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Nao Tamura Interconnection for Lexus at Milan_5

Lexus at Salone del Mobile Milan

Japanese carmaker Lexus sponsored three international designers to interpret the theme Amazing in Motion at Salone del Mobile (8-13 April) this year. The impressive exhibition took place in the bohemian Brera Quarter, home to the Accademia delle Belle Arti, and away from the main crowded Salone at the Milan Fairgrounds. Here Nao Tamura’s Interconnection looks back at the 2011 Japanese tsunami. The designer […]

Valentino with models in July 1967 Courtesy of The Art Archive/Mondadori Portfolio/Marisa Rastellini Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Exhibition: Glamour of Italian Fashion

Italy seduces the senses through its art and architecture, design, fashion, food and language. Everything is so voluptuous, so desirable and so utterly Italian. The style is understated yet glamorous, summed up by the wonderful Italian word, Sprezzatura, which roughly translates to a question of attitude, a mood, a certain nonchalance and ‘a sense of easy […]

Jaguar F-Type Coupe

Review: Jaguar F-Type Coupé

The F-Type Coupé is a sports car for the non-conformist. Jaguar says its latest product is the ‘progressive alternative’ – an alternative to the likes of the Porsche 911, a car that tends to dominate this market. ‘It represents Jaguar’s return to proper sports cars,’ notes Wayne Darley, global brand manager. It is the marque’s […]

Diamonds Are Forever Hero Honda 3-Wheeler

Exhibition: Bond in Motion

Bond in Motion opened at the London Film Museum this week. This is the largest official collection of 007 vehicles, including the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldeneye and our favourite submersible Lotus Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me. Design Talks | 5 – 25 Scrutton Street | Old Street | Shoreditch | London | EC2A […]

Michael Craig-Martin will be at the Alan Cristea Gallery from 28 March – 3 May 2014, www.alancristea.com

Exhibition: Michael Craig-Martin

Working with etching, digital printing, screen printing and light-box installations, Michael Craig-Martin’s instantly recognisable imagery is vividly coloured and crisply defined, with objects presented on one-colour backgrounds. A solo exhibition at London’s Alan Cristea Gallery sets out to explore the conceptual artist’s most recent work. A significant influence on the Young British Artists when he was tutor at Goldsmiths […]

BMW_empty stage

Trend spotting at the Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva Motor Show is a great place for spotting new design and technology trends within the car industry. There never of course is a single direction but you can get a general sense of what  to expect in the new few years. Read the full reports in Future Space Magazine and in Wallpaper* Also have […]

Serpentine Pavilion 2014 External CGI © 2014 Smiljan Radic Studio

Smiljan Radic’s 2014 Serpentine Pavilion

These are images of one of the most exciting projects proposed for the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. Smiljan Radic will be the 14th architect to design a temporary structure in London’s Hyde Park this summer. Occupying around 350 square-metres, the Chilean architect has envisaged a rather intriguing flexible, semi-translucent, cylindrical structure that has been designed to […]

4. BMW 435i

BMW’s new 4 Series Convertible

Meet the new BMW 4 Series Convertible, the latest model to join the expanding portfolio of cars. It replaces the 3 Series Convertible and, along with the Coupé forms the all-new 4 Series family that will eventually grow to include the X4 and 4 Gran Coupé. Like its sibling, the Convertible is handsome and imposing in the […]

Zoorigami Abstract

Designed in China: Wang I Chao

Wang I Chao reunites people with their imaginations. The New York based Taiwanese industrial designer and illustrator’s whimsical toys and art transports us back to the innocent world of childhood. I Chao’s character abstraction technique pulls us in with something that looks different but at the same time feels so very familiar. ‘Character abstraction is […]

Sonic movement

Can electric cars make music?

Can cars make music? This is the premise behind a research project that is looking into inventing new sounds for the age of the silent electric and hybrid vehicle, a sound that responds and returns something back to the environment. Electric cars emit very little noise. Legislations in Europe and the US, however, will soon […]

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Jaguar F-Type Coupe

Review: Jaguar F-Type Coupé

The F-Type Coupé is a sports car for the non-conformist. Jaguar says its latest product is the ‘progressive alternative’ – an alternative to the likes of the Porsche 911, a car that tends to dominate this market. ‘It represents Jaguar’s return to proper sports cars,’ notes Wayne Darley, global brand manager. It is the marque’s […]

BMW_empty stage

Trend spotting at the Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva Motor Show is a great place for spotting new design and technology trends within the car industry. There never of course is a single direction but you can get a general sense of what  to expect in the new few years. Read the full reports in Future Space Magazine and in Wallpaper* Also have […]

Serpentine Pavilion 2014 External CGI © 2014 Smiljan Radic Studio

Smiljan Radic’s 2014 Serpentine Pavilion

These are images of one of the most exciting projects proposed for the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. Smiljan Radic will be the 14th architect to design a temporary structure in London’s Hyde Park this summer. Occupying around 350 square-metres, the Chilean architect has envisaged a rather intriguing flexible, semi-translucent, cylindrical structure that has been designed to […]

4. BMW 435i

BMW’s new 4 Series Convertible

Meet the new BMW 4 Series Convertible, the latest model to join the expanding portfolio of cars. It replaces the 3 Series Convertible and, along with the Coupé forms the all-new 4 Series family that will eventually grow to include the X4 and 4 Gran Coupé. Like its sibling, the Convertible is handsome and imposing in the […]

Zoorigami Abstract

Designed in China: Wang I Chao

Wang I Chao reunites people with their imaginations. The New York based Taiwanese industrial designer and illustrator’s whimsical toys and art transports us back to the innocent world of childhood. I Chao’s character abstraction technique pulls us in with something that looks different but at the same time feels so very familiar. ‘Character abstraction is […]

Sonic movement

Can electric cars make music?

Can cars make music? This is the premise behind a research project that is looking into inventing new sounds for the age of the silent electric and hybrid vehicle, a sound that responds and returns something back to the environment. Electric cars emit very little noise. Legislations in Europe and the US, however, will soon […]