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Laufen presented its Bespoke project portfolio – and its involvement with the Battersea Power Station – in a 400-m2 booth at Salone del Mobile 2016.

Laufen outfits London’s Battersea Power Station with bespoke bathroom pods

LONDON – Swiss sanitary brand Laufen scales up to outfit Phase 1 of London’s Battersea Power Station with 1242 bespoke bathroom pods. 


Zumtobel enlightens shoppers with dynamic illumination at an Antwerp boutique

ANTWERP – Some retailers keep the lights either low or glaring to obscure the faults of their fashion. Instead Gustav Bruynseraede used lighting in his single-label Eiermarkt, Antwerp boutique to …


MINI initiates a conversation about affordable shared housing

In booming international cities, homes amid the inspiring buzz of urban life are in hot demand. As a result, global urbanization has led to soaring house prices – a consequence of the lack of …


Febrik and Edward van Vliet collaborate for a dramatic demonstration of Dutch craftsmanship and pride

AMSTERDAM – Febrik teams up with Edward van Vliet to design three Amsterdam buildings earmarked as venues for delegates of the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

With a background in retail and an appearance that goes with it, Marco Ouwerkerk quickly won the trust of potential clients when he entered the mannequin scene. Portrait Anne Claire de Breij

Marco Ouwerkerk discusses Hans Boodt Mannequins' moves to adapt to retail's fast-pace

As Hans Boodt Mannequins prepares to enter the premium market, owner Marco Ouwerkerk discusses the future of retail and how to adapt to it.

Alfresco dining takes a sustainable turn with Sunplace, Lanzavecchia + Wai's proposal for solar-powered garden gatherings.

Lanzavecchia + Wai's solar-powered Sunplace equips sustainable outdoor feasts

Italo-Singaporean duo Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Wai created Sunplace, a sustainable all-in-one combination of these and other food-related outdoor activities.

Rejecting safety regulations, Capucine Diancourt designed seven pieces of playground equipment that encourage the cooperation of users for maximum fun in the sun.

Capucine Diancourt's playground equipment toys with safety restrictions

A Design Academy Eindhoven student levels the playing field between fun and safety.


Czech designer Linda Vrňáková raises the relaxation quotient of the hammock with Swingy

While pursuing a degree in textile design at the University of J.E. Purkynĕ in Ústí nad Labem, Linda Vrňáková lacked an appropriate space for creative thinking.

With lessons learned from the failure of Fab, Jason Goldberg (right) started another online furniture retailer, Hem. Petrus Palmér (left), known for his role in founding Form Us With Love, is now Hem's creative director. Portrait Daniel Hofer

Hem brand hopes to emerge as a strong e-tail-driven design player

Many have tried and failed as e-tailers of design. What makes Hem think it can be different?

Dyed hides soaking in water prior to dying. The leather shrinks slightly during the drying process, bringing out the natural grain structure.

Report: Elmo

Design, fashion, people (blush) – I’ll openly admit that I think some of the most attractive things come from Sweden. But cowhides? Before my trip to Elmo, about an hour’s drive from …

Helmut Link (younger son of Interstuhl owner Werner Link) discusses the chair’s armrest with designer Volker Eysing (left).

Report: Interstuhl

Like several other leading German designers - Konstantin Gcric springs immediately to mind - Volker Eysing learned a thing or two about construction by training as a cabinet maker for three years …

Tiles in the Mosa Murals Lines range have a three-dimensional quality.

Report: Mosa

With its latest collections, Mosa is pushing more than one envelope nowadays. The company moves from product to concept, from traditional tiling to ceramic skins, and from inside to outside. …

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