We were delighted to see so much life and enthusiasm during Milan design week and 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen, because it was a reminder of how resilient and full of ideas this industry is. There were all of the beautiful pieces by our favourite names, of course – see DA/UK’s picks on p20-23, and our shoot of new and noteworthy design on p32 – as well as brands and designers tackling serious issues around sustainability and accessibility. We loved seeing so many familiar faces out and about over spring and summer, and we’re looking forward to coming together again soon.
We have a great issue for you – our 12th! In our Journey travel section we explore a former prison complex in Berlin that has been transformed into a luxury hotel (p48). Thoughts? It won’t be for everyone, we know, but repurposing buildings with a murky past and giving them a new spirit through design and good food – as long as it’s sensitively done – is something we wholeheartedly support. Further in, we profile artist Christian Ovonlen, currently showing his work in London with support from Intoart, an organisation established to help people with learning difficulties get their work seen. Ovonlen’s colourful, soulful panels tell a visual story and we’re all about it.