What Archizoom Associati Taught Us

Archizoom Associati was born in 1966 when four Florentine designers and architects, Andrea Branzi, Gilberto Corretti, Massimo Morozzi and Paolo Deganello, came together with a shared vision and common desire to push forward avant-garde design. The Italian architecture and design studio operated prolifically from 1966–1974. An investigational and utopian practice, Archizoom pioneered the Florentine Radical…

The Instagram Archive Paying Homage To Modern Thrones

Oscillating between design classics like Gaetano Pesce’s Feltri chair and the Bel Air armchair by Peter Shire, to more recent creations by contemporary artists and designers, including Varier’s Ekstrem tubular seat and Seungjin Yang’s epoxy balloon creations, Instagram account @gamesofthronez is an ode to the modern throne. Archiving the most imaginative chairs of the 20th…

5 Fashion Stylists Reconsidering Conventions Of Masculinity In Africa & Beyond

Exploring, challenging and subverting widely accepted representations of masculinity across the continent of Africa and beyond, Something Curated takes a closer look at five talented fashion stylists reconsidering the conventional aestheticisation of the male in their work. Ibrahim Kamara In June 2018, trailblazing stylist Ibrahim Kamara joined i-D as fashion editor at large, before being…

What London’s Caribbean Artist Movement Of The 60s-70s Taught Us

The Caribbean Artist Movement (CAM) was established in London in 1966, operating until 1972, with the objective of celebrating and promoting the work of artists, writers, poets, dramatists, filmmakers, actors and musicians from across the Caribbean to the British public, while forging a new sense of shared Caribbean “nationhood,” exchanging ideas and attempting to define…

5 Cultural Producers Vitalising Vietnam’s Creative Landscape

Vietnamese art has a long and rich history, the earliest examples of which date back as far as the Stone Age. With the millennium of Chinese domination starting in the 2nd century BC, Vietnamese culture naturally absorbed foreign influences but has retained many distinctive characteristics. Film too has been a critical part of the nation’s…

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