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Mandi Keighran


London Design Biennale: 5 pavilions that resonate with us

The theme of this year’s London Design Biennale, which runs from 1-27 June, is “resonance” – and it’s all about addressing the world’s biggest challenges through design.

How the Manerba sisters make the workplace go ’round

In today’s workplace where social and activity-based work spaces take precedence, Elisa and Grazia Manerba are curators of ‘exchange’.

One giant leap for retail design

Are you ready for the brave new future of retail design? Here’s how SKP, SYBARITE and Gentle Monster imagine it.

Formafantasma cc Anne Claire de Breij

Meet Formafantasma: Shape Shifters in Design

Simone Farresin and Andrea Trimarchi, the Italian design duo who comprise Formafantasma, have been challenging notions of what design can be for over a decade.

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.


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

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