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in 1999, designboom was the first online magazine
worldwide. a cultural platform that is crazy popular
and has built up a cult following over 20 years.
art + architecture + design + technology
(stylized as designboom) is a daily web magazine covering
the fields of industrial design, architecture, and
art internationally. Launched in 1999, the publication
was the first web magazine to focus on these fields,
and it features interviews and firsthand studio visits
of renowned designers and architects, in addition
to coverage of international design fairs and new
projects. Newsletters are published daily.
online magazine was named one of the top 100 design
influencers in the world by Time magazine, as well
as one of the top "Les 100 qui comptent"
("People who count") by the French magazine
Architectural Digest. Designboom runs several international
design competitions each year, in partnership with
large companies] In addition, Designboom hosts young
designers "marts" at a range of furniture
and design fairs, an exhibition format that it introduced
in 2005 at the International Contemporary Furniture
Fair in New York City, and which has since become
an industry standard.
2010, Designboom China was launched.
2012, Designboom itself became a subject of media
attention for its defense of Takeshi Miyakawa when
the artist was arrested and held on Riker's Island
for a controversial street installation in New York
City. Miyakawa was collaborating with Designboom on
a lighting installation for the International Contemporary
Furniture Fair at the time.