Ilaria Bianchi: pushing sustainable furniture forward

When Jeff Koons was a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ed Paschke - a Chicago Imagist whom Koons was...

This New Feeling: Metamodernism

Twice a year, Central Saint Martins opens its doors to the public. This is not an open day for prospective students, but rather, an art fair of sorts, where every discipline from furniture design to communication design is on display—Degree Show Two, as it’s known around the college. Earlier this week, the public ascended concrete flights of stairs at the private view. A stream of people, probably rushing to the bar, stumbled upon THIS NEW FEELING, the exhibition curated by a group of BA Culture, Criticism & Curation students. The project spanned across the students' entire final year and was not a compulsory project; those involved were passionate about getting a professional experience in exhibition-making, publishing and event organisation.

London collections, man!

At 1 Granary we love men, we would organise a mister CSM contest if it wasn't so damn mainstream. Thats why we are looking...

Yuki Agriardi, MA Furniture

A little while ago, we spoke with Yuki Agriadi, whose furniture design stood out at the graduate show a few months ago. It stood...

Ethan O’Connor’s healthy obsession with Ophelia Finke

Now that the world has yet again become obsessed with Calvin Klein's Obsession and Kate Moss' sister, Lottie, has become the star of the...

I Where A Dress in detail… Jan Manski

The confrontational vision of Polish-born Jan Manski’s multi-disciplinary projects explores the fundamental elements of the contemporary individual’s fixations. By combining his skilful, macabre productions with a little bit of humour, Mankin manages to reference modern culture, mythology and history in an ambitious way. Through his work, Manski channels the most narcissistic traits of our society as a disfiguring force, driving us into a self-destructive future of unattainable perfection. With a meticulous sense of detail and feeling for the grotesque, Manski’s ‘alternative universe’ is downright disturbing. But inevitably there’s no pleasure without pain, and what follows in Manski’s invented world is a state of gradual disfiguration and destruction brought on by ourselves. Such is the price to pay for our obsession with vanity.

Philosophical Toys: How design can alter the way we experience and...

Is design able to enchant, enlighten and re imagine the ordinary? You can find your answer in the new MA Industrial design exhibition at...

Welcome to the Central Saint Martins Degree Show Two

As we pass the end of term and reach the official beginning of summer, the halls of Central Saint Martins once again transform into a larger-than-life degree show, exhibiting the results of several years of hard work from across the disciplines and departments of the school. Whereas the Degree Show One laid its predominate focus on fine art, the Degree Show Two, opening today, presents an expanded range of critical practices – from architecture and industrial design, to communication design and curation, and of course, fashion in all its variety.

I Where A Dress in detail… Rejina Pyo

Clean lines, modernist architecture, and boldness might be a few of the things that come to mind when considering the work of Central St....

Central Saint Martin’s London Design Festival 2013 Takeover: Emma Alington

This year, as part of the London Design Festival 2013, nine Central Saint Martins design graduates joined arms to showcase under the group-name, CSM...

Suburban Dreaming: Lee Swillingham

Trainers. Backpack. Baseball cap. Arriving at the studio on a stiflingly warm day, Lee Swillingham could certainly have fooled us about the 20+ year...

I Where A Dress in detail… Alan Magee

The multi-dimensional work of Irish-born artist Alan Magee raises questions concerning the nature of signs, and reality through a complex mise en abime, which obscures the ideas of nature and definition. His work interrogates the distinction between reality and its representation, while his process explores the possibility of finding a place in the world through the action of transformation.