London articles

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Tech sells: here’s why Harrods is investing in its electronics department in a big way

London – The British retailer worked with Gensler to build an experiential, immersive electronics department that expands its previous one by nearly 80 per cent.

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Kerry James Marshall explains how he explores perfect blackness through painting

London – London-based writer Francesca Gavin sits down with American painter Kerry J. Marshall to talk about his exploration of the concept of blackness in his three decade-spanning …

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How the department store can embrace digital apparel

Selfridges is taking advantage of consumer enthusiasm for the intangible by working with digital artists for everything from visual merchandising to social media campaigns.

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Openings: Hospitality hotspots in Santa Monica, Shenzhen, South Africa and beyond

Our latest Openings list includes a variety of hospitality spaces designed with cross-cultural references in mind.

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An English artist uses modernist furniture as a medium for abstract sculpture

London – London-based artist Michael Samuels makes monumental abstract sculptures out of piled-high modernist furniture.

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How Sir Ken Adams designed Stanley Kubrick's most popular movies

London – Sir Ken Adams and Shumon Basar talk about his work for the James Bond movies, working with Stanley Kubrick, and the power of imagination.

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After a move to the seaside, a lifelong Londoner finds new creative energy

St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom – Settling in the quiet seaside town of St Leonards-on-Sea, Toby Warren experienced a renewed sense of creative freedom to explore new ways of …

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Openings: stores from Acne, Dover Street Market, Normann Copenhagen and more

Whether seeking inspiration for your next retail design project or looking to add new global destinations to your must-visit list, this month's collection of Openings has you covered.

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Best of: S/S 2020 sets from fashion month in NYC, London, Milan and Paris

During the recent shows, brands such as Balenciaga, Versace and Chanel commanded the attention of omnichannel audiences via fashion – and spatial – design.

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During LDF 2019, designers posed new ways of taking a seat – and a pause

London – From Paul Cocksedge’s Please Be Seated installation to chairs made of surplus parachutes, we’ve compiled a list of London Design Festival’s best-in-show seating.

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Openings: 11 new hospitality spaces from the likes of Saint Laurent, W Hotels and Ladurée

Our latest Openings list highlights ‘70s-inspired hotels and the increasing number of fashion brands adding food and drink spaces to their offer. 

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A London dessert spot is made for Instagram – and Snapchat and TikTok, too

London – FormRoom went a step further in creating a social media-friendly space for Dyce Dessert Parlour, by adding dynamic elements suited for video sharing platforms.