New Labour’s message that high quality design can improve our lives seems to be getting through already. To London’s criminal fraternity, at least. Smash and grab raiders paid a visit to the Vitra Showroom in London’s Grosvenor Street in the early hours of 1 June, making off with a 3000 Eames Lounge Chair. Strangely, the matching sidestool was left behind. If you have been offered a cheap Eames chair in black leather with a cherry wood frame, or would like to sell one, do let us know.
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.
Eureka! has created a new identity for Bristol Old Vic, which is based on its archive of typography and poster designs dating back to the 18th century.
Humphries Kirk has worked with the Design Business Association and its members for 30 years, helping design studios grow, transition and close when necessary, having recently assisted the sale of
Children’s book illustration student Viola Wang has scooped this year’s top prize, beating over 80 other entrants.