Hong Kong group Design Innovation has found success with Quicksilver, a product developed for client ABC Communications. The palm-sized Quicksilver is a data receiver, which keeps investment-mad Hong Kong residents up to date with exact stock prices in real time. It sold out within eight weeks of launching – and a second-generation version is already under development. The device uses Alkaline batteries, and has a snap-on protective cover which doubles as a stand.
The sale of the independent brand consultancy will see it retain its creative independence and management, while it has also revealed plans to expand to Shanghai.
The car manufacturer’s I.D Buzz Microbus bears a striking resemblance to is original camper van made popular during the 1960s Hippie era, but is now all-electric.
The annual design festival is back for its fifth edition this October, and will feature Pentagram partner Naresh Ramchandani, Buzzcocks’ record sleeve designer Malcolm Garrett and an exhibition on Lucienne
A patent filed by the company reveals a mobile with thermal elements embedded into the screen, which would heat it up and fill any cracks if it became damaged.