• What’s the point of the London Design Festival?

    Asks YourStudio co-founder and creative director Howard Sullivan

  • Milan 2013: A game of two halves

    FX celebrated the launch of Seymourpowell’s international product research from the Milan fair with a party at Herman Miller’s flagship London showroom. The report’s authors are Mariel Brown, head of trends, and Chloe Amos-Edkins, senior design researcher and CMF specialist

  • Online is not shops’ knock-out blow

    The rumours persist that shopping as we’ve known it is, if not quite dead, then well on its way to taking its last gasp. Carlos Virgile says rather than laying down and going peacefully, bricks-and-mortar retails have plenty to fight back with, if only they will recognise it

  • Open to design

    Aidan Walker talks to Tom Hulme, design director of innovation and design firm IDEO and co-founder of OpenIDEO, a web-based, open-design platform on which a whole community can discuss and develop a design idea

  • Workplace of the future

    In the company of some of the leading workplace designers, Jamie Mitchell travels into the future to examine how we will be working, where we will be working from, and what will be the impact on office furniture manufacturers

  • Now we are ten

    An exhibition focuses on former FX editor Gareth Gardner’s photographic work for design and architecture magazines over the past decade

  • Bye bye HID light

    While Ceramic Metal Halide and halogen lamps are inexorably being pushed aside by LEDs, which outperform both on most counts, Gary Heald warns users to do their homework before moving over, as disappointment may lie ahead

  • Richard Weston

    When a professor of architecture finds that his work is ‘so last season’, is something seriously gone awry? Jamie Mitchell talks to Richard Weston, whose scan explorations into rocks, fossils and stones have found their way on to fashion items and accessories...

  • Vienna: Design destination

    The capital of Austria has a rich and illustrious design past, but it’s not resting on its laurels, says Helen Parton, a visitor to the latest Vienna Design Week, where she saw much to be impressed with during the 10-day event and beyond

  • Investing in design

    A lively and energetic debate was held between our top UK designers and some of the most powerful manufacturers in the world. Much of what was discussed has left more questions to explore, but one of the serious points to emerge is just who takes the credit for a successful product? Should designers take more responsibility for sales and marketing decisions, or do manufacturers lead and control the success of the product? David Tarpey reports

  • Focusing on down below

    Gareth Gardner takes a bird’s-eye view of a new sexual health clinic

  • Play time

    Gareth Gardner joins the children in the new Ann Riches Healing Space

  • Come and talk about design with FX assistant editor Jamie Mitchell at Clerkenwell Design Week

    The best thing about being a design journalist is getting out of the office, meeting designers and seeing some of the amazing and truly innovative products that are the fruit of our creative industries. I’m not a designer myself, but I’ve always found designers to be truly fascinating people, the best of whom work tenaciously – in some cases obsessively – towards making our lives better and happier.

  • Q&A with Celia Sawyer

    An interior designer and collector of rare objects, Celia Sawyer made her TV debut last year as one of the dealers on the second series of Channel 4’s Four Rooms, a show where people bring in items they think are valuable and try to flog them to four dealers. With the programme’s third series under way, Sawyer tells FX about her career so far, and how she balances a successful interior design practice with a TV career.

  • Watching the wildlife

    Gareth Gardner sees the animals in the Shoredtich Zoo billboards

  • Acrylicize creates new artwork for Heinz

    At FX we’re always on the lookout for new design talent and in each issue we choose a designer or design practice we think is ‘one to watch’. It’s always great to see the desgners and design practices we’ve chosen go on to glittering careers in the design industry, and this week we’re pleased to bring you a new project by Acrylicize, a London-based design agency that featured as our ‘one to watch’ in February 2011.

  • Towering achievement

    The latest building with a nickname, the Walkie Talkie, is topped out

  • Previewing Ecobuild Event 2013

    Taking place over three days from 5 to 7 March, one of the biggest events in sustainable design, construction and the built environment, returns this year with new products, attractions, conferences and seminars.

  • Design professionals react to Government U-turn on Ebacc

    Some of those in the creative industries who have opposed plans to overhaul secondary school education in the UK have reacted enthusiastically to news that the Government had abandoned plans to scrap GCSEs in key subjects in England and replace them with English Baccalaureate Certificates.

  • CHAIRS: 1,000 Masterpieces of Modern Design, 1800 to the Present Day

    CHAIRS: 1,000 Masterpieces of Modern Design, 1800 to the Present Day; Charlotte & Peter Fiell; Published in Hardback by Carlton, April 2013, £30.00;Review by Sophie Christie