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January/February 2021

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REPORTER 008 Top Ten Our pick of the products new to market 011 Reporter Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Vitra’s VitraHaus 012 The Business News and pictures from the design sector 017 One to Watch London’s Daytrip Studio, founded by Iwan Halstead and Emily Potter 018 Profile Luke Hughes – furniture designer, and founder and CEO of his eponymous studio

PROJECTS 022 Leeds Playhouse Page\Park Architects’ renovation of a theatre in Yorkshire 027 Le Pristine, Antwerp A Space Copenhagen-designed restaurant for a Michelin-starred chef 031 The Fratry, Carlisle Cathedral Feilden Fowles has restored the Grade I-listed medieval Fratry and created a new cafe pavillion for Carlisle Cathedral

FEATURES 034 Radical Thinking Adam Scott, global creative director and founder of FreeState, on what has inspired his thoughts and ideas 038 Brief Encounters Veronica Simpson visits a cosy, welcoming place of worship floating along the edge of the former Olympic Park in London: an innovative 21st-century space serving multiple faiths and diverse communities 040 Brief Encounters Despite moves to experience culture on online platforms, there is no substitute for in-person encounters with art and artefacts, writes Veronica Simpson 056 Brintons competition The winners of the competition, set by Brintons and FX last year to design a carpet based around the theme ‘ritual’, are announced 059 Retrofit for purpose The move to turn existing buildings into new community spaces has increased dramatically in recent times. Veronica Simpson reports on how the latest wave have fared after the lockdowns of 2020 068 Client File Head of heritage, art and film at The Box, Nicola Moyle explains how the Plymouth-based project got off the ground 072 Frame of Mind Carlos Virgile on how the permanent collections at the Tate and National Portrait Gallery have helped him to create

074 Seeing sense Pamela Buxton writes about how interiors created with neurodiversity in mind are appearing in a variety of locations, with designers more and more focused on making spaces that are pleasant for all

FOCUS 042 Surfaces Taking the pulse on the challenges and innovations that are impacting the world of surfaces, and what that means for the built environment of 2021

TECH SPEC 084 Shining Lights Showcasing the 2020 FX Design Awards winners in the lighting product and design categories 090 Subtle Surfaces The shortlist for the lighting prizes at the 2021 Surface Design Show Awards contains several schemes that illustrate the complex relationship between light and surfaces

BACK PAGE 098 If Only… derelict shops could be transformed into museums, wonders Rob Neal, associate at Wright & Wright Architects

Below The Box, a new gallery space, museum and cultural centre in Plymouth, p68

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