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All things shiny
Award-winning designer and director Nelly Ben Hayoun’s recent installations bring the wonders of science to visitors
A sculpture that harnesses the magic of light and electricity finds a home at Dior
The seeds and the sower
Art and design fuse effortlessly in Jan Ernst’s first solo exhibition in France
Louis Vuitton unwraps first vegan sneakers
The sustainable footwear is made from 90% recycled and bio-based materials
Timothée Mion presents his project for cleaning up space waste at antenna 2021
The global design graduate’s CSTM.01 tackles the lesser-known threat of man-made space debris
That’s a wrap!
With Arc de Triomphe recently under wraps in Paris, we look at the globe’s top wrap artists
Why KoolKiel’s cool, Kenya’s new CAMO-flage, proud LGBTQIA+ garb, & more!
A shot of Expression
Denouncing plastic, hair as art, African spirituality & the Bouroullec Brothers’s latest…
Design for people, by people.
Kenyan photographer Thandiwe Muriu’s Parisian show stands out by blending in
Thandiwe Muriu’s CAMO series celebrates being African by playing with colour and culture.
Tadao Ando, NeM and Bouroullec Brothers transform La Bourse de Commerce
La Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection bridges past and present.
Get design’s latest: Louvre’s 1st female leader, PoAD opens, & Heatherwick floats Little Island…
Innovation, engagement, and leadership are our watchwords this week.
Curating a New Future – the Louvre gets its First Female Leader in 228 Years
Laurence des Cars, new director of the Louvre, plans to take it into a new era.
Creative Campus: DI Speaker Annabelle Selldorf’s Role in the New LUMA Arles
Selldorf Architects transforms railway structures into exhibition and performance spaces.
Paris’s most famous avenue will be getting a green makeover
Champs-Élysées will be getting a green makeover to turn it from a paved paradise into a modern-day Eden.
Nike opened its first European House of innovation store in Paris with a sustainable focus
As part of their ‘Move to Zero’ movement, Nike used over 85 thousand kilos of sustainable material woven into fabric.
How Nelly Ben Hayoun is challenging the music and film industry
Her new documentary, informed by the philosophy of Hannah Arendt, explores what are the origins of knowledge.
3 Ways to save the planet with urine
Researchers call it organic waste and we’re just trying to keep it off the streets.
Pili is using bacteria to make a more sustainable dye
Could this spell a more sustainable solution to using petrochemical dyes in the textile industry?
Ben Biayenda's illustrations challenge mainstream representations of women
Highly decorative and rich in colour, the Parisian illustrator's work reflects a diverse community.
5 quirky buildings that show architecture with a twist
From a smog eating building in Poland to a cultural centre in Senegal that cools itself and more.
Scientists and artists are reviving lost scents
In a collaborative effort between artists and scientists, smell molecules from extinct flowers were extracted and their aromas recreated.
Urban designer Alice Cabaret on innovation in challenging places like Maboneng
"[Maboneng] has also helped to open a very needed debate, in academic and social circles, about urban transformation in complex contexts like Johannesburg."
Alexis Peskine explores the black experience through unconventional mediums
He speaks on his Afro-French heritage, immigration and the global black experience.
étapes: is a bi-monthly French magazine about graphic design and visual culture.
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