Monthly archives: November 2011
Dezeen Wire: in a review for The Guardian, architecture critic Jonathan Glancey says that the new Maggie's centre in Nottingham is like something out of a fairytale and "is clearly designed to make visitors smile" – The Guardian
Glancey claims that architect Piers Gough of CZWG and fashion designer Paul Smith, who was responsible for the interior, have triumphed in their attempt at creating a homely environment for those affected by cancer, adding: "From a purely architectural and design point of view, few hospital buildings – this side of the other eight Maggie's Centres built in Britain since the 1990s – are as welcoming."
In this time-lapse movie American furniture designer Matthias Pliessnig wraps an iconic Thonet chair with strips of steam-bent white oak to create a sculpture. More »
Handles on the tops of these pastel-coloured side tables let you easily move them around. More »
This week on Dezeen Thomas Heatherwick designed an interior for an abbey with curving walnut and ash choir stalls and Dutch architects MVRDV unveiled proposals for a hotel covered in flowers inside a giant greenhouse. More »
Dezeen Wire: the Design and Technology Association is urging people to complete an online petition to retain design and technology as a compulsory part of the UK's National Curriculum.
Design and technology is one of the subjects that could become optional in schools following the government's announcement in January that it intends to slim down the curriculum. The petition is supported by key members of the creative and manufacturing industries, who believe the subject to be vital to the UK's economic development.
Anyone wishing to support the campaign should visit the the Design and Technology Campaign website to sign the online petition or contact their local MP.
Dezeen Watch Store: a limited edition watch that displays the time in eight international cities by British designer Crispin Jones of Mr Jones Watches is now available at Dezeen Watch Store. More »