Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Design fairs, mystery materials and rush hour solutions in our look around the web

Highlights From Maison et Objet Fresh off a format change, Maison et Objet welcomed 600+ new brands spanning two categories (home interiors and objects, and accessories) and more than 2,900 brands in total. Obviously, seeing everything can be tough—if not impossible. Wallpaper put together a list of highlights from the show; including a new material from Tom Dixon, “brutalist home objects” by Philippe Malouin, a …

South Africa’s Southern Guild at NYC’s The Salon Art + Design

Cape Town‘s Southern Guild was the only African design representative at NYC’s high-end showcase, The Salon Art + Design in mid-November. And, as Lynsey Chutel points out for Quartz, the gallery presented furniture that “punctured the outdated image the west has of an African aesthetic.” Southern Guild makes clear that it’s important African design maintains attention—and a competitive edge—on a fickle global design stage. Further, the …

Highlights from the London Design Festival 2018

From a tunnel of onions to prismatic plexiglass and other visual wonders

“One in six Londoners work in the creative industries,” reveals Ben Evans, who just happens to be one of the reasons the city’s creative economy is in such good shape. In 2003, Evans and Sir John Sorrell founded the London Design Festival (LDF), and since, it’s become one of the most eagerly anticipated annual design events around the world. As LDF kicks off this year, one component …