at maison et objet 2017 in paris, seletti and studio job are bringing fast food to the fair. a hot dog and hamburger — archetypal images of american pop-culture — are transformed into actual furnishings, giving rise to the ‘UN_LIMITED EDITIONS’ collection.
Legos—they’re not just for kids. Real architects use them to build recreations of iconic masterworks, and artists like to use them, too. Take Chris McVeigh, for instance, a Halifax, Nova Scotia-based author, illustrator, and photographer, who uses the iconic plastic bricks to create all manner of delightful vignettes.
According to research by Maintel, who polled 1,000 employed adults in the UK aged 18 or over, there are a couple of reasons for this. One is that the younger workforce needs the face-to-face support of experienced workers. It backs such claims up by the fact that among the older workforce (55 and above), just 19 percent prefer office life to remote work, and that 28 percent said it was challenging to find other colleagues or managers when working remotely.
The roots of the open plan office can be traced back to the 1960s when post-capitalism was beginning to emerge as a political and intellectual movement. The social and political upheaval that followed World War Two and the emphasis on the autonomous, motivated and engaged worker combined to inspire designers and architects to develop a new and more “modern” way of working. A mode of work characterized by an increased emphasis on social relations and flattened hierarchies.