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Inclusive, human-centred furniture for the disabled
Inspired by her sister who has Down's Syndrome, the designer behind this furniture range uses a human-centred approach to design.
Reshaping the alphabet one typeface at a time
We’re going to be treated to an experimental approach to typeface design at the next Design Indaba Conference.
NM type is a collaborative type foundry between typeface designers Noel Pretorius and María Ramos.
Industrial design student created an alternative to disposable plastic using potatoes
“This material is made from something that comes from the earth, and later on it can end up back in the soil, while posing no risk to nature.”
Filmmaker and photographer Senay Berhe's unbounded approach to creativity
“I see myself as a tool to create. So what you put in, is what you get out. If I am doing well or doing something I love I feel that will be what comes out."
This Swedish firm builds multiple-storey homes entirely from wood
Folkhem is leading the charge when it comes to this environmentally-minded mandate.
Dutch designer Anton Karlsson on the importance of using humour to make people think
He recently won a Rising Star award at the 2018 Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair for his range that is modelled on the digestive system.
Nairobi’s GoDown Art Centre gets a redesign from Sweden’s White Arkitekter
Scandinavia's largest architecture firm reimagines Kenya’s leading centre for arts and culture.
Is Sweden’s Vittra School the Future of Learning?
Designed by Rosan Bosch, the space challenges traditional education facilities.
Hayoung Kim’s lamps draw inspiration from handheld fans
As a user moves them, much in the same way one would fold and unfold a handheld fan, the light dims.
Could these be the fast food favourites of the future?
Food lab Space10 reinvents 5 classic dishes using alternative, sustainable ingredients.
City residents are helping design public space with Minecraft
The popular video game has proven a useful tool for community engagement.
Swedish clinic designed with the country's refugee population in mind
Rejecting the traditional strict clean lines typical of medical centers, the design team explored the concept of a bright facade with an unusual 3D effect.
How can architecture aid those who experience exclusion?
This new initiative seeks to explore urban environments from the perspective of a teenage girl.
Sweden’s Self-Built City offers solutions to the country’s housing shortage
The collaborative project seeks to turn refugees into self-sufficient builders.
Aiming for Democratic Architecture exhibition taps into the role of architecture in democracy
At the exhibition, held in Stockholm recently, Design Indaba chatted to MYCKET, a women-led design firm.
Swedish design gallery celebrates the monumental failures of the product design world
We so often learn about the breakthroughs, the triumphs and innovations of creativity – what about the blunders?
Stefan Diez on the importance of craftsmanship and pushing boundaries in design
“Design is always done really outstandingly if it takes little effort to reach very far," says the industrial designer.
Minutiae: The ‘anti-social’ app gives your more mundane moments meaning
“YOU ARE NOT YOUR TIMELINE.”
Rebranding North Korea
Swedish studio Snask gives the totalitarian state a visual makeover.
IKEA unveils plan to provide employment for thousands
The Swedish company continues to make strides with their humanitarian efforts.
African aesthetic and Scandinavian sensibilities
We chat to Marcus Engman, head of design at IKEA Sweden, about the new Afrikea collaboration between Design Indaba and IKEA.
Design Indaba 2017 features a royal flush of Scandinavian speakers
Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland are all accounted for at this year’s Design Indaba Conference.
Jesper Brodin is the CEO of range and supply at IKEA of Sweden.
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