The Savoy Group has taken a great step towards offering higher recognition to designers with the latest glossy brochure for its London hotels, which include Claridges, The Berkeley and, of course, The Savoy. The document waxes lyrical about the care lavished by designers of interiors and furniture, and by the craftsmen who restored original hotel features to their full glory. Unfortunately, it neglects to mention Lees Associates, which was responsible for a minor section of The Savoy: the foyer.
A highlight of the retail concept is a “trial space” resembling a basketball court, which features the brand’s manifesto in Arabic.
As part of our series on design in 2019, Clotilde Passalacqua, interior design leader at Ikea UK and Ireland, looks at what will happen in interior design over the next
Amid a tough retail climate and increasing competition from online stores, we look at how bricks-and-mortar shops are finding new ways to entice customers.
Ann Crabtree, Alice Rawsthorn, David Droga and John Pawson are among the international speakers at this year’s Design Indaba festival, which takes place next month in South Africa.