This week, Jonathan Ive's first Apple store opened and the Bouroullecs launched a TV for Samsung

This week on Dezeen: Apple opened a new store in Brussels this week (pictured) – the first since Jonathan Ive became the company's chief design officer – and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec spoke exclusively to Dezeen about their Serif television for Samsung.

Apple Store Brussels
Apple Store Brussels

Apple's new store in the Belgian capital is located within a building designed by Dutch firm UNStudio and features minimally designed furnishings. As you might expect.

Serif TV by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Serif TV by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

In a world exclusive interview, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec explained how they approached the design of their Serif television for Samsung like a piece of furniture.

A bullet from a shooting star by Alex Chinneck
A bullet from a shooting star by Alex Chinneck

In the run up to this year's London Design Festival – which kicks off today – Dezeen's Dan Howarth selected his pick of the must-see exhibitions and installations and Jasper Morrison designed a stripped-back mobile handset as a "liberating" alternative to smartphones.

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Expandable Nest shelves by Nendo

Other festival previews included Nendo's sliding shelving unit reinforced with carbon-fibre sheets and Max Lamb's table with concealed storage for Benchmark.

Porsche Mission E
Porsche's Mission E concept car

Porsche unveiled its first all-electric sports car in a bid to take on Tesla and tributes were paid to Swiss typographer Adrian Frutiger, creator of London's street-sign font, who died aged 87.

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Droneport by Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners released plans for a drone port in Rwanda, and was replaced by Mecanoo as the firm renovating The New York Public Library.

Bloomberg Place in the City of London by Foster + Partners
Bloomberg Place in the City of London by Foster + Partners

Later on in the week, we spoke to Norman Foster about his firm's design for the offices of global media giant Bloomberg.

70-73 Piccadilly by David Adjaye
70-73 Piccadilly by David Adjaye

Planning permission was granted for a luxury mixed-use development by David Adjaye in London and Owen Hatherley offered his scathing opinion on Rafael Viñoly's Walkie Talkie skyscraper.

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Drone footage of BIG's "courtscraper" in New York

Popular stories this week on Dezeen included drone footage of BIG's "courtscraper" in New York, a Modernist-inspired house in Tel Aviv and "London's first cycle-in office".

Alphabeta cycle-in office by Studio RHE
Alphabeta cycle-in office by Studio RHE

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