As part of our series on the future of design in 2017, Made.com head of design Ruth Wassermann looks at what will happen in furniture design over the next 12 months.
The latest furniture design news, views, inspiration and opinion.
The Design Week Awards is back with a bunch of new awards alongside old favourites to recognise the growing breadth and integration of the industry. It’s time to get entering.
Organisation Anti-Copying in Design (ACID) has urged Government to create new laws which will better protect designers’ work once the UK loses access to EU laws.
The news that got you talking this year – we look at the 10 most-read stories across Design Week this year.
The yellow-green shade has been chosen to represent “restoration, renewal and hope” in light of a politically turbulent past year.
The A-level subject was set to be scrapped in October, but following a petition which saw more than 8,000 signatures, it will be revived next year – designers share their thoughts on the decision.
Airbnb’s new international headquarters in Dublin is its first office space where the architectural layout has been designed from scratch.
We speak to Lancashire-born Hemingway, one of the designers spearheading the new festival, which is set to launch in May 2017.
eBay Collective enables customers to search for products through image recognition technology.
Design Junction moves to King’s Cross and overhauls format to build show around more divisible spaces and a new emphasis on interaction.
The Victoria and Albert museum is host to exhibitions, talks, installations and design-led products for this year’s LDF – we sum up the things to catch.
The charity has introduced the award in response to Britain’s £3.3bn trade deficit.
Sculptor Zuza Mengham has been selected as one of Tom Dixon’s “rising talents” of this year. Her latest work includes a series of resin-cast furniture, including her Nexus Z-shape chair, her Camber flower vase and her Murmur book ends. Other materials used include birch-plywood, terrazzo, synthetic onyx, and marble. These will be exhibited at Paris-based […]
The Absurd Bird restaurant – known for its branches in London’s Soho and and Spitalfields – has just opened its first site outside of the capital. Situated in Exeter, the restaurant has been inspired by Southern US states and designed by Design LSM. The look and feel has been developed around a story of two […]
Furniture designer Deadgood has launched a new collection, called Future. The collection includes collaborations with British designers Gala Wright and Magnus Long, Vicki Leach and John Tree, alongside a collaboration with British textiles company Bute.
Design consultancy Studio Makgill has partnered with furniture company H Furniture to create a new version of the WW chair. The WW chair draws inspiration from the classic Windsor chair, and was previously only available in natural wood colours. The new limited edition range, which is being previewed at London Design Festival’s Designjunction this week, includes […]
Designer furniture company Vitra has turned a two-storey building in Shoreditch, London, into an office and lounge space, as part of London Design Festival. The space aims to be an area where people can “exchange ideas on how workspaces are evolving into the future”, says Vitra. The ground floor of the pop-up office includes the […]
Philips Lighting has announced a new lighting range, called New Vintage. Drawing on the themes of retro and nostalgia, the range includes the Surrey pendant, featuring black and copper detail and a metallic finish. The range is available this month, with the Surrey pendants priced from £49.
HCWD Studio has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a modular coat rack designed to make hanging clothes more efficient. Y-Rack is made from stainless steel and zinc alloy, and can be assembled and reassembled to suit different storage needs. The coat rack’s hanging pattern has branch-like hangers resembling a tree, which spread out in a […]
Made in Design has released a Back to School collection for its Autumn Winter 2016 range. The set comprises office furniture and supplies, lighting and accessories, including an exclusive pattern designed by ICH & KAR, called Penrose Fancy Wood, available in a large coffee table and an eight-seater dinner table. The collection is available to […]
Furniture design company Herman Miller has worked with consultancy Forpeople to create a range of meeting and home side chairs, which aim to be “responsive” to people’s movements and offer “immediate comfort”. The Keyn Chair Group is a collection of chairs formed of a modular system of four separate parts – base, cradle, seat shell and upholstered pad. The […]
Interior design company Bert & May is probably best known for its encaustic tiles, but it also designs a range of other interior pieces. Working with Ciarán O’Brien, Lucas Che Tizard and Lionel Real de Azúa of Red Deer Architects, Bert & May has designed a new hot box for summer. The fire pit weighs […]
Germany’s Vitra Design Museum has opened a new archive and exhibition space called Schaudepot, which brings the gallery’s 7,000 piece collections out of storage and into public view.
A change to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act will mean that designers’ work will be protected for 70 years after they die – as long as their designs qualify as being Works of Artistic Craftsmanship.
From the expansion of huge museums including Tate Modern and National Museum of Scotland, to Margaret Calvert receiving an OBE, we round up some of the key design events from the last seven days.
Ikea is set to open a 7000m2, four-storey museum space in Älmhult, Sweden on 30 June, and hopes to teach visitors about the humble roots of the furniture brand.