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£300k fund launched to find “innovative” new UK product designs Video

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The Design Council Spark fund is open to anyone on the UK with “a brilliant product idea”.

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Rotating seats and eye-control systems – is this the car interior of the future? Video

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Mercedes has created a design for what it suggests might be the car “interior of the future”.

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Eurostar set to launch new Pininfarina trains Video

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The new e320 trains are set to go into service next year.

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James Hilton leaves AKQA to create products with "Victorian murderer chic" aesthetic

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 | By Tom Banks

Co-founder of digital consultancy AKQA James Hilton is leaving to become founding partner of interior and product design company AtelierStrange. 

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Low-cost baby incubator wins James Dyson Award

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The MOM incubator, designed by 23-year-old James Roberts, has won the £30,000 prize.

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New Scottish train lets you reserve seats while sitting in them

Wed, 5 Nov 2014 | By Tom Banks

Hitachi Retail Europe train destined for Scotland features cantilevered seating and a QR-code system for reserving seats while you’re sitting in them.

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Sebastian Bergne makes books fly

Tue, 4 Nov 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Fiction is an “invisible” bookshelf that gives the impression of a stack of books either balancing at an impossible angle or toppling from a pile.

Menu, Milk Bar Penguin, Leipzig, 1960s

Art and artefacts from behind the Berlin Wall

Tue, 4 Nov 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

A new book from Taschen reveals some of the everyday graphic designs, artworks and artefacts that typified life in the former East Germany.

Sapient

Publicis Groupe acquires Sapient in £2.3bn deal

Mon, 3 Nov 2014 | By Tom Banks

The deal follows a recent space of acquisitions, including brand consultancies Salter Baxter and Turner Duckworth.

Biscuit Mugs, by Together Design

Perfectly Put Together objects

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Consultancy Together Design is launching an online shop.

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Irish airline Aer Lingus unveils "Celtic" cabin designs Video

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 | By Tom Banks

Celtic motifs and modern detailings are brought together as Aer Lingus prepares to enter “a new era”.

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Fitbit moves into the smartwatch market

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Health-tracking company Fitbit has followed tech giants Apple and Samsung into the smartwatch market.

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The NoPhone – a technology-free surrogate mobile Video

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The NoPhone is a solid block of plastic that allows people to manage their phone addiction using a surrogate device.

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​Blue sky thinking – designers sought to create windowless aeroplanes Video

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 | By Tom Banks

Engineering group CPI is seeking designers to help realise “windowless planes” which project the outside view onto the inside of the fuselage.

Workshop at Dundee University

Make:Shift:Do – craft in the digital age

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The Craft’s Council’s two-day Make:Shift:Do event next month offers the opportunity for people to try their hand at techniques such as 3D printing, smart textile creation and CNC milling.


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