Design Dispatch

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

Bjarke Ingels Group's proposal for San Pellegrino’s new factory and headquarters. (Image: Courtesy San Pellegrino, via Archdaily)

Thinking BIG

San Pellegrino has chosen Bjarke Ingels Group as the winner of a competition to design its new headquarters and factory in the Italian Alps. The firm beat out such other big names as Snøhetta and MVRDV for the commission.

Drawing Straws

McDonald’s has debuted a new, reconceptualized straw to pair with its layered Chocolate Shamrock Shake. Former employees of Google, NASA, and DARPA collaborated on the product, which features a J-shaped form and multiple holes.

Getting Paddled

Online art sales start-up Paddle8 has laid off dozens of staffers. This comes after a series of shake-ups at other art market sites, such as the layoffs at Artspace and the replacement of Artnet News’s editor-in-chief.

Sneaker Heads

Adidas has promoted Arthur Hoeld, the hugely successful general manager of Adidas Originals, to senior vice president of global brands strategy and business development. Former vice president of product at Adidas Originals, Torben Schumacher, will succeed Hoeld as general manager at the brand. (Watch a video of our dinner with Adidas Originals Parley for the Oceans, which took place during Art Basel Miami Beach in 2016.)

Basel Exhibitors Announced

Art Basel has released the list of galleries included in its upcoming edition, slated to take place in June. The 291 international exhibitors hail from 34 countries and six continents, and include 17 new participants.

Trade School

Dallas’s school district has given the go-ahead to create a high school focused on architecture and urban design. “Dallas is a thriving, dynamic city that is growing at a very rapid pace; it is an ideal place for students to examine the nature and characteristics of urban life, and to become part of the process as our city continues to grow and evolve,” said Peter Goldstein, the mastermind of the district’s proposal.

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