January/February 2024


REPORTER 011 Reporter The next edition of the Surface Design Show kicks off a new year of key design events for your diary 012 The Business News and pictures from the design sector 016 Top Ten The best new products to market 018 Diary Pick of the events coming up over the next few months 019 One to Watch Showcasing the work of Natascha Maksimovic, founder of Nat Maks 022 Profile Delving into the life of Matt Jackson, CEO of BDG architecture + design, one year since he took the top job

PROJECTS 026 Holland Harvey / Corner, Tate Modern, London The Tate Modern’s Corner provides visitors with a place to eat and drink that spans both day-time and night-time activities

032 Fletcher Priest / Hooper’s Court, London Part of the Knightsbridge Estate masterplan, Hooper’s Court melds seamlessly into the estate’s overall schema 036 Morris + Company / Rawside Showroom, London Boasting an all-new showroom, Rawside can now showcase its existing portfolio and also the products and designs it plans to bring to market

FEATURES 040 Brief Encounters Veronica Simpson finds illumination in the philosophy of a Finnish master of light and darkness 060 Radical Thinking Nicola Osborn of Basha-Franklin shares her journey and insights into the world of creativity 058 Brief Encounters The Finns take a different approach to furniture fairs, as Veronica Simpson discovered at 2023’s Habitare 042 Surface Design Show Preview The Surface Design Show returns for its 2024 edition, exploring ‘Mindful Living’

064 Rothko in Paris The Fondation Louis Vuitton has set up a retrospective dedicated to Mark Rothko. Stephen Hitchins takes us on a tour through the Parisian exhibition 071 Play Spaces Veronica Simpson looks at the latest in making places fit for children to find joy in their play spaces 082 Housing With the housing crisis worsening, what can creative individuals do to improve the situation? Veronica Simpson unveils some inspiring initiatives

FOCUS 047 Surfaces Kay Hill surveys the world of surface designers and their creative projects

TECH SPEC 095 Light + Tech Jill Entwistle takes us through novel ways of using darkness and an ingenious new sun dial installation

BACK PAGE 114 If Only… We could live in a more flexible and responsive way

Below The surfaces in this project are all about finding the divine, rather than the devil, in the details