From impeccably designed apartments, to immersive soundscapes and underground caverns, these were some of the most memorable experiences at this year’s Milan Design Week.
From innovative architectural material solutions, to colourful works which look to the past to find solutions for the future, and playful metaphors for the issues of today. We deep dive into the creatives starting new conversations around sustainability.
One of the world’s most dynamic design events celebrates a milestone anniversary with immersive installations, new spaces, and exhibitions of work that runs the gamut from playful to thought provoking.
British design icon Ilse Crawford wants to reshape the world to be a better place – and believes design is our most powerful means to do so.
WilkinsonEyre has designed the new Compton and Edrich Stands at London’s Lord’s Cricket Ground, continuing a tradition of architectural excellence at the site.
A new Alain Ducasse restaurant in the Palace Hotel Tokyo, with interiors by SIMPLICITY, celebrates Japanese and French craft in both the menu and interiors.
Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi at Somerset House offers an insight into how mushrooms could revolutionise the design and architecture industry.
Bamboo Futures, an installation at London’s V&A Museum for London Design Festival, explores the model-making process of Canadian-Indonesian architect Elora Hardy of IBUKU.
Kengo Kuma has designed a cocoon-like installation for the V&A courtyard that weaves ancient and contemporary materials together.
“I’m interested in the invisibility of the design scripts that are hidden within objects we use every day that channel certain stereotypes,” says Central St Martins course leader Betti Marenko. Looking around there are plenty of design objects embedded with gender stereotypes – from the ubiquitous fail of Bic for Her pens to Nika Zupanc’s “feminine” gold chair for Moooi.
London Design Festival 2018 – 15-23 September – is one of the most anticipated events on the global design calendar. Here’s our pick of design inspiration.
Presented at the London Design Festival, Benjamin Hubert’s first artwork installation, Foil, is informed by the precision engineered shape of the Braun shaver foil.