The “only way to save the world” is to ban land ownership, says Vivienne Westwood

British designer Vivienne Westwood has said that “we haven’t got time to talk about fashion” in light of the climate crisis, and is instead calling for a ban on private land ownership with her One World Rent campaign. In a talk held at the V&A museum during London Design Festival, Westwood spoke about her “sustainability […]

Bedouin women create Irthi collection based on ancient Emirati crafts

The Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council has paired Bedouin craftswomen in the UAE with international artists to create items that can be sold to a global market. From its base in Sharjah – one of the seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates – the Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council oversaw the creation of the collection to […]

“I want to present the opposite of what is commonly known as Swedish design” says Paola Bjäringer

Curator Paola Bjäringer has put together a collection of “un-Swedish” design, which was displayed at the London Design Fair as part of the exhibition Crossovers by digital gallery Adorno. The show featured pieces by eight different, predominantly female or non-white designers including Made By Us and Färg & Blanche, and brimmed with colour and pattern. It […]

Bohinc Studio shows space-themed collection in 18th-century townhouse

London designer Lara Bohinc showcased her latest, space-themed furniture collection in a 200-year-old house in London’s King’s Cross that was converted into an immersive installation for the occasion. Both a homeware collection and the house’s interior were created specifically for the London Design Festival and feature Bohinc’s take on celestial shapes and colours. Bohinc also […]

Make Bank’s Print Project sees 20 designers create prints to fund arts education

Social enterprise Make Bank has released a collection of 24 prints by British creatives, including textile designer Donna Wilson and graphic designer Peter Chadwick, to help fund arts education for disadvantaged children. The 24 print designs were commissioned by Make Bank, a social enterprise instigated by Kirsty Thomas, a designer and co-founder of Tom Pigeon, […]

Layer designs pendant lamps based on silkworm cocoons for Muuto

Benjamin Hubert‘s design studio Layer has created a series of cocoon-like pendant lights for Danish furniture brand Muuto, inspired by the silkworm’s act of “self-wrapping”. The lighting collection, called Strand, comprises four simple pendant lamps made using a fibrous polymer material that is sprayed over a lightweight steel structure to form a “cocoon”. This process […]

Kirkby Design creates fabric collection based on London Underground seats

Textile brand Kirkby Design has collaborated with Transport for London to recreate seven heritage moquette designs featured on the city’s Underground tube seats. The Underground Vol. II collection saw Kirkby adapt the scale and colour of various designs found in the London Transport Museum archives to create a series of velvet upholstery fabrics patterned with […]

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