2016 World Design Capital
In 2016, Taipei will hold the honor of World Design Capital, an initiative sponsored by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). With the theme "Adaptive City - Design in Motion," Taipei will focus on development issues and how government officials and citizens can employ "design thinking" to improve the quality of life.
Your Next Hand Brace Could
If you need a foot, ankle or hand brace, you have several choices. You can select one from a few one-size-fits-all options or stick your appendage in cold, wet plaster to make a cast—which you'll have to wait weeks for. But 3D printing may be able to deliver flexible orthotics in a matter of hours.
Redefining the Contours of Design
Design Days Dubai celebrates the significant strides made by top Middle Eastern female designers who are dramatically altering the landscape of contemporary design by transcending the limitations of material to socially conscious and philanthropic initiatives.
What's All the Fuss
About Memphis Design?
Briefly forgotten, but by no means gone, Memphis—a phenomenon that shook the design world—is creeping back into the mainstream. At this year's Salone del Mobile, signs of its re-emergence were widespread. Original Memphis, which peaked from 1981 to 1987, illustrates the hallmarks of postmodern '80s design: strong geometric motifs, mixed materials, clashing and saturated colors, and a repudiation of anything streamlined and tasteful—a veritable "shotgun wedding between Bauhaus and Fisher-Price."