Design from the Country of the Potato Eaters
Het Noordbrabants Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
– 26 April 2015
The exhibition “Design from the Country of the Potato Eaters” is one of many events to be held as part of Van Gogh Year 2015, dedicated to the artist Vincent van Gogh. Up to 85 design objects and products made in Brabant by designers inspired by van Gogh’s work are displayed in the exhibition.
What Design Can Do 2015
21 – 22 May 2015
The annual international design conference What Design Can Do (WDCD) will celebrate its 5th anniversary at this year’s event. Once again, the focus is on interesting talks by designers from all over the world.
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DMY International Design Festival 2015
11–14 June 2015
The DMY International Design Festival will take place for the 13th time this year, once again offering an international platform for contemporary product design. This year it has a new venue, the Kraftwerk Berlin, and the New Talent Competition will be awarded for the first time.
Design Prize Switzerland 2015/16
Application deadline: 2 April 2015, 12.00
The Design Prize Switzerland is one of the most famous design competitions in the country. The prize is awarded every two years. The call for submissions for the 2015/16 prize went out on 5 January 2015. This will be the 13th time that the prize will be awarded. It is given to products, concepts and projects from all relevant fields of design.
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
– 16 August 2015
Barbara Kasten is famous for her abstract and geometric work, which was strongly influenced by the theory of form espoused by Bauhaus, and by Postmodernism. Works from a period spanning more than 40 years are now being shown in an exhibition for the first time.
The Coca-Cola bottle turns 100
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
– 4 October 2015
Transparent, graceful, stylish – the iconic Coca-Cola bottle is all of these things. It first appeared exactly 100 years ago. To mark this anniversary, the High Museum of Art is holding the exhibition “The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100” in cooperation with the drinks manufacturer.
Querblicke FS 2015
Hochschule für Kunst und Gestaltung FHNW, Basel
– 6 May 2015
Querblicke, a public lecture series at the Industrial Design Institute at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Basel, brings together different design perspectives. The first talks were given by Julia Treutiger, Shin Azumi, Simon Busse and Simon Husslein on 4 March.
SYN Award 2015
Entry deadline: 31 March 2015
The Syn Stiftung dedicates itself to a collaboration between art, design and science, and is providing once again a three-month scholarship. Young artists, designers and scientists can apply for the Syn Award up until 31 March 2015.
(im)possible! Artists as Architects
Museum Marta, Herford
– 31 May 2015
“(im)possible! Artists as Architects” is the new exhibition at the Marta Museum in Herford, in which artists have addressed the theme of architecture. The results are now on display in the museum for the first time. The main attractions are walk-though spatial structures, drawings of utopian urban plans and models of potential buildings.
Cannes Outdoor Lions
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
– 31 May 2015
Every year the most creative advertising campaigns are presented at the international Cannes Lions Festival on the Côte d’Azur. Among the many categories of the festival, the Outdoor division is gaining increasing prominence. In 2014 over 5,000 outdoor advertising campaigns from all over the world were submitted for consideration. The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe is presenting the best of them in an exhibition entitled “Cannes Outdoor Lions”.
form Edition #1
We commissioned the Dutch visual artist, Sigrid Calon, to illustrate the latest issue of the magazine. She has created motifs for the cover and the articles in the Focus section of form 258. All five motifs can be acquired from today as limited edition risographs as one-offs or in series from our shop on form Edition.
Bauhaus Lab 2015
Submission deadline: 31 March 2015
Under the title “Cracks in the Curtain Wall – Beyond an Architecture of Cleanliness,” the Bauhaus Lab 2015 is holding a three-month programme for architectural research at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. Applicants from the fields of architecture, design, art and curatorship are eligible to take part in the workshop.
Rething. Designobjekte im Wertewandel
Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt
8 March – 7 June 2015
For some years now, the Museum für Konkrete Kunst in Ingolstadt has been expanding its collection with another area of interest: design. On this occasion, the museum has invited students from the University of Applied Sciences, Munich to participate in an exhibition project. The outcome of this collaboration can be viewed until 7 June 2015 as part of the “rething! Designobjekte im Wertewandel” exhibition in the MKK.
Blickfang Stuttgart 2015
20 – 22 March 2015
This year sees the 23rd edition of Blickfang Stuttgart and all design fans are invited to the birthplace of the design sales fair held in the Liederhalle in Stuttgart. With the slogan “Hand auf’s Holz”, the fair intends to demonstrate in one of many special exhibitions how relevant and visible wood is in the furniture design scene.
Munich Jewellery Week 2015
11 – 17 March 2015
Just as happened last year, jewellery makers and enthusiasts will be gathering at the hub of the jewellery world for Munich Jewellery Week. Visitors will be able to admire the latest creations from the jewellery industry at the trade fair site and in many other places throughout the city.
German Federal Ecodesign Award 2014. Touring exhibition
Museum Information Kunst, Ludwigsburg
17 March – 5 April 2015
The work by nominees and winners of last year’s Federal Ecodesign Award will be on show as part of a touring exhibition at various locations. The first venue and launch of the exhibitions will be at the MIK in Ludwigsburg.
100 Years of Graphic Design
7 – 15 March 2015
Protein Studios, London
Kemistry Gallery has undertaken the task of promoting design and making it accessible to a wide cross-section of the public. Its latest exhibition goes on a journey through a century of design history.
Mit/Ohne Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit. Rare Wooden Library
Sitterwerk, St. Gallen
– 22 March 2015
Working in conjunction with the Sitterwerk Art Library in St Gallen, the “Mit/Ohne Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit“ [With/Without a Claim to Completeness] exhibition will be held until 22 March 2015. Through the exhibition that they are staging, the graphic designers, Annett Höland and Yves Schweizer, want to make the historic wooden library accessible to a wider public.
