Design Anthology Issue 9 (UK Edition) is available now on loremnotipsum.com.
In issue 09 of Design Anthology UK, we’ve taken a good, long look into the past. We decamped to the beautifully restored Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester for a shoot of of-the-moment design pieces for autumn. The Grade-II listed building, former home of The Refuge Assurance Company, tells the story of a prospering city at the tail end of the 19th century, when construction began in 1891.
We also celebrate another architectural gem of the north, the brutalist beauty Preston Bus Station. Conceived in the 1950s, this Lancashire hub was once one of Europe’s most architecturally ambitious interchanges – though by the 2000s it was neglected and threatened with demolition. Photographer Samuel Ryde tells of his connection to modernist bus stations up and down the country and his reasons for capturing this particular one, which was restored in 2018.
Design Anthology UK is a triannual print magazine spotlighting the best of design, architecture, art, travel and style across Europe. As with Design Anthology, our sister publication in Asia, we combine the highest production values with thought-provoking content, setting a new standard for premium design and lifestyle titles in the UK. When we were shaping ideas for the inaugural issue, we asked two questions: What is our point of view? And, when there are countless other magazines covering design in Europe: Why now? The answer is fairly straightforward. We believe there is room for a new kind of considered, premium title that champions quality, beauty and innovative thinking. Each issue is put together by our network of writers, photographers, editors and stylists – all bound by a commitment to creativity and candor. Far from a glossy catalogue to be discarded, Design Anthology UK is a collectible volume made by people who are passionate about print.