“There’s a saying in our trade: the better the idea, the more unlikely it will see the light of day,” says Sam Hecht, partner of design studio Industrial Facility.
The Victorian terrace house on Peckham Road had been empty for years. It was a derelict shell adjoined to a grand piece of civic Victoriana.
What does England” mean today? That would be the question facing any designer looking to reinvent our national symbol.
In tackling home furnishings for the Hayward’s summer blockbuster, artists are catching up with design.
Max Bill, the modernists’ modernist, was dogmatic, moralistic, high-minded and anti just about everything – but we could use a few more like him.
Since the launch of the Apple iPad six months ago, the world of digital magazines has seen fevered activity and hyperbolic punditry.
Branches is a new addition to London-based designer Simon Heijdens’ digital plant series, shown by Gallery Libby Sellers at Design Miami/Basel in June.
Port light is British designer Alexander Taylor’s first project for London’s David Gill Galleries, shown at Design Miami/Basel in June.
Álvaro Siza’s Mimesis Museum in South Korea is a modern art gallery for a collector and art-book publisher.
The Westway, which opened in July 1970, is a botched modernist operation, as if part of Los Angeles’ freeway system has been grafted on to bypass west London’s coagulated arteries – only for London’s weakly pumping heart to reject it.
Some of design’s biggest names gathered in Serbia for the fifth annual Belgrade Design Week in June, and the festival’s outspoken founder told us why he feels creativity can save the Balkans.