From a distance, the Potemkin Theatre looks like a colorful abstract home… “But there is more than it meets the eye,” explain at Maich Swift Architects.
AfroditiKrassa Design Studio went deliberately dark for the hype-free Gordon Ramsay’s LUCKY CAT Asian restaurant in London which does not aim to be ‘shouty’. ‘How many times do you visit a place because it looks great in a picture but disappoints in real life?’
Serpentine Pavilion 2019: a hill made of rocks informed by the natural world appears to emerge from the lawn of Kensington Gardens in London.
On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York that started the gay movement we looked into the LGBT urbanization process and how hate crime, far right populisms, real estate and dating apps threaten gay bars and rainbow districts that marked cities’ history from San Francisco to Berlin.
The new London Brutalist Edition by Skyline Chess transforms the Barbican Towers, the Alexandra Road Estate and One Kemble Street into architectural chess pieces.
Haunted hotels, sci-fi interiors and erotic milk bars. London Design Museum celebrates the work of Stanley Kubrick. The exhibition explores the director’s unique command of the whole creative process of film making.
In a hidden basement in the heart of Brera district, Artefatto Design Studio showcases a cloud-like curvaceous sofa, side tables with marble details emulating the veins of a leaf and timeless furniture designs. Are you willing to go deeper?
Low quality fakes sold online, the need for more crafts-related courses and Brexit. At the Collect fair in London, we interviewed the Crafts Council’s Executive Director Rosy Greenlees about the opportunities, challenges and risks of one of the UK’s most dynamic sectors.
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Charlotte Kidger developed an innovative solution using waste stream from CNC fabrication to create the ‘Industrial craft’ design collection.
A Japanese exquisite tea set, soft green hues, subtle patterns and bespoke furniture. The TIME FOR TEA installation brings together crafts and design from across the globe, one sip at a time.
The state of the art of design Made in Uruguay shone at the Aram Gallery. Matteo Fogale invited and teamed up with 7 design studio from the capital Montevideo to pay tribute to Modernist master Julio Vilamajó Echaniz blending the country’s traditional crafts, modernist heritage and contemporary vibe.
Floating globes and glowing discs shine in Lee Broom’s London showroom. The designer completes and showcases his OBSERVATORY stellar-inspired lighting collection.
At London Design Festival, Kellenberger–White has designed Alphabet chairs, a playful set of multicoloured and typographic seats inspired by Bauhaus design as well as Bruno Munari’s series ‘Seeking Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair’.
London Design Festival teamed up with Waugh Thistleton Architects, to create MULTIPLY, a sustainable installation encouraging visitors to re-think the way homes and cities are designed and built.
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A modular architectural pavilion and a multi-sensory design installation merging classical music with design… 5 exhibitions at Victoria & Albert Museum during London Design Festival 2018.
LDF 2018 – From the V&A to urban installations and galleries’ exhibitions. London Design Festival is in full swing. Flick through our dedicated Pinterest board and follow our ongoing report.
Uruguay’s cutting-edge design scene, a mind-powered airship and an exploration of how bigdata can help us to design better cities… 10 must-see design exhibitions at London Design Festival 2018.
The Greeks have a quite disobedient temperament! Studio INI’s kinetic installation at London Design Biennale 2018 morphs around the bodies of visitors passing through it and challenges the very static understanding of architecture. What if buildings could shape themselves around us? Disobey to prove it right!
Themed ‘Emotional States’, London Design Biennale 2018 focuses on the power of design to create, trigger and shape emotions. We selected 12 of the best installations on show including a kinetic architecture adapting to body movement, a rainbow structure celebrating LGBT right to equal love, nostalgia-infused wallpapers and a temporary shelter and objects designed by refugees.
Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavilion 2018 harnesses a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry. The Mexican architect is the 18th and youngest architect to accept the invitation to design the long awaited temporary structure in the Serpentine Gallery lawn in Kensington Gardens, London.
Venice Biennale 2018 – While the Robin Hood Gardens in London are being demolished, 4 other Brutalist buildings screaming for justice show that even concrete giants have ha chance to redeem.
The Victoria & Albert Museum saved a large part of the iconic Robin Hood Gardens from bulldozers and re-assembled it at Venice Biennale 2018 as part of a contested exhibition about the Brutalist building which many have have praised while others have described as “a failed social experiment of inhuman Modernism, not to be funded with public money”.
London Holocaust Memorial will feature 23 tall bronze fins rising next to the House of Parliament leading to a submerged space where visitors can explore and intimately reflect on antisemitism, extremism, Islamophobia, racism, homophobia and other forms of hatred and prejudice in society today.
Lee Broom reveals a cascading Christmas Tree of Glass for the Aqua panoramic restaurant at the 31st floor of The Shard supporting those affected by terrorism and the fire at Grenfell Tower.
Hard-hitting posters, flashing pharmacy signs, and iconic pill packaging… Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? exhibition at Wellcome Collection showcases the evolution of health-related graphic design.
Crafted micro-organisms, voyeuristic interiors and nebulous patterns… Archipanic picked 8 London galleries and showrooms presenting intriguing exhibitions at LDF 2017.
Vibrant ceramic portals from Turkey and brutalist street furniture but also futuristic vehicles and super-thin chairs. Make sure to visit these 8 installations and exhibitions at DesignJunction 2017.
Lee Broom celebrates 10 years of design with an all-black capsule collection and the ON REFLECTION installation at his London showroom which tricks visitors with an optical illusion.