Wednesday, 04 July 2012 16:05

Designers take on ritual objects

Attempts to reimagine objects at the centre of rituals have proliferated in recent years, as designers seek to restore meaning to age-old habits and symbolism to significant but fleeting moments. Are such items bridging the gap between tradition and modernity or merely commodifying faith?

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012 10:03

Milan Furniture Fair: Hallingdal 65

The iconic Danish wool-and-viscose fabric was stuffed, boiled, hardened, but above all celebrated by a series of international designers for an eclectic exhibition by producer Kvadrat at this year's Milan Furniture Fair. 

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012 09:30

United Nations Redesign

A Dutch team led by Hella Jongerius is redesigning the room where the world’s biggest decisions are made.

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Monday, 26 March 2012 10:21

House in Seya by Suppose Design Office

The latest creation by experimental Japanese firm Suppose Design Office is part home, part garden, but neither is quite complete.

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Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:06

Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa

Ryue Nishizawa has brought the outside indoors to create several new “worlds” in which to showcase the art work of a Japanese master.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:38

LDF Highlights

From the polished showrooms of Bloomsbury and Brompton to the edgier venues in the east, this year’s London Design Festival was brimming with new talent and exciting product launches. Here’s our pick of the best.

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Monday, 27 February 2012 16:40

BIG: Ski park on a power plant

Trailblazing Danish practice BIG is building a ski park on top of a waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen – and the incinerator blows laser-lit smoke rings.

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Monday, 27 February 2012 12:58

Newspaper Wood by Mieke Meijer and Vij5

Mieke Meijer and Dutch firm Vij5 have invented a process to make wood out of paper and invited other designers to test out the new material.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012 11:52

Studio Glithero

This London duo’s fixation with the art of creation is challenging the notion that product designers should focus on the end result.

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Tuesday, 08 November 2011 12:43

Los Cachimanes school, Murcia by Estudio Huma

Estudio Huma’s landmark school complex in south-east Spain is a splash of artificial green in the scorched desert landscape.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011 14:28

Presenze II by Studio Nucleo

Studio Nucleo’s range of furniture made from transparent cubes of resin is handcrafted but has a distinctly digital aesthetic.

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Friday, 30 September 2011 15:13

Point of Departure Part 3

It’s a tough time to leave university. But in the face of debt, an uncertain economy and fierce competition for work, these 15 design graduates have, between them, amassed an outstanding collection of innovative and diverse projects.

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Friday, 30 September 2011 14:53

Point of Departure Part 2

It’s a tough time to leave university. But in the face of debt, an uncertain economy and fierce competition for work, these 15 design graduates have, between them, amassed an outstanding collection of innovative and diverse projects.

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Friday, 30 September 2011 14:24

Point of Departure Part 1

It’s a tough time to leave university. But in the face of debt, an uncertain economy and fierce competition for work, these 15 design graduates have, between them, amassed an outstanding collection of innovative and diverse projects.

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Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:35

Studio FormaFantasma

The Italian design duo’s Botanica range of vases reinvents plastic as a craft material by using long-forgotten plant and animal polymers.

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Friday, 19 August 2011 12:27

Floris Hovers' design toys

The simple, reduced forms of Floris Hovers’ miniature boats, cars and other vehicles should be seen less as designs, more as “playful thoughts” the Dutch furniture and toy maker says – it’s up to children to make something of them.

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Friday, 19 August 2011 11:23

Clerkenwell Highlights Part II

Designers have found inspiration in everything from knitting needles to Japanese rock gardens for the pick of this year’s exhibits.

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Friday, 19 August 2011 11:05

Clerkenwell Highlights Part I

Designers have found inspiration in everything from knitting needles to Japanese rock gardens for the pick of this year’s exhibits.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 12:54

Milan: Lighting

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

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 11:49

Milan: Seven Chairs

A selection of the best chairs from the Salone del Mobile, including one made from hemp, a ghostly outline of a classic, an architect’s angular creation and another designed as a tax dodge.

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