Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00

LGBT visual language

As Ireland votes in favour of legalising gay marriage, we revisit Lundgren + Lindqvist’s redesign last year of the symbols and flag of the international LGBT movement. The emblem is firmly rooted in the community's history but can be used in virtually any situation – it even works as a punctuation mark

Published in Rethink
Monday, 19 May 2014 11:38

CDW 2014: Installations

For this year's CDW Presents, three projects conceived by some of London's most talented designers and architects will be exhibited around Clerkenwell, celebrating the diversity of approaches within each discipline, says Owen Pritchard

Published in News
Monday, 19 May 2014 11:28

The Lego Movie

Charles Holland enjoys a witty take on the eternal Lego question – is it better to ignore the instructions?

Published in Review
Monday, 19 May 2014 01:00

Richard Hamilton at Tate Modern

There was far more to the late British artist's work than a brash pop art sensibility, Fatema Ahmed discovers

Published in Review

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 17:16

Colin Ward – Life, Times and Thought

Owen Hatherley is intrigued by the contradictions in the British architect and town planner Colin Ward's practical anarchism

Published in Review
Thursday, 15 May 2014 16:45

All that is Solid by Danny Dorling

Britain's housing crisis isn't a question of supply – it's far more serious than that, finds Douglas Murphy

Published in Review
Thursday, 15 May 2014 16:27

Ruin Lust at Tate Britain

Isabel Stevens finds humour, fear and melancholy among the rubble as Tate Britain explores our abiding obsession with decay

Published in Review
Published in GALLERY
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

Rianne Makkink and Jurgen Bey find inspiration in a wanderer's backpack and walking stick for an exhibit on the future of living

Published in News
Thursday, 15 May 2014 11:15

Design Shanghai 2014

The inaugural event brought together a diverse range of products and brands and heralded the arrival of China on the international design stage

Published in News
Thursday, 15 May 2014 10:36

Reid Building by Steven Holl

Steven Holl's first UK building stares down one of the country's finest. But has it turned out to be the monster that some Glaswegians feared?

Published in News
Thursday, 15 May 2014 09:06

Five by Matsuso T

Matsuso T's Japanese-Swedish collaboration has resulted in a finely crafted, if occasionally eccentric, range of pentagonal wood furniture

Published in News
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 16:56

Sochi Pavilion by Asif Khan

Asif Khan's installation for the Winter Olympics was a screen of motorised pins that created monumental reliefs from scans of visitors' faces

Published in News
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 16:37

The New School by SOM

The University Center brings together seven New York colleges on one site, but in doing so separates its students from the surrounding city

Published in News

3D printing meets medieval alchemy in this ceramic perfume-making system Belgian studio Unfold has made for a French perfume designer

Published in News
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 15:47

Man Machine by Konstantin Grcic

Konstantin Grcic's range of industrial-styled, piston controlled furniture shows that glass designs don't have to be delicate

Published in News
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