Tag: Dezeen and MINI World Tour 2013

Craig Robins: "Furniture companies key
to regenerating Miami Design District"

Craig Robins: "Furniture companies key to regenerating Miami Design District"

Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in the second part of our interview with Craig Robins, the Miami property developer explains how bringing back furniture showrooms was the catalyst for transforming the city's derelict Design District into the thriving luxury shopping destination it is today. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »

Eindhoven designer Piet Hein Eek:
"I always want to make my own stuff"

Eindhoven designer Piet Hein Eek: "I always want to make my own stuff"

Dezeen and MINI World Tour: next in our series of movies from Eindhoven, Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek discusses his fascination with waste materials and explains how he set up his huge studio complex in the city to manufacture his own products. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »

Herzog & de Meuron is "deconstructing
stupid architecture" in Miami

Herzog & de Meuron is "deconstructing stupid architecture" in Miami

Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in our first movie from Miami, Jacques Herzog of Herzog & de Meuron claims the Swiss architecture studio is trying to create a "new vernacular for Miami" that eschews sealed, air-conditioned buildings in favour of more "transparent or permeable" structures. More »

Eindhoven design studio Formafantasma
is "experimenting with lava"

Eindhoven design studio Formafantasma is "experimenting with lava"

Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in our next movie from Eindhoven, Simone Farresin and Andrea Trimarchi of Formafantasma show us their experiments with unusual materials including fish skin, cow bladders, animal blood and even lava. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »

"Every kind of architectural definition
has an in-between space" - Sou Fujimoto

"Every kind of architectural definition has an in-between space" - Sou Fujimoto

Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in this movie Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto discusses his philosophy of designing structures that are "in between" opposing concepts such as nature and architecture, and says the approach could work just as well on a skyscraper as a small private house. More »