This week on Dezeen: Elon Musk, the founder of electrical car firm Tesla, mocked Apple’s plans to move into the electric-automobile industry, although industrial designer Marc Newson designed controversy with a tea set that features handles produced from mammoth tusks (pictured).
Tesla founder Elon Musk
Asked whether he takes Apple’s rumoured electric vehicle ambitions seriously, Musk – who also founded PayPal and Space X – laughed and asked if the interviewer had ever “taken a seem at the Apple View”.
Marc Newson tea set for Georg Jensen
Meanwhile Marc Newson’s £82,000 silver tea set for Danish metalware brand Georg Jensen proved contentious for its use of “responsibly sourced” mammoth ivory.
London is turning out to be “the most important place for collectable design” say gallerists
In other news this week, we reported on London’s emergence as the worldwide centre for the collectible style industry and published a Uk government report claiming that London creatives earn a increased hourly wage than those in non-imaginative jobs.
Zaha Hadid hit the headlines once again as she claimed the UK’s capital is too conservative and generic when it comes to architecture, whilst a smaller edition of Thomas Heatherwick’s New Routemaster bus was revealed – despite the fact that the British designer had no involvement in its design.
Burntwood School, Wandsworth by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
The overhaul of a Modernist 1950s college for girls in London by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris won the RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 and we revisited Chicago to ask no matter whether the city is stuck in the past, or reclaiming its track record as a pioneering architectural centre following hosting its initial architecture biennial.
Kistefos Museum by Bjarke Ingels Group, Norway
We published BIG’s scheme for an art gallery developed to twist across a river in Norway and aerospace business Boeing released a film showcasing the strength of what it describes as “the world’s lightest material”.
Renzo Piano’s programs to convert a Moscow energy station into an artwork gallery
Renzo Piano unveiled programs to convert a electrical power station on the banking institutions of Moscow’s Moskva river into a new venue for modern art, and Dutch company MVRDV finished an office block made to search like a four-petalled flower in Shanghai.
The Sofa Tennis Club by MVRDV
MVRDV also completed perform on a bleacher-topped tennis clubhouse in Amsterdam this week, even though Dutch compatriot Maarten Baas grew to become the most recent designer to foray into architecture with his residential development planned for an “ugly area” in Eindhoven.
Cat cocoons by Meyou
Popular tasks this week on Dezeen included cocooned beds for cats, Matali Crasset’s claw-shaped rings and a stark white house perched over the coastline of Zante.
Silver Property by Olivier Dwek, Greece
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