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Thoughtful analysis and topical discussion from our expert contributors.

South Korean Design by Sophie Hastings

South Korean Design: A heritage of serious craftsmanship, combined with a cultural renaissance, is creative fuel to a new generation of artist-makers.

African Design by Anna Sansom

African Design: Using a range of local materials – from recycled metal and coconut palms to canoes – and collaborating with local craftspeople, contemporary African designers are attracting international interest.

Collectible design and the circular economy by Clare Dowdy

The circular economy: Upcycling, recycling, and using unusual natural products – designers are pushing boundaries in their quest for sustainability.

Scandinavian Collectible Design by Emma O'Kelly

Scandinavian Collectible Design: If you think Nordic design is about sobriety and function, think again – a new generation of designers is breaking free of their predecessors.

Contemporary Studio Glass by Grant Gibson

Contemporary Studio Glass: Glass is having its moment, argues Grant Gibson.

Travel by Design by Alyn Griffiths

Travel by Design: Art hotels are burgeoning – and collectible design is as much part of the furniture as fine art.

Art with Design by Claire Wrathall

Art with Design: In displaying art with design in spaces configured to suggest domestic interiors rather than white cubes, galleries are blurring the distinction between the two.

Growing Design by Grant Gibson

Growing Design: Meet the designers exploring a new frontier of biological processes.

Curating Design by Glenn Adamson

Curating Design: MAK’s bold move to hand over curatorship to contemporary artists has left a powerful legacy.

Hand in Hand by Helen Chislett

Hand in Hand Designers are collaborating with artisans to realise unique work - sustaining traditional crafts in the process.

Wide Horizons by Helen Chislett

Wide Horizons: The market for contemporary African design is evolving.

Feeling is believing by Imogen Greenhalgh

Feeling is believing: The role of touch and texture in collectible design.

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