Design Dispatch

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

Grace Farms in New Canaan, Connecticut, designed by SANAA, which won a 2017 AIA Institute Honor Award for it. (Photo: Dean Kaufman)

High Honors

The American Institute of Architects has released the list of its 2017 Institute Honor Awards. Among those recognized were SANAA, for Grace Farms, and Shigeru Ban Associates for their work on the Aspen Art Museum.

Put a Ring On It

Designer Reed Krakoff will be Tiffany & Co.’s first Chief Artistic Officer, an expansive role ranging from jewelry design to ecommerce and marketing. Krakoff is best known for reviving Coach.

Design Duo

Grafton Architects’s Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were named co-artistic directors of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. “The curators, who are well-known for the refinement of their work, are also known for their intense didactic activity and their ability to involve and fascinate new generations,” said Paolo Baratta, president of the Venice Biennale.

First Steps

Two newly crowned design directors—Guillaume Meilland of Ferragamo and Francesco Risso of Marni—debuted their first collections at Men’s Fashion Week in Milan. Risso put on a “cheeky little rave,” while Meilland trotted out a more subdued offering.
[The New York Times]

Small Wonder

Chemists have devised the smallest knot in existence, measuring a mere 20 nanometers. The potential applications of this invention range from lighter building materials to stronger body armor.

Clothing Coup

Thanks to a slate of fashion-focused museum exhibitions, this year’s NYC x Design Fair promises to have a wearable focus.

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