Inspiration

Welcome to Design Week’s Inspiration Board. Here you can search through inspirational design imagery using a series of filters, or just browse random images. You can also submit your own work for consideration on the board using the button below.

Speys food court interior design, by Uxus

Amsterdam-based interior design consultancy Uxus has designed Speys, a food court within Jaarbeurs, the Netherlands’ largest event centre based in Utrecht. Speys seats roughly 520 people and adopts an art deco style, characterised by the geometric patterns which adorn the walls and old-fashioned, cinema-style lighting. Old, archive posters previously used to advertise the venue also […]

Here East shuttle bus livery, by Dn&co

Dn&co has designed the livery for the new shuttle buses being used across Here East, a digital and creative campus in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East London. The livery features the Here East visual identity, and all of the shuttle buses are covered in a series of dot patterns inspired by the Here East […]

Rail House Café interiors, by Adam White and Box 9 Design

East Sussex-based consultancy Box 9 Design has designed the interiors for Rail House Café, a new restaurant in London’s Victoria. The interiors have been designed by Box 9 Design founder Lou Davies in collaboration with the restaurant’s founder Adam White. Inspired by the design of a metropolitan train station, the restaurant features multiple hubs which […]

Vatnajökull plane, by Icelandair

Airline Icelandair has revealed a new, glacier-themed plane to mark its 80th anniversary. The Vatnajökull plane – named after the most active glacier in Iceland – sees the glacier recreated on the plane exterior. It has been spray painted by hand by a team of artists, taking a total of 24 days to create using […]

Air Unltd branding, by Born + Raised

Sheffield-based consultancy Born + Raised has created the branding for Air Unltd, a new trampoline park in Speke, Liverpool. The consultancy was briefed to come up with the name, as well as create the visual identity and strategy for the trampoline park. The name Air Unltd has been chosen to allow the company to become […]

Axel Arigato Gallery, by Christian Halleröd

Shoe and clothing brand Axel Arigato has opened a store-cum-gallery-space in Stockholm, Sweden, working with architect Christian Halleröd, who created the space. The space aims to appear “clean” with a few installations “blown out of proportion”, says the shoe brand, including a 100kg plexiglass display at the centre of the store, yellow fur seats and […]

Jigsaw store concept, by Barber Design

This singular concept is for Jigsaw’s Cobham, Surrey store. Each new store has its own look and feel and this is the second one that Barber has worked on for the client. Each store is designed to be sympathetic to its surroundings and the architecture of the building it is situated in. Jigsaw has 82 stores […]

Newmor collection, by Newmor and Stephen Walter

Wallpaper company Newmor has worked with designer Stephen Walter on a new collection based on his intricate map illustrations. The collection is based on several of Walter’s artworks, including London Subterranea and Hub. The first geographically tracks the routes of old London rivers, sewers, the tube network and now-defunct tube stations, while the second depicts […]

Time Machine, by Lee Broom

Lee Broom has housed his furniture and lighting collections from the last ten years in an installation within a disused vault at Milano Centrale station as part of Milan Design Week. Each piece has been reimagined in new materials and finishes. The limited edition pieces were accompanied by a handcrafted Carrara marble grandfather clock. The collection […]

BMW i3 and i8 special editions, by Garage Italia Customs

Automotive customisation company Garage Italia Customs has designed a special edition of BMW’s i3 and i8 car models. The brightly patterned car liveries pay homage to the Memphis Design Group, an Italian design collective from the 1980s which designed Pop Art-inspired home furnishings. Garage Italia Customs’ designs for BMW were unveiled at Milan Design Week […]

Hawkers Bar and Brasserie branding, by DesignLSM

Consultancy DesignLSM has designed the branding for new London-based bar and restaurant Hawkers Bar & Brasserie. Hawkers references the aviation history of the bar’s location in Kingston, and is named after flight pioneer Harry Hawker. Kingston upon Thames is known for its aircraft factory founded in 1912, while Kingston University is now host to specialist […]

Tate Edit x Momosan Shop, by Tate Modern and Momoko Mizutani

The Tate Modern’s newest art and design shop Tate Edit will be showcasing a selection of fresh products from 28 April, when Momoko Mizutani takes over as guest curator. Product and furniture designer Jasper Morrison has curated the shop since it opened in November 2016, and will now hand the reins to Mizutani. Featured objects […]

