This month we reveal the much-anticipated Mixology Awards Project Finalists 2021! Congratulations to our fantastic 2021 line up – see you on 16 September at Evolution London for the grand reveal (are you in the room yet?) Click here for more information.
The past 12 months has – understandably – shifted the focus of both the public and governments. As we emerge into a post-pandemic world, it’s more important than ever that sustainable practices are part of the transition and new reality. Accounting for 40% of global emissions, the built environment and its wider community has a huge part to play – utilising the abundance of exciting sustainable materials and initiatives.
One of two Roundtables this month is in partnership with Ege Carpets, looking at the subject of waste management and wider sustainability issues. Every manufacturer’s website will have a section relating to sustainability, waste management and, indeed, will show the certifications achieved – but what do these certifications really mean? Do specifiers have a duty (and do they have the time and resources) to delve deeper into the subject? Are manufacturers doing enough to combat waste management – and where does/should the ‘line of duty’ fall?
The function and role of commercial spaces themselves is constantly changing – massively accelerated by the pandemic. What do we expect on our return? Our Mix Roundtable in partnership with Specialist Group discusses the value of craftsmanship and how aesthetically pleasing, sustainable and expertly crafted spaces can entice us back to society.
Elsewhere, the team at Interface dispel some of the most common myths when it comes to carbon, MCM outline their ambitions for Interior Designers Declare, and Perkins&Will’s Erik Svensson picks a selection of his favourite sustainable materials for this month’s Material Matters.
Plus, we have our usual array of insight and opinions from workplace experts Neil Usher, Mike Walley and M Moser Associate’s Steve Gale; we sit down with leading architect and Mixology North head judge Roger Stephenson OBE to discuss his remarkable career to date, and we look around Vitra’s exciting new showroom in Rolling Stocks Yard, the impressive One Portsoken development from Oktra, and Conran and Partner’s culturally rich new hospitality offering in New Zealand.
Each one of our covers is unique – including our logo. We hand over the reins to a different designer each month, making our print magazines a work of art in themselves. This month features Johnson Tiles’ new collection, Luxx – overlaid with a molten gold logo from Squire & Partners inspired by the Japanese philosophy Wabi-Sabi.
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