News and pictures from the design sector
Feilden Fowles completes Homerton College Dining Hall
Feilden Fowles has completed a striking new faience-tiled dining hall at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, after winning an international open-call design competition in 2017.
The new building for Cambridge’s youngest college comprises a dining hall, buttery, kitchens and associated staff amenities on a 3,000 sq m site adjacent to the arts and crafts style Ibberson Building (1914) and Victorian Gothic revival buildings.
The bright and airy dining hall transforms into a dramatic evening setting reflecting its traditional ceremonial role, with views out towards mature trees and an ancient meadow. The hall provides daily dining for students, staff and visitors, together with hosting formal dinners throughout the year. The new buttery seats up to 60, serving as a cafe.
Edmund Fowles, the director of the London-based practice, said: ‘Creating the dining hall at Homerton College has been an extraordinary journey for the many involved. The design of the hall is symbolic of Homerton’s progressive character and bold ambitions, yet simultaneously in conversation with the rich architectural heritage of Cambridge.’
Casson Mann’s transformational new exhibition for Jodrell Bank opens
Jodrell Bank Observatory opened a new permanent exhibition by Casson Mann at its UNESCO World Heritage Site in Cheshire in June.
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Visitors can now engage with the fully immersive and interactive exhibition, ‘The Story of Jodrell Bank’, in the new purpose-built First Light Pavilion.
Part of a £21.5m project to open up the inspirational heritage of Jodrell Bank to a new generation of visitors, the world-class exhibition is housed in a new building designed by architects Hassell Studio. Conceived together, the exhibition and pavilion have been designed as one holistic presentation of the inspiring, human story of the pioneering observatory, home to the iconic Lovell Telescope.
New chairman for Ercol
Heritage British furniture manufacturer Ercol has a new chairman after Edward Tadros stepped down from the position in July.
Henry Tadros – Edward’s son and great grandson of Ercol founder Lucian R Ercolani – has taken over as chairman for the business.
Edward commented: ‘This is my 49th year in the company and my 29th as chairman, so it is clearly the time to make sure I am acting in the best way to ensure the success of the next generations in the family and our company. I am remaining on the board and will continue to work alongside Henry and the team. I am sure you will join me in wishing Henry and the team across the whole of Ercol the very best for the future.’
Nulty designs lighting scheme for 25hours in Dubai
International lighting design practice Nulty has delivered the lighting scheme for 25hours Hotel One Central, the German hospitality group’s first hotel outside of Europe. Working in partnership with Woods Bagot, Nulty delivered a lighting scheme that reveals a playful design.
Edge completes its redevelopment of Joules’s new head office
Edge has completed a new head office for British lifestyle brand Joules in Market Harborough, where the brand was established more than 30 years ago.
The development sees the partial demolition of a-typical ‘edge of town’ office building and the creation of a new 5,574 sq m structure that brings the UK-based head office teams together under one roof for the first time. The new campus amplifies the brand’s distinctive heritage and optimises the site’s semi-rural natural surroundings.
Edge designed the new Joules campus as a series of independent but interconnecting barn structures that are assembled around a central covered space. Each component barn or building has its own unique character, reflected in its scale and massing, its materials and finishes.
Arper exhibits The Project of Living at Salone del Mobile
Arper showcased its new collections designed by Doshi Levien; Peter Kunz; Altherr Désile Park; Jean-Marie Massaud; and James Irvine, as part of the 60th edition of Salone del Mobile in June.
The pieces on display were presented as part of Arper’s rethink of physical spaces and relationships, with a project tracing a new direction it called The Project of Living.
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Addressing the blurred boundaries between home and work, the exhibition explored how spaces need to address different criteria, including flexibility, sustainability and inspiration.
To lead the project, a creative team composed by Studio MAIO, with the artistic direction of Studio Altherr and styling by Leandro Favaloro, Arper’s exhibition space at Salone del Mobile interpreted The Project of Living by creating a ‘fluid atmosphere’.
Visitors could move freely and easily from one space to another, while ‘immersed in an experience of energy and positivity’, Arper said.
More information on Arper’s new collection can be found in FX’s Top 10 on page 018.
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Recipients of the Design Guild Mark and Jonathan Hindle Prize awarded at CDW
The Furniture Makers’ Company has awarded the latest recipients of a Design Guild Mark (DGM), as well as the winners of the Jonathan Hindle Prize, at an awards ceremony during CDW in May.
DGM recipients Fourfold, designed by Barry Jenkins for Ocee International; Swell, designed by Jones & Partners for The Collective Agency; and Hotaru, designed by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby for Ozeki Lantern, were announced as the winners of the Jonathan Hindle Prize for outstanding design.
Other recipients of a DGM, which is divided into three categories – furniture, 2D design and lighting design – and judged by a panel of judges, are Kaya, designed by Morgan Studio for Morgan; Northward Bound Carpet Tiles, designed by the Milliken design Team for Milliken Industrials; and Joseph Collection, designed by Michael Young for EOQ.
23 DGM were awarded by the company – the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry – to drive excellence and raise the profile of British design and innovation. It recognises the highest standards in the design of furnishings in volume production.
The Jonathan Hindle Prize is awarded to the most outstanding of the year’s Design Guild Mark awarded pieces in the furniture, 2D and lighting design categories.
