An energetic new generation of South African designers is finding a global audience for the country’s local design scenes, from Cape Town’s Woodstock district to the bustle of Johannesburg, writes Emma O’Kelly
An exhibition of the conceptual artist’s early, design-influenced work includes some surprisingly appealing objects, says Fatema Ahmed
Coralie Gourguechon shows the simplicity of everyday electronic devices by creating a sound system on a single sheet of card.
New Zealander Jake Evill turned a broken arm into a learning experience, redesigning the orthopaedic cast as a digitally devised “exoskeleton”
Vitamins, Design and Invention Studio likes to bring a touch of wonder to its products. For its latest trick, it has created a collapsible wheel for wheelchairs that can be folded down with the frame
The young Finnish designer’s curiosity about materials, and confidence in using them, has already resulted in a diverse portfolio of work.
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.
Maddison Graphic refurbishes a venerable institution with a typeface built from architectural elements.
In the mid 1970s, the artist Donald Judd moved from New York to Marfa and remodelled the remote Texas town according to his minimalist aesthetic. We visit the art oasis that has influenced and inspired a new generation of architects and designers.
Neri Oxman's experiments with 3D printing include furniture coverings that behave like skin, clothes that mimic a spider's thread and medical equipment modelled onw animal fur. Could such "biologically inspired" design hold the key to the technology's future?
In his new book, the R&B renaissance man invites us into his world – along with Zaha Hadid, Anna Wintour and Buzz Aldrin. It’s a hard offer to turn down.
On 6 December we launched the first ever Icon Awards at an Awards evening for all our nominees, where the winners were announced and presented with their trophies. It was a great evening and our guests enjoyed Ketel One cocktails, Asahi beer and canapés from Ginger Jar Food.
Formafantasma has collaborated with Fendi on a range of primitive-looking tools and furniture that seeks to explore the tactile qualities of leather
Equipped with nicotine cartridges in various flavours and a screw-in battery pack, Skycig smokeless cigarettes promise a “perfect alternative to traditional cigs”. But can an electronic stick really replace the rituals and sensations associated with smoking? Here’s our review.
William Wiles finds that Serbia’s creative industries give reason to be hopeful as tensions run high after the arrest of Ratko Mladic.
The design festival made quite an impression (literally, in the case of Lulu Guinness’s Pin Art Machine) in this, its second year, with more than 150 events, an impressive array of exhibitors and a Victorian prison teeming with emerging designers.