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All articles by Adrian Madlener

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.

Leading trend forecaster and frequent talent maker, Lidewij Edelkoort returns to London Design Festival this month with a special showcase of 15 avant-garde projects by emerging designers, just out of school. Mounted at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London from 4-23 September, the Graduate(s) exhibit takes the pulse of the European design zeitgeist.

Last weekend, Robert Wilson welcomed over 1,200 guests to the 24th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, raising funds for the institution’s year-round programming. The event brought the creative and philanthropic worlds together for a night of performances, installations; an auction; dinner and dancing. Aptly, this year’s edition had a strong political focus.