Peter Smisek news

Reflective surfaces in retail spaces

Peter Smisek


Tasked with creating experiential retail spaces that attract and engage potential customers, interior designers and architects today have a range of tools at their disposal. Not least among them, shiny ones…

Sustainability in the UK: residential projects

Peter Smisek


The world's climate emergency, as well as rocketing energy costs, means more sustainable and energy-efficient approaches to building are no longer just an option but rather a necessity.

Water in public-space architecture

Peter Smisek


Water, whether river, lake or pool, not only adds playful potential to public-space architecture, it also offers numerous other aesthetic, practical and environmental benefits.

Industrial designs on contemporary facades

Peter Smisek


Even ordinarily plain buildings can benefit from modern manufacturing techniques and technologies which enable the creation of more intricate, unique and characterful facades.

Luminous design pieces: how to artistically light a garden

Peter Smisek


Today's lighting trends go beyond simple fixtures and create sculptural pieces in their own right, lighting exterior spaces in a multitude of exciting ways.

Dataflex: working for an ergonomic and sustainable future

Brand story

Peter Smisek


Dutch company Dataflex has been supporting the health of office users for 40 years, but the carbon-neutral ergonomic specialists are equally dedicated to the wellbeing of the planet, too.

London calling: Decorex 2022

Brand story

Peter Smisek


This year's Decorex interior design show from 9 to 12 October at Olympia London puts a strong emphasis on the joys of physical interaction and the immersive experience…

How to create quieter, cleaner kitchens with Falmec ...

Brand story

Peter Smisek


Merging a long manufacturing tradition with cutting-edge technology while working with some of the industry's leading designers, locates Italian brand Falmec at the forefront of kitchen extractor hood evolution.

Sustainable sleep with Auping

Brand story

Peter Smisek


Dutch sleep specialist Auping has been manufacturing mattresses and beds since 1888 and is now on a mission to realise its dream of a sustainable world.

Peter Smisek articles

How to design a hardworking kitchen island

James Wormald


Levelling up storage, counter space and social interaction in the open-plan, the multi-functional kitchen island performs many roles in the modern home.

Digitally enhanced wall panels recreate Earth’s precious ...

Brand story



Transforming surfaces with captivating visuals, Tecnografica’s Super Preziosi wall panel collection – now with four new designs – consists of high-resolution scans of gemstones and minerals found in nature.

Nine ergonomic office products that work for you and your ...

James Wormald


The unavoidable effects of ageing, combined with rising retirement ages, make workplace ergonomics more important than ever. These supportive products help keep work environments physically healthy.

Illuminating with style: lighting solutions for the modern ...

Brand story



Unlocking the transformative power of light, Swedish brand Zero merges functionality, technological innovation and aesthetic appeal in versatile, Scandinavian-style lighting solutions that add value to modern workspaces and more.

Design Shanghai: ten out of ten

Brand story

Design Shanghai


Design Shanghai returns to the Chinese metropolis in 2023 – bigger than ever and also celebrating its 10th edition with an eclectic mix of international exhibitors, events and speakers.

Going up: award-winning Savaria® Vuelift® panoramic ...

Brand story



Vuelift® from Canadian manufacturer Savaria® is putting the home elevator centre stage, enhancing not only domestic mobility but bringing the wow factor, too.

Achieving maximum flexibility (and style) with frameless ...

Brand story



Versatile, adaptable and space-saving, pocket doors offer unparalleled flexibility and fluidity in modern interiors. Ermetika’s frameless sliding door, the ‘Echo’, embodies these qualities in a sleek, functional design.

Editor's Letter – December 2022

Simon Keane-Cowell


Metaversal musings, bright sparks and workplace affairs – that was 2022.

Editor’s Letter – March 2022

Simon Keane-Cowell


Solidarity with Ukraine and its architectural scene, switching on our Global Design Agenda’s Lighting Design Week and filming a transformative workplace in Germany.