The Top Stitch
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This is a hugely challenging time for our bars. Here at BrewDog, we are all longing for the day when our team are back in our bars, serving world class craft beer to our awesome community again.
Although the future for hospitality businesses is incredibly uncertain, we remain very optimistic that customers will soon crave the social interaction and escapism of visiting pubs, bars and restaurants.
With that in mind, whilst we eagerly await official guidance from the government, our amazing bars teams have been working on various proposals, which we think will help us welcome customers back in to our bars when it is safe to do so, and offer them an environment where those customers can feel relaxed and safe.
A circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.
Where we have come from
A transformation in our ability to make things changed society.
We’ve been at a turning point before. In 1684 Thomas Savery invented the steam engine and it changed everything. This invention kick-started the industrial revolution, which transformed our ability to make things. Raw materials and energy were seemingly infinite, and labour was readily available. For the first time in history, goods were mass produced.
The LuxDeco 100—previously the LuxDeco 50—returns with twice the number of talent for its second issue. The annually published list highlights and celebrates the world’s leading interior designers for the creativity, positive impact and commitment to luxury design which they contribute to the design world.
Celebrating incredible interiors and sharing them as inspiration for our community is one of our duties as a leading platform for luxury interiors. The design world is brilliantly diverse and replete with interior designers who are creating waves that will be felt by generations of designers to come. The LuxDeco internal selection panel was able to narrow the field down as it focused on three criteria: creativity, industry impact and commitment to luxury design.
This modular chair collection by Thai design studio Kaoi takes cues from the 1980s Memphis Group, featuring four graphic armrests that can be mixed and matched to offer different aesthetic “personalities”.
Designed in collaboration with THINKK studio, Kaoi’s Ebba chair collection is composed of three deckchair-style seats that can be brought to life with four variations of armrests.
WantedDesign partners with Design Milk + Clever to keep WantedDesign Manhattan Conversation series alive!
In response to the cancellation of the 2020 fair, we put together an online program with new episodes of Clever podcast and live talks, between May 11 and May 22, 2020.
“At first, when we heard about the cancellation of WantedDesign Manhattan. we were sad, we had LIVE episodes planned, and we looked forward to seeing all our friends and absorbing all of the latest design inspiration – it’s an important hub of connectivity and community for the design industry. Then we got fired up. We couldn’t just stand by and not do anything about this – so, Clever, already adept at remote recording and digital distribution, is working closely with WantedDesign Manhattan and Design Milk to keep the Conversation Series alive!” – Amy Devers, co-founder Clever
WeTransfer believes creative thinking has the power to change the world. So every year, we pay tribute to the creative minds we’ve lost whose lives and work changed the way we think, the way we see and the way we understand.
Anyone from the team can nominate a figure we should pay tribute to, and our supertalented community of artists do the rest.
We’re as antsy to spend time outdoors as you are, making the Sonoran Collection release from HOLLY HUNT all the more exciting. Its second outdoor furniture collection draws inspiration from the topography and creature forms found in the Sonoran Desert in the southwest United States.
HOLLY HUNT worked together with a group of weavers in Southeast Asia to develop new techniques – a double weave with a vertical wrapping – and materials for a more streamlined look.
Multi-award-winning interiors and architecture practice 74 has completed a stand-out student amenities project for client London and Scottish Student Housing within their new-build Symons House student accommodation block in Leeds. 74 also created the project’s branding and wayfinding.
Symons House, designed by Leeds-based architectural practice Cunniff Design, takes the form of a reverse L-shape building, with seven storeys located on its lower horizontal plane and twenty-one on the vertical upright section.
Vitra is streaming ‘Chair Times’ – a film that documents the many-sided world of chairs – for free during this particular time. The film charts a course through an ocean of chairs.
In Chair Times, Vitra Chairman Emeritus and former CEO Rolf Fehlbaum speaks with experts in the design field, including designers Hella Jongerius, Antonio Citterio and Ronan Bouroullec, architects and collectors Arthur Rüegg and Ruggero Tropeano, architect David Chipperfield, Director of the Vitra Design Museum Mateo Kries, Vitra Design Museum curator Amelie Klein, Jochen Eisenbrand and collection curator Serge Mauduit.
Focusing on 125 objects from the Collection of the Vitra Design Museum, the conversations explore the development of chairs over centuries, examining them as ‘portraits of their users.’
Almost never, says Alan Hook, a design researcher at Ulster University in Northern Ireland: “We understand the world from a very fixed human-centric point of view … so [we] can’t really understand what it must be like to be a different creature.”
Meet some human designers who are breaking down the barriers. In Ireland, Denis Connolly and Anne Cleary have created a series of meta-perceptual helmets that allowed wearers to view the world through the stereo vision of a hammerhead shark or the separately rotatable eyes of the chameleon. To get as close to being a goat as possible, UK designer Thomas Thwaites (TED talk: How I built a toaster from scratch) built himself a prosthetic goat legs and a prosthetic rumen (goat stomach) and took to the Swiss Alps to graze on grass.
As part of Design Museum’s continued #DesignDispatches series, next week features pioneering British designers Stella McCartney and Sir David Adjaye. Join them on Wednesday 13 May 2020 as they talk all things fashion and architecture.
Eero Aarnio’s iconic Bubble Chair is a clear, ball-shaped seat that hangs from the ceiling
The Bubble Chair is a true icon of the 1960s. Designed by celebrated Finnish designer Eero Aarnio, the chair was decidedly futuristic at the time it was launched. A spin-off of his earlier Ball Chair, the Bubble retained the same circular shape, but instead of standing on a leg it hangs from the ceiling.
The Ball Chair was designed in 1963, and is also known as the globe chair. At the time it was designed the Ball Chair’s shape was completely unconventional. The chair’s spherical form creates a unique acoustic around the user.