McKinsey Design at Salone del Mobile 2019

Over five years, McKinsey Design—a division of the qualitative and quantitative business advisory firm—tracked design-related data points at 300 companies as a way to highlight the business value of design. During 2019’s Milan Design Week, Ivy Ross (VP of Hardware Design at Google) joined Jakob Lange (a partner at BIG and the head of BIG Ideas) as well as McKinsey Design partner Ben Sheppard and …

Es Devlin at The XI Gallery for Bjarke Ingels’ The Eleventh Building

Three reactionary works from the artist highlight the architect's forthcoming towers

Less than a week after her extraordinary set design landscaped The Weeknd’s performance at Coachella, artist Es Devlin found herself in a New York City gallery. While she was there to unveil three site-specific works. Only it wasn’t an art gallery, it was the gallery for The XI (The Eleventh)—acclaimed architect Bjarke Ingels‘ residential undertaking. The XI Gallery, and Devlin‘s work—known as Series XI—draws inspiration …

Bjarke Ingels-Designed “LEGO House” Opens its Doors

A building as whimsical as the wonders it contains, the Bjarke Engels-designed LEGO House has finally opened its doors in Billund, Denmark—the town where LEGO was invented. Inside, one finds 25 million LEGO bricks, a store, three restaurants, a 2,000-square-meter public square and exhibitions. It’s a truly immersive experience center aimed at encouraging creative and cognitive skills. As for the building itself, 21 massive white …