Issue 72 | 2025 Part One
Our stories in this issue are a perfect illustration of the way that one macro driver can inform two diametrically opposed aesthetics. In many ways, the threat of climate change is hanging so heavily that its influence is being felt on multiple levels.
Our first story, Land, is optimistic, looking at the positive ways that designers can become advocates for a sustainable agenda on varied fronts.
Whether this be the protection of pollinators, planning for biodiverse green spaces in urban developments, working with agricultural waste or highlighting the benefits of eco-tourism, opportunities clearly abound.
In contrast, our second story, Soul, is more introspective, delving into climate change anxiety, and the negative impact it has on our collective wellbeing.
In the face of the challenges ahead, it is perhaps no wonder that many are trying to find peace and answers through ancient religions that believe in the divine sentience of the natural world.
Also, in this issue
– Features essays, and interviews exploring the drivers behind the 2025 forecast.
– 40 pages of design and colour and material direction and analysis.
– Global colour palettes and geographic variances for Europe, Middle East, Africa, North America, Latin America, Asia, India, Australia & New Zealand.
– Early adopters of our 2024 directions Memory and Helter-skelter.
– Directions from Milan Design Week.
– Focus on lighting.
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