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All articles by Adrian Madlener

Faye Toogood mounted Trade Show during this year’s London Design Festival. Opting out of a traditional furniture fair model to launch her Spade Chair, the multi-talented British designer established a barter system with 50 of the UK’s leading creatives. The resulting showcase resembled a cabinet de curiosité.

Last month, Mathieu Lehanneur was in New York launching two highly distinct projects: the new Maison Kitsuné flagship and his latest Ocean Memories liquid marble series at Carpenters Workshop Gallery demonstrates the top French designer’s range; how one format can inform the other.

Brooklyn-based Patrick Weder melds the modernist rationalism, often associated with his native Switzerland, with the volatility of natural material. Sculpting monolithic forms along natural lines,… Read more

After a successful run in Milan and Paris, Dutch Invertuals’ Harvest showcase traveled to London Design Festival this month. The manifesto-like collection revealed how young design talents are finding new efficient and self sufficient ways to practice and address the pressing issues of today and tomorrow: calling for a drastic change in economics; our consumption and production.

The Campana Brothers debuts Hybridism at New York’s Friedman Benda gallery. Responding to a planet in crisis, the intuitively crafted and grotesque series incorporates animal forms, natural textures, woven textiles, and sustainably sourced materials in various furniture applications.

Breathing Heart is an installation by German multimedia artist Johanna Keimeyer that asks visitors to look inside themselves, literally. An inflated structure is matched by the sensorial qualities of light, sound, scent, and rhythm for full scenographic effect. First mounted during Art Basel, the project – captured in film – travels to New York this month.