Long Reads

Space and Time: The Hospital of the Future

Interview by Gabrielle Kennedy

“If it became automatic, would the hospital of the future be more human?” This is the last question posed in the video for The Hospital of the Future, an ongoing […]

Silent Activism, Alexandra Kehayoglou

Words by Emma Singleton

If you shout the loudest do you always get heard? For artist Alexandra Kehayoglou activism that leads to sustainable change can take other forms. Her silent activism “is to do […]

A COMPLEX YARN

ByBorre, words by Mark Smith

It’s all very well being on the “inspiration circuit”, but as material innovator Borre Akkersdijk says, “that’s not business, it’s entertainment”. To make innovation profitable the scale has to be […]

Research & Realities

A watch tells a story

SWATCH

From Konjic, with love

THE KONJIC WOODCARVING TECHNIQUE IS STEEPED IN HISTORY

The R Story

DESIGNING A TYPEFACE CLOSELY BASED ON HISTORICAL MODELS MAY FALL UNDER THE TERM REVIVAL

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 […]