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.
HARARE • Leonard Muyambo looks at Zimbabwe’s sustainable interior design concepts of the past and present, and asks: How to do more with less?
TOKYO • This year’s Olympic Games may be over, but Mariko Sugita considers the urban legacies the event has left behind.
we need to think about designing ‘work-ready’ homes • Are we witnessing the arrival of an urbanely farmed future? Why decades-old live-work units are back in demand. How radio is reinvigorating retail. Could office cafeterias be out the door? Why big hotel brands are going local.
1 Who’s driving the growth of the subsistence city?
2 Can live-work units make WFH more enjoyable, efficient and equitable?
3 What is radio’s role in reinvigorating retail?
4 Why the way we eat at work is changing fast
5 How are global hotel groups rethinking localization?
designers all come together for a single star: the user • Paf Atelier on balancing effect and economy in scenography. The Office Group on why hospitality + sustainability + wellness = workplace. Bibi Seck on popularizing design in Senegal. Doris Sung on the human side of smart materials.
PAF ATELIER • Five years on the clock and five creatives on staff: Paris-based Paf Atelier uses its young character and small size to bend with – and beard – both industry shift and client needs. Founded by architect Christopher Dessus, the creative studio specializes in event and exhibition scenography, combining design and production like they are two inseparable entities.
NASIM KÖERTING The Office Group • Nasim Köerting, head of design at TOG, shares how design helps differentiate her company from other flex space providers, what she likes about working with stubborn creatives, and why all entrepreneurs should be looking to other genres of space for their cues.
BiBi SECK WHAT I’VE LEARNED • Bibi Seck, cofounder of studio Birsel + Seck and founder of Senegal studio-laboratory Dakar Next, explains how colonization has impacted the concept of design across Africa, what love affairs have in common with client relationships, and why design in general shouldn’t be taken too seriously.
DORIS SUNG Moving matters • As environmental and social crises continue to rear their ugly heads, the calls for new approaches to sustainability and equity grow. The most effective solutions don’t all rely on the latest technological advances. Pulling from her training in biology, Los Angeles-based Doris Sung, founder and principal of DOSU Studio Architecture, has dedicated her career to finding architectural applications for self-sufficient smart materials that better respond to nature and human needs.
FUN FACTOR • Introducing new products to its Extraordinary Objects collection, Qeeboo takes familiar forms and transforms them into functional household objects with a quirky flair that opens the brand up to new, more diverse audiences.
buildings need to practise what they preach • Why workplaces are replacing fun and flashy with cosy and comfortable. Gen Zers change the face of beauty retail. The rise in spaces for sustainability education. Multisensory spas reach new extremes. Gaming gets dragged out of the basement.
home at work • In each issue we identify a key aesthetic trend evident in our archive of recent projects and challenge semiotics agency Axis Mundi to unpack...