Milan Show: Mutant Architecture & Design

Installations by Zaha Hadid Architects, Ingo Maurer, Mini and other world architects and designers decorate the gardens of the Università degli Studi di Milano. On this dazzling spring day their presence visually contrasting with the crumbling beauty of this magnificent sixteenth-century state university building in Milan. Initiated by design magazine Interni, Mutant Architecture & Design proposes an exploration of the notion of mutant in architecture and design in the... Read More

New voices at Milan Salone del Mobile

Amidst the wealth of exhibits dotted around Milan was an exciting collection fusing the work of students, graduates and the market place. A large industrial space off the Ventura Lambrate district became the temporary exhibition space for the Royal College of Art’s Intent, as part of this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. #gallery-7 { margin: auto; } #gallery-7 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width:... Read More

Flos, Cocksedge, BMW poetic light installation

It is almost the incidentals that make this light installation a little bit special. A creative venture involving a trio with very different skills, Sestoseno is a fusion of LED technology and design, and ultimately a celebration of light. Italian light maker Flos, German car designer Adrian van Hooydonk and British product designer Paul Cocksedge worked closely to create this light installation as part of the Salone del Mobile in Milan. #gallery-8 { margin: auto; } #gallery-8... Read More

BMW 6 Series convertible

We are in the heart of Andalusia and despite it being the very dying hours of winter, the weather is as dramatic as the evocative landscape of this region of southern Spain. We are here to drive the latest BMW product, the 6 Series convertible – a car that promises not just long and lean aesthetics of a gran turismo, but also – much in GT style – a sporty drive in pure luxury. BMW has a rich heritage in this genre – from the 327 and 503 coupés and convertibles... Read More

Beyond Entropy: Rethinking energy

A time machine, an impossible pinball game, a giant self-balancing mechanism, forensic photography that captures your movements before the picture, these are some of the fantastically thought-provoking exhibitions on display at the Architectural Association School. Beyond Entropy is an ambitious two-year project involving twenty-four global scientists, architects and artists working together to explore and broaden the ways we think about energy. Before coming to London in... Read More

Ian Callum on Jaguar design

Jaguar design suffered under Ford. The giant American carmaker that owned the niche British firm from 1989 to 2008 replaced Jaguar’s quirky identity with a non-descript generic one. Thankfully under new owner India’s Tata we are progressively seeing a return of the lost magic that made Jaguar cars so evocative. The current design, however, is very much down to Ian Callum’s vision that is drawing on the marque’s rich heritage to explore a very contemporary Jaguar... Read More