• British Council in South Africa initiative

    A special edition of the British Council’s Maker Libraries has gone on display at GUILD 2014 in South Africa, marking the launch of Cape Town as 2014 World Design Capital.

  • Giles Miller: surface designer - Interview

    Designer Giles Miller is building an international reputation for an innovative use of surface materials. His studio’s clients include some serious heavyweights in their respective industries, including British Airways, Selfridges, Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Stella McCartney and his studio in Spitalfields is being kept particularly busy with clients in the Middle East and Asia

  • If only... a lighting device that monitors carbon footprint

    If only we had a portable lighting device that monitored our carbon footprint, says Hoare Lea Lighting

  • One to watch: Sebastian Cox, furniture maker

    Furniture maker Sebastian Cox, part of the Heal’s Discovers initiative to cultivate new talent

  • Call for next Design Guild Marks

    Furniture designers have until 19 February to get their entries in to be considered for a 2014 Design Guild Mark.

  • Lee Broom designs new bar for Selfridges

    Product and interior designer Lee Broom has been commissioned by Selfridges in London to design an innovative new cocktail bar to mark the first anniversary of the store’s Men’s Shoe Galleries. Opening this month it is a first in a retail environment.

  • Animal and insect shaped chairs by Maximo Riera

    Maximo Riera has a singular vision when it comes to furniture. For some time now he has been mining the animal kingdom for inspiration for his anatomically accurate, yet surreally gothic, seating. Now he’s turned to the most numerous creatures on the planet, the insects, for his latest piece, the Beetle chair, based on the European Rhinoceros Beetle. He has already, of course, done an actual rhino...

  • Furniture companies unite for human rights charity

    Companies including Fritz Hansen, Humanscale and Bisley Office Furniture have donated furniture pieces for the new London headquarters of human rights charity Helen Bamber Foundation (HBF).

  • Christopher Jenner joins Eurostar as creative director

    London-based designer appointed creative director as part of £700m investment programme

  • Japanese architect creates retail space with milk inspiration

    Japanese architecture practice Moriyuki Ochiai has designed the interior of a store for the Dream Dairy Farm, a working farm that produce made from the farm’s own milk.