The retailer plans to expand its Social Entrepreneurs initiative to the country, which will see Syrian refugees and local Jordanian women produce textiles and rugs to be sold in Ikea stores in the Middle East.
The latest furniture design news, views, inspiration and opinion.
From a book exploring the life and work of Paula Scher through to our poll launched in light of the General Election 2017 – the important design from the last seven days.
To celebrate the launch of Ikea’s PS collection, Ikea and Design Week are teaming up to discuss designing for modern urban living conditions. We’re also hosting a special event and you can be part of it.
Milan Design Week, Offf Barcelona 2017 and problems for Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge – the important design news from the last seven days.
We visited the annual Salone del Mobile design week in Milan, which saw exhibitions, product launches and installations from the likes of Tom Dixon, Ikea and Airbnb.
The important design news from the last seven days, including our report on ageism in the design industry and a tender to redesign the UK passport following Brexit.
From Ikea’s Let’s Make Room for Life festival, which reimagines modern day, urban living, to Alessi’s window display installation paying tribute to the late Zaha Hadid, we round up the best bits to check out at Salone del Mobile Milano this year.
Find out who we’ve selected to be part of our panel of expert judges and remember you have until 29 March to enter the Design Week Awards.
You now have a couple more weeks to enter the Design Week Awards, which is back with a bunch of new awards alongside our most popular categories. It’s time to get entering.
We’re putting together some in-depth research on the state of play of the design industry, to see what it looks like, how much designers get paid (and how happy they are about it), as well as what perks designers are being offered.
Mathers will take on the role of director in the company working with entrepreneur Damon Bonser to help product designers get their products to market.
Last week, Tristram Hunt resigned from his role as a Labour Party MP to become the London V&A’s new director. We ask current designers why they decided to switch to design.
Lee Broom has housed his furniture and lighting collections from the last ten years in an installation within a disused vault at Milano Centrale station as part of Milan Design Week. Each piece has been reimagined in new materials and finishes. The limited edition pieces were accompanied by a handcrafted Carrara marble grandfather clock. The collection […]
Studiomama has designed a 13m² property in north London with the aim of making a small interior feel spacious. “We have created small spaces before but this is a great challenge as it is impossible to get a small space like this to work using any off the shelf furniture,” says co-founder of Studiomama Nina Tolstrup. […]
Jasper Morrison has designed an All Plastic Chair (APC), which translates classic wooden seating style into a “21st century plastic manifestation”. The chair, which won the best chair product at Salone del Mobile in 2016, is made from dyed-through polypropene and features an ergonomic backrest. The APC is available to pre-order from The Conran Shop […]
David Rockwell Group has designed a “pop-up speakeasy” for the not-for-profit Davos World Economic Forum 2017. It has been designed for parties, receptions and meetings. Some 2,500 international businesses, political leaders, academics, NGOs and journalists attend the event.
Consultancy Mynt Design has designed a new retail interior concept for furniture store Hillarys Blinds, with the first store opening in Bristol this month. The design includes white walls, white wooden floors, and spotlight lighting. Hillarys stocks blinds, shutters, curtains, carpets and awnings. The new design will continue to roll out this year.
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 […]
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 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.