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Written by Mandi Keighran

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.

Mega Mash-Ups With Kit Neale

Are collaborations between big brands and young designers a way to launch careers? British designer Kit Neale thinks there’s more to it than that…

DojoWheels | IndesignLive

Mobile Working is a Thing, and it’s the future of Agile

What happens when you combine agile and remote working concepts? That’s the thinking behind #dojowheels, a mobile workspace designed by Belgian design studio FIVE AM.

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