Alfredo Barsuglia. Cabinet
MAK Gallery, Vienna
4 March – 10 May 2015
Alfredo Barsuglia has created a complex architectural installation depicting a section of a real apartment for the eighth exhibition in the “Applied Art. Now” series which is a joint endeavour between the MAK and the University of Applied Art in Vienna.
Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s
The Museum at FIT, New York
Until 18 April 2015
An exhibition at the Museum of Fashion Institute of Technology in New York demonstrates that the 1970s played a momentous role in fashion history. “Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s” presents the work of these two designers until 18 April 2015.
This is Work
27 February – 28 March 2015
The creative sector is known for its long hours, insecure jobs and low pay. Nevertheless, there is also an unlimited fascination surrounding it meaning that many people accept these conditions. From today at Depot Basel, Fictional Collective is examining attitudes to this phenomenon and will document the outcomes in an online publication.
Atze and Mosaik
Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
– 18 March 2015
Anyone who grew up in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) is sure to be familiar with the protagonists of the current exhibition at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig: both Atze and Mosaik were successful comic magazines that not only provided an entertaining read, but also sought to disseminate the ideology of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany.
Van Eyck Open Studios 2015
Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
7 March 2015
Every year, a new international group of artists, designers, photographers, curators, writers and poets work at the Jan van Eyck Academie, the multi-form institute for fine art, design and reflection in Maastricht. At the end of their residency, the participants share the results that have been created in individual and interdisciplinary group projects. The Open Studios launch will take place on 6 March at 5 pm. The studios can be visited on 7 March from 10 am to 5 pm.
Adventures of the Black Square
Whitechapel Gallery, London
– 6 April 2015
Exactly a century ago, the “0.10” exhibition was held in St Petersburg which laid the foundations for abstract art with works such as Malevich’s “Black Square”. An exhibition in London is now showing the development of abstract art from this event to the present day.
Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne
12 March – 12 April 2015
Once again this year Saint-Étienne will be the city of design from 12 March to 12 April. The Cité du Design organisation is already in full swing making the arrangements for the 9th Biennale Internationale showcasing trend-setting and innovative design ideas.
Design for Life
Museu del Disseny de Barcelona
– 17 May 2015
The first special exhibition in the new Museu del Disseny displays 99 products, all of which are quite different and yet have a common aim: to improve people’s lives.
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
– 19 April 2015
Wilhelm Weimar compiled an extensive collection of botanical photographs that are significant from both an aesthetic point of view and a scientific one. Now in Hamburg, 40 of his works are being exhibited, supplemented by other artists’ photographs of plants.
Mia Seeger Prize 2015
Submission deadline: 26 March 2015
This year the Mia Seeger Prize is encouraging students and graduates of German universities to submit entries under the title “Was mehr als einem nützt” [What is of use for more than one]. The organisers are seeking students’ product ideas that will simplify or cause positive change to people’s lives.
Rotterdam in the Picture. 175 Years of Photography in Rotterdam
Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
– 17 May 2015
If you go to Rotterdam to visit the photography museum on Wilhelminapier, you will first travel (on foot, by bicycle, public transport or even your own car) through the centre and then over the Erasmusbrug (Erasmus bridge) to the Kop van Zuid area of the city. The trip to the peninsula displays the real Rotterdam with its latest landmarks, high-rises, construction sites and spaces, and all the people moving around hither and yon. This same town can be rediscovered from another view in snapshots of the past 175 years in the exhibition “Rotterdam in the Picture”.
Die Stadt als Gefühlsraum
Werkbund Forum, Frankfurt/Main
13 February – 6 March 2015
The exhibition by the geographical urban research project group at the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, opened on 13 February 2015 at the Werkbund Forum and is on show there until 6 March. The exhibition will close with an interview with the authors of the exhibition.
International Fashion Showcase 2015
Brewer Street Car Park, London
20 – 24 February 2015
International young designers are offered a special platform for the fourth time at London Fashion Week. One country, one designer and one curator will be selected from all the participants and awarded a prize.
Green Product Award 2015
Submission deadline: 20 March 2015
Following the successful launch of the Green Product Award last year, the second edition of the competition will take place in 2015. The initiative seeks to support sustainable products and services and would also like to promote a deep level of exchange of knowledge in this area.
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by Michael Erlhoff
A survivor of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, he was and remains a highly influential designer, a very famous man internationally, an extraordinary Japanese citizen, a gourmet and a wonderful person.
Skarstedt Gallery, London
– 11 April 2015
An exhibition of the early works of Barbara Kruger at the Skarstedt Gallery in London showcases large black and white photographs with provocative titles in thick Futura font. In the works on display from the collection from the 1980s, the American artist examines cultural constructions of power, identity and sexuality through the juxtaposition of text and images: “In my work I try to question the seemingly natural appearance of images through the textual commentary which accompanies them.”
form N° 258. Multiscreen
According to the media theorist Marshall McLuhan, the media “massage” their content into us, and shape their meaning at the same time. Since his postulate “The Medium is the Massage/Message”, written in the 1960s, digitisation has led to ever more media formats. We investigate the implications of this for design and society as the focus theme in our new issue, “Multiscreen”.
Munich Creative Business Week
21 February – 1 March 2015
In recent years the Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW) has attracted designers, architects, business leaders and companies with its focus on design, concentrating on the economic implications and the social and cultural importance of design.
Typo. International Design Talks
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
21 – 23 May 2015
This year Typo is once again gathering together experts from the fields of design, communication, typography and science in Berlin in order to demonstrate strategies and methods for shaping “character”.
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