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【ADF Web Magazine】Visiting Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life at the Design Museum

Chartered Architect & Founder, Von Chua introduces an exhibition on Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) up to 5th September 2021 titled Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life. The exhibition showcases the work of the French architect and designer, who works between art, architecture and design over a remarkable 70-year career.

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【ADF Web Magazine】INSTRUMENTS FOR DESIGNERS VOL II: The Vignelli Canon

Product Designer Virginia Alluzzi introduces a famous Italian designer Massimo Vignelli and his understanding of good design and his long career along with a quote from the book, The Vignelli Canon.

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【ADF Web Magazine】THINK OUTSIDE THE “BOX”: The Art of Packaging

The Italian architect Valentina Cannava describes original and appealing packaging as well as some packaging of successful brands by using new shapes and innovative materials or forsake tradition to pursue innovation and create something unique. She also points out some crucial aspects of packaging.

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【ADF Web Magazine】“Frida Kahlo: Timeless,” an uninspired and rote presentation of Kahlo’s artistic legacy

Development writer, Riley Yaxley reports on an exhibition of Frida Kahlo at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art. The artist was a member of the Mexican Communist Party and arrested in the summer of 1940 on suspicion of being involved in the murder of the exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky with whom she had had an affair three years earlier.

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【ADF Web Magazine】Refik Anadol: Humanity 14.0

Lifestyle Journalist & PR/Marketing consultant, Ellen Boonstra introduces new media artist Refik Anadol and his recent experiments with synesthetic reality, specifically a 30-minute Machine Hallucination film in New York.

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【ADF Web Magazine】Pan Jianfeng and his brush, the art of social writing

Designer and researcher, Enza Migliore interviewed Pan Jianfeng, a graphic designer, visual communicator, social writer and artist. They talked about the books published in 2013 and the aspects of cross-cultural writing and cross-cultural visual communication that Pan values in his daily work.

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【ADF Web Magazine】The exhibition “Ways of discovery” by Isamu Noguchi and further research of Japanese stone

Writer and UX designer, RIKA ITO reports on an exhibition of Isamu Noguchi, Japanese-American artist, "Ways of discovery," opening at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. It presents a comprehensive look at three distinct phases in Noguchi's six-decade career in Japan and abroad.

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Architizer Announces the winners of the 9th Annual A+Awards, the World's Best Architecture of 2021

Architizer, the world's leading online architecture platform, announces the winners of the 9th Annual Architizer A+Awards. Founded on the premise of democratizing architecture, the A+Awards is the industry's largest and most international awards program, recognizing the best architecture and spaces from around the world.

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San Francisco News July 2021

We have received a new report supported by GARDE!

Following renovations last year, the 345 California Center building in San Francisco’s financial district was rebranded as the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero. The hotel’s guestroom and suites are housed on the top 11 floors of the 48-storey building (the city’s fourth tallest).They afford panoramic skyline views of the city, including landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.

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【ADF Web Magazine】Goppion and the art of designing the absence

A report by MATTEO BELFIORE, Italian licensed architect and researcher. The author reports on Goppion Technology, a manufacturer of display cases for museums founded in 1952. With great architectural skill, Goppion Technology Japan works on a team and dedicated to the protection and preservation of objects.

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【ADF Web Magazine】Life in an old Japanese house Vol.10: Japanese Houses Walls part. 1

A report by AKIHIRO YAMAMOTO, artist known for his art installations made from abandoned houses, who also works as a renovator of old Japanese houses and small businesses. In the 10th volume of his series of reports on old Japanese houses, he describes the flexibility of Japanese wooden houses given their unique frame structures, and the characteristics of traditional dirt walls which are not often seen today.

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Call for Entry! ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2022

ADF (NPO Aoyama Design Forum) will host "ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2022" in conjunction with "Milan Salone" to be held next April in Milan, Italy. The winning work of the "Best Performance Award" will be exhibited in ADF's venue in the Tortona district, which is very popular in Milano Salone (production and installation costs will be subsidized separately up to ,000), and the award winner will receive 10,000 dollars. The design theme for the award is "re_." The ADF looks forward to your creative ideas.

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ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2022

ADF (NPO Aoyama Design Forum) will host "ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2022" in conjunction with "Milan Salone" to be held next April in Milan, Italy. The winning work of the "Best Performance Award" will be exhibited in ADF's venue in the Tortona district, which is very popular in Milano Salone (production and installation costs will be subsidized separately up to ,000), and the award winner will receive 10,000 dollars. The design theme for the award is "re_." The ADF looks forward to your creative ideas.

Submission Deadline
November 15th, 2021 (JST)

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DFA Awards Exhibition @ GOOD DESIGN Marunouchi, Tokyo

The DFA Design for Asia Awards, which disseminates excellent design to the world, will host an exhibition of the award winners' designs at GOOD DESIGN Marunouchi in Tokyo. The first overseas DFA Awards Exhibition in 2021 is themed "Design Steers・Reshape Future" and will showcase more than 150 selected awardee portfolios and winning projects from the 2019 & 2020 DFA Awards.


Date: 14 Jul – 5 Aug 2021
Time: 11:00 – 19:00
Venue: GOOD DESIGN Marunouchi - Shin Kokusai Building, 1st Floor, 4-1, Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
*Free admission

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【ADF Web Magazine】Architecture of Movies: When Architecture Plays the Best Supporting Actor

Chartered Architect & Founder, Von Chua shares her thoughts on the spatial quality of film scenes with her research on a movie, Parasite.

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