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With London’s Victoria & Albert Museum in lockdown, its director shares his favourite artefacts
Unusual, innovative and avant-garde approaches to seating were among the highlights of Dutch design fair Object Rotterdam, which took place earlier this month. Anna Winston picks six of the most intriguing chairs from the annual event's crop of up-and-coming talent.
Although well-established in Japan for many years, Paul Smith lacked a notable presence in Osaka, the country’s second largest city. Well, that was yesterday. Finding a premium location smack on Mido-suji dori, a bustling tree-lined artery in the heart of the city, the British luxury brand rubs shoulders with peers from the industry, such as Hermès, Commes des Garçons and Louis Vuitton. The Paul Smith flagship store occupies a 213 sqm. (2,293 sq.ft.) on the ground floor of a 12-storey office building and the façade has been especially modified and now features faux glazed blue bricks and both a doorway and windows framed by shiny green metal.
Born and raised in Sweden, Simone has been building things since she was a child. Today, she runs a YouTube channel with nearly 2 million subscribers who eagerly anticipate her next “shitty robot”. We caught up with Simone to chat making things fail on purpose, getting bored and undergoing treatment for two brain tumours online.