Every year the festival challenges us to reassess what 'design' really is. And that's not exactly a bad thing, writes JKR's Katie Ewer.
Is nature the ultimate designer? For many centuries in fine jewellery and fashion, that was the prevailing wisdom. Kokichi Mikimoto disagreed.
Virtually unchanged for more than 100 years, Ayam Brand knows the value of an unmistakeable identity.
Thanks to advances in digital printing, packaging design no longer has to be set in stone. Katie Ewer of JKR takes a look at how brands are using this new flexibility, for better or worse.
Many Asian brands undervalue design. Here are six for whom design is not only identity, but also a driver of growth.
If you think the Chinese smartphone brand is all about aping Apple, think again.
How to get your brand noticed and chosen through limited edition design.
With stores that feel like walking through an extremely cheerful computer program, the clothing retailer Uniqlo has cultivated a design aesthetic that is consistent without being confining.
A review of the classification-defying, beautifully crafted, complex and nuanced Design Lions winners.
The brand is an icon at least partly thanks to its bold and timeless livery. So why does it shy away from that strong design on newer brand extensions?
The Japanese brand's bold brand identity unites ancient tradition and futuristic optimism. And it has a great origin story.
With absolute dedication to authentic design and craftsmanship, Taj Hotels ensures that each of its hotels provides a one-of-a-kind experience.
Shanghai Tang has employed its unique design, rooted in tradition but with modern twists, to captivate western clients and native Chinese alike.