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Top Ten in November and December

Our pick of the products new to market Words by Sophie Tolhurst 1. Flock of Light By Studio Toer for Moooi Inspired by a drift of fireflies captured in motion, dimmable LED lights sit on curving metal wires. Derived from a public art installation by Studio Toer, the studio has adapted the design for sale from Moooi. It is available to purchase i..

If Only… by Ted Givens of 10 Design

If only… homes could respond to the destructive power of nature, says Ted Givens of 10 Design If only we could create buildings that work with and not against nature, then the perceived destructive forces within the natural world would turn into something beautiful rather than something to be feared. Architecture should not seek to dominate natur..

Light + Tech: Daylight Awards

Jill Entwistle takes a look at the three recipients of the Daylight Awards Words by Jill Entwistle The introduction of artificial, especially electric, lighting has rather distracted and diverted us over many decades from the value of natural light. Concerns over glare and solar gain plus the economics of office development are just two factors t..

Light + Tech: International Lighting Design Award winners

Jill Entwistle features selected winners from the 2020 IALD International Lighting Design Awards Words by Jill Entwistle It is a fact of life that people rarely look up. As we wander the streets or navigate a building interior, we seldom examine the plane above our heads, often missing a wealth of architectural detail. The exceptions, of course,..

Office Focus: The Office Group, One Canada Square

The flexible office provider The Office Group (TOG) has recently taken three floors in One Canada Square The Office Group (TOG) occupies the seventh, eighth and ninth floors of One Canada Square, which was designed by the late César Pelli and completed in 1991. Standing 235m high and currently the UK’s third-tallest building, the tower’s establis..

Office Focus: Radius’s European HQ by SpaceInvader

Radius’s new £4m European headquarters in Crewe, Cheshire, has wellbeing at its heart Radius Payment Solutions, Europe’s leading independent service provider to the fleet and logistics market, has a new worldwide HQ that is also home to its UK team. The brief was both to create an attractive base that enhances the company’s profile in the Crewe a..

Talking Points: Colin Allan of Morgan Lovell on the future of workplace design

Colin Allan, MD of Morgan Lovell, responds to several of the discussion points raised in the Future of Workplace Design virtual roundtable hosted by FX and Nulty Words by Colin Allan, MD of Morgan Lovell It was a pleasure to check in on the Youtube recording of FX and Nulty’s Future of Workplace Design roundtable. The professional insights deliv..

Lighting Focus: Understated lighting

A pair of minimal schemes show the powerful impact of understated lighting – the Grupo Arca showroom in Guadalajara, Mexico, and the Alila Anji resort, Hangzhou, China Words by Jill Entwistle The final part of this lighting focus covers two minimal schemes that show the powerful impact of understated lighting – the Grupo Arca showroom in Guadalaj..

Lighting Focus: Light Bureau on lighting for social impact

Paul Traynor of Light Bureau looks at three schemes with a strong social impact, and how lighting approached creatively can elevate the functional to a higher level The continuum between lighting design and light art is a long one. At one end it concerns lighting that is highly pragmatic – light to see by, to find your way safely from point A to ..

Radical Thinking: Pippa Nissen of Nissen Richards Studio

Pippa Nissen, from Nissen Richards Studio, on what she thinks will provide inspiration for radical thought in the future Can you pinpoint the thought, whether yours or someone else’s, that led you to a career in design? I remember as a child suddenly working out that your emotions can be radically affected by your surroundings. The precise moment..

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