Artist Nacho Carbonell’s Cocoon-Like Lamps at The Armory Show

An imaginative solo presentation at the NYC art fair from Carpenters Workshop Gallery

When meandering through The Armory Show—one of NYC’s strongest annual art events—visitors’ eyes fall upon works both new and old, worn and wondrous. In that blitz of painting, sculpture, photo and VR, it’s hard to find pieces that quietly impart a wow factor that truly connects art with viewer—more than an Instagram or a famous name but a true appreciation for an artist’s career developments. …

Fluorescent Bio-Art at MU Artspace, Eindhoven

“Fluid Matters,” an exhibition running at Eindhoven’s MU Artspace through 26 February presents the vibrance of bio art by way of a diverse array of award-winning pieces. All artworks were projects from the Netherlands’ Bio Art and Design Award 2016. Here, researchers and artists united for curious visual takes on the science of fluidity. A favorite, “Estuary,” focuses on bioluminescent algae decaying—which yields a remarkable …

Studio Visit: Dirk Vander Kooij

A further look at the promising designer, his Eindhoven workshop and what's to come for Dutch Design Week

Less than three years ago we watched the budding Dutch designer Dirk Vander Kooij explain his graduation project to a packed house at Cape Town’s Design Indaba conference. The Design Academy Eindhoven alumnus humbly presented Endless Flow, a “dining table chair” made from recycled refrigerator plastics. Warming up with some slides of refrigerator graveyards and design inspiration, suddenly things got interesting when Vander Kooij showed …