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Design activism from Africa

As we enter the second half of 2019, taking stock of goals for 2020, 2021, and into 2022, I find myself going back to my notes from Design Indaba

Online networking to IRL collaboration: Rebecca X Emdal’s soothing virtual designs

This month we caught up with a new collaboration exclusively shared with WGSN for the first time - Rebecca X Emdal. WGSN's Bonnie Pierre Davis reports

Rebranding reproductive health: Three Millennial-friendly fertility start-ups to know

A wave of start-ups are setting out to change up the way that we think about fertility and women’s health, borrowing from the wellness …

By Humankind: Refillable personal care that blends design with sustainability

Sustainability has had a major visual rebrand, with many eco products now featuring Instagram-ready packaging. Get to know a new player in this space, by Humankind.

Design Indaba day one: 25 insights for 25 years

The Design Indaba conference will be 25 next year, and here are some of the most thought-provoking comments from the speakers from the 2019 offering, in a three part series on WGSN.

Can maximalism tap the Millennial market? These new launches hope so.

We started tracking a return of maximalism in interiors after Milan Design Week 2017, and have also watched it take over fashion, thanks namely to Gucci and Alessandro Michele, but it’s been a slower burn for interiors. This could change that.

The Millennial home economy: Consumer homes into work spaces

John Lewis has highlighted the way in which consumer’s homes are changing, and it's in line with the WGSN forecast.

Design Shanghai showcases home-grown talent

Design Shanghai is Asia’s most prestigious and premier design event, breaking new ground in China’s ever-growing design community. Fresh from the show, here are WGSN's highlights.

Rhoko: A lesson in curation and accessible art

At a time where consumer efforts are being made to slow down on consumption, interiors brand Rhoko speaks to the Millennial appetite for personalisation, vintage finds, and for one-off pieces. 

Three inspiring new cross-disciplinary collaborations to know

The rise of cross-disciplinary collaborations is a theme we've been tracking at WGSN for some time, and this year has so far seen an inspiring wave of innovative designs crossing between the worlds of fashion and interiors.

Pillo by Dame: Embracing sexual wellness

Known for opening up conversations around sex with approachable products, sex positive, female-empowering sex toy brand Dame has released its latest offering – a sex pillow that looks, well, like a pillow.

UAU Project explores 3D printing for everyday household objects

3D printing is the best way to make good design accessible, says UAU Project founders. Take a look at the design practice's latest creation.