Summertime typically means plenty of downtime and a chance to catch up on your favourite leisure pursuits. For creative types, this often involves visits to art and cultural events around the world. We asked a few of our in-the-know design friends to share the exhibits on their must-see list this summer.
After a decade focusing on energy efficiency and environmental sustainability projects, architect Luca Donazzolo founded his own firm, LDA, based in Trento, Italy. His wide-ranging work includes commercial, residential, and public buildings.
Donazzolo’s summer art shows will include the Venice Biennale, specifically the Arsenale, Giardini, and Lithuanian pavilions. While in Venice he will also visit Baselitz – Academy, a retrospective of works by George Baselitz at the Galleria dell’Accademia.
Snuper Design Concept is a Taiwan-based architecture and interior design firm dedicated to recreating nature in urban life. Its projects aim to integrate Taiwanese culture with contemporary, international trends.
Lin, Cheng Wei
Lin, Cheng Wei —Design Director— plans to visit the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. There he will see “Awazu Kiyoshi: What Design Can Do,” an exhibit that examines the work of the groundbreaking artist and graphic designer.
Juan David Martínez Jofre
Based in Spain’s Balearic Islands, Minimal Studio is a multidisciplinary studio specializing in architecture, interior design, modular housing, as well as furniture design. Juan David Martínez Jofre —Project Manager— cites two must-see London museums: The Serpentine Gallery and Serpentine Pavilion as well as the Design Museum, both known for contemporary art.