Design

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'You have to accept the fact that you’ll never be totally satisfied with a design,' says Toshiyuki Kita

From his office in Osaka, industrial designer Toshiyuki Kita – surrounded by chairs, kitchen tools and robots that bear his signature – talks about ‘the appetite to accomplish better design’.

Washington-based retailer Somewhere has been working with brands such as Vans and Awake NY to create capsule collections for its Window Shop campaign.
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Post-pandemic urbanism: why the storefront will take precedence over the sales floor

Consumer desire for convenience means that store facades will remain central to product discovery and purchasing post-pandemic. 

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Post-pandemic urbanism: how access to open outdoor space will redefine high-density housing

The pandemic has underlined how access to personal outdoor space is central to creating truly livable urban homes.

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Designing for de-growth relies on engagement across sectors, agree #FrameLive x DesignMarch panellists

The COVID-19 crisis brought industry to an unprecedented halt all over the world. In a collaborative talk, we explored what opportunity this may pose for combatting the climate crisis.

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How autonomy, adaptability and environmental awareness will define our future vehicles

Layer’s Benjamin Hubert and Seymourpowell’s Richard Seale discuss how COVID-19 will impact the design of private and shared mobility.

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Following the zero-waste movement? Then it’s time to take a look at your own human waste

The flush-and-forget scenario is causing serious environmental issues. Laufen’s innovative urine-diverting toilet takes care of the problem – and users won’t even notice the difference.

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Seven must-see sustainability-focused projects on show at Iceland’s upcoming DesignMarch

Reykjavík – Many of the Reykjavík festival’s exhibited projects – on show until 28 June – have a strong focus on sustainability.

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Why an omnichannel presence is more important than ever – and how to get one

Equipped with a diverse team that includes interior designers, business economists, artists and philosophers, Atelier 522 is well versed in engaging an audience on multiple levels – physical and …

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Best Of: recycled ocean plastic projects in honour of World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day. We take a look at how designers and brands are transforming plastic waste dredged from the sea into products and spatial statements.

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Museums are getting back in action. Here are seven design exhibitions now open around the world

The exhibition-going experience is markedly different than it was six months ago due to COVID-19, but these institutions are adapting so that design lovers can visit their spaces.

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Why we went silent yesterday

In light of the recent shocking events, we have taken a moment to pause and take stock of our own values and priorities. 

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Here’s how to use light as ‘a space as well as a spatial identity’

Milan – Georg Lendorff created exhibition Unfluencer – De-Sinning the Designer for Freitag, showing that light can stand on its own and be deployed in an innovative manner.

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