Grey London rebrand, by Valenstein & Fatt

Grey London has rebranded as Valenstein & Fatt and designed its new visual identity. The ad agency says it has decided to use the names of its Jewish founders as a statement of its “commitment to diversity and openness” amid the rise of right wing populism in politics. The new visual identity features a black […]

Nissan X-Trail 4Dogs, by L3

  Northamptonshire consultancy L3 has designed a car concept for Nissan tailored specifically for dog owners. Based on Nissan’s existing X-Trail model, L3’s design looks to recognise dogs as “an integral part of family life”. The consultancy has transformed the boot space into an area for dogs to relax, featuring a “no spill” water dispenser, […]

Cut and Tube lighting collections, by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon has unveiled two new lighting collections, Cut and Tube. Cut features a series of pendants with a mirror finish which cast a kaleidoscopic reflection when the lights are switched on, while Tube comprises a black cylindrical shape with laser cut holes. The new lighting ranges will go on display at Multiplex, a two-storey […]

Keflavik International Airport installation, by Nulty

London-based lighting design consultancy Nulty has designed a lighting scheme for Keflavik International Airport in Iceland, which looks to reimagine the Northern Lights. The design comprises an interactive installation of LED outdoor lights, which project a sequence of different colours onto the ceiling of the airport’s arrivals and departures lounges. The installation reacts to live […]

London Fashion Week mural, by Jacqueline Bissett

Fashion illustrator Jacqueline Bissett has decorated the windows of design consultancy Gpstudio with sketches of outfits she saw at London Fashion Week. The colourful illustrations adorn the studio’s arch window that sits under the railway at Southwark in London, “transforming the pavement outside into a free gallery”, says the studio. Bissett has painted interpretations of […]

Lumene rebrand, by JDO

JDO has created a new visual identity for Finnish beauty brand Lumene to coincide with its release of a new series of skincare and cosmetic ranges. The new identity is based on the concept of “beauty born of light” and inspired by the natural landscapes of the brand’s Nordic homeland. The new identity and packaging […]

13m² house interiors, by Studiomama

Studiomama has designed a 13m² property in north London with the aim of making a small interior feel spacious. “We have created small spaces before but this is a great challenge as it is impossible to get a small space like this to work using any off the shelf furniture,” says co-founder of Studiomama Nina Tolstrup. […]

Building V&A Dundee film, by V&A Dundee team

Building V&A Dundee from V&A Dundee on Vimeo. The team behind the yet-to-open Victoria and Albert (V&A) Dundee has released a film detailing its architecture and the cultural place it will hold in the city. The film includes interviews with people involved in the project such as architect Kengo Kuma and Dundee City Council executive […]

Toyota UAE flagship interiors, by Greenspace

Greenspace has designed the interiors of the Toyota flagship for the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Al-Futtaim Motors, which is the exclusive distributor of Toyota in the country. The 9,500 m2 flagship store and service centre features a clean modern design with red, grey and white furniture to tie in with Toyota’s brand colours. It includes […]

Schmiedhof Alm Restaurant interiors, by ARSP

Austrian and German-based architectural firm Architekten Rüf Stasi Partner (ARSP) has designed the interiors for the Schmiedhof Alm Restaurant, situated in the Zell am See Ski region of Austria. The design of the 200-seater restaurant is based on the structure of a timber ski hut, with features including exposed timber beams and window seats overlooking […]

DKUK gallery interiors, by Sam Jacob Studio

Sam Jacob Studio has refurbished the interiors of the DKUK gallery in Peckham’s Holdrons Arcade. The space is run by artist and hairdresser Daniel Kelly, and functions as both an art gallery and hair salon. A mirror is used as a “spatial device” in the centre of the space, with yellow framing structures used to […]

“Outside in” house, by Pantone and Airbnb

Pantone has teamed up with Airbnb to transform a house in London’s Clerkenwell into an “indoor-outdoor oasis”, in tribute to its colour of the year: Pantone15-0343. The house features a woodland reception, indoor greenhouse-cum-dining room, garden bedroom with mown lawn, topiaries and soporific plants, a tented area for kids and a herb garden kitchen. Guests […]

Queens interiors, by DesignLSM

DesignLSM has redesigned the interiors of Queens ice-skating and bowling alley in Queensway, west London. The space comprises 12 bowling lanes, an indoor ice rink, two bars and a restaurant area by pop-up restaurateur Jimmy Garcia. DesignLSM says it opted for a “playful and bold” design scheme, featuring bespoke vinyls, laminates and glossed ceramic tiles.

