This year, we don’t have to remind you, is a little different. But DesignTO, the week-long festival celebrating creativity and design, is thriving nonetheless.
The philosopher, artist, and writer creates an industrial art piece for Italian lighting company Foscarini.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: The original mid-century modern pottery house, Heath Ceramics, hasn’t strayed far from its roots over the past 66 years.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Of the new generation of automotive designers, one man stands out—not just for his success rate in designing a sequence of very desirable cars, but also for his sheer humility. That man is Karim Habib.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Design is all about perception. What brings joy to one person is anathema to another. And who is to say what good design is and what is bad?
Joseph Walsh is a self-taught woodworker who combines art and craftsmanship to create functional sculpture with sweeping curvilinear forms.
Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci of Dimore Studio create evocative spaces with an asymmetrical application of extremes: expressive and calm, corroded and couture, cryptic and forthright.
In November, Beirut’s four-year-old contemporary design gallery Carwan took up residence in a 19th-century Lebanese mansion, Villa Paradiso.
Instead of kicking back in the standard cloth sling, settle down at the end of the day in a wooden hammock, created by Australian designer Adam Cornish. This reinterpretation of the classic lackadaisical swing is far from a simple row of stiff planks.