The Greater London Authority’s Design for London architecture and urbanism unit has appointed Peter Bishop, former Camden Council director of culture and environment, as its first director. He will take up the position in January. ‘This is a broad brief, but it is my hope to address the small-scale elements of design too,’ he says.
From the magic world of mushrooms, to design heavyweights and more, these are the design books we think you should read this autumn and winter.
Among the projects is a spatial audio technique that turns your living room into St Paul’s Cathedral and an AR app that fills your interiors with flowers.
From upcycled cabinets to a spotlight on Baltic design, we run down the can’t-miss exhibitions and trade shows at this year’s London Design Festival.
The new look “places Peter front and centre” according to the publishing house, and has been designed by studio CreateFuture.