Dezeen Wire: design journalists are divided by the announcement that the Olympic Torch by British designers BarberOsgerby has won the overall prize at the Design of the Year awards, presented by the Design Museum in London. More »
Monthly archives: April 2012
We used this remix by Kid Circus as the soundtrack on the final show from our TV studio at MOST, which you can watch here if you haven't already. Upbeat, funky, and a little bit crazy, it seemed like a fitting track to round off our week in Milan with.
Dezeen Watch Store: we've now got a special 'ultra black' edition of the MY03 Hacker designed by Michael Young available at Dezeen Watch Store. You can order yours online or over the phone on +44 20 7503 7319. You can also try one on at our office in north London.
MY03 Hacker differs from the conventional timepiece, featuring a concave face with a central disk that supports the hands while protecting the lens from the knocks and bumps of an active everyday life.
Dezeen Wire: a report that contradicts our earlier story about the UK entering a double-dip recession claims there is cautious optimism among companies in the UK office furniture market, who are anticipating increased sales in 2012. More »
Dezeen Wire: Zaha Hadid's MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome could be closed after Italian culture and heritage minister Lorenzo Ornaghi began proceedings to have it placed under special administration – The Guardian
The museum has been severely hit by a 43% cut in government funding, with accounts for 2011 showing losses of €800,000 and losses over the next three years predicted at up to €11m.
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Dezeen promotion: in this podcast recorded in Milan, Aurel Aebi of multidisciplinary design practice atelier oï describes the scenography they created for Swiss bathroom brand Laufen, while designers Roberto Palomba and Toan Nguyen talk about their latest products. More »