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Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’

For the Off-White founder, everything creative was political. Here we publish our interview with the late design polymath from Spring 2021

Design
29.11.21

Set designer Lydia Chan creates maximalist London installation

Your Ship Has Landed, at the NOW Gallery, is a riotous explosion of colour, form and experience

Design
26.11.21

London basketball court co-designed with local residents

Home Court aims to create a positive multi-generational space in its Camberwell community

Design
23.11.21

Stella McCartney creates bicycles with artist designs

The limited-edition series with bike brand Cannondale features work by three artists

Design
19.11.21

Peggy Gou and Space Available design plastic waste chair

The chair forms part of the Radical Plastics project, which recycles and redesigns waste saved from oceans and landfills

Design
05.11.21

Instagram and Brooklyn Museum announce #BlackDesignVisionaries grant recipients

The five recipients of the inaugural grant programme span graphic, fashion and spatial design

Design
04.11.21

Dare to be different with Ideal Standard’s new silk black finish

Ideal Standard has unveiled a new silk black finish on its fittings, ceramics and furniture, offering a sleek alternative to traditional white and chrome

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01.11.21

Cristina Iglesias unveils new sculptural work in Malta

Sea Cave (Entrance) preempts the creation of a major contemporary art museum on the island

News
28.10.21

Yinka Ilori creates colourful ‘launderette’ in London

The Launderette of Dreams is a temporary play space installation using over 200,000 LEGO bricks

Design
27.10.21

London community workshops turn waste into homeware

Hosted by Blackhorse Workshop and GoodWaste in Chingford, the Plaster Works events invite the public to transform building waste materials

Design
26.10.21

Snøhetta designs co-working space in Tokyo

The sleek, collaborative space is dominated by a multifunctional piece of wooden 'super furniture'

Design
13.10.21

Old Fiat factory rooftop transformed into public garden

Benedetto Camerana has added 40,000 plants to the rooftop test track of Fiat's former HQ in Turin

Design
11.10.21

PLAY: visual inspiration for architectural design

Tarkett and Note Design Studio interpret the circular economy and spur inspiration through a new publication

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06.10.21

Museum of London exhibition celebrates contemporary London makers

New display London Making Now brings together the work of 15 makers in the capital

Design
24.09.21

Ajlan Gharem announced as winner of the Jameel Prize

Established by the V&A and Art Jameel, the prize awards the best contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition

Design
20.09.21

Design London makes LDF debut this September

Design London will be the largest destination for contemporary design at this year’s London Design Festival

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16.09.21

Warmth and support in new Lugano lounge and dining collection

Morgan releases new 'nurturing' range with award-winning designer Rock Galpin

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14.09.21

Oases: Reinforcing the agility of the future workplace

UK-based furniture manufacturer Elite continues to show its ability to accommodate the requirements of the fast-evolving marketplace

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13.09.21

What to see at the London Design Festival 2021

From installations to exhibitions, we round up the highlights of what to check out at this year's LDF

Design
13.09.21

Pedrali’s latest collection focuses on human wellbeing

German furniture designer Sebastian Herkner has collaborated with Pedrali to release the Blume collection

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08.09.21

Winners of 2021 London Design Medals announced

The annual awards from the London Design Festival celebrate innovation, emerging talent and lifetime achievement

Design
08.09.21

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

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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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