Virgil Abloh imagines a new kind of luxury statement with the Mercedes G-Class

What happens when Virgil Abloh is tasked to rethink the motor car? The result is ‘Project Geländewagen’ the Mercedes square-shaped G-Class off-roader reimagined as a race car and, more importantly, an opportunity to take a fresh look at luxury design. This experimental project, created with the Mercedes-Benz creative director Gorden Wagener, explores the possibilities of luxury. The result is the antithesis of the polished and... Read More

Rolls-Royce Ghost is a peek into the new face of luxury

2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost © Leigh Banks The new Rolls Royce Ghost is reflective of a visual language for a (hopefully) more subtle and discreet post-pandemic luxury landscape. Seen – and to be driven later this month – this is an accomplished product that wears its wealth lightly. And I’m sincerely hoping the design team will entice their wealthy and influential customers to invest in more sustainable fabrics inside and to use... Read More

Highlights of London Design Festival 2015

There is an abundance of creative energy in London. The metropolis is home to a number of leading art and design schools, and its multicultural nature offers a constant flow of influences from other worlds and cultures, bringing their collective and individual experiences from far beyond the city walls. Many cities around the world stage annual design events – most notably the Salone del Mobile in Milan. However, London also benefits from a... Read More

Challenge thinking on architectural space

A corridor so narrow that strangers brush shoulders, a platform through a densely inhabited house that challenges the relationship between inhabitant and visitor, and a room reshaped through a graphic pattern – these are just a few of the exhibits that aim to challenge contemporary thinking on architectural space. Concrete Geometries: How Spaces Move People at the Architectural Association School in London features 20 projects by a group of... Read More