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Architecture Icon: The Paimio Sanatorium and its humanistic approach to modernism

Situated a two-hour drive west of Helsinki, the former tuberculosis sanatorium takes a humanistic approach to modern architecture

Architecture
04.03.24

GUBI reimagines Mathieu Matégot’s Copacabana Chair for indoor and outdoor settings

The iconic Copacabana Chair, designed by Mathieu Matégot in 1955, has been reimagined by Danish design house GUBI making it applicable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Design
02.03.24

Cape Town Furniture Week showcases the breadth of South African design in its second edition

Taking place over four days, Cape Town Furniture Week returned for its second year exhibiting an exciting array of local design talent.

Design
29.02.24

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

As one of the most forward-thinking designers working in fashion today, Cecilie Bahnsen's romantic and ethereal fashion seamlessly blends couture elements and Scandinavian comfort. In our exclusive interview, she shares her remarkable journey 

Design
28.02.24

Design

GUBI reimagines Mathieu Matégot’s Copacabana Chair for indoor and outdoor settings

Cape Town Furniture Week showcases the breadth of South African design in its second edition

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

MATTER and SHAPE: The Paris-based design exhibition bringing together multiple creative sectors in a new, immersive format

The National Portrait Gallery reveals major exhibition celebrating the black figure with never-before-seen paintings

Meet the Finnish fashion label giving unprocessed wool new life through upcycling

Two Australian brothers handcraft their own aluminium furniture style

Design Icon: Alessi’s experimental 1983 Tea and Coffee Piazza

Editor’s picks: We meet the creatives shaking up Stockholm Design Week 2024






Architecture

Architecture Icon: The Paimio Sanatorium and its humanistic approach to modernism

Situated a two-hour drive west of Helsinki, the former tuberculosis sanatorium takes a humanistic approach to modern architecture

Architecture
04.03.24

House Dokka combines simple geometry and natural materials to create a home that resembles a floating treehouse

Located in Kongsberg, Norway, Snøhetta and Tor Helge Dokka have designed a mass-timber, single-family house with a low CO2 footprint

Architecture
27.02.24

Makhno Studio’s Gnizdo houses seamlessly blend tradition and futurism

With a completion date set for this year, Ukrainian architectural studio Makhno’s latest project fuses past and future eras through traditional building methods and materials and contemporary aesthetics.

Architecture
26.02.24

Architecture Icon: The Paimio Sanatorium and its humanistic approach to modernism

GUBI reimagines Mathieu Matégot’s Copacabana Chair for indoor and outdoor settings

Cape Town Furniture Week showcases the breadth of South African design in its second edition

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

House Dokka combines simple geometry and natural materials to create a home that resembles a floating treehouse

Makhno Studio’s Gnizdo houses seamlessly blend tradition and futurism

MATTER and SHAPE: The Paris-based design exhibition bringing together multiple creative sectors in a new, immersive format

This new eco-conscious hotel concept in the Trosa archipelago draws a discerning crowd

The National Portrait Gallery reveals major exhibition celebrating the black figure with never-before-seen paintings


Design

GUBI reimagines Mathieu Matégot’s Copacabana Chair for indoor and outdoor settings

The iconic Copacabana Chair, designed by Mathieu Matégot in 1955, has been reimagined by Danish design house GUBI making it applicable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Design
02.03.24

Cape Town Furniture Week showcases the breadth of South African design in its second edition

Taking place over four days, Cape Town Furniture Week returned for its second year exhibiting an exciting array of local design talent.

Design
29.02.24

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

As one of the most forward-thinking designers working in fashion today, Cecilie Bahnsen's romantic and ethereal fashion seamlessly blends couture elements and Scandinavian comfort. In our exclusive interview, she shares her remarkable journey 

Design
28.02.24

Architecture Icon: The Paimio Sanatorium and its humanistic approach to modernism

GUBI reimagines Mathieu Matégot’s Copacabana Chair for indoor and outdoor settings

Cape Town Furniture Week showcases the breadth of South African design in its second edition

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

House Dokka combines simple geometry and natural materials to create a home that resembles a floating treehouse

Makhno Studio’s Gnizdo houses seamlessly blend tradition and futurism

MATTER and SHAPE: The Paris-based design exhibition bringing together multiple creative sectors in a new, immersive format

This new eco-conscious hotel concept in the Trosa archipelago draws a discerning crowd

The National Portrait Gallery reveals major exhibition celebrating the black figure with never-before-seen paintings


Opinion

How Minus Furniture is exploring a net zero business model

Can furniture really be carbon negative? Minus Furniture is a research-driven design studio seeking to explore the reality of a net zero and below zero business model. Roddy Clarke investigates

Design
16.01.24

Milo Mcloughlin-Greening of Batch.Works on how we must change patterns of manufacturing

To truly bring about change we must foster entirely new ideas about how products are manufactured and consumed, writes Milo Mcloughlin-Greening of Batch.Works

Design
09.01.24

Speakers at the Sharjah Architecture Triennial took inspiration from the past in redefining strategies of renewal and sustainability for Africa

The Sharjah Architecture Triennial saw a new focus on redefining scarcity and abundance in Africa, writes our new columnist Rue Kothari

Architecture
20.12.23

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