Design for life: D’Days festival marries form, function and aestheticsParis is hosting a series of exhibitions, conferences and workshops which bring the best in contemporary design to the French capital. Up-and-coming names from 24 design schools…
French fashion guru André Courrèges dies at 92French fashion designer Andre Courreges, symbol of a futuristic style revolution in the 1960s and synonymous with mini-skirts and little white boots, has died at the age of 92.
FRANCE IN FOCUS
Designing with a French touchFor this edition of France in Focus, we take you to the Maison et Objet lifestyle trade show, which is dedicated to French design. We also brush up on our French designer…
THE 51 PERCENT
Women redesigning our world: Skyscrapers and changemakersTo kick off a brand new series of The 51 Percent, we're focusing on the women who are redesigning our world. We meet the new generation of urban designers here in Paris who are…
EYE ON AFRICA
Exclusive report: Clashes in South Sudan's Malakal leave thousands trappedRenewed fighting erupts in South Sudan's northern town of Malakal, this time within the army. The violence has trapped thousands between army lines. We bring you an exclusive…
The explosion of #Jesuis campaignsIn this edition: the #JeSuisCharlie hashtag has inspired activists the world over; Canadian students tell their government they will not work for free; and downhill urban…
Revisiting woodworkDesigners are teaming up with carpenters and craftsmen to revisit woodwork, using simple designs to bring out the beauty of this ancestral material.
New garden conceptsDesign and architecture are venturing ever further into the world of plants, a living element with numerous properties.
John Galliano named creative director of Maison Martin MargielaBritish designer John Galliano is to return to the fashion world as the creative director of French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela, the label announced on Monday.
New road tripSpacious and customisable, buses are now enjoying a new lease of life thanks to unexpected reconstructions.
High-tech in FranceThe high-tech industry is steadily developing in France. But we are not talking mass production. Some French entrepreneurs are revisiting high-tech accessories we use on a daily…
New-fashioned weddingsThere's been something of a revolution in the wedding world. Brides and groom are steering away from traditional ceremonies, favouring an alternative and original approach to…