A little inspiration from our archives – some of our favourite interviews with female architects and designers over the years
Magnus Wästberg, the man behind the eponymous brand, believes that lamps must respond to our primeval instincts
Inga Sempé is not an artist. She does not want her works to be preserved in a museum, and dislikes the idea of a design with a narrative. She is interested only in creating products that people will use – objects of everyday luxury, says Crystal Bennes
An exhibition of the objects that get famous designers’ creative juices flowing featured everything from ear muffs to pencil sharpeners
In this issue, we celebrate the library and the ways in which it has been rethought in the digital age. We visit Birmingham's new “super library” by Mecanoo and Snøhetta’s Hunt library in North Carolina. We look at the competition to design a new chair for the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, and our cover star is Matali Crasset, who brought books to the beach near Marseille this summer.
The design show celebrated its 60th birthday over five days in February, in the company of 40,000 visitors and 750 exhibitors from 27 countries.
“There’s a saying in our trade: the better the idea, the more unlikely it will see the light of day,” says Sam Hecht, partner of design studio Industrial Facility.
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock. The incessant ticking of the wall clock fills the Paris apartment every time the conversation goes quiet, as if it’s reminding Inga Sempé that time is running out.