Reopening of the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt

Reopening of the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt

April 19th, 2013 | Applied Art, Design, Germany, Museums

Under its new director Matthias Wagner K, the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, has developed a new presentation concept, which will depart from the permanent display form dedicated to stylistic eras and geographical regions, and work instead with temporary thematic room modules within… Read More

Kinetic Design: “A million times” at Design Days Dubai

Kinetic Design: “A million times” at Design Days Dubai

From 18-21 March, the Design Days Dubai, in its second year, will offer exceptional rare design creations from 29 galleries, a 30% growth in participation over 2012. As well as being the only design fair in the Middle East and South Asia, Design Days Dubai… Read More

MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli on “The Colbert Report”

MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli on “The Colbert Report”

March 6th, 2013 | Applied Art, Design, Satire, USA, Videos

Do we need any more proof that Stephen Colbert does the best and most truthy TV program on visual art right now? Watch MoMA’s Architecture and Design senior curator talk about interfaces, a vase made by bees, and an earthquake-proof school desk. Antonelli’s new exhibition… Read More

Plain or Fancy? Restraint and Exuberance in the Decorative Arts

Plain or Fancy? Restraint and Exuberance in the Decorative Arts

February 26th, 2013 | Applied Art, Shows

Modernism was not the first movement to cast a shadow on ornament and adornment, though it was the most effective one. The tension in design between austerity and opulence—the simple and the ornate—is a long-standing one. Plain or Fancy? Restraint and Exuberance in the Decorative… Read More

Sex and Sensibility – The Allure of Art Nouveau

Sex and Sensibility – The Allure of Art Nouveau

BBC Documentary series from 2012 which looks at how the Art Nouveau movement flourished in the burgeoning cities of Europe at the end of the 19th century and is an international philosophy and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that were most… Read More