Frame #109 Mar/Apr 2016

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The March/April issue beams the limelight on chromatic spaces that boost wellbeing.

Most healthcare spaces have a sterile appearance, dominated by pristine whites and cool blues. But current technologies allow designers to take a more chromatic approach to clinics, hospitals and the like. We take a comprehensive look at the restorative and uplifting benefits of colour.

Colour expert Hilary Dalke underpins her stance ‘contrast is everything’ and Vittorio Radice divulges his strategy to revive humdrum department-store chains with collective individuality. The Bouroullec brothers recall who and what got them to where they are today, and Snarkitecture plucks five pivotal projects from the studio’s stimulating timeline.

Designers relive their youth. Ikea explores the future of living. Customized cocktails are served by a bartending robot. Kitchens for home-made medication. Design Miami exhibitors repurpose mundane materials. All this and more is bubbling on the fringes of the great indoors.

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec tell their shared story. Germaine Kruip gives in to the dark side. Snarkitecture shows what shaped the studio. Galila Barzilaï-Hollander takes stock of her collection. Ghaith&Jad embraces Beirut's blemishes. Eugeni Quitllet talks life from matin to noche. All this and more perspectives from people.

Adjaye Associates covers all angles. Neri&Hu performs plastic surgery. March Studio channels post-war suburbia, Moment pulls passers-by into Me Issey Miyake's web. El Equipo Creativo trawls the ocean for inspiration. It's the pick of the crop from the worlds of art and design.

Vittorio Radice transforms dull department stores into sexy shopping magnets.  Frame Lab explores the benefits of colour in healthcare spaces and colour expert Hilary Dalke reveals the impact of contrast on human response.

Kettal stamps out the latest in aluminium technology. Moroso, Dedon, Extremis, Deesawat and Vondom gather, play & relax. B&B Italia, Paola Lenti and more plump up the volume, while Knoll, Estudio Campana and others slim down.

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