Research & Realities
A Labour of Love
Fashion designer Kris Van Assche of Berluti and gallery owner François Laffanour discovered a shared passion for the furniture Pierre Jeanneret designed for Chandigarh. With their joint skills coming together, a limited edition collection ...
The Great Wall of China. The Garden of Eden. The Berlin Wall. The Maginot Line. The Atlantic Wall. The Walls of Constantinople. The Western Wall. And if he has his way, Trump’s dream of a "big, beautiful wall" between the US and Mexico. A ...
Seeing isn’t believing but believing is seeing… even if you have been looking through your mind’s eye. We can all think up the image of the Loch Ness monster (Nessie) with its whale like body and small head, or picture a Yeti roaming ...
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 […]
Kvadrat and products of emotions
When Alfredo Häberli describes himself as a product designer he is not wrong, but it’s not a label that has limited his work. Here he talks about his approach and relationship with […]
Tarkett and Aquafil close the loop on carpet tiles
With the current surge in environmental concern, the metaphysical question of nature or nurture is worth revisiting once again in the context of materiality. Given the current notoriety of […]
LEICHT show us fusion living
In recent years modern living has transformed the kitchen. Depending on the kind of home you live in, it’s no longer the place where the cook is tied to the […]
DAMN° speaks to Livio Ballabio of JCP Universe
If we can agree that architecture and industrial design are two sides of the same coin, then you can be sure that Livio Ballabio has them both covered. As the […]
BMW Motorrad— On the Road
Edgar Heinrich, head of BMW Motorrad, is a passionate designer, motorcycle enthusiast and a total motorcycle nerd. No wonder then that he was only around 12 years old when he […]
The way humans eat, how we share, gather and ritualise food is a spectacularly complex and fascinating rabbit-hole. The Finnish company Iittala has been delving into that warren for years […]
CEA Design taps into the future
Dieter Rams has famously said a lot about design. ‘Good design is as little design as possible.’ In the same breath he said: ‘Good design is long-lasting and environmentally friendly.’ […]
The Fine Line | The New Classic by Laufen x Marcel Wanders
Is minimalism overrated? This influential notion has shaped our contemporary attitudes towards our living spaces and architectural aesthetics for over half a century. It is pleasing to the eye to […]
Mike Meiré asks Is Memory Data?
Brand director, artistic director, this professional disrupter and questioner is a consummate chameleon, and what’s not to love about someone who scoffs at the idea of ‘target groups’.