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Dining Experience
Designers shaped up to a changing landscape last year, outlining new ways to stay at home in style. In the dining room, geometric silhouettes were the order of the day, and our dream scene is set by Jean Nouvel’s elegantly monolithic ‘NVL’ table for
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Hideaway
Apatch of jungle on Mexico’s Pacific coast seems an unlikely site for an omakase restaurant, but artist Bosco Sodi (W*260) and his cousin, engineer Luis Urrutia, thought it the perfect plot. ‘Normally, you find omakase in big cities. But this restaur
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Judge Kjetil Trædal Thorsen Architect
A founding partner of Snøhetta, Thorsen has had a hand in some of the finest contemporary cultural buildings. From Oslo Opera House, which rises from the fjord like a glacier, to the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Saudi Arabia, which glis
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Playground
Those planning a playdate with a difference need look no further than the recently opened Hyundai Museum of Kids’ Books & Art (MOKA) in Namyangju, east of Seoul. Jaime Hayon, the design world’s wizard of wit, whimsy and wonder, was given free rein to
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Wfh
As home working is here to stay, we’re investing in a fine desk, such as the Burattis’ ‘Gullwing’ table for Lema or David Thulstrup’s ‘Landscape’ table. Topped with Sørensen leather, the latter has a discreet drawer with room for a silver Hieronymus
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Judge Christopher John Rogers Fashion Designer
Rogers’ searing colour combinations and upbeat designs have been beaming optimism into our lives just when we need it most. Awarded the 2019 Fashion Fund prize by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue, he has continued to inject delig
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Technical Triumph
As creative director of Boucheron, Claire Choisne defines exquisite jewels with a sharp technicality. The recent Contemplation high jewellery collection translates her preoccupation with realism and natural motifs into fluid designs full of artistry.
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Sanctuary
The work of Thai architect Boonserm Premthada walks the tightrope between a sharp, contemporary aesthetic and an intensely site-specific outlook rooted in tradition. One of his newest projects, a home for both people and elephants in the Surin provin
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Best New Private House Bat Trang House, Vietnam, By Vo Trong Nghia
This contemporary take on the traditional Vietnamese shophouse, combining commercial and residential spaces, was created for an affluent artisanal family that produces high-quality ceramic products in the village of Bat Trang, near Hanoi, known for i
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Exploration
From walking boots to padded onesies, bucket hats to lumberjack shirts, there’s a luxe explorer’s spirit to Gucci’s new men’s and women’s capsule collection, thanks to creative director Alessandro Michele’s collaboration with outdoor expert The North
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Use Of Material
In a quest to manufacture better, the design world is channelling its efforts into material research, pushing toward a more circular way of producing furniture. Our favourite examples include &New’s bench, made from recycled landfill waste, Konstanti
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Best Looks
Models: Eva Varlamova at Kult London, Louis S at Tomorrow Is Another Day. Hair: Tosh using Bumble and Bumble. Make-up: Andjelka using NARS. Set design: Samuel Pidgen at Bryant Artists. Interiors: Olly Mason. Digi tech: Daniel Gurton. Photography assi
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Reissues
A founding member of the Futurist movement, Giacomo Balla declared in a 1915 manifesto that he would ‘find abstract equivalents for every form and element in the universe’ to make it more joyful. His 1917 sketch for this colourful room divider had re
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Cultural Draw
Kukje Gallery, Korea’s leading contemporary art gallery, has a proud history of introducing Korean audiences to new art experiences. With last summer’s reopening of its K1 building, which now encompasses exhibition spaces, a cafe, a restaurant and a
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Retreat
Chile’s Pacific coastline – a 6,435km stretch of rock formations, sandy beaches, lush green forests and coastal communities – is about as close to wild nature as you can get. And so it made perfect sense that, for this pair of holiday homes in Navida
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Online Platform
It didn’t take long for WeTransfer to become a cornerstone of modern creative business. The online file-sharing firm was founded in Amsterdam in 2009, just as big tranches of digital data were becoming way too unwieldy for emails and the ‘couriered h
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Stockists
&New andnew.co.uk Aeyde aeyde.com Anatome anatome.co Apple apple.com B&B Italia bebitalia.com Balenciaga balenciaga.com Bang & Olufsen bang-olufsen.com Baxter baxter.it Béton Brut betonbrut.co.uk Brut Collective brut-collective.be Carl Hansen & Søn c
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Reboot
Comfort-lovers confined to their homes around the world last year sought solace in the mouldable footbed of Birkenstock’s ergonomic sandals, making its double-strap ‘Arizona’ styles one of the most shopped items of 2020. Now the brand is offering a n
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Burger Bar
In May last year, as Denmark was emerging from its first lockdown, chef Rene Redzepi announced the arrival of the Noma burger on his Instagram with an image of a beef patty and bun. ‘Before we reopen Noma as we know it, we will transform into a no-re
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Tea Time
When London’s Connaught Hotel opened the doors to its new Patisserie, designed by Ab Rogers, in October last year, we were first in the queue to sample executive pastry chef Nicolas Rouzaud’s classic treats, including St Honore cake, and contemporary
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Streamlining
Before the Covid-19 pandemic put a pause on travel, seasonal Fashion Weeks saw swathes of editors and crates of clothing freewheel across the globe. This mass movement was a concern for Issey Miyake’s designer Satoshi Kondo, who shipped numerous boxe
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Bedtime
A tribute to the Spanish architect, the ‘Gaudí’ bed features a sinuous, steel-supported wooden frame finished in dark coffee or black-stained oak. ‘It is based on the power of the curved lines of Antoni Gaudí, constantly varied in terms of direction,
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Sculpted Forms
Rarely can we say our furniture choices are set in stone. Here, we can’t resist the flowing silhouettes of Piero Lissoni’s ‘Curl’ chaise for Salvatori, a block of natural stone carved back into a smooth lounger; Studiopepe’s ‘Verre Particulier’ marbl
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Judge Isaac Julien Artist
In a year when racial injustices reached a tipping point, Julien saw some of his works take on a new urgency. Rediscovered images from his very first film, Who Killed Colin Roach? (1983), showed at London’s Royal Academy of Arts and reflect on the de
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Homeware
The second home collection from Virgil Abloh’s fashion label Off-White follows its ethos of ‘identity by design’; brand signatures, such as arrow patterns, hand logos and Swiss cheese-style ‘meteor’ holes, enliven everyday objects from doormats to de
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Designer Of The Year Formafantasma
Formafantasma’s Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin embody what design means today. They bring together exquisite forms, unusual materials (among them plant-based polymers, volcanic ash and electronic waste), analytical thinking, and a conviction th
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Music Venue
The island nation of Cape Verde, off the west coast of Africa, may be tiny, but it has an outsized influence. Once a slave port, it is now an important international commercial hub, and a cultural melting pot, bridging African and European traditions
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Life-enhancer Of The Year Portable Handwashing Station, By Nmbello Studio
When Lagos-based designer Nifemi Marcus-Bello asked local medical professionals to identify the challenges of fighting Covid-19, they told him that effective handwashing can be difficult at overburdened healthcare facilities. Moving from one patient
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Escape From Reality
In March last year, Nintendo launched the perfect and perfectly timed gaming antidote to long-term confinement. Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the latest iteration of the social simulation video game that first appeared in 2001, allows players to des
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