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.
2LG studio’s fresh twist on the iconic LGBT+ rainbow flag dresses ercol’s iconic seat “to champion love, freedom, joy and ultimately, the belief that everyone has a right to be themselves.”
The new London Brutalist Edition by Skyline Chess transforms the Barbican Towers, the Alexandra Road Estate and One Kemble Street into architectural chess pieces.
Monochromatic lava interiors and verdant alcoves frame Tom Dixon’s latest collections at The Manzoni, the British designer’s permanent restaurant and showroom.
The ‘Broken Ocean’ glassware series by Sophie Thomas and Louis Thompson captures the ominous and chaotic beauty of entangled ghost nets being pulled out from the deep ocean. The duo has worked with hand blown glass, waste glass fragments and found ocean plastic from Hawaii and other beaches around the world.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Switzerland wins the Golden Lion at Venice Architecture Biennale with a pavilion focused on the average empty apartment while Great Britain gets an honorable mention for a Brexit-themed exhibition and with a hollowed out pavilion too. Is emptiness the key to create free spaces that can improve our lives?
The Giardino Botanico collection by Artefatto Design Studio for Secolo XXI pays homage to the pure and simple elegance of Nature.
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.
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.
At Burning Man 2017, Eleanor Cranke invites ‘burners’ to walk through and interact with the Celestial Fields installation: over 600 individually programmed rods rise directly from Nevada Black Rock desert.
A 40,000 pixels wide 360° panorama, a high-tech structure inspired by Kazakh nomadic tents and an immersive soundscape. Asif Khan and Brian Eno invite visitors of Kazakhstan Expo to the UK Pavilion exploring the origin of energy and the history of British innovation from the light bulb to future wonder materials.
Ghost stories, a doomed flour mill in the docklands and Battersea Power Station tours. 2017 London Festival of Architecture explores how the city’s architectural heritage can trigger reflection on nowadays challenges through memory.
Ian Macfarlane’s design wins Dezeen’s Brexit passport design competition. A gradient cover meshes British EU and pre-EU passport colours “in a simple and powerfully poetic way”.
Omani-inspired cabinets functional praying consoles and skyscraper-looking tables. Archipanic previews 10 projects and designs by innovative women at Design Days Dubai 2017.