Design Dispatch

Our daily take on the world through the lens of design.

Design on Film

Last year, after five decades of producing design-conscious furnishings, B&B Italia created a documentary chronicling its legacy. Now, it’s available to the public, free of charge. Viewers are treated to interviews with the likes of Renzo Piano and Mario Bellini, as well as plenty of behind-the-scenes footage.
[B&B Italia]

Short Run

Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, editor-in-chief of the newly launched Vogue Arabia, is leaving after only two issues. Time will tell if the publication can recover.
[Business of Fashion]

Burger Sting

Burger King aired an ad that prompted Google Home devices nationwide to recite the definition of the Whopper sandwich. Google was not a fan.

Rooftop Rojas

Adrián Villar Rojas’s rooftop installation for the Met has been unveiled, and as promised, replicas of pieces from the institution’s collection make an appearance. Expect to see it on your Instagram feed very soon.
[The New York Times]

Art of Sacrifice

Damien Hirst’s new exhibition, largely seen as attempt to regain art-world relevance, doesn’t include pieces made with his signature medium, the preserved remains of dead animals. According to Artnet, Hirst’s body count nearly reaches one million (granted, those are mostly flies).

Symbol Dispute

The “Fearless Girl” statue continues to serve as a proxy for a broader debate about gender. When the sculptor of the original “Charging Bull” declared that the addition demeans his piece, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio used it as a chance to affirm his commitment to women’s rights. The good publicity probably doesn’t hurt, either.

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