As burnout is now officially been labelled an ‘occupational phenomenon’, the Jan/Feb issue of Frame explores how workspaces can support mental health by prioritizing people over productivity.
Stephen Todd is concerned that Australia needs to strengthen its IP laws or risk losing another generation of young designers. Annette Lin asks who the Mexican design community’s interest in ‘popular design’ really benefits.
Business of Design
Ikea x Virgil Abloh’s mixed-message collection. Lessons from WeWork’s downfall. Automakers rev up the client-car bond. Vertical farming’s growth in retail and hospitality.
Isabel + Helen on the power of storytelling in shop windows. Inbal Weinberg on the nuts and bolts of production design. Valextra’s Sara Ferrero on rebooting a heritage brand. Hannah Carter Owers on finding her post-Universal path
Across everything from corporate campuses to co-working spots to small start-ups, the negative physical effects of spending eight-plus hours behind a desk have long been acknowledged. But since our always-on lifestyles are impacting mental wellbeing, too, today’s workspaces reflect a more holistic approach to health.
The Challenge: The health-oriented office
In the lead-up to each issue, we challenge emerging designers to respond to the Frame Lab theme with a forward-looking concept. Offices are getting fit for the future by including a variety of wellness-centred spaces and services, but what will tomorrow’s workers want or need? Three creatives look ahead.
Inflatable, Instagram-inspired and fashionable chairs from Dutch Design Week. Our selection of standout surfaces sourced at Cersaie. How neuroscience brings physical freedom to furniture