The Chairs at Clift

A San Francisco hotel lobby houses a curious collection of furniture

Hotels may play to the boutique experience by furnishing the public areas with a sturdy mix of handsome tables and chairs culled from high-end shops like Design Within Reach, but few go as far as San Francisco’s Clift. The motley collection of designer furniture gracing the hotel’s immense lobby would more likely be found in a museum or private home than a stopping place for …

Design: Digest

A look at Design Indaba Magazine's latest food-centric issue

Billing itself as the “carrier pigeon” of South Africa’s Design Indaba Conference and Expo, the organization’s eponymous magazine explores the same optimistic philosophy that creativity can change the world for the better, but in print. The quarterly magazine covers the latest in design from fashion to architecture to product design, and now, they take on food. Hitting newsstands 16 November, the latest issue is guest-edited …

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Asia's first-ever homage to Dieter Rams' core beliefs by ten graphic designers

Commandments as legendary as the man who created them, Dieter Rams’ ten principles of “good design” provide an essential guide for any creative seeking to produce high-quality work. In an effort to visualize the enduring concepts beyond the many products inspired by them, Singapore-based studio Anonymous asked ten graphic designers each to transform one of the tenets into an expressive poster, interpreting the fundamentals of …