Design Monthly: April

Knowledge and inspirations for the international designer, chosen by the Wix Studio Team.
  • Text The High on Design Team
  • Images Or Yogev
  • Date April 1, 2018
  • Est Read time 2 min

Conference: Boston Design Week

This year’s Boston Design Week is focusing on public awareness, and fostering recognition of the vital role design plays in our everyday.
April 4 – 15, Boston, MA

Exhibition: Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today

Nightclubs are much more than a meeting place – but rather, an “experiment with different realities, merging interior and furniture design, graphics and art with sound, light, fashion and special effects.” The Vitra Museum recently opened exhibition “Night Fever” offers a comprehensive design history overview of the nightclub and examines its cultural context and influence.
March 17 – September 9, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Volker Hinz, Grace Jones at „Confinement“
theme, Area, New York, 1984. © Volker Hinz
Nightclub Les Bains Douches, Paris, 1990.
Interior Design: Philippe Starck. © Foc Kan

Link: Cost of Simplicity

Tatum Dooley offers a brilliant account for the fleeting connection between minimalist aesthetic and consumer obsession.   

Talk: Sustainability in a Commercial World

Nike’s chief sustainability officer, Hannah Jones, speaks about the future of sustainable sports fashion.
April 20, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Link: Craig Oldham on When Your Dream Job Becomes Just Another Job

Interviews about his recently published book Oh Sh*t What Now?! Craig Oldham discusses the most pressing issues in creative industries, the importance of demystifying design, and how understanding these helped in becoming an educator of a different kind.   

One of the most compelling, central events in the design world is celebrating its 57th edition with an exciting lineup and new approach: design manifesto. Additional events are spread across Milan.
April 17 – 22, Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy (and different locations throughout the city)

Bookshelf: Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture

The largest collection of coffee cup lids, collected by architects Louise Harpman and Scott Specht since the 1980s, is now (selectively) presented in the duo’s latest book. This is not an archive, but rather a close examination of both an evolution of this everyday industrial design object, and how a user’s engagement changes a product.

Exhibition + Catalogue: The Senses: Design Beyond Vision

As the title suggests, this large-scale exhibition explores design as a sensory experience that is not merely visual. Here, you’ll find how contemporary designers create something between an object and a sensory composition. The exhibition catalog presents an in-depth exploration of tactile graphics, tactile sound and visualizing senses.
April 14 – October 28, Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, NY. Catalog by Ellen Lupton & Andrea Lipps

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