Articles tagged Frame 112


Jo Nagasaka: What I’ve Learned

Frame #112 – Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architects reflects on how a lack of real-world training gives him a distinctive edge.


Raphaӫl Pluvinage and Marion Pinaffo employ design as an educational tool

Developed in collaboration with Raphaël Pluvinage, Marion Pinaffo’s Papier Machine is a booklet of paper games designed to reveal the inner workings of electronic devices to players of all ages. 


Pernelle Poyet narrows down the creative process to an alphabet of basic principles

Alphabet is a bit like my own little theatre: the objects are the stars, and I am the director of the show. Alphabet is comprehensive.


Kaja Dahl's highly diverse portfolio ranges from perfumes to cutlery

Product and interior designer Kaja Dahl develops a furniture archetype that’s – literally – off the wall. 


Layer Design joins forces with Braun to produce an immersive brand experience

LONDON –This year’s London Design Festival sees Layer in both familiar and more foreign territories. The studio have launched a new collection of furniture with Fritz Hansen, making the team the …


Designer dorms at Bunka Hostel Tokyo attract so-called flashpackers

TOKYO- Owned by Space Design Inc., Bunka Hostel Tokyo – bunka is Japanese for ‘culture’ – occupies an old seven-storey building in the city’s historical Asakusa district. 

Butterfly Screen by Joris Laarman (Photo courtesy of Friedman Benda and Joris Laarman Lab)

Design Miami/Basel exhibitors fuse traditional crafts with cutting-edge technology

Top collectables fair Design Miami/Basel returned in June with a strong focus on mid-century-modern design.

Cilllia by MIT Media Lab’s Tangible Media Group (Photo Jifei Ou)

Researchers and students apply the properties of hair to their designs

The protagonist of identity exploration, status statements and political musicals: hair. In its countless mangled, tangled, spangled and spaghetti manifestations, hair is the subject of investigation …

The interior of Hotel Cappuccino is a prime example of upcycling, thanks to the use of vintage clocks collected across the globe and chairs made from second-hand furniture and discarded items.

Hotel Cappuccino in Seoul caters to the eco-conscious traveller

At Hotel Cappuccino in Seoul, rooms dedicated to ‘free-cycling’ and ‘up-cycling’ appeal to eco-conscious travellers.


Form follows colour in the furniture collection of Germans Ermičs

One of the many issues that puzzled Wittgenstein in Philosophical Investigations was the definition of colour – how, in speech, we sometimes fail to separate a colour from the object it’s meant …


Dutch designer Maurice Mentjens picks five favourites from Art Basel

BASEL – Maurice Mentjens, whose interior-design accolades include those for a café at the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht, has been visiting Art Basel since the 1990s.


Samuel Amoia's latest collection is covered in shimmering shavings

Coating his latest furniture collection in crushed stones and crystals, New York designer Samuel Amoia promotes the healing power of materials.