Bang & Olufsen is launching the Beovision Avant system in the near future. Billed as the first integrated widescreen TV and video system, Avant is designed by British-born freelance David Lewis. Lewis, who has worked for Bang & Olufsen for several years, says the Avant gives the illusion of having a screen suspended on a `wall’. This wall `puts a break between what the viewers want to see – the picture – and what disturbs them – the rear part of the TV set’. Also concealed by the wall design is the video recorder, which can only be detected by the tape slot below the screen.
From circular economies within fashion to rehabilitating indigenous communities, a crop of young designers are focusing on design’s capacity for social change.
The poster database is a partnership between Glug and It’s Our Time, targeted at people who have not voted before.
Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, The Liminal Space has created a travelling installation to help some of the 3.2 million UK workers who regularly contribute to the nightshift economy.
Cars: Accelerating the Modern World — the first exhibition exclusively dedicated to automobiles at the museum — explores the machine’s history and future.