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The Optic Cloak, by Conrad Shawcross

Artist Conrad Shawcross has created a new architectural installation in London, in collaboration with architectural practice CF Møller Architects. The Optic Cloak is 49 metres high by 20 metres wide, and is made of aluminium cladding with perforated, triangular panels. The Panels fold across the surface of the tower, which forms geometric patterns, to create […]

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Foil installation, by Layer and Braun

Foil is one of many installations on show at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum this month, part of this year’s London Design Festival (LDF). In association with Braun, the huge, rotating sculpture of metal panels aims to replicate the blades of an electric shaver, and creates an immersive experience around the gallery as it […]

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New Vintage, by Philips Lighting

Philips Lighting has announced a new lighting range, called New Vintage. Drawing on the themes of retro and nostalgia, the range includes the Surrey pendant, featuring black and copper detail and a metallic finish. The range is available this month, with the Surrey pendants priced from £49.

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Tefal Maison Breakfast set, by Seymourpowell

Seymourpowell has designed a Maison Breakfast set for Tefal, comprising a retro style stainless steel kettle and toaster. The breakfast set comes in a range of colours, including black. The two companies’ culinary design partnership dates back to 1985, when they created the world’s first cordless kettle. Maison Breakfast is available to buy now from […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07:  'Thought of Train of Thought, 2016' by Royal Academician Ron Arad is unveiled at St Pancras International station on July 7, 2016 in London, England.  The peice has been commissioned for Terrace Wires, co-presented by HS1 Ltd. and the Royal Academy of Arts.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Terrace Wires)

Thought of Train of Thought, by Ron Arad

Ron Arad has revealed his Thought of Train of Thought installation at St Pancras International station in London, as part of a four-year partnership between HS1 Ltd and the Royal Academy for the station’s public sculpture series, Terrace Wires. Thought of Train of Thought is made up of an 18m aluminium twisted blade that rotates […]

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ArcelorMittal Orbit slide, by Carsten Höller

Carsten Höller’s giant helter-skelter inspired slide at the Anish Kapoor-designed ArcelorMittal Orbit, east London opens to the public today. The 178m slide comprises thirty sections, and has a silver base and transparent top half. Starting at the 76m high viewpoint, Höller’s slide spirals round the sculpture’s latticed structure in corkscrew shape before dropping sharply towards […]

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For Zaha, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

The Bouroullec brothers have designed a floral installation as a tribute to the late Zaha Hadid. The tribute is installed at the Vitra Fire Station, part of the Vitra Campus in Weil, Germany. It was originally the architect’s first major completed building, which she was commissioned to design in 1990 after much of the campus […]

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The Hive at Kew Gardens, by Wolfgang Buttress

Artist Wolfgang Buttress’ The Hive has been installed at Kew Gardens. The 17m high, 40,000kg installation was first conceived as the centrepiece of the UK Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo and designed in collaboration with BDP and Simmonds Studio. The Hive, which is designed to look like a giant beehive, has now been relocated […]

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Summer Exhibition installations, by Ron Arad

Artist, designer and architect Ron Arad is holding his inaugural London solo exhibition at Ben Brown Fine Arts this summer. Summer Exhibition will feature Arad’s most recent work, ranging from sculptures to industrial design. The striking Puddles – 32 unique, mirror-polished stainless steel tables – were created especially for the exhibition, and curve around the […]

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British Airways i360 pod, by Marks Barfield Architects

Marks Barfield Architects has designed the world’s tallest moving observation tower in Brighton, which will open later this summer. The futuristic British Airways i360 observation pod rises 138m above Brighton beach, offering 360-degree views of Brighton and Hove, the Sussex coast and the English Channel. The observation also holds the Guinness World Record for the […]

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Glenlivet Cipher bottle design, by NB Studio

NB Studio has designed the packaging for a limited edition version of whisky brand Glenlivet. The Glenlivet Cipher bottle aims to be mysterious and enigmatic, says the consultancy, with an opaque black colour, no description of taste, smell or colour, and no age indication. The outer packaging uses black and silver foiling on black paper, […]

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, by Bjarke Ingels

This year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, takes the form of one of the simple forms of architecture: the brick wall. Ingels has used hollow fibreglass blocks that are stacked on top of each other to create the wall. Depending on what angle you are looking at the pavilion from it […]

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]