A cool blue paint colour called Bright Skies has been named Colour of the Year 2022 by paint brand Dulux. Described by Dulux as “an airy, light blue” the colour was chosen as it “perfectly captures the optimism and desire for a fresh start that is the mood of the moment”. “The shared experience of
American artist Laura Owens has covered the walls of an exhibition of Vincent van Gogh’s works in colourful handmade wallpaper. Currently on show at Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles, the exhibition Laura Owens and Vincent Van Gogh explores the relationship between the seminal artist and the contemporary painter. Seven of Van Gogh’s paintings, which have been
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British architecture studio Stufish has revealed the first image of a temporary performance venue that is set to host Swedish pop group ABBA’s reunion tour at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Set to be built from mass timber, the 3,000 capacity arena will host the band’s virtual reunion tour from 27 May 2022, following
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Shanghai studio AIM Architecture has inserted a red staircase that resembles a children’s slide in the middle of this clothing store to create a playful interior. Named In the Park, the Shanghai store was designed to reflect the playfulness of the clothing brand while drawing on the layout of traditional Chinese parks. AIM Architecture wanted to
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Children can play, hide and climb inside a series of sculptural spheres in a playground in Vårbergstoppen, Stockholm designed by Swedish architecture studio AndrénFogelström. AndrénFogelström has decorated Vårbergstoppen, a park on a hill on the outskirts of Stockholm, with several colourful spheres. The studio worked with landscape architecture practice Land Arkitektur to update the park,
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The 15th edition of Design Miami/Basel, the return of London Design Festival and a special version of Salone del Mobile are just some of the many events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this month. After over a year of fairs being cancelled and postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the global design fair calendar is back
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From shops that display books on tree trunk columns to stores that reflect books all over the walls, we’ve rounded up ten bookshops in China that exhibit books in non-traditional ways. Chongqing Zhongshuge Bookstore, Chongqing, by X+Living Mirrored ceilings and zigzag staircases create the disorientating interior of this bookstore in southwest China designed by Shanghai-based
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Translucent glass shrouds the books within this bookshop in Chongqing, designed by architecture studio HAS Design and Research. Located in Chongqing’s dense city centre, The Glade Bookstore is a bookshop, restaurant and exhibition space designed to act as a “spiritual and restful place” in the otherwise bustling Chinese city. HAS Design and Research (HAS) drew
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Architecture and interior design practice Studio Renesa has used green marble to evoke the feeling of alfresco dining at this restaurant, bar and cafe in Punjab, India. Situated on what was once dilapidated farmland, Elgin Cafe is an emerald-green bistro by day and a restaurant and wine bar by night. Its maximalist interior was informed
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The latest exhibition at London’s Design Museum provides a retrospective look at the life and work of 20th-century designer Charlotte Perriand. Chief curator Justin McGuirk shares his top five exhibits in this roundup from the show. Currently on show at the Design Museum in London until 5 September 2021, Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life journeys from Perriand’s
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