Grimshaw has revealed the design for an arts complex on the Santa Monica College campus that will comprise three volumes linked by open-air plazas. The 21,000-square-foot (1,950.9-square-metre) educational facility will replace an existing car park on the western end of the California community college. Grimshaw's Los Angeles office worked closely with faculty at Santa Monica
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Concerns about the impact of coronavirus on businesses have begun to "soften", according to a survey by the American Society of Interior Designers, which found many professionals expect work to return to normal within six months. The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has released its most recent findings from the Pulse survey it sends every
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Architect Farshid Moussavi spoke to Dezeen in a live Screentime interview sponsored by Enscape as part of Virtual Design Festival. Moussavi, who is one of the judges of this year's Dezeen Awards, spoke to Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs. The Iranian-born British architect studied at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, University College London and
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A renewable energy facility, underwater farms and buildings designed to restore and empower communities are among the 10 students projects in this VDF school show curated by Drury University's Hammons School of Architecture. The projects were completed by students on the Masters of Architecture course at the US school, during which they investigate the "impacts of
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VDF products fair: Kollar is a leather choker by Wilfried Mayer, which is designed to look like a high mandarin shirt collar complete with a mother-of-pearl button on the front. It is made from grey, black or tanned calf leather and meant to supplement the Austrian designer's line of shirts, with their matching buttons perfectly
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VDF products fair: Viennese brand Steinwidder has recycled textile waste and second-hand clothes to create the Divided Trousers collection. Divided Trousers are characterised by their fragmented appearances, achieved through sewing pieces of fabric that have been ripped apart back together. Steinwidder also celebrates "traces of usage" and the history of the old textiles in each
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VDF products fair: The minimal unisex Jacket 01 is designed by Austrian design brand Skarabeos to defy trends and steer clear of fashion cycles. Taking cues from Japanese aesthetics, it has a deliberately pared-back and timeless design to ensure it can be worn by generations. Skarabeos has also designed the jacket to be as sustainable
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VDF products fair: Vienna designer Sassa Ann Van Wyk has reinterpreted a classic straw boater hat as a sculptural headpiece, called Summer Hat, for which the material is layered in undulating folds. The piece is balanced diagonally on the head and secured in place by a vintage grosgrain ribbon. This acts as the trim, and
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VDF products fair: Viennese brand SAGAN has collaborated with Nigerian designer Kenneth Ize to create its colourful collection of Amaka and Ilorin bags. Amaka and Ilorin form part of Ize's SS20 range. SAGAN married the shapes of its trademark Italian leather handbags with the his colourful checked fabrics, which are handwoven by artisans in Nigeria. According
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VDF products fair: Austrian jewellery artist Petra Zimmermann has captured black silk fabric inside acrylic to create the outsized body of her Vanity Vague ring. With its gold-coloured edges and chainmail-like detailing the design is reminiscent of a bygone era, like much of Zimmermann's work. That's because her designs are generally based on found costume
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VDF products fair: Lace, bows, flowers and pearls feature in the Candelaria collection by Viennese fashion house Narbon, in a celebration of maximalist femininity. Here, contrasting styles from embellished baroque jackets to diamante bustiers are united by a tendency towards the extravagant. Meanwhile, intricate detailing is created through techniques such as embroidery, beading and appliqué
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The colourful bedrooms that Note Design Studio has slotted beneath the roof of this Stockholm loft apartment are meant to resemble "life-sized building blocks". The Mantelpiece Loft had been purchased by a couple with two children, who were both keen to have separate bedrooms in their new home – but this proved impossible with the
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Keilhauer president Mike Keilhauer and designer Geof Lilge introduce bent-metal furniture brand Division Twelve in this video produced by Dezeen for the furniture manufacturer. Division Twelve creates powder-coated tubular steel furniture for the contract market that comes in an array of bright colours. The company is a subsidiary of Keilhauer, a contract furniture manufacturer based in
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VDF products fair: Natalie Zipfl has used pig blood and gelatine to develop a striking and sustainable material called Blood leather. The material was developed specifically for a clothing collection by Zipfl so that it can be sustainably disposed of through biodegradation when it is no longer required. The development of Blood leather and the
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VDF products fair: Antique German leather trousers are reclaimed to form the upper of the Triglav Lederhosen shoes by Berlin designer Matthias Winkler. The soft, sand-coloured leather bears the marks of its past, even when it is hand-stretched and moulded by Winkler to take on its new, modern shape. Although the shoes' silhouette resembles that
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VDF products fair: Julia Körner marries fashion with 3D printing in the design of the Setae Jacket, which takes its cues from butterfly wings. Setae Jacket forms a part of the Chro-Morpho collection by Stratasys, an American manufacturer of 3D printers, and is designed to demonstrate how technology can work in harmony with textiles. The
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VDF products fair: Christina Seewald has designed a collection of cotton garments named Shewee that feature and reference the female urination devices. The clothing collection marries quality design with provocation, and was developed by Vienna-based designer Seewald to shed light on the challenges women face in the modern world. Each garment in the collection is
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