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Museum Freecycle

170 museums sign up to exhibition recycling network

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 | By Tom Banks

Natural History Museum, the Imperial War Museum and National Portrait Gallery sign up to The Museum Freecycle UK portal.

Mentoring Evening

Design Week and Studio team up for Mentoring Evening

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 | By Tom Banks

Designers with between two and six years’ experience are being offered the chance to get free impartial advice from industry experts. 


AfroditiKrassa Studio creates "duality" interiors concept for new Hilton lounge

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

AfroditiKrassa Studio has created the interior designs for TwoRuba – a new coffee space and lounge bar based on a “duality” concept.


Design Bridge rebrands TNT Video

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 | By Tom Banks

TNT positioned as The People Network and cropped circle identity introduced to suggest movement and “perpetual motion”.


Latest Opportunities


Design Council launches the Dad Design Challenge

Tue, 9 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The aim is to support designs that help dads become more actively engaged in their children’s early years.


Glasgow Science Centre seeks designers for ‘hands-on’ exhibits

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 | By Tom Banks

GSC seeks interactive consultancy for ‘hands-on’ exhibits, which can teach adults and children about the science and engineering behind a low carbon future.


University of Ulster seeks digital and print designers

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The university says it is looking to roster consultancies ‘of varying size and specialism’ to the creative design framework.




25 years of Tangerine

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 | By Tom Banks

We take a look at some of the defining projects by the consultancy which kickstarted the careers of Jonathan Ive, Martin Darbyshire, and Clive Grinyer.

Inspired Product winner Ooho by Pierre Paslier, Guillaume Couche and Rodrigo García González

​Four designs that could change the world

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 | By Tom Banks

Royal College of Arts graduates take on some of the biggest environmental and social issues facing the world today.


How the FT developed its new look Video

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We talk to FT head of design Kevin Wilson about creating the newspaper’s new look.




DesignStudio in profile

Tue, 5 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We talk to DesignStudio founders Paul Stafford and Ben Wright about building a consultancy and maintaining design integrity.


Design Week's guide to the 2014 degree shows

Wed, 4 Jun 2014

Dates and destinations for the degree shows where you can discover the UK’s new design talent across the UK.


Wally Olins dies aged 83

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Olins was described as ‘insatiably curious, infectiously charming and occasionally infuriatingly impatient’.


Design Week Awards 2014


CHI & Partners and Prince's Trust win Design Week Awards Best of Show Video

Fri, 16 May 2014

The Tomorrow Project, which aims to tackle youth unemployment, has scooped the top prize.


The 2014 Design Week Awards winners Video

Fri, 16 May 2014

All the winners from the 2014 Design Week Awards.


The Design Week Awards - critiquing and celebrating great design Video

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We find out what the judges thought of the entries this year, and look ahead to the Awards night - hosted by Adam Buxton.


New Street

Dorothy celebrates Lost Destinations

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Lost destinations are being brought to life in new prints from Manchester-based studio Dorothy, which illustrate the forgotten charms of once-celebrated buildings.



What's your favourite record cover art of all time?

Fri, 26 Sep 2014

A touring exhibition of record cover art is currently taking place. What’s your favourite record cover art of all time?

What is the most enjoyable thing about being a designer?

Thu, 18 Sep 2014

Find out what keeps designers doing the jobs they do…

What are you most looking forward to at London Design Festival?

Thu, 11 Sep 2014

Those in the know tell us what they’re looking forward to at next week’s London Design Festival.



Alex Chinneck Illustration.

Levitating building coming to Covent Garden

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

From this week, Covent Garden’s magicians, levitating yodas and very still gold-painted fellows are to be joined by a new, hovering market building.

Martin Parr, A Birds Eye View

Fish fingers, photography and family values

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Photographer Martin Parr has spent four months noseying into other people’s dinner times for frozen food brand Birds Eye.

Ciara Philips, Workshop (2010 – ongoing) 2013 Installation view from The Showroom, London (2013)

Printmaker Ciara Phillips among the 2014 Turner Prize nominees

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Printmaker Ciara Phillips is among the four artists shortlisted for this year’s Turner Prize, showing a new installation instilling in us that things are “OK”.




What you need to know about working in the design industry Video

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Top tips from Design Week’s panel sessions on working in the design industry.


The theatre of the new product launch Video

Fri, 5 Sep 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Dyson and Samsung may have hit heights with their glitzy launch events, but Apple looks set to blow them away.

Double Space for BMW – Poetry in Motion by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Looking ahead to the London Design Festival

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The London Design Festival is just over two weeks away and this year’s event has an intriguing mix of cross-disciplinary events.



Alberto Alessi

A whistle-stop word with Alberto Alessi

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 | By Tom Banks

Alessi managing director Alberto Alessi on how he commissions industrial designers, who his favourite designer of all time is and where he stands on crowd-funding.

Chloe Robertson

​How to write the perfect design brief

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 | By Emily Penny

Colourful Design Strategy’s Emily Penny on how clients can write the perfect design brief and how designers can make sense of them.

Fela Kuti, Zombie

Four Corners – an interview with Lemi Ghariokwu

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 | By Jon Daniel

Jon Daniel talks to Lemi Ghariokwu, artist and record sleeve designer born and based in Nigeria.


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