Coming soon to that abandoned petrol station, run-down street corner or obsolete industrial building near you – a new Terence Conran restaurant! Only joking. We think. It seems that every building which falls into disuse is linked in the pages of the national press with the ubiquitous “design guru and restaurateur”. The latest one is the Art Deco control room at Battersea Power Station, which, The Daily Telegraph informs its readers, “isn’t Mezzo-sized but has beautiful panels and dials”. Good for clocking up the bills, no doubt.
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
From a fully functional American diner through to Google’s unnerving house showing how technology has taken over our lives, we round up our favourites from this year’s Italian design festival.
Research conducted into the diversity of the creative industries shows the sector on the whole to be hard to access for ethnic minorities, women and those from low-income backgrounds.
Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi talks about why he decided to create a new typeface that incorporates braille and letters to cater for both blind and sighted people.