This weekend, exhibitions are opening around the world showcasing vertical gardens and living roofs, a $2,500 car, and the best of the best in design. Welcome to this week's edition of Out and About.
In London, Brit Insurance: Designs of the Year 2010 opened earlier this week at the Design Museum. The show is the third annual exhibition of its type featuring works deemed by a jury as the best of the best in architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, product, transport, and interactive design. The shortlist--a winner will be announced on March 16--include the High Line in New York City, Konstantin Grcic's 360 Degree Work Chair, the Kindle 2, Nendo's blown-fabric lanterns, and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's Clouds, among many others. The exhibit closes June 6, 2010. While you're at the Design Museum, be sure to leave time to see Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams and Ergonomics: Real Design.
Also in London, Ron Arad: Restless opens at the Barbican Art Gallery on February 18. On the heels of the first North American retrospective of the Israeli-born British design, Restless is the first major survey of Arad's work in the United Kingdom and highlights his technology-laced creations. The exhibition closes May 16, 2010.
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