Available in English
Created by Birgit Lohmann and Massimo Mini
Editor Birgit Lohmann
Commercial Yes
Launched 1999 (1999)

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.

The online magazine was named one of the top 100 design influencers in the world by Time Magazine,[1] as well as one of the top 'Les 100 qui comptent' ('People who count') by the French magazine Architectural Digest.[2] Designboom runs several international design competitions each year, in partnership with large companies.[3] 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.[4] [5]

In 2010, designboom china was launched.

In 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.[6] Miyakawa was collaborating with Designboom on a lighting installation for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the time. [7]

In 2015, designboom español was launched. The office is located in Mexico City and directed by Enrique G de la G. It publishes its own content, focusing on stories related to the Spanish speaking countries and the Hispanic communities in USA.


  1. The Style & Design 100, TIME Magazine, 2007
  2. 'Les 100 qui comptent', Architectural Digest, May 2011: issue 100
  3. Designboom competitions
  4. Silverberg, Michael, Live@ICFF: Designboom Mart, Metropolis Magazine, 18 May 2010
  5. Designboom marts
  6. Green, Penelope, A Would-Be Christo’s Hard Lesson, The New York Times, 6 June 2012
  7. ICFF designboom mart new york 2012, Designboom, 21 May 2012

External links

Official website

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