What’s new? Well, quite a bit in Frame 110. The May/Jun issue – launched to coincide with Milan’s Salone del Mobile – has a fresh look.
Inside, you'll find the initial fruits of our new collaborative venture with Eyes on Talents, which serves as a launch pad for award-winning young creatives, as well as the catalogue for our debut themed exhibition – What’s the Matter? : Design for a phygital world – during Milan Design Week. This issue's Frame Lab takes on the diversification of retail, uncovering how brands are branching out to build their fandom.
Designers take cues from cars. Formafantasma brings materiality to light. Issey Miyake unfolds a new pleated material. Classics are reborn and wood makes the cut at IMM. Participants play with processes and office acoustics sing out at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. All this and more is shaping the world of products.
Aurelie Hoegy puts the 'extra' in extraordinary. Studio Brynjar & Veronika thrives on nature. Yuri Suzuki plays with the power of sound. Meet our curated selection of award-winning creatives.
Tokujin Yoshioka looks back and beyond. Note pinpoints its landmark projects. Lukstudio sets up a springboard in Shanghai. Chiharu Shiota strings together space. Marieke and Pieter Sanders put their design collection to use. Doshi Levien diarizes a day. Get all this and even more perspectives on people.
Nendo defies department-store formulas. Bureau Betak plants a funhouse forest for Dior. Dimore Studio saturates Aēsop with colour. Patrick Norguet gives McDonald's a sophisticated makeover. Neri&Hu goes alfresco for a Shanghai hamburger joint. Step inside the great indoors.
Brands on Show
The rapid rise of e-commerce means that retailers can no longer afford to ignore opportunities outside the traditional store environment. Brands are starting to provide content that supports the products they sell. From pop-up exhibitions to workshops, this issue's Frame Lab reveals how retailers are branching out to reel in the crowds and increase their fandom.
What's the Matter? Design for a phygital world
Moving away from the focus on craft and tradition, Frame mounts a debut exhibition in Milan that showcases the effects of digital technologies on contemporary design.
Hans Boodt considers the future of retail. Erco, Modular, Occhio and more have display lighting covered. Top mannequin brands get back to reality. Shelving-system manufacturers opt to adapt. Discover what's driving the business of design.
This typeface in this issue is just beautiful. Where can I buy it?