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Mexico & the Nordics: Through the Lens of Four Elements of Contemporary Design

Stephanie Dean
January 22, 2020
Adorno is pleased to announce the opening of its new exhibition entitled “Mexico & the Nordics: A Meditation on Individuality in Craft, Tradition, & Modernism”, opening 23 January 2020 at Klosterstræde 20. It has been organised in collaboration with the Mexican Embassy in Copenhagen and juxtaposes the distinct identities of these two geographically distant cultural…

Jonas Edvard: A Material Alchemist in Sustainable Design

Anthony Giannelli
January 13, 2020
 “I encourage people to be curious, to focus on the moment, to react upon feelings; right now is an interesting moment” – Jonas Edvard View Jonas Edvard’s works for sale  On your way to Jonas Edvard’s studio located on a former shipbuilding segment of Copenhagen’s old industrial center, Nordhavn, you’ll pass through a maze of…

Socially Responsible Design: 10 Designers Who Approach Social Experience through Aesthetics

Stephanie Dean
December 16, 2019
“It’s beautiful and interesting, but quite useless – that’s the point. It’s a reference to the precarious and perilous life of the creative worker.” – Stine Linnemann The realm of art and design has long been a space in which social commentary has been prevalent. It has allowed artists to creatively navigate social and political…

An Investigation into Our Objects’ Life Cycles: Sustainability in Material and Process Innovation

Anthony Giannelli
November 5, 2019
 “In a world where everything goes so fast, the general public loses the notion of how these objects arrived to their hands.” – Josefina Muñoz, Switzerland The word sustainability has become the hottest adjective in marketing today, but this can mean so many things, how are sure are we that a certain sustainably marketed object…

Reflections of Nature Across Global Design Cultures

Anthony Giannelli
October 17, 2019
“Our society’s current relation towards nature is an endless source for reflection.” – Studio Plastique, Belgium Perhaps in our obsession with creating a world of objects made by us for us, we’ve left behind a crucial part of ourselves, a world that was not made by us but yet still for us in its own…

The Hidden Hand: Crafted Turkish Design

Gökhan Karakuş
October 17, 2019
  Dial Gokalp: “Neo” Jar No:1  Existing in a unique geographic zone that has historically been an interface between many cultures since prehistory, Turkey is one of the few areas of the world where the traditional and the modern continue to mix in contemporary culture to produce unique results. Turkey is at once home to…

Gaspard Graulich at Crossovers: Exploring Design’s Cultural Landscapes

Anthony Giannelli
October 2, 2019
“I don’t want to express my feelings; I want my objects to make people feel their own”  – Gaspard Graulich   “Prélèvement” N.8 & N.1. All images courtesy of the artist.  View Gaspard Graulich’s works, Prélèvement, in the French Collection for Crossovers.  Many of the writings and conversations here on Adorno Editorial are centered around…
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