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August 2022: Issue 221

In this issue

Issue 221 is here and it is testament to the benefits and needle-shifting influence of taking the uncomfortable path and championing disruptive ideas. Inside we speak to Locke co-founder Eric Jafari, who discusses creating a design-led hospitality brand, founded with the goal of getting right what other hotels were getting wrong, while PENSON CEO Lee Penson chats the nonconformist future of the office and mulls whether a break with tradition has been a long time coming. On the project front, we explore the first UK outpost of American workplace provider Convene, an organisation on a mission to reimagine what the workday looks like; check into 25hours Indre By, in Copenhagen, where Martin Brudnizki subverts Scandinavian design tropes; and tour the new HQs of two leading British institutions that are both re-evaluating their working practices. So too our thought leadership pieces lean on the themes and concepts that will be agitating the commercial interior design sector – from a roundtable discussion on neurodivergence to collective action on the climate catastrophe. Thanks to this issue’s cover stars Squire and Partners and Pedrali, collaborating to create a bespoke image featuring the Sebastian Herkner-designed Blume chair.

The logo

Inspired by Pedrali’s design ethos of continuity, Squire & Partners extended the wall tiling joints in the image so that they flow seamlessly to create the form of the Mix logo.

The cover

Designed by Sebastian Herkner, the Blume chair owes its distinctive appearance to a sophisticated flower-shaped profile in extruded aluminium. The steel structural element, placed under the seat to strengthen the chair and to secure the legs, is removable – meaning all the product’s components can be disassembled and disposed of at the end of their life cycle.

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Should we be designing for hyper-niche tribes?

In her regular column, Conran and Partners' Tina Norden ponders the value of a hyper-focused design approach.

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Positive Impact Series: Oliver Heath

The global design authority and biophilia expert discusses why change is essential and why the greatest impact will come through collective action.

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BT reshapes the future of workplace at new London HQ

The ID:SR-designed London workspace is a radical departure for the telecoms company, eschewing traditional workplace thinking in favour of innovation.

12/09/2022 3 min read

Mix Roundtable: Is Hub-and-Spoke the Future?

We explore what it takes to develop creative hubs, discuss how workspaces beyond our capitals can continue to nurture community, and ask if decentralisation is ultimately the pathway to better results and happier teams.

08/09/2022 5 min read

American workplace provider Convene lands at 22 Bishopsgate

At Convene's first UK offering, the workday is reimagined. We explore why the Woods Bagot-designed space is the hotel of offices.

23/08/2022 4 min read

Licence to thrill: Lee Penson on the future of design and being big on everything

The PENSON founder discusses the nonconformist future of workplace and the studio's bold new projects.

22/08/2022 6 min read

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