Design

Selected online design stories by Herbert Wright

 

 

How Modernist Charlotte Perriand Trailblazed 20th Century Living

The Design Museum, London, reassesses a giant of design

CoBo Social July 2021

 

 

London Design Biennale 2021

From an urban forest to a field of spoons, ideas for a better world

CoBo Social June 2021

 

 

 

Ball.Room by KissMiklós in Gwangju Design Biennale| Photo KissMiklós

Gwangju Design Biennale 

 a report from South Korea, decipering the theme 'Humanity' 

CHAMP, October 2019

 

 

London Design Biennale 2018- my Top 10

A gallery of LBD 2018 projects, including Guatemala, subsequently the Public Medal winners! 

Abitare September 2018

 

 

Design Society Shenzhen - Views from the Top

An interview with Ole Bouman, director of Shenzhen's cool new museum/institution Design Society that's out to set China's design agenda

CoBo Social Feb 2018

 

 

California at London's Design Museum

The show's called Designing Freedom and it cruises design from an acid blotter to the sprawling metropolis- but where is California taking us in the digital age? Exhibition review.

Blueprint/ blog July/Aug 2017

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Valentina Kulagina, на оборону ссср To the Defence of the USSR, 1930, Ne boltai! Collection, and Emory Douglas, Afro-American solidarity with the oppressed People of the world, 1969 © Emory Douglas

 

Imagine Moscow at the Design Museum 

How the show was designed, and the heroic unbuilt Soviet architectural visions from Leonidov, Iofan and others. 

Blueprint 351/ designcurial March 2017

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Beijing Design Week 2016

Hopeful hutong interventions, hipster product hops and huge-city confusion... I report

Bueprint 349 Nov / designcurial Dec 2016

 

 

 

Deyan Sudjic at Design Museum. photo Luke Hayes

Understanding the World Through Design:

Interview with Deyan Dudjic

The director of London's new Design Museum offers his thoughts, on the eve of its opening

CoBo Social, Hong Kong November 2016

 

 

 

Tal R and his dog in Copenhagen. Photo G Hos

A Letter from Copenhagen

Denmark’s global design presence goes back to great modernist Arne Jacobsen, but who's now colouring the world’s favourite chair he designed for Fritz Hansen? I meet artist Tal R and his giant dog

Blueprint Sep/ designcurial Oct 2015

 

 

You have received a text from the Romans! Photo Herbert Wright

A Brief History of Text Life
When it comes to texting the future, the Romans beat Twitter hands-down. Inscriptions last and are now heading beyond the Solar System. And how could our social media messaging evolve?
Journal of Wild Culture November 2014

 

McDonald Gill

From solemn stones to mischievous maps... rediscovering a great 20th century English graphic artist

Blueprint/ designcurial September/October 2014

 

Piling Up the Now
What of design in a world run by artificial intelligence? HAL, Watson, servers that really are up there with the clouds...
RIBA Journal May 2014

 

Canopy Rafts, Meg Lowman and the rainforest

Designing platforms that float on the world's most crucial trees

Wired (UK) July 2010

 

Korean star designer Young Se Kim
Meeting the man with ideas beyond Korea's export-driven design formulas

Wired (UK) May 2009

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