Product Design

Open architecture

Imagine a homebuilding system that can be used by anyone, without the need for specialist knowledge; where a kit of parts can be ordered and built on site. In the WikiHouse, architect Alastair Parvin may just have the answer – and it’s one that has the potential to not only democratise architecture but also help fight the housing crisis. Parvin’s idea is an open source home, built for everyone

Constructed realities

Advances in technology have made sophisticated computer design and visualisation tools — once the preserve of the manufacturing industries — available to all at little cost. But what does this mean for the built environment we live in, or how we fit out our homes? Like the gale howling outside the lighthouse, the breakneck speed of technological progress has become such a feature of our lives that we barely notice it any more: the tape collection of recorded music that now fits on a flash drive smaller than your thumb, or the drawings, once painstakingly produced and rolled into tubes to be picked up by couriers, now outputted via PDF and sent over email.

Ikea: the ads

From films starring monkeys and a flock of flying T-shirts to a Halloween parody of The Shining, Ikea’s recent ads include some brilliantly inventive and witty ways to advertise furniture.

Robin Day: a look at the designer’s graphics and works in wood

This year marks the centenary of designer Robin Day’s birth. We spoke to his daughter Paula, who runs the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation, about her father’s graphics and a new exhibition at London Design Festival celebrating his works in wood…

CR October: the Home issue

The October print issue of Creative Review examines the ideas and organisations that are having an impact on the way we live and the homes we live in

Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age

A new exhibition opening at London’s Science Museum on Friday includes the largest collection of Soviet spacecraft and artefacts ever exhibited outside of Russia. We spoke to curators Doug Millard and Natalia Sidlina about the show, which also presents a fascinating look at space propaganda and cosmic art…

The Photography Annual 2017

Creative Review’s Photography Annual seeks to
celebrate great images – those who take them
and those who commission them. View all the
winning work in our current print issue

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The Annual 2018

The Creative Review Annual is one of the most
respected and trusted awards for the creative
industry. We celebrate the best creative work from
the past year, those who create it and commission it.

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Surrey KT3 6PT

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Gloucestershire (GB)