The rapid rise of artificial intelligence has sparked fears of mass human obsolescence. But history tells us that automation actually creates better jobs - and more of them
Published in Features
Thursday, 16 November 2017 16:32

The KX100 phone box: A fond, foolish farewell

It may not have the sex appeal of its predecessors, but we should pause a while before the KX100 kiosk leaves our lives for good

Published in Icon of the Month

Cutesy food packaging, Pokemon Go, adult ball pits … why can’t we all just grow up, wonders Debika Ray

Published in Comment

Fashion has so far resisted the pull of digital technology, but now architects and designers are joining forces to revolutionise the industry’s way of working, says Debika Ray

Published in Features

Part investor, part industry-navigator, Map Project Office helps crowdfunded ideas to become a reality. Could this be a model for other studios to follow, asks Will Wiles?

Published in Features
Monday, 19 June 2017 11:38

Jerwood Makers Open

Jerwood Space, London
28 June — 27 August 2017

Published in Diary
Friday, 09 June 2017 16:44

Rethink: Cricket

London studio NB offers a helping hand as the summer game struggles out of its white trousers and tries to fit into something a little more urban

Published in Rethink
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

Studio Temp rebrands the Italian regions

An independent streak runs through Italy’s 20 regions, reflected in their mish-mash of local flags. Lombardy’s Studio Temp calls for a little visual unity

Published in Rethink

In our latest issue, we take an exclusive look at Ma Yansong’s Huangshan Mountain Village, interview SANAA's Ryue Nishizawa, consider the future of human labour and meet the Italian designers reviving traditional craft

Published in Comment

We spoke to Kingston University's new head of product and furniture design Sebastian Bergne last year as he celebrated 25 years of his practice

Published in Features
Monday, 27 February 2017 15:12

Is China finally ditching the mega mall?

Xintiandi, home to a two-week design festival at this year’s Design Shanghai, laid the ground for a new wave of developments that mix retail, cafes and public space

Published in Features

The ‘Kagan look’ took mid-century modern design and added organic forms, a sense of joy – and even comfort. No wonder he is so often overlooked, says John Jervis

Published in Icon of the Month

Edwin Heathcote, Oliver Wainwright, Catherine Slessor and David Lane will be among those speaking at a series of events in February and March

Published in Comment

Annica and Marie Eklund, the flooring company’s directors spoke to us as they launched three new collections in Stockholm

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The world of electronics is shaped by mass manufacture. But now an elite band of ‘electro craftsmen’ are exploring how design can bring out the human side of high-tech

Published in Features

The co-founder of the global holiday rental service on the future of design and his new philanthropic project

Published in Features
Monday, 09 January 2017 15:35

Icon 164: Studio Swine

In our latest issue, we profile London-based duo Studio Swine, design explorers who discover beauty in ocean plastic, human hair and a lost Amazonian city ...

Published in Comment
Monday, 05 December 2016 00:40

Icon 163: Downward curve

In our latest issue, we visit AL_A's beguiling Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, and consider whether the era of gratuitous shapemaking architecture is finally over

Published in Comment
Monday, 21 November 2016 13:34

Waldorf Project: Chapter Three

Peter Smisek enjoyed relinquishing control during an artistic dining experience. But is there anything that architects and designers can learn from this?

Published in Review

The London-based designer has built a reputation on designing interior spaces that prioritise comfort over ostentation. We met her as she prepared to expand her practice into product and furniture design

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