Previews of products for Milan's design week have dominated our design coverage over the last seven days, including furniture and lighting collections by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Daniel Libeskind, and Richard Hutten. Read on for more architecture and design news, plus our Dezeen Music Project featured track.
Here's a melancholy reworking of the Nirvana classic Dumb recorded by UK singer-songwriter Sivu.
Among the chairs to go on show in Milan next week includes one that appears suspended in mid-air by balloons, and Dutch designer Richard Hutten's multicoloured seat made from 545 stacked layers of Kvadrat fabric.
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".
Other design news included Snøhetta's visual identity for Oslo's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as the unveiling of plans by Danish firm BIG to install a wooden maze inside the National Building Museum in Washington DC.
April Fools' Day prompted a flurry of activity as plans for a series of loaf-shaped skyscrapers in central London were revealed, while Richard Branson and his company Virgin pranked the world with designs for a New York skyscraper shaped like a bunch of balloons and a hotel on the moon.
Illustrator Federico Babina immortalised the faces of 33 prolific architects, including Mies van der Rohe, Álvaro Siza and Zaha Hadid by creating portraits made up of elements from each of their buildings.
The most popular architecture stories on Dezeen this week included a Japanese residence featuring house-shaped doorways and openings, a wooden cabin in Australia and Zaha Hadid's sculptural hotel for a casino resort.
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