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  1. Simplicity as a Design Principle Exhibition at Red Dot Design Museum

    Simplicity as a Design Principle Exhibition at Red Dot Design Museum

    'Simplicity as a design principle,' a new exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, will use historical as well as present-day design objects to highlight the fact that there are many facets to simplicity, with economic, functional and emotional components running alongside aesthetics. This is because simplicity in design means not only a minimalist appearance, but in many cases also a de facto simplification of the products that reduce their complexity and improves the user experience as a result. In this way, the exhibition demonstrates what Leonardo da Vinci meant when he said: "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

  2. Mondo Mendini - The World of Alessandro Mendini at Groninger Museum

    Mondo Mendini: The World of Alessandro Mendini at Groninger Museum

    'Mondo Mendini: The World of Alessandro Mendini,' on view at the Groninger Museum through May 5, is a large-scale exhibition of the renowned Italian designer, who 25 years ago served as the chief architect of the still remarkable Groninger Museum building, put together shortly before he passed away. Mendini chose to display not only a broad selection from his own oeuvre, but he also selected works by artists with whom he felt a kinship, such as Paul Signac, Gio Ponti, and Michele De Lucchi.

  3. TCLF Announces Cornelia Hahn Oberlander As Namesake of New Landscape Architecture Prize

    TCLF Announces Cornelia Hahn Oberlander As Namesake of New Landscape Architecture Prize

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander has been announced as the namesake of the first international landscape architecture prize by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). The Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize (Oberlander Prize), which will be conferred biennially beginning in 2021, is the first and only international landscape architecture prize that includes a US$100,000 award, along with two years of public engagement activities.