IBM are perhaps the most recent Blue Chip to abandon the home office. In a recent policy change, employees are now required to work from regional offices, or seek alternative employment. Ironic, seeing as IBM […]
This Swiss furniture designer
There I was nursing a pint at a friend’s charity launch event, when the host offers to introduce me to a furniture designer who happens to be his neighbour…
Milano goes Pop!
Fresh back from Salone del Mobile 2017, I take a look at some of the things that caught my eye… from 80’s pop art to Japanese calm…
Open Source Furniture
The sharing revolution has changed the planet. The way we call a cab, how we holiday, work and live. We now stream films and music, sharing the cost of ownership with monthly prescriptions. Why can’t we share design?
Green is the new Black
Over recent decades, led by globalisation, many of our cities have seen green spaces dwindling. This is set to change…
Tech Interiors of Future Past
Google King’s Cross Office opens and the tech industry continues apace. So why are their interiors going backwards….?
Fresh from Orgatec 2016, I reflect on some of the latest trends and products to hit the office design scene….
Stripes, Industrial Chic and Zebras
Childlike design and Industrial Chic… just a couple of noticeable trends on the eve of Orgatec 2016 in Cologne…
Clerkenwell V BREXIT
As the pound drops to a 31 year low against the US Dollar, British furniture exports take off… but what about the flip side…?
Furnishing the future
A little over 11 years ago I was involved in bringing Vitra Design Museum’s world renowned 100 Years 100 Chairs exhibition to Manchester – with a fantastic team and supported by an enthusiastic Architecture Community. It […]