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Balkrishna Doshi has been human all along. Renny Ramakers lacks routine. I29 widens its horizons. Mariam Kamara practises place-making in Africa. Meet the people. Get their perspectives.
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Frame 128 – Future Furniture | May/June 2019

Frame 128 – Future Furniture, reports on the human-centric focus of interior design, and how tech is transforming live music. Stufish’s Ray Winkler discusses how innovation on both sides of the stage has raised the stakes for entertainment architects, video games are becoming this generation’s entertainment venue of choice and Drake’s latest tour shows how technology is not only making live performance more engaging, but also more equitable.

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Human tissue as a material resource. Furniture’s rental revolution. Upgrading the economy cabin. The future of flat-pack. Discover new directions in the world of products.

The Challenge: The Future of Shows
In the lead-up to each issue, Frame challenges emerging designers to answer a topical question with a future-forward concept. That technology has drastically altered the design landscape is nothing new, but the immateriality associated with such developments begs the question: what’s next? When it comes to staging events, we’ve seen dancers frolic with drones, holographic catwalk shows for virtual fashion lines and sets that transform via light projections. With VR and AR on the rise, will the ‘stage’ as we know it cease to exist? Or will designers revolt and return to the physical? We asked five makers to think ahead.

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Balkrishna Doshi has been human all along. Renny Ramakers lacks routine. I29 widens its horizons. Mariam Kamara practises place-making in Africa. Meet the people. Get their perspectives.

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