This year the Blueprint team and a panel of 14 critics traveled to student degree shows around the country. After viewing hundreds of presentations from a diverse range of disciplines, we have compiled our findings, bringing you some of this year’s best work from the designers and architects of the future.
Here, the graduates explain each [...]
New Designers, an annual showcase of up-and-coming creative talent, returns to the Business Design Centre in Islington, north London next week, and the organisers are kindly offering readers of Blueprint a 25 per cent discount on tickets.
The show is in two parts with part one taking place between 27 and 30 [...]
You know you’re doing something right when on the opening night of one project the client offers you another. That happened to Jamie Fobert, principal of Jamie Fobert Architects, at the launch party for the Selfridges women’s shoe department. That was the largest such undertaking in Europe and the return per sq ft has surprised [...]
CZWG and Paul Smith have completed their Maggie’s centre in Nottingham after an 11th month construction period. Maggie’s Nottingham serves the Mid Trent Cancer Network and is situated next to the Breast Institute at Nottingham City Hospital. The Mid Trent Cancer Network covers the populations of Nottingham, North Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire – approximately 1.3 million [...]
Drawing Fashion at the London Design Museum comprises a selection of 150 works by 16 fashion illustrators, created for various designers as advertising material, usually for publication in commercial magazines.
They have been drawn from the extensive collection of Joelle Chariau, founder and owner of a Munich gallery specialising in fashion drawings. The exhibition spans a [...]
Through two distinct, yet ultimately interrelated, installations by Hussein Chalayan at Kentish Town’s Spring Projects, B-Side seeks to highlight the invisible forces controlling our everyday lives by piecing together a controlled environment in which his own garments are placed. I say garment not simply because of Chalayan’s occupation as fashion designer but rather, because [...]
Welcome to the largest, best overview of architecture and design students work in the UK. This summer, Blueprint commissioned a panel of 16 architects, designers, curators and critics to visit the annual degree shows of 25 top design schools in Britain. More the 60 projects were nominated by the panel for their imaginative takes on [...]
The new flagship store of Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto has opened in Paris. Although based in Tokyo, Yamamoto has an affinity with the French capital having debuted his Pret a Porter collection there in 1981. He now adds to list of stores in Tokyo, New York and Antwerp with a signature white box on Rue [...]