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Design that unites: Yinka Ilori’s colourful metaphors

27-10-2022

Design that unites: Yinka Ilori’s colourful metaphors

An exhibition in London celebrates the joyful and inclusive style of Yinka Ilori, a British designer and artist of Nigerian origin who has brought a breath of optimism and positivity to the world of design with his surprising installations centring around pure colours and exuberant graphics, some of which have been applied to urban spaces such as pedestrian crossings.

Objects of Desire: Surrealism inspires design

24-10-2022

Objects of Desire: Surrealism inspires design

The Surrealists never really went away. They are still among us: fashion and furniture designers, photographers and graphic artists. An exhibition in London proves it, bringing together more than 350 items that have made their way into the everyday unconscious, from Man Ray to Dalí, from Schiaparelli to Dior, from Ingo Maurer to Campana and Bouroullec.

The Horror Show! at London’s Somerset House explores fifty years of creative rebellion

17-10-2022

The Horror Show! at London’s Somerset House explores fifty years of creative rebellion

October 27 sees the opening of a “scary” exhibition at London’s Somerset House: The Horror Show! A Twisted Tale of Modern Britain. The exhibition, curated by Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard and Claire Catterall, explores how ideas rooted in horror have informed the last fifty years of creative rebellion in Britain, with a long list of participating artists and more than 200 works on display. Three keywords break down the exhibition into three acts, each interpreting a specific era between the 1970s and the present through the lens of classic horror archetypes, the Monster, the Ghost and the Witch.

Iris Ceramica’s London Flagship Store and The Architectural Photography Awards 2022

22-09-2022

Iris Ceramica’s London Flagship Store and The Architectural Photography Awards 2022

On 21 September Iris Ceramica’s London Flagship Store hosted the initial examination of candidacies for the tenth Architectural Photography Awards, of which the Iris Ceramica Group is a partner in 2022.

The three finalists for the 2022 Neave Brown Award

12-08-2022

The three finalists for the 2022 Neave Brown Award

The RIBA has announced the three shortlisted projects that will be competing for the Neave Brown Award, a prize bestowed on the best residential project implemented in the UK and named after the architect Neave Brown, who is regarded as a pioneer in the field of social residential architecture and as one of most prominent modernist architects in Britain.

Foster + Partners new Apple store in London

09-08-2022

Foster + Partners new Apple store in London

The new Apple Store was recently opened on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, the famous London neighbourhood that includes the Victoria and Albert Museum, as well as the two department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols. The project, designed in collaboration with the Foster + Partners architecture studio and the Apple Design Team, aims to offer visitors an oasis of tranquillity and calm in this hectic and bustling area of the city.

Upside Down House UK upside down experience

09-08-2022

Upside Down House UK upside down experience

The first UK Upside Down House opened in November 2018 in the English town of Bournemouth. Building on the success of this Upside Down House, not least to the virality of the images taken there, other locations were added, including London and Brighton.

The finalists for the 2022 RIBA Stirling Prize

29-07-2022

The finalists for the 2022 RIBA Stirling Prize

The RIBA Stirling Prize is now in its 26th year, and in accordance with the prize's usual calendar, the six finalist projects were recently revealed. From these, the jury will elect the best building in the UK, to be announced on 13 October in London.

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