Kusmi Tea retail concept, by Christopher Jenner

Christopher Jenner has created a concept for Kusmi Tea, which will roll out in the US and emerging markets. Kusmi Paris went into business in 1867 and was known for its Bouquet of Flowers blend, which was popular with Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. The brief to Jenner was to design a new concept which would […]

Pop-Up speakeasy for Davos World Forum, by David Rockwell

David Rockwell Group has designed a “pop-up speakeasy” for the not-for-profit Davos World Economic Forum 2017. It has been designed for parties, receptions and meetings. Some 2,500 international businesses, political leaders, academics, NGOs and journalists attend the event.

V Room, by Virgin Holidays and Campaign

Virgin Atlantic’s in-house design team has worked with Campaign on the V-Room at Gatwick airport, which has been designed for Virgin Holidays customers. Opening on Wednesday, the pre-flight recreation space combines a restaurant area, under fives play area, gaming space and day beds to make customers feel like they’re already on holiday. “We’ve really tried to […]

Hillarys interior concept, by Mynt Design

Consultancy Mynt Design has designed a new retail interior concept for furniture store Hillarys Blinds, with the first store opening in Bristol this month. The design includes white walls, white wooden floors, and spotlight lighting. Hillarys stocks blinds, shutters, curtains, carpets and awnings. The new design will continue to roll out this year.

Pomona’s interiors, by Sundae Design Studio

Sundae Design Studio has designed the interiors for Californian-inspired restaurant and bar, Pomona’s. Situated on Hereford Road in Notting Hill, west London, the restaurant’s interiors are inspired by David Hockney’s work from his 1970s Malibu period. It features brightly coloured chairs, steel-top tables and birch bench seating, along with hanging potted plants and cacti.

English Cut store interiors, by Campaign

Campaign has designed the interiors for British tailoring brand English Cut’s first store in Marylebone, London. The design is based on the concept of “British craftsmanship”, says Campaign, with “muted, minimal” interior features such as chevron flooring. Downstairs in its bespoke tailoring area, a large cutting table showcases a variety of different fabrics available, while […]

Boxpark Croydon, by Filthy Media

Consultancy Filthy Media has developed the branding for food and drink pop-up the Boxpark, for its second home in Croydon. The original Boxpark is based in east London. Filthy Media worked with the original branding, adapting it so it could work across applications such as shipping containers, London buses, London Underground barriers, telephone boxes and […]

Eastland shopping centre Christmas installation, by Your Studio

Consultancy Your Studio has designed a Christmas installation for Eastland shopping centre in Melbourne, Australia. The installation includes an outdoor 9m-tall tree made of crystal glass, with a real Christmas tree trapped inside, an indoor multi-sensory “snow storm” made up fake icebergs, light and sounds, and an in-store Christmas glade area which recreates a “fairy […]

Human Nature installation at Aqua Shard, by Timothy Hatton

Architect Timothy Hatton has designed a festive-themed installation at Aqua Shard in central London. The installation comprises 3,000 of 3D-printed leaves, made up of leaf skeletons from five British deciduous tree species. The installation is suspended from the three-storey atrium on the 31st level of the Shard.

The Kodakery pop-up shop, by Jack Morton

Kodak has launched a pop-up shop in Soho, London to launch its new Ektra Smartphone, and consultancy Jack Morton has designed the interiors. The Kodakery is open until 23 December and is showcasing Kodak products alongside the new smartphone. As well as a product store, the shop is also designed as a “creative hub for […]

GF Smith Show Space interiors, by Made Thought and D-raw

Made Thought and architects D-raw have designed the interiors for, G. F Smith’s new Show Space on Eastcastle Street, central London. Housed across two floors, the 370m2 space features a grey colour palette, and houses a 14-metre “Collection Wall” showcasing every paper the company has created, spanning every shade in the Colorplan range. Downstairs it […]

Cinnamon Bazaar interiors, by DesignLSM

DesignLSM has designed the interiors for Cinnamon Bazaar, a new restaurant in Covent Garden which is part of a group of Indian restaurants called The Cinnamon Collection. The design has been inspired by Indian street markets, with a colour palette of gold, blues and greens. The main dining room also features hand-painted Indian artworks and […]

