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.
The latest retail design news, views, inspiration and opinion.
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.
We reveal all of the winners from last night’s Design Week Awards across every category, plus Best in Show, Hall of Fame and Rising Star.
The remodelled retail space has been designed by architectural practice Friend & Company, and features a craft demonstration area and tiled flooring inspired by the V&A’s own ceramics collection.
The initiative will see almost 500 Apple stores around the world host free events, workshops and training sessions for the public on subjects such as design and coding.
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.
Design Bridge has designed the new visual identity and packaging for the brand, which nods to its origins as a New York deli set up in the early 20th century.
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.
The awards look at how design can contribute to a business’ success, and this year’s winning projects include those for The Financial Times, Brunel University London and Orangina.
A competition has been launched to find a multidisciplinary design team to redesign The Ross Pavilion Gardens, which overlook Edinburgh Castle and will include a number of new public buildings and spaces.
The homewares retailer has opened a stand-alone Mini Habitat in Leeds, which is its first high street store to open since 2009.
SomeOne found that some customers were “daunted” by the old Maplin brand so sought to broaden its appeal and highlight in-store expertise as a core strength.
Department store Selfridges has launched a new campaign to support London’s nightlife scene, as an estimated 40% of music venues in the capital have closed over the last 10 years. Selfridges has opened the doors of its Ultralounge venue on the lower ground floor of the store for three months as a new space for […]
Manchester-based consultancy Love has created the visual identity and tone of voice for fashion designer Peri Arenas’ new women’s clothing brand, Peri.A. Love was briefed by Arenas to “brand the shit out of me”, says senior creative director Chris Myers. The identity features an all-capitals, foil blocked typeface and a bright colour palette of pink, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Amsterdam-based interior design consultancy Uxus has designed Speys, a food court within Jaarbeurs, the Netherlands’ largest event centre based in Utrecht. Speys seats roughly 520 people and adopts an art deco style, characterised by the geometric patterns which adorn the walls and old-fashioned, cinema-style lighting. Old, archive posters previously used to advertise the venue also […]
East Sussex-based consultancy Box 9 Design has designed the interiors for Rail House Café, a new restaurant in London’s Victoria. The interiors have been designed by Box 9 Design founder Lou Davies in collaboration with the restaurant’s founder Adam White. Inspired by the design of a metropolitan train station, the restaurant features multiple hubs which […]
Shoe and clothing brand Axel Arigato has opened a store-cum-gallery-space in Stockholm, Sweden, working with architect Christian Halleröd, who created the space. The space aims to appear “clean” with a few installations “blown out of proportion”, says the shoe brand, including a 100kg plexiglass display at the centre of the store, yellow fur seats and […]
The Tate Modern’s newest art and design shop Tate Edit will be showcasing a selection of fresh products from 28 April, when Momoko Mizutani takes over as guest curator. Product and furniture designer Jasper Morrison has curated the shop since it opened in November 2016, and will now hand the reins to Mizutani. Featured objects […]
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.
As part of our series on the future of design in 2017, Fitch executive creative director Alasdair Lennox looks at what will happen in retail design over the next 12 months.
The global pizza chain has refreshed its restaurant environments with four bespoke styles intended for different demographics, with the hope of losing its “worn out” look and competing with the likes of Franco Manca.