This Week On Dezeen


Previews of items for Milan’;s design week have dominated our design and style coverage over the last 6 days, which includes furnishings and lighting collections by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Daniel Libeskind, and Richard Hut8. Read on for more architecture and design and style news, plus our Dezeen Music Project featured track.

Here’;s a melancholy reworking of the Nirvana classic Dumb recorded by UK singer-songwriter Sivu.

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Balloon-Chair-by-h220430_dezeenBalloon Chair by h220430

Among the chairs to go on show in Milan next week includes one that seems suspended in mid-air by balloons, and Dutch designer Richard Hutten’;s multicoloured seat made from 545 stacked layers of Kvadrat fabric.

GravitySketch_dezeen_6sqGravity tablet that permits designers to sketch in 3 dimensions

Virtual reality returned to the headlines, as a group of students from the Royal College of Art invented a tool that makes 3D drawing “as easy as doodling on a piece of paper”. 

Snohetta-designs-visual-identity-for-Oslo-2022-Winter-Olympics-bid_dezeen_1sqSnøhetta visual identity for Oslo’;s 2022 Winter Olympics bid

Other style news included Snøhetta’;s visual identity for Oslo’;s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, as nicely as the unveiling of plans by Danish firm BIG to set up a wooden maze inside the National Building Museum in Washington DC.

virgin_dezeen_3sqRichard Branson’;s moon hotel prank on April Fools’; Day

April Fools’; Day prompted a flurry of activity as plans for a series of loaf-shaped skyscrapers in central London have been revealed, while Richard Branson and his organization Virgin pranked the planet with designs for a New York skyscraper shaped like a bunch of balloons and a hotel on the moon.

Zaha-Hadid-Archiportrait-by-Federico-Babina_dezeen_16sqArchitects’; faces produced up of their buildings in Federico Babina’;s Archiportraits series

Illustrator Federico Babina immortalised the faces of 33 prolific architects, such as Mies van der Rohe, Álvaro Siza and Zaha Hadid by producing portraits created up of elements from each and every of their buildings.

House-shaped-doorways-puncture-Hazukashi-House-by-Alts-Design-Office_dezeen_1sqHazukashi House by Alts Style Workplace

The most common architecture stories on Dezeen this week integrated a Japanese residence featuring house-shaped doorways and openings, a wooden cabin in Australia and Zaha Hadid’;s sculptural hotel for a casino resort.

Pump-House-by-Branch-Studio-Architects_dezeen_1sqPump Property by Branch Studio Architects

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