Domesticated Enclosures

The grass is greener on the other side, but you’re also better off staying where you are.

A Labour of Love

The story of how fashion designer Kris van Assche as creative director of Berluti and Galerie Downtown’s François Laffanour used their skills to restore and revive a limited edition of Pierre Jeanneret’s original Chandigarh furniture.

Rhiding Ghosts

“As humans we tend to want to ride a lot of beasts”


Long Reads

Locating Design

KIM1995: staying put

“Do you really need to fly to talk to your colleagues?” According to the Caribbean artist and designer KIM1995, the answer is no. In the era of digital communication, in which information moves quickly, KIM1995 has decided to practice a concept she calls “Sustainable Immobility.” So as not...

REM KOOLHAAS’ RURAL SUBLIME

Or the capitalist industrialization of the countryside

Countryside, The Future at New York’s Guggenheim sees the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas heading out of the cities for new pastures. But in a show that he describes as being about sociology, anthropology and politics, is its meaning or relevance like trying to find a needle in a haystack?

Domestic Chaos

What’s so great about streamlining?

Imagine if Albert Einstein had lived with the queen of decluttering Marie Kondo. A slight tension might have arisen when, in between Kondo organising categories of joyful order, Einstein was wandering around the house muttering his oft-quoted remark, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered...

Company News

Probing Emerging Futures

Factually speaking as humans we do not exist as single entities that go about living independently from one another, we are in actuality composed of a concoction of 60% foreign […]

Untangling Noises of Matter

Decades of experiments have proved that migratory birds are able to orientate themselves on their migration path using internal compasses guided by the Earth’s magnetic field. As humans we have […]

Artemide and the light of life

This year Artemide is celebrating its anniversary. Time to reflect on past achievements? Well maybe, but this is a company that has always looked to light to break new ground […]

Productivity

BRAC by Nathalie du Pasquier for Mutina

BRAC by Mutina (an Italian-based design studio) is a brick-like object deigned by Nathalie du Pasquier. A result of a seamless dialogue between the artist and the company throughout 2019, […]

The Chill Chair by Zigmund Pront

The Chill Chair produced and designed by Zigmund Pront (the alter ego of the Brussels- based design duo Britt Pevernagie and Annelies Veys) takes inspiration from natural forms. The chair […]

Lighthouse by Ronan and Erwan for Established & Sons

To celebrate ten years of collaboration with Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, last November Established & Sons presented their Lighthouse lamp. The marble base is available in two versions: Rouge Du […]

Bubblegum 2019 by Studio Job

Modelled on Studio Job founder Job Smeets’ partner Rebecca Sharkey, the Bubblegum 2019 wall light features a polished, cast-bronze base shaped like a mouth blowing a hand-blown, pink glass bubble. Rebecca Sharkey […]