Adorno London 2021 explores the predictions for and possibilities of the future of design. Adorno has invited leading curators from eight countries to select a group of innovative and forward-thinking designers from their respective design communities to interpret this topic through their artistic practices. Through these collections, we investigate how these makers will shape the future of design and what the next decade will bring.

  • Austria
    “When the end of the world comes, I’ll go to Vienna. Everything happens ten years later there.” There might be a kernel of truth to this shot of vitriol the writer Karl… Continue reading Austria
  • Belgium
    We’re connected worldwide. Not only in positive ways through the Internet or social media, but also in more disturbing situations, such as the pandemic or climate change. What happens on the other… Continue reading Belgium
  • Estonia
    Often the ordinary and visible present becomes vague and forgotten. Analogue experiences have boiled down to a minimum during the last years. We are currently in a situation where much of our… Continue reading Estonia
  • Latvia
    In the quest for humanity’s successful coexistence on this planet, design has an essential role; it must widen its presence and application. The prerequisite of design is to responsibly bring a vision… Continue reading Latvia
  • Lithuania
    “Living Above the Water” invites you to explore collectible design that has been made while thinking about a more sustainable future. It is nothing new that designers are blamed for creating beautiful… Continue reading Lithuania
  • Norway
    The new generation in the Norwegian design field is characterized by a change of pace. Scandinavian heritage has been a great source of inspiration for designers in Norway. Quality, functionality, and a… Continue reading Norway
  • Sweden
    Swedish Design, and more broadly Scandinavian Design, has historically been known for its minimalism. Think of Gunnar Nylund’s highly polished ceramics with their simple forms, Greta Magnusson-Grossman’s delicate metal lamps, or Axel… Continue reading Sweden
  • The Netherlands
    In a future that is more systemised, organised, and modular we search for objects that disrupt our daily lives. Looking to feel human again, we want to introduce functional items into our… Continue reading The Netherlands