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Somewhere Good creates more nurturing digital spaces

How can we rethink digital spaces – and design a better kind of social media? Somewhere Good, a new initiative from entrepreneur Naj Austin, attempts to do just that

Design
07.03.22

Patricia Urquiola designs Haworth Hotel in Michigan

The Milan-based architect and designer has applied her love of colour and comfort to the project in the US city of Holland

Design
02.03.22

Inside Outside retrospective opens at MAXXI with giant curtain installation

70 of the landscape design practice's projects are presented in a striking outdoor installation in Rome

Design
28.02.22

V&A launches 10-year project exploring sustainable materials

Make Good: Rethinking Material Futures includes annual displays celebrating sustainable design

Design
25.02.22

Design Museum celebrates sustainable fashion designer Bethany Williams

The London-based designer transforms waste material and collaborates with communities

Design
22.02.22

Calligaris Group creates furniture for all contexts

Calligaris Group’s design-led products are created to suit and adapt to every environment, from residential to hospitality

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22.02.22

Mary Katrantzou designs first tile range

In the 'Victorian' collection for Villeroy & Boch, the Greek fashion designer draws inspiration from postage stamps and butterfly collecting

Design
03.02.22

Design Museum announces Netflix exhibition this summer

The exhibition in London will celebrate Netflix's 'design journey' since its launch in 1997

Design
01.02.22

Max Lamb designs altar for modernist church in Peckham

The designer's minimal works for the community-focused church aim to honour its original materiality

Design
25.01.22

Hands-free function and hand-crafted form, from VOLA

Enjoy the confidence of contactless hygiene in a smart, minimal design

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19.01.22

Powered by dance: Glasgow arts centre generates energy from clubbers

The Bodyheat project at SWG3 shows how designing renewable energy systems can be fun, too

Design
18.01.22

Mac Collins wins Design Museum’s new annual prize

The young furniture designer receives the inaugural Ralph Saltzman Prize, a new award that celebrates emerging designers

Design
14.01.22

Levi’s launches recycled and recyclable jeans

The new, circular version of the iconic 501 jeans is another step in the fashion industry's reckoning with its environmental footprint

Design
14.01.22

Superflex co-designs play sculptures with children in Denmark

The collaborative public space project in Billund, made from blocks of pink marble, includes a 'play contract' carved into the stones

Design
12.01.22

Cosentino’s new collection uses HybriQ+ technology

Presenting Ethereal, Silestone’s new design-led and sustainable collection

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12.01.22

The best design projects of 2021

From skate parks to algae clothing, we round up the best installations, innovations and spatial transformations of the year

Design
29.12.21

Peace bench by Snøhetta installed in Oslo

The public bench, honouring the ideals of Nelson Mandela, aims to promote peaceful dialogue

Design
17.12.21

‘Freedom Skatepark’ opens in Accra

The new skating space, delivered by design studio Limbo Accra, is the first phase of creating a major youth cultural centre in the city

Design
15.12.21

Prague underpass transformed into colourful skate park

Using minimal interventions, U / U Studio has turned a neglected space into a new community asset

Design
09.12.21

Giant pink paddling pool opens in central Melbourne

The interactive installation outside the National Gallery of Victoria references Australia's pink salt lakes

Design
07.12.21

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

The brand associated with plastic bricks and play goes all serious and sustainable. Is this a grand return to the company's wooden roots?

Design
01.12.21

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

London’s biggest showroom of vintage Scandinavian furniture opens in Hackney Wick

Discover Boss Design’s sustainability journey and latest launch Sia

Top 5 architectural hideaways from around the world

Architectural firm Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli completes Brixen Public Library in South Tyrol

ICON 210 : Winter 2022

Meet the couple who designed and built a tiny house holiday home in Dorset

Nick Cave and Knoll Textiles collaborate to unveil a vibrant collection of upholstery, wallcovering and drapery

From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

A duo of new exhibitions at MoMu unpack the role of twentieth century fashion


Architects

Wrapped Arc de Triomphe unveiled in Paris

Sir David Adjaye wins Royal Gold Medal for Architecture

Gómez Platero designs world’s first large-scale memorial to victims of the pandemic

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Turning a Roman ruin into an underground art museum

MoDusArchitects creates sculptural portal on Italian ring road

NEON’s Shiver House re-imagined in wood for 5th anniversary

Network Rail launches design competition to re-imagine local train stations

Notre-Dame spire to be restored to pre-fire design


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Design London makes LDF debut this September

London’s biggest showroom of vintage Scandinavian furniture opens in Hackney Wick

Discover Boss Design’s sustainability journey and latest launch Sia

Top 5 architectural hideaways from around the world

Architectural firm Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli completes Brixen Public Library in South Tyrol

ICON 210 : Winter 2022

Meet the couple who designed and built a tiny house holiday home in Dorset

Nick Cave and Knoll Textiles collaborate to unveil a vibrant collection of upholstery, wallcovering and drapery

From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

A duo of new exhibitions at MoMu unpack the role of twentieth century fashion


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