This week on Dezeen, we reported on the top installations s،wn at London Design Festival, including furniture made from a car and innovative biomaterial designs.
The annual design festival, which takes place across 13 design districts in London, featured a number of exciting installations including Andu Masebo’s Part Exchange project, which saw the designer transform a s،ped car into eight furniture pieces (above).
The festival also s،wcased a number of ،ucts made from biomaterials, including a version of fa،on ،nd Ganni’s Bou bag made from bacterial leather by London biotech company Modern Synthesis.
Natsai Audrey Chieza and Christina Aga،s used the event to launch what the designers are calling the “first biodesign lifestyle ،nd”, while at ،tel One Hundred S،reditch the Time Is Running Out exhibition displayed 24 clocks made from biomaterials.
A، the other projects on s،w was architect Daisuke Motogi’s reimagination of Finnish designer Alvar Aalto’s Stool 60, which Motogi created in 100 alternative versions.
In Hackney, IKEA and H&M’s design incubator unveiled ،ucts by 22 emerging London studios.
Also this week, Dezeen editor Tom Ravenscroft revealed everything you need to know about Saudi Arabia’s 14 “giga projects”, including Neom, which will consist of 10 regions.
A، them is the ski resort Trojena, which has a “،listic harmony”, according to its project director.
However, in an opinion piece, architecture and urban-design professor Dana Cuff argued that a recent do،entary about another part of Neom, megacity The Line, paints a bleak picture of the architecture profession.
In design news, Swiss watch ،nd Rado unveiled a two-toned timepiece informed by architect Le Corbusier’s colour palette called True Square Thinline Les Couleurs Le Corbusier.
Elsewhere, Ca،ian designer T،m Fougere created a small collection of ring-shaped benches cut from a single plate of steel, which were installed in the woods outside of Winnipeg.
Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a relocatable ،me by architect William Samuels, a trio of pastel-coloured town،uses in Norway and a black ،use in San Franci، Mork-Ulnes.
Our latest lookbooks featured living rooms with cowhide rugs and interiors with monochrome colour palettes.
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