Design News

Keep up with the latest events in the world of design and architecture. Whether it be the opening of a new museum, a design conference, or the fate of a treasured building, you’ll hear about it here.

For the Most Exciting Design Scene No One’s Talking About, Head to Detroit
For the Most Exciting Design Scene No One’s Talking About, Head to Detroit
The only UNESCO City of Design in the U.S. is experiencing a cultural renaissance that you need to see for yourself.
- 7 months ago
How Jaguar Creates the Cars of the Future While Celebrating its Past
Jaguar is leaping into the future with a new design studio that can model a car in two weeks flat—but the British brand hasn’t lost sight of its heritage.
This Startup Is 3D-Printing Affordable Homes Made Entirely of Clay
WASP teams up with Mario Cucinella Architects to 3D print eco-friendly homes using locally sourced materials.
Banksy Launches an Online Store Filled With Dystopian Home Goods
Banksy Launches an Online Store Filled With Dystopian Home Goods
Banksy’s GrossDomesticProduct online shop is surprisingly affordable—but there’s a catch.
- 8 months ago
You Can Buy This Tiny House for $39K on Amazon
The latest dwelling from NOMAD Micro Homes is as well-designed as it is affordable.
This 3D-Printed Prefab Home Lets You Live Off-Grid Almost Anywhere
Tapping into the power of prefabrication, the haus.me smart home can be delivered with everything you need—from built-in furniture to Internet connectivity and complimentary wine...
These “Just Add Water” Homes Can Be Built in Less Than 24 Hours
Paris-based architecture and design firm Cutwork plans to use roll-out cement paneling to build low-cost, durable housing units for refugee camps.
An Eco-Friendly Affordable Housing Project Just Won the RIBA Stirling Prize
Goldsmith Street beat out five other shortlisted nominees to scoop the coveted architecture award.
Kanye West Is Releasing an IMAX Documentary Filmed in James Turrell’s Roden Crater
James Turrell’s large-scale artwork in a volcanic cinder cone in Arizona is the backdrop for “Jesus Is King,” a film documenting Kanye West’s Sunday Service performances to be...
You Can Ski All Year Round at Denmark’s New Power Plant
Copenhagen just cut the ribbon on a new waste-to-energy power plant—and you can ski down it.
Los Angeles Funds 38 New Affordable Housing Projects to Help the Homeless
Los Angeles Funds 38 New Affordable Housing Projects to Help the Homeless
In 2016, L.A. citizens voted to fund 10,000 new affordable housing units citywide. A third of the allotted funding—roughly $336 million—has just been released to “get things going.
- 8 months ago
Five Films We’re Definitely Going to See at New York’s Architecture & Design Film Festival
This year’s programming focuses on big classics, but also zooms in on the hard to see.
Florence Knoll’s Personal Art Collection Heads to Auction This Fall
The collection includes works by world-renowned artists including Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Louise Nevelson, and Josef Albers.
How a Friendship Between Isamu Noguchi and Saburo Hasegawa Helped Shape Midcentury Design
A new exhibit at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum tells the story of how two midcentury masters met, and how their shared obsessions produced a lasting midcentury aesthetic.
A Frank Lloyd Wright–Designed Synagogue Celebrates 60 Years With a Major Art Commission
Artist David Hartt’s new work transforms the Beth Sholom Synagogue with tropical sights and sounds that reflect on the Jewish and Black diasporas in America.
Here Are the Highlights From Helsinki Design Week
Couldn’t make it to Helsinki Design Week? No need for FOMO—here’s what caught our eye this year.
Residences in Álvaro Siza’s First U.S. Building Have Officially Hit the Market
Clad in limestone, 611 West 56th Street in New York City is the Pritzker laureate’s first project in the U.S.
IKEA Is Crushing its Carbon-Neutral Goals
Over the last decade, the flat-pack retailer has invested in solar and wind power to the tune of $2.7 billion, and it's now tracking to cut its emissions completely in half by...
An Insider’s Scoop on What to See at the London Design Festival’s Final Weekend
Just two days remain to see all the buzz-worthy events and exhibitions at London Design Festival 2019.
London Design Festival 2019: The Best New Products at Designjunction
Designjunction is one of the most anticipated exhibitions at the London Design Festival, showcasing contemporary design from around the world.
Own a Private Swedish Island With Charming Seaside Cabins For $1.4M
This slice of paradise with contemporary cabins is the epitome of Swedish lagom.
Norway’s Newest Museum Opens Today—and it Spirals Over a Rushing River
Set in the sprawling, wooded Kistefos sculpture park—just 50 miles north of Oslo—The Twist by Bjarke Ingels Group connects the banks of the Randselva River.
Austin Is Getting a Village of 3D-Printed Affordable Homes—and They Look Incredible
A year ago, ICON proved it could 3D print a home you’d actually want to live in. Now, it’s building a cluster of 3D-printed homes for the homeless.
An Entire Region of Italy Will Pay You $27,000 to Move There
Just east of Rome, the bucolic region of Molise is doling out hefty cash sums to lure in new residents.
Kanye West’s Prefab Dome Homes Have Been Demolished
The Star Wars–inspired structures have been torn down after Yeezy failed to adhere to permitting regulations and ignored a warning from Los Angeles County.
Dwell 24: The Best Emerging Designers of 2019
Welcome to our annual presentation of the 24 designers who need to be on your radar now.
10 Famous Designers Give Their Advice to Industry Up-and-Comers
We asked Patricia Urquiola, Gaetano Pesce, Hella Jongerius, and other heavyweights in the industry to share their wisdom for young designers.
The Design Life: What Inspires This Year’s Dwell 24?
Learn how our favorite emerging talents live, work, and dream design in 2019.
Dwell 24: Ian Cochran
In 2018‚ Ian Cochran burst onto the scene with his first piece‚ Plump Table‚ a playful coffee table made from sinuous molded slabs of resin.
Lighting Designer Lindsey Adelman Explains How a Trip to Japan Taught Her Humility
The fabricator of luminaires, tiles, and wallpapers is inspired by humble mementos from the journey: scrap pieces of silk.