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LABEL/BREED launches its first collection
Cast-iron lamps and a chair made of flax and wool are some of Dutch project LABEL/BREED’s first collaborative designs.
Jasper Morrison’s first retrospective opens
Superlative, seamless, simple – a new exhibition pays homage to Jasper Morrison’s work from the 1980s to the present day.
Huemid plant vase by Carlo Ratti and Walter Nicolino
Let your garden do the talking with the groundbreaking Huemid plant vase by Carlo Ratti and Walter Nicolino.
Michael Bierut designs symbol for US Pavilion at Milan Expo
Pentagram partner Michael Bierut puts a thematic spin on the star-spangled banner for the US pavilion at Expo Milano 2015.
Sunken candleholders by Adriana Castillo Cota
Mexican designer Adriana Castillo Cota draws on ship wreckages for a collection of striking candleholders.
Joe Public responds to women abuse
South African ad agency Joe Public creates a pro bono campaign for POWA to raise awareness of intimate partner violence.
Interlude brings Led Zeppelin to life
Classic rock band Led Zeppelin uses sophisticated interactive video technology to transport fans back to 1975. Choose a room and then use arrow keys to explore.
Form meets content
Pentagram partner Abbott Miller is the subject of a new exhibition surveying his vast portfolio of design work.
Q&A: Ng’endo Mukii
The filmmaker on why she fell in love with drawing and how “Yellow Fever” has catapulted her to the attention of the world.
Nordic designers help the needy
Nordic Designers Aid plans to open a fashion boutique in Cape Town that will fund craft and design workshops for low-income communities.
An avant-garde approach to macramé
Wire, plastic, string – Lukhanyo Mdingi is not afraid to use unusual materials in his fashion design. He tells us about his latest material exploration.
Argali and Dew by Hella Jongerius
Hella Jongerius’s two new rug designs will give handmade enthusiasts a reason to celebrate.
#cocreateSA calls on designers again
The Dutch government goes for impact with a second project linking innovators from South Africa and the Netherlands to solve local challenges.
Gong Repeater by Jordi Pla
This Spanish designer creates a wall clock that forces people to slow down.
Self-made Seat by Matali Crasset
The ever-playful French designer deconstructs the sofa into an endlessly adjustable seating system.
PRISM Collection by Tokujin Yoshioka
The Japanese designer continues his love affair with all things transparent in this bold but understated range for Glas Italia.
Shubhankar Ray: This is more powerful than advertising
Why the G-Star RAW global brand director thinks flashy ad campaigns are not always the answer.
Q&A: Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe
The duo behind Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe may be partners in business and love, but their creative differences also fuel their work.
Bowl table lamp by New Works
The latest light by the Copenhagen design studio is a modern-day take on a portable lantern.
The AVLU collection by Ayse Yesim Eröktem
Ayse Yesim Eröktem works with craftsmen from Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar to give traditional Turkish designs a contemporary twist.
The Sheets desk by Lucie Koldová
Czech designer Lucie Koldova designs an elegant desk for Křehký set to be unveiled at Salone del Mobile 2015.
ECAL Master’s graduate Hongchao Wang creates a series of abstract store window displays for luxury French brand Hermés.
Studio Formafantasma: Naivety is a great starting point
The Italian duo that makes up Studio Formafantasma tell us about their organic, collaborative way of working as designers.
Blood as ink
Pentagram partner Harry Pearce uses his own blood for a poster design that questions the self-destructiveness of the human species.
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