founded in 1999, designboom is the world's first and most popular digital architecture and design magazine. media is still the connective tissue of society, and compared to 1999, the internet has come a long way. during this time, creating a digital publication was still primarily the business of tech-savvy nerds but online publishing has gone from something abstract to being a central element in how many of us live and work. today, when people are searching for something, they’ll look it up online.
designboom aims to bring together professional and young creatives from a diverse range of backgrounds. by publishing the latest news and key issues in the fields of architecture, design, technology and art, our mission over the past 13 years has remained the same: unearthing the best projects and curating a selection of the most interesting aspects of contemporary culture...before you can find it anywhere else.
today designboom is the most comprehensive source with over 33,000 articles worth of useful information and insightful interviews, studio visits, documentation of new products, reviews of exhibitions and books, and historical surveys.
in 2007, TIME magazine chose designboom as one of the TOP 100 design influencers in the world, one of just eight online publications to be so named. in 2013, the webby awards selected designboom as an honorable mention in the category of best cultural blog and in 2014, were nominated for a webby in the category of best lifestyle.
in april 2014, we have launched a chinese edition, and designboom.cn is already one of the most popular online design and architecture magazines in mainland china. the site sees a selection of articles from our established english publication translated into mandarin, supplemented by local content that covers developments in the region’s creative scene, to give it added relevance to its targeted audience. designboom china brings the best of art, architecture, design and technology to the chinese community! find out more about our platform in asia’s largest country in our feature, here.
the designboom team
about 50% of what we publish is exclusive content.
a team of professional designers and architects ourselves, we work on a daily basis with designers and architects from around the world, seeking out the most innovative projects with an equal emphasis on the most renowned, influential studios and emerging, undiscovered talent. in the 15 years that we’ve been online designboom has featured news and inside reports to a community of architects, industrial designers, engineers, landscape architects, graphic designers, interior designers, press members, academics, and students interested in the industrial design field and the built urban environment. by curating this selective section, we also open our doors and in-boxes to the public. 20% of content comes from our 'reader submission' initiative, where creativity flourishes in an environment rich with different influences. the resulting stories feature diverse points of view and enrich the open dialogue. the remaining 30% is following breaking news and the daily reception of press releases.
birgit lohmann is editor-in-chief.
massimo mini is responsible for finance, sales, marketing, production, and the general media operations.
we are the founders of designboom and are trained designers. for over 20 years we had been collaborating with a number of italian protagonists in the field, such as enzo mari, vico magistretti, achille castiglinoni, bruno munari, and renzo piano. we have worked for auction houses and legal courts as design history experts and have been appointed art directors for several european design manufacturers. we have lectured and taught at schools in asia, the united states and europe and have curated and organized international architecture and design exhibitions.
general inquiries and design submissions > contact(at)designboom.com
every year designboom co-organizes a selection of international design competitions with leading international companies. to inquire about collaborating with designboom through a contest, please contact us > contact(at)designboom.com
designboom undertakes innovative exhibition projects and brings together young designers from around the world to exhibit at our 'designboom marts' at some of the world's top design fairs. to inquire about collaborating with designboom through a curated exhibition, please contact us > contact(at)designboom.com
in the 15 years that we’ve been online, designboom has helped some of the world’s most respected companies to communicate their work and themselves to our audience in a purposeful manner, underlining the high profile of their activities. read more on advertising opportunities on designboom.
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