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Laura Owens covers Vincent Van Gogh exhibition in colourful handmade painted wallpaper

September 12, 2021 Alice Finney 0
Van Gogh wallpaper

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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Stufish designing hexagonal arena for ABBA reunion tour

September 7, 2021 Alice Finney 0
ABBA arena by Stufish in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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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AIM Architecture adds slide-like staircase to Shanghai store In the Park

September 3, 2021 Alice Finney 0

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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AndrénFogelström installs sculptural spheres in Stockholm park

September 3, 2021 Alice Finney 0
A yellow sphere in a playground in Stockholm

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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Five architecture and design events in September from Dezeen Events Guide

September 1, 2021 Alice Finney 0
Sou Fujimoto's Medusa at London Design Festival

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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Ten Chinese bookshops that display books in imaginative ways

August 24, 2021 Alice Finney 0
Yangzhou Zhangshuge bookstore's tunnel interior

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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HAS uses frosted glass to “blur boundaries” in Chongqing bookshop

August 23, 2021 Alice Finney 0
The interiors of The Glade Bookstore in Chongqing

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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Studio Renesa creates green marble interior for restaurant in Punjab

August 16, 2021 Alice Finney 0
Elgin Cafe by Renesa Architecture in Punjab, India

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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Design Museum curator picks five highlights from Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life exhibition

August 11, 2021 Alice Finney 0
Charlotte Perriand reclining on a chaise longue

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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