The award is open to designers working in Britain or British designers working abroad and emphasises how innovation of materials and creativity remain at the forefront of British design.
DESIGN GUILD MARK RECIPIENTS 2022
Image Credit: SWELL, DESIGNED BY JONES & PARTNERS FOR THE COLLECTIVE AGENCY???????
Designed by Jon Christie for Flip the Script Furniture
Designed by Morgan Studio for Morgan
Image Credit: FOURFOLD, DESIGNED BY BARRY JENKINS FOR OCEE INTERNATIONAL
Smalto Low Table
Designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for Knoll
Designed by Barry Jenkins for Ocee International
Designed by Chris Fowler for Bisley
Image Credit: HOTARU, DESIGNED BY EDWARD BARBER & JAY OSGERBY FOR OZEKI LANTERN COMPANY
Designed by Mark Gabbertas for Gloster Furniture
Designed by Mark Gabbertas for Gloster Furniture
Designed by Dylan Freeth for Ercol
Designed by Phidias Leonida for NURUS
Designed by Tom Lloyd and Luke Pearson for Bene
The Davenport Bureau
Designed by David Irwin for Another Country
Bowater Collection – Cable Shop Stool (kit)
Designed by Jan Hendzel for Jan Hendzel Studio
The Somerset Four Poster
Designed by Garry Smith for The Cornish Bed Company
Designed by Garry Smith for The Cornish Bed Company
Image Credit: HERITAGE, DESIGNED BY DYLAN FREETH FOR ERCOL
TEXTILES, WALL COVERINGS, SURFACES, CARPETS & FLOOR COVERINGS
‘All Tomorrow’s Futures’ Textured Linen Blend
Designed by Charlotte Raff o and Alexis Snell for The Monkey Puzzle Tree
Designed by Jane Marks-Yewdall for Camira
Image Credit: EVA, DESIGNED BY PHIDIAS LEONIDA FOR NURUS
Designed by Jones & Partners for The Collective Agency
Northward Bound Carpet Tiles
Designed by the Milliken Design Team for Milliken Industrials
Image Credit: THE TETBURY, DESIGNED BY GARRY SMITH FOR THE CORNISH BED COMPANY???????
Designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for Ozeki Lantern Company
Designed by Michael Young for EOQ
Designed by Yasuyuki Sakurai & Risa Sano for Hand & Eye Studio
Designed by Derek Treadwell for Innermost
Designed by Aaron Probyn for IKEA
JONATHAN HINDLE PRIZE WINNERS 2022
Image Credit: JOSEPH COLLECTION, DESIGNED BY MICHAEL YOUNG FOR EOQ???????
Fourfold, designed by Barry Jenkins for Ocee International
Swell, designed by Jones & Partners for The Collective Agency
Hotaru, designed by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby for Ozeki Lantern Company
Google opens Bay View campus In Silicon Valley
Google has opened its new Bay View campus in Silicon Valley, USA. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Heatherwick Studio, as well as Google’s design and engineering teams, the campus spans 42 acres and is adjacent to Nasa’s Ames Research Center.
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It features 20 acres of open space, two office buildings, a 1,000-person event centre, and 240 short-term employee accommodation units.
The design balances team work with deep-focus work, which sees team spaces on the upper level, separating focus and collaborative areas while still providing easy access to both.
The campus incorporates biophilic design principles, including greenery, natural daylight and views outside from every desk to improve the health and well-being of users inside the building. Clerestory windows modulate direct light onto desks with automated window shades that open and close over the course of the day.
The ventilation system uses 100% outside air, with a one-way air flow system meaning no air is recycled.
The site is expected to achieve a LEED-NC v4 Platinum certification and become the largest facility ever to attain the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) LBC Water Petal Certification.
www.big.dk | www.heatherwick.com
Jestico + Whiles completes key new learning centre for the University of Cambridge
Jestico + Whiles has completed a dynamic £40m West Hub, on the University’s West Cambridge Site. The project represents the start of a radical transformation of the research campus to create a new and lively destination quarter in the city – the West Cambridge Innovation District.
Featuring state-of-the-art buildings and cutting-edge laboratories, the West Cambridge Innovation District will be a world-leading home for research and enterprise, incorporating pedestrianised plazas, central gardens, lakes and urban orchards.
The West Hub, which is now open, sits at the heart of the emerging Innovation District, offering a unique meeting place for people to connect and socialise, and marks a new university approach to learning spaces and shared-used resources. Open and accessible to everyone at the university, as well as to members of the public, the co-working hub will enable new ways for academics, researchers, students, businesses and the wider community to share, learn and collaborate through the flexible spaces it offers.
Royal College Of Art unveils new London campus designed By Herzog & De Meuron
The Royal College of Art has unveiled its new campus in Battersea, London, which marks its most significant campus development.
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The £135 million campus is designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron, with the building marking a critical point in the RCA’s transformation into a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) focused postgraduate university.
Its art and design institution is expanding into computer and materials science, robotics, advanced manufacturing, complex visualisation and data science, and intelligent mobility.
Sir Jony Ive, chancellor, Royal College of Art commented: ‘The dynamic created by this new building is remarkable. Our working environments have a powerful influence on the way we create and collaborate, and I am so excited for this new chapter in the life of the college and the inspirational work its graduates will bring into the world.’
www.herzogdemeuron.com | www.rca.ac.uk