Design

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Exhibitions

Harvard’s sublime show makes you see Bauhaus everywhere

The university has a long history with the movement’s artists, many of whom fled from Germany to Cambridge, and has drawn from its impressive archive for a 100th anniversary exhibition

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Design

When form plus function equals art

High-profile shows are breaking down the boundaries between designers and artists

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

Artist Wim Delvoye enters design competition to reconstruct Notre Dame

The Belgian, known for his sculptures in a Northern European Gothic style, is already devising a new spire

Review
Book Shorts

A picture book of avant-garde gardens and gardening

Not a guide nor a history, but a collection of unusual gardens and their makers

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Obituaries

Tribute to Marella Agnelli—doyenne of high society

The art collector and museum founder who married into the Agnelli dynasty was a woman of charm and intelligence

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Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent

Jasper Conran buys Yves Saint Laurent's Villa Mabrouka in Tangier

The villa was the fashion designer's home in the last decades of his life

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Exhibitions

How museums are stepping up exhibition design

A wave of innovative exhibition design has graced our museums in recent years. What are the keys to holding the viewer’s gaze?

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From female artists who made their mark on New York to designs for cities of the future

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In the frame

Snarkitecture’s pop-up installation brings beach season to Chicago’s Navy Pier

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Design

Davos 2019: Cooper Hewitt museum director on the power of inclusive design

Empathetic, user-centred products that can shape a more equitable world for people with disabilities go on show at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland this week

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Exhibitions

Grace Wales Bonner explores black spirituality for London show

Mystical rituals lie at the heart of the fashion designer’s first major exhibition taking place at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

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Conservation

Restored Soviet apartment listed on Airbnb takes guests back in time to ‘1930s Russian utopia’

The 35m sq. one-bedroom flat has been carefully renovated to include avant-garde furniture and design

Interview
Artist interview

Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández: 'death to planned obsolescence'

The Design Miami Visionary award-winners tell us about their projects at the fair

Interview
The Haas Brothers

Agony Uncles: the Haas Brothers

The stylish siblings answer your questions about the art world

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In the frame

Bjarke Ingels’ 2016 Serpentine Pavilion pops-up in Toronto

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The Buck stopped here

See it, shop it: Atelier E.B at London's Serpentine Galleries

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Conservation

Chicago resurrects its master craftsman

Edgar Miller finally gets his due as the city prepares to celebrate the overlooked designer’s eclectic work

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Protest

Peter Kennard among artists to remove their art from London's Design Museum in protest over arms event

Directors Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black say ‘professional activists exploited the situation’ and they stand by their ‘curatorial independence’

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Controversies

Shepard Fairey joins group of artists demanding their work be removed from the Design Museum after ‘arms trade’ event

The London institution says it did not endorse the private event organised by the Italian aerospace company Leonardo

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Museums

Stockholm's revamped ArkDes centre champions design's role in public life

New exhibition and project space put spotlight on civic activism and emerging voices

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Conservation

The amazing technicolour Chippendale: museum injects colour back into 18th-century work

Show at Leeds City Museum is one of this year's many events commemorating the tercentenary of the furniture maker’s birth

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Art Basel 2018

In pictures: Disco balls and whale watching at Design Miami/Basel

This is what caught our eye

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Museums

Leading Chinese art academy opens international design museum

Alvaro Siza-designed space in Hangzhou celebrates Germany’s influential Bauhaus school

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Art market

Object lessons: nature-inspired works by Axel Salto, Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Giacomo Manzù

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Serpentine Galleries

Mexican architect is youngest-ever designer of Serpentine Pavilion

Frida Escobedo will combine Mexican and British influences for the temporary structure in Hyde Park

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Building projects

Royal College of Art's new £108m campus gets green light and will focus on art, technology and science

Building designed by Herzog & de Meuron will be a centre for robotics and drone technology

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Museums

Stedelijk Museum cancelled Ettore Sottsass show to ‘protect lenders’, chief curator says

Italian designer’s estate withdrew agreement to loan works and denied permission to publish texts after disagreement over the exhibition’s layout and content

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Fairs

San Francisco fairs target tech wealth

Fog Design+Art blurs genre boundaries and Untitled upgrades its venue in a bid to convert Bay Area browsers into buyers

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Art market

Beyond Leonardo: the artists who led the auctions in 2017

We survey the top five results in key markets, from Old Masters to Post-war and contemporary

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

In pictures: Design Miami

Best seat in the house

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Art fairs

American heritage is back in style at Design Miami

Some of the fair's Curios presentations look to traditional craft and wood furniture

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Design

V&A's first foray into China opens to visitors

Design Society in Shenzhen, steered by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, unveils four galleries this month, with two to follow in 2018

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Exhibitions

Show by late curator Martin Roth goes ahead in Qatar despite Gulf blockade

German design survey has opened alongside Deutsche Bank collection exhibition in beleaguered state

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PAD London

Rich mix: PAD London 2017

Design fair reflects market’s eclectic tastes and aims to attract crossover collectors in town for Frieze

Review

Practical kitsch: on Ettore Sottsass at the Met Breuer

Disorientation over the designer's work has settled into quaint admiration

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Architecture

Four things to see during the Chicago Architecture Biennial

From imaginative scale models to a pop-up ‘freak’ show, we pick the must see projects around the city

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Art fairs

Will If So, What? be Silicon Valley’s first “smart” art fair?

The new event, which comes online April 2018, combines art and decor and takes its cues from design thinking

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In the frame

Multi-religious monument at the V&A is Dubai (and Palestine) bound

Elias and Yousef Anastas’s latticed structure is made of more than 500 stone pieces

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Biennials & festivals

Rehab and reuse top of agenda at Chicago Architecture Biennial

The second edition promises visionary solutions and a few surprises

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Art market

Christie's adds London auctions in October, raises buyer's premium

House sees "great potential for growth" for lots under £1m in the photograph and design categories during Frieze week

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Fairs

Collective Design Fair shifts from May to March for 2018 edition

Move follows NADA’s switch from Frieze Week to Armory Arts Week

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Features

The importance of being Ettore Sottsass

Diverse work by the larger-than-life designer who rejected Modernist good taste goes on show in Basel, Venice and the Met soon