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.

Swedish Design Moves, by various

London Design Fair has announced the launch of Swedish Design Moves, a four-year programme to promote awareness of Swedish design, architecture and fashion internationally. The programme is based on the

Offset, by Layer

London-based industrial design studio Layer has created Offset, a shaving brush sytem for male grooming accessories start-up Follicle & Limb. Offset is comprised of three parts – a badger hair

Casetify phone case collection, by Bodil Jane

Dutch illustrator Bodil Jane has created a new range of phone cases and other accessories that looks to embody the modern day woman. The collection features illustrations of eight women

Rado Star Prize shortlist, by various

Watchmaker Rado and London Design Festival tradeshow Designjunction have announced the shortlisted designs for the inaugural edition of the Rado Star Prize UK. Young designers from all over the country

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,

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

Dough Universe, by Technology Will Save Us

London-based studio Technology Will Save Us has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new interactive learning kit for kids made out of conductive play dough. The product is comprised of

Design Dice, by Andy Neal

Creative block is a common plight for designers, who will often resort to word maps and image moodboards to spark new ideas. A graphic design tutor at Falmouth University has

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

The Pioneer Plaque replica, by Duane King

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to reproduce the original “galactic greeting card”; a communicative plaque that was sent into space in 1972 aboard NASA’s Pioneer 10 spaceship. The Pioneer

Jigsaw store concept, by Barber Design

This singular concept is for Jigsaw’s Cobham, Surrey store. Each new store has its own look and feel and this is the second one that Barber has worked on for the

TfL Brooch collection, by various

TfL has collaborated with Craft Central to create Underground inspired brooches for Clerkenwell Design Week, which takes place 23-25 May. Designers have taken their inspiration from the visual language of

Elemental, by Eser Güngör

Istanbul-based architect Eser Güngör has designed a range of home accessories made from materials collected from industrial sites. All of the products within the Elemental collection are made from brass

Time Machine, by Lee Broom

Lee Broom has housed his furniture and lighting collections from the last ten years in an installation within a disused vault at Milano Centrale station as part of Milan Design

The Colour of Things notebooks, by Tom Crawshaw

Designer Tom Crawshaw has created a series of six brightly coloured notebooks, called The Colour of Things. The notebooks feature foiled typographic covers, each with a collection of seemingly unconnected

Illy Art Collection, by Ron Arad

Illy Caffè has launched its latest Illy Art Collection of coffee cups, created by architect and designer Ron Arad. The cup collection features six abstract designs by Arad, inspired by

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

Nissan X-Trail 4Dogs, by L3

  Northamptonshire consultancy L3 has designed a car concept for Nissan tailored specifically for dog owners. Based on Nissan’s existing X-Trail model, L3’s design looks to recognise dogs as “an

Bonnetmakers project, by various

The V&A Museum of Design Dundee has worked with two local primary schools in the area to reimagine the classic bonnet hat for the 21st century. Schoolchildren from Rosebank Primary

Owen Jones stationery collection, by V&A and Papier

Online stationery retailer Papier has collaborated with the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum to produce a new stationery collection featuring designs taken from 19th century architect Owen Jones’ archive. The

The Trio of Time project, by Anicorn

Independent watchmaker and design studio Anicorn has launched the first stage of its project The Trio of Time, as it seeks to find collaborators to work with its brand. Here are

Alphabet Cities, by David Doran

Illustrator David Doran has created a new travel-inspired book of typographic prints called Alphabet Cities: Around The World in 32 Pull-Out Prints. The book features 32 pull-out prints with illustrations

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

Larios 150 bottle design, by Brandhouse

Branding consultancy Brandhouse has designed the special edition bottle for Larios Gin to mark the drink’s 150th anniversary. Larios 150 takes inspiration from the first Larios gin bottle from 1866,

Oblika Puzzle, by Jonathan Dorthe

  Canadian designer Jonathan Dorthe has created a geometric puzzle aimed at designers, architects and design enthusiasts. Oblika is an architectural puzzle comprising 22 geometric wooden pieces, which are all

Air-Ink, by Graviky Labs

Indian start-up company Graviky Labs has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Air-Ink, a collection of ink-based products made out of carbon emissions. Using its Kaalink technology, Graviky Labs is able

50/50 Everpress t-shirt collection, by various

Online retailer Everpress has released a collection of 50 t-shirts designed by 50 different designers and illustrators, including Supermundane and Hey Studio. Other featured designers and studios include Alec Doherty,

We Can Cherish book, by Belly Kids

Belly Kids has illustrated and published a new book about Sir David Attenborough, which looks to gather his “wisdom and knowledge” in one place. It features quotes from a selection of

Halo compostable coffee capsule, by Nils Leonard

Nils Leonard, former chairman and chief creative officer at Grey London, has launched Halo, an environmentally friendly coffee brand. The environmental design team at Halo claim to have developed the “world’s

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

Meat Bouquets, by Bompas & Parr

Bompas & Parr has created a series of meat bouquets for Valentine’s Day, featuring a selection of hung grouse, pheasant and quail dressed alongside botanicals. Each meat bouquet comes with

Games for Laurence King, by Angus Hyland

Pentagram’s Angus Hyland has designed two games for Laurence King publishing – Dazzleship Battleships and Rock Paper Scissors Bomb. Dazzleship Battleships is, as you might imagine, a twist on the

Delta tray tables, by various

Noma Bar has joined other graphic artists and designers in designing tray tables for Delta, which will be fitted to its 767 aircraft. The project, which is in partnership with

Musicon, by Musicon

Musicon has designed an eponymous musical instrument which looks to promote psychophysical and cognitive development in children. Musicon is made up of three main instruments – a mill, drum and

Brilliant Control, by Brilliant

Tech company Brilliant has announced its new Brilliant Control smart lighting device. By replacing an existing light switch with the tablet-like device, users are able to control lighting and temperature

Speaker kit, by Technology Will Save Us

Technology Will Save Us, which designs tech-based learning kits for kids, has come up with a new way of using its speaker kit. Now you can place the speaker under

Forma, by Alessi and Zaha Hadid

Alessi has revealed its last product designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid, for its spring/summer 2017 collection. Forma is a mirror-polished stainless steel grater inspired by “natural forms that

True Nordic, by various authors

A book on the influence of Scandinavian design on Canadian craft has been published by Black Dog Publishing. True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada examines how the era

Resin-cast furniture, by Zuza Mengham

Sculptor Zuza Mengham has been selected as one of Tom Dixon’s “rising talents” of this year. Her latest work includes a series of resin-cast furniture, including her Nexus Z-shape chair,

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