• Charles Jencks

    A man of many talents, Charles Jencks defies being pigeonholed: teacher, author, theorist, architect, landscaper, postmodernist, Maggie’s Centres’ co-founder... He talks to Jamie Mitchell

  • Don’t cut the lighting budget

    Simon Fisher highlights growing concerns within the lighting industry that high-quality specifications are increasingly being compromised when the dreaded budget axe falls

  • Aisles of places to meet busy people

    Architect@Work, an international exhibition and meet-up series geared up exclusively for architects and interior designers, is coming to London for the first time. Taking place at the Earl’s Court exhibition centre 30 and 31 January, the show organisers recognise that while architects worldwide are keen to find out about the latest concepts and products, they are also often too busy and overbooked to do so.

  • Luke Miles

    Head of the design team at Virgin Atlantic, designer Luke Miles’ real focus is on the whole service experience, which has recently produced the relaunched Upper Class cabin and the JFK lounge, reports Johnny Tucker

  • 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

  • Turning over a new leaf

    Gareth Gardner kicks through fallen leaves for his latest and exclusive photograph, of a building in Mayfair

  • Darkness into light

    Even the best-designed shops tend to lose their sparkle after closing time. Traditionally there have been two choices: keep the lights blazing after the shop has closed – an unforgivable waste of electricity – or plunge the interior of the store into darkness, making the street look dull and forlorn.

  • Grosvenor Wilton Company gets walk-on part in new Spielberg film

    Kidderminster-based carpet maker Grosvenor Wilton Company has supplied a bespoke carpet for the set of Stephen Spielberg’s latest film, the Oscar-nominated biopic Lincoln, which dramatises president Abraham Lincoln’s successful efforts to outlaw slavery in the US.

  • Iceberg in the city

    Since December central Montreal has been feeling a bit more wintry than usual, thanks to an installation depicting the lifecycle of an iceberg, designed by a local creative studio ATOMIC3.