Key trends from a recent local London design event concentrated on craft and furniture design. Most trends were evolution from previous years, nothing radical or new. The Scandi look was most popular as the event moves even more from residential to office design. Continue reading
As the Co-working offices marketplace grows, it is interesting to see which places really take of and why. New concepts are emerging, and there are several routes to become popular.
Erwan Bouroullec was in conversation with Icon editor Chris Turner at Vitra showroom during the Clerkenwell Design week. The younger half of the Bouroullec brothers gave an inspirational talk with good sense of humour and sympathetic character about their unique and very successful design approach and their latest work for Vitra the Workbay Office. Continue reading
Modularity came across strongly at this year’s Clerkenwell design week in London. The idea of modularity was used in a variety of ways. There were many examples of temporal and movable structures that can create functional areas in otherwise open plan space. Continue reading
Design on the Edge, Architecture in Equatorial Africa was the topic for Christina Seilern of Studio Seilern Architects at the new event called May Design Series in London. She has been working on projects in West and East Africa, making her mark in challenging conditions. The studio’s recently completed residential project in Zimbabwe won the World Architecture News House of the Year 2012 Award. Continue reading