A revamped Natural History Museum was unveiled, art and design university applications fell dramatically and Sky Sports got a new look – the design news from the last seven days.
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US consultancy FRCH Design Worldwide has worked on the restaurant chain’s Fresh Forward store concept, which features an updated food display system and self-service kiosks.
Contractors are vying to design new stations in London and Birmingham where the “very best in engineering and design” are promised.
Consultancy Casson Mann has made a blue whale skeleton called Hope the focal point of the redesign, as the institution looks to transition to a “museum of the future”.
From an exhibition celebrating 20th century Italian designer Franco Grignani, to a new initiative from the Mayor of London making housing in the capital more “affordable”, we round up the design news from the last seven days.
The Mayor of London has committed to the Good Growth by Design programme, rallying the likes of David Adjaye and Wayne Hemingway to help make London’s buildings more “affordable”, “inclusive” and “environmentally-sustainable”.
The social media company plans to build new retail and office space, and 1,500 apartments as part of a new campus development, but has admitted that only 15% of the housing will be below the market rate.
The initiative will see the museum introduce a new gallery, refurbish two of its existing gallery spaces and bring back its disused Reading Room.
From the BBC investing in digital design and virtual reality, to cultural organisations coming together in light of Brexit, we round up the news from the last seven days.
The designer, famous for her colourful community projects, has given the Bernie Grant Arts Centre’s café a refresh as part of a wider refurbishment project for the building.
The annual tradeshow – which forms part of London Design Festival – will see a guest country pavilion from the US, and a craft pavilion hosting Britain-based designers and makers.
The London-based workspace chain aims to distinguish itself through “hotel-style hospitality” and being free from interruptions such as “people larking about or playing table tennis”.
Consultancy Hue & Cry has created the visual identity for a new, French bar in Bethnal Green, East London. Coupette – which means to have a “cheeky one” in French – looks to bring lesser-known French drinks such as Calvados, cidre and poiré to London. Hue & Cry’s identity for the bar is inspired by […]
Hampshire Cultural Trust – which looks after more than 20 museums and art centres across the county – is leading a new cultural initiative commissioning creatives to create textile designs inspired by the history of the surrounding area. The Arts Council-funded Creative Commercial Collections project sees institutions such as Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton […]
ECE Architecture has teamed up with designer Creative Forager to create a 1,000m2 typographic mural on a brutalist, multistorey car park in Worthing, UK. The reimagined car park has been spray-painted in an array of bright colours by street artist Ricky Also, who went through roughly 600 cans of spray paint in seven days to […]
Architectural practice Alexander Martin Architects (AMA) has redesigned the interiors of Couverture & The Garbstore, a lifestyle store in Notting Hill, West London. AMA has installed a new clothing display system with bespoke feature walls that can adapt from season to season. The system is based on a grid formation, with pegs for hanging different […]
Glasgow-based studio Goodd and art gallery The Modern Institute have redesigned the interiors of the café at sculpture park and gallery Jupiter Artland in West Lothian, Scotland. The café’s newly constructed extension features a brightly coloured, surrealist-inspired mural by artist Nicholas Party. The mural is Party’s take on a Parisian-style bistro, and includes hand-painted interpretations […]
Consultancy Mystery and architectural practice Relativity have designed the interiors for Hal’s Bar & Grill in Los Angeles, following the restaurant’s move from its original venue in the Venice area of the city to Playa Vista. The new interiors nod to the restaurant’s association with the local art scene over the last three decades, featuring […]
Maxxi museum in Rome, Italy has opened a new exhibition to mark the one-year anniversary of architect Zaha Hadid’s death. Made in Italy has been curated by the museum in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Design, Zaha Hadid Architects and the Zaha Hadid Foundation, and explores the architect’s long-lasting relationship with the country. It features conceptual […]
Designer Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio has redesigned the interiors of the brasserie in shopping and entertainment complex Publicis Drugstore in Paris, France. The studio has renamed the restaurant as Le Drugstore, and added oxblood coloured upholstery and brass fixtures to complement the existing timber walls and marble bars in the space. The interiors take […]
Japanese design consultancy Nendo has created the interiors for a new shop aimed at those with a sweet tooth. A Tes Souhaits! Glace et Chocolat is based in Tokyo, and is the sister shop to patisserie A Tes Souhaits!. The shop features a curved wall made out of various soils, which mimic the effect of […]
London-based consultancy The Plant has designed the branding and interiors for Wing Wing, a new Korean fried chicken and beer restaurant in Central London. Both the visual identity and interiors are rooted in the “vibrancy” and “energy” of Koren pop culture, says The Plant, featuring a bright colour palette and abstract patterns. The logo is […]
Design studio B has worked on a self-initiated project creating the interiors for a new shop from paper company Papersmiths. The store marks Papersmiths’ first London outlet, and is based in a shipping container at the Boxpark in Shoreditch. It sells stationery, greeting cards, magazines and home products. The interiors feature a “muted” colour palette […]
London-based consultancy YourStudio has designed the interiors for Sourced Market’s new offering in Barbican, London. The design of the deli, food store and restaurant is based around the concept of a “food library”. Quarry floor tiles with cast concrete features nod to the architecture of the nearby Barbican Centre and Golden Lane Estates. Seating includes […]
The Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum has released the first visual of its new Photography Centre, which is set to open in 2018. The centre is being designed by David Kohn Architects (DKA), and will more than double the museum’s display space dedicated to photography. The newly released render offers a glimpse into what The […]
British designer Tom Dixon has opened his first standalone store in South East Asia. The shop is located on Hollywood Road in Central Hong Kong, and features the brand’s latest furniture, lighting and home accessories collections. On the ground floor of the store, shoppers are invited to explore the collections in more depth by using […]
Built Studios has introduced a living, green wall in its co-working space in Waterloo, London. The Botanic Art wall is comprised of 140 plants, including green ferns, climbing fig, English ivy and the Peace Lily plant. The living wall has been introduced to remove carbon dioxide and add extra oxygen into the surrounding air. The […]
The Counter Press has worked on the new look and feel, referencing the Art Deco and Art Nouveau heritage of the restaurant while marking the occasion of its reopening.
The new office does away with designated “neighbourhood” desks in favour of communal work spaces to encourage collaboration.
The Design Week Awards winners were revealed, NatWest launched its own digital studio and designers responded to the general election result – the news from the last seven days.
The new identity and brand positioning looks to appeal to a wider audience, as well as reflect the restaurant’s globally-influenced food menu.