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.
WPP reports a faster-than-expected recovery in its half-year results, with branding consultancies among those capitalising on a shift towards digital media and ecommerce.
Everything from climate change to growing inequality is affecting the way homes need to be conceived and designers are rising to these new challenges.
London’s Old War Office has been reimagined as a high-end destination, with period-inspired branding from design consultancy Greenspace.
Design studio Blond has crafted the latest addition to the refillable deodorant landscape, which forms a patina over time.