AMSTERDAM – Analysing the winning projects of this year’s Frame Awards, the May/June issue of Frame reports what’s happening in interior design today. Stores are transformed into destinations, shows achieve more with less, hospitality projects offer genre-bending experiences and offices reject the ‘playground’-typology in favour of human-centric interior design.
Health aids go high-tech. Inclusive items enable the blind. Architects join the ranks of Prada’s fashion designers. Discover new directions in the world of products.
The Challenge: Design for Future Tourism
In the lead-up to each issue, Frame challenges emerging designers to answer a topical question with a future-forward concept. The tourism industry is one the world’s fastest-growing economic sectors. An article shared on World Economic Forum’s website reported a figure of nearly 1.2 billion international tourists in 2015, compared with 25 million in 1950. The number is expected to reach 1.8 billion by 2030. What will travel look like by then? What will tomorrow’s tourists need?
Carlos Cruz-Diez makes colour an event. Naoto Fukasawa reconsiders the presence of products. Maarten Baas traces his career-making moves. Meet the people. Get their perspectives.................................