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This issue we explore new trends and themes in commercial interior design, speak to titans of industry and discover inspiring projects across workplace and hospitality.
Welcome to issue 222. Inside we explore the notion of ‘home’, as a new central theme in the concept development and design of commercial interiors – from softer, more comfortable workplaces, to hotels that aim to conjure a sense of familiarity and ease. It’s a subject of some debate, as we chart in our latest roundtable, asking: is the ‘homeification’ of the office a positive or a problem?
We also speak to titans of industry Helen Berresford, of ID:SR, and Zoe and Layo Paskin, of the recently-founded PASKIN & Associates. Berresford is, of course, a visionary of workplace design, responsible for keeping the BBC’s spaces relevant, while the Paskins are a brother and sister duo responsible for some of this country’s most celebrated hospitality destinations – recently completing work on the landmark Gleneagles Townhouse in Edinburgh.
In projects, we explore a series of ground-breaking openings, including the BBC Studios’ new Bristol HQ from HOK (a first-look print exclusive for Mix), Clockwise’s latest site in Southampton designed by Hawkins\Brown, an eco-prototype by Gran Melia and the Mayfair stay that everyone’s talking about, The Twenty Two. Elsewhere we talk sustainability with Foster + Partners, charting the practice’s role in leading the industry; we touch upon the dark side of the metaverse; and look back at London Design Festival, curating the highlights from a bumper year.
Ekho Studio and Karndean collaborated for this issue’s psychedelic cover artwork – inspired by the post-pandemic creative reset and reflecting the trend ‘random chaos’ using abstract shapes, disjoined patterns and clashing colours.
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