Design that pushes the boundaries of the domestic realm is examined in James Soane’s book New Home. The Project Orange director – formerly at Conran & Partners – considers architectural approaches from the age-old problem of shelter to modern questions of comfort. Works by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Minoru Yamasaki are assessed alongside those of John Pawson and Sarah Wigglesworth. New Home is published on 16 June by Conran Octopus, priced £50.
As we approach the most wonderful time of the year, we ask creative directors what gift someone should buy a designer for Christmas.
The digital design consultancy has appointed a new head, who will oversee its six global offices and lead on growing the business in size and helping it make more money.
Send us photos of your offices decorated for Christmas, and we’ll be publishing a selection of the best ones next week.
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