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Heatherwick Studio's London 2012 Olympic Cauldron

Out-of-court settlement in Olympic Cauldron design row

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The organisers of the London 2012 Olympic Games have made an out-of-court settlement with a US consultancy which developed design concepts for the Games.


Foursquare rebrands and overhauls service Video

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

Foursquare has unveiled a new look and announced Swarm, a new personalised service that does away with ‘check-ins’.


How Google created a modular mobile phone Video

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

New Deal Design’s Gadi Amit talks about how Google Ara could provide a sustainable future for mobile phones.


A first look at the new Imperial War Museum

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

Foster + Partners has has led a major reconfiguration of the museum while Casson Mann has created new interpretation designs.


Barber & Osgerby appointed to design Crossrail train

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

Barber & Osgerby has been appointed by Transport for London to work on the design of a new Crossrail train.

BA Catwalk by Kin

Kin designs London College of Fashion degree shows

Mon, 7 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

LCF works with Kin on light-themed catwalk shows, responsive installations and exhibitions created for BA degree shows. 

London 2012 Olympic Cauldron designed by Thomas Heatherwick

Museum of London to exhibit Heatherwick's Cauldron permanently

Mon, 7 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

Thomas Heatherwick’s London 2012 Olympic Cauldron will go on public display for the first time at the Museum of London.

Eric Downer, About One Thing

Pylon-inspired typography wins New Designers

Thu, 3 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

New Designers has announced its winners, which include walking aids, pylon-inspired typography, and shoes that ‘grow’ with the wearer.

Skype for iPhone

Skype redesigns for iPhone and enlists Kate Moross Video

Wed, 2 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

Skype for iPhone has been redesigned with a new interface and additional functionality that focuses on ‘user conversations and chat’.

The new Design Museum under construction at its South Kensington site

Design Museum receives Arts Council funding for first time

Tue, 1 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

The Arts Council has announced its three-year investment strategy for 2015-2018 which sees some institutions including the Barbican suffer a drop in funding.

 Alvar Aalto Stool 60

I've started so I'll Finnish

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Product and furniture designer and architect Alvar Aalto, and architecture photographer Ola Kolehmainen are being celebrated at a new London show opening next month.

 Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, 'It Is So Brightness' 2014

Jerwood Makers Open winners 'push the boundaries of craftsmanship'

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Next month sees the results of the fifth edition of Jerwood Makers Open go on show, with works ranging from architecturally-informed pieces to ceramics to glass.


Moving Brands creates identity system for Cambridge Design Partnership Video

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 | By Tom Banks

CDP’s new visual system is informed by a ‘Potential realised’ positioning, which looks to tell the story of the consultancy’s tech and human experience-led product design.

Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, 'Brasilia' 2013.

Fancy a Pinta?

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Pinta London’s celebration of industrial design from Brazil and Mexico opens this week.


Playable City design will capture and release shadows on streets of Bristol Video

Mon, 9 Jun 2014 | By Tom Banks

Shadowing by Jonathan Chomko and Matthew Rosier has scooped the £30,000 Playable City Award  for a design that will ‘play back’ people’s shadows after sun down.

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