Universal Design Studio has designed interiors for 1930s-style furniture shop Isokon, which has moved to an 1880s former industrial building in London’s Turnham Green. The consultancy has retained the building’s original cog lift and has incorporated a birch ply staircase. The store entrance will now be separate from the workshops, where the original 1930s designs are still manufactured. Contemporary designs by Michael Sodeau and Barber Osgerby Associates will also be on show. The Isokon shop opened to the public on 8 December.
McDermott & McGough’s piece is a functional, secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.
This month, head to Manchester for a city-wide design extravaganza, delve into the world of Roald Dahl and read all about the history of graphic design.
Exhibitions, print fairs and a room full of giant bees are among our picks of the best events to get down to at this year’s Northern extravaganza.
As World Mental Health Day takes place this week, we speak to designers, freelance creatives and illustrators about their experiences of mental illness or issues, and ask