London furniture designer Tom Dixon has created a pop up shop called Multiplex for this year’s Design Week. According to Dixon the pop up shop gives a glimpse into the future of retail spaces. It is an immersive and multi-sensory space to explore. Continue reading
This year’s Clerkenwell Design week was busier than ever. The yearly event has evolved from local and crafty towards more mainstream with bigger international brands. The quality and craftsmanship of the furniture is high, but collections are very predictable, safe and just nice. Continue reading
Made.com is a good example of an online retailer building a physical presence. Online only shopping is obviously not enough for all products. Furniture especially is one of them. Made.com shows some interesting ways of combining digital with physical presence. Continue reading
Brand new luxury boutique hotel for Mondrian chain opened recently in central London by the Thames. Designed by Tom Dixon and his Design Research Studio it has strong identity and distinctive references to locality. Continue reading
Even though the furniture design business has been slow and stubborn adapting to the changing customer needs, some areas of it are moving fast. Materials development is booming in small scale crafted production, and designers are introducing new imaginative materials and techniques. Continue reading
Organised by Wallpaper magazine and Dubai Design District exhibition called Middle East Revealed presented emerging artists and designers from seven countries from Lebanon to Iran, Jordan to UAE.
This year’s Clerkenwell Design Week didn’t bring anything radically new to the event, but why fix if it isn’t broken? The event has grown into a nice manageable scale, which is a good thing. It still has a lot local flavour and a strong craft emphasis. Continue reading