Elsewhere #3: Design snippets from around the world
For this month’s 'Elsewhere', we're talking about the Bauhaus’ 100th anniversary celebrations, Forma’s designer Priyam Doshi’s recommended reading, and the D&AD Festival 2019.
1. The Bauhaus is taking its visitors on a Germany-wide journey of rediscovery as the Design School turns 100 in 2019. The great Centenary will be a celebration in true Bauhaus fashion: experimental, multifarious, transnational and radically contemporary. In keeping with its motto 'Thinking the World Anew', the Bauhaus Association 2019 is coordinating a series of year-long events relating to architecture and design, art and culture history, and education and research. The de-centralised programme will provide numerous opportunities for fans and sceptics alike to travel and explore Germany – and to track Bauhaus and the roots of the Modernist movement.
Jubiläumsprogramm 07 Woman on club chair B3 from Marcel Breuer, mask from Oskar Schlemmer, dress from Lis Beyer Foto: Erich Consemüller, about 1927/ © Klassik Stiftung Weimar/ © Stephan Consemüller (Erich Consemüller)
Jubiläumsprogramm 11 The first prize of the architecture competition for the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum design (View from the foyer over the lowered courtyard), Staab Architekten, Berlin Author: Prof. Volker Staab/ © Staab Architekten
2. Forma’s designer, Priyam Doshi, shares one of his favourite reads, View Publications, a range of B2B indie magazines catering to varied disciplines in creative design. "The Viewpoint magazine is amazing for knowing trends at a global level. It helps you understand how people across the globe are coming up with such amazing ideas that are quite relevant with changing lifestyles," he says. Started almost 30 years ago with a single product, 'Textile View', the company now also prints magazines like 'Viewpoint Design', 'Pantoneview Colourplanner', 'View Two', and 'Viewpoint Colour', with a subscriber-list that includes Disney, Estee Lauder, Ikea, Nike and Zara, among others.
3. Three days, 100+ guest speakers, 2000+ exhibited artworks - D&AD Festival 2019 is set to bring together more than 4000 creatives from across the worlds of advertising, art, design, fashion, and film at The Old Truman Brewery, London from 21 to 23 May 2019. Not only is there a series of keynotes, fireside chats, workshops, and masterclasses, leaders in creativity will also be sharing their thoughts and insights on the future, in line with the festival’s theme ‘Shaping the Future’. The theme is reflected in the Festival’s identity, designed by London-based Village Green Studio, and constructed around the dynamic interchange between 2D and 3D elements inspired by the iconic brand. It will culminate with the 57th annual D&AD Awards 2019.