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Werner Aisslinger: Rational radical

Berlin-based designer Werner Aisslinger has made a 17-year career out of challenging conventional thinking - within a framework of research,…
17 Apr 2013

Lucy Abbott: Light exposure

Doggedly focused on her career, Lucy Abbott hoped never to have to explain her work to the public, but gave…
17 Apr 2013

Jean Nouvel inhabits the office

At this year’s Salone Ufficio in Milan, the charismatic French architect has been given a platform to express his vision…
18 Mar 2013

TAF act to follow

If you haven't heard of Swedish duo TAF, you may well recognise their clever, warm and unexpected designs Amid the…
18 Mar 2013

Rab Bennetts: True to form

Unwavering in his commitment to sustainable architecture, Rab Bennetts has been equally consistent when it comes to raising the bar…
18 Feb 2013

Nina Tolstrup: Master of reinvention

Nominated for this year’s Designs of the Year prize for her Re-Imagined range of upcycled chairs, the Studiomama co-founder fully…
18 Feb 2013

Tilt: Collaborate to accumulate

Tilt wants to banish top-down architecture and replace it with a more fluid, participatory approach. Is its method the way…
21 Jan 2013

Jehs + Laub: one step beyond

Rivals, then friends, the German designers have used their creative tensions to make some seriously coherent products   Creative partnerships are…
22 Nov 2012

Simon Pengelly - It's all so quiet

Simon Pengelly’s knack for intelligently simple and subtle products is based on pragmatism and a love for manufacturing  Unlike many…
17 Oct 2012

Jonathan Prestwich - Serious Pedigree

The designer’s steady stream of good work – rigorously tested and thoughtfully conceived – continues with new LDF launches   “We…
17 Sep 2012

Herman Hertzberger: The super-humanist

Herman Hertzberger may be the recipient of this year’s RIBA Royal Gold Medal, but it is his buildings – people-centric,…
15 Aug 2012

Spanish designer Tomás Alonso

The Spanish-born, London-based designer has a way of making things come to life, exemplified by a new desk for hone…
24 Jul 2012

The industrious Emmanuel Gallina

French designer Emmanuel Gallina adopted Italy as his second home 15 years ago; opportunity and acclaim followed, along with a…
16 May 2012

Alain Berteau takes manufacturing to task

With a simple philosophy – if you can’t make it locally, don’t make it at all – the Belgian designer’s…
13 Apr 2012

Multi-talented Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands understands the nuances of the capital’s office market – and, crucially, the way we’ve also evolved as…
19 Mar 2012

Profile: Swedish trio Claesson Koivisto Rune

Their first piece of commercial furniture was meant to be a one-off and they thought it was a practical joke…
19 Mar 2012

Reinhard Dienes: the art of the simple

Creator of friendly, expressive furniture and lighting, the Columbian-born, German-based designer explains why making things look simple is actually the…
15 Feb 2012

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