Kracka has revisited its interiors work at Virgin Hotel’s London nightclub and restaurant venue, Kensington Roof Gardens. The group’s original design in 2001 involved adding a glass pavilion to the Grade II-listed site. The new brief was to make the space adaptable for other uses, such as conferencing. The ‘interplay’ with the roof gardens has been enhanced and screens introduced to create various ‘mini-areas’. The furniture emphasises ‘lounging’, with Love Bucket loungers, Hunter chaises longues and richly tactile wall claddings.
From Colonel Sanders to Coco the Monkey, mascots can be some of the most resonant parts of brands. But how do you create a good one and keep it current?
Having won an award for services to design education, we chat to the designer about why craft isn’t as important as we might think, and why recycling is a con.
Design Partners has unveiled a wearable heart monitor vest, which aims to provide a more comfortable experience and deliver more accurate data.
The opening of the exhibition coincides with the upcoming COP26 climate conference, and interrogates how design can tackle the critical problem of waste.