Custom Made Chair by Karen Ryan

The Great DesignArt Debate

By Rabih Hage and Karen Ryan for the Financial Times

That design is made, manufactured, sold and exhibited just like art has become a subject of much debate. It would seem that more and more the design world is turning to one-off pieces and limited editions that are audacious, expressive and experimental in nature.

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Aliessi Aldo Rossi Kettle

If You Go Down To The Museum Today...

by Freddie Yauner

There are two products which, as a child, inspired me to want to become a product designer. Firstly there was the Alessi Aldo Rossi kettle that was given to my family as a gift, and then there was the long row of classic chairs on the top floor of the design museum. I remember running up and down ‘chair alley’, assessing quality and comfort, style and colour.

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Cavities by Raw-Edges - Under the Same Roof  Aram Gallery 2008 photo Luke Hayes

Under The Same Roof

by Joel Tobman

OKAYstudio at ARAM
110 Drury Lane, London
18 September - 8 November

If variety is the spice of life, then the nine designers from seven countries who form the loose London collective OKAYstudio have combined to offer a welcome dash of diverse design with their *Under the Same Roof* exhibit at the ARAM Gallery.

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Fully Booked cover image

Book Review: Fully Booked

Max Fraser

At their simplest, books are bound pages of Times New Roman drivel, at their most elaborate, they are rich creative explorations at the heart of the graphic medium. In the main, authors get paid a pittance writing them and graphic designers over-indulge their time creating them. What for? Well, for the love of books.

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Richard Woods Door  - Reconstruction #3 Artists Playground

Sudeley Castle

A perfect day out

On a warm summer's day, we headed to Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire to see the sculptures and installations on display as part of the 'Reconstruction #3, Artists' Playground' exhibition.

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Jamie Hayon Works by Jamie Hayon - Published by Gestalten (April 2008)

Book Review: Jaime Hayon Works

Max Fraser

Just five years ago, Jaime Hayon was known only to those who had come into contact with the vivacious character during his time working at Fabrica – Benetton’s research centre in Treviso, Italy.

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Aqua Table by Zaha Hadid for Established & Sons

Design as Art?

Max Fraser

The prospect of sinking several million into the purchase of a home may be beyond the reach of most but for those that can afford such a flourish, attention must also be focused on the trimmings - from your car, to your clothes, to your coffee table and chairs.

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Fig Leaf Cabinet by Tord Boontje

Arts & Crafts - A Declaration for Design

Katharina Horstmann

“What’s the difference between art and design?” is a popular question — “What’s the difference between design and craft?” less so. But this all might change as William Morris’ declaration, ‘Turn our artists into craftsmen and our craftsmen into artists!’ is fast becoming a popular movement in the design world today.

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Naoto Fukasawa Designer

Naoto Fukasawa: Common Sense

Ana Dominguez

It is true that as human beings we share a number of unconscious gestures in our relationship with objects. They are instinctive behaviours in which our mind does not participate in an active way, a no man's land that happens before, or independently of, the act of will.

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Dyson School of Design Innovation

Design Education Cleans Up?

B. Salton

Plans for a groundbreaking new school in Bath have recently been approved by the local council. This pioneering specialist school for design and engineering is the dream of Sir James Dyson.

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