Irish architecture and interiors consultancy RKD has designed Independent Newspapers’ state-of-the-art printing plant in Dublin, which opens at the end of March. The plant’s interiors, which are visible from the outside thanks to the use of transparent glass, are painted in a palette of industrial colours including grey, blue and white. A white aerofoil-shaped roof covers the entire press hall, which features lighting designed to further illuminate the presses.
Offthetopofmyhead’s founder and creative director says there’s no such thing as brand design and much of what the design industry says about brand is incomprehensible, pretentious and just plain daft.
The new store — conceived by design and architectural practice Gensler — has a gaming lounge, multi-purpose Community Theatre and a McLaren sports car on the ground floor.
From vegan vending machines to zero plastic takeaways, the food industry is finding inventive solutions to its plastic problem.