Design Directory: Great Britain, by Penny Sparke, is published by Pavilion Books on 19 April. It is part of a series of books exploring countries with strong design backgrounds. Priced £9.99, it features an A-Z of classic and cult designs and a design history of Britain.
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.