The iconic Isokon Penguin Donkey, a 1930s free-standing bookshelf developed with the publisher, has been updated for the third time in its history by Shin and Tomoko Azumi. The original product was designed by Viennese architect Egon Riss in 1939, and reworked in 1963 by Ernest Race. Earlier this year, Chris McCourt, owner of Windmill Furniture, which produces Isokon furniture under licence, approached the Azumis to redesign the Donkey. The duo was briefed to design the piece in wood, but exact materials and colour were not stipulated, McCourt says. Donkey 3 is unveiled at 100% Design later this month.
Curated by Sea Design, the exhibition focuses on the geometric identity created by consultancy Roundel, which was used on British Rail’s freight trains in the 1980s and 1990s.
Rethinking Urban Mobility has been conducted by companies including Arup and the London Transport Museum, and looks at the impact of developments in transport such as self-driving cars on cities
Last week, we wrote about a series of long-lost Suffragette posters used to fight for women’s right to vote and work in the early 20th century. Now, we ask designers
The graphics of clubbing has been celebrated in a new book by designer Rick Banks. Now, designers reflect on their favourite nightclub identities from over the decades.