Universal have been shortlisted for two Science Museum galleries
Universal have been shortlisted to design two new permanent galleries for London's Science Museum. The Interactive gallery is planned to complete in 2016 and will focus on the wonder of science and maths and the Mathematics gallery is due to open in 2018. The winning architects for both schemes are expected to be announced in August.
Frieze appoints Universal to design Frieze London 2014
Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, founders of Frieze, commented: ‘The architecture and design of the fair have always been an important part of our identity. This year we were drawn to Universal in particular due to their work on interiors and focus on materials.' This year’s fair will take place 15–18 October 2014 in Regent’s Park, London. More to follow
Universal Design Studio win Design Week Award
Universal were winners at the Design Week Awards scooping the 'Hospitality and Workplace Interiors award' for the Ace Hotel London. The judges said ‘This is a blurring of boundaries. Not just a place to sleep, it’s a part of the community.’
Seek No Further pops-up in Berlin and London
Universal have transformed gallery spaces in both London's Shoreditch and Berlin's Mitte district for Fruit of the Loom's new premium brand 'Seek No Further' launching this week. With an emphasis on the process of making and reflecting the brand’s innovative approach to materiality and detail, the stores’ key message is simplicity. Universal have experimented with unconventional materials like glass wax, flock coating, cast concrete and silicone to create the handcrafted sculptural display pieces. More photography coming soon.
Shortlisted for Milan Expo 2015
Universal and Barber & Osgerby have been shortlisted to deliver the UK Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015. The theme of the Expo is 'Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life'. The winners will be asked to highlight world class British research, innovation, entrepreneurship and international development interventions contributing to improving the quality of people's lives and meeting the global challenge of 'Feeding the Planet'. Detailed concepts will be presented in April.