Previewing Expo 2020 Dubai

We get an early tour of the UAE's new, designed-for-Expo district

The first World’s Fair took place in 1851 under the title Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, at London’s Crystal Palace. Telescopes, the world’s biggest diamond, daguerreotypes, and pay toilets were some of main attractions. The event has been the reason for many impressive feats, perhaps the most famous being the Eiffel Tower, which was constructed for the 1889 fair in …

Highlights From the Inaugural EDIT Napoli

An exciting contemporary design fair set inside a Gothic-era church and monastery

The inaugural EDIT Napoli design fair differentiates itself through a unique focus on editions. Taking place at the San Domenico Maggiore (an 800-year-old complex of cloisters) in Naples, the event is not a place for prototypes, experiments or art pieces, rather it’s a destination for all types of visitors to acquire completed objects—whether they’re an industry insider or not. Founder/director Emilia Petruccelli and curator Domitilla …

Organic Overflow at Milan Design Week 2019

Floral use in furniture, installations and more

To offset the precision frequently associated with furniture design, many participants in Milan Design Week 2019 used elements from nature to add soft, organic overflow to their presentations. In many instances, we’re simply referring to the calculated use of trees and plants near or atop artificial elements of design. With two specific exhibitions, however, floral components composed the very infrastructure of the creation. From Normann …