Designer Ali Shah Gallefoss invited 15 creatives to design their own interpretation of a chair that is suitable for a public space, all of which were presented as a recent exhibition in Oslo, Norway. Called Mixed Seats, the exhibition was curated by Shah Gallefoss and exhibition platform Pyton. It featured an installation of concrete chairs
After 6,000 votes, practices Robert Gutowski Architects, Zooco Estudio and Objects Of Common Interest are ahead in the Dezeen Awards 2022 public vote studio categories. Vote now for your favourite! Other studios in the lead include Poar, Raúl Sánchez Architects and We+. The public vote, which closes on 10 October, gives Dezeen readers the opportunity
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Next-gen solar parks that enable energy and food production as well as water conservation to work in synergy on the same plot can help to solve solar’s growing land-use issue, according to the researchers making them a reality. “There is this big debate around using land for solar versus using it for agriculture,” said Colorado
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The London Fire Brigade has unveiled its updated typeface designed by Studio Sutherl& and The Foundry Types at the Running Towards exhibition of graphic artworks informed by the organisation’s design heritage. The Running Towards exhibition took place at the Shoreditch Fire Station during the London Design Festival, with visitors entering through the building’s big red shutters
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Dutch Design Week, Utopian Hours and Light + Building are among the architecture and design events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this month. Other events taking place in October include Copenhagen Architecture Festival, Seoul Design and Orgatec. Read on for this month’s highlights and see Dezeen Events Guide for more architecture and design events around
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London-based designer Samuel Wilkinson has created a prototype of a tree-like structure called Ecacia that harvests solar energy while providing a public place to shelter during very hot weather. Wilkinson’s studio based the design for Ecacia on a species of acacia tree that grows on the savannahs of eastern and southern Africa and is characterised by
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An art installation featuring a waterfall, a wild garden and a number of kinetic artworks has opened on a former North Sea offshore gas platform in Weston-super-Mare, England, as part of the Unboxed festival. Created for the Unboxed festival, which has been dubbed the Brexit festival, the four-storey See Monster is one of the UK’s largest
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Brightly coloured chairs and personal memorabilia feature in the Parables for Happiness exhibition showcasing the works of London-based designer Yinka Ilori at the Design Museum. Opened during London Design Festival, the exhibition is the first major display of Ilori’s vast number of vibrant designs, including graphic murals, furniture and public installations. Ilori’s designs are exhibited alongside pieces
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Furniture company SCP has tasked a group of British designers including Faye Toogood and Sebastian Cox to craft objects from the wood of a tree infected with ash dieback disease for this year’s London Design Festival. The resulting pieces, ranging from furniture and lighting to decorative objects, are currently on display as part of the One Tree exhibition the brand is hosting in its
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Wood from a felled street tree and reclaimed architectural timber from a salvage yard form the furnishings of two hotel suites that designer Jan Hendzel revamped for London’s Town Hall Hotel in time for London Design Festival. Suites 109 and 111 are set on the first floor of the Town Hall Hotel, which is housed in
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