Adam Nathaniel Furman brightens up London maternity centre with “flowerburst” mosaic

London designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has applied his signature colourful aesthetic to a tiled entrance and reception area for the maternity centre at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The London hospital received a donation from the Reuben Foundation to create an artwork for its new maternity centre and approached Furman to enhance its reception and […]

Adam Nathaniel Furman explores colour, cuteness and queerness with anatomical chairs

Designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has created a pair of chairs based on intimate parts of the body. The PHaB1&2 cafe chairs feature seats and backrests shaped to suggest anatomical forms that Furman invites users to identify, in white, lilac and baby pink colourways. The name PHaB “is an acronym of all of the things that […]

Yinka Ilori creates brightly coloured Christmas tree for London hotel

Yinka Ilori has rounded off a busy year by designing a stylised Christmas tree for London‘s Sanderson hotel, featuring his signature colourful and graphic aesthetic. Ilori designed the 2.5-metre-tall Christmas tree to greet guests as they enter the lobby of the Philippe Starck-designed hotel on Berners Street. The sculptural installation comprises five geometric forms that […]

“In choosing blue, Pantone has missed the mark once more”

Pantone played it safe and still missed the mark by picking Classic Blue as its colour of the year for 2020, says Michelle Ogundehin. After the debacle of naming Living Coral as its 2019 Color of the Year (COTY), a shade supposedly based on the natural pigmentation of healthy ocean coral, despite this being in perilously short […]

Colourful public spaces are part of Pazdigrad Primary School in Croatia

Pazdigrad Primary School in Split, Croatia has been designed by architects X3M to include public squares, one of which is painted bright yellow The school is located on a sloping site, so X3M built it as a series of stacked concrete platforms. Pazdigrad Primary School is on periphery of the city and surrounded by housing […]

Tranquil Dawn named Colour of the Year for 2020

Paint brand Dulux has selected a cool-tone shade of green as it’s Colour of the Year for 2020, which is meant to offer an antidote to an “increasingly disconnected” modern society. Dulux says that Tranquil Dawn “embodies the nation’s mood on the approach of a new decade”. “It reflects a growing desire to understand what […]

Kaiku turns fruit and vegetable waste into natural pigments

Imperial graduate Nicole Stjernsward has invented Kaiku, a system that turns plants into powdered paint pigments using vaporisation technology. Avocados, pomegranates, beetroots, lemons and onions are just some of the fruits and vegetables that can be placed into Kaiku and turned into the raw material for paints, inks and dyes. Skins and peels are boiled […]

“I don’t want to be seen as the guy that just slaps a bit of colour on” says Yinka Ilori

Yinka Ilori‘s bold, colourful style can be seen all over London this summer, but the designer tells Dezeen there’s a lot more to him than bright graphics. London-based Ilori, 32, made a name for himself with his characterful chairs, which he creates by upcycling various pieces of unwanted old furniture, and adding colours and textiles […]

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