Technology

Ikea in print: on successful catalogue design

Layouts are based on research gathered from Ikea’s annual home visits around the world. “These insights are then used by our in-house interior designers to develop our room layouts … so all of our rooms are inspired by real homes,” says Johan Wickmark, manager of Ikea communications. “Each catalogue production takes about 13 months from […]

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.

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

Sharing in a series of small acts – Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy

Ai Weiwei’s exhibition at the Royal Academy in London opens to the public today and is his largest show in the UK to date. Spanning eleven galleries, it features pieces you can walk around, structures you can peer into, and works in porcelain, marble and jade. It’s a physical show for the digital age

When looking became seeing

When John Berger’s BBC television series Ways of Seeing was transformed into a paperback book in 1972, its design owed much to its origins on screen. Forty years on from its first publication, it remains both an influential text and a pioneering example of the visual essay

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