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Frame March - April 2018

Frame is a bi-monthly magazine dedicated to the design of interiors and products. It offers a stunning, global selection of shops, hospitality venues, workplaces, exhibitions and residences on more than 224 pages. Well-written articles accompanied by a wealth of high-quality photographs, sketches and drawings make the magazine an indispensable source of inspiration for designers as well as for all those involved in other creative disciplines.

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hospitable hospitals

EVERY SPACE has its KPIs. Shops have to sell merchandise, while being an active part of a community, offering experiences, dovetailing with a dot-com and satisfying other current requirements. Hospitality venues need to be fully booked and to do pretty much the same things that shops do. Offices must provide staff with a congenial work environment that also allows for focused tasks – and that makes a lasting impression on visitors. Each location operates according to its own programme of demands. It’s an entirely different story, though, in the field of healthcare, where the impact we expect from correlated institutions is to make sick people better. A crucial goal, yet little money and attention are given to the interior design of hospitals and clinics. As a result, we enter what are…


Born in Nancy, France, ANTOINE DOYEN dropped out of university, where he was studying sociology, and flew to West Africa to check out filmmaking in that part of the world. The trip produced the series of images that sparked him to pursue a career in photography. After Metro commissioned him to shoot the Cannes Film Festival, he found himself engaged in portrait photography and enrolled in a photojournalism class at the EMI-CFD in Paris. Among his clients are Le Monde, L'Express, Le Parisien Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Doyen is currently documenting tractor-pulling competitions and the lives of Catholic priests. His portrait of the duo behind Studio Briand Berthereau is on page 56. Specializing in health, wellbeing and beauty, JESSICA SMITH is a writer and a creative researcher at The…

formafantasma delves into the afterlife of electronic waste

REUSE – Formafantasma addresses the shortcomings of e-waste recycling with a presentation of recent work that places design thinking at the crux of the global problem. Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Ore Streams is a furniture show-cum-video installation: together they form an ecological metaphor for the complex circulation of electronic waste that spans the world, without regard for political boundaries. Ore Streams features collage-like office furniture made from an array of repurposed items, including old microwaves and keyboards. Displayed in a workplace context, the pieces highlight the themes of efficiency and organization. Images of the surface of Mars add to the show’s alien atmosphere. Visitors are encouraged to contemplate production in all its guises. An 18-channel video installation depicts the afterlife of electronic devices – an estimated 70 per cent…

screen-based or tangible: is it a matter of perception?

FINISHES – From smart devices to smart homes, technology is embedding itself into every aspect of our lives, adding layers of interaction and visual play to the surfaces that surround us. In theory, the shift towards digitized environments ought to render inanimate objects stale and monotonous, were it not for designers experimenting with colour and low-tech techniques in an attempt to hoodwink human perception. It’s all about adding analogue layers to everyday objects to produce a sense of interaction. Ronald Smits, courtesy of Dutch Invertuals. Derick Ip, courtesy of Zero Watches (HK) Limited and ZIIRO…

design miami exhibits address the fragility of nature

FURNITURE – Nobody’s perfect. It’s an axiom that was emphasized at Design Miami in December. The ways in which people produce, consume and discard materials nowadays – and the alarming depletion of natural resources – illustrate a gross neglect of the world we live in. Holding up a mirror to the situation, designers presented eclectic and sometimes grotesque furniture that prompted visitors to sit up and pay attention. Utilizing scrap, rubbish and industrial waste to make functional objects, these designers question the contemporary notion of a product’s life cycle as it relates to the fragility and beauty of nature. Courtesy of Cristina Grajales Gallery and Mike and Doug Starn…

can design transform how we relate to our mobile devices?

TECHNOLOGY – Thanks to the ever-expanding capabilities of smartphones, digital devices seem to have become extensions of the body, a phenomenon that’s led to an unprecedented and somewhat contentious dependency. Applications that can accomplish a multitude of tasks within the purview of a hand-held screen are pushing the analogue world away as people devote more and more time to virtual realities. One result is that designers are having to rethink how we engage with ordinary objects. Dependency on technology is evidence of the influence of objects on human behaviour. Product design that addresses this ‘problem’ often expresses the interaction between people and things. Drawing attention to technology’s grip on everyday life, designers explore and manipulate the connection through clever designs that either enable or inhibit our attachment to smartphones.…