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Nike ISPA apparel is designed for extremes of everyday life

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ISPA by Nike

An inflatable jacket, a mesh bodysuit and split-toe sneakers are among the products Nike has repurposed from ultra sport activities to suit the lifestyles of city dwellers. The collection was created as part of the brand's ISPA philosophy, which stands for the principles of improvise, scavenge, protect and adapt. ISPA was established in 2018 to

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Kristine Klein

Commenters think "Bond villains" might like an underground concrete home concept

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Underground House Plan B by Sergey Makhno Architects

In this week's comments update, readers are curious about a concept for a subterranean concrete home, which was inspired by the coronavirus pandemic, and sharing their views on other top stories. The global coronavirus outbreak was the "trigger" for visualising Underground House Plan B, a piece of conceptual architecture designed by Sergey Makhno Architects. "We

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Karen Anderson

Kanye West reveals updated prototype of YZY shelters

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YZY Shelters by Kanye West

American musician, producer and designer Kanye West has revealed a photo showing that the latest prototype for his low-cost housing for the homeless is under construction. West posted the photo to Twitter showed several unfinished structures with curvilinear floor plans, wooden frames and domed metalwork. Described in the caption as YZY shelters, they appear to

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Eleanor Gibson

Warsaw studio HOLA Design's interiors defy styles and trends

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HOLA Design

VDF studio profiles: HOLA Design is a Polish interior design studio that rejects trends, aiming instead to give its clients "a chance to fulfil their own dreams of a new home". The studio, which is best known for its domestic interiors, was founded in Warsaw in 2005 by Monika and Adam Bronikowski. Today, the pair

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Sensi surface tiles by Matteo Thun for Florim

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Sensi surface tiles by Matteo Thun for Florim

VDF products fair: Florim has collaborated with Italian architect Matteo Thun to create the ceramic Sensi surface tile collection, which takes its cues from nature and "enriches the vocabulary of construction". Sensi was developed as part of Florim's Casa dolce casa – Casamood sub-brand, which was established in 2005 and has overseen the design of

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Istanbul Design Biennial announces new dates and revised programme in live VDF talk

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Istanbul Design Biennial curator Mariana Pestana and director Deniz Ova have set out their revised plans for this year's event in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic a live interview as part of Virtual Design Festival. Originally scheduled to start in September, the biennial will now run from 15 October to 15 November and will

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Sebastian Jordahn

Virtual Design Festival's best brand collaborations and product launches

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How do you launch a product where there are no design fairs? With Virtual Design Festival ending on Friday, here's a roundup of some of its best brand collaborations and product launches. VDF was conceived in part to give brands a way to showcase new products at a time when almost every fair was cancelled

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Marcus Fairs

Orgatec 2020 office furniture fair cancelled

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Orgatec 2020 cancelled amid Germany's coronavirus resurgence

This year's Orgatec trade fair in Cologne, which was set to take place 27 to 31 October, has been cancelled in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The organisers of the Orgatec office furniture announced that the 2020 event will not take place as numerous exhibitors and visitors cancelled their tickets to the event. "The situation of this

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Natashah Hitti

Live talk with Moooi designers Gabriele Chiave and Joost van Bleijswijk as part of Virtual Design Festival

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Moooi and VDF collaborate on a talk with Gabriele Chiave and Joost van Bleiswijk

Marcel Wanders creative director Gabriele Chiave and Kiki and Joost founder Joost van Bleijswijk discuss their new lighting designs for Moooi in this live talk as part of Virtual Design Festival's collaboration with the Dutch furniture brand. Chiave and Van Bleijswijk spoke to Dezeen's founder and editor in chief Marcus Fairs about the Tinkering and Hubble

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Calum Lindsay

Five houses where the courtyard is the heart of the home

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Courtyard living: Contemporary houses of the Asia-Pacific by Charmaine Chan

Charmaine Chan has highlighted 25 recently completed courtyard houses in her book Courtyard living: Contemporary houses of the Asia-Pacific. Here she picks five of the most interesting. As the book's title suggests, Courtyard living: Contemporary houses of the Asia-Pacific is a compilation of houses completed in the past 10 years across Asia and Oceania that are focused

