration scene. In September, it will entice an international audience back to Paris to showcase the latest trends.
Orry-Kelly. Dressing Hollywood
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
18 August 2015 – 17 January 2016
From mid August, the life work of a designer whose costume designs shaped Hollywood will be put under the spotlight in his homeland of Australia. Orry-Kelly dressed the greatest film starts of his era whilst remaining in the background himself.
28 – 30 August 2015
The second edition of Indiecon, the festival for independent magazines, is taking place this year for the second time and, as last year, is focused on people who produce magazines on their own initiative.
Designs of the Year 2015
Design Museum, London
– 31 March 2016
With its exhibition Designs of the Year the Design Museum in London celebrates “the most innovative, interesting and forward-looking design of all kinds, from around the world”. Now for the eights time the show aims to present current design projects that promote or deliver change, enable access, extend design practice or capture the spirit of the year.
Northmodern. Better by Design
Bella Center, Copenhagen
13–15 August 2015
Northmodern is a Scandinavian furniture and lifestyle trade show. Inspired by the Danish Modern movement and Copenhagen’s positioning as a top cultural destination, it aims to showcase today’s international talents working along with the Scandinavian design heritage.
The Spaces of Architect Galina Balaschowa
Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt
– 15 November 2015
The question of how to live in confined spaces, or – more bluntly – the matter of how many cubic metres a human being really needs, has long been an issue for the world’s megacities. Werner Wirsing suggested a Cubist solution for the Olympic Village in Munich and Thoreau’s Walden provided a different approach, while Kisho Kurkawa’s capsule hotels tend in the same direction as that of Galina Balaschowa (born 1931), in her designs for the Soviet/Russian space station – namely, designing a space that allowed a self-sufficient subsistence. The Deutsches Architekturmuseum is currently holding an exhibition dedicated to her work. We also look at what designing for outer space entails in form 261. Read the article online or order the issue in our shop.
Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre
29 August – 1 September 2015
Tendence is an annual consumer goods fair revolving around home decor and giftware. This year’s fair will run from 29 August to 1 September 2015.
Submission deadline: 15 August 2015
Since 2009 Weltformat is actively promoting involvement in the ongoing creation of posters in Switzerland, with annual poster exhibitions, competitions and festivals.
Poetics and Politics of Data
House of Electronic Arts (HeK), Basel
– 30 August 2015
Big data, data mining and data flow are all terms that are being used more widely and are becoming increasingly important in the digital world. The exhibition entitled “Poetics and Politics of Data” is dedicated to the artistic and creative approaches to large amounts of data.
Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
– 6 March 2016
Objects such as a chest, a pill box and a folding screen all have the same thing in common: they define space protected from view and can conceal something within. And it is these types of object that are currently the focus of the exhibition entitled “Secret Compartments”.
Next Generation Design
Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
24. September 2015
Today’s design industry is inspired by a new generation of designers, particularly in the area of user interface through which new design solutions are created by the fusion of product and communication design. The second edition of ADC Design Experience will be investigating these developments.
Crafted in Vienna.Vienna Makers
Submission deadline: 15 September 2015
The ideas competition “Crafted in Vienna. Vienna Makers” is a field of experimentation for producers, manufacturers and creative professionals based in Vienna. At its heart is craftsmanship in an urban context. Participants are invited to submit their projects by mid-September.
BDA Nachwuchspreis Bayern 2016
Submission deadline: 14 September 2015
Since 1967, the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA - Association of German Architects) has awarded the BDA Preis Bayern to construction companies and architects for exemplary achievements in architecture. This year, for the first time, young talent is encouraged to submit their work.
Summer Screen Prints
Stadt. Land. Schluss
Bayerische Musikakademie, Marktoberdorf
7 – 9 October 2015
Living conditions in urban and rural areas are evolving in very different ways and increasingly diverging from one another. The symposium “Stadt. Land. Schluss” [City. Country. The End] seeks to determine how design and design-related research can contribute to such conflicting states of development.
Russia. Bread. Salt.
Russian Pavilion, EXPO Mailand
– 31 October 2015
Russia's pavilion at the ongoing world exhibition in Milan falls within the overarching theme of "Growing for the World. Cultivating for the Future". Agriculture is presented in a number of different ways, including a collection of avant-garde art curated by the Moscow Design Museum.
German Museum of Books and Writing, Leipzig
– 4 October 2015
The German Museum of Books and Writing of the German National Library in Leipzig is currently showing the exhibition “Schriftbild. Russische Avantgarde” [Typeface. Russian Avant-Garde], which examines the design revolution fomented by the Russian avant-garde movement.
De Invasie on display
Design Museum Gent
– 13 September 2015
The Design Museum Gent is dedicating an exhibition to the work of the De Invasie design platform, which has encouraged support for up-and-coming designers over the last five years.
Steve McCurry.Photographs from the East
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
– 18 October 2015
Steve McCurry is one of the most renowned figures in the world of contemporary photography. His images have appeared on countless book and magazine covers, and are now on display at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich.
– 27 September 2015
An exhibition in the Amsterdam youth and artists’ hostel Wow centres on the fascination for paper and printing. Various Dutch artists present their methods and visual styles.
The Belgians.An Unexpected Fashion Story
– 13 September 2015
Surreal, avant-garde and explicit are terms that are often associated with Belgium’s internationally recognised fashion scene. The exhibition “The Belgians – An Unexpected Fashion Story” provides both an historic and a contemporary insight into the evolution of fashion in that country.
Christoph Niemann. Drawing the Line
– 11 October 2015
Graphic artist Christoph Niemann is in demand both in the USA and in Europe. He has not only designed cover images for The New Yorker, The New York Times and the technology magazine, Wired, but has also had commissions from the German-language Zeit magazine and many other customers in Europe and Asia. In addition to this work, Niemann writes and illustrates books for adults and children and is involved with new media, creating apps, interactive games and computer animations.
Celebrating 60 years of Miffy
Centraal Museum, Utrecht
– 20 September 2015
“Miffy by the Sea”, a picture book by the Dutch author, illustrator and graphic designer, Dick Bruna, was published in 1955. This year, his character Miffy is celebrating her 60th birthday. Various events have been organised throughout the year to mark this milestone.
Time Out .04
Ars Electronica Center, Linz
– September 2015
In its exhibitions, the Ars Electronica Center, a museum run by the city of Linz, endeavours to peer into the future and to combine and present influences from many different trains of thought and viewpoints. Currently, the “Time Out” exhibition is offering visitors the opportunity to discover projects by young media artists on the Time-based and Interactive Media course at the University of Art and Design Linz.
Africa. Architecture, Culture, Identity
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
– 25 October 2015
On 25 June, the Danish museum for modern art, Louisiana, opened its special exhibition focusing on current architecture in Africa. The exhibition does not only emphasise Africa’s diversity and complexity, but it uses selected works from the areas of architecture, design and art to shed light on a new cultural identity and present it to the public.
Film und Games.Ein Wechselspiel
Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt
– 31 January 2016
The connection between film and video games has developed considerably over the past few decades. The special exhibition, “Film und Games. Ein Wechselspiel” [Film and Games. An Interplay] at the Deutsches Filmmuseum demonstrates the convergence of the two media on society and the role it plays in today’s entertainment industry.
Design Museum Helsinki
– 2 August 2015
To celebrate the centenary of Tapio Wirkkala’s birth (1915–1985), the exhibtion “Wirkkala Revisited” is currently taking place in the Design Museum Helsinki, showcasing a range of this Finnish designer’s work from a new perspective.