In this issue, Frame magazine is off to the Far East, where we talk to a trio of major design offices in Seoul, Hong Kong and Tokyo about the current state of the local design scene, the influence of the global economic situation, and the meeting of Asian and Western aesthetics. Then it’s back to Europe for a lesson on three very different ways of designing a graphics exhibition, and a look at how designers are coping – and creating – from the crisis.
Asia Now: Design’s Eastern Promise
Hong Kong Hotshot: The ride and rise of Joyce Wang
Japanese Whisperers: Klein Dytham gets to the heart of Tokyo
Seouls Searchers: The Korean koans of Wallga Associates
True Grit: Avant-garde fashion firsts #1: David Adjaye’s raw urbanism for Proenza Schouler
Diamond in the Rough: Avant-garde fashion firsts #2: March Studio makes it real for Damir Doma
Lisbon: How to survive an economic crisis: the Lisboan designers and architects doing more with less