L’Hôtel Marrakech, by Jasper Conran

Jasper Conran has opened a hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, based in a 19th century riad. L’Hôtel Marrakech is comprised of five suites, which surround a courtyard garden and swimming pool. It includes pieces of Moroccan antique furniture, textiles, lighting and art, all taken from Conran’s collection. Conran worked on the restoration of the building with […]

The New Black, by Phoa Kia Boon and Clifford Hiscock

Founder Phoa Kia Boon and creative director Clifford Hiscock have designed The New Black, a coffee shop on Philpot Lane in central London. Design features include stainless steel benches which hide the coffee machines, steel and glass bench seating areas and a “bean counter” near the entrance, where customers are able to smell the individual […]

Tower Bridge Exhibition’s Engine Rooms, by Drinkall Dean

Drinkall Dean has designed the new shop and ticket area for Tower Bridge Exhibition’s Engine Rooms, which house the steam engines, furnaces and accumulators once used to power the raising of Tower Bridge. Design elements include brass shelves inspired by trays in the engine rooms and a series of coloured steel shelves which are used […]

Barneys Christmas window displays, by Studio Job

Antwerp and Amsterdam-based Studio Job, has partnered with US retailer Barneys for the holiday season. The collaboration includes an installation for the department store’s Christmas window displays, a new product collection and graphics used within the stores. All of the designs are based on the themes of love, peace and joy.

Here East wayfinding system, by Dn&co

Dn&co has designed the signage and wayfinding system for Here East’s digital and creative campus at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. The tech hub’s signage system is inspired by electronic circuit diagrams, while digital screens embedded into walls display a sequence of digital maps, signposting and brand messages, developed by digital agency […]

Absurd Bird interiors, by Design LSM

The Absurd Bird restaurant – known for its branches in London’s Soho and and Spitalfields – has just opened its first site outside of the capital. Situated in Exeter, the restaurant has been inspired by Southern US states and designed by Design LSM. The look and feel has been developed around a story of two […]

Sunglass Hut flagship, by Campaign

Melbourne-based design consultancy Campaign has designed the interiors of a new flagship store for Sunglass Hut in the city. The design for the glasses store includes concrete floors and walls with marble and terrazzo plinths, and graffiti walls inspired by the streets of Melbourne. The shopfront is made of glass and concrete tiles, which aims […]

Bellhop lamp, by Flos and Barber & Osgerby

Italian lighting brand Flos has collaborated with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, to create a lamp for the newly opened Design Museum’s Parabola restaurant. Bellhop is a cordless, spun aluminium lamp, which uses edge lighting technology and comes in navy blue.

Cooper Aerobics concept, by Shopworks

Shopworks has created a health and wellbeing concept for Cooper Aerobics aimed at the Chinese market where it says chronic disease and poor lifestyle are a major problem. The Cooper Aerobics Health and Wellness Centre is designed around four lifestyle pillars and eight regular habits that aim to improve quality of life.  A retail section, a […]

26 Grains interiors, by Block: 1 Design

Block: 1 Design has designed the interiors for 26 Grains restaurant in Neal’s Yard, London. The Nordic-inspired concept includes a stripped back palette of several different woods, marble and rough rendered walls, reflecting the Scandinavian style dishes.

Kanuka branding, by DesignLSM

DesignLSM has worked on the brand identity for loose-leaf company, Kanuka, featuring a pared back design and simple colour palette of light and dark brown. The consultancy has also worked on the company’s interior design for its store in St Albans, signage, business stationery and packaging.

Foyles Chelmsford store interiors, by Lustedgreen

Lustedgreen has worked on the interiors of Foyles’ latest store in Chelmsford, Essex. The store is set across two floors, featuring a book gallery, video wall with changing displays and a “wall of books” near the entrance with the message “Welcome book lover, you are among friends”. The floor and shop fittings come in washed […]

We Are Bar branding, by Ragged Edge

Ragged Edge has created the branding for We Are Bar, a new venue in the City of London. A bracket device has been used in the branding, while a set of illustrations were created by artist Luis Dourado to be included on wall posters. A colour palette of a “premium” dark green and “contemporary” light […]

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