Furniture company Vitra is harking back to Charles and Ray Eames’ classic plastic chair with a new interactive exhibition set to take place during this year’s London Design Festival. The Eames Plastic Chair installation will showcase physical versions of the chair, and engage visitors through a digital experience allowing them to create their own versions […]
Glasgow-based social enterprise Local Heroes has curated an exhibition of furniture designed by Slaps. The exhibition looks to be an “antidote to the ubiquity of minimalist design”, says Local Heroes, with the furniture also designed to withstand the Scottish weather. Glasgow duo Slaps has created the Calm Tree and Glasgow-Rella seats, both of which are […]
Designer Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio has redesigned the interiors of the brasserie in shopping and entertainment complex Publicis Drugstore in Paris, France. The studio has renamed the restaurant as Le Drugstore, and added oxblood coloured upholstery and brass fixtures to complement the existing timber walls and marble bars in the space. The interiors take […]
British designer Tom Dixon has opened his first standalone store in South East Asia. The shop is located on Hollywood Road in Central Hong Kong, and features the brand’s latest furniture, lighting and home accessories collections. On the ground floor of the store, shoppers are invited to explore the collections in more depth by using […]
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 […]
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. […]
Jasper Morrison has designed an All Plastic Chair (APC), which translates classic wooden seating style into a “21st century plastic manifestation”. The chair, which won the best chair product at Salone del Mobile in 2016, is made from dyed-through polypropene and features an ergonomic backrest. The APC is available to pre-order from The Conran Shop […]
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.
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.
Sculptor Zuza Mengham has been selected as one of Tom Dixon’s “rising talents” of this year. Her latest work includes a series of resin-cast furniture, including her Nexus Z-shape chair, her Camber flower vase and her Murmur book ends. Other materials used include birch-plywood, terrazzo, synthetic onyx, and marble. These will be exhibited at Paris-based […]
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 […]
Furniture designer Deadgood has launched a new collection, called Future. The collection includes collaborations with British designers Gala Wright and Magnus Long, Vicki Leach and John Tree, alongside a collaboration with British textiles company Bute.