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 »
Monthly archives: April 2012
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 »
The huge tiled roof that wraps around this Tokyo house integrates arched windows and openings for tree branches. More »
Dezeen Wire: a gymnasium in Baghdad that was designed by Le Corbusier in 1957 is to be restored - Yahoo! News
Completed in 1965 under Saddam Hussein, years after the iconic architect's death, the Baghdad Gymnasium has fallen into disrepair following its occupation by American soldiers.
Dezeen Wire: design critic Justin McGuirk writes about the focus on alternative means of production, open-source design and crowd-funding that permeated this year's Milan furniture fair in his column for the Guardian newspaper.
McGuirk talked to Dezeen about these issues when he popped into Dezeen Studio powered by Jambox at MOST last week - watch the interview in our daily show from Milan here.
We also spoke to editor-in-chief of Domus magazine Joseph Grima about The Future in the Making show he curated that's all about collaboration, open design, crowd-sourcing and hacking, and interviewed curator Beatrice Galilee at Hacked Lab where workshops, demonstrations and happenings took over the city's most famous department store all week.