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.
The Design Museum has named the installation which allowed children from neighbouring countries to play with one another the Beazley Design of the Year.
With designers’ mental health taking a hit during the pandemic, the studio has developed MindFull to help its peers “feel a little less blue”.
The industry-standard musical interface’s first-ever rebrand is inspired by musical forms such as the Stuttgart pitch.
After years of struggling to find glasses that fit, the brains behind Reframd are using tech to design frames to fit the “face landmarks” of Black people.