Happy Monday! Jumpstart your week with our insider's guide to events in the design world. From must-see exhibitions to insightful lectures and the competitions you need to know about—here's the best of what's going on, right now.
A celebration of creativity
Last year, Dominic Wilcox hosted a series of invention workshops at local community groups and schools. The 500+ participants created wonderfully wacky reinterpretations of everyday objects, some of which were turned from concept to actual objects and will be on display in the Inventors! Exhibition alongside new work by Wilcox. Expect surprises!
United Kingdom - On view through January 30
An ancient art form made contemporary
Opening on January 19th at R&Company, a new exhibition of glass works by Jeff Zimmerman highlight the artist's evolving craft. In a variety of sculptural and functional works, he takes inspiration from natural processes like the movement of water or the formation of ice crystals. Viewers will be able to delve more deeply into his world through process drawing and sketches also on display.
New York, NY - On view through February 20
What will NYC look like in 10, 20, 30 years?
Some of the biggest names in architecture—Bjarke Ingels, Richard Meier, Annabelle Selldorf and Rick Cook—gather to discuss the future of New York's skyline at the 92nd St. Y. Through their own experiences building in the city and observations on changing neighborhoods and the real-estate market, the panel will provide insight on what to expect in the years to come.
New York, NY - January 20th at 7:30 PM
Why do objects matter?
Join Core77 Editor-at-Large Allan Chochinov for A Forum on Curating Beyond Fine Arts: Objects (Still) Matter, a discussion about the practice of design curation—and all of the social, economic and political consequences it carries. What ripple effects does the act of curating design create?
New York, NY - January 21st at 6:30 PM
A master designer evolves his process
Prolific designer Wendell Castle takes a critical eye to his older work in his current solo exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design, Wendell Castle Remastered. For the show, Castle produced new works combining handcraftsmanship—such as carving, rasping, and finishing—with digital technologies—including 3D scanning, 3D modeling, and computer-controlled milling. These new works are installed in dialogue with the earlier pieces that inspired them.
New York, NY - On view through February 28th
Trade shows galore!
This weekend, some of the biggest annual design exhibitions are taking over Cologne, Paris and Toronto. IMM Cologne and Maison & Objet will focus on lifestyle, showcasing new trends in interior and furniture design. Toronto Design Offsite will offer a more low-key, immersive environment with programming focused on community engagement through lectures and workshops.
IMM Cologne 2016 will be on view at various venues in Cologne, Germany through January 24th
Toronto Design Offsite 2016 will be on view at various venues in Toronto, Canada through January 24th
Maison & Objet Paris will be on view in Paris, France through January 26th
January 29 - Call for Entries: Ventura Lambrate 2016
Every year we look forward to the new design work we discover during Milan Design Week, and time and time again we see the most innovative work showcased at Ventura Lambrate. They recently extended their submissions deadline, so you still have a chance to be part of this year's edition!
January 29 - The Dieline Awards 2016
Submit your package design work for a chance to be recognized by a top-notch jury panel.
Beauty, the fifth installment of the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial will open on February 12th, featuring diverse work by 63 international designers, with more than 250 works on view. The exhibition will explore the idea of beauty through seven lenses: extravagant, intricate, ethereal, transgressive, emergent, elemental and transformative.
Jasper Morrison's retrospective, Thingness, will open at the Design Museum Zürich on February 12th. The show will present his designs with a focus on process and development. In addition, Morrison will select objects from the museum's collections and explain what fascinates him about each of them in the MyCollection component of the exhibition.
Check out the Core77 Calendar for more design world events, competitions and exhibitions, or submit your own to be considered for our next Week in Design.