Science Museum mathematics gallery, by Zaha Hadid

The Science Museum’s Mathematics Gallery that will open in December has been captured in a new animation the shows the patterns of airflow around the Handley Page aircraft, which hangs at the centre of the gallery.  The layout of showcases, and development of the pod-structures around the airplane have also been informed by the airflow of […]


The Optic Cloak, by Conrad Shawcross

Artist Conrad Shawcross has created a new architectural installation in London, in collaboration with architectural practice CF Møller Architects. The Optic Cloak is 49 metres high by 20 metres wide, and is made of aluminium cladding with perforated, triangular panels. The Panels fold across the surface of the tower, which forms geometric patterns, to create […]


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 huge, rotating sculpture of metal panels aims to replicate the blades of an electric shaver, and creates an immersive experience around the gallery as it […]

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Impulse, by Lateral Office and CS Design

Lateral Office and CS Design, in collaboration with EGP Group, has created an installation which will illuminate London’s Leicester Square Gardens in October. Impulse is made up of 15 interactive, acoustic, light-up seesaws which illuminate and produce sound when in motion. The installation is part of a wider programme Pause and Play, which will see […]


Overlooked: The Gatekeepers to London’s Underground World, by Marina Willer

Marina Willer has curated an exhibition celebrating the beauty of London street covers, set to launch at Protein Studios in London this month. Overlooked, which is part of London Design Festival, follows the Pentagram Paper booklet of the same name and will unveil a new set of street cover rubbings from across London. The exhibition […]


Saudi Design Week, by various

Saudi Design Week will return for its third year next month, featuring more than 100 exhibitors, installations and talks encompassing the theme of “illumination through design”. Highlights include an exhibition looking at how to design for social welfare, featuring an all-in-one coat, tent and sleeping bag developed by students at the Royal College of Art […]


Voice of God installation, by Bompas & Parr

Bompas & Parr has created a “supernatural” voice installation for Hilton London Bankside, called Voice of God. The designers worked with acoustic scientists using voices that have been transposed to infrasound, giving visitors the impression of a divine experience. The voices pose questions about consciousness, perceptions of the physical world and the supernatural. The installation […]

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Tommy Cooper collection at V&A, by various

Poster designs, props and stage design notes are among the items of Tommy Cooper ephemera recently acquired by the V&A. The collection is the largest of its kind, comprising more than 116 boxes of archive material and 24 props and posters. Among the items is Cooper’s “gag file” – a large, alphabetically ordered paper storage […]


Pop-up V&A Dundee, by Tessa Asquith-Lamb and Martin Baillie

A pop-up book version of the V&A Dundee has been unveiled, created by designers Tessa Asquith-Lamb and Martin Baillie. The miniature V&A Museum of Design Dundee emerges from a large book, and is on show at Edinburgh International Book Festival, and sits alongside smaller kit versions to allow children to create their own paper museums. […]

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The Infinite Mix: Contemporary Sound and Image exhibition, by Hayward Gallery and The Vinyl Factory

Hayward Gallery is curating an off-site exhibition at The Store in central London, called The Infinite Mix: Contemporary Sound and Image. Created in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory, the exhibition will premier ten audio-visual works by a selection of international artists. Works being showcased include Jeremy Deller’s film about Japanese dancehall dancer Bom Bom and Cameron Jamie’s portrayal […]

Norton Priory Exhibition

Norton Priory Museum exhibition design, by Mather & Co

Mather & Co has designed the exhibition space for the newly reopened Norton Priory Museum and Gardens in Cheshire. The museum, which celebrates its 900th anniversary this year, has been redesigned to increase its display space by 60%. New features include an open storage display unit that runs the entire length of the ground floor […]


BEAM installation, by Wolfgang Buttress

Wolfgang Buttress has been commissioned to create an installation for St Mary’s Church in Wirksworth, to coincide with this year’s Wirksworth Festival. Drawing on the behaviour of the domestic bee population, Buttress will present BEAM as a continuation and companion piece to The Hive, currently on display at Kew Gardens in London. Featuring a mirrored […]

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]