7th Recycling Design Prize
6 September–1 November 2015
The seventh Recycling Design Prize will be awarded this year. The best ideas and designs from over 600 entries from all over the world can be seen in an exhibition from 6 September 2015.
– 4 October 2015
Animals have been the companions of human beings and part of their lives and culture since time immemorial. The “Beastly/Tierisch” exhibition brings together projects by photographers and video artists, turning a critical eye on this topic and examining the role and depiction of animals.
Nendo: Invisible Outlines21.05.2017 – 01.10.2017
Zero. Let Us Explore the Stars
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
– 8 November 2015
Following the end of Second World War and the gloomy years of reconstruction, a group of artists came together with the aim of creating a new future for art. Driven by the desire to forge radical new paths, they shared an optimistic, experimental and research-based approach. This group of artists called itself Zero.
10 Designers in the West Wing
Somerset House, London
21 – 27 September 2015
During the London Design Festival the city becomes the focal point of the design world. The event promotes young, and honours established designers. The exhibition, “10 designers in the West Wing”, will focus the spotlight on ten notable and internationally renowned designers.
New for Now. The Origin of Fashion Magazines
– 27 September 2015
The Dutch Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam holds a huge collection of costume and fashion prints that is now on show for the first time. Not only the exhibition is well worth seeing, also the 8,000 fashion prints that are published on the museum’s website should not be missed. Together with a printed catalogue those are the results of a multi-year project in which the illustrations were catalogued, described and digitalised.
Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt
8 October 2015
The German Design Council invites interested parties to Frankfurt on 8 October to attend another event in the Iconic Conferences series to discuss the future of urban retail.
Designtage Brandenburg 2015
18 – 22 November 2015
Once again, the Schiffbauergasse Potsdam is going to be the focus of Brandenburg’s design scene as it will be staging the fourth edition of Designtage Brandenburg. All designers interested in exhibiting have until 6 September 2015 to apply.
4 September 2015
The eighth edition of Soirée graphique, one of the most important exhibitions of contemporary graphic design in Switzerland, takes place this year on 4 September in the premises of the Bernese advertising agency Komet, which is organising the project.
Architektursommer Rhein-Main 2015
Frankfurt, Offenbach, Wiesbaden, Mainz
9 – 27 September 2015
The Architektursommer Rhein-Main festival is once again creating a bridge between four cities in the Rhein-Main area and instigating discussions on architecture and urban development.
Lost and Found. The Ampelhaus in Oranienbaum
30 August – 26 September 2015
For eight weeks in July and August, the Ampelhaus in Oranienbaum offered eight artists and eight designers the opportunity to work in otherwise empty spaces in the building. The Ampelhaus in Oranienbaum is a large building in the middle of the town that has been standing empty for some years. The artists and designers were invited to work freely under the slogan of “Use It Again” so that the outcome of the projects was completely open. The only restriction was the request to integrate local media and materials into their work.
Between Bridges, Berlin
2 – 12 September 2015
The exhibition “Fashion Stories” in the Between Bridges gallery in Berlin displays conceptual articles and photographs from fashion and lifestyle magazines of the 1980s and 1990s.
Practice Makes Perfect
Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen
– 6 September 2015
The “Practice Makes Perfect” exhibition is dedicated to the Danish architect and designer, Kaare Klint, who was primarily known in his role as a furniture designer and is one of Scandinavian design’s most influential proponents.
29 August – 1 September 2015
Interest in ecological, sustainable and fairly produced products continues to increase unabated. Which is why once again this year the Ecostyle fair is offering an information and ordering platform for sustainable consumer goods.
Ways of Folding
– 11 October 2015
As our society becomes increasingly digitised, discussions surrounding the future of the book become ever more pressing and pertinent. The graphic designer Geoffrey Brusatto focused on this area as part of his doctoral research, and is now presenting his findings in an exhibition.
Beijing International Book Fair
Expo Centre, Beijing
26 – 30 August 2015
The 22nd Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) will take place from 26 to 30 August this year. The fair presents itself as a gateway to the Chinese and Asian publishing market, and offers an important platform for exchange between national and international business partners.
Projekt Bauhaus.Can design change society?
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
3 – 20 September 2015
Projekt Bauhaus is an international platform that brings together designers, curators and researchers, with the aim of contributing to discussions about the ongoing importance of Bauhaus. In the run-up to the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus, the working group for the project will pose a key question every year, beginning with the very first topic in 2015: can design change society?
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.
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.