Long Reads

Spatial Graphic Design

The new Studio Thonik

Design agency thonik has reinvented itself. The development of a studio on the Wibautstraat in Amsterdam marks thonik’s first foray into three-dimensional design. The building is an eye catcher, manifesto, […]

Guillaume Désanges on art and racism in France

Guillaume Désanges is an independent curator and notably in charge of La Verrière, the exhibition space for contemporary art attached to Fondation d'entreprise Hermès in Brussels.

Guillaume has a reputation for putting on complex and difficult exhibitions packed with meaning and signification. In 2019 he started a series of cycles at the exhibition space, each one […]

VIRGIL ABLOH – Pinking Virgil: The B-side

Crass and commercial or millenial and revolutionizing?

Some call him crass and commercial, others see him more as the millennial Karl Lagerfeld, but whatever your viewpoint, Virgil Abloh has managed to revolutionize streetwear borrowing tactics and an […]

Research & Realities

Printing Microalgae

How sustainable is the colour dye in your top? Where did it come from and how long will its hue last in the wash before inevitably fading? We pick out colours for their shades and aesthetics, but it seems rare that we choose colours based on their pigment origins.

TotoMoxtle

Corn is one of the top three most-grown plants in the world, however its main purpose is not to supply food for people but to be used to make biofuels, […]

This is Copper

There is a problem within sustainable fuel industries whereby the main two factors that tend to effect change within them is either economic incentive or public perception. The difficulty is […]

Productivity

Earth to Sky by Doshi Levien

‘I was thinking about what attracts me to fine craftsmanship. How beautifully made details, revealing the work of a skilled hand, become a powerful expression of human endeavour,’ says Jonathan […]

Plusminus by Stefan Diez for Vibia

The simple strap that holds luggage in place on a car roof rack or a bicycle carrier has been the inspirational starting point for a new series of lamps by […]

Gioia by Andrea Anastasio for Foscarini

The composition of the Gioia lamp both conceals and reveals the wonders within: a marble structure placed at the centre of a transparent Perspex disk, joined by a single ring, […]

Cyanometer by Marjan van Aubel for Swarovski

As winner of the Designer of the Future in 2017, Marjan van Aubel created Cyanometer in collaboration with Swarovski´s crystal experts and Design Miami. It displays solar cells behind Swarovski’s […]