In the frame: standout designs from around the globe

In the frame: standout designs from around the globe

Building blocks
24 November

Today marks the opening of Carhartt WIP’s new Kings Cross location. The apparel brand taps British designer Faye Toogood for the raw interiors that nod to the brand’s ‘rugged utilitarian’ culture seen in their ‘Work In Progress’ (WIP) ethos. Cold concrete flooring merges with a moody brown canvas that coats the walls. This base is paired with exposed, moveable fixtures – brass, beige wood and black mesh is noticeable across the space – a further reflection of the WIP motto. To coincide with the store opening (the fourth Carhartt WIP in London), LAW Magazine has curated an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Carhartt Chore Coat in the space.

Writer: Sujata Burman

Carhartt WIP Unit 3, 2 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AG

The world of Wolpe
20 November

At the Type Archive in London, Monotype has unveiled its latest typeface revival project – The Wolpe Collection. An exhibition of archive material celebrates iconic uses of the typefaces designed by German typeface designer Berthold Wolpe more than half a century ago and introduces the revived typefaces of Albertus Nova, Wolpe Fanfare, Wolpe Pegasus, Wolpe Tempest and Sachsenwald that have been restored for the digital era by Toshi Omagari of he Monotype Studio. After closely studying Wolpe’s original drawings and designs, Omagari brought in new weights, alternative characters and expanded language support, so the families of typefaces are now equipped for modern use. The original Wolpe typefaces have been used across the decades on the printed ephemera including book covers, film posters and albums covers from luminaries like David Lynch, Paul Klee, Ted Hughes and David Bowie. Until 5 December.

Writer: Harriet Thorpe

The Type Archive, 100 Hackford Rd, London SW9 0QU. Photography: Simon Ellis

Glowing success
15 November

Canadian brand Bocci has always stood out for its opulent yet contemporary spin on design. It was this time two years ago that the brand’s creative director, Omer Arbel, opened the first showroom in Berlin to display the experimental works in all their glory. To celebrate the occasion, Bocci has now opened a new exhibition of its key pieces in the former 19th century courthouse space. Titled '79 Reopening,' the project merges large scale installations from Salone del Mobile this year, with new sculptural works to show the sheer breathe of innovation that the brand represents.

Bocci 79, Kantstrasse 79 10627 Berlin Germany. Photography: Fahim Kassam

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