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Reframing the familiar at Aesop 1Utama

Farm urges reconsideration of the potential of corrugated metal roofing sheets by adapting the material in inventive ways at Aēsop’s new 1Utama store in Petaling Jaya. The result is meaningful, contextual retail design.

A new cross-over typology: Project #13 by Studio Wills

With this smart and forward-looking renovation of a 30-year-old Singaporean public housing flat, STUDIO WILLS + Architects topped INDE.Awards 2019 Living Space category, partnered by Gaggenau.

Diverse terrains by NITAPROW at Playville Nursery

NITAPROW brings the outdoors in at Playville nursery in Bangkok, creating a dynamic interior-scape where young kids can test their expanding physical prowess.

The long game: Discussing practice with Budiman Hendropurnomo

After winning the INDE.Awards Luminary People’s Choice trophy, Budiman Hendropurnomo of DCM Jakarta shared deep insight into practising in Indonesia during a special discussion at Saturday Indesign in Melbourne.

Junya Ishigami’s slate Serpentine Pavilion opens

61 tonnes of slate define the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion in London. Junya Ishigami describes it as “a hill made out of rocks”.

Louis Poulsen celebrates 125 years of innovation with Poul Henningsen

The PH 5 and PH Artichoke are among Poul Henningsen’s most beloved lighting designs. Louis Poulsen marks his 125th birthday with new versions of these eternal classics.

Solid timber makes a comeback

Is it being fuelled by a retreat from technology, a focus on crafting, or the will to slow down and pause? Simple, robust, solid wood furniture seems to be making a comeback.

A new age of sustainable products as seen at Salone del Mobile

There’s a surprisingly sparse emphasis on sustainable products during the world’s biggest furniture-design week. We’ve been scouring the brand offerings in Milan for beacons of progress. Here are some we’ve found.

5 minutes with BIG-GAME at Salone

A ‘quiet’ design, a durable character and a solid working relationship contribute to the ongoing appeal of BIG-GAME’s Castor collection for Karimoku New Standard.

Design for survival or legacy?

The Triennale Milano’s current exhibition Broken Nature: Design Takes On Human Survival explores the concept of restorative design in the face of humanity’s severely compromised relationship with the natural environment.

Affinity in Autonomy by SONY.

Milan preview: Our must-see installations at Fuorisalone 2019

It’s almost here… Next week is Milan Design Week! Keep your finger on the pulse with this selection of must-see installations at the Fuorisalone.

Yip Yuen Hong, Principal, ip:li Architects. Photo by Marc Tan | Studio Periphery

The visionary: Yip Yuen Hong

Yip Yuen Hong is the principal of Singapore studio ip:li Architects and has been selected as one of our INDE.Awards 2019 Luminaries. Here we retrace the growth of his contextualised and humanist point of view.

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