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How young studio Vaarnii is making the most of Finland’s timber resources

The furniture company creates beautifully simple designs using Finnish pine and works with local craftspeople and factories in Finland

Design
03.02.23

Remote architecture in the Nordic wilderness

From Iceland to Norway, building in remote rural spots requires an entirely different way of thinking – and a host of unusual challenges

Architecture
02.02.23

The founders of Milan digital gallery Vaspaar share how they bring the art of collecting to life

From Vaspaar, their Milan digital gallery, Andrea Grecucci and Kaisha Davierwalla sell classics of midcentury design to a growing band of discerning collectors

Design
01.02.23

The story of Benjamin Hubert’s LAYER is told in a new monograph

Benjamin Hubert’s design journey has been captured between the covers of a tactile hardback that gives readers an inside view of this complex industry

Design
31.01.23

Design

How young studio Vaarnii is making the most of Finland’s timber resources

The founders of Milan digital gallery Vaspaar share how they bring the art of collecting to life

The story of Benjamin Hubert’s LAYER is told in a new monograph

Clerkenwell Design Week announces new partnership for scaled up return to EC1

A short history of the Bubble Chair

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London

From the Archive: A short history of Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair

From the Archive: A short history of the Bauhaus

Power Station of Art and CHANEL Culture Fund highlight the art of craft in China




Architecture

Remote architecture in the Nordic wilderness

From Iceland to Norway, building in remote rural spots requires an entirely different way of thinking – and a host of unusual challenges

Architecture
02.02.23

On Helsinki’s archipelago Pekka Littow’s Majamaja eco cabins are inspired by the local architecture

Just a 15-minute boat ride from Helsinki, the waterside off-grid cabins designed by architect Pekka Littow inhabit a different world

Architecture
30.01.23

In Memoriam: Balkrishna V. Doshi (1927- 2023)

The 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner was one of India's most influential architects, celebrated for his humanist philosophy and sustainable approach to architecture

Architecture
26.01.23

Design London makes LDF debut this September

How young studio Vaarnii is making the most of Finland’s timber resources

Remote architecture in the Nordic wilderness

The founders of Milan digital gallery Vaspaar share how they bring the art of collecting to life

The story of Benjamin Hubert’s LAYER is told in a new monograph

On Helsinki’s archipelago Pekka Littow’s Majamaja eco cabins are inspired by the local architecture

Clerkenwell Design Week announces new partnership for scaled up return to EC1

In Memoriam: Balkrishna V. Doshi (1927- 2023)

Anglo-Dutch architecture firm Studio Woodroffe Papa completes mixed-use housing scheme in London

What the fight for inclusion needs in 2023


Design

How young studio Vaarnii is making the most of Finland’s timber resources

The furniture company creates beautifully simple designs using Finnish pine and works with local craftspeople and factories in Finland

Design
03.02.23

The founders of Milan digital gallery Vaspaar share how they bring the art of collecting to life

From Vaspaar, their Milan digital gallery, Andrea Grecucci and Kaisha Davierwalla sell classics of midcentury design to a growing band of discerning collectors

Design
01.02.23

The story of Benjamin Hubert’s LAYER is told in a new monograph

Benjamin Hubert’s design journey has been captured between the covers of a tactile hardback that gives readers an inside view of this complex industry

Design
31.01.23

Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

UK Construction Week

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality


Opinion

What the fight for inclusion needs in 2023

Don’t let fear of getting it wrong stop you from trying to do the right thing, says Design Can, a community and active resource platform calling for an inclusive and representative creative industry

Opinion
24.01.23

Why brand space needs pace: what we can learn from the art of filmmaking

Creative Director of LOVE, Russell Ashdown, shares how filmmakers use pace for dramatic effect and how designers can apply this to creating more impactful brand experiences

Opinion
18.01.23

Crimes Against Design: The plastic shopping bag

Its design proved so universal – and disposable – that it’s now facing bans. But, asks Tara Okeke, was this the future the bag’s Swedish inventor expected?

Opinion
28.11.22

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