Design Dispatch

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

boychild, “Untitled Series of Hand Dances,” (2017). (Photo: Courtesy of the artist, via Artnet)

Drawing on Air

Google will host an exhibition at Art Basel Hong Kong featuring artworks made with Tilt Brush, a virtual reality software program. Participating artists include Cao Fei, Robin Rhode, Sun Xun, boychild, and Yang Yongliang.

(Photo: Courtesy the DRWC, via The Architect’s Newspaper)

Down by the River

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has pledged $100 million to construct an 11-acre Philadelphia park along the Delaware River. Planning and landscape architecture firm Hargreaves Associates is behind the proposal, which is estimated to cost a total $250 million.
[The Architect’s Newspaper]

Alessi’s tableware for Delta. (Photo: Courtesy Delta, via Wired)

In-Flight Flair

To increase its premium cabin experience, Delta has enlisted Italian brand Alessi to bring in its well-designed, contemporary tableware and service products. This is the first time Alessi’s products will be used in such an in-flight program.

Azede Jean-Pierre with Haitian schoolchildren. (Photo: Sheively Buisson, via The Cut)

Hometown Hero

Haitian-born fashion designer Azede Jean-Pierre is working with local artists to create new uniforms for schools in Haiti. “All education in Haiti is private, and I know firsthand how difficult it is for families to afford the tuition, let alone the additional necessities like books, transportation, and uniforms,” said Jean-Pierre. “This project gives parents much-needed support, and it’s my hope that it will increase the efficiency of the traditional attire, as well as boost student self-esteem.”
[The Cut]

Looks from Jil Sander’s fall/winter 2017 collection. (Photos: via Vogue Runway)

Paglialunga Pulls Out

Jil Sander’s creative director, Rodolfo Paglialunga, is leaving the company. Designers Lucie and Luke Meier are expected to succeed Paglialunga. Lucie is best known for briefly overseeing the ready-to-wear and couture studios at Dior under Raf Simons, while Luke Meier is the cofounder and designer of the men’s brand OAMC.

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