Volkswagen has outlined its vision for urban mobility in the year 2030 with this single-seat electric-car concept constructed largely from aluminium. The company’s group-research department developed the Nils based on what it considers to be likely trends for future individual urban transport. That includes most commuters travelling without passengers. As in a single-seater racing car, the driver sits in the middle, ahead of a 26 kW electric motor that drives the rear wheels. The glass winged doors should allow easy access from either side and a 7 in screen replaces a traditional instrument panel.
A refined take on the utilitarian and industrial shapes from the Soviet era’s metal furniture design. Stalin would most certainly not be amused.
Shaped and brought to shore by the whim of curious tides.
Much like linear hatching in drawing and engraving, these pieces create shade and tone through lines that seem almost hand sketched.
Resident has released a new collection of furniture and lighting entitled Dark Matter.
Dean Cornish uncovers luxury, innovation and sweet tunes in the year’s new gadgets.
Items using or referencing traditional handcrafts. Earthy materials, prints, colours, patterns and forms connect the home to other cultures and ways of living.
A refreshing take on ‘new luxury’.
This edit is not quite ’80s. It is not entirely Memphis-inspired and definitely not for the faint-hearted. It is, however, loud, youthful and proudly eclectic.
This layered and luxurious makeover in the Big Apple transforms an apartment into a veritable home.
Finalists at the 2017 Interior Awards include a chapel that mixes old and new, a golden-hued office and an industrial inner-city café.
The historic Grand Hotel in Auckland’s CBD is set for a whole new lease on life as it transforms into high-end apartment complex The International.
Ground is soon to be broken for The Pacifica, a soaring new apartment complex that has the ability to reinvigorate an enclave of Auckland’s downtown.
From Mondrian to Margiela: a very personal blending of influences – design and otherwise – make this French apartment a veritable tour de force.
Urbis chats to the co-founders of a home exchange website aimed solely at creatives about trading their highly curated abodes with perfect strangers.
Apartment developers Josephine and John Love share some of the objects that make them feel at home.
Like a well kept secret, a renovated 1930s bungalow hides a black steel and glass addition from the street.