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Esterre: French dining for gourmands in the mood for Japanese

A new Alain Ducasse restaurant in the Palace Hotel Tokyo, with interiors by SIMPLICITY, celebrates Japanese and French craft in both the menu and interiors.

Canopy’s flying colours

A star-studded collaboration between Benjamin Hubert and Christopher Raeburn breathes new life in recycled ex-military “drogue” parachutes – transforming them into furniture pieces like you’ve never seen before.

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The exchange-makers

In today’s workplace where social spaces take precedence, Elisa and Grazia Manerba are curators of ‘exchange’. On the eve of their launch in Australia, we share their story.

Magic mushrooms at Somerset House, London

Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi at Somerset House offers an insight into how mushrooms could revolutionise the design and architecture industry.

What’s The Rush?

Ageing Citizens and rapid population growth is changing the way we navigate our city centres. While it throws up plenty of challenges, Paul Priestman of PriestmanGoode only sees opportunity.

Green is the new black

Hotel Chadstone Melbourne is a new five-star hotel by dwp and Bates Smart that puts fashion – and sustainability – first

The best of London Design Festival 2019

London Design Festival 2019 was a celebration of creativity in the capital. The best projects put the spotlight on sustainability and activating public spaces – these are our favourites.

Max Lamb partners x Tate Modern director create a legacy at London Design Festival 2019

Ten of the world’s most prolific designers have partnered with the leaders of London’s cultural institutions to explore the creative process of collaboration and the concept of “legacy” for an exhibition at the V&A during London Design Festival 2019

The Golden Chair, designed by Nika Zupac for Moooi. Photo by Andrew Meredith.

Can objects be gendered?

“I’m interested in the invisibility of the design scripts that are hidden within objects we use every day that channel certain stereotypes,” says Central St Martins course leader Betti Marenko. Looking around there are plenty of design objects embedded with gender stereotypes – from the ubiquitous fail of Bic for Her pens to Nika Zupanc’s “feminine” gold chair for Moooi.

Flynn Talbot at London Design Biennale. Photo by Mark Cocksedge.

Top 9 picks from London Design Festival

London Design Festival 2018 – 15-23 September – is one of the most anticipated events on the global design calendar. Here’s our pick of design inspiration.

Nik Karalis

The boy from Adelaide: Woods Bagot CEO Nik Karalis

London-based Woods Bagot CEO and Indesign Luminary Nik Karalis is still that curious boy from South Australia – always looking to qualify his understanding of design’s purpose and intent, and ultimately, search for its meaning in the most unlikely of places.

Super colliders: PearsonLloyd

When Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd founded their eponymous studio, PearsonLloyd, in 1997 they set out to bring the worlds of furniture design and industrial production closer together – an approach that has brought them success as one of the world’s most celebrated design studios.

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