London’s new Design Museum
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15 November 2016
Photo: Luke Hayes
London’s design fans are waiting with baited breath: the city’s Design Museum will open the doors of its new building on 24 November. We bring you an exclusive tour of the museum’s new home led by architect John Pawson and deputy director Alice Black. Plus: design and architecture reports from Singapore and Tokyo.
15 November 2016
Photo: Design Museum
The relocation of London’s Design Museum marks a significant expansion for the institution. It’s moving from a former banana warehouse in Shad Thames to the Grade II-listed former Commonwealth Institute Building in Kensington. John Pawson, the architect who led the design team behind the project, and the museum’s deputy director Alice Black took Monocle’s Henry Rees-Sheridan on a tour to explain the thinking behind the relaunch.
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Singapore’s design scene benefits from being a bridge between Asia and the English-speaking world. Asylum is a multidisciplinary design firm that works across retail, graphics and interiors and is doing much to boost the city-state’s credentials in this regard. Monocle’s Josh Fehnert sat down with founder Chris Lee to discuss the firm’s latest interiors project: a soon-to-open Singapore hotel in a converted riverside warehouse.
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Photo: Eric Parry Architects
The British architect Eric Parry has a reputation for beautifully crafted, high-quality contemporary work. His studio’s latest project is the renovation and redesign of a 52-unit apartment block in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. Eric took Monocle’s Tokyo bureau chief Fiona Wilson on a tour of The Westminster Nanpeidai.
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