Flooring Focus: David Conlon of En Masse Bespoke

David Conlon of En Masse Bespoke Interiors on the flooring that makes a project truly unique Words by Toby Maxwell What has been your favourite recent flooring project and why? A resin floor in a trowelled finish, which was self-levelled by the installer in light grey. It works on so many levels, but the fact that you can run it throughout large ..

Flooring Focus: Ella Doran on wool flooring

Designer Ella Doran explains why wool is an often-overlooked material for flooring Edited by Toby Maxwell I have just recently finished a solo show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park – Sheep to Seat, Fleece to Floor – in which I exhibited products that I had designed and made using the wool from the sheep that graze at the park. My aim was to share the ..

The Bauhaus Legacies of Max Bill and Herbert Bayer

This year marks a century since the founding of the Bauhaus, and among the art school’s key figures were Herbert Bayer and Max Bill Words: Stephen Hitchins All Images: Angela Thomas Schmid / 2019 Prolitteris, Zurich / Courtesy The Max Bill Georges Vantongerloo Stiftung and Hauser & Wirth A lot of malicious comment has been written about Walter Gr..

Showroom Design

What designers, suppliers and architects create for themselves when establishing a new showroom or HQ Main Image: Parkside's Cotswolds Design Studio Words by Sophie Tolhurst While the architects, designers, specifiers and suppliers of our industry spend their time perfecting offices and showrooms for their clients, at times they need to sto..

The Business in December

News and pictures from the design sector Studio C102 designs new gallery for architectural photographer Gareth Gardner Architecture and design practice Studio C102 has created a new gallery and studio space for architectural photographer and writer Gareth Gardner. Gardner was keen to open a public-facing space to curate exhibitions of documentary..

Cosmic creators: meet the Design Museum’s Designers in Residence

We sit down with this year’s cohort of the Design Museum’s Designers in Residence, responding to the theme ‘cosmic’ Words by Francesca Perry Each year, the Design Museum in London hosts a residency for four emerging designers to explore and evolve their practice, centred around a specific theme. Now in its 12th year and with its own dedicated stu..

The Diary in December

The pick of events happening this month or on the horizon Words by Sophie Tolhurst 1. Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous 27 September 2019 – 26 January 2020 Fashion and Textile Museum, London This retrospective of fashion designer Zandra Rhodes celebrates her distinctive fashion label. Known for colourful and original prints on fluid silhouettes..

Announcing the FX Awards 2019 Winners!

Following our FX Awards 2019 ceremony, we're proud to release the full list of winners here. Read on for winners, shortlisted entries, judges' comments and project descriptions! This year has seen a fabulous shortlist comprising the best of your projects from around the world. It’s thanks to your continuous support that we now have a tr..

Hotel Focus: Creating Calm

Kay Hill speaks to architects and designers about how they use their skills to create an atmosphere where people can truly relax Travel is seldom a stress-free process, which makes it all the more vital that hotels help guests to unwind long before they reach the bed or the pool. Oliver Heath, expert in sustainable design, explains: ‘They are lik..

Radical Thinking: Jonathan Manser

Jonathan Manser of The Manser Practice reveals the radical thinkers who have provided the greatest inspiration Can you pinpoint the thought that led you to a career in design? When I was five, I watched my father Michael Manser draw the designs for our new family house. It was a part self-build on a site across the road from where we lived. Durin..

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