Ahead of the opening of this summer's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, Crane.tv gets an exclusive look at the specially commissioned structure designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron in collaboration with Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed gives London restaurant Sketch a revamp.
Transforming the arts and dining space into a giant sculpture, Creed injects Sketch with a dose of wit and verve using 96 different types of marble, covering the floor in zigzagging patterns.
At their home in Hejlskov, Denmark Jacob Jensen and Timothy Jacob Jensen, father and son, tell Crane.tv about their design history, dating back to the 1940s. Since starting work in 1947 Jacob Jensen has become somewhat of a living legend in industrial design, best known for his work at Bang & Olufsen. Here, he and his son Timothy Jacob Jensen tell us why good design always has to turn you on.
The 'meltdown series' by Tomprice are created using the same techniques applied to different materials.
The 'pp sheet' chair is created by heating and pressing a seat-shaped former into a bundle of crumpled polypropylene sheets. The sheets begin to liquify as they come into contact with the heated former, then set in the shape of the seat as it cools, creating a contrast in form and texture to the remaining sheets.
This year designer, architect and author Nigel Coates is retiring as head of architecture at the Royal College of Art after 16 years. Here, he speaks to Crane.tv about his practice and design philosophies, including the one piece of advice he sees as crucial for students and designers alike.
9 - 29 August '11
Renowned designer Ron Arad is currently creating a unique 360° interactive installation for the Roundhouse, Camden as part of Bloomberg Summer. Once opened, the space will provide a backdrop for new work and performances from invited artists, designers and musicians in an exciting series of events curated by the designer.
At the entrance to this years Design Miami/ Basel, visitors are greeted by an outdoor installation of sensory furniture and sculptures created by spanish designer Nacho Carbonell. In this video by Luka Dogan for Co. Design he introduces and explains the work, which is entitled 'Playground Closes at Dusk'.