Design Dispatch

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

Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow, who previously lead DKNY. (Photo: Aaron Richter for Surface)

Opting Out

DKNY will not show during next month’s New York Fashion Week. Instead, it will hold showroom appointments. The announcement has been tied to the departure of the brand’s previous lead designers, Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow.
[The Cut]

Paring Down

Art sales startup Artspace has laid off nearly three quarters of its staff, including editor-in-chief Andrew M. Goldstein. Five employees will continue at the company.

Chicago Style

Workers broke ground on Rafael Viñoly’s new skyscraper in Chicago, One Grant Park. The 76-story building “takes on the structural clarity and logic of purpose that characterizes Chicago’s great high-rise building tradition,” Viñoly said.
[The Architect’s Newspaper]

Ciao, Manhattan

After 18 years, New York City’s Murray Guy Gallery is set to close. The Chelsea outfit, founded by Margret Murray and Janice Guy, represented artists Moyra Davey, Lucy Skaer, and Matthew Buckingham, among others.

The Big Reveal

Tech companies debuted a wave of new devices—from driverless cars to virtual reality to smart-everything—at this week’s Consumer Electronics show. Co.Design has rounded up six showstoppers.
[Fast Company]

Room at the Top

Fashion brand Carven is considering Swiss designer Serge Ruffieux for creative director. Ruffieux is best known for his 2016 stint as Dior’s creative co-director.

Family Feud

A few weeks ago, Zaha Hadid Architects released a letter disowning controversial statements by lead partner Patrik Schumacher. Now, Schumacher’s reaction has come to light in a leaked email to the staff.
[The Architects’ Journal]

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