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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QU ITO • Reporting from Ecuador’s capital city, Rómulo Moya Peralta argues that contemporary architecture is torn between paradoxes and contradictions.
HANOI • Joshua Zukas explores Hanoi’s relationship with mashrabiya façades: Will they make a comeback?
1 Should you invest in virtual furniture?
2 Will remote working ensure co-living’s continued success?
3 How long until you can download a Ducasse?
4 Why gaming is the furniture industry’s next growth market
INTRODUCING • HYUNGJIN KIM and YEKYUNG KANG of Seoul-based practice Artefact discuss the kinks in South Korea’s design education system, how to make spaces stand out in the commercial battlefield of a densely populated city, and why they opt for materials that provide both structure and finish.
THE CLIENT • Creative director RUUD DE BRUIN and retail expansion director DOORTJE VAN DER LEE of eyewear brand Ace & Tate explain why some services are best delivered in physical spaces, how shorter leases and modular interiors will revolutionize their retail model, and how sustainability can be accessible, not intimidating.
WHAT I’VE LEARNED • GLENN PUSHELBERG and GEORGEYABU talk about the importance of emotive spaces, creating movie scripts for each project and why innkeeping is the future of hotels.
INFLUENCER • STEVE MILTON and BRETT VOLKER, founders of sensory experience company Listen, discuss the importance of sonic branding across touchpoints, how to compose environmental sounds that are purposeful instead of pollutive, and what multimodal experiences mean for accessibility.
GUIDING LIGHT • A flexible, modular lighting system built on the simplicity of lines and grids, Coordinates by Michael Anastassiades for Flos feels like the perfect collection for a new world order.
PLANET B • 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 a new era of space exploration is inspiring otherworldly forms of interior design and architecture.
DESIGNING FOR NEURODIVERSITY • The experience of visiting a hospital or healthcare centre can be harrowing enough, let alone for a child. Then think about children who are struggling with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the symptoms of which can include unusual emotional reactions and exceptional responses to the way things sound, look and feel. With the prevalence rate of ASD increasing globally, designing for neurodiversity needs serious attention – and healthcare spaces are leading the charge.
BEAUTY AND BANANAS • Essential/non-essential: for many retailers, this distinction determined business as they knew it in 2020. Which is why it’s intriguing to see Harmay – the disruptive Chinese retailer of international cosmetics brands – position high-end beauty products alongside everyday goods like a bottle of milk or a hand of bananas. Located in Shanghai’s Xintiandi district, Harmay Market intends to blur the line between luxury and commodity, need and want.
WORK/SHOP • More than ever, spatial typologies are becoming less defined and more free flowing, something Crosby Studios explores in its bold blue-accented Moscow home base – design studio, retail flagship, café and event space in one.
RAISED FLAGSHIPS • Forecast to transcend 50...