The Sep/Oct issue of Frame explores how hotels and restaurants are striving to be local in every sense of the word, from the food they offer to the plates on which it’s served. Not to mention the people who craft the space and the materials used; the tours they offer and the guides who lead them.
El Equipo Creativo turns the catch into a lure in a Barcelona tuna restaurant, while Noma proves that time and place trump all with pop-ups on two contrasting continents. When it comes to today’s hospitality scene: local has never been so global.
Wallpaper moves from backdrop to forefront. Assembly goes tool-free. Chairs dress up in alternative ways. Design Parade opens up the production process. Brazilian designers source their home ground. Discover new directions in the world of products.
The Challenge: Future Mobility
In the lead-up to each issue, Frame challenges emerging designers to answer a topical question with a future-forward concept. As Google, Tesla, Ford and Apple test self-driving vehicles, SpaceX founder Elon Musk envisions underground highways, and Uber dreams up a network of flying cars, we commissioned five makers to conceptualize and explain their ideas on the vehicle of the future.
Hella Jongerius colours the world. Stefan Diez needs coffee and pretzels. One Plus Partnership charts cinema territory. Delordinaire designs with distance. Meet the people; get their perspectives.
Stand-out pavilions stand up for sustainability at Astana Expo. Airbnb pops out of its pigeonhole. Clive Wilkinson and others breathe life into a hospital. Step inside the great indoors.
When it comes to hotels and restaurants, globalization’s glory days are over. Guests are steering away from the universal standard and towards local experiences with an unmistakable sense of place. Food, products, services, materials: everything that can be local is local. Step into the world of home-grown hospitality.
Bette brings tactility to the bathroom. Kaldewei gets flexible. Alape thinks small. Laufen goes graphic. Mutina mixes it up. Discover what’s driving the business of design.