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London design consultancy BERG turns a forgettable scrap of till roll into a personalised, networked paper “app”.

Ogaki House

27 June 2011

This home in Japan derives its unusual shape from the tough local climate – and has some clever ways of keeping family life storm-free too.

Oskar Zieta

22 June 2011

The Polish designer who pushes sheet steel to its limits wants to be recognised for his hard work and not just for its spectacular results.

Local ceramics give this Catalan school block by Mestura Arquitectes an exuberant edge.

Milan: Lighting

16 June 2011

Philippe Starck’s Mary Poppins-inspired chandelier and Nathalie Dewez’s counterbalanced desk lamp both shone brightly this year.

Philippe Starck’s Mary Poppins-inspired chandelier and Nathalie Dewez’s counterbalanced desk lamp both shone brightly this year.

A sculptural installation of porcelain tiles and fluorescent lights transformed an 18th-century courtyard at the University of Milan during the furniture fair.

The Munich-based designer had both new and old pieces on display this year. He talks about how he’s enjoying making furniture again.

Centro Niemeyer

08 June 2011

This cultural centre by the 103-year-old Brazilian legend reprises some classic Niemeyer motifs – but can it thrive in a changed global climate?

June Diary

07 June 2011

This month, the vorticists are set to dazzle at Tate Britain, Design Miami/Basel kicks off in Switzerland and MOMA exports its Young Architects Programme to Italy.

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