We’re getting to the bare bones of new design this issue – taking in Brooklyn’s stripped-back heritage style, Faye Toogood’s precious yet raw interiors and a rough-and-ready Malaysian hostel.
We also talk ‘incompleteness’ with Jo Nagasaka, spray-paint space with Katharina Grosse and find 10 designers who defy categorization with their trans-disciplinary work.
Then it's off to Patka, a restaurant with a 'second skin' composed of looms, before taking in a Finnish library where cast-in-place concrete creates a dramatically raw interior.
Monumental imaginings by ALA, Studio Andrew Todd, AND-RÉ, RMJM and more
A Swiss holiday cabin makes concrete cosy, Kuu curves polycarbonate in Shanghai, shop windows get textural at Barneys, Liberty and Karen Millen and it’s slick versus raw in retail from Nudie Jeans, J. C. Architecture, Takato Tamagami, and more
The Deconstructor: Schemata Architects’ Jo Nagasaka on why less is more
Fruit of the Loom: A cultural collision of style and flavour at Pakta restaurant
A Brooklyn State of Mind: The movers and shakers crafting New York’s biggest borough
Rainbow Gatherer: Katharina Grosse’s immersive world of colour
Novel Approach: JKMM’s library is fit for the future
Eclectic Ambassador: Faye Toogood tinkers with tactility
Ebony and Co: The future is gold for handcrafted floors
Van Besouw: Fresh colours for cotton carpets
Fantoni: Keeping it quiet with acoustic panelling
Update: The latest design-company news from Interstuhl, Vipp, Desso and more
Catalogue: Superb surfaces: textiles, wall coverings and flooring
Essay: Introducing ten dabblers in trans-disciplinary design
Failures and Fortunes: Failures and Fortunes
Design Art: Jon Stam captivates with craft and technology