AMSTERDAM – The Jul/Aug issue of St-W magazine explores how the notion of the workspace is changing as offices expand their amenities exponentially. Co-working space Tenoha offers a multi-service programme in Milan, NapYork provides New York City professionals with facilities for micro-rest, while Universal Design Studio and The Office Group reach a new level of integration between work and hospitality in London.
Designers rethink joints. 3D printing gets closer to home. What does blockchain technology mean for design? Discover new directions in the world of products.
The Challenge: The Future of Retail
In the lead-up to each issue, St-W challenges emerging designers to answer a topical question with a future-forward concept. As more and more purchases happen online, physical shops need to attract clients with extra experiences and services. The power of personal contact remains a drawing card, though: a PWC survey reported that 78 per cent of customers feel that sales associates with a deep knowledge of a product range are the most important reason for visiting a bricks-and-mortar store. How will we shop in the future? We commissioned five makers to share their ideas.
From accordions to architecture with Daniel Libeskind. Studio Drift plays its first solo. Dan Graham reveals his fashion aspirations. Meet the people. Get their perspectives.