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.
SHOP AND STAY
VENICE • From the 17th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Leo Gullbring asks: Why all this talk and no action?
MUMBAI • Srishti Mehta considers the impact of Covid-19 on the Indian construction industry and its stakeholders.
Physical experiences are craved more than ever before • Facebook, Google and Apple’s office re-opening plans. Why China’s hotels are becoming more homely. How apps like Deliveroo and JustEat are challenging room service and in-hotel restaurants. Why the high street needs to embrace our side hustles.
1 How three tech giants are planning their office comebacks
2 Why China’s domestic rebound will predict the next era of hotel design
3 How the rise of food delivery apps is changing hotel F&B design
4 How microbusinesses can revive commercial centres
People should always sit at the heart of architecture • Ivy Studio on counteracting Canada’s predominant palette. Wutopia Lab on enriching the ordinary through magic realism. Jins on redefining display design norms. EcoLogicStudio on learning from nature’s intricate systems.
IVY STUDIO Matters of Identity • Less than half a decade into the game, Montreal’s Ivy Studio has already amassed an extensive list of local clients, whose identities it helps to precisely define through material-driven, hyper-customized design.
WUTOPIA WHAT I’VE LEARNED • Yu Ting, founder of Shanghai-based Wutopia Lab, explains why his practice is centred on the concept of complex systems, discusses how the use of labyrinths in design enkindles a sense of wonder, and predicts a turn towards an interdisciplinary approach to architecture.
‘THE STORE OF THE FUTURE IS A COMMUNAL SPACE’ • Hitoshi Tanaka, founder and CEO of Japanese eyewear brand Jins, explains why he collaborates with architects on retail stores, how digital and physical stores should complement each other, and why road-side flagships are the key to the company’s future.
THE DARK SIDE OF GREEN CITIES • What if the boundary between humans and ecosystems didn’t exist? What if we could transform our waste into nutrients for other organisms? And what if we didn’t fight natural events like pandemics, but tried to work with them instead? These are some of the questions that inspire EcoLogicStudio.
Workspaces need to allow things to unfold • Why hospitality interiors are plastered with positivity. Workplaces become about more than just work. Welcome to the restoration renaissance. How can interiors keep cool as temperatures climb? The underexploited potential of cashierless stores.
GOOD VIBES • In each issue we identify a key aesthetic trend evident in our archive of recent projects and unpack its design codes. Here, we look at how hospitality spaces are channelling a post-pandemic sense of positivity within their interiors.
HYBRID OFFICES • If we can work from anywhere, do we still need offices? The general consensus is that yes, we’ll still require somewhere to come together, but that workplaces will be about more than just work.
SECOND - LIFE STRUCTURES • We’re facing climate, cultural and social crises head on. Can making full use of existing buildings make urban life more tenable?
PASSIVE COOLING • As once-temperate climes turn too hot to handle, some buildings are proving incapable of keeping their cool....