What happens when hip designers makeover classic churches? The result is intriguing. St. Bartholomew's Church has been redesigned by Jakub Berdych of Qubus Studio. The church features Persian rugs, rough-cut crystal chandeliers and Verner Panton chairs with customised crucifix holes.

Implications - With churches now open to more design inspiration and changes, opportunities for other markets are emerging. Businesses and designers should not be afraid to apply their designs and products in areas they have not tried before. Modern society is paving the way for more designers to step out of their comfort zones, and more consumers are accepting of designers who do break the mold with their work.