issue forty-three

forty-three

From the publisher

Leading the headlines of design success, in this edition, are two of China’s most successful 
brands – Lenovo and Haier. We talk to Li FengLang, design director at Lenovo, 
and Wu Jian, design director at Haier, in our Feature.

Our Awards story highlights the technical brilliance and beauty in products 
designed to make the world a better place, ensuring people are healthy 
and happy. Marc Newson stars in Profile. We talk to him about the stunning, simple and 
clean bathroom range he has created for Caroma.

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Inside this issue

Curtain kit

Curtain kit

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the famed French 
designer brothers, have collaborated with Kvadrat 
in the past – however, their latest project for this Danish textile manufacturer marks their first consumer product.

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Design for the human experience

Design for the human experience

‘THIS IS NOT A BOOK’ is the headline on the website 
for Niels Diffrient’s recently self-published autobiography 
titled Confessions of a Generalist.

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Designs for humanity

Designs for humanity

The ability of architecture to affect our very being goes beyond lifting the spirits to affecting our ability to think – even to learn.

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Designs of the Year

Designs of the Year

London’s Design Museum Designs of the Year shortlists an impressive line-up of international talent.

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Form language

Form language

Swedish designer Katja Pettersson works across the realms of product design, art and social responsibility to create work that questions our relationships to the objects that populate our lives.

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Layers of time

Layers of time

In today’s world, most consumer electronics perform more than one function.

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More than skin deep

More than skin deep

The beauty and skincare industry grows year on year, with ever more products appearing on the shelves jostling for consumers’ attention.

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Round sound

Round sound

We’ve come to expect portable speakers to be a 
certain shape and size.

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The new revolution

The new revolution

“This is an interesting time to work in the furniture design industry, be it as a designer, as a producer or a journalist,” writes Hanna Nova Beatrice, Sweden’s most reputable design journalist, in her book Behind the Scenes: Stories from the Design Industry, published by Arvinius Förlag and released in February this year.

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Voon Wong

Voon Wong

Like many expats living in London, Voon Wong has found that the city is a springboard for new ideas and ways of working.

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