Frame is a bi-monthly magazine dedicated to the design of interiors and products. It offers a stunning, global selection of shops, hospitality venues, workplaces, exhibitions and residences on more than 224 pages. Well-written articles accompanied by a wealth of high-quality photographs, sketches and drawings make the magazine an indispensable source of inspiration for designers as well as for all those involved in other creative disciplines.
COOL, CALM AND COLLECTIVE
SYDNEY • Stephen Todd is concerned that Australia needs to strengthen its intellectual property laws or risk losing another generation of young designers.
MEXICO CITY • Annette Lin asks who the Mexican design community’s interest in ‘popular design’ really benefits.
1 What WeWork’s stumble means for the design of co-working spaces
2 How integrating hospitality can help make retailers more resilient
3 Will vertical farms become central to food retail and restaurant interiors?
4 Was the Ikea x Virgil Abloh collection an exercise in hype-ocrisy?
5 Why car brands are developing empathetic interiors
6 How to open an overseas office
OPENING AN OFFICE ABROAD five key tactics
COLOUR ME MODULAR • It’s a big move to change a winning formula. But (part of) the beauty of the standardized Montana System is that users can pick and choose from endless options – and adding 30 new colours to the palette only extends the possibilities.
Introducing • The cofounders of eponymous studio Isabel + Helen discuss the changing role of shop windows, how Instagram enriches their output, and whether young designers need to specialize or diversify.
The Client • Sara Ferrero, CEO of luxury leather goods label Valextra since 2015, explains how to reboot a heritage brand through retail, what it takes to extend the lifespan of pop-ups, and why it’s time for the product to reclaim its role as protagonist.
What I’ve Learned • London-based interior designer Hannah Carter Owers talks about leaving Universal to strike out on her own, the big impact of Brexit, and how she envisions the creative studio of the future.
Influencer • Raised in Tel Aviv, film production designer Inbal Weinberg clears up the confusion surrounding her job description, explains how a movie goes from script to set, and reveals why making Suspiria was both a pleasure and a nightmare.
THE PERFECT MED-LEY • From the ‘everyday blue of the sea’ to the ‘non-black of aubergine’, Andreu World celebrates the tonality of the Mediterranean in a new book. The Spanish furniture manufacturer hopes its inspirational guide will inform the designers behind new workspaces.
INNER CALM • When Suppose Design Office and Toshiba teamed up for a Zen-like installation at Milan Design Week in 2010, the idea of providing some serenity within the design-fair storm was radical yet also logical. Fast-forward a decade and such environments are everywhere and in every form. In Beijing, for example, BANDe Architects decided to give urbanites a rest from the stresses of CBD life with a calming multifunctional cultural space.
GOING GOLDEN AGAIN • In each issue we identify a key aesthetic trend evident in our archive of recent projects and challenge semiotics agency Axis Mundi to unpack its design codes. Here, we look at how transport-adjacent hospitality spaces are starting to reference the golden age of American travel.
COPY PASTE • Rather than caricature the British archetype for an unexpected market, Unknown Works scanned and remixed existing chip shops to create a critical composite. The resulting façade acts as a fascinating discussion on how ideas are appropriated in modern China.
FASHION FOLLY • It’s hardly necessary to remind anyone that the fashion industry is a leading culprit when it comes to...