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.
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LEARNING, THE HARD WAY
SÃO PAULO • Silvia Albertini suggests we all take inspiration from the São Paulo creatives reacting to Brazilian officials’ hate speech with inclusive – and even loving – actions.
BEI RUT • In the aftermath of the recent devastating explosion in Beirut, Christele Harrouk explains the actual groundwork taking place and questions how the future might look for the city and its inhabitants.
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1 How the pandemic may help rather than hinder co-living
2 What the ‘decade of the home’ means for residential design
3 Why the turn towards fulfilment is overwhelming retail space
4 How telemedicine will transform both home and hospital
5 Why office furniture may soon cost a lot more
Introducing • Spanish designer and artist LUCAS MUÑOZ explains what it means to design by demolition, how to apply ex-situ wisdom to in-situ resources, and why sustainability should not be measured, but thoroughly understood.
Influencer • Part of Ikea’s internal design team, New Delhi-based AKANKSHA DEO SHARMA shares how the Covid-19 crisis has impacted her philosophy as a democratic designer, what she’s learned from working on community-building projects, and her advice for fellow young designers looking to make an impact.
What I’ve Learned • From her home base in Princeton, Venezuelan-born American architect and educator MÓNICA PONCE DE LEÓN explains how balancing theory and practice can yield richer results, why she’s fighting the stereotype that community projects should have a certain look, and how digital technologies can help to democratize design.
The Client • TAKAHIRO KINOSHITA is the group executive vice president and creative director of Fast Retailing, the parent company of Japanese casual wear brand Uniqlo. He explains why stores don’t need to be just for shopping, how to build social media into a physical retail space, and why sometimes you should hold on to history.
WORK-LIGHT BALANCE • As we move towards a more flexible and hybrid working model, so too must our spatial tools adapt. Tobias Grau responds with a holistic lighting system that caters for everything from hot-desking to co-working, and can make the quick switch from office to home.
(IN) COMPLETE • 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 exposed infrastructure in retail spaces is a resourceful response in unstable times.
SOCIAL (MEDIA) RETAIL • Dubbed a first-of-its-kind ‘social retail’ store, Burberry’s Shenzhen outpost was created in partnership with Chinese tech giant Tencent and its social platform WeChat. Bridging the gap between the brand’s virtual and physical manifestations in a more holistic way than we’ve previously seen implemented, the store links a series of emergent retail trends into a powerful – and potentially precedent-setting – vision of the industry’s future.
REVITALIZING RESTROOMS • As if Japan didn’t already offer an unparalleled experience when it comes to toilets, with their shower-, song- and fragrance-spouting theatrics, Shibuya is witnessing the transformation of public restrooms into small-scale architectural icons. By...