Frame: Issue 119: Nov-Dec 2017

Frame: Issue 119: Nov-Dec 2017
Library Shelf Location Current issue in Library. Back issues in Archive.
Publication Date Oct 2017


The Nov/Dec issue of Frame explores how flexible offices that cater for their digitally empowered personnel are sparking a workplace revolution. Studio RHE asks buildings for feedback, while Space Encounters designs an adaptive office for Sony Music and TeamLab gives office-goers an interactive welcome.


Architecture strengthens product design. Solar energy attracts new applications. Furniture relies on its user. The market stall gets an update. Customization becomes co-creation. Discover new directions in the world of products.


The Challenge: Design to De-stress

In the lead-up to each issue, Frame challenges emerging designers to answer a topical question with a future-forward concept. The pressures of today’s fast-paced, performance-orientated world have made burnouts and insomnia rising concerns among (mainly) working professionals of an increasingly younger age. Alarmed by the growth of these and other stress-related conditions, we commissioned five makers to conceptualize a product, space or service intended to reduce stress and improve mental wellbeing.


Kengo Kuma nurtures mutual trust. Space Copenhagen makes waves beyond its namesake city. Migliore+Servetto lives and breathes Milanese design. Meet the people; get their perspectives.


Thomas Heatherwick carves out a ‘chapel’ in Cape Town. Muti Randolph connects physical and virtual retail. Centre Pompidou puts play on the agenda. Step inside the great indoors.

Work Lab

Workin’ nine to five, not a way to make a livin’: these could easily be the lyrics to a theme song for today’s nomadic workers. As the very concept of the office comes into question, employers are starting to shed the one-fits-all approach in favour of individualized, human-centric spaces that respond and adapt.

Reports: Office Furniture
Okamura activates sitting. Herman Miller empowers employees. Space10 and Schemata Architects behave responsibly. Offecct goes informal. Andreu World adapts. Discover what’s driving the business of design.


Quantity 1
Pages 192p
Format Magazine
Related Artists Thomas Heatherwick, Kengo Kuma
Months November 2017, December 2017
Language English
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