Welcome to the all-new Interiors magazine.
Why does the world need another design publication? To cut a long story short – quite literally. In a profession that is near breaking point with information overload this magazine exists so that interior designers and architects can finally live with tidy desks and clear brains – in as much as the creative process allows, of course.
Coming from the Design Week stable, the Interiors magazine provides you with an edited selection of what has been going on in the world of interior architecture and design and an informed analysis of what might happen next. When the RSS feeds are overflowing criticism and analysis can be all too easily drowned out, so Interiors takes the long view and – twice a year – sifts through it all for you and presents the real-world, realised projects for you to digest easily in one place.
Design is ultimately all about people, of course, and an international network of correspondents – from New York to Shanghai – is crucial in making this possible. Alongside their informed reports and detailed case studies of the highlights, Interiors has assembled a distinguished panel of contributors and commentators to unpick the industry’s key issues for detailed dissection. In this issue, gallerist Libby Sellers has the last word on the design art definition, Stephen Bayley questions the current claims of design expertise in Hollywood, and our official office expert Jeremy Myerson explains that the Greenest design measures are not always what you might think.
The biannual format of Interiors also allows us to take a step back and to analyse the industry trends that are sticking. Discussed in these pages are where Beijing’s design scene is heading now (Beijing in bloom), and whether retailers’ current efforts to be sustainable really are (Growing pains). Where should you look for the best practice in guerrilla galleries and pop-up shops? Meanwhile, mass-customisation and massclusivity are buzzwords affecting every area of manufacturing at the moment – but how will that impact on interior design? Read what Ken Olling thinks about it all in A personal touch.
We hope you enjoy the issue and look forward to receiving your feedback.