Atelier François Pouenat, a family run atelier, was established 130 years ago in Varennes, France and works in everything from aligning with independent designers to develop objects restoring historic buildings. We were excited to have the chance to sit down and explore how an Atelier like AFP work with young designers on developing projects and manufacturing by taking questions directly from our design community.
After digesting all of the incredible installations, pieces, designers, and concepts we discovered during that epic week in April, we came to the conclusion that there were too many gems for one article. Follow along in a four-part series of the best of Milan Design Week 2018 below !
We sat down with the founders to come up with a must-see list of exhibits here in Milan for the Design Week. Have a look at our picks below and check in on The Design Release's mobile website this week to see where all events are taking place and when.
How does a country so small, churn out more creative ideas and talent per capita than groups of larger countries combined? Have a look at our Design Guide to Iceland
So many countries, so many design weeks and so little time. Thankfully for you, we shortlisted a few very promising events, festivals and design fairs coming up next month in the design world from Singapore to Iceland.
As the holiday season is in full effect and we all prepare for the end of the year, it's important to take some time to reflect on the things that bring us joy in life. This month's roundup includes some beautiful fine art exhibitions, a few great options for holiday gift buying, and the work of two design firms in Los Angeles creating really innovative and fun spaces.
Starting with producing a handful of block printed scarf designs in 2010, Block Shop has grown into a hugely popular design studio producing wearables and home goods featuring their signature geometric designs, as well as offering workshops for those wanting to learn the block printing process first hand. Read below to learn more about the formation and evolution of Block Shop from my chat with co-founder Hopie Stockman.
I connected with Carly and was lucky enough to pay a visit to her studio and learn a bit more about her process. A truly inspirational creative force, it was exciting to hear about about Carly's vision and her evolution as an artist.
July seems to be a month for play, and the designers and artists in this month's roundup all successfully convey a sense of playfulness and wonder through their work. Hope you enjoy and are staying cool this month!
Villa Noailles Design Parade is an annual event which consists of two contests for up and coming talent in the realm of design, held between two adjacent seaside cities in the South of France, as well as a series of installations around each city for guests to discover.
Have a look at what I discovered from each contest and the winners!
It's time to go on vacation which is convenient because May is synonymous with long weekends. This selection is catered to the wanderer, as everybody knows that in May take advantage of the things which please us.
There is one spot in France which is famous for their all-star lineups of, the best of the best, who's who of the design world - giving workshops and that spot is the French Château of Domaine de Boisbuchet. They host a series of small hands-on workshops throughout each summer with some of the hottest contemporary designers. You'll get to have one on one time learning from today's most innovative and sought after talents.
For this month's Los Angeles round-up, the selections range from art exhibitions which aim to challenge our thinking culturally and politically, to more whimsical photography and a playful product line of lamps that look like they might come to life!
To jumpstart your creative juices for 2017, the January round-up features designers and artists that run the spectrum from soft and fuzzy fiber art to the graphic lines of Brutalist architecture and a fashion designer's sculptural furniture. A dreamy photography series featuring floating installations of everyday objects and ethereal, pastel paintings will hopefully help get your creative daydreams flowing freely into the new year!
The two strong passions that Samantha and Lotte have in common is for an undying thirst for adventure and technology. Lotte makes concessions for Samantha as long as camping turns into ‘Glamping’ and 8 hour hikes and excursions are followed up by a night under 800 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and morning facials at the spa.
See what these wild girls want to share and where they want to go for the holidays this season as we got a glimpse of their Holiday wish lists!
An aloof, humorous, dare I say, charming American girl who prefers to discuss politics with the boys than shop with the girls, still has a sultry and feminine side. She spends her time between her Design Furniture Magazine and hours pampering in the bathtub and watching Netflix Serial Killer documentaries.
Let's see what this Yankee Comtesse wants her loyal subjects to gift her during her month long Hannukkah and Christmas festivities.
Massimo and Ingrid, known throughout all of the design social circles in Italy as the couple who sets the trends among them all, we’re pleased to have gotten a glimpse at their Christmas list this year.
Have a look at what this fun loving Italian power couple have on their Christmas list.