Tangible identity of brand expression has come increasingly important due to digitalisation and globalisation. The role of the physical store is to manifest latest brand development by keeping it fresh and relevant. Continue reading
In big cities there is a trend towards decreasing public buildings and space in the expense of privatisation. That has driven local communities to keep buildings and space open for everyone. Continue reading
This year’s Surface Design Show in London was busy, but not presenting anything new compared to previous years. Most noticeable was the increase of imitation materials offering cheaper option and more variety in terms of range and colours. However, it was often unclear how sustainable they were.
(Image hand woven fabric embellished with naturally grown cristal). Continue reading
Oodi is a new and very modern central library in Helsinki. The building was designed by ALA Architects, who won the open international architecture competition. Apart from the top floor, Oodi’s facade is made entirely from wood, which gives it immediately a very Scandinavian character. Continue reading