8 January 2009

News in Pictures

Studio Archirivolto will present its latest range of chairs, Nord- Sud-Ovest-Est, at the Milan furniture fair in April.

Unearthly inspiration

Anyone expecting insights into Voodoo’s roots in West Africa, or its synthesis with Christianity by the African diaspora, will probably be disappointed.

Folding stuff

Cardboard is alive with possibilities. A new wave of enthusiasts is using it as room dividers, event decor and exhibition vitrines. Its eco-friendliness and low cost give it enduring appeal, says Sarah Frater.

Flower power

American textile designer Alexander Girard was a
favourite of Herman Miller in the 1950s – as well as a noted retail innovator. Some of his bright, folk-themed ideas have been picked up by an American bicycle company and they colourfully evoke his legacy


Towards the end of my school career, I was sent by a craft, design and technology teacher to a screen-printing studio, based in an old Rochdale schoolbuilding, called Peopleprint. Perhaps as an outlet for my hormone-fuelled energy or, maybe, just so he could get some peace.I spent two weeks in an Aladdin’s cave of posters, […]

New year, new reality

Christmas is but a distant memory, and the harsh facts of life in the downturn are about to hit home. Adrian Shaughnessy tells designers what they can expect

News in Pictures

Katie Scott has created the illustrations for the new CD by comedians John Lloyd and Bill Bailey, The Museum of Curiosity, which is being released today

Magpie consolidates promotional messages for Knight Frank

Magpie Studio has created a suite of promotional print items to support estate agent Knight Frank’s activities.The materials, launching this week, include key values and seasonal messages to be used locally by Knight Frank’s network of offices nationwide.Magpie was invited to a competitive credentials pitch last June, following a referral from Hat-Trick Design.Hat-Trick revamped Knight […]

Sedley Place to create interiors for Atum Cove resort in Egypt

Sedley Place is designing a range of interiors for Atum Cove, a recreational development in Egypt, set in a newly landscaped 120ha space.Appointed by Cypriot developer Trustwise in September after two rounds of competitive pitching, Sedley Place won the contract on the strength of its branding and interiors experience, according to Mick Nash, Sedley Place […]

Airport and book exhibition design for Hussein Chalayan

A sneak preview of the design for Hussein Chalayan’s upcoming show at the Design Museum reveals that its look is inspired by airports and books. Block Architecture and graphics group Åbäke are redesigning the exhibition and accompanying materials.‘[It] will look like a mixture between an airport and a book,’ describes Åbäke designer Maki Suzuki, who […]

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