New Labour’s message that high quality design can improve our lives seems to be getting through already. To London’s criminal fraternity, at least. Smash and grab raiders paid a visit to the Vitra Showroom in London’s Grosvenor Street in the early hours of 1 June, making off with a 3000 Eames Lounge Chair. Strangely, the matching sidestool was left behind. If you have been offered a cheap Eames chair in black leather with a cherry wood frame, or would like to sell one, do let us know.
A shrinking national economy is now a likely backdrop for the design industry – which despite having a proven track record for growth – has been neglected in this budget.
As the festive season gets into full swing, we take a look at retailers’ flagship stores in London to see how shop windows are being used to attract seasonal shoppers
Partner Marina Willer has created the branding, exhibition space and two films for the new show, which delves into the history of the Italian car brand.
The development is the first commercial project from the car brand’s Mini Living offshoot, and will include apartments, workspaces and services such as car-sharing.