Inspiration

Welcome to Design Week’s Inspiration Board. Here you can search through inspirational design imagery using a series of filters, or just browse random images. You can also submit your own work for consideration on the board using the button below.

Redesigning plastics project, by various

A group of Central Saint Martins (CSM) students have reimagined the future of plastics for their graduate design projects. Briefed by Studio Into and recycling charity the Ellen MacArthur Foundation,

Ectosymbiont, by Angela Mathis

Central Saint Martins graduate Angela Mathis has created a project called Ectosymbiont, which explores the possibilities of using plant tissue for transplants in humans. Mathis got the idea for the

Jerwood Makers Open exhibition, by various

The annual Jerwood Makers Open exhibition has returned for its sixth edition, displaying work from five emerging artists working with a variety of materials including wood and organic waste. The

Zaha Hadid in Italy exhibition, by various

Maxxi museum in Rome, Italy has opened a new exhibition to mark the one-year anniversary of architect Zaha Hadid’s death. Made in Italy has been curated by the museum in

The Creature Garden, by Tinybop

US-based digital design studio Tinybop has launched a new app that inspires children’s imaginations by enabling them to create their own fantastical animals. The Creature Garden lets kids “build” their

The Floating Pocket Park, by Tony Woods

Busy, urban London is full of surprising green spaces, from Regent’s Park to Hyde Park. Not many of these currently float on water, however. Garden designer Tony Woods has worked

Botanica, by Super Symmetry

Netherlands-based studio Super Symmetry has worked on a visual effects and sound project bringing plants to life through music and video. The “musical science” project aims to showcase “the beauty

Dart x Design, by various designers

When we think of dartboards, connotations of music-less, ale-filled, old-fashioned pubs and splintered, ancient wooden boards arise. But now, designers including Base Design and Karim Rashid have reimagined the dartboard

Metro Galactic, by Cillian McMinn

The design of the London Underground map has inspired many, with its distinctive roundel and colour-coded lines. Product designer and entrepreneur Cillian McMinn has been so inspired, in fact, that

Beautiful Glorious Chaos, by James Dawe

Illustrator James Dawe works in mixed media collage to create images, which have a glitchy, three-dimensional quality. Space and technology are prominent themes in these virtual landscapes, which look to

Klaws, by Mark Richardson

Superfried founder and designer Mark Richardson has revealed a personal typographic project called Klaws. The project is inspired by the graffiti that Richardson saw on a train one day while

Invisible Outlines, by Nendo

Japanese consultancy Nendo has designed a series of objects which aim to blur the lines of what can and cannot be perceived as physical objects. The collection looks at how outlines

Neenah Classic paper range, by Design Army

Consultancy Design Army has redesigned paper brand Neenah’s Classic range, alongside art directing a brand campaign. Design Army redesigned the colours and textures of the paper, initially working with physical

Joto, by Those

Design studio Those has launched Joto, a display which looks to make digital visualisations more interactive. Joto is a wipe-clean digital display with a pen and eraser attachment, and a

Video artworks, by Universal Everything

Digital design studio Universal Everything has created a series of animations, which aim to depict products that could exist in the near future. The studio worked with animators including Rita

13m² house interiors, by Studiomama

Studiomama has designed a 13m² property in north London with the aim of making a small interior feel spacious. “We have created small spaces before but this is a great challenge

NASA new planet poster, by NASA

NASA has released a new retro-inspired travel poster to celebrate its discovery of seven Earth-sized planets. The planets, found around a single star outside our solar system are 40 light years

Playing the Bridge, by various artists

Hull’s Scale Lane Bridge will be transformed into an interactive musical instrument as part of Hull 2017 City of Culture. Playing the Bridge will be host to performances, workshops and

MIT alumni event installation, by Touch Creative

Touch Creative has designed an “interactive wall” displaying projects by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The installation highlights 20 innovations carried out by the university from the past few

Transcending Boundaries, by TeamLab

Tokyo-based digital art group TeamLab has designed a new exhibition at art gallery Pace London called Transcending Boundaries. Featuring three rooms of immersive installations, the exhibition looks to transcend the

The Recorder print design, by Monotype

The new issue of type foundry Monotype’s bi-annual magazine The Recorder has been released. Issue four explores illustrated type, pixel typography and gaming, and type in urban environments, and includes

Conduct the Storm installation, by Flying Object

Flying Object has designed a gesture-based installation which allows audiences to fill the Royal Shakespeare Company’s front of house with thunder and lightning, to coincide with its production of The

Fleetlights, by Mission Planner for Direct Line

A personal security drone has been developed as a working prototype by Mission Planner technology expert Michael Oborne for insurer Direct Line. Direct Line has commissioned the project as part

Star Map, by The Future Mapping Company

The Future Mapping Company has created a new wall map of stars based on 17th century illustrations. The company digitally processed and matched the data of the 400-year-old illustrations, to

Mise-en-abyme, by Allegri & Fogale

Having initially designed Mise-en-abyme for the 2015 London Design Festival, Allegri & Fogale have reimagined their installation at Oxo Tower Wharf Courtyard.  Working with Coin Street Community Builders and Innermost Lighting, the designers

A Good American data visualisation, by Up^

Design studio Up^ has created motion graphics for a new documentary film, A Good American. The film is about previous U.S. codebreaker Bill Binney, and the studio was tasked with

Solo, by Uniform

Uniform has designed an “emotional radio” which uses artificial intelligence principals to recognise a listener’s emotions and play mood-influenced radio. A facial recognition feature can recognise the nuances of people’s

Foil installation, by Layer and Braun

Foil is one of many installations on show at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum this month, part of this year’s London Design Festival (LDF). In association with Braun, the

RIBA Regent Street Windows, by various

Retail stores on London’s Regent Street have teamed up with RIBA Chartered Architects to create a series of display windows featuring an architectural twist. The participating teams include Liberty and

Hidden Cities Rio documentary, by various

Adam&eveDDB has teamed up with the Financial Times (FT) and Google to create a VR documentary about Rio’s favelas, timed to coincide with the 2016 Olympics. Hidden Cities Rio is

Curtain Call installation, by Ron Arad

Ron Arad has created 360-degree immersive installation for the Roundhouse in London, as part of the venue’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Curtain Call sees the Roundhouse’s circular main space filled with

Emoji Wallpaper, by Murals Wallpaper

Perhaps the ultimate expression of online meets offline. We’re not entirely sure if the world is ready for emoji wallpaper but it’s big on kitsch impact and it’s rather fun.

Mondegreen short film, by Found Studio

‘Mondegreen’ – Animated Short from Studio Output on Vimeo. Found Studio’s latest research and development project is a computer generated short film called Mondegreen, which is set in a surreal museum

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