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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

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

‘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

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

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

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

Cristina Iglesias unveils new sculptural work in Malta

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

Design
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

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

There is nothing ‘super’ about superyachts

From Bezos' Y721 to Abramovich’s Ecstasea, these are playthings of the uber-rich with designations that call to mind an eau de toilette or knock-off Nokia

Design
29.09.21

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

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

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

Play spheres and brutalist platforms added to 1960s Stockholm park

Local practice AndrénFogelström created the striking structures for suburban park Vårbergstoppen

Design
27.08.21

Are we any closer to equity in design?

Design Can, the UK campaign dedicated to a more inclusive design industry, launches a new initiative

Design
12.08.21

The influential design of the Tokyo Olympics… in 1964

Before Tokyo 2020, there was Tokyo 1964 – and a new exhibition in London reveals the design innovation and significance behind the historic event

Design
09.08.21

Editor's choice

Cape Town Furniture Week showcases the breadth of South African design in its second edition

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

House Dokka combines simple geometry and natural materials to create a home that resembles a floating treehouse

Makhno Studio’s Gnizdo houses seamlessly blend tradition and futurism

MATTER and SHAPE: The Paris-based design exhibition bringing together multiple creative sectors in a new, immersive format

This new eco-conscious hotel concept in the Trosa archipelago draws a discerning crowd

The National Portrait Gallery reveals major exhibition celebrating the black figure with never-before-seen paintings

Camira unveils Blazer, a high performance upholstery fabric available in 77 shades

Meet the Finnish fashion label giving unprocessed wool new life through upcycling




Architects

House Dokka combines simple geometry and natural materials to create a home that resembles a floating treehouse

Makhno Studio’s Gnizdo houses seamlessly blend tradition and futurism

This new eco-conscious hotel concept in the Trosa archipelago draws a discerning crowd

Clément Cividino’s restoration of a 1960s fibreglass pod by Nikolaos Xasteros lands in the Spanish countryside

Atelier L’Abri completes silver-clad house in forested hills of Canadian Laurentians

Architecture Icon: The post-war designs of Yrjö and Irmeli Kukkapuro live on in their unique home studio

Architecture Icon: How the Noguchi Musuem advances the appreciation of its founder’s art and legacy

Photographer Ruben Hughes shares how he captures the streets of New York and Copenhagen

Architecture Icon: Alvar and Aino Aalto’s house in Helsinki bears all the hallmarks of their approach to design


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Cape Town Furniture Week showcases the breadth of South African design in its second edition

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

MATTER and SHAPE: The Paris-based design exhibition bringing together multiple creative sectors in a new, immersive format

The National Portrait Gallery reveals major exhibition celebrating the black figure with never-before-seen paintings

Meet the Finnish fashion label giving unprocessed wool new life through upcycling

Two Australian brothers handcraft their own aluminium furniture style

Design Icon: Alessi’s experimental 1983 Tea and Coffee Piazza

Editor’s picks: We meet the creatives shaking up Stockholm Design Week 2024

Five emerging design highlights from Stockholm Furniture Fair


Videos

Cape Town Furniture Week showcases the breadth of South African design in its second edition

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

House Dokka combines simple geometry and natural materials to create a home that resembles a floating treehouse

Makhno Studio’s Gnizdo houses seamlessly blend tradition and futurism

MATTER and SHAPE: The Paris-based design exhibition bringing together multiple creative sectors in a new, immersive format

This new eco-conscious hotel concept in the Trosa archipelago draws a discerning crowd

The National Portrait Gallery reveals major exhibition celebrating the black figure with never-before-seen paintings

Camira unveils Blazer, a high performance upholstery fabric available in 77 shades

Meet the Finnish fashion label giving unprocessed wool new life through upcycling