Harrods describes its new escalator, due to be unveiled this May, as a “stairway to heaven”. Incorporating “immense stone columns, ornate bronzed balustrades, sphinx heads, polished granite floors and a ceiling depicting the night sky”, it has cost nearly 20m. All to take customers one step beyond the limits of good taste, judging from the description.
Having won an award for services to design education, we chat to the designer about why craft isn’t as important as we might think, and why recycling is a con.
Design Partners has unveiled a wearable heart monitor vest, which aims to provide a more comfortable experience and deliver more accurate data.
The opening of the exhibition coincides with the upcoming COP26 climate conference, and interrogates how design can tackle the critical problem of waste.
We speak to baton designer Laura Nyahuye about the work behind the project and how her Zimbabwean heritage influenced the design.