The Blow Up range of containers by the Campana brothers is being launched as part of Alessi’s spring/summer range. Created ‘with the idea of assembling hypothetical offcuts of steel wire and welding them together’, the Blow Up family of products is part of the Brazilian-born duo’s attempt to ‘express the contradictions of urban chaos’ using ‘hybrid, primitive forms’. The citrus basket (pictured) is made of stainless steel tubes, moulded together and measures 35 x 35 cm. Other designers featured in the collection include Ron Arad, Alessandro Mendini, Stefano Giovannoni, Miriam Mirri, Marta Sansoni and Richard Sapper.
Last week Wales’ Future Generations Commissioner suggested a “guaranteed state income”, similar to a universal basic income (UBI), for creatives would help mitigate the effects of the pandemic on their
Grade data released today shows 300 fewer students on art and design-related courses this year, with girls nearly three times as likely to study the subjects as boys.
The council has chosen design consultants Publica to provide strategic oversight for its £235 million plan, which may include “more plants, reduced traffic and fewer building emissions”.
Some 25 years on from its first launch, the series dedicated to great thinkers and philosophers is being updated with 20 more titles.