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Tom Ravenscroft

15 furniture designs made from repurposed cardboard revealed in the Dezeen x Samsung Out of the Box Competition shortlist

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Samsung Out of the Box Competition shortlist

Innovative storage solutions, children's toys and a music amplifier are among the designs made from repurposed cardboard that have been shortlisted in Dezeen and Samsung's Out of the Box Competition. The contest sought innovative designs for the home that can be made by repurposing cardboard packaging, to encourage users to creatively reuse the box their

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Benedict Hobson

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair announces pared-back "Nude Edition" for February 2021

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Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2021

The organisers of Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair have unveiled plans for a more affordable and sustainable version for next year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The 71st edition of the Scandinavia's largest design fair will be labelled The Nude Edition, with exhibitors encouraged to present less extravagant stands. Taking place from 9 to

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Marcus Fairs

Interior design meets visual communication in New Design University school show

13 hours 13 minutes ago

Interior design students from the New Design University in Austria explore visual communication design and adaptive reuse in this school show for Virtual Design Festival. A total of 10 projects feature in the digital exhibition. They were completed by pupils enrolled on the MA Interior Design and Visual Communication and BA Interior Design and 3D

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Maison De La Luz hotel in New Orleans is "madcap and fun" says Pamela Shamshiri

13 hours 33 minutes ago
Maison De La Luz by Studio Shamshiri and Atelier Ace

Atelier Ace's Kelly Sawdon and Studio Shamshiri co-founder Pamela Shamshiri explain their opulent design for New Orleans luxury guesthouse Maison De La Luz in this video produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD Awards Atelier Ace, the Ace Hotel's in-house creative team, collaborated with Los Angeles design firm Studio Shamshiri to convert a historic New Orleans

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Calum Lindsay

Golden wardrobe forms focal point of The Magic Box Apartment in Spain

14 hours 18 minutes ago
The Magic Box Apartment by Raúl Sánchez Architects features gold wardrobe

A shiny brass wardrobe that's meant to resemble a precious jewellery box features in this apartment near Barcelona designed by Raúl Sánchez Architects. The Magic Box Apartment is set within a two-storey home in the town of Viladecans and is occupied by a married couple and their two young daughters. The husband's parents live on

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Natasha Levy

Moooi launches new lights by Marcel Wanders and Joost van Bleijswijk at VDF

15 hours 33 minutes ago

Dutch design brand Moooi has teamed up with Virtual Design Festival to launch new lights by Marcel Wanders and Joost van Bleijswijk at VDF products fair, which will be followed by a live talk about the products at 2:30pm UK time. Marcel Wanders creative director Gabriele Chiave will speak about the studio's new Hubble Bubble

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Benedict Hobson

Tinkering light by Joost van Bleijswijk for Moooi

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Tinkering light by Joost van Bleijswijk for Moooi

VDF products fair: Tinkering is a pendant light for Moooi by Dutch designer Joost van Bleijswijk, which comprises a cluster of black metal rods suspended from the ceiling by two cables. The light sources are fixed to this steel skeleton, each encased in an arched shade that evokes the form of a security camera. With the

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Sekhina designs minimal light switches and sockets from concrete

16 hours 33 minutes ago
Sekhina designs minimal light switches and sockets from concrete

Hungarian design brand Sekhina has made a series of light switches and plug sockets from concrete as an aesthetically pleasing alternative to plastic. Billed as the first of their kind, Sekhina founder Gábor Kasza made the concrete covers for switches and sockets after not being able to find any similar products made from the material.

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Natashah Hitti

Architecture graduates from National University of Singapore future-proof their city

18 hours 33 minutes ago
Graduates from National University of Singapore future-proof their city

An eGaming stadium and a post-pandemic housing typology for Singapore's migrant workers are among the student projects from the National University of Singapore spotlighted in this VDF school show. Under the title Vision 2020, NUS is exhibiting 12 thesis works from this year's Master of Architecture graduates, which "provoke, inspire and question" where the industry is

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