Where the Future Happens – the Interiors of Internet Companies

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Where the Future Happens – the Interiors of Internet Companies

In September, we saw the launch of the eagerly anticipated Apple Watch. Much has already been said about the potential impact of this device on the worlds of consumer electronics, fashion, well-being and productivity. It’s certainly a step forward when compared with other computers for your wrist already on the market, whatever your view of the design – or indeed of Apple. 

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Flooring: Spaces, Signs and Senses

Flooring: Spaces, Signs and Senses

India is one of the most stimulating environments I have ever been in. It was in Viluppuram, a small town in the far south-east of India, 40 km west of the Bay of Bengal, that I discovered Rangoli, a symbolic floor art, outside many people’s homes. Rangoli’s ancient symbols are thought to bring good luck and have been passed down through the ages, from one generation to the next, keeping both the art form and the tradition alive and, fortunately for all who visit, creating entrance areas that are both beautiful and meaningful.

Furniture Trends: Blurred Boundaries

Furniture Trends: Blurred Boundaries

Once upon a time, furniture tended to be designed by furniture designers, interiors by interior designers and products by, well, product designers.  Contemporary designers are increasingly  ignoring these traditional boundaries between disciplines.  As a product designer, I have worked on everything from mobile phones to hotel and airline interiors and, most recently, a range of furniture that exhibited at Milan 2010.  Not only are more designers skipping disciplinary boundaries, but the neat distinctions between the stuff that they design is also blurring.

Milan Salone 2010: Now the dust has settled

Milan Salone 2010: Now the dust has settled

As we hit our fourth hour in the queue at Milan Central train station, another Volcano ash stranded passenger, declared ‘There’s no trains to Paris till Saturday, so I’m buying an old car instead’. An escape in an original Fiat 500 through the Swiss alps came to mind.