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Classical futurist: the new McLaren Speedtail

The Speedtail is the latest car by McLaren Automotive. A homage to the iconic F1, this three-seater hyper gran turismo is a genuinely accomplished product, returning to the marque a sense of grace and beauty and allure of the automobiles of the past as it takes on the future

Dora Maar, Picasso en Minotaure, Mougins, 1937, Paris, Centre Pompidou

Barbican’s Modern Couples explores art, intimacy and the avant-garde

Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde at the Barbican Gallery in London is the story of modern art in the first half of the 20th century told through relationships. This is a fascinating portrait of unions that helped alter the creative landscape.

Space Shifters

Hayward Gallery’s Space Shifters offers new perspectives

‘Space Shifters’ at the Hayward Gallery in London’s Southbank Centre sets out to disrupt our perspective, in the process altering our gallery experience. It also helps us see alternative realities

REDS by CBA

Chris Bangle talks REDS, a completely new kind of automobile

I met Chris Bangle many many years ago at the start of my career as he gave a passionate speech at the Design Museum in London on car design and the future of transport. And it has been completely fascinating following his thoughts through our marathon conversations – seeing his projects at BMW come alive, […]

Michael Anastassiades: A Fountain for London

London Design Festival highlights at the V&A

London design season is in full swing as we head to the 2018 London Design Festival hub at the V&A to explore the museum’s hidden passages with work by contemporary designer responding to the permanent displays.

Volvo 360c Exterior

Volvo 360c is a clean self driving multi-functioning car

Volvo presents its vision for the future of clean, autonomous cars with the 360c research project, a vehicle that can function as a home, office, entertainment hub and sleeping pod. It is also a channel for exploring a universal theme for safety and communication in the driverless future

Latvian Pavilion (c) Ed Reeve

Highlights from London Design Biennale 2018

The theme is ‘Emotional States’ as architects, designers and artists from six continents present their installations at the 2018 London Design Biennale at Somerset House, London with a range of responses, mostly urgent and emotional, and the concern is mainly focused on the sustainability of our planet, identity and nationhood, war and destruction and lost civilisations.

Automobili Pininfarina PF0

Driving towards the progressive future

Even though it is an exciting time to be involved in the car industry, with clean-powered vehicles, designers seem hesitant to challenge the visual language of the conventional motor car. Take a look at some of the more inspiring sustainable car concepts.

Future of the Futures, Sou Fujimoto, Japan House London

Sou Fujimoto speculates future architecture at Japan House London

‘Future of the Futures’ at Japan House London Gallery takes on the work of Sou Fujimoto, the Japanese visionary contemporary architect, and asks us as visitors to imagine a creative future with endless possibilities

BMW and Art Basel tackle identity, migration and the slave route

Identity, migration and the slave route are the subject of the latest BMW Art Journey by Houston artist Jamal Cyrus as part of the annual art scheme run by BMW and Art Basel. Read the exclusive interview with the artist.

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Classical futurist: the new McLaren Speedtail

The Speedtail is the latest car by McLaren Automotive. A homage to the iconic F1, this three-seater hyper gran turismo is a genuinely accomplished product, returning to the marque a sense of grace and beauty and allure of the automobiles of the past as it takes on the future

Dora Maar, Picasso en Minotaure, Mougins, 1937, Paris, Centre Pompidou

Barbican’s Modern Couples explores art, intimacy and the avant-garde

Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde at the Barbican Gallery in London is the story of modern art in the first half of the 20th century told through relationships. This is a fascinating portrait of unions that helped alter the creative landscape.

Space Shifters

Hayward Gallery’s Space Shifters offers new perspectives

‘Space Shifters’ at the Hayward Gallery in London’s Southbank Centre sets out to disrupt our perspective, in the process altering our gallery experience. It also helps us see alternative realities

REDS by CBA

Chris Bangle talks REDS, a completely new kind of automobile

I met Chris Bangle many many years ago at the start of my career as he gave a passionate speech at the Design Museum in London on car design and the future of transport. And it has been completely fascinating following his thoughts through our marathon conversations – seeing his projects at BMW come alive, […]

Michael Anastassiades: A Fountain for London

London Design Festival highlights at the V&A

London design season is in full swing as we head to the 2018 London Design Festival hub at the V&A to explore the museum’s hidden passages with work by contemporary designer responding to the permanent displays.

Volvo 360c Exterior

Volvo 360c is a clean self driving multi-functioning car

Volvo presents its vision for the future of clean, autonomous cars with the 360c research project, a vehicle that can function as a home, office, entertainment hub and sleeping pod. It is also a channel for exploring a universal theme for safety and communication in the driverless future