Taking place inside London’s impressive neoclassical landmark, Somerset House, and with the theme ‘Emotional States,’ the month-long international forum gives reason to why societies are becoming ever more aware the power of design as an agent of social change and economic growth, highlighting a number of hot topics that demonstrate how design affects each aspect of our lives, from social equality, sustainability and pollution to migration, energy and innovative urban solutions.
Colombiamoda begins tonight in Medellin with Spanish designer Custo Barcelona’s inaugural runway show for Colombian retail giant Éxito’s Arkitect line. Organized by Inexmoda, the country’s premiere fashion fair features four days (July 23-26) of runway shows, 500 exhibiting brands, 13,000 buyers, and a whopping 56,000 visitors.
Diseño Colombia is an initiative by Artesanías de Colombia that carefully curates contemporary artisan design in Colombia, selecting emerging and established designers whose distinct style is linked to the artisanal techniques of the ancient Colombian masters.
Medellin Design Week’s primary satellite fair is Bodega Central, which this year presented over fifty instances of local and international design in an open-air warehouse in downtown Medellin. Here are kriteria’s top four.
This year’s Medellin Design Week brought world-renowned designer Karim Rashid to Medellín, a testament to the success and innovation the city has been credited with in recent years, one that has furthered its worldwide notoriety to rival that of other design-famous cities.
A recap of Latin American design at Milan Design Week, starting with Africa & Latin America Rising Design/ Design Emergente at the SaloneSatellite.
Colombian Contemporary Design returns to New York Design Week’s WantedDesign fair with the May Day exhibition organized by Medellin Design Week.