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February 2023: Issue 224

In this issue

The first Mix Interiors of 2023 has landed! Inside this issue, we look forward to another year of brave, pioneering design – from boundary-pushing projects including TOG’s new sustainable landmark The Black and White Building, a 1960s conference centre turned slick music venue at New Century Hall, and much more. We speak to renowned restaurant designer Afroditi Krassa on what constitutes good design (and why it isn’t as subjective as you may think), Fora’s Katrina Larkin charts her journey from festival pioneer to coworking and wellbeing champion, and Greenpeace Sweden co-founder Hakan Nordin on discusses why sustainability is a journey, not a destination, in our regular Positive Impact feature. Elsewhere, we explore the pivot in interest from the Capital to England’s North – where Manchester is has been steadily gaining steam as the UK’s second most important creative hub. Plus, we round up the upcoming projects, products and events on the way in 2023, and hear from industry leaders as they offer their thoughts on what lies ahead. Thank you to dMFK and Unilin Panels, who collaborated to create this issue’s cover, crafting a playful 3D ‘Mix’ logo inspired by the sculptor Carl Andre.

The logo

Inspired by the sculptor Carl Andre, dMFK created this month’s logo by tessellating, rotating and extruding simple shaped blocks, using contrasting wood grain panels supplied by Unilin. The result explores the warmth, tone and tactility of wood to create a Mix logo that could be read as a playful surface, or an architectural model.

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JOLIE offers more than bricks and mortar at Meadowside co-living

At this Manchester co-living project, design studio JOLIE explores how a residential project can compete with coffee shops and hotel lobbies.

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What it’s made of: Håkan Nordin on why materials matter

For Bolon's head of sustainability and founding member of Greenpeace Sweden, sustainability is a journey, not a destination.

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Eve Waldron Design sets the standard for sustainable workplace interiors

The new home of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Entopia is a ground-breaking case study on environmentally-conscious design.

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Bluebottle draws on early photography for Getty Images' new workspace

Bluebottle unveils a colourful and collaborative office for Getty London, ready for a new era of flexible working.

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Why good design isn’t subjective: in conversation with Afroditi Krassa

Afroditi Krassa on why designers aren’t storytellers and why confidence is all about simplicity.

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The Black & White Building: a truly sustainable London landmark

It’s wood, but not as you know it. The Office Group's first 'built from scratch' workplace is a lesson in mass timber, inside and out.

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