This week, the industry paid tribute to Karl Lagerfeld and Alessandro Mendini


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This week on Dezeen, the legacies of prolific fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and Italian designer Alessandro Mendini were celebrated after the two iconic figures passed away. Read more


Anya Hindmarch and Numen/For Use create woven network of blue tunnels at London Fashion Week


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British fashion designer Anya Hindmarch has teamed up with design collective Numen/For Use to create a London Fashion Week installation that sees visitors clambering through woven, electric-blue tubes in a Soho car park. Read more


Layer’s smart Move seating for Airbus adapts to the passengers needs


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Layer's smart Move seating for Airbus adapts to the passengers needs


Layer has developed a smart textile for use in Airbus‘ economy class seating, which would allow passengers to monitor and control their seat conditions using their phone. Read more


Margrethe Odgaard designs curtains for Kvadrat that take cues from wainscoting


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Copenhagen-based textile designer Margrethe Odgaard plays with perception of colour and space in this line of satin-woven curtains for Danish brand Kvadrat. Read more


Anya Hindmarch sends “a love letter to London” with Chubby Hearts installation


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Anya Hindmarch’s Chubby Hearts return to London for Valentine's Day


A plump red love heart sits snug in between the pillars of Wellington Arch on Hyde Park Corner in London, as part of a returning Valentine’s Day installation by designer Anya Hindmarch. Read more


Harley-Davidson’s latest electric bikes are designed for commuters


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Harley-Davidson's latest electric scooter is designed for the city


American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson opts for a lighter design as it aims to expand its audience with the release of two new all-electric bike concepts suited to the city. Read more


Katy Perry removes shoes from sale following blackface accusations


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American pop star Katy Perry has removed two designs from her Katy Perry Collections shoe line after complaints that they resembled blackface. Read more


Rob Pruitt’s pixelated moving blankets comment on “the complexity of migration”


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American artist Rob Pruitt debuted a series of bold patterned quilts for moving furniture called Migration Moving Blankets, which reference the multifaceted topic of migration. Read more


BNAG’s Body Buddies ceramics champion body diversity


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BNAG’s surrealist Body Buddies ceramic collection champions body diversity at Nomad St Moritz


German design studio BNAG encourages us to celebrate our flaws with a collection of lumpy nose vases and pink nipple clocks, exhibited as part of this year’s Nomad collectible design fair. Read more


Puma launches self-lacing trainers


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Puma launches self-lacing technology for trainers


Sports brand Puma has unveiled its Puma Fi trainers, which have laces that can be tightened at the swipe of a finger. Read more


Puma launches self-lacing trainers


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Puma launches self-lacing technology for trainers


Sports brand Puma has unveiled its Puma Fi trainers, which have laces that can be tightened at the swipe of a finger. Read more


Malmö Upcycling Service repurposes waste materials to make sustainable furniture


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Malmö Upcycling Service repurposes waste materials to make sustainable furniture


Swedish design collective Malmö Upcycling Service says “you can’t sit with us” unless you rethink the sustainability of your production methods, in an exhibition of furniture made from recycled materials. Read more


Snøhetta unveils S-1500 chair made from discarded fish nets


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Snøhetta unveils S-1500 chair made from recycled plastic and steel


Architecture studio Snøhetta is working towards a more circular economy with its latest chair design, which is made from recycled plastic and steel taken from Norwegian fish farming industries. Read more


Zara logo gets controversial revamp by Baron & Baron


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Zara's logo gets a controversial revamp by Baron & Baron


Letters overlap one another in the new logo for Spanish fashion retailer Zara, designed by French agency Baron & Baron, prompting criticism from fellow designers. Read more


Studio 10 designs illusory Escher-inspired interiors for guesthouse in China


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Studio 10 designs M.C. Escher-inspired guesthouse in China


Maze-like stairways and optical illusions are designed to trick the eyes of lodgers at this MC Escher-inspired guesthouse in the city of Guilin, China. Read more


This week, the iPhone is out and artificial intelligence is in


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The iPhone's reign of supremacy is ending, but its successor won't be a single device, says Owen Hopkins


This week on Dezeen, tech was the talking point, as Owen Hopkins considered life after the smartphone and Patrick Schumacher urged people to overcome their paranoia about new developments like AI. Read more


Coleen electric bicycle pays homage to Jean Prouvé’s 1941 design


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French bicycle company Coleen pays homage to Jean Prouvé's 1941 design with latest e-bike


French bicycle company Coleen is bringing Jean Prouvé‘s 1941 bike into the 21st-century, updating the vintage design with a new structure, sustainable materials and electric technology. Read more


Tom Dixon unveils “mysterious” marbled material called Swirl


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Tom Dixon has designed a collection of candle holders and bookends, made from a newly developed material that resembles three-dimensional marbled paper. Read more


Studio Klass’ Cinquecento rug collection takes cues from Renaissance art


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Studio Klass designs renaissance-inspired rugs


Industrial designers Marco Maturo and Alessio Roscini from Studio Klass have created a collection of geometric rugs informed by Italian Renaissance paintings. Read more


Margarita Talep develops algae-based alternative to single-use plastic packaging


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Chile-based designer Margarita Talep has created a sustainable, biodegradable alternative to single-use packaging, using raw material extracted from algae. Read more