Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, Sydney

Sydney Design Festival turns 18

There are now more design weeks and festivals across the world than weeks in the year. As the creative industries have been identified as important to economic development, more countries and cities are hosting annual design festivals. And in August … Continue reading


In conversation with Erwan Bouroullec: kilim technology and the Losanges Project

Erwan Bouroullec is one half of French industrial design duo, les frères Bouroullec. Since launching his partnership with brother Ronan in 1997, Erwan has undertaken projects with numerous manufacturers, including Vitra, Kvadrat, Magis, Kartell, Established and Sons, Ligne Roset, Axor, Alessi, Issey Miyake, Cappellini and more recently Flos and Mattiazzi. Continue reading


London Design Festival 2011

Now in its ninth year, the London Design Festival programme has grown from 40 events in 2003 to 250 this year. Attracting international designers, contributors, partners, sponsors and audiences, last year 350,000 people attended Festival events and a million people experienced installations in Trafalgar Square and at the Southbank Centre. In this article, Catherine Sidwell talks to Will Knight the festival’s Deputy Director and reports on highlights for September 2011. Continue reading