Conran & Partners has designed the interiors for discount clothes retailer Uniqlo’s first stores outside Japan. Two shops open in London on Friday, with more to follow within the M25 area. Though Tokyo-based, Uniqlo did not want to seem like a Japanese brand to UK consumers, says project architect Robert Malcolm. ‘The philosophy is to let the clothes speak for themselves,’ he says. This includes high ceilings, flexible aisles that can be customised as required and a ‘wet beach’ look for the flooring.
National Rail raised eyebrows this week with a green revamp of its logo – we spoke to designers including Astrid Stavro and Matt Baxter about the change.
ThoughtMatter has rebranded the New York music and cultural space with details inspired by the local area’s arched windows.
The illustrator talks to Design Week ahead of a new exhibition about breaking into the industry and why it’s more fun to draw haute couture than “wearable clothes”.
Plan set out to engage designers with key climate change issues as part of two day festival, which looks to forge better links between designers and leaders in sustainability.