Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:00

Work and Play Behind The Iron Curtain

The USSR may not have valued product design, but its consumer objects still tell a fascinating story, finds Edwin Heathcote

Published in Review
Thursday, 25 September 2014 14:50

3D Printing

Severing the link between design and manufacture will not lead to a revolution of makers. It will leave us in a world full of horrible kitsch

Published in Crimes Against Design
Monday, 23 June 2014 11:32

Work and Play Behind The Iron Curtain

An exhibition of objects and photographs sheds light on the Soviet Union's consumer culture

Published in GALLERY
Thursday, 19 June 2014 17:53

Work and Play
 Behind The Iron Curtain

Grad: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design
20 June – 24 August 2014

Published in Diary

For their  exhibition at the Design Museum, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby capture a series of objects during the process of manufacture. The show explores the duo's concerns that society is losing touch with the act of making, as well as the cryptic beauty of half-formed products, says Will Wiles

Published in Features
Thursday, 15 May 2014 15:14

Action Factory by Nicholas Grimshaw

Nicholas Grimshaw designed Herman Miller's grade II-listed factory in Bath to reflect the manufacturer's philosophy of open, inclusive and democratic working spaces that can be chopped and changed to suit their purpose – ideas that have revolutionised the modern workplace over the past half a century

Published in Features
Thursday, 15 May 2014 14:37

Profile: Josh Bitelli

Josh Bitelli has spent days alongside road painters, roofers and industrial bakers, even getting up at 3am to join the production line. His furniture and objects are inspired by the oddities and artisanship still to be found in these mechanised processes

Published in Features
Thursday, 15 May 2014 13:58

Raf Simons for Kvadrat

Danish company Kvadrat has called on one of the biggest names in fashion – Christian Dior's Raf Simons – to create its latest range of home textiles. But it's the weavers at a mill in Huddersfield who are bringing the company's designs to life on a daily basis

Published in Features
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 16:45

PearsonLloyd: Reflective design

After years of staying out of its clients’ spotlight, PearsonLloyd’s recent exhibition at Great Western Studios gave its founders a chance to reflect on their body of work.

Published in News