Explore the latest projects from the UK’s commercial interiors industry, featuring the best of workspace, hospitality, living and public sectors.

David Collins Studio reveals its latest hospitality haunt in Chicago

Occupying two floors of the luxury St. Regis hotel, Tre Dita (and its accompanying Bar Tre Dita) is hailed as the ‘first certified Tuscan restaurant in the US’.

18/04/2024 2 min read

Interviews, opinions and profiles from industry experts

Complete experience: the radical design of Knoll

We explore how Knoll has been revolutionising how people experience office, hospitality and residential interiors since 1938.

10/04/2024 5 min read

Discover the latest and most innovative products curated by Mix Interiors.

Companies

View all companies

Discover the latest news and company profiles from the companies shaping the UK commercial interiors industry.

Company Profiles

View the latest company profiles from the commercial interiors industry

View all

Interspecies design: creating spaces for people, and beyond

Should we be taking an interspecies design approach, building public and commercial environments fit for more than humans?

23/02/2024

4 min read

Tomás Saraceno's Web(s) of Life exhibition at Serpentine gallery

This article first appeared in Mix Interiors #228

Words: Rima Sabina Aouf


Last summer, London’s Serpentine Galleries ran a landmark experiment. It turned off its air conditioning for the comfort of spiders. It used only the intermittent energy from solar panels for energy, so as to avoid the habitat destruction in parts of the world where lithium is mined to make batteries for energy storage. And it turned one of its galleries into an indoor-outdoor space, opening up one wall of French doors to Hyde Park beyond, while installing sculptures made especially to invite birds, squirrels, insects, dogs and other non-human visitors inside.

These changes were part of an exhibition by environmentally focused artist Tomás Saraceno titled Web(s) of Life, and they marked the first time that a cultural institution has altered its interior environment explicitly using a new approach, coming to be known as interspecies design.

Log in to Mix to view this content

To access this content please sign up or login to your account.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

or

Related Articles

Inspiration for your next read

Back to top