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Eight-metre-high clothing towers rise above Marine Serre's Autumn Winter 2023 runway

French creative studio Matière Noire used 1.3 tonnes of vintage clothing, compressed into three rectangular towers, to decorate the runway of Marine Serre's Autumn Winter 2023 show at Paris Fashion Week. The show saw piles of vintage and dead stock clothing, including T-shirts, denim and fabric scraps, stuffed into three monolithic metal cages inside...

Om chair by Johan Ansander for Blå Station

Dezeen Showroom: Swedish designer Johan Ansander has designed a chair for furniture brand Blå Station that is lightweight and made entirely from timber. The Om chair has a dynamically curved composition with a looping backrest that extends to include the chair's rear set of legs. Om has a simple, rounded form The Om chair is made from solid European...

Now or Never exhibition visualises the carbon emissions of common materials

Swedish furniture designer Emma Olbers has created the Now or Never – 1kg CO2e exhibition at Stockholm Furniture Fair to showcase the climate impact of materials commonly used in architecture and furniture design. By physically displaying how much of a certain material needs to be produced to create one kilogram of carbon emissions, Olbers aims to...

Nissan's Kicks 327 looks like a giant drivable trainer

Automotive brand Nissan has collaborated with sportswear company New Balance to create the Kicks 327 – a car that resembles a trainer. Created to promote Nissan's electric Kicks SUV, the collaboration is a play on the car's name, which is slang for trainers. "The car name Kicks means sneaker in English slang," explained Nissan. "This became the origin...

Burberry unveils "archive-inspired" charging knight logo

British heritage brand Burberry has unveiled a logo that uses an equestrian knight motif that was created for the brand over 100 years ago along with a serif typeface. Campaign imagery adorned with the new logo, which was posted to Instagram earlier this week, announced the redesign as "the first creative expression" under the direction of new chief...

Studio Bound envisions City as a Mosque for Islamic Arts Biennale

Design practice Studio Bound has created an installation at the Islamic Arts Biennale in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, that aims to communicate the idea that all of Mecca can be considered a mosque. Named City as a Mosque, the installation aims to build understanding about the formal and informal places of worship in the city of Makkah – also known as Mecca....

Max easy chair by Johan Ansander for Blå Station

Dezeen Showroom: Swedish furniture brand Blå Station and designer Johan Ansander have created a cushy upholstered version of the 2021 wooden Maximus easy chair. Max shares Maximus' stocky, rounded silhouette and size, despite Maximus seeming to appear marginally larger thanks to its plump cushioning. Max can be finished in a spectrum of materials...

Cap_able blocks facial recognition software with knitted clothing

Italian fashion start-up Cap_able has launched a collection of knitted clothing that protects the wearer's biometric data without the need to cover their face. Named Manifesto Collection, the clothing features various patterns developed by artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to shield the wearer's facial identity and instead identify them as animals....

"Nomadic" design gallery MASA opens permanent location in CDMX

MASA Gallery has announced the opening of its permanent gallery in a heritage building in Mexico City where installations as well as a repository of work from past shows will be held. To mark the gallery's fifth anniversary, MASA has set up shop in a historic home in the San Miguel Chapultepec neighbourhood of the Mexican capital. Top: Photo by Genevieve...

Hexcal Studio desktop organiser by Hexcal

Dezeen Showroom: British company Hexcal aimed to create the ultimate workspace accessory with Hexcal Studio – a monitor stand and desktop organiser that reduces clutter, hides wires and introduces shadowless lighting. Hexcal Studio is intended to create a serene workspace where wires are hidden and multiple screens are supported, in order to support...

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