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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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VDF products fair: Glass spheres are strung up on a circular metal frame to create Hubble Bubble, a light designed by Marcel Wanders studio for Dutch design brand Moooi, which aims to capture the childhood joy of blowing soap bubbles. Much like bubbles, the bulbs are blown by hand and rendered in an iridescent, oil-like
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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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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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