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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