Caught the art bug? In this issue we speak with Rei Kawakubo about the new Dover Street Market Ginza, where brand names are banned and the shopping experience places as much emphasis on culture as consumerism.
We visit a cash-strapped but creative house in Belgium (by De Vylder Vinck Tillieu Architects) and a shrine to Savile Row in Singapore (by Upstairs). In Tel Aviv we check out the low-budget design scene of a city that’s as complex as it is creative. We finish it off with three meals at London’s newest ‘temporary’ restaurants, which represent the changing face of the UK capital’s dining scene.
An office that’s partly furniture by Edward Ogosta, a café-meets-velodrome by NL Architects, and other hybrid projects
New projects by: Jan Manski, Jakob + MacFarlane, Another Pamphlet, Herzog & de Meuron, Ai Wei Wei, Daniel Buren, Esther Stocker, Tomás Saraceno, Spatial Ops, ROW Studio, Riken Yamamoto, Air Architecture, Suga Atelier, Snarkitecture, Nendo, François Roche, Lanvin, Prada, Hermès
Hunter Douglas: Ceiling solutions for airports and other urban gateways
Philips: Luminous textile panels for interior inspiration
Update: Whetstone Oak, Casalis, Portalegre, TRE-Più, Mirage and KriskaDECOR share their latest company news
Catalogue: Furniture fixes: the best new seating, shelving and storage options
Pop-Up, Stay-Up: Three temporary restaurants in London have long-term ambitions
The (Un)finished House Not for perfectionists: a process-driven home in Belgium
Good Vibrations: How to design the way a building sounds
No Logo: Dover Street Market Ginza, and a talk with Rei Kawakubo
A Tailored Twist: A shrine to Savile Row in Singapore, courtesy of Upstairs
Tel Aviv: Conflict, creativity and the designers, architects and entrepreneurs shaping the city
Talk: Gijs Bakker on Asia, education, and why it’s time to leave Design Academy Eindhoven
Process: Breath-taking: Nendo’s Inhale Lamp for Lasvit
Essay: Has social design come of age at last?
Introducing: Chinese design with a difference, from Zhili Liu
Process: A disappearing chair for OMA’s Milstein Hall
Market: American design defined at ICFF
One Artist, One Material: Jordan Eagles paints with blood
Design Art: New nature from Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
Book: At home in Japan with Cathelijne Nujisink